Oh So Beautiful Paper, is one of my favourite sites. It’s dreamy and lovely and all about paper. So it was a happy suprise to find work on their today. Check out the link here!
April’s calendar is up in the freebie section! Get your’s here!
Go grab the March calendar! Find it here!
Time flies when you are having fun!
February came bustin in! I’m really feeling the love this month so far. My wedding stationery dance card for 2014 is pretty much full (if you are thinking about custom stationery, email me soon), and that makes my heart happy. I can’t wait to spend time creating and designing for my clients, making each design special, it’s such an exciting feeling.
I’ve also a few custom/print orders as well. and I’m now on Society 6. I’ll be adding a few different prints on their site and most of them can go on phone cases, clocks, mugs and pillows!!!
Slow down 2014! February snuck up on me. Head on over to the Lovely Gifts Page and get your new monthly freebie!
I don’t know why but I love Friday. It’s not the end of the work week for me, I work weekends.
This week I was able to get some new cards up in the Etsy shop. Lots of love cards, great for Valentine’s day or just because days. Find them here. They are packaged and ready to go. If you are in PEI, and want to pick them up, you can use the code HIYANEIGHBOR.
They will also be available at City View Bakehouse’s pop up sweet shop on Valentine’s day. For more info on her sweet menu, check out her facebook page. I think it’s pretty known, that I am a huge fan of hers. Her cupcakes are unreal.
I also created a new little fella, he’s kinda my mascot. Isn’t he the cutest?!
Hope you are staying warm and cozy on this blustery day. Just a quick post to say I’ve add more prints to the shop. These prints are hand lettered and so adorable. 1st one is the an ampersand filled with you, me and us. Hand lettered, would look amazing in a photo college on the wall or for wedding decor. Link Here
Next is “You are my greatest adventure” (Link). I love the ocean, and have had this print in my head for a long time. I’m glad to finally get it all done on paper. It also has been handlettered. So cute!
My last print that I’ve created is “Dreamland”. I had the song “Dream a little dream of me“, stuck in my head on Friday night and when I woke up on Saturday morning, I just knew I had to create it! Get it here!
As always many thanks to my sister Rachel (Blog HERE) for taking these shots!
It all started around 4 days before Christmas Eve. I was dreaming of my annual Christmas dinner and making a to-do list in my head. That’s when it hit me. Why don’t I style up my Christmas dinner?! I immediately texted Rachel Peters and as usual she texted me back with “I have so many ideas!”. When I announced it to my husband Dwane, he wondered why I would want to add more work into an already busy time. The answer is simple.
It’s not work. I love it, it makes me happy.
Creating details has always been a treat for me. I enjoy thinking about paper types, colours and textures. These details that may seem like extra to-dos make me beam with happiness. Paper details are an endless pool, so many options!
When you think of the holidays most people think of using trees and branches in their schemes, but because of my husband’s allergy to trees, we had to improvise, so instead we used a lot of fresh herbs and a paper wreath in our decorating.
We also used photos from the previous years celebration to decorate the wall and I designed a fun menu featuring more hand lettered designs.
I also got to the chance to use one of my latest skills. I’ve been practicing my hand lettering, it takes a little longer but the results is extra special.
I love having my family over for the holiday dinner. It’s so nice to be able to all sit around the table and talk about the year, there is so much love in the room. It’s the perfect end to the year.
The lovely folks at Pretty my Party, featured our little party today on their blog (here). My amazing sister, Rachel captured the event as well as provided a special midnight snack treat for us to provide as a takeaway. Not sure mine made it to midnight. Kiss the Bride provided us with chair covers and sashes and charger plates. Having all these little details really helped to complete the look and bring it all together. Looking at it all again just makes me want to plan another party or have more turkey!
When trying to describe their work, a lot of designers use the word custom. For each designer, it can have a completely different meaning, so I really wanted to take this chance to show what custom means to me.
For me, it all starts with a blank screen and a page full of notes. Yup, that’s it. I start my software (Illustrator) and start laying out every detail. I really like to work this way because I feel that I get to fine tune every part of my work.
For this lovely shoot that we recently had featured on the amazing Wedding Chicks site (here), the inspiration process started at the beautiful location of Clinton Hills. Talking it out with some of our amazing vendors. From my iPhone notes and some quick chatting, I worked out a colour scheme and what elements I wanted to use. Later at home, I began to draw (by hand) out my designs. For this shoot the cooper and bronze tones of fall were highlighted, along with using a few modern touches. Sometimes it’s a bit hard not to fall into the 100 percent vintage look because it’s amazing style. I really wanted to add those modern touches, so I added in a few sparkles and the triangle pattern to my leaves and flowers. From this point once the stationery set is created and the mood is set, I move on to other supporting paper products like the menu and seating chart or place cards to ensure that everything falls into place. Creating from blank really helps to showcase individual styles, everyone has a dream wedding in their head and matching that dream, is one of the best feelings a designer can have.
I’m that person that loves the different textures, so I added an embossed feel with the cooper ink. It’s a slow process to use but it always looks so lovely! Our decor designer Jane of Modern Jane Design did such an incredible job with the tablescape. The whole shoot turned out incredible and we have so many people involved, everything was just so beautiful! Here’s a just few my of my favourite shots
They all make me giddy, seriously my sister Rachel, knows how to capture everything so perfectly!
All the amazing vendors are:
Rachel Peters of Rachel Peters Photography / Jane Gallant of Modern Jane Design / Jennifer Clark of Kiss the Bride /Jennifer Prinz of City View Bakehouse / Michelle Cudmore of Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist and Cheryl Weeks of Cheryl Weeks Hairstylist
Venue: Clinton Hills / Kelly Moorehead of The Perfect Pear Bridal / Michael Jackson of Prestige Floral Studio / Groom’s Attire: Moores Clothing / Peter Norton of Nortons Jewellers / Glassware & Cutlery Items: Caseley’s Tent Rentals / Knitwear: Northern Watters Knitwear