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watercolor artistry for a gracious welcome

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I'm ALICIA

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I'm happiest strolling the charming streets of Old Town Alexandria or snuggled up at home with a cup of tea, bringing creative ideas to life!

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Having you here warms my heart, friend, and I so appreciate your visit! Hopefully you can sip a cup of tea and stay awhile!


Are you looking for meaningful artwork to use in thoughtful and creative ways? If so, you're in the right place! I started my business by helping others gift Washington, D.C. themed gift boxes and wedding welcome gifts. While a gift designer, I always looked for products with pretty packaging that matched themes and aesthetics. Then I realized I could use my love for watercolor painting to make labels, gift tags, and welcome notes. This allowed me to help others in a new way; one that shared their personal story within the gift. And there's no gift more special than your personality!

So let’s start by painting a crest that represents your love story, the pup you consider family, or a map including your favorite locations. Then I’ll help you put them on fun details like stationery, gift packaging, or items for you to cherish around your home! From art prints and gift tags to cornhole boards and cocktail napkins, I’ll alleviate the stress of where to source all the best quality products and give you an heirloom that you'll want to show off for years to come!



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listening to my clients share their love stories so those details are represented on their crests brings me great joy!

love stories

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I worked in the hospitality industry for years as a host, server, manager, and event planner. I love learning about food & drinks and executing a plan to ensure guests' expectations are exceeded.

hospitality

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Whether It's to celebrate a holiday, birthday, a visiting guest or just because, I love planning something thoughtful!

gifting

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I learned so much majoring in horticulture: floral design/interior plantscape. Whether they're real or painted, I enjoy designing with flowers.

floral design

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 Virginia's rich history and beautiful landscapes are what i love to explore most.

Virginia

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If it's a part of your story, I so enjoy including animal profiles on crests. THey make such a regal statement.

profiles

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Erma Bombeck

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.

TO HELP OTHERS CHERISH THEIR STORIES THROUGH HEIRLOOM WATERCOLOR ARTISTRY AND WELCOME GUESTS WITH THOUGHTFUL, MEANINGFUL ARTWORK.

My Mission

What starts on paper

can be added to

the sweetest welcoming details

Surprising Others with Thoughtfulness

Cherishing Family Heirlooms

Details as Equally Meaningful as They are Lovely

Furry Family Members

My ideal client loves...

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Watercolor artistry full of your personality.

for a gracious welcome