{happy weekend!}

Are you all as anxious as I am to get a start on the weekend?  I’m looking forward to a weekend full of Word Cup matches (yay!), a bit of gardening, sleeping in, and trying out this coffee smoothie recipe (yum!).  But in the meantime…

stars and flower garland {happy weekend!}

…a few links for your weekend:

…and a few favorite posts from the week:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you all back here again on Monday!

{image credits: pretty swell}

Sailor Tattoo-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Happy Friday everyone!  Before we start to head off for the weekend, I have a fantastic (and definitely unique) wedding invitation suite to share, this time from Diane Faye!  Diane designed this invitation suite for recent clients Jessica and Jared – all around the central inspiration of a sailor tattoo!

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Diane sketched out all the entire design herself, from the names of the bride and groom to the nautical elements: The couple really loved my tattoo invitations but wanted their wedding invitations to revolve more around a sailing theme.  So with a little research and a few rounds of sketching, I created the custom lettering of their names, a fun anchor with the rope forming the ampersand, and an accompanying rsvp card and reception card.

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Jessica Jared Sailor Tattoo Wedding Invitations RSVP 500x359 Sailor Tattoo Inspired Wedding Invitations

The tag and phrase “there’s a wedding on the horizon” came from a sketch I did quite some time ago, but worked so well for Jessica and Jared’s invitation project.  So I sketched out a few tags and they chose the nautical star – fitting for a sailor theme.

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Jessica Jared Sailor Tattoo Wedding Invitations Envelope 500x343 Sailor Tattoo Inspired Wedding Invitations

With the yellow baker’s twine from Divine Twine it all came together into a wonderful package that the couple loves – and is one my favorite invitations to date!

Gorgeous!  I love how the hand lettering and tattoo details come together for a playful take on a sailing/nautical theme – so much fun!  You can check out more of Diane’s tattoo-inspired wedding invitations right here.  Thanks Diane!

{image credits: faye & co.}

Hip Hip Hooray!

Speaking of cute cards, I’m loving these congratulations cards from Letterpress Delicacies – just in time for graduation season!

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I love the blind pattern of trophies on this version:

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And, although not in the same congratulations theme, I couldn’t resist including this card as well:

god bless letterpress 500x350 Hip Hip Hooray!

All from Letterpress Delicacies and in a ton of other color combinations.

{image credits: letterpress delicacies}

Illustrated Note Cards – Betsy Ann Paper

I’m smitten with these sweet illustrated note cards from Betsy Ann Paper – a brand new shop specializing in hand-painted and hand-lettered greeting cards:

dandelion best wishes 500x359 Illustrated Note Cards   Betsy Ann Paper

thank you lollipop 500x359 Illustrated Note Cards   Betsy Ann Paper

birthday cupcake 500x359 Illustrated Note Cards   Betsy Ann Paper

bicycle card 500x353 Illustrated Note Cards   Betsy Ann Paper

Aren’t they sweet?  And with bicycles and dandelions, totally perfect for summer.  Check out the full selection right here!

{image credits: betsy ann paper}

New Giveaway! Paper Lovely

If you missed out on the giveaways last week, don’t worry, because we have one more giveaway this month – this time from Kim at Paper Lovely!  Kim is celebrating the one year anniversary of Paper Lovely, and she’s decided to bring the celebration over here with a giveaway!

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paper lovely personalized note cards 500x340 New Giveaway! Paper Lovely

Kim is generously offering a set of personalized letterpress note cards (the same ones you see above) to one lucky reader!  Thanks Kim!

So here are the rules: Leave a comment below letting us know about an important anniversary in your life and how you commemorated that anniversary.  Kim is also offering readers the opportunity to enter twice by spreading the news via twitter!  So if you tweet about the giveaway, come back here and leave a second comment with a link to your tweet for a second chance to win!You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, June 11 to enter — we’ll announce a winner on Monday!  Bonne chance!

Giveaway Winner New Giveaway! Paper Lovely

Update: Congrats to Laura – the winner of custom note cards from Paper Lovely!  And  a huge thanks to Kim from Paper Lovely for sponsoring this giveaway!

{image credits: Paper Lovely}