Saturday, February 18, 2017

Reina + Chris // 2017

These simple reception signs for Reina + Chris were so fun to design because the bride gave me creative freedom, and I loved how they showed off the couple's personality!

Also, they look insanely stylish in this engagement photo. Congrats you two!!

Photo by Andrea David

And thank you sweet Reina for sending me these photos below from your wedding!!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Hayley + Michael // 2016

I am excited to share Hayley and Michael's lovely winter wedding with you! This beautiful wedding at Calamigos Ranch was elegant and classy, and I loved working with the sweet bride to add hand-lettered details to their special day. All of the gorgeous photos are by Priscilla Frey Photography!

H + M Custom Wedding Package:
Invitation envelope calligraphy
Watercolor marriage contract
Table numbers
Kraft paper tags/placecards
Welcome + program sign


Hayley and Michael, it was a privilege being part of your amazing wedding! Many blessings to you both as you embark on new adventures together as newlyweds!

If you are interested in a wedding package customized to your wedding vision, feel free to ask me for a free pricing quote. I would love to work with you to create stunning hand-lettered pieces for your special day!


Wedding Planner: Bright Blue Events
Florals: Shindig Chic
Bride’s Gown: Allure Bridal 
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Adriana Papell Miss Hayley Paige
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage
Hand-lettering: Amanda Lee Lettering & Art

Thursday, December 8, 2016

NEW Custom Ornaments!

Christmas is right around the corner, so I made sure that there are a few holiday gifts listed in my Etsy shop for you guys!

I am really excited about these cute little custom dog bone ornaments, which are hand-painted and personalized for your pup! These are a perfect gift for the dog lover in your life, or to add to your own tree for your furry family member.

Hurry though - shipping before Christmas is only guaranteed when you order by December 15!

Happy shopping loves,

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Creative Shoot with Dars

I want to share something a little more personal on the blog today.

November was a hard month for me. I felt pretty overwhelmed by stressful situations regarding my health, school, and class events. Last week, I underwent a surgery to remove a benign breast cyst. It's caused me pain, worry, and anxiety over the past six months, and I am so grateful for the smooth healing process post-op. I feel extra thankful for my health lately and for God's continued provision over me. 

This creative photo shoot was something that I wanted to do in collaboration with my good friend Darcie as a fun project in the midst of stressful ones. I want to empower the women around me to embrace their beauty and strength. And so the theme of this shoot is:

Females are strong as hell. 

(Gold star if you catch the TV show I'm referencing haha). 

But really. Moms are some of the strongest people I know - they carry their babies for 9 months and then endure so much pain to deliver them. And if you've never cared for a child all day for multiple days, don't you dare talk badly about moms who choose to be full-time caretakers. It takes amazing strength and sacrifice to do that. There are so many strong women in my life that I love and respect. May we be them. May we raise them.

Use your influence and voice for good. 

Love and serve God wholeheartedly. 

Invest in the people who care for you.

Give to neighbors in your community. 

Work hard and dream big.

Know that you are strong, capable, and beautiful.

Thank you for reading. I appreciate you and hope that you are encouraged today!

With a full heart,

(All photos by Darcie Moningka Photography - check her out!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pretty Holiday Gifts

Thank you all so much who have ordered artwork from my shop this past weekend! You guys are the best, and this small business owner is so very grateful!

I am excited to share these new shop items with you, especially my custom floral watercolor prints. Each one is handmade and makes a great gift when framed!

These watercolor prints can be displayed in your home, office, or desk. I am happy to create a painting with the quote and colors of your choice too! Just message me on Etsy and we will work together to make your vision come to life.

Be sure to order holiday gifts BEFORE December 14 to guarantee delivery before Christmas!

Happy shopping loves,

Friday, November 25, 2016

Shop Small for the Holidays!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's now that crazy time of the year, when everyone seems to be in a frenzy to shop for Christmas and snag all kinds of good deals.

So guess what! I have a late Black Friday (I slept in a lot haha), Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sale starting NOW! Save 20% on any purchase from my Etsy shop with the code SHOPSMALL20 until Monday, 11/28/16!!

I just added this new wedding countdown chalkboard to the shop. It is a perfect engagement party or bridal shower gift, and a fun way to keep track of how many days are left until the wedding!

Need a Christmas gift for someone who has everything? Want to buy something personal and beautiful while supporting a local artist? You can order customized watercolor calligraphy prints to frame or hand-lettered signs, and get 20% off if you order this weekend!

Follow me on Instagram @amandaleelettering to stay updated on new products and deals! I've got more pretty things and great deals in store for you guys next month, and I can't wait to share!!

I hope that in the midst of holiday busy-ness, we all remember to be grateful for all the blessings that God provides us with. After all, every good thing is from Him and this season should be all about Jesus.

With love and lots of holiday cheer,

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hope in Jesus

Calligraphy chalkboard for a friend's Wall of Thankfulness

It's been quite a week already in our country. When words are insufficient, I turn to Scripture. 

We talked about lament in church last Sunday, and little did I know that it was preparing me for the grief ahead. I find myself trying to explain things logically to myself in order to grasp what it going on, but really what I should be doing is just allowing myself and others to grieve. Sometimes silence is better. I whispered prayers crying out to our God for my brothers and sisters, for my home. 

We need more of you, God.
More unity, less division.
More compassion, less judgment.
More wisdom, less opinion.
More love, less hatred.
More of Jesus, less of us.

With a hopeful heart,