If you or your foodie lovin’ friends need to revamp your kitchen, today is your big day!  Use the code:  APRIL50 to get 50% off your entire order in The Produce Stand.  TODAY ONLY!

Food Paintings by Heather L Young

I even still have a few canvas prints available for purchase. These were a very limited edition, so grab them fast!

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My sweet cousin Rebecca is getting married this year and I have the honor of standing in her wedding.  I hosted a bridal shower back in December and wanted to share some of the handmade details with you.  While I still struggle with my baking skills (I spilled an entire tray of cupcake batter in my preheated oven, total mess!)  I relish any opportunity to get crafty with pretty little things.  Here goes…

DIY Paper Rosettes

I started with paper rosettes, constructed with sturdy papers found at World Market.  For a tutorial on how to make these super easy gems, see my guest blog for Be@Home.

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Next, I printed the lettering onto card stock, used a circular punch to keep them uniform, and adhered them to the rosettes with a dab of hot glue.

Love is Sweet Wedding Banner Paper Rosettes

The finished piece reads “Love is Sweet,” though my photo doesn’t do it justice.

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To compliment the custom banner, I cut corners and purchased these hanging decorations from Party City.

Custom Calla Lily and Daisy Bridal Shower Invitations

I had the most fun designing her custom shower invitations.  Her wedding flowers will incorporate yellow calla lilies and daisies, so I painted a simple floral swag to adorn the invitations.  (I wasn’t kidding when I said I was hooked on custom florals!)

Custom monogrammed keepsake box - Advice for the Bride

In lieu of a guestbook, I painted the couple’s wedding monogram on a keepsake box, and had guests write their “Advice for the Bride” onto little wooden hearts.  It may look fancy but all you need to recreate this monogram are some letters printed on paper, a sheet of carbon paper to trace the letters onto your surface, a good brush, and a little bit of paint!  If you don’t have a sturdy hand, make your monogram with larger block style letters.  For the last little detail, I used a scrap piece of handmade paper to line the inside of the box.

Calla Lily and Daisy Thank You Notes Vintage Inspired

I thought long and hard about favors.  I have received so many favors in the past that just get tossed in a drawer and long forgotten, so I wanted guests to have something they could actually use.  My solution was to print coordinating Thank You notes and bundle them with scrap ribbon I had in the studio.

Bridal Shower food table

Last but not least, the spread!  I purchased the little sugar flowers from Sweet Edibles to dress up the cupcakes.  The cake stand in the middle was a “I can’t stop myself purchase” from our local Humane Society Thrift Shop (seriously, $4 and all I had to do was change out the ribbon!)  The vintage embroidered tablecloth came from my friend and expert vintage scout, April Joy’s shop The Mint Green Tag Sale.

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Pam, Mother-of-the-Bride, Sierra, Robin, and Elizabeth

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The glowing Bride-to-Be and me!

We’re already  hard at work with details for the Big Day, so be sure to check back for more handmade wedding goodness!

 

Friends and super fabulous photographers, Jade + Matthew, are hosting a fundraiser for their baby nephew, Finn.  Finn is about to have his second surgery at the children’s hospital in Philly.    Jade + Matthew will be doing 30 minute photo sessions in Forsyth Park on July 10th to raise money, all of which will go towards Finn’s medical bills and travel expenses. It’s only $100 to get your photos made, and you get a disk with 20 images!  We were lucky enough to book them waaaaay in advance for our wedding, so be sure and take them up on this offer while there’s still spots available!

 

 

Don’t miss this Saturday’s Eat- Play- Learn Lecture and Luncheon for Women!  The event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center from 10:30am-1pm.  New York Times Best-Selling Author, Karen White, will give a presentation and hold a Q&A session followed by lunch.  There will be boutique shopping at this event, with yours truly there selling some goodies from The Ink Lab at discounted prices!  I will also be debuting my long awaited Oak Notes at this event, so grab your girls and come on out for the day!  For more information visit the Eat-Play-Learn site, and register early to save a few bucks.  Hope to see you all there!

Print Sale!!!

November 24, 2010

A little thank you from me to you (I’m soooo grateful to be a working artist!)  From Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26-29) enjoy 40% off ALL PRINTS! Crazy right?!  If you’ve been itching to get your hands on a Hand-Watercolored Savannah Print or Live Oak, now’s the time to scoop them up!  How about a collection of Mini-Savannah Prints for the art lover on your list?

Lafayette Square Savannah Hand Watercolored Print Heather L. Young

I’m also offering 40% off ALL Foodie Prints! Stock your kitchens (or those of your Gourmet friends)!

Green Pear Slice modern Foodie Print by Heather L.  Young

AND 40% off prints at  heatherlyoung.etsy.com Madness I tell you!

Oh Little BlueBird a painting by Heather L. Young

I am so grateful to all of you who have supported and continue to support my work!  Hope you all have Happy Thanksgiving!

 

…the former name of this little blog as some of you long time readers might recall.  I nixed it a few months ago in the interest of keeping everything “the same”…but that doesn’t mean I don’t still adore sparkly, shiny, blingety-bling rhinestones…So when Aunt Pam landed us tickets for the Tim McGraw / Lady Antebellum concert, and decided we all needed custom t-shirts with Tim songs on them…I instantly thought RHINESTONES!  I mean, if you can’t rock rhinestones at a country show, then tell me just where else you might get away with it?  We arrived at the arena, all decked out in our hot pink rhinestone studded shirts…(thank you Custom Bling Apparel)

Turns out our seats were in the very last row.  It was steep and scary up there…

Much to our surprise, a Security Guard named Ron, spotted our shirts (and perhaps my Wild Thing purse)  all the way from the floor, and sent a fella up to get us…

Ron if you’re reading this, YOU’RE THE MAN! We went from the dead last row to stage-front for the whole show!  We screamed like little school girls…good times indeed.

Lady Antebellum put on an awesome show…(tell me her bracelet isn’t the most fabulous thing you’ve ever seen!)

The drummer actually gave me one of his sticks…and signed it…(gush)

We even got to touch Tim McGraw!  (who also put on a stellar show, although I was a little miffed he didn’t play Indian Outlaw just for Pam.)

The moral of this story…sparkle is good, sisterhood is better, and a little rhinestone never hurt anybody.

It’s the perfect day to head to the beach!  If you plan on hitting up Tybee, be sure to stop by Gayle Bolton’s Gallery by the Sea at 1016 Hwy. 80 E.  She’ll be hosting a Garden Party complete with wine, lemonade, and “Mater” Sandwiches!  Artist, Stephanie Dwyer, will be there with her latest bottle trees.  Take a moment to peek inside as there’s lots of new artist work to be had (including some new works by yours truly)  Perfect place for that last minute Mother’s Day gift!  As you get on Tybee, look for Gallery by the Sea on the right side of the road…get lost, call 912-786-7979.  Have a super fabulous weekend!