Slinging Ink® Calligraphy & Engraving

Calligrapher for Team USA - 2016 Rio Olympics

Houston calligrapher and wine bottle engraver

Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Published in:

Wedding Chicks Member 2016

AWARDS

2013 - Houston Award Program - Houston Best Engraver

2014 - Houston Award Program - Houston Best Engraver

2014 - Best Businesses of Houston - Professional Services  

2015 - WeddingWire Couples' Choice award   

2015 - Acquisition International Business Excellence Award:

          Best Commercial Calligraphy - Texas  

2015 - Houston Award Program - Houston Best Engraver

2015 - Houston Award Program - Houston Best Calligrapher

2016 - Acquisition International Business Excellence Award 

2016 -  WeddingWire Couples' Choice award

2016 - Brides.com Top Rated Wedding Vendor (georgia)

2016 - Brides.com Top Rated Wedding Vendor (Louisiana)

2016 - Brides.com Top Rated Wedding Vendor (Illinois)

   2016 - Acquisition International Business Excellence Award: 

Best Commercial Calligraphy - Houston  

2016 - Women in Wealth Award by Wealth & Finance Intl

 Best Business Leader in Artwork & Design - Texas

 

 

Reviews

Bella Grafia Calligraphy was a dream to work with!! Janet's calligraphy is unbelievably beautiful, pictures could not do it justice! We had so many coworkers, family, friends (even single guys in their 20s who normally would not even notice something like this) comment on how beautiful her work is. I was on the fence about calligraphy initially, but I'm so glad I spent the money! Your wedding invitations set the overall tone for your wedding, and Janet's penmanship will really set your invitations above the rest.  Janet made the process extremely easy from start to finish, and even provided a courier service to pick up and drop off the envelopes at my convenience. She even returned the envelopes to us a few days early, which allowed us to get a head start on assembling and mailing the invitations out (not having to rush is such a blessing). Not only was she incredibly responsive to my emails and questions, she gave me (unprompted) updates to let me know how the process was going, and even sent pictures so I could see the progress along the way and to make sure I was pleased with the work. I wish all my vendors could be even HALF as professional, prompt, and effective as Bella Grafia Ink. I would highly recommend Janet to anyone, and I am a super Type A, perfectionist, picky bride. 

A. Nguyen

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I cannot express to you how impressed I am with Janet at Bella Grafia's calligraphy work. I have received just as many compliments on the calligraphy on the envelopes as the invitation itself. Some of my guests said they think they should frame the envelope because it's just that beautiful. Not only is the work perfection, but the service is outstanding. It only took a few days for Janet to complete my 135 addresses and get them back to me. She kept me posted on the process and sent me pictures as she was working. I would recommend Bella Grafia Ink to anyone!

Sarah S.


Janet at Bella Grafia Calligraphy is AMAZING. As brides are already stressed out about their big day, she makes things so much less stressful with her responsiveness. My invitations were perfect and looked exactly like the examples she provides on her website. Her turnaround is quick. I would recommend her to any of my friends and family.

Kyleen

 

Working with Bella Grafia has been one of the best experiences of my wedding planning process. Professional, timely & accommodating are just a few words that describe Janet. She cares just as much, if not more, than you do about making your invitations convey the spirit of the event. Her work literally brought tears to my eyes!!

Sonya D.

 

I cannot say enough great things about Janet. She was truly a blessing! I was in a crunch and she worked around the clock to get my invitations out on time. She did an incredible job - I received so many emails and texts raving about her work from my wedding guests. If you are looking for a professional, responsive calligrapher who does beautiful work - look no further. Highly recommend!

Tracy C.


Working with Janet was an absolute pleasure. From the first moment I wrote to her, her responses were very prompt. She kept me updated on the progress of the job throughout the entire process. And the finished products were breathtaking! She is truly an artist and delivers beautiful calligraphy. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking to add that special touch to their wedding invitations. Janet's calligraphy truly make them memorable - I can't tell you how many of my guests have commented on how stunning the invites were!!!

Lauren P.

 

I truly cannot thank you enough - you are just the kindest and most wonderful ever, and we're so grateful to collaborate with such a talented artist!

A. Moon, Pitbulls & Posies Stationery Design (Los Angeles)

 

Couldn't be happier! My invitations are gorgeous and everyone I showed them to couldn't believe they were done by hand.

Jennifer S.

 

The calligraphy for my wedding invitations were absolutely stunning! The turnaround time was quick and the prices were affordable. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to set their invitations apart by using Bella Grafia's calligraphy!

Haley V.

 

We are so happy we chose to have our envelopes addressed by a calligrapher. I decided on Bella Grafia because it was clear she appreciates and is passionate about the beautiful presentation of the written word. As someone who appreciates it this as as well, but woefully inadequate in the art, the decision was clear. Janet was quick to respond, timely, enthusiastic, creative and willing to offer suggestions, and eager to ensure everything was done to perfection. We received so many compliments on the calligraphy; it was more than worth it! I would highly recommend her to anyone for your next event or calligraphy needs!

Kimberly M.

 

Janet was an absolute pleasure to work with. She provided her beautiful calligraphy services for our porcelain tiles that we used as escort cards. She loved our creative idea and had no hesitation trying out this unique idea with ease. She was very accommodating in regard to when she would meet with us to pick-up tiles and she worked with us on our last minute add-ins.

Private client via Wedding Wire

 

Janet did an amazing job on my wedding invitations, I couldn't have been more pleased with the final product. She was very easy to work with and had them back to me in record time. Very professional and would highly recommend to anyone that needs beautiful calligraphy work done.

Belinda C.

 

I can sum up working with Bella Grafia Calligraphy quite succinctly-- professional, prompt, & pleasant! The owner was very kind and offered her expertise to help bring my ideas to life. I trusted that she would execute my vision and that is exactly what happened. I couldn't have been more pleased. I look forward to working with Bella Grafia again in the future for all of my calligraphy needs!

Private Client review posted via WeddingWire

 

Janet was immensely helpful with my wedding stationery! She was well-versed in several writing styles and her level of perfectionism really showed on each envelope! She also made a beautiful seating chart of my guests' names...I will definitely be using her for future projects!

T. Conwright  

 

Bella Grafia provides the most unique "one-of-a-kind", creative designs with the most elegant craftsmanship. Mrs. Brown's artistic vision brings to light the most beautiful creation desired. I highly recommend Bella Grafia's services!

WDS

 

Janet penned a poem for me that I have framed for my office. She did a lovely job and was very prompt and professional in our dealings. I have since recommended her to friends, and would not hesitate to do so again.

Libby P.

 

For my first wedding anniversary, I had the idea to get a calligrapher to write the readings from our wedding. But, a month before our anniversary, it was still just an idea. So I emailed a few calligraphers from Houston and decided to go with Bella Grafia and Janet. She was easy to communicate with, more than reasonably priced, finished the pieces quickly, and did a fantastic job. She took my idea and made it a reality. My wife loved her work and they will be a part of our lives forever.

S. Disch

 

My experience with Bella Grafia was amazing! She was so patient with me and made sure I was 100% happy with every single detail. The envelopes are beyond beautiful and I can't wait for our guests to get them in the mail! Simply elegant!

S. Jones

 

Thank you very much for the great work you did on the wine bottle engraving. It came out great and was done in a timely manner. Thank you very much for your help - will definitely come to you in the future.  Thanks!

M. Williger

 

Janet engraved a wine bottle that I used to propose to my girlfriend. She was very nice and easy to work with, and the bottle came out great. I would recommend her work to anyone.

Matt G.

 

I thought the envelopes looked immaculate and beautifully done. Thanks again for the quick turn around time and working with us when the invites went from being late to being early! I highly recommend Bella Grafia and would use them again.

Private Client review posted via WeddingWire

 

Made anniversary gift that was special even more beautiful. Exactly what we wanted. Thank you.

J. Campbell

 

I contacted Janet during the Christmas break and even though she was on vacation she still took time to respond to my email. The poem that she did for us is beautiful and exactly what was envisioned. I highly recommend Janet for any projects where you need that extra flare.

J. Morris

 

Janet was great! She did a beautiful job on my invitations.

Michelle C. 

 

My job would be displayed in a bathroom mirror, so it needed to be a mirror image of the original calligraphy, but would be on permanent display, framed and matted, so it needed to look hand drawn and elegant. 

We love the way this turned out. She has a lovely hand and pairs it with professional technology to give us exactly what we hoped for.

Laura R.

 

Thank you so much for the quick turn around and beautiful work, I really appreciate it. I have already framed your calligraphy and it's now hanging in our entryway. I will share a pic shortly. Thanks!!! :)

Tanj K.

 

The invitations were beautiful. The service was totally professional and timely at all times.

Private Client review posted via WeddingWire

 

Janet is fantastic! Creative, beautiful work and she was able to produce an exquisite product with minimal advance notice. I highly recommend her and plan to work with her again!

Cindy P.

 

Excellent service! Very pleased with their job!

Jazmin C.


Press Releases



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Slinging Ink Hand Lettering Receives 2015 Houston Award

Houston Award Program Honors the Achievement

HOUSTON September 30, 2015 -- Slinging Ink Hand Lettering has been selected for the 2015 Houston Award in the Calligraphers category by the Houston Award Program.

Each year, the Houston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Houston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Houston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Houston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Houston Award Program

The Houston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Houston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Houston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Houston Award Program

CONTACT:
Houston Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@local-best.com
URL: http://www.local-best.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bella Grafia Calligraphy & Wine Bottle Engraving Receives 2013 Houston Award

Houston Award Program Honors the Achievement

HOUSTON December 11, 2013 -- Bella Grafia Calligraphy & Wine Bottle Engraving has been selected for the 2013 Houston Award in the Engraver category by the Houston Award Program.

Each year, the Houston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Houston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Houston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Houston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Houston Award Program

The Houston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Houston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Houston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Houston Award Program

CONTACT:
Houston Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@bestofbusinessawards.org
URL: http://www.bestofbusinessawards.org



Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bella Grafia Calligraphy & Wine Bottle Engraving Receives 2014 Houston Award

Houston Award Program Honors the Achievement

HOUSTON April 23, 2014 -- Bella Grafia Calligraphy & Wine Bottle Engraving has been selected for the 2014 Houston Award in the Engraver category by the Houston Award Program.

Each year, the Houston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Houston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Houston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Houston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Houston Award Program

The Houston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Houston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Houston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Houston Award Program

CONTACT:
Houston Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@recognitionawarding.com
URL: http://www.recognitionawarding.com


Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bella Grafia Receives 2014 Best Businesses of Houston Award

Houston Award Program Honors the Achievement

Houston, September 2, 2014 — Bella Grafia has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of Houston Award in the Professional Services category by the Best Businesses of Houston Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Houston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Houston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Best Businesses of Houston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Houston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Best Businesses of Houston Award Program

The Best Businesses of Houston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Houston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Best Businesses of Houston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Best Businesses of Houston Award Program
CONTACT:
Best Businesses of Houston Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@BestBusinesses.biz
URL: http://www.BestBusinesses.biz

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Slinging Ink® of Bella Grafia Calligraphy is a Houston Based calligraphy firm that was established on the idea that sometimes the vintage way of creating art is the best. Hand written calligraphy is the most elegant form of communication and an event focused on the art of others deserves nothing less.  As a Houston calligrapher & engraver, I believe in doing it beautifully or not at all.

 

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