Each year we visit a pumpkin patch and it’s one of my favorite things to do in the fall. We carve some of our pumpkin haul into jack-o-lanterns and paint others with bats and spooky words. Using paints and markers are a fun kid-friendly way to include even our littlest in the pumpkin decorating. But we set aside at least one which will turn into our Thankful Pumpkin.Read More
Does the thought of fall make you think of everything pumpkin spice? Me, too. Those sweet lattes are one of my favorite fall treats! Enter the homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe - Enjoy!Read More
If you’re looking to add acrylic signage to your wedding but you’re just not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! If you’ve hired a calligrapher, chances are he/she will be able to create your acrylic signs for you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do them yourself if you’re feeling creative! Here I’ll walk you through the different ways to create your acrylic signs and place cards. Enjoy!Read More
It’s almost time to mail out your invitations and invite your guests to your wedding. YES! If you’ve opted to use wax seals to add another layer of personalization. That’s great!
I LOVE incorporating wax seals into my designs. I quickly realized that there was more to wax seals than just melt and stamp! If you need help on how to use wax seals, read this blog post. Otherwise, keep reading for top wax seal tips and troubleshooting. Good luck!Read More
Wax Seal Stamps can provide unique, creative, and personalized touches to different elements of your wedding. Now, I am sure that many of you might think of wax seals being from a different era, and this is true, but they are making a hard and fast comeback in the weddings of today. If you are anything like me, a stationery addict, after reading this article you will not want to reserve using your wax seal stamps for just your Big Day. Even though this article is focused on using them just at your wedding, I hope it inspires you to use wax seals for other special occasions throughout the year and to have a variety of seals to choose from so you can make any occasion a unique and personalized one. Trust me the beautiful wax seal stamp will make a stand-out impression on your wedding day and will leave your guests amazed and speechless.Read More
If you’re looking to add wax seals to your wedding envelopes but you’re just not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! Now most stationers and calligraphers will be able to add wax seals for you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do them yourself. Here I’ll walk you through the different ways to make wax seals. Enjoy!Read More
I’ve been using HoneyBook since 2018 and cannot imagine running my business without it! There are so many Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms to choose from these days but HoneyBook, in my opinion, turned out to be a dream come true.Read More
A super quick and easy way to personalize that bouquet for Mother's Day. I love this one because it's something you can pull off last minute yet it's super thoughtful. And if you have kids, they can easily do this one with you (or diy it for you!).Read More
With each hand lettered fabric piece I share, returns compliments followed by questions of how?!? One thing I LOVE about stretching my creativity is getting to share my process with others. You may be wondering just how to write on fabric, too. So follow the instructions bellow and I'll walk you through the steps for writing on fabric, which you can then turn into thoughtful gift wrap or anything else you can imagine.Read More
Now that you're in the planning stages you will no doubt be scouring magazines and the web for all things wedding. While there are SO many places to find inspiration from weddings all over the US (and beyond), I realized there wasn't exactly an easy-to-find list of Southern wedding blogs - specifically written by bloggers and pros located in the Carolinas.Read More
You probably had a piggy bank growing up. Maybe it was shaped like a horse or a frog- who knows. The point is, most savings banks look a bit childish. That's where this tutorial comes in.Read More
DIY Project: Hand Lettered Mason Jars
You've been asking for more tutorials so here you go! I put together this tutorial on how to put your hand writing on mason jars just for you. This is just one of many new DIY tutorials coming to the blog so check back often.Read More
Must Have Wooden Wedding Signs - PLUS: tips for displaying them during AND after your wedding!
Wooden signs are a great way to welcome your guests, direct them to the ceremony or tell them about your signature drink.Read More
A new year brings lots of new products. Take a look at out line of stationery featuring original pressed petal designs paired with plum, blush, magenta, white and kraft envelopes. Something for everyone. Everyone who loves beautiful paper that is...Read More
DIY Project: SWEET BABY MOBILE
Step by step directions to creating your very own Ethereal Nursery Mobile. This was a larger project (space wise) than most of my paper projects so I it took up the whole kitchen table. Luckily, this is an easy peasy craft so you'llRead More
Lush greenery is a great choice for weddings and events. Either as a theme or an accent color green leaves and vines mix well with other florals and make for pretty watercolor designs.Read More
Have a plain kraft bag in need of a facelift? Turn your paper bag into the perfect gift bag just by adding hand lettering and a matching bow. Bonus points if your lettering something occasion specific. Think 'Congrats!' for a graduation gift, 'love' for a wedding or anniversary gift, 'be mine' for Valentines Day, etc. This gift bag was made as part of a wedding gift hence the hearts and love!Read More
So your BFF is getting married and you want to get her something really special. Maybe you're the one getting married and looking to add some creative, out of the box items to your registry. We get it. That's why we compiled this list of 7 Creative Wedding Gifts just for you.Read More
An ethereal, fairy inspired nursery by Raleigh Calligraphy & Design: We used a soft green color for the walls with green bedding. Light green and pale pink were our color scheme for her nursery. I created a watercolor sign on a large, stretched canvas and then lettered on it with our little ones name. The name sign hangs above the crib.
I couldn't find just the right mobile to fit the vision I had. I was picturing a soft colored, woodland inspired mobile. The type of place a fairy might live.
I know. I know. That's really specific and kind of a tall order for a mobile. So with that in mind I set out to create the mobile myself and love how it turned out!Read More
"I exist in two places; here and where you are." -Margaret Atwood.
To me this is one of the best quotes to sum up parenthood. If you are a parent or a parent to be then this quote probably hits home. Once you become a parent so many things change. And one of the biggest changes...Read More