And the Winner is… Carlson Craft is proud to announce that they were presented with the Louie Award this year at the New York Stationery Show! The winning invitation, Love Birds, shown above can be found at Joyful Invitations (coming soon) in the Something Different album. For those of you not familiar with the Louie Awards, this award recognizes the best greeting card and stationery products of the past year. Out of the more than 1,000 entries, a total of 193 made it to the final round of judging. The entries, in 63 different categories, were submitted from more than 150 publishing companies from all over the world.

I'm proud as punch that we can offer this award winning wedding invitation, "Love Birds". First of all it's gorgeous, and secondly it's "oh-so" romantic and sweet. It makes me want to get married all over again!



I've been trying to get back to writing my blog, but it's been crazy here. I'm really busy setting up my new website, Joyful Invitations and I'm so excited because it looks like next week (or so) I'll be ready to unveil it to the public. Even more exciting is the job my webmaster has done on helping with the creative portion of this project. Kudos, wine toasts and many many thanks to Debbie Hastings from Flying Change Webs Design. I couldn't have done it without you!

This site is so gorgeous I can't wait for everyone to see it. So, be ready for the big news, as it's coming soon!



Today's wedding isn't your Grandmother's wedding. Our new breed of bride is still traditional in many ways, but certainly marches to the beat of her own drum. In other words it's her day, her way! And, it's more fun! These new chic and charming cake toppers by Joyful Party Favors are just a sample of what's in store for today's bride starting with the "Whimsical Sitting Bride and Groom". I love this cake topper for it's innocence and sweetness!
For you power couples how about our "Cell Phone Fanatic Bride and Groom"? Is this you? Do you dare? It's fun and just a little crazy, but your guests will certainly relate!

How about our "Bride Ready To Hit A Home Run with Groom Pitching" cake topper for the sports enthusiast? Batter up!

We can't leave out our racing fans. This "Bride at Finish Line with Victorious Groom Figurine" is sure to make your heart beat faster!

For you beach lovers, this cool "Romantic Wedding Couple Reclining on the Beach" is the perfect accent to your beach themed wedding. Draw your heart in the sand!

Football anyone? I love the fun and wackiness of this darling "Playful Football Wedding Couple" cake topper. How about those Dolphins?
With the baby bump showing, this "Expecting Bridal Couple" caketopper shows love and respect for the new family on the way. Precious and proud!
Winter style never looked better. Hit the slopes with our "Winter Skiing Wedding Couple" cake topper.
If you love the wind in your hair and power between your legs this "Mororcycle Get-Away Couple" cake topper is for you!
Our last cake topper is personalized and hand scuplted just for you, to look like you and your groom. I love this! Using just your head shot as reference, professional sculptors and artist will create a custom caricature that will feature you and your loved one! Very cool and fun-spirited.

I love the new direction of todays bride. It's funloving, lighthearted and willing to take a chance. You go girl!