Posted on October 19, 2014 by Cari
Categories: in THE STUDIO
With the growing trends and varying seasons, our Etsy shop is always ever-changing. But, we have a couple of recent changes we think will really spark your interest! Here’s what we’ve been up to…
We’re back at it! In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, we’ve added our popular laser-engraved items back into the Etsy shop. You can view all of these items by clicking the “Gifts” section in our shop menu. And the options don’t stop there – We’re currently finishing up some *NEW* items (think gorgeous lucite decor & children’s gift items) to add to the mix, so keep an eye out for those additions over the next week or so.
BONUS: Keep an eye on our Facebook Fan Page, too.
There might be a holiday coupon code coming your way soon!
Guess what?! We are now offering a limited selection of printable PDFs in our Etsy shop! These are perfect for the bride who enjoys DIY projects -or- is in a major time crunch. All items are priced to fit any bride’s budget, and all are available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD. How fabulous is that?

(Have a sign in mind, but don’t see it in our shop? Send us and private Etsy message & we’d be happy to quote you for a custom, printable PDF sign!)
What do you think of our latest additions? Any suggestions on items you’d like to see added to our shop in the near future?
Posted on October 15, 2014 by Cari
It’s officially Fall! Hooray! *happy dance*
My favorite season of all is upon us. My heart is happy, and so is my restless toddler – park days abound when the weather is cool. =)
For me, weekends are often spent at local Fall festivals or running errands near the mall. That always means a little shopping ensues! Besides getting a head-start on my Christmas shopping while I’m out and about (only 10 weekends left to shop? What?!), here’s what else is on my “must have” list for this season…
Of course, these are just a FEW of my current favorites. I should mention I’m also perfectly content when curled up on the couch with some hot cocoa, college football on TV and an Autumn breeze coming through the windows. =)
What are you loving this Fall season?
Posted on July 28, 2014 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
In recent months, I’ve come across many posts & comments about how wedding ceremony programs are just unnecessary. Brides have come up with many reasons to exclude them – some of the popular excuses I’ve found are:
  •     Guests just toss them after the ceremony
  •     Everyone knows who’s in the wedding party
  •     No one even looks at them
  •     It’s an unnecessary expense
I seriously beg to differ that they are a waste of time. Here is my rebuttal…
  1. These little cards are a wonderful, affordable way to subtly tie in your colors, monogram, or theme you’re using throughout the wedding. {Remember – it’s all in the details!}
  2. Your guests WILL look at them. Don’t you always appreciate it when the bride & groom provide you with information about those closest to them {the wedding party}, as well as what’s going on & what’s coming up next in the ceremony? You might also consider including song lyrics or readings/poems used during your ceremony – another great way to keep your guests engaged.
  3. Give your guests a reason to KEEP the program! Include your address where you’ll reside after the wedding, so guests can keep in touch with you. And why not also provide your photographer’s website/blog/gallery link, so they can view your wedding photos? Some guests even hang onto them for inspiration when tackling their own {or a son/daughter’s} wedding programs.
  4. When done right, programs can actually be extremely easy on the wallet. Have door greeters hand out the programs, giving only one per couple or family. This easy addition will greatly cut down on the number of programs needed. Also, be sure to check with your stationery vendor – a lot of them offer discounts on additional stationery if you ordered your invitations through them or order multiple items (menus cards, table numbers, favor tags, etc).
Don’t take your wedding programs for granted – they are truly underestimated! These can be a chic & affordable way to add color to the ceremony and keep your guests informed. I can say firsthand that the gesture will not go unappreciated!
I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud alumna of Purdue University (Boiler Up!).
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a graphic design & laser cutting business? My days are filled with pretty paper, blissful brides, half-finished sketchbooks, half-eaten lunches, and lots of cuddling with my little ones. I look forward to sharing with you all of life's fun happenings (both in & out of the studio) here on the blog!