Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

It can be difficult to put into words the impact of a moment.  How can I describe a collection of stories, laughter, conversation that courses through my mind like strong coffee on a clear, sunny morning?  Inspiration is plenty these days.  It seems we don’t need to seek it out, it finds us.  However, what we do with that inspiration once its initial novelty wears away, is what speaks of our true entrepreneurial nature. If you’ve followed my blog for some time you may have heard me speak of these Engage experiences.  I am back from Grand Cayman and while […]

Yesterday I shared a look at Tara and Kristopher’s tropical affair.  Today I have more including the massive stationery collection designed for them!  Tara is a stationery junkie to say the least.  We spent hours thumbing through papers and experimenting with painting techniques.  Tara’s design even inspired this look seen in Inside Weddings, a favorite hand picked by the editor from our current project gallery at the time!  Tara’s paper story began with painted bamboo save the dates embellished with a sketch of her Chinese character tattoo meaning “mysterious”. Gold stocks,  a palm leaf pattern from Envelopments and a punchy […]

In October of last year I met Daniela at Engage o9!: The Encore in Las Vegas.  After a fun dinner and some time to chat an idea was born!  Daniela from Bella Signature Design emailed me after returning from the conference with the New Year’s Brunch tabletop shoot concept.  A few words from Daniela like, understated, elegant, gold and pink were all I needed to vision the stationery pieces.  The shoot took place on the Seattle coastline, complete with gourmet goodness from Carla at Bainbridge Style, all captured by talented UK photographer  Philip Meadows.  One of my favorite people Caroline […]