wedding announcements

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Never in a thousand years did I think I would design a wedding announcement suite. 
Kenzi contacted me after seeing a few things I had posted on Instagram and commissioned me to design these for her upcoming wedding.  
I was super flattered, and couldn't wait to get started on her rusic-feel announcements using watercolor and calligraphy for their names.

Here is the finished product:

I had them printed giclee on fine art natural cardstock through Rowley Press.  If you are ever in the market to have your fine art prints printed, use them!  They primarily do letterpress, and did such a fabulous job with these giclee announcements.  They were prompt to respond to my questions and were SO helpful.  I can't say enough good things about them. 

I learned a lot in the process, and I will do more in the future.. stay tuned! ;) 


Calligraphy Made Easy | Basic Supplies

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

If you haven't jumped on the calligraphy train yet, I suggest you do so!  Pronto!  It's so fun, easy, and very relaxing! ..At least I think so....  ;)
Initially I got started at a calligraphy workshop with Melissa Esplin (link below), but then I've been watching videos on YouTube, reading the Modern Calligraphy book (link below), and I've just played around with different holders, nibs, inks, and paper.  Really, it's just trial and error until you find something you love.  The nibs and holders that I love may not be your favorite.  So get a bunch and just play!  It's so fun! (I can't say that enough!)

Here is a little infographic to show you what the very basic supplies are.  I've included links below!  Let me know if you have any questions!  I will continue to blog about this fun hobby, so stay tuned!

You can find calligraphy supplies at pretty much any craft or art supply store, I've included some links below so you know what you're looking for :)
My go-to places for calligraphy supplies are Hobby Lobby and Provo Art & Frame.
Hobby Lobby has a great starter package with a nib holder and a few nibs to try.
(look for acrylic-based or calligraphy inks. 
If your ink is too watery it will bleed!)
Nib Holders:
Get Started!
Hopefully this helps!  Have fun!
I will answer specific Nib questions in an upcoming post!  Sorry I didn't get to those questions quite yet in this one. :)

Floral Design by Erin

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Doing flowers is one of my many side jobs/hobbies.  I love flowers.  
How can you not?  They are so beautiful.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, right?

I mean...

Another Quiz

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

fun finds

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Here are some things I am loving lately:

this lipgloss, found at Ulta.

these jeans from Gap


this mascara (first..) then for extra wow factor + this mascara = a match made in eyelash heaven.

you're welcome!
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