Infontuation | Carolyna Pro Black

August 31, 2012
This, my friends, is my favorite, most recent purchase. I purchased it a few weeks ago from Emily Lime's Etsy shop and could not have been happier. She is a typography genius! I can not wait to see what she comes up with next! This typeface has a larger price tag than I typically like to spend, but it is worth every penny and then some. I don't know why I held out for so long! (I've shared it's sister font, Carolyna Pro before. Also very gorgeous!). I used CPB in one of my new stamp designs and it has been my best seller. You can check it out here.

From MyFonts:
"Carolyna Pro Black is the bolder sibling of Carolyna Pro. It is an elegant yet whimsically handwritten calligraphy font that was created with readability in mind. It uses open-type features to assist with letter flow and to give each creation that modern, hand-lettered touch. With over 1000 characters, there are many stylistic alternates to choose from, tons of foreign characters so you can write in other languages, and fun swashes to give headings a little something extra. Note: This font works best with open-type friendly applications."
Again I say, EMILY, I can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)

Purchase Carolyna Pro Black: Emily Lime Design | MyFonts

In the Studio | Party Straw Calling Cards

August 30, 2012
I have the best intentions of sharing my recent work on this blog but somehow I always fall behind! Regardless, today I'm here to share a fun project I worked on a few weeks ago! Back in March, you may remember, I had the opportunity to attend the AH Inspired workshop here in Nashville. Well, Amber brought the workshop back to Nashville and I was able to convince my friend Ashlee (we met through work and have so much in common. She is super creative and has big dreams just like I do. Needless to say, our dinner dates last for hours!) that she needed to attend the workshop! She is in the very beginning stages of her business so she doesn't have any branding collateral quite yet and she wanted to give the other attendees something they would remember. I suggested she give striped paper straws and attach her information to the package, because who doesn't love pretty striped straws? I just created a simple card with her information and I think they turned out super cute after Ashlee assembled! I can't wait to see where and how her business grows! :)


In the Studio | Sweet as a Peach

August 29, 2012
This summer, Southern Weddings has added a new column, Summer in the South. I have loved every single one of these posts. They are so fun! Well, thanks to these posts and the ladies over at SW, I am now aware that it has been National Peach Appreciation Month. Who knew there was such a thing? One thing I have been well aware of here lately, is that people love Southern Sayings and they love the color peach! My Sweet as a Peach print has been added to so many treasury lists on Etsy, I've lost count. It's been one of my best sellers! I'm thinking about selling it with gold foil - I think it would be gorgeous! :)

How do you feel about peach? Love it, hate it? I have to say it has definitely grown on me this summer!


In the Studio | Bride + Groom Money Shower

August 27, 2012
Happy Monday Tuesday, folks! I was in Ohio this past weekend and just got back late last. I'm exhausted but happy that it's only a 4 day work week! :) I just wanted to share this invitation I did for my aunt who was throwing my cousin, Adrian and his future bride, Amy a money shower! When my aunt started talking about a "money shower" she got some negative feedback since it doesn't exactly fall into the good ol' southern tradition category. But, Amy has already had her traditional, no boys allowed, bridal shower, and the two live together in their new home and have had a housewarming party. The registry has been covered so we decided to throw tradition out the window! I forgot to snap some photos of the actual invitations (which we sent in black envelopes) so this digital version will just have to suffice!

In the Studio | Sweet Southern Charm Print Collection

August 6, 2012
Hey y'all! Just wanted to pop in and share the full Sweet Southern Charm print collection! I've shared this collection before, but at the time there were only 9 and now there are a total of 15! I love these so much and even more, I love that other people love them! Today, I was informed that they (only the first 9) were shared over on Sweet Tea and Cornbread's Facebook page and so far it has 514 "likes" and has been re-shared 1,271 times (and counting...). That's a lot! And since I have yet to share all 15 here on the blog I thought it was as good a time as any! My favorites are Bless Your Heart, Thank You Kindly, Sweet as a Peach ... OK, who am I kidding! I love them all! I am in the process of hanging 9 of them on my wall. It was hard for me to leave any out, but I thought 15 was a little overkill! ;) I'll share pictures soon! Anyway, if you're interested in purchasing one of these prints (available in 8 x 10 and 11 x 14) head on over to my Etsy shop! Enjoy the rest of your evening!