I spent two nights at my parent’s home this week due to my husband having to leave on a work-related trip. And right when he came back, he got another call to leave, so off we went on a road trip two hours south to deliver some parts. And yesterday I attended the wedding of my husband’s cousin: Yana and Vitaliy are finally married! Congratulations to the happy couple! The wedding was really sweet {and no I’m not referring to the slang version of sweet, but the sugary kind…}. And then my husband left again this morning to go back on-site. I certainly hope he will be home in time for a Valentine’s party that we were planning on attending tonight!

And some exciting news for me. When my husband came home on Wednesday from his trip, he handed me a big box…my Valentine’s present. Wrapping paper torn away, I discovered a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet inside! I’ve been wanting one for ages and saving up for it, but the savings always had to go elsewhere. My honey is such a honey! I’m excited to use the pen tool for some handwritten charm to graphic design. The other stuff I don’t care about. Why navigate on the tablet when I have Apple’s amazing Magic Trackpad? {images are screen shots from the Wacom website video}

Today, I’m planning on playing around with it. I still have yet to install it. What are you doing this weekend?

This week I finally showed you two of the custom cards that I recently worked on: Overalls & Tea for a dad’s birthday and Peepers Loves Magee for Valentine’s Day. More coming next week! And of course there were the inspiration palettes. Feeling dainty today: #35 Pretty Pastels. Why add something other than white? #36 Simply White. Surround yourself with elegant greens and rich red: #37 Turquoise Glam. The luxuries of gold, yes, I do adore: #38 Gleaming Gold. Want to see all the palettes I’ve done? Either visit my Facebook album or see them on my blog.

And Facebook pages have finally improved…finally! Check out the new look! And it’d be awesome if you liked the page too. The page has been loving all the love you’ve been giving it! Thank you!

I love these videos that my old high school came out with for its local movie theater: Engagement and 1950′s.

Love this scrumptious shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake.

Valentine’s Day means lots of Valentine shoots. I adore this one via Wiley Valentine.

And this one via iDropPhoto is too cute as well…

And this gold glam one via The Sweetest Occasion

Dessert tables these days are just coming out so pretty. Love these ones via Engaged & Inspired.

Did you know Vera Wang comes to David’s Bridal this month? Who knew Vera Wang’s dresses would one day become affordable?

And Anthropologie’s BHLDN released some dresses for us curious folks: {images via Glamour}

See even more behind the scenes via Wiley Valentine.

  • Alla

    A pen tool?! You lucky duck. I want one of those!

  • Anastasia Marie

    Alla, you are welcome to come try it out for yourself! I’m having a hard time adapting!

  • Julia [Mrs. Globetrot]

    Jealous! Show us what you can make with it!

  • Alla

    I shall have to take you up on that :)

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