Monthly Archives: January 2010

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January 29, 2010

This kinda ties into the look of the preppy inspiration I posted earlier today but really, it has nothing to do with anything… I’m just obsessed with it at the moment. My macbook has been begging me for one since we spotted it yesterday…

It’s a Bookbook… a leather hardcover macbook case. How cool is that! It’s officially on my wishlist.

(first spotted here)

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Invitation Inspiration: Love Logo #21

Here’s another look at the thought process behind one of the new designs for 2010.

For this invite and Love Logo, I wanted to go with a royal academy vintage prep school look. When I was in school, we wore crisp white shirts, blue skirts (pants for the boys) and striped ties. I know most high school kids in the US don’t wear uniforms but it’s standard practice in Barbados (we picked up most of our habits from the Brits). When I saw these badges last year, I was so tickled because they totally reminded me of the Prefect badge I wore on my uniform.

Anyway, an idea was sparked and this is the inspiration board I came up with…

vintage prep school inspiration

I’ll formally introduce the new invitation next week, I promise.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Cambridge chair via Typical English | photo via
row 2: Gabriel Ryan via Grey Likes Weddings | Katie Stoops via Little White Book
row 3: photo via | the things we make
row 4:  three potato four | xoelle on Etsy

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January 28, 2010

As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on a new look for Flights of Fancy and I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it with you! What do you think? (By the way, if things look a bit wonky, just refresh a couple times…it should sort itself out).

I’ve re-organized the layout so that things are a bit easier to find. You can now easily browse by tags, archives or categories, all in the right column. Since the DIY downloads seem to be so popular, I plan to add a few more projects this year and they will all be within easy reach via a link in the far right column under ‘Noteworthy’.

If you’re in the wedding biz and you have a cool product or idea you’d like to share, I’ve added a new link (also under ‘Noteworthy’) where you can upload your images and send us a submission. I also figured a slightly fresher palette couldn’t hurt so I changed that too.

Take a moment to look around, check things out. I hope you like the new look!

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Invitation Inspiration: Hailey

January 27, 2010

Although owning a small business can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, I must say that I absolutely LOVE my job. What I love most of all, of course, is designing new products.

One of the new designs for 2010 is called Hailey. I wanted this invite to have a girly, curvy, feminine feeling and I wanted it to be a little posh but still simple and approachable. Here’s the inspiration behind the design…

betsywhite stationery invitation inspiration

You’ll have to wait until next week to see how it turned out (teehee… such a tease, I know).

Photo Credits:
row 1: Gabriella Imperatori-Penn via {this is glamorous} | Martha Stewart Weddings
row 2: Lost Bird Found via ffffound | Elle Decoration UK via {this is glamorous} | Kam Harris via Ruffled
row 3: Dior via Vanity Fair | Aruna B. Photography