Growing Your Skills with The Sketchbook Series

Happy Thursday, everyone! You might recall from a few weeks ago when Alyssa & I attended Fleurology in Houston that we were fortunate enough to participate in The Sketchbook Series class offered during the symposium. I had previously completed the online version of the class last year & it was so fun to put my learned skills to use in the live class. The Sketchbook [...]

May 11th, 2017|Calligraphy, Decor, Party & Lifestyle, Learn Calligraphy|

A Roundup of Our Favorite Art Books

Happy Thursday, everyone. We just received our Wedding Calligraphy books from our publisher and we can’t wait to send them out to everyone next week! Happy dances are in full swing! With that said, for our calligraphy tip today, we want to share with you some of our favorite reads that inspire us in hopes they do the same for you. Where do you usually go [...]

May 4th, 2017|Calligraphy, Decor, Party & Lifestyle, Learn Calligraphy|

How to Use Our New Spring Inks

To say we are excited about our new spring ink colors is an understatement. Don't you just love the unicorn-bubblegum-pastel color palette? You can buy them as a pack of three or a pack of six. We can’t wait to see how you use them! Baby shower decorations? Easter brunch invites? Spring / summer wedding details? These colors have endless possibilities. We think they look great contrasted with a black envelope [...]

Laura Hooper Calligraphy Studio Tour

Our Studio + Office in Old Town Alexandria, VA When I first started Laura Hooper Calligraphy 15 years ago {more about my journey in this post}, I was working out of my parent’s house, with calligraphy projects strewn about my old bedroom and all the envelope calligraphy going down at their kitchen table. A few years in, I moved to Hermosa Beach and got [...]

{Holiday Sale} Give the Gift of Calligraphy ~ Last Chance for 25% off the Starter Kit

Photo by Anne Kim If you're searching for a thoughtful, unique gift for someone special on your Christmas list...our calligraphy starter kit may be just what you're looking for! Our calligraphy kit includes not only the tools needed to get started with the art of pointed-pen, but also provides detailed instructions on how to actually use those tools. And right now you can get 25% [...]

November 28th, 2016|Calligraphy, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Christmas} Ornaments Hand-Lettered add a Personalized, Festive Touch to your Holiday Tree Decor

Tomorrow might be Thanksgiving, but we're all super excited for Christmas around here...so much so we've already put up decorations!  Be sure to check out some photos from our Christmas shoot and shop the look before it’s too late! You can find all of our Christmas goodies in the Etsy shop including hand-lettered ornaments, wrapping paper greeting cards, napkins, coasters, stir sticks and more. Shop [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Thanksgiving} Greeting Cards & Other Last-Minute Goodies From Laura Hooper Calligraphy to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Pop

Thanksgiving is in just ONE week from today! Need a few last minute goods for your celebrations? We still have watercolor greeting cards {they make beautiful framed prints, too!}, Thankful tags to tie at each place setting, sets of recipe cards {perfect hostess gift!} and a handful of coaster packs remaining! You can find these goodies in our Etsy shop here and we will include [...]

November 17th, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Thanksgiving} Dessert Buffet & Party Goods by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

We are so ready for Thanksgiving around here & we are happy to share our tips for setting up an irresistible dessert bar over on Style Me Pretty Living! Be sure to check out the feature and shop the look before it's too late! You can find all of our Thanksgiving goodies in the Etsy shop including hand-lettered pumpkins, greeting cards, napkins, coasters, stir sticks [...]

November 9th, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Thanksgiving} Tabletop Decor For Your Home Entertaining from Laura Hooper Calligraphy

We know it's only three days into November, but we're just so excited for the holidays. I mean who isn't looking forward to Turkey, stuffing, and desserts right? And course time to rest and give thanks with family & friends! We're totally ready for Thanksgiving now that we've had a chance to put together a cute table setting for our mini Thanksgiving shoot. Check it out [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Resources} The Sketchbook Series

It was such a treat to be invited to be a part of the The Sketchbook Series in DC this past year! It's been amazing to see what this awesome group of creatives were able to put together, I mean look at that hanging cake from Buttercream Bakeshop! We were able to write on little cloches that were used as place cards for the attendees of the [...]

October 27th, 2016|Calligraphy, Decor, Party & Lifestyle|