February 2012 Archive

Exciting times in the ATL

Happy Monday everyone! Just to fill you in on why my blogging has been sporadic at best, I have been hard at work getting ready for the NotWedding in Atlanta! There is still much to do before March 8, but I am so very excited about everything going on. All of the vendors met up last week at Sun in My Belly for a DELICIOUS rehearsal dinner and some preliminary mingling. This is going to be a seriously amazing event. If you are a bride-to-be and want access to some fantastic vendors in a super fun, non-traditional setting, holla atcho girl. I can give you all the deets. Or hop over to the NotWedding website and check it out! (Rumor has it that the REAL Miss Wyolene might make an appearance…!)

Friday wisdom.

Original design by Miss Wyolene.
(Except for his ‘stache which I found here.)

LaBruce and Harrison | Custom Stationery Designer

I feel like I should call this post “Adorable Newlyweds Who Don’t Take a Bad Picture and Who Aren’t Afraid of Using Lots and Lots of Pink.” LaBruce and Harrison wanted a special way to celebrate their very first Valentine’s Day, and I’m so thankful they thought of Miss Wyolene! (After all, I never say no to bright colors, oversize type, and super precious clients.) The fabulous Courtney Dox Photography shot the couple’s recent Charleston wedding. This moment she captured between these two is so perfect.

Happy Valentine’s Day, you two! Many more to come!

Make it Mysefff Monday | Valenteenies!

Happy Valentine week, friends! I haven’t had a  MIM post in an embarrassingly loooonnggg time. So I thought, what better way to start out love week?

Today, I’ll show you how to make Valenteenies! (Partially just because I think the name is the best part!) I love making these little guys for all sorts of things: cupcake toppers, card fluff, and (you’ll see at the end of the post) little garlands!

scrap paper (preferably yardstick weight)
small circle punch (I like 3/4″…extra ‘teeny!)
small heart punch
double sided tape
any additional punches for experimenting

Step 1:
Punch out your circles using the small heart punch and your scrap paper. Use varying colors and patterns to keep things interesting.

Step 2:
Select two circles and choose your ribbon.

 Step 3:
Place a small square of double sided tape on the back of one of the circles. Place one end of the ribbon onto the tape and cut it at the desired length. (I like about 3/4 of an inch.) Repeat until you have used all of the available space on the tape. Repeat this step, filling in the gaps on the second layer of tape.

Step 4:
Add one more piece of tape to the back of the other circle and stick the two circles back to back. Then, punch out two hearts from a different paper (I like metallic for a little punch!) and (once again) tape it to either circle. Voila!

Step 5:
If you like, you can string them together (Place on string before moving onto Step 4) and take them on a little photo shoot!