Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DIY invitations

I found a really cool article about the creative works of
Jordan Ferney, an Event Planner.

The article will certainly spark your creativity! Be twinspired!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Stardream Envelopes

Metallic envelopes add a beautiful touch to your invitations. Unfortunately, most inks smudge and smear on metallic or shimmery envelopes, which is why I love Stardream envelopes!

Stardream envelopes are made in Italy and are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Although Stardream envelopes are metallic textured, I've had no problems hand addressing Stardream envelopes. And I'm so excited to tell you that I have found the best site to purchase these envelopes at great prices, Envelope Mall!

Envelope Mall sells A7 Stardream envelopes for $16.95, for a package of 100 envelopes. This price is almost a steal! Your invitations will look like you spent a fortune!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bridal Fair

I displayed my work at a bridal fair a couple of weeks ago.
Here are a few pics I took as the vendors were setting up.

I gave away free handwriting samples at the fair.

Thanks for stopping by! Until my next post.... Cheers!

You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.

-George Lucas

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Alix & Kelly

I love the dresses by Alix & Kelly! So simple and elegant.

There are many other styles for the bride and bridal party.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Place Cards

I found these Martha Stewart place cards at Michael's. Each card is different.

There are creases on the back of each card to fold and create a stand.

I love the scalloped edges.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Wedding Bee

My work has been featured on The Wedding Bee! Whoohooo!! Please peruse on over to the Wedding Bee and vote (you'll see what I mean when you read the post by Mr. Mango). To see the post on The Wedding Bee, click here ---> Mango Overdrive: The Invites Pt. 1

Thank you for stopping by! And have a wonderful weekend!

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
Psalm 32:8

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Calligraphy by 2inspire

I am pleased to now offer 2 slightly different styles of handwriting. The difference is very subtle but could impact the look and feel of your invitations. Here is a glimpse of my handwriting, a unique, one of a kind style.

Some people like to draw and doodle, I like to write!

Style 1

Below is a sample of the new style I now offer. The letters M, A and K are slightly different. I've noticed a lot of invitations with these letters written in this format. I wanted to offer something similar to a standard font yet maintaining a unique style.

Style 2

Please visit my Etsy store for more details, 2inspire designs.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Table Numbers

Whew! I've been very busy with all things wedding.
Love is definitely in the air!

Here are pictures of table numbers I wrote on white cardstock.

If you'd like more information about my handwriting services,
or would like to receive free samples, visit my Etsy shop,
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jill and Kevin Wedding

Have you seen this? It will put a smile on your face! Enjoy!

JK Wedding Dance

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wedding Planning Tools

The Wedding Wire provides online wedding planning tools for FREE!

You'll find tools to plan and track your wedding budget, planning checklist, build your guest list, and more!

Wedding Wire Planning Tools

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Creative Ideas - Photos

Here is a site I found that I must share with all of you! It is called Big Huge Labs. There are so many creative ways to work with your photos on this site. If you're a sports fan and want to announce your engagement, how about the Trading Card Maker? Or make a magazine cover? Or a movie poster for all your guests to sign? Okay, okay, getting carried away. So, many twinspiring ideas! You just have to see for yourself, Big Huge Labs. Enjoy!

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
~Ronald E. Osborn

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wedding Cake Toppers

Here are a few whimsical wedding cake toppers....

I found these at RedLightStudio's Etsy shop.

This one's so tweet!!

I love this beach theme cake & cake topper!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Change is the only constant.
~Isaac Asimov

Since opening my Etsy store, in early 2008, I've hand addressed thousands of wedding invitations. Many brides-to-be have returned for additional services such as escort cards and favor tags. My business has also grown through referrals and for this, I am eternally grateful! It is sheer pleasure working with brides-to-be (grooms, too!) and many others involved in the wedding planning. After much thought, I've decided to veer my blog into a new direction. From this day forward, Twinspire will focus on twinspiring ideas for your wedding day and all the events that lead up to your BIG day. You'll find DIY projects for your wedding, handcrafted wedding items I find on Etsy and all things wedding related to twinspire you!

ink colors: silver & gold

Sending out your save-the-date cards or wedding invitations soon? Before you stick a label on your envelopes, find out what 2inspire can offer you.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Escort Cards

It's been a while since my last post. I've been busy addressing save-the-date cards and wedding invitations. White ink, and classic black ink, have been the popular choice of color.

In between projects, I made a few escort cards using ribbons, stamps and rhinestones.

Even though I've been married for over 16 years, I dream about celebrating my 20th or 25th wedding anniversary. This time, I'd love to celebrate outdoors, at one of the local wineries in the SF Bay Area. A live band, my original bridesmaids and groomsmen, etc. Hmmmm, I sure can dream!

Thanks so much for visiting. I'll post again soon. In the meantime, check out this video I found on YouTube. It's of Lea Salonga's wedding a few years ago. She's sang her "I Do's". Be twinspired!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Before & After

I love these ready to embellish cards from JoAnne's.

These are dual colored - Tiffany blue on the inside and white on the outside.

Makes card making quick and easy!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

scrappy card

Do you save your scrap papers? I do. If there's room to stamp on it, I save it!

Here's a card I made using scrap papers from my scrappy stash.

Thanks for stopping by!
My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
-Mel Weldon

Thursday, February 12, 2009

popular colors

I provide free calligraphy samples for brides-to-be.
I get requests for many different ink colors.

Here's a card I made with popular wedding colors this season.

The most requested ink color this season is "Tiffany Blue".

If you're interested in receiving free calligraphy samples, visit my Etsy store to find out how.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Anniversary Card

CPS is having an anniversary celebration!
I made an anniversary cake card to help celebrate!

justjohanna's OBP stamp:
birdie cake

I used faux pearl strands from Michael's and Tiffany blue cardstock for the card. Tiffany blue and red seems to be a popular wedding color combo this season.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

wedding cake

Here's a wedding card I made using justjohanna OBP stamps.

See the love birds I used as the cake topper?

These are rhinestone stickers I found at Michael's.
Love them! I wish I had bought more because I haven't seen them since.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

polka dot challenge

Here's my take on Caardvarks' challenge for the month.

amuse and justjohanna OBP stamps

I used justjohanna's circle dot background stamp on brown cardstock.

And of course, one of my favorite OBP stamps, Alma!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Sometimes, I can sit for hours and make just one card. Other times, I'm hit with a creative streak and I can make three to four cards in an hour. Does that ever happen to you?

I had one of those days when creative juices were flowing through me.

I made the envelope with vellum paper.

And I used lace and ribbon on the card to add dimension and texture.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card I made for my Dad.

(Happy Birthday, Dad!)

I made die cuts with my Big Shot.

I used glitter stickers and covered them with fun flock.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Holiday Cards

Here's a look at my holiday cards. I wasn't able to send my cards out before Christmas but I did get them out before the New Year!

The theme was a little tropical. I used transparency paper and tucked our family photo inside the card. The starfish die cut is by Paper House. I traced the die cut with Stickles to add glitter.

Thanks for stopping by. I wish you peace for the New Year and always, and many creative blessings!