1. Walt Disney World Badgehunting I love Allan Peters' Badgehunting blog posts
Amie’s Cherry Blossom Bridal Shower Featured on TrueBlu
I am SO excited to announce that Amie's Cherry Blossom Festival bridal shower was featured on True Blu, a wedding site for the friends of the bride! I wish I knew about this site last year, so helpful! See the post on Trueblu here, my own shower post here, and the post by our professional event photographer Jess from J. Rose Photography.
Okay, please forgive me as I neglect again to post the usual Friday Foonotes post. Last week I just gave it up all together and just didn't post one. But I didn't want to leave you all hanging again! So here's a peek at my current projects, some are still in progress! 1. Splish Splash Birthday Invitation Oh how I loooooove how this invitation came out for my friend's little baby girl. It's literally my absolute favorite design I think I've ever done. Is that saying too much? I don't know
Sunshine and Lemonade, Birthday Party Invitation and Party Photos
If I haven't said it a thousand times already, Jess and I make a great team! So when she came to me with the idea of a vintage summer birthday party for her son's second birthday, back in probably November haha, I had many months to get excited to get started on the project. This time, she left it fully in my hands on what to do. She just gave me a photo of a lemonade stand that she wanted to make and then said go. I thought about it for a month or two—seriously, she always gives me plenty of time—and came up with using watercolor as a way of coloring in the invitation. And since her colors started as being yellow, gray and white, I thought a simple line art illustration would work perfectly. Just to show Jess the layout I wanted to go with, I sketched out a rough idea. Once she saw it, she suggested adding the pendant banners. Love! And then we also decided to add the blue and green to add some more color and make it more kid like. It was for a 2 year old's birthday party after all. I then traced the photo
Starting an Etsy Shop: Some Humble Words of Advice
I am not an Etsy expert, but I wanted to share a few thoughts that I have come to realize over this past year. And I am sure if you went in to creating a shop after doing some market research, a lot of this would be already known to you. But I just jumped into running my shop, feet first with a blindfold on
Guys, I used to religiously post these Friday posts
Nautical Inspired Whale Baby Shower Invitation: Ahoy, It’s A Boy and Anchor’s Away A Sweet Baby Girl Is On Her Way
Last year, my shower planning partner in crime Jess had me create a nautical themed baby shower invite for a shower she was planning. Shortly there after I listed the invite in my shop and it has come to be one of my more popular invites! And I love the various color schemes that my clients have brought me
New Etsy Shop Launched: Mama & Mia Boutique, Hand Knit Infinity Scarves + Giveaway!
I'm so excited to share this new shop with y'all! Over the past few months, Rachel has been racking my brain regarding all things Etsy so it's been fun seeing this come together! And just last weekend, her Etsy boutique went live! In her own words, Rachel describes her scarves: After having my darling daughter Amelia, I really felt inspired to start using my creative juices and get crafting. Since being fashionably dressed has always been a must for myself, Amelia now gets to share in that same joy! Scarves are a staple in my winter wardrobe for staying warm and cute so it only made sense that Amelia have her own as well! Voila! Mama & Mia, scarves for littles and their mamas and basically anyone else with a neck that needs a little lovin! The Mama & Mia scarf is handmade, hand knit, chunky infinity scarf, made from 80% acrylic and 20% wool yarn. A couple weeks ago, we got together to take some photographs of her infinity scarves product line. Little Mia napped as we shot all the Mama scarves and then woke up just in time to model the Mia scarves for us. Hope you enjoy the images as much as I
My Etsy Shop: Your New Friend Sam | Marks One Year of Business
A month ago, my little shop officially had its one year birthday! And while I was in the midst of pressing deadlines, I barely was able to acknowledge this little monument. So here I am, a whole month late, saying Happy Birthday, my little shop. While I may not have got out the cake and candles, my shop seemed to put on its big girl pants and really grow in February. On January 30th, I texted my mama that I had made my 100th sale. On March 1, I made my 150th. So even though I wasn't celebrating its birthday, my shop sure was celebrating—and keeping me mighty busy at that! I still can't believe how this year has gone. I still can't believe this road we are on now. What started as a shop for my random shower invitations has now morphed into a custom rubber stamp shop that also specializes in custom lettering for brides and businesses. Whether this comes and goes as a temporary season, or this could turn into something full time in a few years—I'm excitedly standing by, and holding on for dear life! And to close, here's just a few photos of some of the latest designs, since
High Quality Wood Type Letters from Preserve Cottage on Etsy
Being a graphic designer brings with it the obsession with all things type, whether it be an irrational love of the ampersand (&) or an undying love for old printing presses and with the love of the latter, comes the lust for wood type. And my mother, as wonderful as she is, indulges my love of all things font related because she at heart is just as smitten with the written word as I am. So it's thanks to her that these 5 beauties sit upon my mantle, showing off the wear and tear of years of hard work. And also thanks to Preserve Cottage, an Etsy shop that specializes in "Vintage Letterpress Kitchenwares Homewares and Sundries." And with that, my heart is happy.