Owner and Designer
I’ve always loved paper. It all started when I was a little girl -- I would make my own stationery out of construction paper and write tiny notes to my mom and grandmothers (and probably a dog or two.) That love of paper and the written word continued in a different fashion while pursuing a degree in English at Vanderbilt University. After college, I spent 10 years in marketing and graphic design in the corporate world. My dreams of operating a stationery business came to reality when I was asked to design a wedding program in 2002. Trabeautiful Designs was born overnight.
I strive to create designs that are timeless and elegant, with a strong emphasis on beautiful typography and unique papers. Printing processes include flat print, thermography, letterpress, and foil-stamping. I work with a local print shop and personally approve every item that comes off the press. You can be assured that you are receiving a product that has been lovingly handled from start to finish.
Over the years, Trabeautiful Designs has given me the chance to share in the joy of new babies, weddings, milestone birthdays and holidays while creating special pieces for customers. There’s also the simple pleasure of helping a customer choose a pretty set of stationery for letter writing. In our technology-driven world, the handwritten note or invitation sent through the mail holds a special power that other forms of digital communication simply can’t replicate.
Thank you for visiting and shopping the Trabeautiful Designs website. My hope is that you will love your stationery just as much as I have loved creating it for you.