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An Easter Egg Hunt…

April 23, 2011

…For Creativity!

This is the first Easter I get to color eggs as a mom, so I’ve been really looking forward to it all week!  We plan on doing the traditional dyed eggs but I’ve also got some other ideas up my sleeve.  Check out the collection I’ve pinned up for inspiration this weekend!

(Photo credit:   Inspire Co. )

(Photo credits:  L ~ Sweet Paul found at Space For Inspiration and R ~ Home Road )

(Photo credit:  Annaleenas HEM )

Love ‘em?  Click the links below each picture to see how they were created.  Need more Easter egg inspiration?  Visit the other eggs I’ve collected by visiting me on Pinterest.  Happy egg styling!

Color Inspiration: Honeysuckle

January 28, 2011

With Denise, of Bellis Studios!

Hello everyone! This is Denise, from Bellis Studios. Jaime has invited me to do a few guest posts on one of my favorite things, color. To kick things off, I picked Pantone’s 2011 color of the year: Honeysuckle (Pantone 18-2120). It’s a bright pink, with lots of red in it.

Admittedly, I was a little surprised by it at first. Why would Pantone pick such a bright color? According to Pantone, “Energizing honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges.” If you think about it, it really makes sense. This recession has been going on forever and we’re all ready for some spirit lifting!

I teamed honeysuckle up with an equally confident color, snapdragon (Pantone 14-0827). I think they play quite nicely together!

You can read more about Pantone’s 2011 color of the year here.

If you like the dresses shown in my inspiration board, you can find them at The Dessy Group. They carry all sorts of styles in Pantone colors like honeysuckle and snapdragon.

After working with this gorgeous color, I had to design an invitation using it. A touch of snapdragon yellow and soft natural green accents. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding! If you’re interested in this design, let me know and I’ll make up some comps. You can find me over at Bellis Studios.

Thank you Jaime for allowing me to guest post. I’ll be back next Friday with more color inspiration!

Color by COLOURlovers

Vintage letters found on Pinterest.

Agave and Honeysuckle Candle.
Victorian Earrings in Mustard.
Vintage Kentucky Wedding, floral arrangement.
‘Your Heart in Exchange for Mine’ print.
Rosette Headband with Vintage Jeweled Accent and French Netting

Thank you so much, Denise! Your invitation design is gorgeous, I absolutely LOVE it! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Brides, be sure to follow Denise on Twitter @BellisStudios and “Like” her on Facebook. Also, check out the other lovely paperworks she’s designed over at her shop. Cheers!

Girly Parisian Pages…

December 8, 2010

…Oh, How I Love You!

Real quickly – before the baby wakes up, I just HAD to post these for you. Purrr beauty, these works of art are not only adorable but also affordable! Frame to create beautiful gifts for your bridesmaids or the holidays.

(Photo credits: Artwork by Purrr)

Lovely, aren’t they? See more by visiting the Purrr Etsy shop and show the artist some love by commenting on her Purrr Blog. Simple, little pleasures!

A Win, Win Situation With Bellis & Shartreuse Studios!

December 2, 2010

…Cozy Up With Winter Goodies!

Congratulations to Allison, of Manic In The City and Angela, of Angela’s Kitchen, winners of the 2011 desktop calendar giveaway! Not Allison or Angela? Fear not. The hosts are offering my darling readers (that includes you) an exclusive discount this week - 15% off! Just use promo code jaime15 at checkout when shopping at either Bellis Studios, Shartreuse Studios or both.

(Photo credits: via Bellis Studios & Shartreuse Studios)

Hurry, the code expires on Wednesday December 8, 2010. Happy shopping!

A Custom Canvas Giveaway & More!

July 25, 2009

Celebrate With Me The Official Launch Of The Newly Redesigned “It’s A Jaime Thing”!

We’ve finally launched, welcome to the new site! To celebrate (because I’m super excited!) the launch of my newly redesigned blog, my friend Stephanie from Geezees and I have teamed up to bring you one very fabulous giveaway!

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Stephanie’s custom canvas designs are the perfect way to display your love to each other, whether it be in the form of your wedding picture, an old love letter, your wedding vows, a poem or lyrics to your favorite song!

In love with this idea? Me too! Scroll down for details on how to win your very own Geezees custom canvas and more!

Geezees custom canvas art makes a great gift for weddings or any special occasion!

Let Geezees create a wedding gift for your favorite couple, a sentimental token of friendship for your maid of honor, a cherished gift for an expecting mom or any other special person in your life. These would also make excellent anniversary gifts!

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have your very own piece of custom canvas art? Well here’s your chance, my dears! Ready for the details?

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Stephanie has generously offered to give a custom designed canvas to one very lucky winner! This lucky-ducky winner will get to choose between a 9×12 Custom Canvas With Words & A Photo or an 8×14 Custom Canvas With Words!

Guess what else? Because she’s so incredibly sweet, she’s going to give a second runner up a Geezees $10 gift certificate that they can use towards their own online purchase at! On top of that, she’s offering a 5% discount to readers throughout the duration of the giveaway! This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only (I’m sorry!) and will end at midnight CST on Friday, July 24, 2009.

***Just a note*** We like to keep it friendly and clean here, so be nice! Any negative comments posted will not be published and will not count as an entry. To keep it fair and drama free, winners will be chosen via a random generator. The first winner picked by the generator will be announced as the grand prize winner shortly after the closing date. Both winners will be notified by email and will have to claim their prize by contacting me within one month. If the prize is not claimed within that time period, a new winner will be chosen.

To enter, you must simply LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST (only one entry per person please)telling us how you might design your custom canvas if you are chosen as the winner! Share your vows, a favorite poem, song – whatever it is. Need inspiration? Take a peek at Stephanie’s creative Geezees blog! Some comments might even be featured on the blog to give other brides inspiration for their own weddings!

Get creative, have fun & spread the word. Good luck and of course, thank you so much for reading!

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Bachelor Pad Meets Newlywed Love Nest!

June 22, 2009

…It’s Easier Than You’d Think!

Marrying an amazing man but your plans are to move into his bachelor pad? How on earth are you going to mesh your girly stuff with his guy decor? Let’s face it, his ideas of home decor may not at the top of your design dream list.

He loves you, so I’m sure he won’t mind you adding just a few touches, right? It’s not like you have to stick flowers everywhere and paint the walls pink, for goodness sake. I suppose you could…but why not compromise instead and combine your style with his? One of the reasons you’re getting married is because you mesh well, right? So I’m sure your walls can too…


(Photo credits: Top & Bottom Middle ~, Bottom Left & Right ~ Geezees)

With a little help from Etsy seller Geezees, you’ll have your newlywed love nest redesigned in no time! Use your wedding vows, love letters or wedding pictures to create different sized custom canvas wall art. Stylish, unique and affordable wall design…that will work well with no matter what strange things your man previously decorated with!

When you invite your friends and family over, you’ll be proud to show off the place you’ll now call home! You’ll love it, he’ll love it, they’ll love it. Maybe you can even create smaller ones as gifts for your friends, family or bridal party. A little something special they’ll never forget. Cheers!