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DIY Wedding Seating Cards Display – Inexpensive & STUNNING!

Thank you, Zazzle!  Their Blog is doing DIY Wedding Crafts post series and they utilized my Table Seating Cards to make this display.  It’s beautiful, simple and OH-SO-LOVELY!

ZAZZLE-seating-display-1Here is the Business Card format, Escort table seating place card set that was used to make this display.  Click on the image to take you to them in my store: SEATING-CHARTThere are step-by-step instructions located here

ZAZZLE-seating-display-2bZAZZLE-seating-display-2 You can click on the above picture to take you to the blog post.  Have fun, use your imagination and have a happy, creative wedding.

Audrey Jeanne

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Downton Abbey Style Vintage Weddings

Hoping we’ll see another incredibly lavish, elegant, vintage style wedding this season set in Downton Abbey?  We sure are.  What a setting for two hearts to unite in love.  If this era is your dream wedding theme, we have a new wedding invitation set that is perfect for the setting.

Downton Abbey style, Vintage English Roses Wedding Invitation Set.
Downton Abbey style, Vintage English Roses Wedding Invitation Set.

This is a mix of original watercolor artwork by Audrey Jeanne Roberts, a graphic remix of vintage rose bouquets, modern swirl flourishes and some beautiful hand lettered style calligraphy fonts. A contemporary new work in a timeless, classic, lavish style perfect for recreating the era in your wedding theme.

Offered in more than a dozen color ways, we can tailor this design for your own color palette, just ask!  To go to the blush pink and gold color way, just click on the image and it will take you there.

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FREE Wedding Stuff – Printable Cards

One of my goals for the New Year is to have one or two FREE printable digital downloads to match my wedding sets each month. If you enjoy this downloadable file and are looking for wedding invitation sets to match, the complete matching Wedding Invitation Ensemble can be found at: http://bit.ly/leE1fKF

Fold Over Place Card, favor gift tags or Buffet Table Title Cards – To download the jpeg image for printing, simply click on the picture below and it will take you to Hightail download service.Audrey-Jeanne-Art-Deco-Typography-wedding-invitation-suite2

You will need to add your own text if you wish to use your printer to personalized them, or you can hand letter your guest names.

Enjoy!  Audrey Jeanne

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Our Newest Art Deco Wedding Invitations

The 1920s produced some amazingly lasting and elegant design styles.  With the ascension of Hollywood movies and Television drama stories set in that period such as Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby, there is a growing love and appreciation for the era.

My husband and I were late to watching Downton Abbey, but once we did, like so many others – we just couldn’t stop watching until we were completely caught up!  So how did my creative side respond…

1920s Designer Style Weddings
Art Deco Typography Wedding Invitation Suite

I immediately thought of ways to incorporate this stylish period into the most romantic of days – your wedding.  If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s one of my Pinterest boards that celebrates this theme: http://www.pinterest.com/audreyjeanner/great-gatsby-art-deco-wedding/

This invitation set is the first of many that were created to capture the glamor, elegance, ambiance, sophisticated beauty of the period but with a modern designer flair.  The background can be done in absolutely any color to match your wedding color palette!  If you desire some assistance with this set, click on the image and find the item you’re interested in our Modern Style Paperie store at Zazzle and message us.  We’re happy to help!

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BOHO – Bohemian Style Burlap and Lace Weddings

One of the strongest new trends in Modern Wedding Styles is the BOHO or Bohemian Gypsy style.  Simple, loose, fun, with a strong element of DIY and touches of burlap and lace.  I think it’s the juxtaposition of burlap’s rough, simple earthy texture and lace’s elegance, refinement and romance that sums this trend up best. BOHO Bohemian Trendy Stylish Chic Burlap and Lace Wedding Invitations Set Vintage lace bits and pieces tied around romantic gathered bouquets.  Escort seating cards clipped onto lace strung from trees and mix n match patterns, old lace table cloths and anything else that warms your heart – make for a warm and welcoming wedding celebration. This design collection can be found in our “Modern Style Paperie” Store at Zazzle:  LINK TO COLLECTION HERE


I have personally have had an addiction to gathering beautiful antique laces.  One of my favorite things to do each summer when we lived in San Diego was to visit the Hand Made lace exhibits at the Del Mar Fair.  The incredible arts of tatting, bobbin lace and other timeless, beautiful crafts are being kept alive for generations yet to come.  Being able to design something that will help keep that love alive is a special joy for me! If there is an item you would like to have made to match for your own wedding, Quinceanera, Bat Mitzvah or engagement party needs, just contact me by leaving a comment here or at our FaceBook page.

Bohemian Style Chic Dinner Menu Cards to use with formal dinner settings such as Receptions.

Formal Dinner Menus for Wedding Receptions, Bridal Showers, Couple’s Showers, Rehearsal Dinners and formal corporate events.

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Vintage Typography & Graphic Design

My start in the art world was first as a stained glass artist and then I spent a dozen years as a calligrapher.  To say that I absolutely adore typography, calligraphy fonts, and all things text would be a gross understatement!  I LOVE the growing trend in wedding invitations and the stationery field as a whole, of exploring text in design.  

Vintage typography with apple blossoms and tree branch

Last night – about the time I SHOULD have been winding down – I stumbled upon a piece of Vintage art I had on my computer.  It spoke to me.  In fact it called my name loudly and begged me to breath life into it and transform it into a fresh new vision.

The color palette of soft, meadow mossy, greyed green and blush pinks along with the gentle gold metallic highlights makes this set so current for the wonderful new “Old Hollywood” or “Classic Elegance” trends for weddings, bridal showers and more.

THE COMPLETE SET IS HERE: http://www.zazzle.com/vintageweddings/gifts?cg=196248147153481621


Beautiful detailed typographic style modern vintage gold metallic look with printer's ornament etchings.

Now… it’s time for me to get back on track and back to painting new art!!!  Stay tuned!

 

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Chalkboard Typography Style is Such FUN!

This week’s featured design got its start one evening this week.  I was watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies with my beloved husband (tissue box close at hand, LOL!)

An Chalkboard Typographic Style Wedding Invitation Set, with Calligraphy Flourish Swirls and leaves.idea popped into my mind.  I grabbed my sketch pad, pencils and other goodies and began to play with creating a chalkboard, cafe’ sign style wedding or invitation set.

After tucking my hubby into bed, about two o’clock in the morning I had finished much of the design work!  Inspiration has a mind of her own and when she desires to play with me,  I’ve learned to run with her  🙂

The result was this Leaf Swirl, French Cafe Sign style Chalkboard Typographic Calligraphy Flourish wedding invitation set.   I began my career as a calligrapher, to hand lettering has always been a love of my heart and I hope it shows in this collection.

In this set you’ll find Wedding, Bridal Shower, Couple’s Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, and Reception Invitations as well as a wide range of coordinating products for every need.

If there is an item you would like to have that hasn’t been created just let me know – I’ll be happy to do so.  This will also eventually be available for Quinceanera and Bat Mitzvah Parties as well.

 

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‘Tis the Season for Engagements!

Vintage Tea Stained Wedding Collections 1 & 2There’s no more romantic time than the holidays for getting engaged – and many do!  As you turn your attention toward the many details that will suddenly become very important to you, take time to enjoy the process of defining what YOU and your intended want your wedding to represent to your family and friends.  Fashions come and go, but your wedding should reflect both who you two are and who you hope to become.

Be inspired by fashion and color trends, but don’t be a slave to them!  What have you always loved?  What will you likely still love 25 or 50 years from now when you look back at the pictures of the happiest day of your life?

Timeless elegance is just that!  Vintage modern strikes a lovely balance between the timeless values that make for a great marriage (after all that is the point of all of these festivities) and a new world that continues to rapidly grow and evolve.

Through the generosity of Karen at The Graphics Fairy: http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/, I have been able to combine several of her antique images with antique inspired fonts and new watercolor teastained backgrounds  and create the lovely wedding sets above.  With the magic of Photoshop and the ability to blend modern watercolor artwork and vintage elements these sets came to life.

There are two distinct sets that are completely mix and match-able.   The first set (shown above) was introduced this time last year.  If you click on the image it will take you to that product in my store.  There are also: Rehearsal Dinner Invites, Save the Date Announcements, Bridal Shower & Couple’s Shower Invitations as well as mailing labels, envelopes and reception decor items.

Tea Stained Vintage Antique Printer's Ornament Decorative Etchings Wedding Invitation

This second set is new this year and was designed to coordinate perfectly with Set #1.  We’ll be adding additional items as the season goes along, but don’t hesitate to ask us for anything you don’t see.  Please use my Zazzle Store contact email as the one attached to this blog does not function correctly and I won’t get your email 🙁

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Peacock Wedding Invitations and Products

I’m getting prepared for the season… Yes, for the Christmas season, but business-wise for the upcoming Wedding season.  It kicks into gear just about as soon as Christmas passes us by.  I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by!  I have so much that is new, I thought I would do some feature boards to tie in with my new Pinterest account where I’m showing complete theme ideas to coordinate with my invitation designs.  If you’re “creatively challenged” and have a hard time envisioning how things would work together, I hope they’ll be of help!

If any of you are looking for a specific design motif or color I don’t have, I’d love to hear from you.  I’m always looking for upcoming trends.  If there’s one you’ve been noticing, I’d love to have you comment and fill me in on the details!

These Peacock Feathers Wedding Invitation Ensemble or Suites are available in a wide variety of color combinations including: Black, Royal Blue, Teal, Medium Aqua, Light Aqua, Purple, and Green.

If you don’t see the color you would like to use for your wedding, I can create an entire collection to your specifications.  Just go to my Zazzle store and you’ll find a “contact” email button.  I’m happy to help out.

Any invitation set can also be converted for parties or other occasions such as Mardis Gras.  You can do that when you add your personalization or I can help.

Here’s the link to my Pinterest Board on Blue Peacock Wedding Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/audreyjeanner/peacock-inspired-wedding-blues/ Come take a peek!

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Diamonds & Lace Wedding Collection Debuts!

complete wedding collection available
wedding+invitations+cards diamonds and lace blue cream silver

One of the most delightful parts of my job is looking at weddings – lots, and lots of weddings!   I study color, design,and especially the “feel” of where the style is going.  One of the fun directions is towards elegance with a touch of bling.

Shown are Just a Few of the Colors Available

This new “Diamonds & Lace” Collection is available in a wide range of color selections, including Black & White, pinks, purples, and several colorways of blues.  Blue is the big color story looking ahead to 2012.  Everything from a rich navy to soft baby blues and especially mixed together in unexpected ways.

There is also an option to custom color the front and reverse in two different colors – simply email me and I’ll walk you through the process.  Is your wedding hot pink & black – blue & green – golden yellow & grey?  We can do it for you!

All invitations can also be customized for any other occasion such as Quinceanera, Sweet 16, Graduation, Anniversary parties or any occasion you require.

 

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A Vintage Peacock Favor Gift Tag Freebie!

Vintage Peacock Wedding Favor Gift Tags, Free download

Just for fun today, I created this Vintage Peacock punchable gift tag.  He’s a free download.  All you have to do to claim him is go to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/audrey.jeannes.expressions (or click on the image and it will take you there).  You may have to scroll through posts to find him or you can go to my albums and look for “Freebie” as the title.

Inexpensive yet Elegant Table Card Numbers, any Color Background

While you’re there would you please consider “liking” my page?  We’re working toward reaching 500 “likes” and then there will be a link to a $4.95 digital clip art Easter kit for FREE!  If you have a friend that would enjoy the freebie too, would you consider letting them know about it for me as well.  It’s all about connecting!

Elegant "Vintage Peacock" Save the Dates available at Zazzle

To use these as Favor tags for a wedding reception or bridal shower, you can either hand write on them after printing, or typeset your names on them before printing.  This requires some graphic program or Microsoft Word knowledge.  Make sure you use as heavy a card stock as your printer can manage, it makes a difference in the finished product.  To create the tags, simply either cut them out on a paper trimmer, or use a square or round punch.  I left lots of background to give you more options.   Punch a hole in the top and use a lovely ribbon to affix them to your favors and you have a beautifully elegant touch for your wedding reception tables, bridal shower decor or other party event.

Antique Vintage Peacock Wedding Invitation, Monogrammed Custom Color

There are invitations, RSVPs and other stationery goods in a wide variety of background colors, that have been designed to match this collection.  I’ve linked just a couple here in this post, but you can find a wide selection of peacock designs – from vintage to contemporary and in many different colorways in my store.

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Home From the CHA Show & Very Inspired!

NOTE:  JUST CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO GO TO SEE IT LARGER IN MY ZAZZLE STORE.

CHA, the Craft & Hobby Association Show was held in Los Angeles this year at the end of January.  It is always one of my favorite shows to attend.  It is filled with such incredible creativiy – both in the art being used to create the craft, scrapbooking and other kits that are offered and in the creativity of the designers who are creating projects from that artwork.

Designers use existing products to create new and fun crafts with.  Their interpretation of the artwork is incredibly fun and diverse.  There were “make and takes” every where you turned.  Displays of projects and extravagant backdrops or centerpieces such as paper dressed mannequins were all around.  Unfortunately my camera malfunctioned and I don’t have my pictures to share with you.  I will ask my daughter if I can take a peek at her pictures and see if I can add later.

I didn’t get to do as much wandering around as I usually do.  My time was mostly filled with meetings – some of which were very productive meetings (so I’m not whining, LOL!)  The other place the bulk of my time was spent was getting to spend time with some very special artist friends – you know who you are!  My artist friends inspire me so much.  I love seeing what they’re doing, discussing the industry and our goals going forward.  I’m friends with some VERY motivating people!

If you’re snowed in, how about beating the boredom by crafting something with all of those supplies you have stashed away?  How about pulling out your scrapbook papers and creating 5 or 5 greeting cards to have ready to use when the need arises?  I love to make a mess just once and end up with lots of goodies to use later throughout the year.  Try making some matching gift tags to add to your birthday or Christmas gifts during the next year.  It’s a wonderful way to pass a cold and miserable day with the warm sense of joy creating brings.

Kids driving you nuts?  Bring out your craft goodies and set them to work creating.  You might be amazed how much they enjoy the time and remember it fondly decades later (as I do my Mom’s rainy day projects!)

I thought I would also share some of my newest invitations in my two Zazzle stores.  If you know a young bride that is getting married this year, or a new mother welcoming a baby, I would love if you would pass my website along to her!

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Coming Soon, First Release Today

NEW!  Personalized art prints suitable for framing.  Available for wedding or anniversary gifts.  Personalize with your names and dates.  Sizes available both 11″ square (fits nicely on a 12″ scrap book paper in a 12″ scrapbook) and 12″ square (fits stock frames designed for scrapbook pages).

I began my business many years ago as a calligrapher.  At the time I didn’t know how to paint or draw.  In designing calligraphy pieces for people I discovered that I needed to find ways to add color and interest to them and thus began my journey into the world of art.

For many years we had a framed print line that we sold at craft fairs all throughout the state of California.  Our favorite being the Harvest Festivals.  Not a fall passes by that we don’t reminisce fondly about those days (amazing how memories of the pain and exhaustion passes after time, LOL!)

We also wholesaled our product to about 4,000 stores during the 90’s and up until 2006.  At that time it simply became too much to manage with the growth of my licensing business and the time commitments that were involved.  We have continued to sell to individuals over the years and have made dear, dear friends with many of our repeat customers – you know who you are 🙂

With my venturing into Zazzle this past year and especially with my growing wedding invitation business, it’s been much on my heart to bring back the calligraphy line but in a new way, with new art for a new generation.  Today is the very first piece that I am releasing.  These are being sold as prints that can be framed or displayed in a scrapbook.  You can order them and take them to your local Michael’s or frame shop.  They can be framed without mats or matted and framed as suits your decor.

Look for many more in the days and months to come.  What I love about this option is that I can do 30 or more versions of 1st Corinthians 13 and not have to have a catalog that shows them all!  The next designs to come will be my best sellers “Lord, Help me to Build a Healthy Child” and “To Build a Lasting Love.”

Also shown in this post are the Wedding Invitations that match.  This collection is called “Trellis Rose Vintage” and has a wide range of wedding related products created to match.  Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the collection will be fully finished by the New Year.  Click on any picture to go to that item in the store.

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A Plethora of Peacocks!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE peacocks!  When I was a little girl we went to the San Diego Zoo several times a year.  Anyone who’s ever been there has been regally greeted by the resident show offs that hang around the entrance.  I could have watched them for hours if my mother would have let me.

Peacocks are showing a resurgence in art and especially for weddings.  I have happily gone along with this trend and have some new things to show today.  A new line of wedding invitations at Zazzle.  And new craft oriented designs for sale at my Etsy store.

I am still in the process of adding designs in both stores.  The wedding ensemble will have cupcake wrapers and toppers, table seating charts, table numbers, escort cards, wedding menus & programs and much more.

The Etsy kits will include both square and round designs in 3″, 2.5″, 2.25″, 2″, 1.5″, 1″ and 7.8″ sizes as well as ATC cards, shaped tags and more.

If you’re looking to add some elegance to your Thanksgiving or Christmas table, try this quick idea:  Use peacock feathers, a custom name on a circle design like these collages and a beautiful wired ribbon – cut the feathers to about 5-6″, tie them on to your napkins, tuck them inside the ribbon and place across your table setting.  Easy Peasy Elegance!!!!

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New Art, New Wedding Invitation Collection “Peacock Feathers”

Peacock Feathers Reception Invitation Card

Original watercolor art by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

This is a coordinating Reception Invitation card for the contemporary, sophisticated “Peacock Feathers” wedding ensemble. Featuring stylized, hand watercolored Peacock feathers with your choice of background color, shown here in aqua blue.  I have created this collection in 6 colors at the moment, but it can be custom colored to your specific wedding colors should you like.  To see the reverse side of these invitation, just click on the picture and it will take you to them.

I love Peacocks and always have.  They remind me of my days spent at the San Diego Zoo as a young child.  The entrance of the zoo is populated by quite a few Peacocks and they loved to show off their plumage to the adoring crowds.  When I moved to the country the first time I seriously thought of raising some… until I heard how LOUD and irritating their screech is, LOL!  Then I decided to paint them instead.

Lots more coming in the days ahead, that is if I can keep on painting and not have to stop 🙂  In my business you never really know what you’re doing in the next hour let alone tomorrow!

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