Monday, December 27, 2010

Loving my blog & site visitors!

Just a quick note to say I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday celebration! I know I did and I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2011, with so many exciting developments for Inkberry and all of my sites to come in the new year! As busy as I get every single day, I never forget to check my stats to see my site visitors from all over the WORLD! It's truly interesting to see how far my designs reach, and it is part of what I love so much about being a designer and doing what I do. Even based in Virginia, I'm able to create custom designs for anyone, anywhere! And I love this blog because it is an easy way for me to keep my true fans, friends, customers and biggest supporters updated on all the latest news with Inkberry. I have seen many recurring visits lately, from many recognizable locations and computers not just on my blog, but my website as well. Typically I love this, when I know it is a customer or fan coming to see their designs posted, or order matching items, or just checking in to say hi or tell me about an upcoming event they are starting to plan. I truly love my fans, customers and friends and am looking forward to an awesome 2011, filled with fun new items, announcements, changes and more!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and a fabulous NEW YEAR celebration!! :)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank you Greetings etc. for featuring our Pretty in Paisley invitation!

A lovely surprise to see our Pretty in Paisley invitation included in Greetings etc. Magazine's "The Power of Paisley" Trend Alert online feature yesterday! Thanks so much Greetings etc.! This invitation is one of our favorites and we heart paisley too! Click here to read more on the Greetings etc. website.

Speaking of the power of paisley, we now offer matching thank you notes for our Pretty in Paisley bridal shower invitations. Our thank you notes and stationery are available in a variety of sizes and are printed on premium smooth, linen or metallic cardstock. You can choose to have your monogram or full name, or simply "Thank You". Best of all, as always your wording and colors can be customized upon request.  

Last but not least, we are especially in love with our newest children's photo stationery line which happens to include a very precious "Paisley Baby" design!

You can view all of our new stationery additions on our website here: 

So many new items have been added to our site recently and we'll have new posts and some exciting announcements to come! For now, we are ready for some down time from the holiday rush and are looking forward to enjoying Christmas and New Years with our family and closest friends. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday celebration with the ones you love!

Best wishes!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Item Spotlight: Modern Save the Date Wedding Announcements

I am so excited about my new wedding Save the Date cards now available in my shop. While I have created many of these for friends, family and loyal customers and referrals, I have not had Save the Date cards available in my shop for purchase until now. Check them out here and watch for many other designs to come! Available as DIY printable/print your own, or photo and cardstock versions, these save the date cards can also can be completely customized to match your wedding day colors. I hope you love them as much as I do. Happy wedding planning! 
Circle the Date - Wedding Save the Date by Inkberry Cards

Love Lines - Wedding Save the Date by Inkberry Cards

Love is in the Air - Wedding Save the Date by Inkberry Cards

Picture Perfect - Wedding Save the Date by Inkberry Cards

Stay tuned for more exciting posts to come! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fabulous Fall Ball Photos by Allison Curti Photography

Earlier this month, we finished up my son's first season of T-Ball and were lucky enough to have a professional photographer mom among us, Allison Curti, to take the end of season team photos! Here are just a few of the awesome, super cute photos Allison took for us! My favorite are the shots that were not your typical team photos, many of which she took while the kids were just playing together in between their individual photo sessions. I loved how she was able to capture the kids in action, having fun and being the adorable 5 year olds they are!! These are just a few examples of the great memories she captured for all of us.


View more of Allison Curti's photography and check out her blog ( to see her beautiful portrait and family photos as well right here.

Thanks so much Allison!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanks Invitation Buzz for including us in your Buzzworthy holiday card post!

Our Modern Gray and Gold Holiday Lights card was featured on Invitation Buzz's most recent Buzzworthy holiday card post! Thanks so much!

See the full post, and browse other Buzzworthy posts by Invitation Buzz here!

Love this card too? View it in our shop here, or our complete line of holiday card designs here and on Snapfish!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Throw a Totally Cute Turtle Party Shell-a-bration!

I recently designed an invitation for Erika for her son Reid's first birthday party. His party is a turtle theme, so she went with our Mod Turtle First Birthday invitation, in the traditional blue, green and orange color scheme. The photo of Reid that she sent in for the invitation could not have been more perfect for this invitation...take a look! So cute!

Inkberry Cards Mod Turtle First Birthday Invitation

Our Mod & Trendy Turtle invitations have always been popular and so I started to design a turtle theme party inspiration board in the past but had not yet had a chance to finish it up and post it. I thought this was a great time to share Erika's cute invitation along with the new, completed party inspiration board! I hope you like it - I had a lot of fun making it! Be sure to check out the links below to find more information on all of these cute turtle theme party items online! 

Turtle Party Inspiration Board Featured Items (clockwise from top left in photo):
Turtle Fruit Bowl and Centerpiece: Flavors of
Mod Turtle First Birthday Invitation:
Turtle Cupcakes:
Turtle T-Shirt: OhBananas on
Turtle Hat:
Turtle Party Banner: PaperFollie on
Turtle Cookie Party Favor: The Fancy Lady Gourmet

Don't forget - our Mod & Trendy Turtle invitations are available in ANY turtle color scheme you'd like! Below is our "girl" Trendy Turtle invite. We've also done the turtle party invitation in a purple and green scheme, as well as a madras plaid turtle theme which was very cute and perfectly matched some of the pre-purchased party decor items! Color scheme changes are no additional charge with any order. 

Inkberry Cards Trendy Turtle Girl First Birthday Invitation
 Happy party planning and be sure to stay tuned for some upcoming fun holiday posts!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Vote for Inkberry Cards’ “Sweet Seaside I Do” wedding invitation on!

wedding invitations - Sweet Seaside I Do
wedding invitations - Sweet Seaside I Do

I am really excited that one of my designs made it into the Final Round 2 of’s Happily Ever After Wedding Challenge with! Our “Sweet Seaside I Do” design was picked by the Minted team to go into the customer and fan voting round, which helps Minted decide which new designs will be added to their 2011 Wedding Collection! This is very exciting since Minted received over 1,400 wedding invitation design entries in this challenge from so many extremely talented designers across the world. The Minted team then narrowed the entries down to a little over 500 and one of Inkberry’s designs was chosen to move on! With so many entries from so many artistic and creative designers, it is a huge honor to be chosen to move on in the Minted competition! Your votes could make our new “Sweet Seaside I Do” beach-theme wedding invitation a part of’s 2011 Wedding Collection!  We would love for you to vote not just on ours, but on all of the designs chosen to move on! Minted relies on customer and fan feedback greatly to help tell them what to sell, so view all of the fantastic designs in the challenge and vote today! 
Click here to vote for Inkberry's Sweet Seaside I Do on!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Take a Peek at our 2010 Holiday Card Designs!

I'm really excited that all of my new holiday card designs are up on both and Snapfish now! I think this year's designs are a great balance of traditional color schemes, as well as some modern, fun, non-traditional color schemes such as brown, pink, aqua and lime green! Who says holiday cards have to always be red and green? What's great about your Christmas or Holiday card color scheme is if you order through, any card design can be changed to any color scheme you'd like! So if you see a design you like but you think you want to try something different with the colors, just indicate that with your order and I will be happy to change it for you! 

If you want to order through Snapfish, there are some great options for my designs on that site which are not available on my other site such as recordable greeting cards and single greeting card orders. So how you do decide which site to order from? Hopefully this quick list will help:

Inkberry Cards on Snapfish: photo prints, stationery flat cards, stationery half-fold cards, no minimum quantity on greeting cards, recordable greeting cards. View all of my current holiday cards on Snapfish here! $20 DIY/print your own option, premium cardstock in unique styles such as linen, watercolor or pearl metallic, new luxe styles in ornamental and scallop edge die-cut edge designs, custom designed 5x5 tri-fold styles in any of my current holiday card design themes (minimum quantity of 25). View all of Inkberry Cards' 2010 holiday card designs here!

Here's some of my new favorite holiday card designs, although I have to say that I really love them all!! 

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Exciting News: Inkberry Cards is now a design partner with!

View Inkberry Cards' designs available for purchase on here.
I've been waiting to announce this VERY EXCITING NEWS until my complete line of 2010 holiday cards was up on the site, but I keep adding new designs gradually, and I just can't wait anymore to announce it. I am so excited to say that Inkberry Cards is now a design partner with Snapfish by HP, with many of my designs available for purchase through the website. I am gradually adding new items every week, so be sure to keep checking back for new products and designs. For now, you will find some super cute Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas photo cards available in your choice of photo prints, cardstock prints and half-fold stationery cards. Check out the bestsellers so far, and all of the current designs available on here!

Not to worry - I am still doing party packages and custom designs and regular orders through my full site, but this is such a great new option for all of your holiday photo card needs, so I hope you will all check it out!  If you don't find exactly what you are looking for, I am available for your custom design orders as always.

In other related and very exciting news, two of my designs were also chosen by Snapfish to be a part of their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Gives campaign. I am honored to be chosen and to be a part of such an important cause to help fight the battle against breast cancer. 30% from every sale of their Pink Gives items is donated to to help find a cure! On top of that, when you spend only $10 or more on any Pink Gives item, you receive 36 FREE CUSTOM PHOTO RETURN ADDRESS LABELS! How cool is that? Just add a set of address labels to your qualifying purchase and enter the code PINKGIVES2010 at checkout!

View all of the lovely Pink Gives 2010 collection here and purchase something Perfectly Pink for an excellent cause today! 

I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying this beautiful fall weather! Be sure to check back soon...I will update you with some MORE exciting news in the coming days and weeks! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Trick or Treat: Halloween Time is in the Air!

I love Fall and I'm so excited about the new cool weather, my son's Fall t-ball games, and decorating/planning for Halloween and the coming holidays! This is by far my favorite time of the year, leading up to my very close, runner-up favorite time of the year: Christmas of course! I've been busy working on a few really big projects, and I'm still working on all of my new holiday cards for 2010 - all of which will be available very soon! I have some big, exciting news that I will share very soon about my designs, so stay tuned! In the mean time, check out this cute, new Halloween card available now in my shop. :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Inkberry Cards Ten Tiny Birth Announcement Featured on Invitation Buzz!

I was so excited this week to receive an email from Heather at Invitation Buzz saying one of my birth announcements had been featured in the Buzzworthy section of their website! The Buzzworthy theme of the day centered around beautiful designs in red, titled Thoughts of Red With All the Maine Apple Picking Sightings. I was thrilled to see my Ten Tiny birth announcement in the company of such beautiful letterpress invitations and cards. It was an honor! Check it out!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Featured Customer Party: Hot Pink and Zebra Princess Party!

I have been meaning to post these adorable, customer party photos all summer long! I'm so excited to finally post them and share this adorable customer party with everyone. I hope you all enjoy!! :)

Earlier this summer, I was contacted by Tawny of Princess & Pirate Tales blo
g, to design some custom cupcake toppers and tags for her little girl Samantha’s 3rd birthday! She was interested in my hot pink and zebra design, but also wanted some princess elements added in to match her unique party theme. I was happy to put some custom designs together just for her, to help decorate her special day!

Tawny sent me the photos from her party, and she did such an awesome job with the entire party, that I had to share her pics! It is the cutest zebra princess party I have seen, so I had to share! I know her little girl Samantha had a fabulous time, and I am positive the event was definitely a birthday she will remember for years to come!

Below are just a few photos from the party that show the cupcake toppers, tags and decorations that I designed for her, but everything Tawny put together for the party was amazing! Check out her full party review at her own blog, Princess & Pirate Tales. She is so creative and talented, you'll have a great time looking at all of her lovely photos!

Custom designed, zebra & princess cupcake toppers and decorative tags

Close-up of the adorable cupcakes she had at the party, with the custom designed toppers

Tawny had fun costumes for the party guests to try on and play in. Such a cute idea! She created a sign, decorated with two of the party tag designs, that told the guests to have fun trying on and playing in their favorite costume of choice.

Zebra & Princess Party dessert table

Another cupcake shot!

Best of all, the birthday girl, Samantha!

Planning your own zebra and princess party? Here are a few of my many hot pink and zebra invitations that match this theme!

Zebra Cupcake First Birthday Party Invitation

Wild Birthday Celebration - Kids' Zoo, Jungle, Animal or Zebra Party Invitation

Zebra Sweet Sixteen - Birthday Party Invitation

Hot Pink and Zebra 1st Birthday Party Photo Invitation

Complete party packages are available for any invitation design. Check out our current hot pink and zebra complete party package!

Are you a customer and you have photos from a recent party using our designs that you'd like to share? I would love to see them and share them as a future Featured Party on the Inkberry Girl blog! Just email me at with any photos you'd like to share. I will link to your own blog or website, and please include any other vendors that should be credited in any handmade party items. :)

Stay tuned for more customer party pics each month!