Saturday, March 31, 2012

Winners of the Owl Enclosure Card Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered the March Giveaway!! I appreciate everyone who "likes" us on facebook and takes the time to share us with their friends and family. You're my best form of advertisement so once you receive your cards, please let your friends and family know what you think about them! I'd also love to hear your comments so please come back to my facebook page and tell me what you think!

These make great gift tags for all those birthday parties you attend, or a small happy in someones lunchbox!

Winners, please email me at with your address.

March Giveaway Winners are:
Vicki Hargrave
Katherine Meier
Angela Thaxton
Kara Barrington
Tricia Mullins
Ashley Kokemoor
Anita Lloyd
Jennifer Jones
Ally Garrett
Marguerite Lee
Patricia Hege
Sherry Kell

This list does not include previous announced winners which I have listed below:

Owl Enclosure Card Winners - Caren Hosmer, Abigail Strong, Kimberly Pope, Becca Kubo, Kara Barrington, Ashley Roth, Katelyn Ilercil, Laura Broom, Nori Neal, Kendra Shearer, Tara Jordan, Rebecca Pepper, Marilyn Shiflett and Carmen Evans.

Easter Card Giveaway - Anna Vollers

Cat Card Giveaway - Rebecca Pepper

Bird Card Giveaway - Tina Batchelder

If you have sent me your address, your cards are on the way. If you have not, please do so now.

More Giveaways will be announced in April so stay tuned!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

More About Belle Announcements

Superior customer service is my trademark! I am a company based on a strong Southern tradition offering one-on-one customer service, quality products and a lasting impression. Belle Announcements is dedicated to the best customer service in the industry, something I believe has taken a backseat to speed and automation.

There is nothing automated about ordering with Belle Announcements. I will work one-on-one with you to design your card and I will professionally enhance your photos to remove the dirt smudged knees from your Easter photo!

I do not use templates. You are free to request color changes, additional fonts as well as add your personal photos. There are no upgrade fees. It's all part of the custom experience you will receive with Belle Announcements.

Snail mail is quickly getting lost in the “information overload” era of Twitter and Facebook. At Belle Announcements I believe that letter writing is the solution to the electronic clutter in our lives and I am  dedicated to preventing the extinction of this magical art. I am determined to make sure your birth announcement or invitation stays on the fridge for months. A beautiful, quality card will be gently placed in scrapbooks and memory boxes for years to come. I am here to design that card for you.

While it would be amazing to offer every type of card and theme, I simply can't at this time. I have recently added Paper Airplane & Blasting Off Moving Announcements as well as a new Baseball Themed Gender Reveal Announcement,  First Pitch.

One of the many reasons for my new Etsy store is to limit my time spend web designing and spend more time designing new Graduation Cards, Christmas Photo Cards, etc. I appreciate your patience with me as I make this transition between storefronts!

Giveaways and Coupons

Yes, I do offer giveaways and coupons. These will most likely always be on my facebook page. Please become a fan and stay-tuned. I do have an newsletter but I try to only send 3-4 emails a year so I save the really important and fun announcements for those.

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Printable but need cardstock

So you've found the printable design but you prefer that I print your design for you! Wonderful, I would love this opportunity. Please email me the design you would like as well as the quantity- remember that most cards require multiples of 25. I will set up a custom Etsy listing for you. If you prefer, I can take your order over the telephone.

Custom Designs

From t-shirt designs to invitations, moving announcements to hospital fundraisers, I can design for your event. Contact me for more information. It is my goal to offer a custom design for every budget so please let me know how I can spice up your event!

Gift Certificates can still be used

If you have a Belle Announcements Gift Certificate, you can still use it! Unfortunately Etsy does not allow for Gift Certificates but I will still accept current Gift Certificates. Email me for a custom listing on Etsy or complete your purchase over the phone.

Have you shopped my store previously?

Have you shopped my store previously? I imagine you're quite confused! My new site is about as different from my original site as possible!

I have exciting news! I have moved my store to Etsy, an expansive marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Etsy is now hosting my store so that I can spend less time on web design and more time on your design! When you visit my Belle Announcements website, you can still shop by clicking on "Shop My Designs" on your left.

New this year, I am offering Printable versions of some of my most popular designs! That's right, you can now purchase a printable jpeg image for $15. You can take advance of this reduced cost "printable" option and print in the comfort of your home office. You can also use the high resolution digital version as an Evite and simply send to all your friends via the internet. Many great money-saving options are now available!

For those that do not want to print their own, you can still purchase designs I have available in my Etsy store. Or you can email me for your custom design! I am dedicated to a quick turnaround time so if you're last minute shopping, I am here to save the day.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Graduation Announcements are arriving!

The tiny fist that first grasped your hand is ready to let go and take the next step in life towards independence.  From cradle to college you’ve been by your child’s side, and graduation is a milestone to celebrate.  As a parent we know that there are times we will want to remember forever, and graduation is one of those moments.  A graduation announcement marks more than your child’s accomplishment. It’s a statement of your family’s commitment to one another and a celebration of the hours you spent loving and guiding your child. 

Every school offers a cookie cutter announcement, but at Belle Announcements, Liv is committed to creating a design as unique as your child.  She can take the photo you’ve selected, professionally enhance it and design an announcement that marks more than a date... It invokes the memory of where your family has been and the road of success that lies ahead for your child.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chess Club T-Shirt Design

I had so much fun with this Chess Club T-shirt Design.  The children on this Elementary school team are so talented! I almost wish I knew how to play! Almost... haha! I am not sure my artist brain is ready for Chess just yet!  I hope the kids enjoy the shirts as much as I enjoyed designing them. This is a great example of the range of designs I do. I was asked to do this by a mom on the team who knew I did graphic design. You don't have to be a big corporation to enjoy a custom design. I design for every budget so please don't hesitate to ask me to design your t-short, announcement, etc.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Lazy Kitty Notecards

Introducing our new lazy kitty notecards with a spash of color! This black cat is the purr-fect way to say hi, thinking of you, or happy birthday!! You can purchase a set of these beautiful cards in my Etsy Store.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Bold Beautiful Bird Note Cards

You can win a set of these new cards by posting on my Belle Facebook Page under the Status Update for this design. Winner will be announced on Tuesday. You can also purchase a set of these beautiful cards in my Etsy Store.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fluttering Butterfly Birth Announcement

Announce your baby with this butterfly inspired bold photo birth announcement. Let me introduce your precious bundle to the world with a custom design and a simple, fast ordering process.

View this Photo Birth Announcement in our Store

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sweet Baby Bird Wall Art for Nursery

Fun new Wall Art for a sweet little girl. Baby sister received one to match her nursery so it was only fair that Big Sister receive one too! Each little girl now has one to celebrate their birth and add a personal touch to their bedrooms!

Order yours today for only $22

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Houndstooth Wedding Invitations

What better way to announce your special day than to wrap it into the context of other special aspects of your lives? Your love of each other is the only thing that eclipses your devotion to your university team. I was very excited to design this Houndstooth Wedding Invitation set for a couple who love the University of Alabama. Ggraduates of the school, Katherine and Lucas are proud to start their new lives with a wedding invitation inspired by their Alma Mater.

Houndstooth Wedding Invitation