Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Enter to win Sweet Summer Notes

Enter to win a set of Sweet Summer Notes! Winner will receive a set of 10 cards/envelopes. 2 of each design shown. Entires are open worldwide. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mega Summer Giveaway

Who doesn't love receiving snail mail?! How about five snail mail gifts? Enter for your chance to win the Mega Summer Giveaway. The winner will receive five separate packages from 5 amazing women! Starts: June 7th Ends: June 21st Rules:
  • 18 or older
  • US Resident
  • Must like all 5 Sponsors Facebook pages
  • Winning entry will be verified before awarded. Therefore if you said you commented on the blog and that's the entry that won but you didn't comment, we go to the next winner.
  • "Tuesdays with Tucker 'N Kisses from Cooper"Art Print from artist, Ann-Margaret(value $20)
  • Happy Camper Icon Coin Purse and $10 Gift Certificate from Thirty One consultant Sarah Mohr(value $25)
  • Three Shakeology Sample Packs from Fitness Coach Alicia Tanner (value $15)
  • Gorgeous Handmade Journal from The Nib and Quill (value $37)
  • 25 Folded Notecards from Belle Announcements (value $46)
  Enter our Mega Summer Giveaway by following this link 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Avoid these pitfalls when ordering wedding invitations

Ordering wedding invitations can be both fun and stressful. It's an exciting time for you and you're ready to start spreading the news. Let's begin with when your wedding is going to take place. Are you a year out? 6 months? Consider sending a Photo Save the Date Card such as this Alabama Football Ticket Save the Date.
Alabama Save the Date
Save the date cards should represent who you are as a couple as well as individually. This couple shown above love Alabama Football. They contacted me 6 months before their wedding and asked me to design a Football Ticket Save the Date. These are sized 2 by 5.5 just like a regular SEC season football ticket.

Before you order your Save the Date cards, please prepare your guest list. It is important that you nail it down as soon as you can. This will allow you to begin ordering Save the Date cards, Wedding Invitations, party favors, etc.  Ordering too many or too few can be a very costly mistake. 

After these Save the Dates were completed, we began work on her wedding invitations. Wedding invitations should be sent 6 weeks before the wedding. However, don't wait until 8 weeks out to order. Begin talking to an artist 4 months in advance. This gives you and the artist approximately 1-2 months to work together on the design. If you have found a template online you're satisfied with and prefer that to working with an artist, order the invitations 3 months in advance. This Alabama fan wanted her wedding invitations to be funky, modern and have clear text that made sure every attendee knew family was welcome. These requests are very specific and not something a template would offer so she chose to work with an artist at Belle Announcements. This is the wedding invitation she and Liv designed. 
Alabama Houndstooth Wedding Invitation

It is important that you review all your options. You can shop templates on a wide variety of stores but you can't request changes to those templates. You see an online proof and then it prints. Proofing is much easier and more likely to catch errors if you have a printed version in front of you. Even a low quality proof that is emailed to you is better than proofing on a screen. Have several pairs of eyes that were not involved in the text to review it for errors. 

Getting married? Let's talk!! Visit my store and send me a convo! I would love to design your unique invitations based on your personal style. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

She Leaves A Little Sparkle Wherever She Goes

New Vintage Typography Style Wall Art - She Leaves A Little Sparkle Wherever She Goes. What do you think!? You can purchase this as an $8 download and hang immediately or have me print on card stock in either 5 by 7 or 8 by 10. Or, get super fancy and order it professionally framed in a Boutique frame!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New Anniversary Print

Celebrate your family with classic vintage photos. The text on the top and bottom can be customized. Choose to receive a 10 by 20 photo print, a photo print with mat board backing or a professionally framed print in a rum colored frame. The frame has an aged appearance to the edges to compliment the vintage photos used in the print. Perfect addition to any home.