Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sweet Gift for Mom-to-Be on Her First Mother's Day

A Baby Shower Journal.
What a sweet gift for the new Mom! With this little book, Mom can record memories of the shower, guests that attended & gifts she received, photos, as well as memories and thoughts of her pregnancy and baby. This is an ideal gift to give the mom-to-be prior to her shower, or at the beginning of her shower or even on Mother's Day.

Get more info or order one today at:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Yellow and Green Garden Theme Wedding Ideas

Are you planning a Garden Theme wedding for a Spring wedding or a Summer wedding? If you are considering using yellow and green as your wedding colors, here is an inspiration board with some great ideas to get you started.

There are a wide range of yellow flowers that are usually available in the Spring and Summer including yellow roses, lilies, tulips and of course yellow daffodils. If you want the brightest, vibrant yellow, go for a yellow gerbera daisy.

The yellow and green "Flowering Flourishes" pocket wedding invitation set is one of my original creations. It includes the invite, an accommodations card, a reception card and an RSVP card with a recipe card on the back. The pocket fold that is pictured is Lemonade Yellow, the mat is Spring Green and the invitations are printed on cream cardstock. The "Flowering Flourishes" design is elegant, yet contemporary with green stems and flourishes and modern style flowers in different shades of yellow with a hint of orange. Pricing and ordering info is available at Also available are matching Save the Date cards, Wishes for the Bride & Groom cards, Bookmark Favors, Favor Tags, thank you notes and any other wedding stationery you might need.

For more fabulous wedding ideas that are guaranteed to get lots of Oohs & Aahs, visit my wedding blog, Ooh & Aah Wedding Ideas.

Photo credits:
Flowering Flourishes Pocket Wedding Invitation and Wishes for the Bride & Groom card courtesy of JoDitt Williams of Joyful Heart Design.

All other photos courtesy of various vendors and brides at

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Winner of the South Plains Fabulous Graduate Giveaway

Announcing the winner of the...

The South Plains

Fabulous Graduate Giveaway

Joyful Heart Design logo ******************************* Red Frame Photography logo

Joyful Heart Design and Red Frame Photography

joined together to
honor high school graduating seniors

in the Texas South Plains area.

We want to thank everyone who nominated a senior for the South Plains Fabulous Graduate Giveaway. We had so many amazing seniors that were nominated.


We are excited to announce the winner of the South Plains Fabulous Graduate Giveaway. This young lady was nominated by several different people and we have to agree with them that she is indeed a FABULOUS Graduate.


And the winner is . . .

Kristina Hinojosa

who is graduating from Monterey High School!


Here is what Kristina will be receiving:

  • 30 minute Senior Photo Session with

    Red Frame Photography

    - includes CD containing ALL photos AND

    copyright release.

    ($150 value)

  • 50 Custom Designed Photo Graduation Announcements by Joyful Heart Design

    - includes 50 premium quality folded cards and 50 envelopes

    - PLUS a set of 20 personalized thank you notes & envelopes

    - ($150 value)

  • Glamour Makeover with Skin Care and Glamour products PLUS
    a $25 gift certificate from Mary Kay Senior Sales Director, Brandi Driggers

    - ($50 value)

  • Congratulations Cookie Bouquet or Cookie Cake

    from Cookies By Design

    ($50 value)

  • One Hour Massage PLUS a 30 Minute Foot Detox

    from Lori Gonzales, Licensed Massage Therapist

    ($100 value)

  • 5 Keys to Igniting Motivation & Success DVD by Zig Ziglar,

    the world's foremost authority on motivation

  • Winning with People DVD by Zig Ziglar

  • Gaining with Goals DVD by Krish Dhanam,

    executive coach personally trained by Zig Ziglar.


Congratulations, Kristina.  And congratulations to all graduating high school seniors. We applaud you!


And our hats are also off to all of you fabulous people who teach, support, motivate, encourage and help our fabulous students in any way. They would not be graduating without you.

Be sure to thank the sponsors of this giveaway and support them by purchasing their fabulous products and/or services and by sending them referrals.


Our Fabulous Sponsors:


Joyful Heart Design Custom Invitations & Announcements

JoDitt Williams


Red Frame Photography

Amanda Anderson


Mary Kay Senior Director

Brandi Driggers


Cookies by Design

Kris King


3310 82nd Street

Lubbock, TX 79423

Licensed Massage Therapist

Lori Gonzales


8302 Indiana Ave. Suite 9

Lubbock, TX

Friday, April 17, 2009

Custom Invitation Ordering FAQ

I updated the FAQ section on my website, based on questions that I've been receiving lately. Questions like:
* How do I place an order?
* How can I contact you?
* How long will it take to get my order?
* What type of printing process is used?
* Will my pocket fold wedding invitations come assembled?
* Can you create other matching wedding stationery, like wedding programs, place
cards, favor tags and thank you notes?
* What is your return policy?
* Can I change my order after it is placed?
* Will I receive a proof of my invitation before it is printed?

Do you have another question that I haven't answered? Send me your questions and I'll list the answers in my FAQs. I may also answer your question here on my blog.

Remember to have a JOYFUL day because...
"A joyful heart is good medicine..." -Prov. 17:22

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Does God Still Speak?

Have you ever wondered if God still speaks today?

Or if He would speak to you?

You will have no doubt about it after you read this great book by my good friend, Virginia Stewart Metzler, titled, "Our God Still Speaks."

I met Virginia through the Women Entrepreneurs of Lubbock organization. I was very impressed by her kind, encouraging nature, her love of life and her passion for Christ. AND, I loved her JOYFUL HEART!

We soon became very good friends and now meet together regularly to encourage one another and to pray for our families, our businesses, our country and whatever else is on our hearts. Though it was published last year, I just recently finished reading her book. It both amazed and inspired me. Once I started I couldn't put it down. May you be blessed by reading it, as I was.

You can get a copy at

After God led the Old Testament Israelites across the Jordan River, Joshua stacked up stones as a memorial to Him. Every time the Israelites saw those stones, they were reminded of God's faithfulness to them. Similarly, Our God Still Speaks is Virginia's own "stack of stones." It is her written memorial of God's repeated answers to prayer. Virginia and her former husband were missionaries in Liberia, West Africa until he was killed in a tragic plane crash. After she married Les Metzler, they became missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators in the Philippines. This book reveals compelling stories of God's working in their lives and it was written to honor God. Her prayer is that it will motivate, encourage and bless those who still seek Him.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cool Color Combo - Pink and Blue

Our Cool Color Combo of the Week is Pink & Blue.
Makes you dream of a lovely Spring Wedding
in a colorful flower garden,
or a Sunny Summer Wedding on the beach!

Pink and Blue Save the Date card, Lacy Butterfly Pocket Wedding Invitation, and Bookmark Favor by JoyfulHeartDesign.

All other images are from

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Free Glamour Makeover for a Fabulous Graduating High School Senior

One of the prizes in our South Plains Fabulous Graduate Giveaway is a Glamour Makeover given by Mary Kay Senior Sales Director, Brandi Driggers, plus a $25 gift certificate. Brandi knows makeup inside and out and she loves to pamper young ladies. Visit her website at:

Joyful Heart Design is teaming up with Red Frame Photography and several other businesses in the Lubbock area to honor a deserving high school graduate.

Do you know a high school senior in the South Plains area of West Texas who could use a little pampering before graduation? Nominate them to win our fabulous prize package worth over $500!
Nomination forms and details are at:

Other prizes include:
• a 30 minute senior photo session with Red Frame Photography
custom photo graduation announcements and thank you notes from Joyful Heart Design
• a cookie bouquet from Cookies by Design
• an hour massage with licensed massage therapist, Lori Gonzales

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How to Get a Dream Wedding at a Dream Price

I have a great budget saving tip for you today. Actually it's a lot of tips! And it comes from a true expert in the wedding business.

Brides magazine editor, Millie Martini Bratten, did an interview with ABC News on how to have a "Dream Wedding at a Dream Price." She gave tons of great tips. Here are the highlights:

    Save on decorating expenses by having your reception at a venue that is already decorated and/or furnished or at least partially decorated, like a botanical gardens or a banquet hall that has chandeliers and nice table covers, etc.

    You can usually get better rates if you choose an off-peak date. For instance, choose a date other than Saturday that is not in May, June or July, which are the busiest times for wedding professionals.

    Tweak the meal. Go with a garden salad rather than a fancy multi-ingredient salad. Serve 3 courses instead of 4.

    Let the wedding vendors know what your budget is and what your dream is and ask them how they can help you.

Click here to watch the entire interview.
(There's a short commercial you'll have to watch first.)


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Win a Senior Photo Session from Red Frame Photography

Amanda at Red Frame Photography is one of the sponsors of the South Plains Fabulous Graduate Giveaway. She is giving away a 30 minute senior photo session to the winner of the contest. The winner will also get a CD with all the photos taken at the photo session on it, along with a copyright release. What an awesome prize!

Amanda is an amazing photographer who love to "shoot" outdoors and on location to get the most natural, organic shots.

If you know any graduating high school seniors, who live is the Texas South Plains area, who deserve to be honored for their fabulous achievements, you can nominate them for the giveaway at:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

South Plains Fabulous Graduate Giveaway

The South Plains
Fabulous Graduate Giveaway

Joyful Heart Design Custom Invitations, is joining with
several other businesses to honor graduating high school seniors
in the Texas South Plains area.
(Including Lubbock, Slaton, New Deal, Abernathy, Shallowater, Idalou, Lorenzo, Ralls, Crosbyton, Smyer, Ropes, Frenship and others, including home schools.)

Graduating from high school is a great accomplishment that deserves
recognition and celebration. We would like to honor and recognize the
accomplishments of one area high school senior with an amazing prize
with a total value of over $500 to help them celebrate their
fabulous achievements.

We are asking parents, teachers, family, friends, employers and citizens of
the South Plains to nominate high school seniors whom they believe deserve
to be honored for their fabulous accomplishments. We will let you determine
what you consider to be fabulous achievements. (It does not have to be
straight A's or athletic championships.)

To nominate a graduating senior, get more information and see a list of all the sponsors and prizes, visit:
South Plains Fabulous Graduate Giveaway

Joyful Heart Design will, of course, be giving away custom-designed graduation announcements and personalized thank you notes.