Thursday, December 10, 2009

PRESS CHECK at the Letterpress :: Letterpress Wedding Invitations

 James and I bought our original Heidelberg Letterpress Printing Machine in May. We use to outsource our letterpress division to a large invitation vendor. Since May, we've printed our exclusive signature letterpress wedding invitations under our very own roof. We are very excited to SHOW you the quality of impression we can achieve. Shown above is a 110lb. 100% cotton card with black ink. As ALWAYS our hand painted wedding invitations and most of our exclusive signature collection designs can boast letterpress printing! Letterpress invitations are TRULY LUXURIOUS and INVITING! Wouldn't you agree?


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The MOST Beautiful Calligraphy by Jennifer

If you read my Artful Wedding & Party Ideas blog, you know how I have tried my hand at calligraphy. It is truly JUST a hobby for me. NOW, Jennifer's Calligraphy shown ABOVE is the most amazing I have seen. Every time she adds NEW calligraphy to her Facebook Fan Page I SWOON! You must check her out at Also, remember Christmas is coming soon and if you send Christmas cards out she is your go to for calligraphy. I'm sure she will book up fast so don't delay!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Elegant Ohio State Buckeye Theme Wedding

Ohio State Buckeye Theme Wedding

TODAY IS THE BIG GAME! So being from OHIO, I had to repost!

O-H ... I-O! Go Buckeyes!

Looking for an elegant way to express your love for the Ohio State Buckeyes at your wedding? White, grey and a pop of red will do the trick! Top off the O-H look with an Ohio State Buckeye Cake! Red and White invites with a touch of Silver go perfectly with your Buckeye theme!

Credits: Raya Carlisle Photography (3), My Personal Artist Red and White Custom Invitations, Zoeica, Corbin Gurkin, Tim McDermitt Photography, Hank's Cheesecakes, St. Louis


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Navy and Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board

Navy and Yellow Inspiration Board

Credits: Brett Buchanan (2), Harper Ferguson (2), Sweet Pea Events, Rochelle Mort (2), Blooms by Martha Andrews (2), My Personal Artist Handmade Letterpress Invitations, Lisa Franchot, Oh How Charming!, Andrea Polito Photography, Inc.

I just read on wedding bee about the trouble a bride is having putting together her navy and yellow color scheme wedding. I of course immediately jumped over to the Style Circle and whipped up this inspiration board delight with her in mind.

Remember, when planning your wedding color scheme, you do not have to overboard. Navy doesn't have to be just navy. You can feature navy, royal and a blue violet! A splash of "navy" here and there with a tiny dash of yellow is just right!

Have fun!


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Personal Artist Featured!

Hello!!! I just found out my wedding color ideas are quoted + our "My Personal Artist" website published in 'The Bride’s Book' magazine as one of their favorite wedding planning websites. The magazine will be in all Barnes & Nobles, Borders Bookstores, Waldenbooks and B. Dalton and major grocery stores throughout North and South Carolina by Dec 1st. The article is on page 16. My name 'Michelle Mospens' is huge! I can't believe it. Thank you to 'The Bride’s Book' magazine team!! How awesome are they!?


Las Vegas Wedding Invitations

After celebrating my husband, James', BIG 4-0 in Las Vegas, I see this Las Vegas Wedding Invitation is absolutely perfect for an elegant Las Vegas wedding at Caesars Palace or The Venetian!
Paired with our ORIGINAL + exclusive VANILLA stationery fragrance. Your LUCKY guests will certainly call you saying, "GRAZIE! GRAZIE!"


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vintage Butterfly Theme Outdoor Wedding Inspiration Board

Butterfly Theme Wedding

Credits: My Personal Artist Handmade Butterfly Wedding Invitations, Carla Ten Eyck (2), Meg Baisden Photography, Jenne Hohn Events, Andre Niesing, Heather Kincaid

In this inspiration board, I wanted to convey how to have a butterfly theme wedding without going overboad on butterflies. Soft, elegant vintage and what a wonderful outdoor wedding this would be!


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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Handmade Snowflake Wedding Invitations for Amanda + Edwin

Amanda's custom snowflake invitations!


276 pine cones

46 dark chocolate boxes

46 satin scarlet red hand-tied bows

184 hand-torn edges

6 cups of faux snow

100% handmade love

View more photos of Amanda and Edwin's Handmade Snowflake Invitations here >>

Friday, October 23, 2009

Vintage Wedding Ideas ~ Silhouette Invitations ~ Red + Gold Color Scheme

Neri F.

Credits: Jose Villa (2), Zoom Photography, Karlisch, My Personal Artist Wedding Invitations, Sedona Bride

I just created this vintage red and gold inspiration board for Neri F. The invite has a custom silhouette of the couple who will marry, hand-cut paper on a black layered background. Vintage and fun!


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Pink, Light Grey, Tulip Inspiration Board for Haylee D.

Haylee D.

Credits: Jose Villa, My Personal Artist Handmade Wedding Invitations, Corbin Gurkin, Lisa Lefkowitz, "Violet" by Simple Silhouettes

Haylee commissioned me to create a wonderful Pink, Light Grey, Tulip Inspiration Board to help jump start her wedding planning.

Gray seems to be the it color! Mocha is on the way out. Add a splash of another

color like pink to gray and wahlahh! You have fun colorful elegance!


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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WET PAINT! Black and White Hand Painted Wedding Invitations

WET PAINT! I just finished painting flower motifs for Alexandria's black and white wedding invitations! I'm used to hand painting more detailed flowers and paintings. The contrast is quite lovely don't you think?

Check back! I will add the actual invite here when it's ready to show!


Friday, September 25, 2009

SUNsational Sunflower Theme Wedding

SUNsational Sunflower Wedding

I love an outdoor wedding! Sunflowers just add the perfect, cheerful touch. Just look at the bright golden yellow sunflowers, they make me smile!

Credits: My Personal Artist Sunflower Invitations, Jenne Hohn Events, Andre Niesing, Lisa Franchot


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The Vineyard Wedding Inspiration Board

The Vineyard Wedding

I love the soft, romantic ambiance in this THE VINEYARD WEDDING inspiration board.

Credits: Jose Villa, Lisa Lefkowitz, My Personal Artist Vineyard Invitations, Open Air Photography, Karen Wise, Allyson Magda


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Chandelier Wedding Inspiration Board


Credits: My Personal Artist Chandelier Invitations, Karen Wise (3), Jeff & Julia Woods


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Lakeside Wedding Inspiration Board

Lakeside Wedding Inspiration Board

I absolutely LOVE the magical OUTDOOR FEEL this inspiration board holds. Notice the details of the TREE, LAKE and DOCK in the hand-painted 'Lakeside Wedding' invitation!

Credits: My Personal Artist Hand Painted 'Lakeside Wedding' Invitations, Lisa Franchot, Jenne Hohn Events, Andre Niesing, Jose Villa, Millie Holloman


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration Board

Raspberry + Mocha Winter Wedding

Credits: My Personal Artist Snowflake Invitations, James Christianson, Karen Wise Photography

One of our creative and fabulous clients asked for a winter theme snowflake invite in rich mocha and raspberry! Finally I had a few minutes this morning to create the inspiration board on STYLE CIRCLE on Style Me Pretty!


Raspberry, mocha, light blue, aqua blue, gray, white, scarlet red, olive, gold, silver, black, light violet, and plum.


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Beach Chic Wedding Inspiration Board

By the Seashore
Credits: My Personal Artist Beach Wedding Invitations, Jeff & Julia Woods, Studio Foto LLC, Elizabeth Messina
I adore STYLE CIRCLE at Style Me Pretty! I wanted to prove beach theme can certainly be BEACH CHIC!
Aqua blues, gold, light gray, beige, dusty pale mauves and buttercream colors are the perfect color palette match!
WOW! {Just In} We have achieved graceful, elegant beach theme wedding stationery:
"We received so many compliments on our wedding invitations that you prepared for us that I decided to have handwritten matching notes for each guest in their rooms at the destination houses on Hatteras Island where they are staying. The invitations far exceeded my expectations! We planned a casual beach chic wedding and the invitations I ordered from you were elegant, yet not too formal. They were timeless, perfectly worded and prepared with trimmings. Invitations are a guests first impression of an event. Your artwork conveyed the exact message I wanted to send to my guests about the type of event we had planned - which was that even though this is a seaside wedding, it will be very beautiful, stylish and graceful. Your artwork is just simply beautiful. Thank you, Tracy B." Read more client testimonials

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Personal Artist Featured!

Read INSIDER TO INSIDER written by Michelle Loretta at SAGE WEDDING PROS!! She is so very kind. I was honored to be interviewed and honored to share my story with other wedding professionals. Read INSIDER TO INSIDER Michelle Mospens Owner of My Personal Artist >

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Roaring Twenties Halloween Party Theme

roaring twenties invitations 1920's vintage

flapper girl roaring twenties themed custom invitation

With Halloween fast approaching, I wanted to share the newest custom invitation design added to our website for you to order! Perfect for your ROARING TWENTIES themed party!

Michelle Mospens created this SWANKY, custom roaring twenties invitation for Jane's spiffy fund raising gala. Michelle's custom hand-illustrated roaring twenties FLAPPER GIRL is quite the HOOFER! Keeping within the budget, Michelle still wanted the font/text and motif to reflect the fonts featured in many ads in the 1920's. She also wanted the design to be modern and fun. So don't HIGH-HAT your friends, invite all of them to your ROARING TWENTIES party! Your party is sure to be the CAT'S MEOW with this invite! And your guests, well they will think your the BEE'S KNEES!!

"Hi Michelle, It is great." ... "I just love the flapper girl!" ... "It is beautiful." ~ Jane

Roaring twenties party invitation >

Fun 1920's slang >

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Personal Artist Featured!


"LUCKY IN LOVE" the blog of BANQUETEVENT.COM featured our BUTTERFLY THEME INVITATIONS. Their blog is visually amazing and full of ideas! Check it out! >>

My Personal Artist featured!

Eco-friendly hand illustrated invitations by 'My Personal Artist'

I was uber thrilled when Lisa Barr, NY Bridal Fashion Examiner, asked to write about My Personal Artist! She did a lovely job! You can read the full article here >

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Day 2 of My Attempt At Calligraphy

I am feeling a little more confident in this 2nd attempt. We shall see. I will just keep practicing!! Are you a professional calligrapher? Send me your best work, I would be delighted to show it off here, in this post!