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Lettering on Acrylic with Ivelisse Designs

I currently have weddings on the brain as I help prepare my cousin to say “I DO” this year. If you know me and you’ve been following along, you also know how much I love typography, lettering and calligraphy.  One wedding trend I’m in love with right now is handwritten signs on acrylic. Today I’m putting the spotlight on Stephanie of  Ivelisse Designs, a calligrapher in Austin Texas.

Stephanie loves paper but just like her, I know acrylic makes things much more fancier and prettier.

From the welcome sign to the table numbers and seating chart, these custom designs can set the tone for a stylish and chic wedding. 

Stephanie provides place cards too. If your budget can’t handle purchasing these for every guest, I’d suggest using them for the wedding party table only, so that their tables are extra special.

To see more of her work, visit her shop. You can find other wedding ideas on my Pinterest feed as well.

Paperly Press Cupcake & Cake Toppers

You can have the most simplistic cake or cupcakes and set them off with the cutest toppers. Momapreneur, Ali of Paperly Press, knows just how to help with that. She creates the most Pinterest-worthy & affordable Paper Party Goods by hand. From customizing to choosing your own colors, she can give your cake so much flair.


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She's The Business: Meet Javaris Cotton of Minor Detailz

THIS WORLD IS FULL OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS, BOSS LADIES, AND MOMPRENURS WHO'VE MADE THE DECISION TO DO WHAT THEY LOVE. THIS SERIES OF THE DIARY IS ALL ABOUT SHEDDING A LIGHT ON THEM AND BRINGING SOME INSPIRATION TO GIRLBOSSES EVERYWHERE.

Today’s “Follow Friday” goes to Javaris Cotton whose a baker and event stylist. Find out more about her below.

Javaris Cotton | Minor Detailz | Her Design Diary

Location: Chicagoland/ Suburban Area | Age: 36

What Do You Do?

Minor Detailz provides organization, attention to detail, creative imagination, and concept design as an Event and Dessert Stylist. Minor Detailz executes your concepts flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests.

Ice Cream & Cake Birthday Party
Teddy Bear Cupcakes

How Did You Get Into It?

I have always been creative and love crafting, but I started my business after receiving so many amazing compliments when I completed my entire wedding on my own.

75th Birthday Cake

How Do You Stay Creative?

I stay creative by first and foremost prayer as well as continuing to create daily

Kate+Spade+Cupcakes

Was There Ever A Time You Wanted To Quit?

Yes, I wanted to quit in 2015 when I lost my grandmother and childrens father due to the amount of stress, but I knew that they would want me to keep moving forward.

Mermaid Cupcakes | Mermaid Birthday Party

What Advice Would You Give Another Woman Wanting To Star Her Own Brand or Business?

 I would advise any woman out here starting her own business to stay true to herself and her gift from GOD. Don’t allow the false belief of society or the internet rush what God has for you. It is on HIS time. I believe that as long as you stay consistent you will prosper and flourish in your gift.

50th+Birthday+Cake

How Do You Stay Organized To Keep Your Business Flowing?

I stay organized by planning my weeks every Sunday utilizing my Happy Planner. Its complete therapy.

What's Your Favorite App To Use For Business & Why?

I am not really app savvy, but I go to the library every Tuesday and Thursday to research as well as notate. So, I guess you would say I still carry old fashion habits. But, they work for me:)

Chocolate Covered Cake Pops

Do you work from home with kids there too? If so, how do you tackle both?

 Yes. I am a wife and mother of six. Planning makes my life a lot easier and keeps structure for my family. Whether its meal planning, orders due, event and etc. planning makes a big difference in my life.

Do you work a partime job, 9-5, or go to school along with your creative business? If so, how do you juggle it all?

I actually stopped working November of 2018 as a Performance Manager. I feel like God pushes things out they way to push you toward HIS designed plan for you. I have totally accepted HIS plan and allowed HIM to order my steps.

Mac Birthday Cake | Makeup Birthday Cake

What's Your Favorite Quote or Verse & Why?

 My favorite bible verse is “Faith without works is dead,” because it speaks volumes to my testimony in my life.

Love, Javaris Cotton

Email Address: detailz4you@yahoo.com | Website: http://minordetailz.wix.com/minordetailz

Instagram?: @minor_detailz_


Own a shop or consider yourself creatively dope too? CLICK HERE to be featured, so I can blast you here on the site, our e-news, and my social networks. -Love, TL Hayden