Love was in the air…

This past weekend ((as you know)) I was at Rifle Paper Co. Thursday through Saturday, I was busy calligraphing love letters, favorite quotes, scripture and much more. I always enjoy my time with the wonderful people who pass through the doors as well as the rockin’ employees! Basically, it’s a great time had by all…


Valentine’s Day at Rifle Paper Co.

It’s that time of year again when love is in the air and everything is¬†smothered in all shades of pink. It’s also that time of year when I’ll be at Rifle Paper Co. calligraphing love letters! If you will be in the Orlando area, you are cordially invited to stop by Rifle, browse their amazing sales and gorgeous bouquets! Also, make sure to stop by so I can see your beautiful face¬†and calligraph a little love letter to¬†yours truly!

 

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The Sparkling Wine Walk

If you’re looking for some laid back fun before the craziness of the Valentine weekend begins… I have a SUPER FUN solution: The Sparkling Wine Walk in Winter Park!

Tomorrow I will be at Rifle Paper Co.¬†calligraphing love letters to your favorite love(s)! If you’ll be in the area, stop by for some really great sales on Rifle products and {free} – beautiful – calligraphy! ūüôā

I hope to see you there!

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Love was in the air!

On Thursday morning, on the eve of¬†the beloved¬†{or despised} Valentines Day, I headed over to Rifle Paper Co. for their special event. I knew it was going to be a great day because as I pulled through the Starbucks drive through I found this little treat: a free birthday drink. I mean really, talk about a good start to your day! {I had totally forgotten that I had a free drink waiting for me obviously, considering February isn’t my birthday month.}

I arrived at Rifle and was greeted by some of the coolest people I have met in a while. Everyone that I met, working at Rifle and who came through the doors, were friendly and wonderfully creative. {I couldn’t have asked for more.} This was by far my favorite part of the event… the people. {So any extrovert would say.}

One part of the event that I wasn’t expecting to enjoy as much as I did was calligraphing everyone’s love notes… er, I should say, reading everyone’s love note. I know I kinda sound like a creeper when I say that, but reading all of the lovely, positive words of affirmation and respect was so heart warming. One guy didn’t even want to give me what he wrote because he was embarrassed that it was “too mushy.” I tried to set him at ease by telling him that “I’ve been reading and calligraphing people’s love notes all day.” Thankfully, he agreed to let me read and calligraph his note and I am so glad that he did because his message was one of my favorites. I’d tell you what he wrote, but I figure that’s his personal business. (I know, cliff hanger.)

And listen to this! Emily and Charlotte drove two hours so that they could meet me! {I know, I was shocked too!} ((I double checked that they had the right Samira.)) These two ladies were super sweet and so appreciated the art of calligraphy that it really blessed and encouraged me. Thanks for coming out ladies Рit was so lovely to meet you both!!

Of course I would be selling myself short if I did not thank my faithful assistant Megan. Too bad we actually don’t work together. Thanks for hanging around after I calligraphed your pieces. Your photo skills (above) and helping with the flow of traffic was much appreciated!

As I was calligraphing on a print, people were gathered around watching me work in silence. Taylor broke the silence with a great comment, that I asked him to write down so that I can share it with you…

“Human talent and skill will always win in a competition with technology. When was the last time you saw people standing around watching a printer¬†print?”¬†– Taylor (Happy 4th Anniversary Taylor & Tina!!)

Last but certainly not least – my new besties: Lidia, Alaina and Mary…¬†I had SO MUCH fun hanging out with you guys, calligraphing and chatting, until 10 pm. You guys are super cool and I hope we can do this again sometime soon!

Before this turns into the worlds longest post, I’m going to sign off with a photo that was taken by Dylon York. I don’t often get photos of me working {obviously it’s a little challenging when you are using both hands to work} so this was a treat! I asked him if I could use it for my Twitter page and he graciously agreed. Make sure you check out Dylon’s instagram ((you just must)) and the sweetest – most fun – video he made for his Valentine on February 14th! ((His love note that I calligraphed made a cameo – you’re gonna want to read what he wrote!))

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I’m not much of a Valentine holiday girl. However, I will say that I think Cupid struck… I really loved my time with everyone that entered the doors at Rifle! Thank you Alaina and Anna, and everyone else involved, for inviting me up. I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine holiday and took the opportunity to tell someone how much you love and appreciate them. {And if you didn’t… it’s not too late!}


Valentine’s Day at Rifle Paper Company!

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Join me, and Rifle Paper Company, on Thursday for a special Valentine event!!


Bundle of Joy Celebration!

It’s time to grab your tux, or evening gown, and get ready for a special holiday celebration… Hannah’s Home of South Florida is hosting their annual Bundle of Joy Celebration and YOU are invited!!

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Hannah’s home “provides a¬†safe and loving Christian environment for single pregnant young women.¬†Through counseling, life skills, and continuing education,¬†they¬†offer hope and transform lives” If you are interested in finding out more about Hannah’s Home or buying your ticket to the Bundle of Joy Celebration, find out more here!

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A Splendid Event!

Without further ado, here are some photos from the beautiful event at Splendid, at The Mall at Millenia. It was so wonderful to be a part of such a fun event. The people who I met from Splendid, Anna Bond (Rifle Paper Co.) and Lauren Bradshaw (Walnut Animal Society) were all delightful. Not to mention everyone I loved meeting and chatting with as I calligraphed their envelopes!

Check out more of the beautiful photos on Splendid’s website!