Friday, November 2, 2012

2012 Holiday Cards - Black Friday Deal

Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner!

We will be offering a BLACK FRIDAY deal! ONE DAY ONLY on Friday, November 23rd - $10 for a PDF download OR $30 for a pack of 25 cards. See below for more details!! Start gathering up your addresses and find your favorite pictures, and be at the ready!

If you did not have a chance to see our new 2012 Holiday Collection, check them out below or visit, to see more Holiday card designs.

Santa Train

Penguin Holiday

(Artwork above is from Nitwit Collections License #33615)

Chevron Christmas

Fancy Border

Merry and Bright

First Christmas

Beach Santa

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bubble Birthday Party - Aidan turns 2!

Oh my goodness, I can't believe another year has flown right by. When they say it kids grow up fast, they weren't kidding! My little baby boy....not so much a baby anymore has just turned 2 on September 26th and we had a fun Bubble Bash for him.

I was toying around with some different birthday themes. I wanted to do something that I knew Aidan would like and was age appropriate for him but yet fun for everyone at the party of all ages. So I came up with bubbles! Simple and fun. I decided incorporate all aspects of bubbles....the bubbles we play with, bubble baths, and the popping of bubbles. I picked a color scheme and the rest fell into place. Check out all the fun details from the party.

Here are the invites. Even though bubbles are clear I still wanted lots of color, so I designed the invite with colored bubbles. You can order these invitations at: for matching favor tags, signs, etc, contact us at

Back of Invitation
For the dessert table we had a variety of treats that was associated with the word POP. Such as our Popcorn bar, Cake Pops, Tootsie Pops, and Rice Krispies Treats, because they go "Snap, Krackle and Pop" Of course we also had cupcakes and birthday cake, which I got at It's A Piece A Cake Bakery. They have the best Black Forest Chocolate Cake. I had the baker make the cake in a aqua blue frosting and I added the rubber duck and glass balls I found at Michaels to make it look like bubbles. For the background I cut out various size circles and made the birthday sign with my Silhouette. I also hung a bunch of clear balloons on the ceiling too look like bubbles.

For the favors, I had bubble bath, bubbles, and rubber ducks all packaged into a cute little popcorn box.

Some of the other fun food items that were associated with pop was our popcorn chicken and soda pop. I also made a blue punch that looked like a bath with rubber ducks floating in it. The recipe for the punch is at

So of course for the kid's activity I had bubbles. We bought a bunch of different bubble wands, and I had a bubble refill station, bubble guns and even a football that creates bubble when thrown. I also had a bunch of inflatable balls in the yard for the kids to throw around.

Party Stationary & Invitations:
Vendor Credit:
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Favors & Favor Containers:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

and the WINNER is...

Our 2012 Wedding Invitation Giveaway has been such a FUN and exciting event for our team at THE Invitation Parlour. There were seven beautiful love stories that were chosen among many entries, to be posted on our facebook fan page for the final voting process. The vote was casted when someone clicked "like" on the specific story.

The contestants were exuberantly promoting their stories and we hope they had a great experience connecting and engaging with friends, family and supporters.

We hope you all enjoyed reading them as much as we did.

Here are the 3 WINNING stories:

GRAND Prize Winner - Overcoming Obstacles:

2nd Place Winner - The Valentine's Day Set Up:

3rd Place Winner - Story of Patience:

To all of our Fans, THANK YOU so much for your participation and support!! We appreciate you so much!! We will be doing more prize giveaways, so stay tuned in!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Little Mister Party - Tavian's 1 Month Celebration

When my business partner and best friend Justina told me that her little sister, Le My  was having a baby, I was so excited for her. I have known her since she was just a kid and now she was having her own baby!

So on May 12th, we celebrated Little Mister Tavian's one month birthday. In the asian culture, instead of having a big baby shower, they have a one month celebration to celebrate after their arrival. I've been wanting to throw a party with mustaches and bowties so I suggested we have a little man party. It was so much fun trying to come up with manly items to do for our food table and also cutting out all the mustaches and bowties. And of course let's not forget the argyle pattern we had everywhere.

Here is the invitations we designed. You can also change the wording and it would make the perfect baby shower or birthday invitation. You can purchase these at

And here is the table we designed.

We had root beer, mini man-wiches, bow tie pasta salad, tiny tater tots, bubble gum cigars, candy cigarettes, candy mustaches, cupcakes, oreos, chocolate chip cookies, and even mini slim jims.

We had white bags for guests to put their treats in and we added buttons to them so they looked like white shirts, then guests got to pick out a bowtie to add to the top. 

 And here is the guest of honor, little Mr. Tavian himself :)

 And here is the new happy family.

Navin and Andrew testing out the Root beer with their mustache straws. 

And Nayla & Briohny are making sure the mustache dum dums tasted ok :) 

And here's the little man in my life, Aidan, taking a picture with his new friend Andrew.

Monday, July 2, 2012

2012 Wedding Invitation Contest is ON!

We started actively promoting our 2012 Wedding Invitation Contest back in April. The contest story submission deadline was on June 30th. THANK YOU to everyone that submitted their stories to us!! We received an extraordinary amount of story submissions and were so excited that you shared a little bit of you to us and enjoyed every story that was submitted. It was really tough in deciding which stories would go on to the voting round. We ended up picking 7 stories instead of just 5 since we thought these stories really stood out from the rest. 

These stories are posted on our facebook fan page. In order for your vote to count, you must click on the specific story's notepage and "Like" the story. (Clicking "Like" on your own shared link, will not count because we can't see what's on your facebook timeline or postings. It must be a "Like" on the note page or specific link below.) Voting starts immediately today, July 2, 2012 and will end on July 19, 2012 at 5:00pm, Pacific Standard Time. The three winners will be announced on Friday, July 20, 2012. 

We hope you will enjoy reading them as much as we did. 

Here are the 7 stories in no particular order:

A Christmas to Remember:

TARGET My Heart:

The Valentine's Day Set Up:

Story of Patience:

The Long Distance:

Overcoming Obstacles:

The Magical Surprise:

We wish everyone GOOD LUCK and have FUN promoting your stories!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Modern Flourish Wedding Design - Orange, Grey & White

So today I was inspired by this years trendy summer color of, orange, and to find the perfect way to use this color I went to one of my favorite inspirational websites,

Here she put together a beautiful combination of orange, gray & white. It's fun, fresh, and with the gray added to the scheme it still gives it a nice touch of elegance.

To get more color ideas, go to

So we used this color combination with one of our wedding designs, Modern Flourish. You can buy this design & the bracket pockets at If you have any questions contact us at or call 951.241.0417

Here's a sample of the same design but in a 5x7 size, and using the same color combinations but in a different way to give it a different look. The best part of our designs is that they are versatile and we can work together to make your invitations and stationary look the way you envision it.

We also have matching table numbers, favor tags, menus, programs etc. to match the design you choose.

Thank you for visiting our blog. Contact us and we can help you get started in designing your wedding stationary today.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Elegant Paisley Invitation Design

Here is one of the invitations from our collection. To purchase this invitation and the matching stationary, go to

Add these pocket enclosures, ribbon and a custom tag to make a beautiful invitation set.

Here's some other color & size ideas. Just let us know what your wedding colors are, and we can change the invitation to match your event. If you need help, just contact us at 951-241-0417 or

We can change the text on any of the invitations and it can be used for any of your events.