Landscape Illustrations as Invitation Art

“Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.” […]


A Wild Week of Contrast: From Vegas to Zion and back!

Today is my first day back in the studio from a whirlwind 8 days out west.  As most of you know the hubby and I are big travelers.  One of our most beloved places on earth (besides home) is Utah, namely Zion National Park.  When I heard of the location for Engage 09!: The Encore […]


Feeling alive, getting inspired.

Last night, I posted an interesting question on Twitter.  Certainly not a question that has never been asked before, but an interesting one just the same.  The question was simple –  “what makes you feel most alive in your work?”  I immediately thought of the question I am asked so often – “what inspires you”?  […]


An Artsy Vow Renewal Celebration

When it comes to parties, weddings and anything celebratory I am just bursting with ideas.  My mind first wanders to ponder all the exciting stationery opportunities that are possible. You can imagine my excitement when the hubby and I decided to throw a bash celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary next year!  Beginning with a few […]


Opulent Versailles: A Baroque-Inspired Collection

Working feverishly to overnight a few carefully crafted menus and table names to arrive in CA just in time for a Wednesday photo shoot. The design direction included words like, ornate, detailed, Versailles, Baroque along with a palette of whites and gold. The menus are highly painted with freehand swirls, curls and white highlights. I […]


Inspirations – Hotel Fauchère

This afternoon I am creating a design for Michelle that is entirely inspired by the Moroccan tile floor at the Hotel Fauchère in Milford, Pennsylvania. I revisited the website today to gather images for color direction and created a simple inspiration board. I am obsessed with the look of the bar – everything from the […]


Who I admire?

So I took the pledge and today is the day to name the five wedding professionals that inspire me most! If you recall I posted last week regarding Bride Tide’s call to bloggers. I promised to blog today about not just 1 but 5 people in the wedding industry who inspire me! So let’s get […]


I’m taking the pledge!

Photo courtesy of Christine Gallagher Photography Will you take the pledge? I did! The Wedding Pledge created by asks us to “publish a blog post on Tuesday 21st April about a person in the wedding industry whom I admire”! Since I cannot pick just one person I have decided to post about 5 wedding […]


Kristy Says take a moment and enjoy the ride.

I woke up this morning to see a dreary day outside my bedroom window. The clouds were thick and the air was crisp. I finished working very late yesterday evening, slept for a few hours and embarked on my day early. The studio was quiet and provided instant comfort from the cold. My studio, a […]


A Peek into the Studio – Brunch, Buckles and more!

This week at the studio we are working like crazy to ship nearly 12 completely custom orders. Here is a peek at Kristin’s beautiful buckle invitations that went out yesterday. In addition, I just completed stationery items for the I DO Brunch and Eventology o9!  


A Beautiful Mess! – An improptu Friday evening post

We had a blast today at the Studio. Days like this make me laugh out loud, cherish every moment and feel unbelievably blessed to be making art with these great designers I call friends. Laura on the left working on Lynsey’s new sample and Jess working on Eva’s – thanks guys for a great day!!! […]


My new papers have arrived!

I love paper…well maybe that is obvious. I do however make sure never to use stunning papers as a crutch for my designs. When I see a paper that inspires I imagine how my artwork can improve or enlighten the use of decorative papers. Anyway, not to get too philosophical! I order paper from everywhere. […]

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