Thursday, January 29, 2009

And the AWARD goes to! ... My Personal Artist!

And the AWARD goes to! ... My Personal Artist!

And the crowd roars!

A BIG THANK YOU to "Bridal Inquirer" and "Opulent Planning With Latrice" for this fantastic award recognizing "My Personal Artist Blog". We’ve been chosen to receive this award for being a blog with GREAT ATTITUDE + GRATITUDE!!!

Thank you "Bridal Inquirer" and "Opulent Planning With Latrice"!!!! :: I am blushing! ::

So now it is my turn to return the favor and nominate 10 blogs that I think show great attitude and/or gratitude…

This is how it works:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

(in no particular order) And the AWARDS go to! ...

1. The Wedding Chicks

2. By Your Side Events

3. Allegro Photography

4. Operation Nice

5. Opulent Planning with Latrice

6. The Wedding Work Room / K Sherrie+Co Planning Atelier

7. Sugar Blossom

8. The Notebook

9. Snippet and Ink

10. Indianapolis Wedding Blog

(it was VERY difficult to choose only 10!!!!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yellow Hibiscus Pocketfolder Invitations

Yellow Hibiscus Pocketfolder Invitations

Bright, Vibrant and FUN! I just had to share Sarah's Yellow Hibiscus Pocketfold Invitations! Cards fit in an organized manner inside the pocketfolder.

This yellow invitation is now available on

Monday, January 26, 2009

How to Write Wedding Invitations

I have added a new "How to write your wedding invitations" section to the "wedding invitation phrases" section on our website! It will help you truly decide how to write your invitations no matter the situation. Included is how to write the wedding invitation when the bride and groom or the mother of the bride are issuing the invite. Many other ideas and etiquette questions are also answered on this page.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sea-Worthy Starfish Wedding Invitations

Take a look at Ashley's nautical, starfish wedding invitations in NAVY and GOLD! As you can SEA this beautiful color scheme is perfect for a destination wedding theme. The invitation is hand-sparkled with fine gold glitter and hand-tied with luxurious double face satin ribbon in navy. Each invite is wrapped carefully with hand-cut gold tissue paper and scented with our EXCLUSIVE coconut fragrance! The invite inside sported hand-torn edging and original pineapple watercolor art by Michelle Mospens. The direction card inside the folder card, navigates Ashley's guests to the wedding location. This sea-worthy invite is nestled in a lovely invite box ready for the guests to open just like a gift! They will certainly cruise to her wedding with a smile on their faces.

Ashley, Thank YOU. You were a GREAT pleasure to work with!!

© 2009 Michelle Mospens.

Monday, January 19, 2009

First Dance Video

I HAD to pass along this video to you! Thanks to INDIANAPOLIS WEDDING BLOG for showing me. I laughed and laughed. It is WORTH watching. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

CURRENTLY FEATURED ON: Better Homes and Gardens Editors' Picks

Better Homes and Gardens

Editors' Picks: Wedding Invitations

From modern to traditional, we've searched through thousands of wedding invitations to bring you our top picks.

Bring on the Beach

Wow your guests with this personalized invitation from My Personal Artist, perfect for a destination wedding. Choose from a variety of original watercolor artwork by artist Michelle Mospens. You can add shells and other embellishments to personalize your bottle invitation.

My Personal Artist; Tropical Message; see for current pricing.

Original post at Better Homes and Gardens <-- My Personal Artist says THANK YOU Better Homes and Gardens!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Purple Wedding Cake

Purple Wedding Cake

The most unique PURPLE wedding cake I have ever seen! Do you like this cake? Jewel tones are in you know!

Cake: Iverson’s Bakery, Dearborn

Photo By: Kristen Taylor Photography

Ohio State Buckeye Groom's Cake

Ohio State Buckeye Groom's Cake

Well, being from Ohio, I just could NOT resist posting this Ohio State Buckeyes groom's cake!

Groom's Cake: Hank's Cheesecakes, St. Louis 

Photo By: Tim McDermitt Photography, St. Louis

Beach Theme Wedding Idea

Beach Theme Wedding Idea

I love the starfish on the chairs for a beach wedding! Natural and simple. A great way to carry your beach theme through out your wedding.

Photographer Captures Blue Sky Wonderfully

Photographer Captures Blue Sky Wonderfully

I love how Laura Dombrowski captures the blue sky in this photo! Check her out at her website online now >>

Beautiful Photography!

I just had to pass on this wonderful photographer and the website! Gorgeous images and great wedding inspiration. ALLEGRO PHOTOGRAPHY >

Beautiful Green Orchid Bouquet + Invitations

I just found this beautiful green orchid bouquet on It matches my GREEN ORCHID WEDDING INVITATIONS! Fuchsia, navy, gold, chocolate bridesmaid dresses would look fabulous as a back drop to this bouquet.

Bridesmaid Bouquets: Liz Stewart Floral Design 

Photo By: Leah Powell Photography

Invitations By: My Personal Artist

Decorations: The Thicket, Springfield, MO, Photo By: Big Smile Photography

Cake: Mollie Cakes, Savannah, Photo By: LaCour, Atlanta

Beautiful Color Combo : Robin's Egg Blue and Pink

Robin's Egg Blue and Pink make a GREAT summer color combo! Fresh and NEW like you TWO!

Bridesmaid Bouquets: Desiree De Lara, San Francisco, Photo By: Chyna Darner Photography

Cute and Elegant Wedding Reception Centerpiece Idea

Cute and elegant centerpiece idea!

Centerpieces: Parrish Designs, Miami
Photo By: Riccis Valladares Photography

Gold ELEGANT Bridesmaid Dress

I love this GOLD bridesmaid dress! ELEGANT! You can find it here >

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Roaring Twenties Custom Invitations

Jane requested a custom ROARING TWENTIES invitation for a fund raising gala. Keeping within the budget, I still wanted the font/text and motif to reflect the fonts featured in many ads in the 1920's. I also wanted the design to be modern and fun. "Hi Michelle, It is great." ... "I just love the flapper girl!" ... "It is beautiful." ~ Jane

Friday, January 9, 2009

LAS VEGAS THEME custom invitation

I had a blast with this LAS VEGAS THEME custom invitation for a large corporation / private client. Each invite included three layers, hand-sparkled in gold, hand-cut and hand-folded gold tissue paper, real poker chips and the card included the reservation details. All wrapped up in a black invite box. LUCKY was the invitee receiving this invite! Details on started a custom invitation design >>

More MODERN designs for my fabulous + creative clients

It is the second week in January and 2009 is off to a FABULOUS start!!! I have been creating custom handmade invitations for a DECADE now. To this day, I STILL enjoy creating new MODERN designs for my fabulous + creative clients! I am so lucky I get to work with my husband of 17 years EVERY day in our new invitation studio / building. No, no we do not work out of our house. We are an established business that just keeps growing!!! I look forward to creating MORE TREND-SETTING DESIGNS and expanding My Personal Artist! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Modern + Bold Gerbera Daisy Invitations

Bring modern design to your wedding day with bold original hand-illustrations by Michelle Mospens. This hot pink gerbera daisy invitation card can be customized in almost any color you chose. Hand-torn edging adds an unexpected handmade texture. Bold, enlarged shots of graphics are more popular and BIGGER in wedding invitation trends today then ever. Express your personality in a BIG way! In 2009, our hand-sparkle add on is proving to be a true must have on our modern and fun invite designs!!

View order details for our exclusive gerbera daisy wedding invitations here >>

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Emerald Green + Silver Beach Wedding Invitations

I just had to share this wonderfully modern and chic color combo for Michele W. in South Wales, UK. Emerald Green and Silver! The silver box is soooo chic w/ the emerald green ribbon and silver tissue paper.

Just one of the great ways to color coordinate your wedding invitations to match your wedding color scheme! Below a cranberry color scheme! Beautiful!

Having a destination wedding or wedding on the beach? Our EXCLUSIVE Seaside Elegance is the very best choice for you!

Santa Barbara Zoo Invitations

I had the GREAT pleasure of working with Susan on her Santa Barbara Zoo wedding stationery!

My goal was to make her zoo theme invite ELEGANT.

I achieved this using light blue and pewter gray ink colors printed on buttercream 110lb. cardstock. Matching light blue metallic liners pull together the entire design!

This NEW Zoo Wedding Invitations design is now available at

Most details are changed on the invite shown above to protect Susan's identity.

Information on having your wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo >>