Thank you for all of the love and support this little corner of the internet has received over the past several years. As friends and family members were getting married, their weddings fueled the inspiration for this blog. But as seasons of life change, my focus, along with those nearest and dearest, shifted away from the wedding planning stage and I began to neglect this blog.

I have decided to indefinitely retire Calligraphy by Shannon in an effort to pour my attention into my lifestyle blog The Scribble Pad where I will be merging past and future inspiration boards and parties. You will still be able to place orders for calligraphy, custom invitations, and hand stamped items through my etsy shop. And as always, you can stay in touch with me under my moniker, The Scribble Pad on my blog, etsy shop, facebook, and even twitter! I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you.

Paper Crush: Jonathan Adler

Paper Crush: \ˈpā-pər ˈkrəsh\, noun: 1. a lustful obsession for paper products, namely fantastic new stationery lines. 2. a desire for all things paper. Not to be confused with the destruction of pulp based products.

A new paper line from one of my favorite designers, Jonathan Adler. The paper designs are so beautiful, I would be hesitant to write on them. Of the designs, my favorite is Acapulco - perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Which is your favorite design?

Do you have a paper crush?
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Nautical Margarita Bridal Shower

Nautical Margarita? Well, that was exactly what was in order for a bridal shower last weekend. The bride-to-be is a 'rita fan and planning a 4th of July wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine. Ever inkling in me wanted to create blue shower invites, but I couldn't resist the image of a Pink and Green drink stations with lemonade and fresh margaritas!

Here are the invites and their calligraphy:

And of course, the margarita and pink lemonade bar:

The cute cocktail napkins say:
"Don't be crabby, its cocktail time!"
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Old Hollywood Calligraphy

The Old Hollywood invitations for my dad's surprise birthday needed some spiffy calligraphy to go along with them. Here are some of the samples:

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Calligraphy and Invitations

Recently I have been adding to the scope of my calligraphy work. Many of the clients who I worked with for their weddings have been coming back with questions about other life events: birthday parties, baby showers, fundraisers, etc. I have been creating a host of invitations.

Someday I will have a catalog of custom invitation ideas to choose from, but for now I will simply share them with you here. My dad gets the first spotlight. Here is the invitation I created for his surprise 50th back in December:

The invitations were printed on Stardream Opal A6 cards from Paper Source to give them a regal Old Hollywood feel.

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