Just before the start of the New Year, I was approached by Ash and Laurel of Ashley Hilton Jewellery to use one of my Oak Tree Drawings on a sample wedding band.  I’m always thrilled to work with other Etsy sellers, and I promptly agreed.  I could not have been happier with their translation of my drawing, except to find out that others wanted their very own Spanish Moss draped rings AND to hear that it was featured on Huff Post Weddings, May 1st!  What a way to start the month!

Huffington Post Feature Ashley Hilton Jewelllery

Their jewelry can be customized with your favorite tree, landscape, etc.  Pieces can be designed with  gem stones and a variety of metals, to suit any budget or style.  Here’s a link to the Savannah Live Oak band, if you’d like one for yourself!

Savannah Live Oak Drawing Heather L Young on Huffington Post Weddings

Thanks for finding me Ash and Laurel!  It’s been a pleasure working with you from half way around the globe!

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I can’t tell you how much I love Emmaline Bride.  They are overflowing with inspiration for the DIY and handmade bride and they have a knack for uncovering hidden gems on Etsy.  So you can imagine my excitement when I found out my Thumbprint Tree Guestbook was featured as the Daily Find on Friday the 13th.

the daily find emmaline bride featuring the ink lab

Thank you Emmaline Bride & thank you Diana Daley for the stunning photographs of my guestbook!

The folks over at the new Craft Corners Blog asked me come up with some crafty goodness for a guest blog post.   I had a lot of requests for an Ink Transfer tutorial after I made my Wedding Tree Tags, so I thought I’d roll with that idea.  Skip on over to  Craft Corners for my step-by-step tutorial on how to make No Sew Monogrammed Cloth Napkins.  Seriously, one of the easiest and most versatile techniques you’ll ever come across!

guest blog post diy monogrammed napkins no sew ink transfers

emmaline bride featured artist badge the ink lab

Thanks so much for the blog love!  If you’re planning a DIY wedding, you will ADORE Emmaline Bride, so happy to be a part of the site!

Special thanks to Courtney of Style Court for including my work in her picks for the June/July issue of  Lonny Magazine! I’m quite thrilled to have my work featured in such company.

Lonny Magazine Cover June/July 2010

Lonny Magazine Blogger Style June/July 2010

Lonny Magazine The Ink Lab Feature Heather L. Young

(click photos to enlarge or view the magazine in its entirety here)

Community

March 8, 2010

During my four years at SCAD, I had the opportunity to work first hand with some of the most talented, passionate, and fearless artists on the planet.  It was such a blessing to have that community of artists to bounce ideas off of.  Upon graduation, we dispersed and crawled into our own creative holes.  This was before the time that everyone had a blog or twitter or facebook fan page, and for many of us, it was a tough transition.  Which brings me to today’s post.

There’s a new community out there, a constant source of creative thought and inspiration, that’s carrying us all through a tough economic time.  I’ve “met” some fabulous artists via a blog comment or a tweet, and there is nothing better than waking up on a Monday morning to have your work featured on another artist’s blog…(thank you Elizaveta and Pet Boutique, you made my day this morning) And even though the world-wide web can be a little saturated, it doesn’t take away that sense of community and fellowship that can be had with people of similar interest and perspective.  We are so lucky to be living in this time!

Hope you all have a lovely Monday and thanks to all of you who have found my little corner of the web, and supported it!  You mean the world to me!

Featured on Simply Hue

November 8, 2009

Thanks to a “heads up” by the lovely Victoria Bennett Beyer, I found out about a little contest, and sure enough, made the cut!  Thanks for the lovely write up Simply Hue!