Wedding Hair Madness!

    Wedding season is in full swing and I could not be happier about it- This last month has been a whirlwind and I am finally getting a chance to relax (quickly) and see photos from a few of the STUNNING weddings I’ve been a part of! Bridal hair is such a fun experience for me and I can’t wait to share more images from weddings booked for the months ahead!

  For Pricing/Booking information you can find me on:

 Style Seat @ http://www.styleseat.com/HairbyFergie

 Instagram @hairbyfergie

 Faceook @ http://www.facebook.com/HairbyAmandaFerguson

Mr & Mrs Bonta – Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula

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Mr & Mrs Gudino – Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla 

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Mr & Mrs Power – Circle Oak Ranch, Fallbrook

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SHOP UPDATE!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! I am excited to share that a long overdue shop update has happened at http://www.Etsy.com/Shop/ACarteBlanche and below are some of the cute new items I’ve been working on 🙂 Newborn to 1 yr booties and bibs for your stylish kiddo’s. Booties are $12/a pair and bibs $8 – set of booties and a bib $20. More styles/patterns will be coming to the shop soon so stay tuned!

If you have an idea in mind for something special … I LOVE custom orders so contact me here, on Etsy or instagram (@ACarteBlance) and we’ll create the perfect set for you!

-A

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Adventures in Mixed Media Vol.1

Recently Loralee turned me onto the amazingly talented Vicky Papaioannou and her mixed-media art journals which are STUNNING (to say the least). After binge watching almost every journal video she has on YouTube …. I went out and bought an art journal for myself and Loralee so we could experiment this medium! One of our goals this year is to really push ourselves out of our comfort zone, and this is definitely out of that zone for us.

When I started all I knew for sure is I couldn’t wait to use texture paste with stencils and the Prima Bumble-Bee stamp I had just bought on amazon (lol) – We worked with a variety of products but the background was stamped with Tim Holtz distressed inks then a light honeycomb pattern stamp which I used my Prima watercolors to distress a bit as well. As the texture-pasted areas were drying I drew and cut out (my version) of a beehive, water-colored & stamped it, along with a tree for it to hang. Then distressed a piece of twine to hang the beehive from my tree & fastened it to the page. I stamped out my cute little bee’s and a few leaves and flowers from there – attached them with a mixture of modge-podge and glue dots, added the “BEE” stamping and wooden “happy” letters which I had stamped into black archival ink to match the theme. The final touch was a white gel-pen to accent certain areas of the page (beehive, wings, lettering) and I am really excited with how it turned out! I’ll be posting the finished photo/info for Loralee’s journal page as well, so stay tuned! 🙂

-A

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Bridal Shower Goodness

One of my good friends is getting married next month and last weekend was her Bridal Shower, it was put on by her mom and maid-of-honor and turned out absolutely PERFECT! She wanted a girly, vintage theme and that’s exactly what the day was. Her mom and best friend commissioned me to do a few things (game signs, game pieces, envelopes, & cupcake toppers) I was so excited and even more excited to share how they turned out! :]

Custom Wedding Dress & “i do” cupcake toppers, hand-painted canvas signs for games, hand-made envelopes & the “Date Nights at Home” mason jar with sticks to write ideas for the bride & groom (too cute!)

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The bottom two pictures were of my gift to her (Pin-spired, of course!) A cute little basket with wines for them to enjoy on their wedding night, honeymoon & first anniversary. I had so much fun hand-crafting the tags and card for her and hope they enjoy each moment of wedded bliss! Can’t wait for the wedding!

-A

Old Town Adventures

I can get so busy that I forget to stop, take a look around and truly embrace the beauty of where I live. Temecula (which people finally know thanks to our wineries) is a stunning city, and Old Town is one of my favorite places to walk through whenever I get a chance. Lucky for me today was one of those days! A good friend of mine Lena & I met up at Havana Kitchen for our favorite, a sal-latte (seriously, if you’ve never tried a Cuban sal-latte you need to stop what you’re doing and GO!) and some breakfast before heading over to the open marketplace to check out all their goodies. We tasted different honeys and browsed organic creations from avocado oils to goats milk soap & toiletries. I was so inspired by the succulent gardens that I’ll be heading to Home Depot to get creative with my own, so stay tuned! After the marketplace we popped into a new restaurant The Goat & Vine for a delicous vegan flatbread pizza, a local brew and some catching up, which was just what I needed. It’s so awesome to see our little city grow into a bustling hub with new restaurants and hip shops, I can’t wait to see what opens up next!

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-A