Friday, April 26, 2013


I finally had a chance to view my blog.  My last post was quite some time ago but with good reason.  I've been busy with weddings, weddings, and more weddings!  I'm eternally grateful to have a small part in making so many weddings memorable with my calligraphy.  

Please visit my shop, 2inspire on Etsy or follow me on Pinterest and be twinspired!  

My work overflowing on to the dining room table.  

Each moment is an opportunity to create and do new things
Don't wait to see what will happen
Plan to create and do great things!
Love more, Achieve more & Give more.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Style - Calligraphy by Eleanor (2inspire)

I'm pleased to introduce another calligraphy style to add to my Etsy shop.
This style is called Zoe.

2inspire offers modern and non-traditional calligraphy styles.
I offer a few slightly different styles for you to choose from.

I was inspired by a special friend to create the Zoe style -
simple, fun, whimsical and unique.

Please visit my Etsy shop for additional styles,

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
~ Peg Bracken

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Sand-Written Wedding Proposal Mystery Solved!

I was surfing the net and found an article about a wedding proposal that took place on Ocean Beach, in beautiful San Francisco. Truly amazing! Read the story here, on 7x7 SF Weddings.

Wow! Art work by Andres Amador.

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~ Voltaire ~

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wedding Consultants

It takes a lot of time and energy to plan a wedding. I always say, on the day of your wedding, you should totally enjoy it and let someone else handle all the details of your special day. A Wedding Consultant can take care of all the details of your wedding. I asked Arlene, with Ah...New Beginnings to help shed some light on what she does and how she can help you plan your dream wedding.

You dream it.

Since you were a child, you envisioned your wedding dress, you walking down the aisle to meet your groom, your first kiss as a married couple, the first time you are called Mr. and Mrs., your first dance together, the toast that your best friend will give, watching your family and closest friends dancing to your favorite music, and at last, you head off to have your dream honeymoon.

We plan it.

It's important to me that we hit it off right from the start. At our first meeting, you feel at ease and comfortable. Your questions are answered. You feel confident working with a certified and trained wedding coordinator who translates your vision with style, grace and professionalism. I am gentle, patient, detailed-oriented and I listen to your concerns and ideas. You are guided throughout the entire process. We keep in touch through emails and phone calls. We meet, plan and work together to create a precise timeline for you, the wedding vendors, wedding party, family and friends who are involved in any aspect of the wedding planning.

You enjoy it.

You wake up on your wedding day and know that someone else is worrying about the details. Everything is smooth and on schedule from rehearsal to wedding ceremony and reception. You, the newlyweds are taken care of. You feel like a guest at your own wedding. You absorb every detail of your special day. Your family and friends have the time of their lives. With past experience, I can manage any unexpected or last minute changes to the wedding details. Working with me exceeds your expectations. You truly enjoy yourselves.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vision Board

A few years ago, I created a Vision Board. It's been hanging in my home studio and I never looked at it closely until recently. Thoughts of gratitude filled my whole being because I was amazed at how much of my visions and goals had come true. I had set my intentions and put it on paper, then I started working on my goals and something magical happened.

My work in the Bride Northern California Magazine

Creation is always happening. Every time an individual has a thought, or a prolonged, chronic way of thinking, they're in the creation process. Something is going to manifest out of those thoughts.” ~Michael Beckwith

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thinking outside the box - Part 2

I love vintage inspired weddings.
When I visit antique shops or flea markets, I look for buttons to embellish my cards.

This button added the perfect touch for this wedding invitation ensemble.
I wrapped the cards with bronze colored tulle.

To hold and keep the invitation in place, I cut around the flowers.

Handwritten reception card and a response card.

I used oval labels for the return address on the back of the envelopes.

All the flowers were already on the cards. I added red fun flock for texture and color.

But out of limitations comes creativity.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thinking outside of the box - Part 1

I found this box of DIY invites from the clearance section at Michael's.
The price was marked down to 50%.

The colors were perfect for my project - brown and cream.

The set came complete with ribbons, cardstock and envelopes.

I wanted to create a modern-vintage look.
Here's a peek at what I came up with!

In this photo, I added the following:
red fun flock, brown craft cardstock, red cardstock

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post!

Hope you've been twinspired!

Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be. Lakshmi Mittal

Friday, July 15, 2011

DIY Menu Card

I love feathers, lace and ribbons!

I wanted to incorporate all of these in my design for a menu card.

The colors for this project was red and ivory.

I embellished the sleeve on the menu card with red satin ribbon and a crocheted flower.

Hope you've been twinspired!

"If you love someone... you say it, right then, out loud. Otherwise... the moment just passes you by."

- From My Best Friends Wedding