Monday, December 7, 2009

{Real Wedding} Ashaki & Embry

A few months ago, a very sweet bride contacted me, wanting to have a custom monogram dance floor decal made. She went with a very beautiful, unique design. After I finished her decal, I knew it was going to make a big impact... but I had no idea it would make my own jaw drop.

Her wedding day came together so beautifully. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wedding Winter Wonderland

I recently designed the monogram above for a dance floor decal. The couple is getting married this December with a Tiffany Blue & Red Winter Wonderland theme. Shortly after I designed the monogram for their dance floor decal, I found an adorable invitation created by TomKat Studio that coordinated with the monogram beautifully.

The bride was so happy to see the coordinating pieces and asked for my help with a few other pieces to tie her big day together. It led me to put together this inspiration board for her.

The snowflake sugar cookies are made by Sugar Cookie Couture on Etsy and would make a perfect favor for the guests. The hydrangea felt brooch is a great way to add personal flair to a dress and is handmade by Chet and Dot, found on Etsy.

Staying with the handmade Etsy finds, Sugar and Spice Children's Boutique has this adorable headband just the right size for your little flower girl. The gorgeous necklace was also found on Etsy and is handmade by Kelly Betts.

Daisy's and Dots have created this paper cake in Tiffany blue with red ribbon and it makes for the perfect centerpiece and can be filled with any goodie you would like to send your guests home with.

Even if you are not planning a garter ceremony, don't miss out on the photo opportunities of the lucky man admiring this custom handmade garter by Victoria Joanne, Custom Wedding Garters.

If you are interested in having this monogram (or any other monogram) or dance floor decal created, please contact me at:

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Theme Monogram Designs / Decals

Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on new themes for monograms / decals.


I have teamed up with Victoria of HCC Garters (Custom Wedding Garters), wedding garter creator extraordinaire. Victoria makes custom garters including fabulous themed garters. I have created these new monograms to compliment her designs.

Victoria & I are offering our clients who purchase custom orders from each of us a 10% off discount. It gets even better. Celeste, owner of Celeste Designs, has also joined our team. Celeste offers complete stationary sets (Invitations, RSVPs, etc), bottle labels, inspiration boards & so much more.

*Aisle Runners, Parasols, Cardboxes & other accessories all also available for monogram designs. Information on additional discounts & partners are coming soon.

Ten23 Designs & partners specialize in pre-designed, custom or recreation of your own monogram designs. Contact me at: for additional information.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Autumn Inspiration Board Challenge

As I walked outside this morning I noticed something different... there was something in the air. No, it wasn't love... it was Autumn. Here in sunny Florida, you do not hear the word Autumn very much. As a matter of fact, only the northerners (such as myself) tend to say Autumn.

I personally miss Autumn. I miss the crisp, clean, chilled air. I miss Mother Nature's painted canvas of leaves changing colors. Oh the beauty of Autumn. Well stepping out into the Autumn air this morning, a monogram design instantly came to me.

I don't want the beauty of Autumn to stop there... so I am challenging YOU to design an Autumn inspired inspiration board (try saying that 3 times fast).

Leave a comment below with a link to your inspiration board & I will post it to my blog for all to see your awesome Autumn artwork.

Brenda's Wedding Blog created this beautiful Autumn board that brings the beautiful burnt orange & brown from the Autumn season.

The boutonniere is my personal favorite from this collection. Although Brenda did not know this when creating this board, I used the same photo as an inspiration for my own board I put together. Smart minds think alike.

Events by Heather Ham put this amazing board together. She highlighted all of the wonderful colors associated with Autumn... including my favorite color, PURPLE.

The candy apple is a fun idea to use as a favor for Autumn weddings & the lanterns really help to set the mood.

CNI Designs, created two great Autumn inspiration boards. The first highlights crimson & mustard colors which are classics to the Autumn season. This one makes a perfect match for the monogram I designed above.

The second designed by CNI Designs pulls out more of the orange from the season's colors. I just love the monogramed pumkin & tree stump candle holders.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Things that make October great:

1) I was born in October

2) Autumn colors

3) Autumn chill in the air

4) The start of the last quarter of the year


To kick off the awareness of this very special cause, ten23 Designs is offering our most popular monogram dance floor decal for $25 (plus shipping) & $5 from each purchase will be donated to breast cancer research.
To purchase this decal at the special October Breast Cancer Awareness rate, e-mail me:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For the Rock & Roll Bride

How do you make punk rock sweet & sassy? Add a hair bow to a skull & some mascara to her lashes & you have got the perfect punk rock monogram for a blissfully rocking wedding.

This punk rock girly skull design is now available as a dance floor decal to complete your rocking wedding reception. Colors are all custom & can be changed to coordinate with your personal color palette.

So I know right now you may be wondering... you found the perfect monogram / dance floor decal for you rocking wedding, but where on Earth are you going to find a garter & ring pillow to go with it?

Well look no further because I did all the looking for you... Victoria, owner & master creator at HCC Custom Wedding Garters, has created these beautiful pieces which will add the perfect punk rock touch to your day.

Do you hand make or sale any punk rock themed wedding decor or accessories & would like to showcase it on my blog? E-mail: & submit a photo, link, and brief description of your product.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A few new monograms & decals

I have been extremely busy lately with new monogram designs & making decals. I am working on a few new promotions & givaways but until it is time to announce them, I thought I would share some of my recent designs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Winners Announced for the Free Monogram Design Giveaway

I previously announced that 5 winners would be selected to receive a free monogram design. Well, the automated selection program gave me 7 winners (for some unknown reason) & since I didn't have the heart to cross out 2 of them, we now have 7 winners instead. So to the 2 additional winners, thank technology. :o)

The 7 winners for the monogram design giveaway are:

7 - Crystal
8 - Nicole Lynn
12 - Lacey
17 - Kelly
19 - Christina Falco
33 - Suburban Sweetheart
35 - Kathie @ my net finds

Ladies... e-mail me @ & we will get your designs started. Congratulations!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Personalize Your Tiffany Inspired Themed Wedding

One of the most classic wedding theme's that I do not think will ever grow old is the Tiffany inspired theme. The Tiffany blue is such a brilliant color & can coordinate well with almost any other color. I have seen Tiffany blue with black, white, silver, shades of pink, shades of brown, red and a few others.
I met a bride on a few months ago that was planning a Tiffany inspired wedding for this winter. She was using the classic Tiffany blue & white with a touch of silver for her color palette.

I designed this Tiffany inspired dance floor decal for her wedding & I cannot wait to see how it turned out.

Recently I met another wedding vendor on Twitter who designs amazing cardboxes, Creative Custom Cardboxes. Her cardboxes won a Brides' Choice Award during 2009.

She recently designed this beautiful Tiffany inspired cardbox which can be personalized, that compliments the Tiffany dance floor decal perfectly.
Could you imagine having this beautiful cardbox on you gift table on one side of your reception, your coordinating cake on the opposite side & the dance floor decal in the center to tie it all together?
And no wedding is complete without one of my personal favorites... a sweet treat favor. offers delightful custom Tiffany inspired cookie favors. The cookies can be personalized with the couple's name, a monogram, etc.
"Each cookie favor is packaged in a high quality cellophane bag with twist tie and satin ribbon. These cookies have a shelf life of eight to ten weeks and are shipped direct from our baker to ensure freshness."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

GIVEAWAY - 5 Free Monogram Designs

I love monograms... monograms for weddings, monograms for events, monograms for the family. You name, I love a monogram on it.

My parent's anniversary is this month, August 23rd. To celebrate their anniversary, I will be giving away 5 custom monogram designs (5 different winners).

To enter for a free monogram design simply leave a comment below with the details for your requested monogram.

Want to earn extra entries?

1 Entry- Follow me on Twitter (ten23designs) & Tweet this giveaway. Please include @ten23designs & a link to the giveaway within your tweet. Come back & leave a comment with your Twitter name & let me know you Tweeted it.

3 Entries-Order a custom monogram dance floor or wall decal to be made from your monogram design. E-mail me for details:

3 Entries-Make a purchase from

The 5 winners will be drawn on August 23rd & announced shortly thereafter.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wedding Decals

Brenda's Wedding Blog is hosting a giveaway for a monogram dance floor (can also be used on the walls) sponsored by... yours truly. The giveaway began earlier today & will run through Monday, July 27th.
Stop by Brenda's Wedding Blog to enter into the giveaway. I am offering any (1) of my basic designs which would look great on any floor, wall, window, mirror... oh, you know I could go on & on with this list.

If you want to make a direct purchase for one of these monogram decals, e-mail me at I am running a $20 (plus shipping) special through the end of the summer (August 24th).

Getaway in style... the "Just Married" removable decal is now only $10 (plus shipping) & available in two styles.

These decals are easily removed & do not leave behind any residue. Do you want something custom? E-mail me & I will create a design for you.

Please welcome my new wedding designs to dress up empty walls...

To order any of the decals above, e-mail me at

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Inspire Me!

I spent an hour or so this morning surfing blog & found so much inspiration for new designs. On my old blog (360, which is shutting down), I often ran series blogs where I kept up an ongoing theme from week to week. The inspiration I found today has inspired me me begin another inspiration blog... Inspire Me!

That's a lot of inspiring huh!!! :)

The first Inspire Me blog comes to us from Brenda's Wedding Blog. She posts amazing Color Palette Inspiration boards. This past Tuesday she posted a board titled, "Ocean and Sky Blue." I recently bought a roll of this color interior vinyl & nearly used the entire roll already on summer wedding floor & wall decals. But when I saw this color board, new design ideas flourished in my mind.

So here is my inspired design...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Personalized / Custom Wedding Monogram Decals

I just love weddings. The creativity that erupts from wedding planning just facinates me. Brides will design their weddings from the dress to the decor and every aspect in between.
Recently I had two brides send me their monograms that they were using on their invitations and I turned them into large dance floor vinyl decals for them.

Each decal is 22" x 27"
If you would like to turn your monogram into decal that can be used on the dance floor, walls or many other smooth, flat surfaces, e-mail me:

Monday, February 16, 2009

TEN 23 Is Born!

Nearly a year ago, I created TEN 23 Studio to have a place to let my creativity run wild. I always enjoyed creating my own works of art as an outlet of self-expression. As I got older, I realized that I can also assist others in expressing their creativity & even offering my services to those who do not have the time to do so.

I believe in the good ole' saying... Don't settle for store bought when you can experience custom made & personalized to perfection!