Posts Tagged ‘letterpress’
…Gorgeous & Modern Sunflower Letterpress Invites!
If you’re planning a sunflower wedding, send a little extra sunshine to impress your guests! Do so with these stunning swirly Sunflower Letterpress Invitations which I recently featured over at OneWed.com Savvy Scoop Blog…
What is letterpress? “The art of letterpress involves inking raised type and then impressing it directly onto the printing surface. The result is an impression that you can see and feel.” – Denise Johnson
This gorgeous design can also be printed in the colors curry and brown! Choose from several different pieces to complete your perfect invitation. Want to get a feel before you order your invitations? Get yourself a sample by clicking HERE.
Brides, if you love the look but you’re on a tighter budget, no worries. Consider the option of printing digital instead! Digital printing is also a faster option if you’re in a bit more of a hurry.
Also, if you’re looking for even more happy, sunny and lovely sunflower wedding inspiration, visit the entries I posted about my cousin’s sunflower wedding by clicking HERE and her sunflower bridal shower by clicking HERE. Let the sun shine in!
…In Honor Of The 2009 Wedding Pledge!
A few weeks ago, I decided to take the 2009 Wedding Pledge started by Bride Tide. I know, I was a day late. Oops! While there are so many people in the wedding industry and in my life that I admire and would love to mention today, there is one who has constantly been a driving, motivating force and huge support behind this blog. My aunt, Denise Johnson – the owner and letterpress designer behind Bellis Studios!
The day Denise married into our family was the day I gained another amazing aunt, friend and now mentor too! To know her is to love her, and I definitely do. I am blessed with a wonderful family and I’m so happy she is now a part of it! Her kindness is simply unmeasurable. As is her generosity, patience and talent!
When my husband and I were planning our wedding, she surprised us by offering to design our invitations and programs for us. They turned out amazing. It was then I realized just how creative she was, and we immediately clicked. Since our wedding, she has also given her time, using her extreme talent and creativity to design invitations for my other family members and friends. I know, how lucky are we!?
On her Bellis Studios Blog, she writes,
“I married a man with three sisters and they all have daughters…seven of them (and one, very out numbered, son)!! I wasn’t in the picture when they were little. I came along when they were teenagers and I’ve watched them grow into beautiful young women. And now, I’m getting to know them better…through their weddings.”.
While I love her and am so grateful for her designing all of our invitations, it’s not the only reason I’m spotlighting her today. After realizing how much we had in common and that we both enjoyed being creative, we became even closer. I always tell her that she’s not only an aunt, friend and mentor to me, but she’s also like the older sister I never had. I hate to say older because she doesn’t look it one bit! She’s beautiful.
(Photo by Bellis Studios)
Now that I’ve told you a little about her, let me skip ahead a few years. After our wedding, I began helping friends and families plan their weddings, showers and events. The corners in my home were beginning to pile up with magazines, pages torn out, tucked into folders which I hoped to eventually organize to share but just never found the time. I was becoming an inspiration pack rat! Somebody had to stop the madness. Seriously.
So like a fairy blog mother, Denise came to the rescue and brought to me the idea of starting a blog to keep all of my ideas and thoughts in. With a blog, I could more easily share ideas (without the cluttered mess). It was then, that my blog, “It’s A Jaime Thing” was born. All thanks to Denise for encouraging me to start it!
For days and days, I would sit at my computer and write, posting pictures I loved, craft ideas, shoes…you know, pretty little happy things. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months and months into years. The title of my blog was never really planned, it was just “me”. This blog was something that became my hobby. Filled with things I loved. It became my own little creative outlet in this world – my own little corner of the web. It turned into a “Jaime” thing.
Since, I’ve had the opportunity to keep my “creative juices” flowing, all while hoping to inspire others along the way. I’ve also been blessed and lucky to meet some amazing people in the wedding industry and attend some really fun, inspiring events! Each day I write, I learn something new and push myself to find even more ideas to share with you. I enjoy every single second of it! Soon, with the help of Denise, I’ll even be launching my upcoming, newly redesigned site.
Denise has stood right beside me through the entire time, supporting me, designing the new site and helping come up with ideas for it! That’s one thing I didn’t tell you about her yet. Not only is she an amazingly talented letterpress expert, but she’s also quite handy at graphics and web design! She’s helping me turn my new blog into something sweet for you…and I can’t wait to share it! It’s coming soon…I promise.
After taking the time to read this (thank you!), I hope you can understand why I admire my aunt, Denise Johnson so very much. If you’re planning a wedding, I encourage you to consider her and her shop at Bellis Studios as your invitation and creative source.
She’s not only great to work with and talented when it comes to design and color, but she’s truly a wonderful, caring, sweet person as well, who I’m lucky to have in my life. Cheers to you, Denise! Thank you for all you do, from the bottom of my heart!
Like I said, to know her is to love her…
…Great Gift Idea For Music Lovers!
Have you ever seen Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist? These letterpress record coasters remind me of something straight out of that movie.
Imagine giving these as a gift to your fiance! Or, perhaps you could use these to decorate the bar at your wedding.
I could also see these being given as favors to guests!
…Let’s Give Recognition To Our Favorite Peeps In The Wedding Industry!
There are so many professionals in the wedding industry who I adore and look up to. Whether it’s because of their creativity, hard work, inspiration, dedication or just plain kindness, they deserve to be recognized! I bet you know of several or at least one. Who in the wedding industry pops to mind that you’d like to honor?
I’ve taken a pledge. I will publish a blog post on Tuesday, April 21st, about a person (or few) I admire in the wedding industry, but only if twenty other bloggers will do the same. Take The Pledge!
Want to go the extra mile after taking the pledge, to make it a bit more personal?
Send each of your favorite people a lovely Poppy Letterpress Card by Bellis Studios to let them know they’ve “popped to mind” and that you’ve given them recognition on your blog. Wouldn’t that be such a nice thing to receive in the mail? I know it would bring a smile to my day…
…Two Fabulous Giveaways Going On Now!
If you’re looking for some wonderful bridesmaid gifts or just happy little treasures for yourself, I’ve got you covered. A couple of my favorite peeps are hosting some fabulous giveaways!
My good friend Sharleen, of Etsy’s Shartreuse shop is giving away a 5×5″ Filtered Sunlight Photo Block, a Pretty Yellow Mum Pendant both from her shop and also a Set of 6 “Fresh” Letterpress Notecards from Bellis Studios! Hurry, her giveaway only runs through this Monday, 1/26/08 and then the winner will be chosen on Tuesday, 1/27/08. Good luck!
To participate in her giveaway, click HERE and leave her a comment.
(Images thanks to www.shartreuse.wordpress.com)
But wait! There’s one more! My friend Missy of Isn’t She Lovely is also hosting a giveaway. If you’re looking to find something unique for your ring bearer to carry down the aisle or just a special little keepsake to hold your rings in after the wedding day, she’s giving away this To Have & To Hold Ring Bowl from Paloma’s Nest! She’ll be choosing the winner on 1/31/08!
To participate in her giveaway, click HERE.
I’ve decided to run my very first poll here on the blog and I’m hoping you’ll participate. Pretty please? With a cherry on top and rainbow colored sprinkles too? You’re the best! Based on your results, I’ll be posting some fun new things on the blog to better inspire you.
Don’t see your plan as an option in the poll? Care to share with other brides where you’re getting your invites done or where you’ve found a great deal? Please feel free to comment below! I really appreciate your time, thank you! And of course, happy planning!