Wednesday, January 12, 2011

{Lime Light} Invitations2Impress

The day is FINALLY here - the FIRST Lime Light featured on Homemade By Lauren. This month I welcome Invitations2Impress to you all. Their motto is "personalised invitations for every occasion" and they certainly deliver that and more!

Before guests even arrive at your function they always 'preview' the event with how you invite them. Using Invitations 2 Impress will definitley impress your guests before they arrive to your event.
There is sure to be a design for any taste or event on their website and if you want something a little different, just email them and they will work with you to create that perfect image!

Invitations2Impress have multpile online galleries with some usual events covered like weddings, birthday's and christenings and even matching thank you cards. However there were some items in their catalogue gallery that stood out to me as being quite different in a wonderful way. They offer services such as a photo keepsakes (that match your event) and photo montages that allow you to remeber the occassion you celebrated or give a gift of memories to some-one close to you.

Find them on their website Invitations2Impress and click here to find them on Facebook or Twitter with @invites2impress

**Invitations2Impress is donating $1 from every January sale to the flood victims**

So, grab a cuppa and meet the face behind the buisness:

HBL : Share with us a little about yourself.

My name is Catherine and I LOVE being a busy wife and a stay at home mum of two, Ashley (5 and about to start school) and Luke (2 and a half, and don’t we know it!). I have a wonderful supportive husband and who is always there to sort out my computer problems!

HBL : How long has Invitations2Impress been running and how did the business start?
Invitations2Impress has been running since 2006. I created a few invites for my daughter and my friends parties. Hubby encouraged me to create a few more designs which I did for free to build the business. When I had about a hundred designs, I listed on ebay and they started selling!

HBL : What is your favourite part of running Invitations2Impress?
A few things!
The “grown up” time helps keep me a sane mum.
The sense of achievement in running my business.
Developing a friendship with customers by helping them organise their special moments from engagements through to their children’s christenings and birthdays.

HBL : Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
My customers are a fantastic source of inspiration. These days, a lot of my designs are from inspired by custom design requests

HBL : Were there any challenges you found in setting or running the business and how did you overcome that?
Oh yes! The main challenges were in building up the business’ reputation and creating and maintaining the website. But it was a labour of love, and the effort has well and truly paid off!

HBL : Finally, what advice would you give to people wanting to start their own handmade type business?

Find something that you love doing, and just give it a go! It might take some time to build up a business, but if you love what you’re doing then it doesn’t become a chore.


INVITATIONS2IMPRESS is offering a FREE invite or thank you card to the value of $18.95.

How do you enter?
1. Go to their website
2. Email and in the subject line tell me how much they charge to re-touch your photos. 3. Wait untill the 30th of the month when the winner will be announced.
[Limit of ONE(1) entry PER PERSON ; PER DAY]

Spread the word and I hope you enjoyed our first Lime Light;
Lauren x

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