Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Very Special Client.

My baby sister got married this past weekend and I was completely honored and excited to create several items for her wedding! Her colors were white and blues which worked great for a December winter wedding.
Wedding Card Box:

Flower Monogram Letters:

Flower Monogram Letter and Bridal Bouquet in action:

Little sis and Me:

Congratulations and Best Wishes!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Better Late Than Never!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Congrats To The Give Away Winner!

Congrats to Nicole, the giveaway winner from Souris Mariage! Nicole selected the green berry pomander with navy ribbon as her prize.

Thanks for participating Nicole and keep an eye for your pomander, it should be arriving in your mailbox soon!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Etsy Studio!

I am so excited to announce the new Etsy studio is almost complete! I am so in love with my new space and can't wait to get to work. I'd been dragging out all my projects and working in the kitchen/dining room to fulfill orders so it is a very nice change!

Introducing the new home of Mackensley Designs!

Happy Planning!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Give Away - Go Check Out Mouse!

I was so excited and honored when I was emailed by Mouse and ask if she could feature Mackensley Designs on her lovely blog Souris Mariage.

Go check it out for all her fun wedding posts and to enter for a chance to win a flower girl pomander from my shop!

Happy Planning!


Monday, November 9, 2009

New Item Spotlight - Polka Dot Guinea Feather Flower Girl Pomander.

I am now offering another unique pomander in my shop! For those feather and polka dot lovers....

The Polka Dot Guinea Flower Girl Pomander (Say that 3 times fast!):

Brown and caramel inspiration:

(Source: WeddingBee)

Happy Planning!

Friday, October 30, 2009

May Baby!

I've been waiting anxiously to write this post for a while now. :) My husband and I are very blessed and excited to announce we are expecting our first little one in May 2010!

We are over the moon happy about starting our family and can't wait to see what the future holds.

Ok, end gushing and back to etsy orders! :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Unique Custom Order - Mickey Mouse.

I recently worked with a sweet bride whose wedding was Mickey Mouse themed as her and her fiance' are huge Disney fans. I immediately envisioned lots of blacks, deep reds and whites with some mouse ears thrown in for fun.

(Sources: FancyFluors, Fantasia Floral, Disney Bridal, Invitations By Dawn)

Using all of these images as inspiration, we created this classic red, white and black wedding card box to be used at her reception:

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, Teresa! Thanks for choosing us to contribute to your special day.

Happy Planning!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

One Year.

One year ago today, I married my very best friend beneath a sun shining just for us and surrounded by those that mean the most. I will never forget that day for as long as I live and I will never forget the look on his face as he promised to love me forever.

Because of his love I dream bigger, live braver and trust deeper. I try harder, land softer and breathe easier. Because of his love I smile wider, laugh louder and live happier. He is a big reason I opened up my etsy shop, I definitely couldn't have done it without his support and encouragement.
Happy Anniversary!! It's only the beginning. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Item Spotlight - Flower Letter Monograms.

The vows have been said, you've been kissed and pronounced husband and wife. What better way to show off your brand new last name, than by displaying your new last initial at your reception!

Flower Letter Monograms are made with a wooden backing and are covered in your choice of white or ivory carnations and your color choice of ribbon.

They are a fun way to personalize your special day and are a compliment to any venue!

Happy Planning!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Birthday Break.

Took a rare break from Etsy this weekend to celebrate my 29th birthday! Still hanging on to my 20's by a thread! The Hubs took me out to eat to celebrate and I got to spend time with a lot of family, it was perfect. Thanks to everyone for making it such a special day! Now, back to work. :)



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's A Family Thing.

After officially setting up shop in May, I have been hooked on Etsy ever since. Etsy has also touched someone else in my life, my sister-in-law, Ginny. She not only is the mother to my adorable nephew Evan but she also started up her own shop SillyCheeks which contains all kinds of fun and precious baby items such as nursing aprons for mom, fun hair bows and baby shower gift items. Together we cover two of lifes greatest events... getting married and starting a family!

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby. Check her out!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome Fall!

It has been under 90 degrees all week and in Texas, that can only mean one thing...that Fall is here!!

It is only mid-September but I have had the pleasure of creating several fall inspired wedding card boxes for upcoming October and November nuptials.

I've also been drooling over other fall inspired items from some very talented Etsians! Check out these great shops!

Isn't this warm orange poppy tea bag holder adorable?
Source: Marci G's

This shop is full of full gorgeous wreaths for any season!
Source: TwoInspireYou

This pillow is a bold modern touch to any decor!
Source: Modernality

These gorgeous earrings are not only great for fall but year-round wear!
Source: Beautiful Details Jewelry

I love not only the cooler weather but all the warm bold colors that fall always brings!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Item Spotlight - Peacock Ring Bearer Pillow.

I have a secret.....

Though I've been married for almost a year now I still LOVE reading wedding blogs. Not only does it help me keep my shop fresh with items and ideas but I love all the pretty colorful fabrics, papers and inspiration boards like the one below:

(Source: StyleMePretty)
I LOVE the bold pops of green and blue and I have to say, it appears the peacock theme is indeed very trendy right now! Which gave me inspiration for a peacock wedding inspired ring bearer pillow.

Who knew feathers could be so fun?
Happy Planning!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Featured On! myhandmaderegistry.com

It is always the best feeling in the world to open up my email and read that one of my listings has been featured or made it to the front page of a website. It just never gets old and I am so very grateful for the exposure!

This morning's email let me know that for the next day or so one of my wedding card boxes was going to be on the front page of http://www.myhandmaderegistry.com/. Of course I hurried over to take a look! And there it was on the bottom row, my aqua and red wedding card box!

A big thanks to Liz for including my item in her registry and another big thanks to myhandmaderegistry.com for featuring Liz's list on the front page!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Unique Custom Order - Tiffany Blue & Coral.

Since officially opening up shop back in May, we have created over 80 wedding card boxes. Wedding season has kept us nice and busy, keep them coming! I often get a lot of requests for the same color themes or to create an exact replica of one of my previous boxes posted on flickr. While these boxes are beautiful, every once in a while I get to work with a bride with a color scheme I have never created with before and it gets the designing dork in me very excited!

The bride, Karolina, introduced me to the color scheme Tiffany Blue, Coral and Chocolate Brown. I immediately had images in my head of what her gorgeous wedding might look like and threw together this inspiration board. Lovely, no?
(Sources: weddingbycolor.com (favors) , emilymccallphotography (cake), Kate Unger (dress),
Mkaphotography (bon bons), I Do wedding invitations , http://www.brennasbeads.com/ )

It was now my turn to create a wedding card box to compliment and incorporate her wedding colors. Using full peony-esque blooms and a chocolate box with Tiffany Blue ribbon, the finished product turned out to be one of my favorites!

Happy Planning!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Item Spotlight - Green Berry Pomander.

These sweet green berry pomanders are definitely one of my shop favorites! Each pomander is lightweight and adorned with ribbon looped into a handle to slip onto your little flower girls wrist.

They are definitely a unique alternative to flower girl baskets and the bold green seems to be a wedding favorite this year. These are also great for younger flower girls who may not quite be old enough to master the whole throwing the petals out of the basket routine. :)

They also work lovely as aisle decor to hang on shepards hooks or pews. Will definitely give your ceremony that pop of color you have been looking for!

Also available with brown or white ribbon:

Happy Planning!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

How It All Began.

Becoming engaged and beginning the whole wedding planning process is one of the most exciting times in life!

While planning my wedding in 2008 I scoured websites and catalogs looking for all of the personal, perfect details for my special day. Unfortunately, when it came to customized items I was bummed to find there weren't a whole lot of options, specifically, wedding card boxes... I could only find white! Which led me to creating my own using our wedding colors silver, black and deep red. What I came up with was this:

Then a few friends asked me to create theirs:
Then I stumbled upon etsy and officially opened up my shop in May and the rest is history! I also refined the style of my boxes and added other fun items like pomanders, ring bearer and flower girl items and even note cards for thank you's after the wedding!

I am so blessed and grateful to do what I love and work with such wonderful brides every day!