Sunday, April 29, 2012

Newly Updated It's All About Me!!

First and always, I am a mom to two beautiful girls. I am also someone who loves snail mail and art. I would imagine my love of snail mail began when I slipped a small scrap of paper inside a balloon and sent it off into the clouds. My tiny note sailed from Dearborn, Michigan to Cleveland, Ohio and into the hands of a dear couple who shared my love of pen and ink. Homer and Doris would soon become my pen pals, my confidants and my family. My youngest is named after Doris.

When I had my first daughter, I combined my love of art and computers with my love of snail mail and began sending milestone cards. These cards were announcements of all that my tinybear was up to. From first steps to eating her first banana, they were all amazing accomplishments that I felt our friends and family would enjoy. These cards soon blossomed into designing baby announcements and shower invitations for friends and then friends of friends. Before long, I had started a business.

Five years later, my small business has become a business that reaches all over the United States, Canada and into Australia. My passion for texture and ink has made a mark and I am thrilled to be a graphic artist who is dedicated to preventing the extinction of the magical art of letter writing.

I am thankful for the support and business I receive. 5% of all sales are donated directly to ChemoAngels. ChemoAngels is a non-profit organization dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing IV chemo treatment. Read more about this organization and you'll see why they were the perfect fit for Belle Announcements.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vintage Typewriter

I'm a busy bee today! Typing little notes and sending little happy's in the mail! Typewriter's rock!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

New Princess Party Invitations

Here are some brand new princess party invitations available in the Etsy store.

Instagram to win!

Do you love instagram as much as I do!? I am having so much fun playing with all the photo filters. Post your favorite instagram photo on our facebook wall for your chance to win the Princess Gift Tags!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Folded Penguin Notecards

Talk about custom!! This sweet kiddo received completely customized folded notecards. She wanted a girlie penguin with lots of pink. Here is the end result with design on the front and inside. I printed these on watercolor cardstock. This type of cardstock has a rounded, cotton texture perfect for young writers.

How cute is she!? Order here

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tiffany inspired Bridal Silhouette Shower Invitation

This bridal silhouette has been very popular with lots of custom color requests coming in. Here is the most recent, a tiffany inspired teal with plum! The photos for this wedding look amazing from the flowers to the bride's dress. I was so excited to be part of her celebration.

Order this design with custom colors to match your wedding!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jen McWilliams for Keller Williams in Madison, Alabama

For the past six months I have had the honor of working with Jen McWilliams of Keller Williams Realty in Madison, Alabama. In September, Jen made the exciting decision to advertise on the Monaco Pictures big screen! Lucky for me, Jen knew exactly how she wanted her advertisement to look. She simply needed help getting her idea to the big screen format.  Six months later her ads are going strong, her business is booming and I am thrilled to be part of it! In celebration of Red Day, Jen has updated her ad to reflect an exciting opportunity to donate to Habitat for Humanity!

In case you want to participate and donate to Habitat for Humanity, here's the info!

Join us at Keller Williams Realty Madison
1593 A Hughes Road in MADISON

Enjoy LUNCH for donation to Habitat for Humanity!

Donate home goods for Habitat’s ReStore such as:
Light fixtures
Plumbing fixtures

PICK UP SERVICE available. 

Special Thanks to
Hunter Homes and Progress Bank

Houndstooth Save the Date Photo Card

Celebrate your Crimson and White Wedding Bells with this Alabama Houndstooth Inspired Save the Date Card personalized for your wedding day.

View in my store

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April Stationery Giveaway

It's GIVEAWAY time! April's Giveaway is a set of Sparkly Princess Gift Tags. These amazing cards are printed on 130 lb Pearl Cardstock for an absolutely gorgeous finish. Use a sharpie, attach to your birthday gift and wala! Enter to win by posting on this blog post, I will add additional options to win later this week. FIVE winners will be announced on the 30th of April. Additional entries are available on my facebook page.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

PJ’s and Pancakes and Pillows, Oh My!

There is nothing better in the world then a stack of hot fluffy pancakes, dripping with butter and warm maple syrup.  My eldest would live on them if I allowed her.  Recently I ran across a couple of birthday breakfast ideas that intrigued me. With the help of friends I started putting a plan into action.

Liv (my wonderful creative guru at Belle Announcements) came up with the perfect design for the invitations and accessories.

We used cute little pillows to decorate glass jars, pajama tops and presents as toppers for fruit skewers, and lastly personalized water bottle labels.

Monday, April 16, 2012

NEW Pinkalicious Party Invitations

My daughter recently celebrated her 3rd birthday at the Pinkalicious Party Palace here in Huntsville, AL. She had such a good time! They do a fantastic party. The teens that work the party are high energy and the princess dresses are not your typical disney dresses. The girls had such a good time getting their hair, nails and make up done. My happy princess inspired these two new pinkalicious inspired invitations. What do you think? Stripes or Polka dots?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vintage San Francisco Bridge

Here is a vintage style, Tiffany inspired bridal shower invitation with chocolate brown accents.

This bridal shower invitation is available as a $15 Printable. This means you take the image file and print at the location of choice such as Walmart, Shutterfly, etc.

This is also available as a Cardstock design starting from $38.50 for 25.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tiffany Inspired Bridal Silhouette

One of my most popular bridal shower invitations is now available in delicious Chocolate Brown with Tiffany inspired accents. Announce your friend's bridal shower with this stunning and classic invitation without breaking your budget! This is available as a $15 Printable. This means you take the image file and print at the location of choice such as Snapfish, Costco, etc.

This is also available as a Cardstock design starting from $38.50 for 25.

Shop this design

Monday, April 9, 2012

Chess Club T-Shirt Featured in Huntsville Times

I am very excited to see the Chess Club T-Shirt I designed for Rainbow Elementary featured in the Huntsville Times today!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Vibrant, bold Silhouette Enclosure Gift Tags

Just in time for spring, these bright lemon inspired silhouette Gift Tags will be a perfect compliment to all your gifts. Simply tape to the present or punch a hole in the card and attach with ribbon!

Purchase a set of 50 for $24