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Guys, Put It In A Letter…

April 15, 2011

…Then Put It On Her Finger!

Maybe you’re just dating.  Maybe you’re engaged!  Maybe you’re already married.  Who knows, who cares?  You do!  Which is why you should totally consider getting all romantic on her.  How so?  By writing her a love letter she can always keep close at hand, or rather, on it!

(“i (thou) Ring” by OneOriginJewelry on

Slip your love note into this charming and unique love letter ring.  Let it melt her heart, then prepare for one big, fat kiss!  Who knows, maybe you’ll even score a home-cooked meal.  Or, if she’s anything like me and can’t cook, perhaps you’ll get a uh, turkey sandwich instead.  Hey – nothing wrong with turkey, man!  Cheers!

Color Inspiration: Pantone Fashion Color Report

February 11, 2011

With Denise, Of Bellis Studios!

I wasn’t too sure where to go with this weeks color inspiration.  Then I opened an email from Pantone and BAM, color inspiration overload!!!  Pantone released their Fall 2011 Fashion Color Report yesterday.  Even though this is their Fall Report, I think there’s plenty of inspiration here for the Summer and even Spring bride.  Where do I start?  I have inspiration for several weeks here…

Thank you Pantone!!

The first thing that hit me was the cover of the report:

I’m partial to yellow, especially that yellow!  Pantone is calling it ‘Bamboo.’:

“Bamboo, a surprising fall hue, brings a warm, exotic flavor to the season.  Like a filtered sunset on the waning days of fall, Bamboo is a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone.  This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top 10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle.”

Oh that Honeysuckle, Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year!  I’ll say Bamboo pairs dramatically with it, remember my first post.  I teamed it up with Snapdragon, a shade of yellow that’s very close to Bamboo.

That’s not all that hit me.  Bamboo is the color I use in my ‘Katie’ Sunflower invitations!  I call it Curry, but it has the same green undertones.  I just finished printing the ‘Katie’ invite for a Spring bride, but we switched out the black for Eggplant.  Eggplant, hmm… very similar to Phlox don’t you think?  The results were gorgeous!

I’ve got Spring and Summer on my mind and I really don’t want to rush through them!  I’ll pretend we’re not talking Fall just yet and focus on the beautiful colors instead.  So what do you think of this palette?  Take the Pantone color survey and let me know what you picked!

Thanks for your guest post, Denise!  Brides, if you love her sunflower design and absolutely must have it for your own wedding, contact her by visiting her online at Bellis Studios.  Happy planning!

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!

A Tiny Party…

December 8, 2010

…Go Ahead And Throw One This Holiday Season!

The holidays always seem to fly by so quickly, don’t they? Don’t let them slip away yet! Why not plan a last-minute holiday fiesta, even if it is just a tiny party with a few of your closest friends? Start with these trendy lil’ holiday party invitations from

(Photo credits: Holiday party invitations from

These make me want to get in on hosting a lil’ soiree of my own! Hmm…maybe I could do one like this fab gingerbread house decorating party, recently featured on the Tiny Prints Blog! So fun – 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!

If Guys Sent Holiday Cards…

December 6, 2010

…They Might Look A Bit Like This!

Seriously, dude. “Dude…”, I swear this is the universal greeting for men! Makes perfect sense why they’d throw it on a card and mail it if they had to. Key phrase - if they had to! Right?

(Photo credit: via Claire & Me Designs)

Guys, these could also be a great way to ask your friends to be groomsmen, you know. Dude. Why not? Seasons greetings! :)