Free printable // SPRING TIME gift tags (english & afrikaans)

Free printable // SPRING TIME gift tags (english & afrikaans)

SPRING is a season of ‘new’ness & stepping into a chapter that’s inspiring & beautiful… & it needs to be celebrated! Let’s celebrate flowers, blooms & blossoms with the people we love !!

Download your tags to print at home with the links below :
*Remember to print then on your favorite colored paper & use ribbon you love!!!

Enjoy… !!! & remember to tag us on social media @ilovemstudio, we’d love to see all those pretty gifts with these tags.

Much love



We made these digital pretties for all your devices!

Download them below. (simply click on them)

A wallpaper background for your computer + phone & one you can share on your social media feed… remember to tag us @ilovemstudio when sharing on your channels ( facebook & instagram )… we would love to go check you out!



I had the pleasure of attending the very first Kleine Rijke market. Kleine Rijke ( pronounced Klyne Ryke ) is dutch for ‘little riches’. Owners + partners Jasmyn & David from david krynauw ontwerp created the most beautiful space with attention to every little detail… but I’ll let the images speak for themselves.

Our morning at the first Kleine Rijke market was filled with little pleasures & riches, lots of inspiration, fresh homemade goods, delicious coffee under the trees on beautifully designed wooden furniture & the best lunch by food enthusiasts, ani&lea.

I am so excited for future events at Kleine Rijke & wishing Jasmyn & David so much success & joy with this new chapter in their lives!



My heart is EXCITED! The right time has finally arrived to share the new with all of you; the friends, the family, the clients, the followers, the dreamers & the inspirers…

It has been coming for some time, but has blossomed into something so much more than just a graphic design & stationery company… has grown into a place where we inspire others to live a beautiful lifestyle. We have inspired others to start their own business’ & be their own bosses, to create, to make & to dream & we’re ready to inspire even more… inspire to live a life filled with whimsy & a life that you absolutely love & a life that’s absolutely beautiful!

In celebration of this new season, not just in my life, but also the rest of the team, we have made some beautiful changes to our brand’s identity!!


a little history (when I started this company I wanted something personal) It’s the first letter of my name & the word ‘studio’ just suited… I also loved the word ‘studio’ ( for me the word ‘studio’ led the platform for a place to be creative … Any kind of creative I wanted it to be. )

some of my favourite’ words include…


Our ‘m’ is now often used in color, patterns & pretties! It gives us freedom to play around with trends & seasons. Our new ‘m’ also avoids confusion… We have been called some pretty funny names… from ‘my studio’ to ‘i love my studio’ & I am positive this teeny change will help our new & future clients read & understand our name more clearly & easily. ( P.S. there are so many’s across the world… It is only our domain & social media handles that are listed with the little ‘i love’ bits… It was at that time the only most suited words available & I kinda loved it… still do & we knew that you would too! )

Facebook : @ilovemstudio

Instagram : @ilovemstudio ( we’ll be keeping this profile for portfolio work & our beautiful products )

Instagram : @mariaan_mstudio ( I’ll be using my current profile for some more personal things & behind the scenes )


My clientele has grown towards working with a lot more fellow creative business owners than corporate ( even though I love you both ) when it comes to designing their brand’s entire ‘look & feel’, from logo development to all the other elements from packaging to digital designs & during the design process we always end up with the coolest words for these companies who do not have slogans yet. I have never really had a purposeful slogan… Just an overload of descriptive words & I really needed a special & meaningful one… One that was strong, to the point & one that we can put up on our studio wall & inspire us with every project!

‘inspiring to live a beautiful life’


This is who are, what we strive towards & who we have always been… ( it just took me some time to realize )


  • Our online shop is fresher, faster & bigger!
  • Pay directly & safely online with your credit card.
  • My personal blog – super excited about this one!
  • We moved our studio & factory into a bigger warehouse – it’s a pretty awesome space!
  • We welcomed a beautiful new member to our team; Leandri.
  • If you want to stock in your retail gift shop – you will get your own login details to place your order & pay directly online – Goodbye long order forms.
  • More regular newsletters via email – sign up here if you haven’t already!

I am so grateful for each & everyone who has supported us in every aspect of & I am so excited about the beautiful future ahead… the best is yet to be!

I have written another ( more personal ) blog post about the effects these changes have had on me & my business; you can read all about it here. ( if you’re a fellow #girlboss, I know you will enjoy this one… all I can say is take the time you need to do the things you need to do… slow has a deeper meaning & there is no need for so much pressure, we need to enjoy our lives too! )




Some of my 2016 highlights…

The best thing about 2016 is definitely that I got engaged to the most beautiful person in my life… my best friend & business partner, Werner, in Barcelona, Spain !!!! We’ve ‘been together for more than 8 years, photographed 175+ weddings since we started our business in 2009 ( ) & in 2017 it’s FINALLY our turn to ‘tie the knot’ & throw 1 hell of a wedding with all the ones we carry close to our hearts !!!! #wmbothabruilof

Werner made this little video announcement for us just after he proposed… he made homemade enchiladas & we drank Spanish champagne on a rooftop in Barcelona!


We travelled to Europe for a month… Barcelona ( Spain ), Paris ( France ) & Amsterdam ( Holland ) & came back broke… it was worth it!! Also documented a Picture me&u wedding in the countryside of France ( Hendaye… a little coastal town on the border of Spain & France )

We had a really lovely family holiday in Kwazulu-Natal. Times like these I treasure even more as I get older!


Worked on a passion project with a friend… Created a beautiful feminine range that we named Blooming Blushes… a handmade range of undies & nighties, cute beach dresses & accessories! Loved doing this fun project & sharing it with our clients at a market.  

My first little retail shop in Pretoria celebrated its 1st birthday !!! I’ve been wanting to share some pics from the day we opened! 

Picture me&u were invited by Finesse magazine to document the #netmatrieks boat cruise on board the MSC cruise ship! We spent 5 days & 4 nights sailing the ocean, passing by Maputo ( Mozambique ) & spending a day on a Portuguese Island. If you haven’t ‘been on board the MSC… you should totally add it to your bucket list for the future!

I designed & launched the first BEAUTIFUL LIFE PLANNER! This is my biggest product development project for up to now & I am so excited about the future of this product. I know this tool will help you plan to live your most beautiful life too! 

A Reminder to be grateful for every experience, person encountered & memory made! Here’s to many many many more!