meet the style library designs :: yacht club

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next up, from the perfectly preppy collection — the yacht club design.


ahoy mate! with a love for all things nautical and a life full of adventures,
a wedding aboard a yacht was a must for this couple. their their style is
simple, but full of personality, so mixed typography and simple graphics
are the perfect combo to pull this look together.


about the style library…
at mtbs, we are all about color, pattern, simplicity and something for every style and budget. so this, and all of our designs can be customized with colors and fonts and printing to fit with your personal style. then, dress it up even more! add envelope liners, bellybands and backing layers to mix and match pattern and color to create a one of a kind look!

each of these designs (and more!) will be available in our online shop (launching this summer!!) and are already in stores nation wide! check out our list of stores on our website (launching this week!) to find a retailer near you! or contact us directly if there’s not a retailer near you :)

if you’re a retailer interested in carrying our line, please contact us and let us know which albums or products you are interested in!

awesome photos by caroline & evan photography / styled by every last detail


a little math + a preview!

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wedding season + a new collection + new branding + new site and blog + national stationery show = a super busy girl!

that is going to be me for at least the next four months while i get my new collection, branding and site launch ready, all before the national stationery show in may.

it. is. a. LOT. of. work. and definitely going to be tough…but, i am so so so excited that it makes it all a little easier. i cannot wait to finish it all and show you guys! so stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks along the way! i am going to attempt to log my progress pulling this all together on my personal blog.

so. my new collection. well, it will definitely include a wedding album (of course!) with lots of fun, fresh new designs in four mini collections with something for everyone! in addition to the wedding invitations, i am planning holiday, baby, everyday and accessories albums in the near future.

though i am still doing some planning + tweaking + editing + deciding…below is a little update / quick sneak peek at a couple of the ensembles i am working on, just to give you a little taste :) these designs are from just a little part of one of the mini collections…hope you like them…i would love to hear what you think!

my new albums including these designs and lots more will be available for wholesale purchase for retailers, and on my new site as well!













tuesdayshoesday, wednesday

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boy, i am not exactly off to a good start with TUESDAYshoesday so far in 2011…fashionably late again, this week, tuesday is wednesday.

sooo after all. that. snow. we got yesterday here in michigan, i am feeling like i might need a little glimpse of spring. of course, kate spade is just the gal to offer that! check out these super cute wedges with beachy fabric print. oh, and the wedges are patent leather! LOVE! and am so ready for a vacation!


a little sneak peek…

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so as i mentioned, i am so excited to finally be working on some super fun new designs for a whole new line of mtbs stationery albums… i have been thinking about it for about a year and a half now, so it’s about time!

each pattern is inspired by a texture, fabric or material, like herringbone or moroccan tile, or a style like nautical, preppy or mod…

here is a sneak peek at just a few of the patterns that i am working on and will be incorporating into my new line. lots more to come! all will be available in several fun color combos and of course will be part of fresh new stationery designs!

interested in wholesale/carrying my new line in your retail shop or online store? just email! :)


a peek behind the scenes :: a few invites in the making

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i don’t know why but one of my favorite things to do while i am assembling a big order of invites is to snap a couple of pictures of the progress and of course the big ol’ stack of them when they are done…{ and they are usually taken with my iphone, so you’ll have to excuse any quality issues! :) } here are some recent behind the scenes shots and a warning that you may see a little messiness, but its all a part of the creative process :)

fall leaves boxed invitations i just LOVED how detailed these were….let me tell you those details made for quite the assembly line! the design included a three layer metallic invitation panel in copper, red and gold printed with full color leaves and brown thermography which was set on a bed of real fall leaves! the two layer rsvp card was also done in brown thermography and included a red return envelope with the address printed in flat gold metallic ink. there was also a folded reception card with illustrated maps to the reception and ceremony hidden inside. these were all wrapped with moss green ribbon and attached to the lid of the boxes, which were then secured with a copper band and coordinating address label.

fall leaves boxed invitation

next up…
tying the knot invitation this is a new version of an old favorite (and there are more of these to come too!)… this one incorporates the same navy blue gatefold with grommets and rope accent, but brightened up the inside with crisp white and a gold accent layer as well as two layered inserts and a super fun navy and white striped envelope liner.

another new design, which i can’t WAIT to post more on { not too much here, but just a little taste } are these new nautical inspired designs for a northern michigan lakeside wedding. i LOVE the navy blue / kelly green mix and the use of bakers twine for a touch of whimsy which is carried throughout the design with the use of diagonal stripes in the custom envelope liners and wrap labels. and to accent the typographical design, i used fun nautical graphics throughout the invite and insert cards. so fun! stay tuned for more on these!

stay tuned…lots, lots more coming soon!!!



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its time for my latest pick! for your tuesdayshoesday viewing pleasure, i have selected this nautical number from dune (a tuesdayshoesday fave of mine!) i just love the stripes and crisp colors. now if i could only find some paper like this— it would be just perfect for a version of the tying the knot invite i am working on! ooo and goes with the nautical glam design as well!

and a little extra shoe love inspired by my recent jaunt to new york for the national stationery show…FLATS (for ALL THAT WALKING!) in the same fresh nautical look by dune .

don’t forget to follow gwyneth paigelandlocked bridelife in the super burbssimply & forever and swatchbook weddings for more fabulous tuesdayshoesday finds!!


happy tuesdayshoesday!

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LOVING kate spade’s new spring line…these are such a cool twist (pun intended!) on the wedge sandal! love the nod to nautical style with the rope like detailing on the straps and the metallic finish gives it the perfect touch of glam.

as always, for more fabulous tuesdayshoesday finds, check out gwyneth paigelandlocked bridelife in the super burbssimply & foreverand swatchbook weddings. enjoy!


inspired by…

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i am going to (attempt to) do a weekly post about what inspires me and my designs at that moment…it could be anything from paper, to printing, to clothes to home goods.

speaking of home goods, this inaugural “inspired by”  items were captured while on a recent stop at…you guessed it, home goods! i just love that store and all of the random goodness that i find with each visit. this time, i was feeling quite beachy (as i usually am!) and had found so many cool things that totally inspired me and some designs i am working on, that i just had to capture them. i am LOVING the mixed texture of the rope and canvas with the smooth, shiny grommets… and the colors are fabulous! check ’em out and keep your eyes peeled for some fun beachy + nautical invitation designs to come!

oh! and all of these fun, summery items can be found at your local home goods store!


nautical glam

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this chic design takes nautical to a whole new level! with shimmery paper, patterns, texture, luxe satin ribbon, and a crystal anchor your guests are sure to know they are in for a stylish party with a touch of glam. just perfect for a fabulously chic seaside or nautical wedding.


starfish boxed invite!

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this inivte is sure to remind guests of the feeling of sand between their toes and the crash of ocean waves! it is made with metallic cream and palm pattern paper with a starfish accent that doubles as a magnet that is finished with natural raffia ribbon. (also available without magnet) the inserts (rsvp postcard and events card) are secured to the lid of the box with a vellum band, and the layered invite is set on a bed of raffia and all is in a matte chocolate box that is finished with a custom label that seals the box so that it can be dropped right in the mail!


beachy keen invite!

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here it is! this super fun, modern invite incorporated a bubble theme and an super unique monogram seal made using real sand! these are so neat…like your initials written in the sand! the seal secured a textured metallic pocket fold with a the layered invite and two stepped inserts. one informed guests of the various events throughout the weekend and the other was a postcard rsvp. a custom designed monogram postage stamp and envelope design finished it off. stay tuned for more coordinating items…a seating chart…table numbers…program fans and menus!





beachy keen!

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monogram sand seal using real sand!

monogram sand seal using real sand!

the ensemble is not quite done but i just had to post these super fun monogram seals made with real sand! a super unique way to bring the beach to your guests and set the tone for an amazing destination or beach inspired wedding! more to come!

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