Sparkle Magic

I have two beautiful engagement rings, each one is filled with so much care, thought, and love! The first ring I received in Carmel, CA on Friday, October 16th, 2009. A small white gold eternity band with white diamonds and champagne diamonds! This ring has a story! I was walking around lake Merritt on a wonderful April morning with my friend Shannon when we first saw this ring. We took a detour to a consignment shop and with Shannon’s exquisite knowledge and passion of beautiful things, she new the ring was an Ashley Morgan piece and we loved it!

I didn’t see this ring again until October, although, when I saw it again, it had new meaning as a symbol of our love and commitment! This is my true engagement ring and also the only one I thought I would get!

This year Shane and I spent Christmas morning in Grass Valley with my Mom in her wooded home. We were coming to the end of our gifts when Shane gave me a large, heavy box. I opened the box sure to find a brick, and to my surprise, there was a nicely wrapped old computer battery, old computer hard drive, and I tiny, little, perfectly wrapped package. Being the easy crier that I am, I don’t think I actually saw the ring until minutes later! The ring is exquisitely beautiful: diamond in the center, a ruby on either side, and set in 18k Yellow gold. My Favorite part is the ring is from my dear love and buddy Shane;)

In Search of a Letterpress

We are in the market for a letterpress! It started with the idea off making beautiful wedding invitation and now it has also became a hobby idea! Shane loves mechanical objects, type, print design, and researching projects and I love drawing and making things! We are searching all over the country to find an affordable letterpress to make beautiful paper items and our own handmade invitations!

Letterpress work was very popular at the turn of the last century and can easily weigh 200lbs.

If anyone has any leads on letterpress materials we would be eternally grateful!

Schrammsberg Estate

We will be getting married on September 25Th, 2010 at the Schrammsberg Estate in Nevada City, California. We chose this space for it’s natural beauty and quiet setting! The ceremony will take place with the pond as our background and there is also a creek that runs by, several large trees, flowers, grass, and an outdoor dance floor!

This picture was taken in November and all of the plants are in hibernation!

We look forward to a beautiful, natural, outdoor union!

Our Modern Romance

Once there was a finicky girl who liked to make pretty objects out of mud. It started with mud pies, then fantastical scenes of witches and gargoyles. As she grew older the drive became more serious and she pursued this love of making with mud. The girl needed a way to show the world her ideas, and asked her trusted friend John Casey for help. John thought about it for some time, searching for someone that could help with this task. His friend of course, Shane Bliss, doer of all extraordinary things design and web related. “Shane Bliss”, the girl thought, “what a beautiful and mysterious name!” The girl, was intrigued and the romance began!

Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox, and Crystal: Christmas time, Blankspace 2009.