Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dawn Smith Events Shares Gerbera Daisy Inspriation Board

I was thrilled to find Dawn Smith Events Blog this morning featuring my original gerbera daisy artwork + invitation! I loved her inspiration board so much I asked her if I could post to my blog! She kindly obliged.

Following is Dawn's original post (w/ exception of the 1 invite swapped out from another one I offer ::wink wink::)

"I love gerbera daisies; I can't wait until they are in season, then I make sure that I always have fresh ones around. So of course, I think they are perfect for a spring wedding shower or reception.

Get The Party Started
Invite your guests with this original watercolor artwork printed on coverstock with vellum.

The Table's The Thing
Lovin' this eye-popping tabletop of fuschia and orange. I am in love with these apple box centerpieces! Simple and genius; multicolored gerbera daisies in square vases. Big impact with little effort; a simple vase of daises on top of bright colored ribbons that have been woven together.

Bridesmaids carry vibrant bouquets of pink and orange gerbera daisies hand-tied with orange ribbon.

Have Your Cake....
Of course I had to show some cupcakes; fabulousness a la Pink Cake Box. Simple adornments are classic on this perfect white cake.

Send Them Home With A Smile
The packaging is as special as your gift with these favor boxes."

THANK YOU AGAIN DAWN! I truly look forward to your future posts.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Coral + Pewter + Gold Butterfly Wedding Invitations

EXCLUSIVE Butterfly Wedding Invitations. Only sold at My Personal Artist.

Brand new butterfly wedding invitation design featuring original artwork by Michelle Mospens.

Almost any color is available {e.g., tiffany blue layered background w/ lavender butterflies.}

Printing styles in raised thermography ink, flat ink, or letterpress available.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Magical Wedding Photo


Just Magical.

I found this photo by Amina at
Wonderful, DRAMATIC and creative photography.

{I did have to crop the image width a bit to show the amazing details upclose.}

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dinah's Hot Pink, Orange + Kiwi Green Inspiration Board

Dinah shared her personal inspiration board with us, we just added her invite of choice THE WATERCOLOR HIBISCUS photo.

Her palette includes fresh hues of hot pink, orange, and kiwi colors! Clean, simple and bursting with color is a popular choice for 2009. Bright colors make a person feel GREAT!

I can't wait to hear what her guests say about the invitations and stationery! As you can see they are a perfect match to her flowers and decor!

Michelle Mospens, My Personal Artist, is the creator of the EXCLUSIVE Watercolor Hibiscus wedding invitation design shown above. Only found at

{Dinah's information: date, last names, etc. were changed for the invitation photo above, we respect her privacy as we do with all of our brides/clients and do not share this private information with anyone.}

Monday, March 2, 2009

Aqua + Yellow Inspiration Board

Aqua + Yellow Inspiration Board for your 'fun in the sun' and modern wedding!

The TROPICAL AQUA bridesmaid dress is from As well as the tropical aqua shoes. The yellow J. Crew SUNSHINE bracelet adds another burst of color!

The modern invitation design above, starts with a hand-painted tropical yellow hibiscus by artist Michelle Mospens. Aqua ink in digital or raised ink printing finishes off this 'fun in the sun' design. Available at

How to Word Gifts on an Invitation

The question is often asked here at My Personal Artist, "How do I word we want money for our wedding gift?" or "How do we word we do not want any wedding gifts?"

In my opinion and that of many guests (trust me they have called us!) it is NOT proper to print such details on a wedding invitation. Nor is it proper to do so on an alternative card that will be mailed with your wedding invitation. 

On your bridal shower invitation, that is a different story. The person giving the party is allowed to give their guests gift ideas FOR YOU! That is fantastic. Your guests should remember where you are registered for your wedding day then. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and bridesmaids can verbally tell the guests gift ideas when asked. If you still feel your guests do not know what to give you on your special day tell a vociferous relative and they will certainly get the word out for you!

Another popular idea is to include your wedding website on your alternative card this way your guests will go to your website and see your personal REGISTRY link there. Many of our couples we have worked with do this. offers free wedding websites for you to enjoy!

Remember, during these tough economic times guests certainly don't want to be told how to spend their money. Let's get back to the basics and enjoy each others company and the simple things in life, like LOVE.

For more wording ideas for your wedding invitation and stationery please feel free to view our exclusive collection of wedding invitation wording >>