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Recently contacted by Cindy Soto, the owner of My Dream Sample Box and My Dream Party, I was introduced with a proposal to become a sponsor for her new business, My Dream Sample Box.  She has 11 years of experience in the Party/Event Planning business and has recently decided to branch out and share her “findings” and “sponsors” to other industry professionals, such as event planners, party planners, and wedding planners, as well as all those who just love to throw a great party or festivity, like your mom!  With this new concept she started her new business, My Dream Sample Box. It’s a great concept that totally makes sense and is a great opportunity for all who are involved!  All her sponsors create samples on a monthly basis, each month with a different theme. We ship them to her and then she packages them all into a “My Dream Sample Box” and ships them to all those who ordered one! It goes on sale the 1st of every month and anyone can buy one! It’s fun for both the sponsor as well as the buyer! It’s like getting a box full of surprise gifts! You never know what you’re gonna get and they’re all great samples!  My Dream Sample Box is filled with handmade items such as candles, bath, tarts, gourmet food, candy, jewelry, stationery, party favors, and so much more!

I’m very excited to be a part of this great concept and business! I hope everyone buys a My Dream Sample Box, so they can experience and share all the great samples! You can guarantee you’ll love the My Lady Dye samples! This month I am featuring a Winter Wonderland themed favor bag! I took one of my favorite items and fully customized it in winter white and silver colors, with blue and lavender snowflakes! It’s so cute and great for the Christmas holidays coming up! You can use them for birthdays, weddings, showers, parties, and more!  Fill them with candy, popcorn, home-made cookies, gifts, anything!

To read more about Cindy’s great new business and to purchase a My Dream Sample Box, go to http://www.mydreamsamplebox.com/  She is also on Facebook and has a blog.  The 1st My Dream Sample Box officially goes on sale on December 1, 2010.

Here’s a sneak peak of the My Lady Dye Winter Wonderland themed favor bag!  Go to www.MyLadyDye.comto place your order.  The item is fully customizable with any colors of your choice and the print patterns are all designed be me, so just let me know what you want!

Favor Bag Details:

Sized 5″ wide x 3 1/8″ deep x approx. 9 1/2″ tall 5/8″ wide double-faced satin ribbon tie 1 layered monogram detail (monogram, initials, message, guest name, or other) 1 decorative print or solid colored cardstock “flap” Scalloped edge treatment at top of bag *Larger bag sizes available only for orders of 100 or more. Message me for pricing. Colors may be limited pending on bag size.

Paper is available in matte or metallic finishes (colors may limited). Paper bags available in black, white, ivory, red, pink, yellow, orange, aqua blue, navy blue, lime green, forest green, teal, mauve (light purple), kraft brown, magenta/deep pink, and purple. Ribbon is available in any colors of your choice.

Enjoy and shop away! The holidays are right around the corner!

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Whether you’re having a small or large wedding reception, a guest seating chart is always a great way to add some spice to your reception decor!  Items like this look great when they are a larger print.  Sized 24″ x 36″ is a great size and the larger the better!  You can get them printed 30″ x 42″ too! If you prefer a little smaller, then I recommend 18″ x 24″.  Seating charts can be mounted on thick light weight foam board (white or black) OR they can be placed into a simple poster frame or an extravagant gilded and embellished picture frame. Usually placed at the entry way of the reception area or dining area, these fun and colorful seating charts are bound to catch the eyes of all your guests! These functional pieces of art serve as directional and informational signage. They make it easy for your guests to find their seats and tables.  Nothing is worst than having a bunch of people wondering around the reception area, trying to glance at each place card to find their names!  You can also have the dinner menu placed on the seating chart as well. This information is usually centered on the chart.

I definitely recommend getting a good designer, like moi :), to custom design your seating chart to match your wedding theme! Whether it’s a damask, a vintage modern, a medieval, a beach theme, or other, just message me and we’ll work together to get the perfect design!  Custom designs are my favorite and are always fun for my clients as well!  Below are some of my creative seating chart designs! Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts! Click here to shop for my seating charts.

Shabby Chic Themed Seating Chart Version 2 – Shabby Chic Seating Chart With Large Initial Monogram Damask Themed Seating Chart Fancy Flourish Themed Seating Chart Striped Shabby Chic Seating Chart with Large Personalized Monogram

FYI – I can take any design and create a full matching stationery set! Most of my current designs listed in my shop already have a full matching set! Check out my favorite matching theme, The Shabby Chic stationery set. Color theme is pinks, white, and light browns and golds. I designed a table card, place card, wedding invitation, save the date card, menu card, flip book wedding program, and custom mailing labels/stickers.

Set includes: Table card, place card, menu card, program, wedding invitation, save the date card. Wedding Invitation – Booklet style with ribbon tie Custom mailing wrap labels! RSVP postcard – saves on postage stamps! Save the date card – layered Place card – tented with 3D monogram detail with guest name (available as a single OR double-sided print) Modern wedding program – flip book style with ribbon bow tie detail Menu card – layered and has a ribbon bow tie detail Features an enlarged personalized monogram at top of menu card Table card – tented and layered (available as a single OR double-sided print)

To see more photos of all my designs, including more images of the shabby chic set, please click here. Enjoy!

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Today, I’m featuring another great birthday party project that I designed and created for a little girl’s 3rd “PINK” birthday party! Payton’s theme was based on her love of the letter “P” and all words starting with “P”. So it was inevitable that Mom and I decided to add “POP” to all the items with “P” detailing! With a fun and fresh color theme of PINK and hints of “POPPY” orange, this birthday set was truly bound to make a bold statement!

The Payton Party set includes custom cup cake toppers, mounted candy shoppe sign, candy tag labels, popcorn cups with stickers, paper mobiles, and favor tags.

Mom sent these great photos of her candy shoppe setup! Love all her candy choices and edibles, from the pink colored popcorn and pink chocolate covered pretzels, to the pink icings on the cookies and cupcakes! Read more about Payton’s 3rd birthday party from her Mom at http://crankhappenings.blogspot.com/2010/09/paytons-3rd-birthday.html?spref=tw

This birthday party set is available in any colors of your choice! Shop at www.MyLadyDye.com

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Just got these awesome photos from one of my great clients! About a month ago, she threw an elegant, fun, and chic birthday party for her 1 year old little girl, Campbell! How cute is her setup featuring all types of My Lady Dye custom stationery goodies!

Campbell’s birthday party items were themed in Tiffany blue, chocolate brown, and leopard print. And of course, with a touch of “BLING”! All the items were custom designed including layered birthday party invitations embellished with rhinestones and matching mailing label wrap, monogrammed paper mobiles, rhinestone embellished thank you note cards, address labels, candy station sign, candy cones, candy cone holder box, favor bag stickers, and food label place cards.

Check out her fancy cup cake tower with tons of embellished toppings and sparkly edibles!

She even purchased these great “recycled” vintage glassware pieces from my shop. The standing candy dish and candy bowl were used at her candy station and filled with piles of Tiffany blue and chocolate brown colored candies. Layering candy in coordinating colors add interest and fun! The candy bowl came embellished with a black lace trim and Tiffany blue handcrafted paper flower embellished with crystallized pearl.

The fun monogrammed paper mobiles were used for party decor! They suspended from the ceiling but you can also wall mount them for a different effect. Her leopard print mobiles are 12″ round but are also available in 20″ round! The bigger the better, especially if you want to make a bold statement! They are available in all colors and prints and each come with customized monogram details on both sides!

This entire matching party set is listed on the website and is available in any colors of your choice! Mix and match the items you want or buy the full set! Visit www.MyLadyDye.com to place your order! Or if you have your own great ideas, and would like for me to interpret and custom design them for you, just message me! Custom orders are my favorite type of projects!

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Great and exciting news! MY LADY DYE is one of Ashley’s Bride Guide favorites! My Lady Dye made its first huge appearance at the Weddings The Bridal Show here in Nashville, TN, on August 1st, where there were over 500 registered brides! This was our first appearance to all the Nashville area brides and it was very exciting, especially for myself and my two “side-kicks”, my fiance and my best friend. Our custom handcrafted stationery and zebra print booth setup was so exciting, that “Ashley” had to blog about it! My Lady Dye was definitely a show stopper! Get Ashley’s scoop on our fabulous and energetic stationery and booth setup! Read all about it by clicking here.

Hi Everyone! My Lady Dye’s new website officially launches Monday, Aug. 2nd, 2010! I just checked and my new site is now LIVE! See you there at www.MyLadyDye.com

Also, I just wanted to post this message to let you know that the 10% off coupon will be posted on my blog at www.MyLadyDye.blogspot.com at 8pm tonight, Sunday Aug. 1st. You will be able to use this coupon tomorrow when my shop officially launches! So, see you back soon and get ready to shop away!!!

Choa! Lady Dye

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Welcome to MY LADY DYE’s blog! I am so happy to see you here! I hope you all enjoyed the Weddings The Bridal Show yesterday. It was my first huge show and it was an awesome experience for my fiance, best friend, and moi! I hope I impressed you all! I really wanted to give you an exciting stationery experience. One that you will never forget! Hopefully, the zebra carpet caught your eye 🙂 And the fun favors gave you an energy boost, to help you survive the rest of the show! I hope you all take advantage of the 10% off any order coupon. This coupon does not last forever and the expiration date is TBD. Feel free to browse through all my items. Everything is fully customizable and each design can be used to inspire a whole matching set of other stationery items. My job is fun and I hope you enjoy what you see. Custom orders are my FAVORITE! So, do not hesitate to contact me by email. All questions are welcome.

Be sure to follow my blog, as I will sprinkle special coupons throughout the year 🙂

The 10% off coupon code is 77942MLD. When ordering, please enter this code at checkout.

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHING UPDATE! It is now 9:51 pm and I just checked and my new website is now LIVE!!! Have fun shopping! My email and phone number will be available for you to contact me as well.

Shop at www.MyLadyDye.com

THE GIFT CARD WINNERS! Also, the gift card giveaway winners were drawn at 3:45pm yesterday! Here are the 4 winners! I will email you all today to give you the $25 gift card code!

Kristina Hutto Nicole Garrett Kayla Nicole Robinson Sonya Ryland

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My Lady Dye is currently featured in the July 2010 summer issue of Romantic Country Magazine. Country Decorating Ideas #112 “Style For Less!”. Article is in the “People & Places” section on page 24 and titled “To Have & To Hold”, “Fate and artistic inclinations set path for Diane Schillow’s wedded bliss designs.” Article by Linda Iaderosa. Photography & Styling by Fifi O’Neill.

My Lady Dye’s paper favor bags are currently featured in the summer 2010 issue of Jacki Allen’s Kentucky Bride Magazine. Article is on page 80, titled “Fuchsia & Orange

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Today, I am featuring one of my favorite and newest wedding invitation designs! It’s an art piece in itself and full of color, handcrafted touches, pearls, and 3D effect! An invite that will STUN your guests and will definitely make a great keepsake! This invite is full of handcrafted paper flowers which can totally be customized to fit all of your wedding colors! Solid colored cardstock and decorative print papers are creatively crafted together with pearl embellishments to create an eye catching invitation card. Inspired by a country garden theme and also reflecting a vintage feel, this beautiful design is a must have for those brides who want to make a statement…and whom are also not on a budget. These fancy invite sets are well worth the money! Feel free to order a sample to see exactly what I mean!

This is also comes with a matching RSVP card with addressed envelope and white mailing wrap with matching address labels. Each gift box is also detailed with decorative touches on the outside to match the theme and colors of your wedding! Fun and colorful for sure!

I designed a whole matching set for this Garden theme, including satin ribbon embellished dinner menu card, tent style table number with paper flower embellishment, save the date magnet with a paper flower and leaf shaped card, place card favor box/treat bag, and double-sided vertical program card.

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These unique Save The Date magnet cards are cute fun and creative! Personalized with an engagement photo of the bride and groom. Or even display and show off your wedding monogram instead! Pick any colors of your choice for all the cardstock layers. The beautiful edge treatments on the paper are also available in different variations or simple straight edge. A raised layer gives the card a 3D effect which also adds to its uniqueness! Measuring 3.25″ x 3.25″ these colorful fun magnet cards fit perfectly into a small envelope or gift box it to be delivered as a gift! They can be customized and used for other occasions as well! Happy birthdays, baby announcements, thank you, congrats, anything! Even better, these little keepsakes are always visible to your guests because they are displayed on the most popular room in the house…the kitchen! Come by and check out more fun items at my online etsy shop! See you there! www.MyLadyDye.etsy.com