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Archives for May 2012

Happy Memorial Day

We wish you a fabulous holiday weekend!!! We will be enjoying our family and friends this LONG holiday weekend.

Let us remember the soldiers who dedicated their lives for our freedom in the USA.

My Personal Artist is closed on Monday. See you on Tuesday!!!


Custom Beach Wedding Invitations with Watercolor Boardwalk

beach wedding invitations with watercolor artwork

The perfect wedding aisle for a beach wedding of course is a beach boardwalk. Brandon and Peggy wanted me to design a watercolor + letterpress wedding invitation for their beach wedding at the Ritz-Carlton. Luxe beach theme? Absolutely. The letterpress reminds me of ‘writing in the sand.’ I just adore how Peggy wanted a ‘hand-written letter style’ invite. Truly unique and yet chic.

The color combo is fresh, soft, beachy hues you can easily incorporate into your beach theme wedding or party.


Beach Wedding Guests are SHORE to Love Letterpress Invitations

beach wedding invitations with starfish

Chic beach wedding invitations? Absolutely! Handmade for a fabulous NYC costume designer . Gifted in an invitation box this 3-D nautical letterpress invitation SHORE is perfect for inviting guests to your seaside beach wedding. Very similar to our TREND-SETTING Seaside Stars Invitation The Claudine Design but now boasting letterpress and soft sparkling card color hues. Colorful shimmering cardstock, layered with 100% cotton invitation card wrapped with a double satin ribbon hand-tied into a bow, adorned with a white starfish. Elegant, creative, and fun. When you don’t want your guests to sport khaki shorts, a hula shirt, or a polka-dot bikini to your beach wedding nuptials, opt for this chic beach wedding invitation design!

UPDATE: My Personal Artist is now Mospens Studio!

Best Invitations in Akron / Canton Ohio

Akron, Canton, Ohio Wedding Invitations


Because of YOUR votes we *My Personal Artist Handmade & Custom Invitations* won THE BEST INVITATIONS on the Akron / Canton Ohio Fox 8 Hot List!!

James and I feel so blessed to work with you all.

We THANK YOU from the bottom of our creative hearts! <3


Happy Mother’s Day!

In my line of work, I am extremely blessed to work with hundreds of TRULY amazing mothers! I wish you all a very happy and most delightful Mother’s Day today!

I created artwork you can share with every mother you want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to. Go to Facebook, find the gerber daisy message, and click share either on your wall or with your mom or friend directly. xo https://www.facebook.com/MyPersonalArtist

{my mother in the studio making hand-made pom poms for the decor}

Happy Mother’s Day to my mother Pam! She has ALWAYS been there for me. She is super witty, fun, creative, beautiful, unselfish, kind, and a great joy in my life. xoxo

Have a lovely day. ENJOY!

Hand-Painted Watercolor Wedding Invitations

hand painted watercolor wedding invitations

hand painted watercolor flower wedding invitations

Hand-painted anemone wedding invitations custom designed for Candace and Kent. Once Upon A Time blue from Alfred Angelo paired with yellow watercolor. Simple elegance. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, Less is More.

This proof preview for Candace is to show how each flower may be hand-painted. The printing will be letterpress and I can not wait to update this post when the invite is printed to show you!

Just darling!

UPDATE! — The actual hand-painted letterpress invitation cards!

hand painted letterpress invitations

The blue letterpress was matched to Alfred Angelo’s “Once Upon A Time” blue. Hand-painted watercolor in hues of yellow.

floral wedding invitations painted

I hand-painted each flower (100s of them!)  one at a time with watercolor paint.

Truly unique!

Adorable Watercolor Recipe Cards

recipe cards

Recipe cards are always a creative way to get the bride-to-be ready to fill her dinner menus with great food!

I originally hand-painted the recipe card artwork for a very loyal client of mine. xo She was so sweet to make recipe binder books filled with recipe cards for her family and friends. Now THAT is a great cook and what a thoughtful gift!!

I just hopped off the phone with a lovely mother-of-the-bride and she is in charge the bridal shower invitations. She requested recipe cards as inserts. What an adorable idea! Each guest will bring their favorite recipe to start the bride (or groom!) off on the right step in the kitchen. Love this.

recipe cards

The 4″h x 6″w double sided recipe cards are $12.00 per 12. Personalized on the front. Complimentary lines can be added. Four sets of  3 designs as shown. Contact me today to order yours!

The ORIGINAL Wedding Save The Date Timeline

We thought the wedding timeline trend was such a great idea, we designed it 12 years ago.

This is the ORIGINAL wedding timeline I personally custom designed and created in the year 2000 for my clients Monica and Heath’s save the date. I’ve been seeing timelines popping up and really do get a chuckle. And recently when a client showed me one another person created, I just had to share this milestone with you. Yes it’s true! I was the first to design the timeline with fun hand-painted watercolor artwork. When my new client Erica requested I design one for her it brought back GREAT memories. So I dug out my good old iMac G3 and found the file! Can you believe it? I thought you all would enjoy seeing my original timeline. So here we are 12 years later designing another wedding timeline. So much fun! The NEW timeline …

wedding timeline card

I love my job and I am so grateful to work with such creative and amazing clients! YOU GUYS RAWK! Truly. I thank you for choosing My Personal Artist where we create ORIGINAL one-of-a-kind wedding stationery cards.

99 Most Inspirational Wedding Websites in the World

99 Most Inspirational Wedding Websites in the World

99 Most Inspirational Wedding Websites in the World!!! My Personal Artist Blog made the list! I am honored to be among the top 34 in the USA!!!! Along side ‘Martha Stewart Weddings’ and more! I FAINT!!

I started “blogging” back in 2000!!!!! My “journal” online was called “my thoughts.” Who knew that I would still be blogging 12 years later?! Time flies when you are having fun and doing what you love.

Thank you to all of you who voted. And a huge thank you to Zankyou Magazine and judges for the LOVE!!!