Monday, August 24, 2009

{announcement} giveaway winner!

alrighty... so the winner is:

Nicole-Lynn of Seaside Smitten blog - she won the item of her choice:

the petite wishbone necklace

Nicole-Lynn - i will be contacting your shortly to get your shipping info
CONGRATULATIONS you have your necklace for your engagement shoot!

and to everyone else who entered the giveaway - thank you so much for the participation! and please stay tuned for more opportunities similar to this in the future... also, i'd like to offer you the opportunity to go shopping with a 20% discount for entering the giveaway! upon check out just enter "giveaway" and your comment number to let me know you had participated in the contest.

Friday, August 14, 2009

{recent project} calligraphy inspired paper goods

when this next bride, julia, contacted me it was gocco an order of rehearsal dinner napkins - then it turned into cocktail napkins for their wedding and their coordinating thank you notes too!

here's how they turned out -

100 dark teal napkins
{sorry the flash bleached the color out a bit}
gocco'd w/ metallic gold using the monogram and design from their rehearsal invites

this photo's a way better representation of the true color of the napkins!

julia approached me with idea of gocco'ing wedding napkins
using some custom calligraphy from etsy seller emililies
{she also worked on my new branding i'll be showing off soon}
100 of these are done on a great fall color - plum!

and then 100 more in ivory - this is a close up to show off the shine from the metallic ink

and last but not least - her pretty and personalized 60 wedding thank you notes
in soft white {aka ivory}

my very first JDV jewelry blog giveaway!

i am so thrilled to have hit the 200 "hearts" mark in my etsy shop, so... in honor of that event i thought i'd
host my first EVER giveaway on my Joie de Vie Jewelry & Accessories blog. . .
i'm offering the opportunity to choose ANY jewelry or accessory piece from my shop!

here are some of my favorites

belle earrings w/ ivory coin pearls - great for the bride

macrame necklace w/ amazonite stones

{how to enter}
{step 1} visit the JDV jewelry & accessories shop here - find your favorite item, try even looking through my prior sales for additional ideas!
{step 2} come back to the blog and comment under today's post noting which jewelry or accessory you would love
to call you very own. . . just be sure to comment before AUGUST 21st!
{step 3} check back in ONE week to see if you were randomly chosen to receive a free
joie de vie item
{remember} you can pick ANY jewelry or accessory piece in my shop - now go! =)

and good luck!

*email me if you'd like to sponsor a future joie de vie jewelry & accessories giveaway on your blog*

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

{custom paper goods} wedding weekend agenda inserts

here's a recent project for one of my current brides allie, she approached me awhile about gocco'ing some of her wedding paper goods and one of those items was an additional insert for her wedding invitations... her invites had a dandelion motif so these scalloped inserts are perfect in keeping with that silhouette. here they are - gocco'd in gold ink
and here are her invites assembled and ready to head off to her guests
thanks allie for sending the photo of the finished product! =)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

i'm back... again - i really could get used to this traveling thing =)

hi again everyone! i know its seems as though i've been away from the blog for awhile, and, well, admittedly i had been trying to keep my head above water in july... it was a crazy month with my hubs taking the CA bar exam, trying to prep for our vacation for our first anniversary, and get all my clients orders on track and shipped prior to leaving! in short - it's been a whirlwind past few weeks! =)

now we're back to reality, i'm back to blogging, and i really have so much to show, tell, and catch y'all up on!

i'm so happy to announce that this starting this friday {august 14th} i will be hosting my very first jewelry give away on my blog... i'll post more details toward the end of the week, but i'm very excited to get some of my new goodies listed in the shop which will make the give away even more exciting!


oh and here's a pic from the san diego leg of our anniversary trip - in the lobby of our gorgeous hotel - the us grant in the gaslamp district... if you haven't been... GO! it's UH-mazing