I've always been a fan of celebrating everyday life...

a little more about me

I’ve always been a fan of celebrating everyday life – AND my love for themed gifts and paper details started early. Growing up my sister and I would put on these elaborate themed “surprise date nights” for our parents. We would transform the house into a bed and breakfast, with numbers on the door, in the morning we made breakfast and brought it to them in bed. We also did a “dinner and movie night” with a table for two restaurant, and a movie theater and concession stand complete with popcorn and Red Vines. These childhood moments are some of my favorites.

I’m going to make everything around me beautiful
- that will be my life.
Elsie de Wolfe

When I decided to start my business I asked my sister, who is a writer, to help me come up with a name. She suggested “Ampersand Ink”. The “Ampersand” “&” illustrates the relationships of life, love and family – while “Ink” depicts the custom design element.

more about ampersandink

am·per·sand/ampərˌsand/ noun: a character typically “&” standing for the word “and”.

ink/iNGk/ noun: a colored fluid used for writing, drawing, printing, or duplicating.  verb: mark (words or design) with ink.

A boutique (one women) design studio, based in Southern California, specializing in custom stationery for fun and quirky couples/small business.

Founded during the summer of 2010 with the opening of my first Etsy shop, where I sold custom wedding guest book posters and party favors. Since then I have worked with brides and wedding consultants around the world and been featured on 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Ceremony Magazine, Exquisite Weddings Magazine… 

I love working with couples who want to share their love story in a unique creative way, using paper and ink.


I would love to hear more about you and your event/project. Give me a call 951-446-3328 or send an email tasha@ampersandinkdesigns.com to setup an appointment.

First I drink the coffee,
then I make pretty paper.
inspired by Lorelai Gilmore

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