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Archives for December 2009

In the Studio :: Celebrating 2009

Looking back at 2009 in My Personal Artist Custom Invitations Studio, I reflect on all of the positive growth and blessings we had. First, I am truly grateful and feel so fortunate to again work with my husband James EVERY DAY in the studio. And LOVE working with my mother Pam, she hand tears edging, scents stationery, hand sparkles and hand ties the best bows ever!! Oh and we love the cakes and treats she brings into the studio!

My Personal Artist celebrated 11 years in business this year! Hard to believe, I know. You can certainly say we are pioneers in the custom, handmade invitation industry as only about 7 of us were online back then. (In the beginning I started our website on a free area AOL offered, then bought the domain name in 2000 and built our own site.)

2009 brought the most lovely clients yet! However, we are THRILLED to have started a fan page on facebook and see MANY of our fabulous past clients finding us now. I created many new custom hand painted motifs for clients this year. My personal favorite the hydrangea for JoAnn. And my favorite custom invitation design is Jillian’s moss filled box invite with the hand painted Italian statue.

Facebook and Twitter allowed me to connect personally with many OUT OF THIS WORLD wedding vendors and wedding industry greats. Wow. I adore all of you and I am truly grateful to have such great new friends.

We were recently named ONE of the “BEST OF 2009 WEDDING ECO-FRIENDLY DESIGNERS & VENDORS”! In 2010, we will continue to offer 100% recycled papers, wind mill manufactured papers, cotton letterpress invitations, tree free save the date cards and recycle all scraps of paper. We will also continue to buy and have trees planted!

This new blog *a wedding sketchbook* will continue to fill with my colorful inspiration boards weekly! Please bookmark us and check in daily!

Thank you all for your blog, fan, and/or twitter love! We are grateful for you! We wish you all a very HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!! xoxoxox

Cobalt Blue, Yellow and Silver Gray Wedding Colors

MANY of the brides I’m working with for SUMMER 2010 weddings are LOVING Cobalt blue, Yellow and Silver for their wedding colors!

The closest Pantone(R) color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Blue 281
Yellow 123
Silver or Gray Cool Gray 7

Bridesmaid dress Priscilla of Boston — Vineyard STYLE 1504 — Color Horizon … Wedding Flowers bouquet are from Beautiful Blooms, LLC via TheKnot.com … The table setting idea is from PartyRental Ltd via TheKnot.com … The yellow cake with white flowers are from MarthaStewartWeddings.com

Ice Blue, Coral, and Buttercup Yellow Wedding Colors

Mixing modern textures with nature and art! This fresh palette of coral, ice blue and buttercup wedding colors are perfect for your spring or summer wedding!

Coral floral bouquet from ProjectWedding.com … Calligraphy by Jennifer Gillespie … Bridesmaid dress via Priscilla of Boston Melissa Sweet ms223 … Cake by Nevie Pie Cakes …

The closest Pantone(R) color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Coral 1785
Ice Blue 278
Buttercup Light Yellow 1205

Teal + Yellow Wedding Colors

I just LOVE teal and buttercup yellow together! Perfect for a spring or summer wedding!! Fresh, fun and elegant!

Cake by tanaphotography.com … Yellow floral bouquet from TheKnot.com … Dessy Bridesmaid dress   2795 in ocean blue from Dessy.com… Flower girl dress FL4021 in buttercup and oasis sash from Dessy.com …

The closest Pantone(R) color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Teal 3025
Aqua Blue 312
Yellow 1225

This invite is a great match! Our Yellow Watercolor Hibiscus wedding invitations!


Sangria * Wine, Mauve, Dusty Pink Wedding Colors

SANGRIA or wine is super HOT for late summer, fall and winter weddings! Paired with light dusty pink and mauve with a splash of green is simply refreshing and fabulous!

UPDATE! Sangria is still HOT!! This new MODERN sangria watercolor save the date is perfect for your cranberry color scheme.

Custom save the date by Mospens Studio … Cake by photo by Jeremy Hess Photographers found on TheKnot.com … Dress by Priscilla of Boston in Wine … Tie by JCrew in Sangria … Bouquet by SwankProductions.com via TheKnot.com

Black and Dark Graphite look fabulous with Sangria Wine. If you are having an early fall late summer wedding beige suits would look beautiful.

The closest Pantone(R) color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Sangria / Wine 229
Mauve 675
Dusty Pink 684


Sky Blue, Lilac and Green Wedding Colors

I LOVE how sky blue POPS next to lilac! Perfect for a spring or summer wedding! Modern and FRESH!

The wedding cake is by TheSugarSyndicate.com … Lilac dress by JCrew … The wonderful hydrangea bouquet photo taken by Studio Tran Photography constructed by Bella Blooms-Floral, photo via TheKNOT.com

The closest Pantone® color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Lilac 256
Pistachio Green 367
Sky Blue 543

Blue, Pink, Purple Wedding Colors


This is my very first wedding color inspiration board on my BRAND NEW BLOG *a wedding sketchbook*!

Recently, after I was quoted in two wedding magazines, and after helping HUNDREDS of brides daily {{for several years}} with their wedding color inspiration … I decided to move my old blog to a fresh, colorful ‘blog home’ full of delight!

I am so super excited to share with you my daily wedding color inspirations that flutter through my creative mind. You will also find wedding inspiration ideas, CURRENT modern wedding invitation wording etiquette, my brand new and current wedding invitation designs, and more! So are you ready for more wedding color inspiration? Bookmark us now! I can’t wait!

The closest Pantone(R) color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Magenta 234
Cobalt Blue 2766
Purple 669

Flowers photo by stephaniewilliamsphotography.com … Dress found at theslightlyobsessivebride.blogspot.com … Seating card board found at theknot.com

Elegant + Creative Letterpress Wedding Invitations

letterpress wedding invitations

James and I bought our original Heidelberg Letterpress Printing Machine in May. We use to outsource our letterpress division to a large invitation vendor. Since May, we’ve printed our exclusive signature letterpress wedding invitations under our very own roof. We are very excited to SHOW you the quality of impression we can achieve. Shown above is a 110lb. 100% cotton card with black ink. As ALWAYS our hand painted wedding invitations and most of our exclusive signature collection designs can boast letterpress printing! Letterpress wedding invitations are TRULY LUXURIOUS and INVITING! Wouldn’t you agree?