Monday, June 21, 2010

Fresh Ink's Juliska June & July Event!

Fresh Ink's Juliska June & July Event! Great special savings - earn $20 in "Juliska bucks" to use on product for every $100 of Juliska you purchase. This is a fantastic time to purchase a wedding gift, finish your collection, or order a special item you have had your eye on. Come in and view the collection - or browse the catalog for special order items.

Leave us a post on the Fresh Ink Facebook Page and we will send you some bonus Juliska bucks to get you started!  601.982.0235

Friday, June 18, 2010

Classic Calligraphy

There are few things more beautiful (and memorable) to me than beautiful, hand-penned calligraphy. It is truly a work of art. You use a touch of it on your invitations for an accent, or create your whole ensemble in this style for maximum impact. Here are designs from some calligraphic artists we have had the pleasure of getting to know....

Above designs above by Brenda Griffin, Sterling Calligraphy
Designs above by Calligraphy by Jennifer
Designs above by Allison R Banks Designs

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lemon-licious Bridal Shower!

Our adorable friend Mindy Weiss, has the cutest and most creative ideas!  Because it's hot as blue blazes in Mississippi right now - this shower idea seemed like a refreshing theme for our area.  You can view her post on her blog:  Mindy Weiss's Blog.  Or read an excerpt below:

"Hi Friends! Thought I would put together a few ideas for a fun shower. I start with one of my darling shower invites from The Inviting Company.  I found these beautiful flowers from Kim at the Velvet Garden for inspiration. Love the colors. 
A lemon drop passed as your guests arrive won’t only taste delicious but look fabulous too! I enclosed one of my favorite recipes. Instead of cupcakes or one big dessert look how precious this multi-cakes look..I found this picture on (love her!)
The shower gal has to look chic, I found this scrumptious dress on
I loved this frozen drink blender found at (hostess gift to the bride!)
As the guests depart fill favor boxes with tart lemondrops inscribed with the phrase 'Here is something sweet and tart…celebrating the love in Emma’s heart' enjoy" xox Mindy"

Fresh Ink has this and other Mindy Weiss invitations in our store - call us with any questions!  601.982.0235 - or call us if you are making these Lemon Drop Martinis and need us to be your taste-tester!

Lemon Drop Martini

1 1/2 ounces vodka (use a good-quality vodka)

1/2 ounce orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, etc.)

1 teaspoon superfine sugar or to taste*

3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Ice cubes

Superfine sugar for dipping

Twisted peel of lemon

* Superfine sugar is instantly dissolving sugar that is typically used in drinks. If you want to avoid the shaking, make a Basic Simple Syrup Recipe to use in place of the sugar.

Mix the vodka, orange liqueur, sugar, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice; shake well (supposedly the cocktail is to be shaken 40 times to make sure the sugar is well blended).

Pour strained liquor into sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a twisted peel of lemon.

NOTE: To create a sugar-rimmed glass, take a lemon wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into the superfine sugar.  Makes 1 serving.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Make a splash with a mermaid painting party!

Let's face it, Mississippi summer days are hot! There are alot of pool parties, and it's hard to find something different that will be entertaining for a group of 7 year little girls. Kristen McCaskill had a fantastic idea for her little girl's 7th birthday - a mermaid painting party!

The invitation from Inviting Company set the theme for the party - featuring "little mermaids" just the size of the guests!  The location, the Mississippi Craft Center, was the perfect spot to get creatively inspired.

Each guest had a canvas and paints, and the class was guided by an instructor. The creative juices were definitely flowing!

The cake was created by Kristen Mullen from Crumb - and not only was it adorable, it was DELICIOUS!

Each girl took home their creation as a wonderful memento from their friend's special birthday party, and no one even had to apply sunscreen!

Please share photos from your event by e-mailing them to - we will locate the proof on your invitation to share it along with the photos.  Our customers love to see great ideas!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Did you see Fresh Ink in Southern Living?

We are so proud to have been featured in Southern Living Magazine's May issue in their "Made by Southern Hands" highlight.  The stickers that were featured were by Inviting Company, and sold through Fresh Ink.  They are now available on our web site if you are interested!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Move over Vera Bradley - New AMY BUTLER from Kalencom is here!

We are completely in love with a new luggage line we just started carrying.  The new Amy Butler for Kalencom is so bright and colorful - and so well made, too!  The handles are soft leather, and many of the pieces have leather trim which will make them super durable.  The pretty patterns aren't only on the outside, though - the insides are lined in contrasting patterns, too!  The main complaint we get from people about Vera Bradley is the lack of durability from the cloth handles and fabric - the heavyweight cotton fabric on this luggage is going to last a long time!
The Meris duffel bag (shown above) is $242
Amy Butler is a very popular textile designer and her prints are sold in stationery and craft collections as well - she is one of the rising stars in the industry!  Her patterns are the perfect combination of fun color and classic elegance.  And we love the way the patterns are mixed on some of the pieces!

The "dream traveler" bag shown above is $262

The makup bags have tons of interior pockets sewn into the side of the bags so you can slip jewelry or little toiletry items safely there and they will not get lost in with your other big items.

The "carried away" set of bags are $23 (small) $33 (medium) and $43 (large)

Come in and view the whole collection.  The company manufacturing the luggage is based out of New Orleans with their warehouse and operations in Tylertown, Mississippi - so you are also supporting some fantastic businesses in our region.  You can pack for that summer trip in style - whether it's a honeymoon, or a trip to the beach.  This is also a great luggage set if you have a rising junior or senior in high school.  They will be making weekend trips to visit college friends and this is perfectly stylish, unique, weekend luggage!

Dust off that old bag?

Did you get your beach gear out this weekend and realize your beach bag looked a little - ehem - tired? Time to retire that raggedy old bag and come get one of these great bags from Scout. We just got a new shipment of these Scout original deano totes that are everyone's favorite! The waterproof fabric, durability, and great colors keep customers coming back for them every summer. In the cute paisley we also have the mini deano which makes a great bag for your little bathing beauty, too! Original deano $35.00

Cool bright paisley

Outline floral with green trim

Petallica green with pink trim

Basketweave blue and green

Mini available in the cool bright paisley!
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