Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Woohoo!! My Letterpressed Christmas Cards were featured on Martha Stewart.com's top cards of the season!!


Friday, September 30, 2011

Marriage Certificate with Watercolor Leaves

Here is a marriage certificate I just finished with watercolor leaves and branches.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Maybe the Obama's Will Come??

Marriage Certificate wit Faux Paper Quill Design

Slate Blue & White Wedding Signs and Escort Cards

Marriage Certificate with vows, bird and twig design, and portrait of the couple's church

Purple, Lavender and Black Marriage Certificate with Custom Monogram

Blue & White Marriage Certificate to Match Invites

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stay tuned...

Okay folks I am getting very excited. I have my first letterpress job with my new press and I am printing THIS weekend!! Will post pictures when I am done!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A baby item!

Recently I had the pleasure of creating this sweet little keepsake. It is a piece to be frames and hung in the nursery and notates the new arrival's name, weight etc.  I had complete artistic license so I went crazy!  The room of this sweet little girl was pink and green, so I went with those colors. 

I have started watercolor!

Here are some pictures of a marriage certificate I did recently that features both hand calligraphy and watercolor flowers.  I had so much fun with this.  Even though the watercolor flowers are very time consuming (have to let each leaf dry before doing another one that touches it. I hope to be doing more of them in the future!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Some recent work


Check out the above link to some gorgeous photos of some calligraphy I did for a destination wedding in Mexico.  I did hand lettered envelopes, menu place cards, escort cards and a guest book sign for this sweet bride.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Style Me Pretty (again!!!)

A few months ago, the sweet and talented, Amy of Sincerely Yours Paper reached out to me to have some calligraphy goodies for her shop.  We got each others vision and enjoyed working together so much we will be and have been working with each other a lot lately.  One of the more recent things Amy had me do was hand letter a couple's name and some other cute sayings that I then scanned and then sent over to her.  Then she worked her paper magic!!!  The results were SO breathtaking that SMP featured them on their blog!!

Here is the link to Amy's write up:

Here is Style Me Pretty's (it's a GORGEOUS mock wedding style shoot!)


Just Googling Around

I was googling around the other day to see if my shop popped up anywhere unexpectedly and I found myself on Style Me Pretty!! I had the pleasure of lettering the escort cards for this sweet bride.  http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/gallery/maryland-mansion-wedding+3279

Friday, June 3, 2011

Exciting News!

Okay folks, I usually use this blog as a way to keep a running portfolio of some of my work, well today I want to share something I am soooooo..... excited about.  I am getting very close to officially opening my letterpress studio!  I have my press just about ready (thanks hubby Keith, for cleaning off the 5lbs of old ink and oil off of her!!), have all ink on hand, and just ordered my base for the press so I am almost ready to roll!  I will keep you posted. :)

Some recent work

Monday, May 2, 2011

My oh my.....

It has been a LONG time since I have posted on here. My memory card adaptor was MIA and what fun is a blog post without pictures??? 

Here is the most recent wedding certificate I have done.  The bride, Allison, wanted little birds that were fluttering and holding up the "ribbons" surrounding there names.  The whole certificate was done in black ink which married very well with the fun detailing of the sweet birdies. :)

The bride chose pencil lines for the signature lines, which I think is a smart choice. After the wedding, the lines are erased, and all you have is perfectly straight and layed out signatures.  And if you have 10 no shows, there aren't any extra lines hanging out. 

I think this is my new favorite....  :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A new item in my shop!

I am happy to introduce to you a new item in my shop.  I have had great sucess with my hand lettered marriage certificates and vows, no I am offering  short poems, sayings, quotes featuring my hand calligraphy.  These are your favorite words (40 or less) in your favorite color cardstock and your favorite color of ink.  These make the best little gifts.  Just pop it into a funky little frame (HomeGoods is awesome for this) and you are good to go!!  Perfect for bridesmaids gifts, mother of the bride/groom gifts, house warming present, birthday gift - you get the idea. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Some more pics of recent work