Our New Year’s Card!


My husband always gets onto me about how as a stationery designer, I  never gets my act together to send out Christmas cards in time. I’ve made it a couple of times, but this year with the shop being  so busy (what a great problem to have!) and with our lateness to take some pictures worth sending, it didn’t look like it was going to happen. Well thank goodness for the resurgence and acceptability of ‘The New Years Card’! HainesNewYearCard1


{ photography by our friend Brayan from FlipSide Photography }

I used a couple of elements from my holiday collection to design our card. On the back I wanted to provide an update of our lives in a fun way, so an infographic was born! All of our 2013 travels, milestones and highlights were listed and I couldn’t leave out my two pups! I love how it’s turned out, and the one good thing about sending your cards out after Christmas? You’re totally one of the only ones, so you get a little bit of spotlight in your friends house for a brief second. Maybe I should start designing my 2014 Christmas cards now, just to be sure…

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Knoxville Pink Bridal Show Inspiration


While we decided not to join our vendor friends at the Knoxville Pink Bridal Show this year, we were delighted when Allison from Live, Laugh, Love Weddings asked us to participate in her Inspiration Booth. We love the feminine glamour inspiration and especially love the touches of gold glitter and clear lucite! We provided invitations, place cards and menu cards that doubled as wedding tips for all the brides-to-be!knoxville-pink-bridal-show-winter-2014-13 knoxville-pink-bridal-show-winter-2014-12

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Our 2013 Holiday Cards are here!


I’m so excited to come out of my radio silence to share with you my new holiday designs. I have a lot to share about what’s been going on behind the scenes, including new products I’ve been working on, plus the details of a life changing workshop I attended this summer. But until then, please enjoy these beauties. They can be purchased on my etsy site, The Beloved Shop. And stay tuned!



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Be True Designs on Green Wedding Shoes!


Have you ever had that person that you didn’t know in person, but maybe you follow them on Instagram or Facebook and you kind of feel like you’re kindred spirits? Well I do! My kindred spirit is the amazing Morgan Trinker of Morgan Trinker Photography out of Birmingham, Alabama. Not only do we have the same affection for the color green but we believe that queen Kate can do no wrong! When Morgan asked if I would like to participate in an amazing St. Patrick’s Day inspiration shoot, I jumped up and down and did a little jig, but then she told me the actual inspiration and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! For this shoot Irish traditions and lucky charms were highlighted. I played with some hand lettering for the invitations and used the emerald and gold palette throughout. I hope that you’ll check out the rest of this amazing shoot that has been featured on Green Wedding Shoes today!

Click here to see the feature or Morgan’s blog to see all the beautiful images from that day.



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A little nugget of love…


Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I’ve been down and out with sickness all week so I’ve still been off the blog train, but I wanted to show you the most adorable little girl ever! Lindsey Cheek from Fifi Cheek and part of the fabulous design duo of Poplin & Queen asked me to design a simple valentine’s day card for her precious Tilley-Gray!  The pictures by Millie Holloman were priceless and I love what we came up with. You can see them on Lindsey’s blog here.




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Mint, Gold and Deco Inspired Shoot on Ruffled!



I’m so excited to finally share this Gatsby inspired inspiration shoot with you! It’s one of my favorite concepts that we’ve done and with the movie remake of the Great Gatsby, think it will be a big trend in weddings this year too!  I love being able to do something different on paper suites. We used a deco die cut for the menus and escort cards and gold foil for the invitations, liners and table numbers! See the rest of the beautiful shoot by Be True Designs,  Ruffles and Rouge Events, Julie Roberts Photorgaphy, The Sweetery and Flourish Floral Design on the fabulous Ruffled here.


If you’d be interested in making this invitation your own email me at info@betruedesigns.com for more info!


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Little Adventurer Shower


One of my dearest and most talented friends Melanie (from La Dolce Vita Studio),  just had her adorable little Camden a few days ago and I wanted to share the baby shower that we did for her back in September. Her nursery theme was ‘the little adventurer’ and I wanted to keep with the theme throughout the invitation suite and shower elements. For the invitations I focused on a vintage landscape and added some aztec and vintage elements with patterns and text. We stuck with a natural ivory, white and kraft color palette with touches of pool blue. My favorite part of the shower was making the mini tepee for Camden’s gifts. It turned out exactly like I wanted!

{ Photos from La Dolce Vita Studio and Be True Designs Instagram }

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    I’m Erin. I’m the work force behind Be True Designs & The Beloved Shop. I’m a child of God, like to be spontaneous when planned and drink out of striped paper straws every chance I get.
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