DIY Fathers Day Gift Basket – Style Me Pretty Living

Gosh, I just love what the Style Me Pretty Living team has created for gifting your loved ones.  This Margartita Father’s Day Basket is Top Notch!

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download the printables here!stylemeprettymargaritadownload

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Dallas wedding Calligrapher – As You Wish + Southern Fried Paper

it is so nice to work with wonderful team of vendors here in Dallas. some of my favorites are As You Wish and Southern Fried Paper and Bella Flora when we create magic like this.


Stunning!  Here are a close up of the leaves. In my Zanner Hand, white ink measuring about 3×1.5.

Thank You – Modern Wedding Calligrapher

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Just wanted to say – Thanks! Thanks for following me and on social media, supporting the calligraphy work I am doing and encouraging me to push the limits!
-xoxo Nicole

DIY Mothers Day Gift Basket – Granola + Yogurt Breakfast

This last gift basket with Style Me Pretty Living is my favorite.  I love the homemade granola, yummy yogurt and fresh orange juice.  It’s light and will keep mom going for hours of pampering and play after the morning.

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Here is the download for all of the tags for this basket! stylemeprettygranoladownload

(ps – here is a bonus download that didn’t make it to print… A Margarita basket.  It’s good for any party gathering.  Enjoy! stylemeprettymargaritadownload)

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc. | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Design & Styling: SMP Living

DIY Mothers Day Pancake Gift Basket – Calligraphy Printable

Welcome back!  This DIY pancake basket from Style Me Pretty Living is the best.  Ready to use when your mom is ready.  Homemade batter, preserves and maple – (or semi-homemade) – nothing is better.  Except maybe the pink bowl :-)

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Here are the downloads for the tags to attached to your basket for mom! stylemeprettypancakedownload

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc. | Floral Design: Adore Floral | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Design & Styling: SMP Living

Style Me Pretty Mothers Day Farmhouse Basket – Calligraphy Printable

I was so pleased to work with the girls at Style Me Pretty Living to create some cute tags for a few variations on a Mothers Day Basket.  This one is the Farmhouse version.

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In celebration – since it is a DIY post – I thought I would provide you all with the tags to print and label your goodies!

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More to come tomorrow!

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc. | Floral Design: Adore Floral | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Design & Styling: SMP Living

Youth Handwriting Classes – Now Available

Good news!  I am now offering a youth handwriting class through the Allen Arts Alliance this summer.  You all have asked and I heard you!  Want your children to have better handwriting?  Now they can with my 3 day morning course, June 9-11 and August 11-13 from 9:30am – 11:30am.

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This is a traditional penmanship class: one that will teach you how to write with the grace of our grandmothers or great grandmothers. To slow down and think about each letter and each word and make them count to make a meaningful statement that the recipient will enjoy reading. We spend some quality time on the foundations: doing warm up drills and learning the basic hand motions. Lower case and capital letters are covered in this class so you can leave able to write beautiful notes and letters. We go over the structure of connecting letters, making words, writing sentences and how to write a traditional letter (by hand!). Everyone gets a one-on-one progress review to help work out any trouble areas. For those afraid you will forget what we have learned — a wonderful class booklet is provided along with a pen, notepad and pencils. We end the class with a pen round table where the participants get to test out different pens to find their favorite… because what works for your neighbor may not be your favorite.

Classes will be held at the Blue House Gallery:

The Blue House
102 S. Allen Drive
Allen, 75013

Register through the Blue House Gallery TODAY

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Mexico Destination Wedding – Modern Calligraphy – Real Wedding

Last year is had the joy of working with this lovely family on all aspects of a fun and joyful Mexican destination wedding.  They chose to use the Bella Figura Barcelona invitation in a stunning cobalt blue and coral pink.  Can we just stop there.  These colors were amazing to work with!  I provided calligraphy in my mitty script for their names and a few other spots on the invitation suite as well as the menus.

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Menus – are the tables just so festive and happy?!  Love them.

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The escort cards were so pretty strung out in the open.  We used different colors to indicate meal choices and double as a place card at the table.

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I love seeing photos of guest interactions with the calligraphy!

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Gorgeous bride and her girl friends

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This is what is about friends.  many, many, many congratulations to the union of these two wonderful people and families.

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All photos by: – UNKOWN – please let me know to update!!!

Do you want your real wedding featured?  good!  I want to share your festivities and all the gorgeous calligraphy in action.  Please e-mail us professional photos (and any vendor credits)!

 

Penmanship Classes – Dallas Calligrapher

Bella Figura so kindly featured my penmanship class on their blog this week and it turned out so pretty that I needed to share the post with you all!

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Our Designer of the Month Nicole Black recently offered a penmanship class with Southern Fried Paper, and she’ll be offering more classes again soon! Today we’re sharing details on what Nicole’s class entails, along with some quick tips for how to improve your own penmanship. We love how the class began: out of a love for beautiful, heartfelt words, carefully crafted with patience and pride. We’ll let Nicole take over from here!

This is a traditional penmanship class.  One that will teach you how to write with the grace of our grandmothers or great grandmothers. To slow down and think about each letter and each word and make them count to make a meaningful statement that the recipient will enjoy reading.

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We spend some quality time on the foundations: doing warm up drills and learning the basic hand motions. Lower case and capital letters are covered in this class so you can leave able to write notes. Not to leave you hanging there, we go over connecting letters, making words, writing sentences and how to write a traditional letter (by hand!).

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Everyone gets a one-on-one progress review to help work out any trouble areas. For those afraid you will forget what we have learned — a wonderful class booklet is provided along with a pen, notepad and pencils. 

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We end the class with a pen round table where the participants get to test out different pens to find their favorite… because what works for your neighbor may not be your favorite. 

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Quick and easy tips for improving your penmanship at home – slow down! Develop a rhythm of writing and stick to it, slow down with the pen and you will see an ease of flow with the letters develop. Also, it is okay to write on lined paper.  I’m a seasoned letter writer and still use guides to keep my lines straight. If you want to write on unlined correspondence paper – just place a piece of notebook paper underneath and follow the lines.  When you are finished, you have written in straight lines without them being there and your recipient will be soooo impressed!

Many thanks to Nicole for sharing a peek inside her penmanship workshop! Looks fun, doesn’t it? Be sure to check out Nicole’s designs this month – they’re on sale through the end of February (and Bella Figura customers save on calligraphy addressing from Nicole, too!).

Modern Wedding Calligrapher – Wedding Invitation Names

I love that I get to work with Bella Figura and provide custom wedding calligraphy to so many couples.  Everyone makes it custom with their own selections.  This one is so great with the fun envelope liner and using my Hayden style.  Today, I am totally crushing on it!

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