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. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mark Twain Watermelon Print

Mark Twain, with his cool mustache, is one of the most frequently quoted authors in history. He spent a lot of time down South so it only makes sense that his classic quote should hang on your southern wall. 

Huckleberry Finn is still one of my top ten favorite books and should be quoted daily. Here is a print of his summer quote, When one has tasted it (watermelon), he knows what the angels eat. 

Purchase yours here for $8

Fun new moving announcement

Fun new moving announcement featuring Sherlock Homes, The Big Bang Theory, Buffy and More. 

Purchase yours in my Belle Announcements Store

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Celebrity Baby Names Shower Game

All the Instant Download Celebrity Baby Name Shower games are on sale for $7 through April 15th! Many colors available. If you do not see the color you need, request a custom color! No added fees!

Purchase yours in the Belle Announcements Store here

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Chemo Angels Needs Your Support

I have been a volunteer with ChemoAngels for the past 10 years. I have been a card angel, a gift angel, a senior angel and even and admin angel. It is the true art of letter writing put to work! An angel in this program writes weekly letters to a patient going through IV Chemotherapy. It's a great way to offer support and encouragement on their journey to good health.

March is ChemoAngels official fund's drive. When so many other non-profits are requesting money through the mail and sending you free labels to give them a donation, ChemoAngels spends their money on the patients. They do not pay their staff and can survive on a small budget of $5,000 a year.  This non-profit is HEART DRIVEN! Please consider donating by clicking this link.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top to Bottoms Bowtique Bunnies

I am in love with these bunnies made by the very talented Stephanie Yeager! They are cute little gift bags and so absolutely soft.  I honestly can't decide if I want to stuff them so they can be snuggled or put treats in them.

I love that I was able to choose the ribbons and have the names added.  I was thinking I would bring them out a few weeks before Easter and have surprises show up in them but that was before I felt how soft they were.  You can purchase yours by visiting Top to Bottoms Bowtique. They are only $8 until the end of February. Click the images to enlarge.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

New Celebrity Baby Shower Games

Match the Celebrity with the baby name game. You will receive a digital download link after you purchase so you can instantly download. The PDF file will contain two games per 8 1/2 by 11 page and one page with the answer key. 

There are 26 celebrity couples on the list. This design has a matching invitation, additional baby wishes shower game and cupcake toppers available in my store. 

If you prefer another color, please email me for a new listing. No additional charge. 

You simply print and cut. You can print as many as you need.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Custom Con Kasterborous Tickets

These were designed for three young Dr. Who fans that are attending the Con Kasterborous event in June. They were printed and adhered to a thick matboard for quality and longevity. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Camouflage Laser Tag Cupcake Toppers

You are purchasing a jpeg file of 3 cupcake topper designs. They are 2 inch circles with your child's name and age. I can customize all text so if you are not having a laser tag party, I can remove the lasers and update the text. If you prefer another style, please convo me. I am happy to design a new cupcake topper for you. There are no additional charges for this.  PURCHASE HERE.

A matching Laser Tag birthday invitation is also available in the store. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Quick Printable Children's Thank You Cards

This is a super simple thank you card prepared with big bold print perfect for children. The instant download is an 8 1/2 by 11 for easy printing on your everyday printer. You can print as many as you want. Trifold and place in an A10 envelope.

This instant download was made for quick use at a cost everyone can afford. $1

If you prefer different text for another occasion, please let me know. I am happy to design a new thank you card for you at no additional charge.

Purchase here and download instantly.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jack and Coke Christmas Gift

So while some of my friends received "We could all use a little extra DOUGH this time of year" gifts. Others received, "We could all use a little extra JACK & COKE this time of year" gifts with mini Jack Daniels tied to a glass bottle of Coca Cola. This one was a hit!!