...My mood! Good morning

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Teachable Tuesday {Table Dressing 101}

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

This motif was created for my g'baby Madison..  

I designed this motif using the Font { Style Script}  

 I love the simple beauty in the way the letters flow together.  

This font is available for purchase at

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on how I design using Adobe Illustrator.  

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Motif Monday {Madison}

Join me...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

I would like to invite y'all to The Ultimate Invite. The Ultimate Invite is for all levels of Stationery Designers.

This will be a 2-day Hands-on Experience where you will leave with working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator + Stationery Designing.

BYOC {Bring your own computer} and Let’s Talk Stationery. We will spend an entire day working on getting you comfortable with Adobe Illustrator in a fun environment. Day 2: You will have the opportunity to play with industry toys {equipment} and design stationery from scratch.

I will be hosting a Working with Ribbons + Bling session. {{ Totally Dazzled is my sponsor }} That’s right you will be designing on site with jewels!!

The Ultimate Invite is for the designer that is mentally ready to work with acrylic, laser cut designs, folios, dies, etc., {but if we can be honest} the skill set is not quite there.
That's why I created The Ultimate Invite... to get you ready to design beautiful stationery that you can be proud to post and attract paying clients.

Please visit www.theultimateinvite.com for more details and to register.

***Please take advantage of the LIMITED price incentives. The experience is the same, I'm just making the investment affordable for all.

I hope you join me ~Teras Smith-Smith

Teachable Tuesday {Common Mistakes Found on Invitations}

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

As a stationery designer clients rely on us to know the rules of etiquette and grammar.   They look to us to be the experts to know how to use their words and our designs to tell their love stories.  

Often times designers get it right, but sometimes they miss the mark.

Here are a few tips that you should pay close attention to when designing your stationery.

•  Zip codes should never be displayed on the invitation

•  Vowel Renewal should be...Vow Renewal

•  Do not write "and" within the year, it should be.... Two thousand eighteen

•  Also include the ceremony address ceremony and/or reception location

•  Time should be spelled out.

•  Time, on the hour, should be followed by “o’clock”

•  Do not use “o’clock” if the time is not on the hour "half past"

•  Time should always be followed by "in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening"
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 a.m. {is morning}
12:00 p.m. - 5:59 p.m. {is afternoon}
6:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. {is evening}

•  Honor vs Honoyr { traditionally honour is used for religious ceremonies}

I hope this was helpful.  Please subscribe, so that you can be one of the first to know when I post again as well as my upcoming offerings.

See ya soon! 

P.S. Wanna learn how to make the design on this page?  Join me for The Ultimate Invite.  

2-days of Hands of Stationery Designing in an environment where asking questions, and getting real answers is welcome.

visit my website www.theultimateinvite.com for details.

Teachable Tuesday {Organization}

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year 

Today's Teachable Tuesday is about organizing our thoughts and tasks. 
"Write the Vision, make it plain" -Habakkuk 2:2

Below you will find the link to download my planner pages. 
 I am going to use them to organize my day, tasks, activities and my life.  

Join me as we get our life together!

click on the pic to subscribe to my mailing list
as a gift, download our planner pages!

...join me for 2-Days of a Stationery Experience that will change your life!

Hours of training on Adobe Illustrator
Hours of being in a room with a well-know published, featured and sought after Stationery Designer
Hours of getting your burning questions answered.
Hours of feeling at home in a room full of like mined designers.

Sound fun?  IT IS!!

I have for years wanted to attend a conference/workshop like this.

But guess what, there is NONE {until now!!}.  Yes, there are other events that touch on the elements of stationery. There is NO OTHER event like this.

you will leave...
knowing how to design stationery in Adobe Illustrator
equipped with the resources to take your business to the next level
confident in your production skills
knowing how to setup up your space for the client experience.
knowing how to design a digital proofs

Whether you are a homebased business, storefront or online seller we all have the same concerns. There is not enough education out there for us.

So, join me in Atlanta, North Carolina + Mississippi

Click on the link to secure your seat!  

This is an hands-on intimate learning environment, so space is VERY limited!