Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Jennifer's wedding invitation & monogram

I am so excited (and a little envious) about Jennifer's color scheme! I love the color combination of pinks and browns.

For the invitations and monograms I used two shades of pink; a lighter, softer more sophisticated shade paired with a bright, fun, hot pink and for contrast the always classic, dark chocolate brown.  When they are all put together the look is simply modern, a little whimsical and a lot of fun!


 mg seal copy

Invitation: (not 100% sure about the border yet)

invitation text with borders copy

Inside gatefold enclosure:


Outside view:


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Girly Crib Cards

The first two are done in the nursery colors and the last one is a funny for the daddy!

crib card 1 copy

crib card 2 copy

crib card pink razorback copy

Mommy cards for Amber

She's been asking me to make her some "mommy cards"  for months now (since Jace was born!) and I finally got them finished!


Amber mommy cards copy


Amber mommy cards~back copy

Monday, March 17, 2008

My new business Cards are on the way!

I am having them professionally printed. {Business cards are not fun  to cut out!} I ordered them from Mpix.com.

Here's a preview of what they will look like. . . I'm so excited to get them in and see what the printed version looks like!


Pink Business card copy


Pink Business card back copy1

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Kayla's wedding invitation & monogram

Kayla's colors are very spring like! A pretty mossy green paired with classic ivory. Fresh & simple and very classy! Her invitations are enclosed in an textured ivory gate folder. The mounting card is moss green and the invitation is printed on the textured ivory and the outside is  finished off with square monogrammed seal on the outside of the gate folder.



Inside view ~ gate folder and invitation

inside mockup

outside view ~ gate folder & envelope

outside mock up


Andrea's wedding invitation & monograms

Andrea's invitation colors are so elegant. The square pocket folder is a metallic chocolate brown and the mounting cards, along with the exterior envelopes are a metallic copper. So eye catching! When people receive these  in the mail they will immediately know it's an invitation to something special!

inside view (the actual invitation design & wording is undecided right now)


inside view

outside view of the pocket folder with monogrammed seal and envelope


proposed monogram designs

Andrea~ monograms copy

Custom Recipe Cards

Here's an idea I've been toying with lately.  I think they'd make great gifts, what do you think? This example is 4"x6", I also did a 3"x5" but that is really small! Click on the picture to see it larger.

aunt judy recipe cards copy

My Aunt Judy has not received these. . . yet. But, I had to use somebody's name when I was playing with the design! I suspect that when she see's these, she will be making a request for some!

Moving cards for the Johnson Family

front of the postcards

Johnson's ~we've moved 1 copy

back of the postcards

Johnson's ~we've moved 1~back copy

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Shower gift for Angela & baby Macie

note card

angela notecard copy

mommy card

angelas mommy cards copy

gift tag

angelas gift tag

gift card

giftcard copy

finished product



Shower gift for Kelly & baby Sam

This ensemble included note cards, gift tags, mommy cards, address labels and crib cards.

note card

the vaught's note cards copy

gift tag ( I added a grommet and some coordinating ribbon )


mommy card (business card size)

sam's mommy cards copy

crib cards (for crib at the hospital)

crib card 1 copy

crib card 2 copy

the finished product, packaged in a custom designed bucket100_0755



You can order these custom ensemble buckets from me, however they are time consuming. I need several weeks to gather the materials and design all the items. The base price is for the gift set is $60, and includes 8 note cards & envelopes, 10 mommy cards, 8 gift tags, 30 address labels, 2 crib cards, the attached gift card and the coordinating bucket. Please contact me by email if you are interested.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Catching up

I have been busy working on wedding invitation ensembles for three weddings in June! The supplies for all of them have now been ordered and we are on our way to getting to the good part! The designing and assembly.  Yay!

While talking with the brides-to-me I encountered a common problem that they are all having. . . the invitation wording. I thought I'd share a useful web site that I found a few years ago that has all kinds of invitation wording.  I hope you find it interesting and helpful!


I am on the verge of buying myself a new printer. The one I have decided on is a Cannon Pixma Mp970.  I have done a lot of research and read hundreds of customer reviews. I think it's going to be my best bet for the money I want to spend. It claims to print digital prints in the same quality as a professional photo lab. It also has tons of really neat features that I think would be beneficial for business! So, I have high hopes for this printer, I just hope it doesn't disappoint me! If you have any feedback on it, please share!

I just added this blog to Live Writer. I don't know what took me so long!? I have been using Live writer for my personal blog, and really love the ease of use and the ability to add photos really fast, no waiting for the picture to load! It's free and easy to download, so give it a whirl!

Windows Live Writer Download

Hopefully this will lend to more posting! I plan on posting some recent projects this week, so check back often!