Monday, February 27, 2012

Paintball Party Invitation

I had so much fun designing this paintball party invitation for a set of twins! What a fun party idea. These boys are going to have a blast! I wonder if I can get an invite...

Purchase your customized invitation here

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fun Framed Photo Birthday Invitation

Celebrate your child's birthday with this new, fun framed photo birthday invitation. Colors can be customized to match your party theme.

Steps to ordering this design
1. Purchase this design from the Etsy Store.
2. Include text, size to print and any color changes in the Comments to Seller box.
3. I will send you an email proof within 24-48 hours. You can request up to 3 sets of changes.
4. Once I have your approval, I will email your design to you in a 300 dpi jpeg file.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mini Pinata Party Favors

My daughter wanted a pinata at her party, but there were just too many kids coming to the party for this to be a safe option. So I had the grand idea to do a party favor that I found on pinterest... let's just say the easy step by step directions did not indicate the intense labor that was going to be required to complete the project. But, with great friends and family helping, we successfully made 33 mini PiƱata party favors! Did I mention we completed them with only an hour before the party!?

They were time consuming to make but a lot of fun! My daughter was thrilled and all her friends loved them! I did have one mom totally make my day when she called me a Super star and joked that I had set the bar pretty high. She even asked me, "what am I supposed to hand out now? Ipods?!" Hilarious and totally made it all worth it!!

I'll post a blog tutorial soon for any of you brave enough to try these!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Senior Portrait Photographers in Huntsville

There are many seniors looking for photographers in the Madison and Huntsville area.  Here are a few photographers that have donated their gorgeous photos to Belle as well as other photographers that I've heard great things about. If you would like to be included in this blog post and you're in the Madison/Huntsville area, please email I am happy to support fellow small business owners.

Any pricing information listed in this blog is information from the photographers website and or information given to us. The photographers have not promised any of the below pricing or information and can change their pricing at any time.  All pricing information should be confirmed with the photographer prior to your session.

Love, Louise Photography... Because every day has a story. Dana offers a simple session package - 2 hours and the CD of your images for $250.  You can then print as many or as few photos as you want, post them on facebook, etc. Visit Dana's facebook page here. Or email her directly with any questions or to set up your session,

$75 Sitting fee due at time of session. Additional Pricing can be found here. Take a peek at her Portfolio of Senior Photos here. Read more about Cindy on her website.

Casey's sessions are 1 hour in length and $175. Your session fee includes a CD with 25 images. View Casey's blog here to view some of her amazing photos. Click here to learn more about Casey's photography philosophy.

Bigelow Photography will travel anywhere in Limestone or Madison County. You can view her blog for pricing and session information here. Visit her facebook page to learn more about Sarah here.

And last but far from least, Shane Hunter Photography.

Shane's digital package for senior pictures is a flat fee of $125.  That includes the session, 2-3 outfits, 20+ professionally edited poses on a disk, and unlimited lifetime printing rights to all the photos. You can view more of Shane's work here.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Help us donate to ChemoAngels

As some of you know, Belle Announcements will be donating 5% of all sales in 2012 to ChemoAngels. Help me donate an additional $50 to ChemoAngels. You can do this by helping Belle reach 500 fans. I have been hovering at just below for ages and its time to go over the hill!!

If you have purchased from me, please consider writing a recommendation on my wall.  The option is on the right. This lets your friends and family know that you've seen my work first hand and approve 100%!

Then post a status update about me. I know it's easy to share a link and post it but please consider adding a personal touch about your experience. Use this link -

I really appreciate all our fans, clients and friends! You rock!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Last Minute Printable Owl Valentine Cards

This bold, fun Valentine featuring Owls is ready to print, sign and mail for only $3. This design is priced so that everyone can give a custom, beautiful valentine.  I recommend printing these 3 inches by 3 inches. Then cut a second piece of cardstock 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches to make a nice backing as well as a border.  Use a bold color to match the design or as I have shown, a sparkly slice of brushed pearl cardstock.

Purchase for $3

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pocahontas Princess Party Invitation

Having a Pocahontas party!? Celebrate with this custom invitation. You can purchase the printable for $15 or Cardstock for $38.50.
Pocahontas @ Zenware Designs

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mulan Princess Party Invitation

Thank you so much Zenware Designs! While I would love to design every single one of my graphics, there is just not enough hours in the day. So thank you Zenware for sharing your extraordinary talent with me!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Princess Jasmine Party Invitation

Celebrate your Princess with a Perfect Party Invitation custom designed with your child's favorite princess. Shop my Birthday Invitations.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pink Leopard Shower Invitation

New Design Alert- This baby shower invitation can also be a party invitation or bridal shower. Just let me know and I will customize it to match your event! The pink and black leopard print can also be customized to match your party.

Elegant Pearl Baby Shower Invitation

Elegant Pearl Invitation perfect for baby showers or bridal parties!
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New site coming soon

As many of you recently read on my facebook page, Belle is switching modes and I am so excited about the new direction. Motherhood changed the way I look at milestones and that is reflected in the fine stationery I design.  Belle Announcements shouldn't be a point and click site so I am making changes with the help of a very talented writer and will be updating over the next few weeks! Thanks for your continued support. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Houndstooth Monogrammed Stationery Notes

Personalized Houndstooth Monogrammed Stationery will make the perfect gift for the Alabama Fan in your life. Or treat yourself to custom notecards. Cards ship within two business days. Happy Shopping or should I say Roll Tide!

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