About Us

So I decided to start this venture in the fall of 2008 only to discover that I was pregnant with my first baby girl. I chose to put off TS Next Door until I was able to get Hudson into preschool. The time has finally come to launch my company and I couldn't be more excited! TS Next Door is an extension of Tool Studios, a high-end boutique web/advertising/design agency that my husband and I started in 2001.

I have been designing invitations, cards and events for friends and family for many years. It is something that I am really good at and I enjoy the process immensely. I have formed many relationships with vendors and resources along the way. These relationships are invaluable as they allow me to dream far bigger than I ever could if I didn't have them in my tool box.

My forte in party and event planning is in the DETAILS. I really love finding out as much information about the honoree as I possibly can and then building out from there. The best part for me is standing back and watching the honoree delight in sharing the things they love with their guests. As Hemingway said, "Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Details matter!

I love designing custom holiday cards and invitations and coming up with interesting and innovative options. It is really convenient to order your family photo cards online these days as there are a multitude of companies to choose from. I think handmade cards are a work of art that contain a lot of love in the making and sending. There is something really special about assembling these cards by hand, piece by piece, and then watching them come to life. It is a very fulfilling process!

I will always do everything in my power to exceed your expectations in all that I do.

I have the wonderful ability to add additional design elements from Tool Studios. This allows me a lot more room to be able to pull off even the most extreme event anyone could imagine!

I really look forward to meeting you and helping you create that next amazing project!

Kindest Regards,
Alyson Varvel Bell