Monday, November 30, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


 With Thanksgiving safely tucked behind us, the holiday season is in full swing. To help kick off the season, Designed By M.E. Stationery is offering free shipping on all holiday card or invitation orders placed by December 15th. Visit our Etsy Shop for our current holiday card designs.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Something New: Custom Card Boxes

One of the reasons I love Twitter is that I follow so many talented and creative people and I'm exposed  to an abundance of wedding ideas and products. The custom card boxes made by Marni Gold of Creative Custom Cardboxes really caught my eye. They are a great alternative to the birdcage or mailbox and they are customized to match your theme/colors!



photos courtesy of Creative Custom Cardboxes
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Friday, November 20, 2009

S'more Great DIY Wedding Favors

I saw this DIY idea over at Twig & Thistle, and I cannot get it out of my mind. Wouldn't these make a great winter or fall wedding favor? Oh these ideas I find make me want to do it all over again (with the same guy, of course). Have a great weekend!
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Monday, November 16, 2009

A Little Romance-The Wine Bottle Wedding Guest "Book"

A recent client, Meghan, asked me to make her this sign to match her wedding invitations...

photo credit: Gardner Studios
and I loved her unique idea! Instead of having their guests sign the traditional guest book, they signed one of five bottles of wine, which Meghan and her husband Chuck will open and enjoy on their milestone anniversaries.

photo credit: Gardner Studios
I also found this photo where the bride used bottles of champagne instead of wine.

photo credit: project wedding
And they used a cork as a stand to hold the card in place.

photo credit: project wedding
I love the idea of having something that you and your husband will enjoy for years to come. Isn't it romantic?
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday Cards are Here!


I know, I know, it seems early to be posting about the holiday cards in my Etsy Shop. But I've started listing them and I want all the early birds to know. Check the shop often for my new designs.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Top That!

I've always been wedding obsessed, but even more so now that I'm Matron of Honor in my little sister's wedding. Recently, while browsing Etsy, I found these custom wedding cake toppers in the Lollipop Workshop Etsy shop.  Simply adorable.


Photos courtesy of Lollipop Workshop

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Free Shipping!!

Designed By M.E. Stationery is offering FREE SHIPPING on all wedding invitations and wedding stationery orders either from our website or from our Etsy Shop for off season weddings (Jan - April). Orders must be placed by Dec. 1st!! Designing will begin closer to your wedding date.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Calling all DIY Brides!!

Did you know that you can order the materials from Designed By M.E. Stationery to design and assemble your own stationery?

We offer the full Envelopments® line! If you are interested in placing an order, please email me: info@designedbymestationery.com or fill out this contact form and I'll be happy to help!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Birdcage Veil

Birdcage veils are becoming more and more popular and I just love them! They have a vintage look to them and are usually combined with a jeweled clip or feathered headpiece with netting that only covers the face. Wearing one allows you to be a glamorous, non-traditional bride.

I found this pretty one in heknowsmyname's Etsy Shop.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just listed in the Etsy shop!!

I know I've been MIA for awhile...I'm so happy to be back! I could go on and on explaining where I've been, but I think just saying I got a bit overwhelmed with life will sum it up nicely.

So, moving forward...

I just listed my bird Thanksgiving cards in my Etsy shop. They are perfect for letting all of those special people in your life know they are appreciated.
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Perfect JerseyTomato

This is a photo of a perfect tomato that came from my garden! I may be a little too excited about this than I should be, but this is the third year I've had a garden and the first time a tomato came from it without one blemish on it. It was almost too pretty to eat, but we did, and it was delicious.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Dancing Down the Aisle

This has been going around for a few days...but just in case you haven't seen it yet, it's pretty funny.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

June was crazy!!

Whew!! I've been buried under stacks and stacks of wedding invitations and I'm happy to say that although I'm still very busy with wedding invitations, programs and reception stationery, June was a bear and I survived! This photo is from an order I just shipped last week and is what my work space looks like almost all the time lately, piled with paper, invitations, wedding programs or cards.

This past weekend I recharged my batteries by celebrating the 4th of July and Jackson's 5th birthday (which is on the 4th of July) with family and friends. The weather was wonderful, and so was the food and the company. I hope everyone else enjoyed their holiday. Even if you are outside of the US, weekends in the summer should be considered a holiday, don't you think?
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Four Years Ago Today...

photo credit: Patten Photography
I married my husband, the absolute love of my life. Happy Anniversary Baby!!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Changes are Coming!

I'm making changes to my stationery business, and while I'm working on the transition, things are going to be a bit wonky on the website. I'm hoping to have everything ironed out sooner rather than later and I'm diligently working on the many custom wedding invitation and reception stationery orders that I currently have pending. I'm also trying to keep up with blog posting, which is easier said than done when I get busy. I'm going to leave you today with some beautiful and amazing paper sculptures (they are made using only paper and glue!) by Peter Callesen:

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer's Here! (Unoffically)

I hope everyone had a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend! I actually took a few days away from my computer and my studio. It's something that doesn't happen very often and it was much needed.

Over the weekend I marveled at how much my veggie garden has grown since I planted it last weekend (I'll have to post photos). I love tending to my little garden every day, there is something peaceful and relaxing about it. Wouldn't a garden wedding be such a beautiful way to start your life together with the man or woman of your dreams?

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New in my Etsy Shop- Damask Wedding Program

Just a quick, shameless self promotion post about the newest listing in my Etsy Shop. Yesterday I listed this small booklet style program, which matches the Damask Wedding Invitation and the Damask Save the Date. The set is almost complete!
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Just Beachy

It's that time of year again in NJ...time for weddings on the beach! Here is some beachy wedding hair inspiration for a Monday morning. Photo Credits
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Vera Wang Online

Good news for fans of Vera Wang's bridesmaid dresses...you can now shop online on her website! If you want to find a dress that your girls will keep, this is one site you'll want to check out.

Photos courtesy of Vera Wang
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Forty-one

That is how old I am today. Unbelievable, I'm not sure how it happened. I'm not just 40 anymore, I'm officially "in my forties". I realized that I've been 21 for 20 years. WowWee!!

We always treated our birthday like a major holiday in our family. We were spoiled all day, special meals, presents, cake...the whole shebang. My sister, who is in her thirties, actually takes an entire month to celebrate her birthday. She spreads her celebrations out among her friends...she has a lot of them, so I guess she does need an entire month to fit everyone in.

Being the introvert I am, I'm happy with one day to celebrate life and just "be". I scheduled a very light workday and I'm going to get a mani/pedi and do some shopping. I may even take a nap. (A true sign of someone who has been 21 for 20 years, I LOVE naps!) Tonight Bill and I are going out to dinner with my sister and her boyfriend. It's going to be a fabulous day! Being 41 years young isn't so bad.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It's no secret that I love daisies, pink and orange and I love margaritas (on the rocks, with salt). So, I guess it's only natural that I love the hand painted margarita glasses I found on Etsy in a shop called Moontinis.
In the same shop, I also found cute hand painted Bride and Groom toasting flutes. Cheers!
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rainy Days

We've had our fair share of April and May showers here in NJ. It's been raining since Saturday and will continue to rain through tomorrow. I'm sure not many brides would actually wish for rain on their wedding day, but these rainy day wedding photos sure are beautiful. I guess it's what you could call the silver lining.
Photo Credits
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh Speidi

Photo credit: People.com
I'm not really sure what is more ridiculous, the fact that I watch The Hills, the fact that Heidi married Spencer, or this photo from their honeymoon.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pretty Peonies

Peonies
Photo Credits

I love peonies, they are so pretty and make a perfect wedding bouquet. I especially like them in the deep, fall colors.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Font Lovin' Friday

Image courtesy of myfonts.com
My new MyFonts newletter arrived and this morning I'm having Biscotti with my coffee! This font was designed by Cyrus Highsmith for Bride's magazine because they were looking for “a typeface that makes the reader feel pretty.”

I love how smooth and clean it is and I can't wait to use it! It's perfect for an elegant wedding invitation.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Damask Wedding Invitations


Today in my Etsy shop, I listed the wedding invitation set to match the Save the Dates I blogged about last week. Keep checking back, I'm listing the wedding program to match next.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Wedding Stamps

The price of stamps is increasing on May 11, 2009 and this is leaving a few brides I know up in the air as far as which stamps to put on their wedding invitations. Here are the new wedding stamps that are being released in May. What do you think? I really like the King and Queen of Hearts. Photo Credits
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