mm ink featured in occasions magazine!

I am so thrilled to be featured in Occasions Magazine's Summer 2012 issue! I had the pleasure of working  with two super talented event planners on two of the Party Style inspiration shoots. Stay tuned for pics and details. In the meantime, grab a copy on newsstands now - its loaded with party inspiration!


happy friday and happy mother's day!

Wishing all of you a happy Friday and sending special Mother's day greetings to all the moms! Here's some lovely calligraphy I did just for you!

Calligraphy by Moya Minns, MM Ink

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend!


mm ink photo shoot prep: prop shopping

Although I am just about done with purchasing the props for my photo shoot, I wanted to share my top 3 places to go to online for items to style my stationery pieces with:

1. ETSY!!!! Love, Love, Love! I love adding handmade elements and Etsy is the perfect place to find them.

2. Paper Source - I love their fine paper collection for lining envelopes or cutting out cute shapes, etc.

3. Champion Stamp Company - it's stamp heaven! Every stamp you can think of is here. Stamps are a great way to add color or for interest when placed off to the side of your stationery pieces.

These are all great places for purchasing wedding items as well - wedding favors and gifts, lovely paper to line your envelopes after they have been hand lettered :), and beautiful stamps (including vintage ones) for your envelopes!


happy friday: chip it!

Preston Bailey's blog is inspirational and I love his mix of wedding, design and business advice. In one of his posts last week, he mentioned a great tool called Chip It! (by Sherwin-Williams) that lets you turn any online picture into a color palette! I think it's so cool! Here is a demo using my color inspirations for the photo shoot:

Neat right!?! It's perfect for someone who loves to play with color. Have fun!

Happy Friday!


mm ink photo shoot prep: more color inspiration

It's May (already!!) and that means the photo shoot for MM Ink is fast approaching! I am almost done with prop shopping (more on that in the next prep post); but in the meantime, here's a look at another color combo I am putting together for the shoot - seafoam, golden yellow, brown, and splashes of color - YES! 

If you missed the first color palette, you can see it here.  I would love to know which one you like most so leave a comment and let me know which color inspiration is your favorite. 

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