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I'M HOPE.
Welcome to my virtual studio on the internet.

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PAPER, WORDS, AND ROMANCE...
talk to me.

I AM A STATIONERY DESIGNER
FOR WOMEN - on their pursuit of great design
THAT JUST GET IT.

Brides that understand their wedding, their marriage, is THE ultimate celebration. Those who are here to honor it. ..as it should be.

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MOST DAYS,
you'll find me with ink-stained hands hovering over my near 100 year old press, Marlin - named after his hometown in Marlin, Texas.

OTHER DAYS,
you'll find me pretending I like coffee, but really it's just milk in those cups. Give me something sweet, 80+ degree weather, and a location close to water - I'm happy.

HOW DO I LOVE THEE?

let me count the ways...


MY MOTTO AND MISSION(S)

-Your earthly life is the shortest thing you'll ever do. Your season of engagement - even shorter. Savor it.

-There are fewer and fewer tactile memories - you know, the ones that fill your hope chest. I want to help that issue out.

-Because flipping through a binder of samples really isn't my style.

-I believe that God gives you a person. I believe that a wedding should be a sanctity of marriage. I believe that a celebration of such nature should be held to a degree of integrity - that every little and large element should play an intentional role in your celebration.

-And also, I really have a particular thing for paper. 

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SWEET NOTHINGS


Working with Hope was a little bit of a dream for me. As a bride you are going through so many uncertainties, decisions and ultimately just a lot of stress. Hope became my sounding board as well as this just amazing presence that always kept me grounded through the wedding planning process. I knew that for me, the wedding suite was so important. Getting married in Texas away from most of our friends and family, I knew that the invitation would be the first taste of our wedding for most of our guests and I wanted their first impressions to embody not only our wedding, but our relationship as well. That being said, the custom route was just the only option in my mind. It allowed Hope to get to know me and my fiancé, our relationship and turn that knowledge into the simple details that made our invitation suite awe worthy. I wouldn't change a thing about the direction we went! It was effortless and so fruitful. Our invitations were absolutely AMAZING and Hope never hesitated to go above and beyond my expectations. The only part of the process I am sad for is that it is over! TLBC will forever hold a warm place in my heart. Ladies don't let the world of digital invites sway you, the TLBC takes the art of the handmade, handprinted invitation to a new level. You not only will have an invitation suite that will set your heart ablaze but you will leave with a friend and confidant.

-Sarah J. | The White Sparrow Barn, Quinlan, Texas

Not only is Hope an extremely talented artist and designer, she was an absolute joy to work with.  We opted for a custom design, which could have been a bit daunting given all the options, but Hope's positivity and thoughtfulness put us at ease.  After providing her with some details about the wedding, she provided us with several beautiful designs to choose from.  Our invitations turned out beautifully and perfectly matched the tone of our wedding. I'm an artist myself, so I understand that the custom route can be extensive, as it's an iterative process.  However, I believe that the questions Hope asked on the front end really helped her to understand the style we were looking for. It was well worth the additional time, as we ended up with a gorgeous custom invitation. My favorite part of working with TLBC was Hope's energy and positivity.  She's so thoughtful and it shows in the beauty and quality of her work.  I'm so grateful to have had the chance to support an artist such as Hope.

-Emilie D. | Fonte Blanc, Gordes, France

I loved working with TLBC. It was the perfect combination of using my own creativity and vision combined with the expertise and experience that I was lacking and needing. While going the custom route was extensive, it's what I was wanting. I loved the collaboration process and coming up with different ideas and getting one step closer to our vision with each conversation. My favorite part of working together was putting our ideas together and creating such beautiful pieces as a team that really embodied what I was searching for and had envisioned. Hope, you were the best partner and inspiration in this process. Our tastes were so aligned and I so enjoyed our time spent on our wedding stationary. Thank you again for everything! 

-Ali T. | Lingrow Farms, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 




IF YOU'VE BEEN AROUND A MINUTE...
you may have met the fam.

[hubs] michael
[boy] finn
[girl] isla

not photograpahed: Lucy Dog

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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS


1995
was given Printshop Deluxe
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2007
fast forward to high school
where I was officially assumed the title "the artsy one"
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2008

began as a business major at LSU
switched to fine arts (after pleading with the dean to let me in - explaining that I'm the artsy one)
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2009

decided to replicate this historic house to flip and sell like they do on HGTV (what was I thinking?)
ended up decided to get married and live it in instead
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2010
declared concentration in Graphic Arts and Printmaking
and basically lived in LSU's art labs for three years

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2011
graduated LSU and bid on a tabletop letterpress (and won)
the baby beast
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2012
officially launched TLBC
oh ...and started a family with the above mentioned boy
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2015

hopped on eBay again - highest bidder for a big ole 1500 pound letterpress
oh ...and had since added the above mentioned girl
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2018
...and here we are.