Weekend Notes | Get Crafty + Some Vday Links

Wilde House Paper Giveaway | A Fabulousfete

Happy Friday! This week has been one of those, I know I worked my butt off but barely made a dent in the stack of projects sitting on my desk, types of weeks. Anyone else with me? Monday's are always so hopeful, even if there are a lot of things to get done... you still have 5 full days to do it all. Then Friday rolls around and panic sets in. Good thing the team is growing otherwise I might just crawl back under the covers today and hide;)

Have you stopped by the Wilde House instagram this week? We're hosting a really fun contest called Treat Yo Wilde Self and giving away a pretty cool prize at the end of the weekend. Basically we've given simple prompts for you to follow and treat yourself. All you have to do is gram it and win! The photo above was from our 'get creative' prompt. Not only has this been a fun contest to plan and host, I've actually had fun participating as well! I picked up a few mini canvases, some acrylic and played around for a few, something I never take the time to do otherwise. I can't wait to make more of these small paintings, aren't they cute?!

And last but not least, with only a week away, I wanted to recap some of my favorite love day projects from the past in case you have some free time this weekend. Enjoy your weekends!

  • Decorate your party or home with this DIY flower garland
  • Customize this banner with your fave candy heart saying, would be super cute in your work space or to give as a gift!
  • My quick tips on how to create a simple vday arrangement
  • Printable valentines for your loves, all time favorite collab!
  • 4 quick wrapping ideas for small gifts. Seriously, grab some candy or another treat and you're set because the wrapping is so darn cute on it's own.
  • Printable pocket love notes. Stick in pockets, wallets, lunch boxes or under windshield wipers and share the love.

Image via the Wilde House Paper instagram feed.

Shades of Green Botanical Suite | Calligraphy

Botanical wedding invitation suite | A Fabulous Fete

A while back I worked together with Harmony Creative Studio to create a suite that tied in with their black tie botanical theme. And, if you know me, I'm a sucker for anything green, viney, leafy, flowery... you get the idea. Rather than going with the typical botanical border, I decided to give this vine covered crest a try. And guess what, I found that crests are really fun to work with. They take a lot of focus, sometimes some actual measuring (and rulers, hate), and you kind of get lost while you are creating. Or at least I did. It's on the agenda to create more of them. I love that they can be used across all of your wedding stationery over all of the different occasions to tie it all together.

I also played around a bit with the watercolor lettering here too. Instead of the solid color I am used to working in, I went for a mixed effect with a few different shades. It was a fun playful touch on an otherwise formal event and style. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the shoot!

Mixed green watercolor | A Fabulous Fete
Gold calligraphy escort cards | A FAbulous Fete
HNYPT Black Tie Botanical Shoot | A Fabulous Fete
Shades of green crest suite | A Fabulous Fete
Custom crest return address
Fern Decor | A Fabulous Fete
Rustic wood cocktail bar sign | A Fabulous Fete

I also created these custom drink menus, one for the bride and one for the groom. This stain is one of my all time faves, and I CANNOT remember what it was called. So, also on the agenda? A stain menu slash an assistant who enjoys creating menus and guides to help me stay organized;)

Custom crest recreated for backdrop | A Fabulous Fete
Wedding bar cocktail signs | A Fabulous Fete
Escort card display | A Fabulous Fete
Botanical Wedding Decor | A Fabulous Fete

Photography: Diana McGregor | Floral Design: Heirloom Design House | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Cake: Frost It Cupcakery | Venue: HNYPT LA | Event Design, Coordination & Styling: Harmony Creative Studio | Paper Goods + Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete | Featured on Style Me Pretty

If you are looking for wedding invitations, you can browse through some of the current designs here, or contact me for something custom!

Ooh La La | The February Edit

Love is in the air! Okay, maybe not love, more like the need to buy excessive amounts of pink and sweets... and I AM OKAY WITH IT. I love pink and sweets, bring it on. I've had lots of these little goodies on my wishlist for a while, so I figured I'd show them some love and put together a mini guide to shopping for your love, your pal, or yourself.

Click on the items to be taken directly to the source.

Have you edited down your February faves? What's on your list?

Ooh La La lettering © A Fabulous Fete

A Month in Review | January

I really do love when the new month starts on a Monday. I'm really into the whole, beginning of the year, beginning of the month, beginning of the week, fresh start thing. I can't do it on a Tuesday, it just throws me off. So, see ya January! Here's what happened according to instagram.

This month I'm looking forward to sharing a ton of new products for my shop, and pictures of a few wedding suites we will be wrapping up! I love designing and envelope addressing, but really, the best part is seeing it all come together (and of course, capturing that in a pic;).

What do you guys have going on in Feb?! Are you excited for Valentines/Galentines day? Or do you haTe seeing all of the red a pink? We'll have a few projects and posts coming up, but nothing too lovey dovey, I promise!


Kraft Wedding Suite | Calligraphy

Kraft wedding suite | A Fabulous Fete

Making some updates in the shop soon that will include this kraft suite! It's been sitting in my "to-do" folder for quite a while... and with wedding season creeping up I figured it was finally time share it.

Calligraphy rsvp envelope addressing | A Fabulous Fete
Kraft Wedding Envelopes | A Fabulous Fete
Kraft and white wedding calligraphy | A Fabulous Fete
Modern calligraphy wedding suite | A Fabulous Fete
Calligraphy envelope addressing | A Fabulous Fete
White calligraphy quote | A Fabulous Fete
Neutral wedding suite | A Fabulous Fete

This combo is, and probably will always be one of my favorite combos.

What color combos are your faves? I'm always open to suggestions and would love to try some new ones out!