Oct 10, 2015
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Designs that Remind

The past year has been quite busy, partly because our family was surprised with the unexpected.. another boy due in two weeks and another journey through pregnancy for me is coming quickly to an end. I thought I’d try some new designs that might help remind me of promises I can cling to when things get crazy in my house… or really, when I’m just so tired and can’t seem to remember what day it is.

Oct 10, 2015
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Family Stationery – Letterpress

Long awaited piece I’ve used this entire last year, but failed to post! These were designed to thank friends and family for celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2014. I wanted something I could continue to use as letterpress stationery is not cheap, so I thought of sketching our home and some key icons that make our house distinctive… fence on the side, and our magnolia tree on our lawn. I hope to post some more detailed pictures of this, as Clandestine Press in San Francisco did an amazing job with these as usual!

Oct 10, 2015
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Rustic Wedding Invitations

Here were some drafts and color choices from Heather’s wedding invitation suite last year, final pieces and photos to come with the entire stationery collection!

Oct 10, 2015
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Hoop It Up, Non-Profit Logos

Such a fun project I got to be a part of earlier this year, here are some color choices I gave my client and the final color choice for their 2015 summer program. Hoop It Up is a 8-week basketball clinic shaping character of 5th & 6th grade boys through basketball.

Oct 10, 2015
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Girlfriend Gift!

It’s been over a year.. and so much has happened, too many projects I haven’t posted! Here’s a recent one, a special birthday gift to my friend who’s been married for over a year now, and has changed her name, officially! Much love to you Heather!

Sep 6, 2014
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Rustic Bridal Shower Board!

Much love to Heather- a beautiful bride-to-be!

Sep 6, 2014
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Rustic Bridal Shower – Close Ups

My dear friend Heather is getting married! I had the honor to design and create her bridal shower invitations, enclosure note, party banner, menu, place cards and favor ‘luggage’ tags. Such a fun crowd of ladies and we hope that Heather had a good time celebrating her soon-to-be nuptials.

Inspiration for this invitation came from Heather’s wedding invitations (soon to be posted!) as she had been pinning rustic themed wedding ideas on her board. Originally, the bridesmaids wanted to center our decorations and theme with pink ranunculus in mason jars (hence the design element) but since we ended up switching our venue to a beautifully matched rustic restaurant, this still seemed to work!

Invitees were asked to write some encouraging words for the bride-to-be and mail them back to me to have included in a book we would present to Heather at her bridal shower.

The decor at Coqueta, San Francisco was perfect for the occasion. Party banner was placed in two tall champagne glasses prior to guests arriving.

Place cards and menus (and a bingo card with fun questions about the couple) were tied together and were put on each place-setting.

Each guest got to take home a mini glass succulent pot with a “luggage” style designed favor tag commemorating the special day.

Congrats Heather! The countdown begins until the Big Day!

Aug 17, 2014
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New Storefront on Minted.com

Below is the my new storefront on minted.com, featuring my two design challenge wins for Children’s Birthday Party Invitations & Party Decor. It’s nice to see I have 29 items for sale, even though I only won two awards! I need to get back into those design challenges…

Aug 10, 2014
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Maui Destination Wedding

The better portion of 2014 was designing this Maui destination event stationery for our ten-year anniversary celebration. As some of you may know, it’s a lot of pressure to design something for yourself (we are always are worst critic) but also to share something you design for yourself to those who know you, like your friends and family! Looking back, I know I couldn’t be happier in how I summed up the last 10 years.

For my envelope liners, I watercolored the island of maui and used a heart to signify the location where our festivities would be taking place (as well as the location of where we got married 10 years ago).

I wanted the invitation set to be set apart from the save-the-date cards I sent out, but still tie into the colors/theme of ‘escaping’ away back to Maui where our story first began in 2004. With it, I thought of creating a tri-fold card that would have half of my heart and half of my husband’s which would meet, then open up to “our” timeline. I picked out the most life-changing events that we’ve had to date and used just one word to sum up that event with a small illustration.

2004- the year we said “i do” and got “Maui’d”
2006- when we purchased our cozy little home and “Nested”
2008- is the year we “Adopted” not one, but TWO siberian huskies named Yuki and Kuma
2009- when our life changed for good as we “Added” to our family with our firstborn son, Branden Eliot Kee
2012- are we crazy? we “Multiplied” with another boy this year and started pushing a double-stroller around with Joshua Anson Kee on board
2014- reflecting back and holding hands we “Celebrate” all that has happened and how our family has grown in character, joy, and love these last ten years

On the back, I featured a map-like scene with all the hotel details for our guests should they choose to join us. For my reply cards, I wanted to keep in the spirit of traveling so I decided to create a postcard along with a close-up beach scene (if you’ve noticed, it’s the same beach that is featured on the save-the-date cards which was illustrated after a photo of the beach where we got married in 2004).

All in all- even without a big party, I am so grateful to be able to share my 10-year journey of marriage (and family life!) with my friends, family and world through my designs and of course, these printed pieces that I’ll cherish for years to come!

All cards in the above featured set were custom illustrated by myself, and were letterpressed with two colors and printed on Cranes Lettra #110 cover. Save-the-dates by Mama’s Sauce and Fold-out invitation & flat reply cards by Clandestine Press.

Aug 10, 2014
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Custom Monogram Wedding Invitations

It was so much fun getting to work on these monogram invitations, especially since the bride-to-be allowed me plenty of creative freedom and yet was specific enough to what she wanted included on her invite. The goal was a clean, yet sophisticated monogram with her and her fiancĂ©e’s initials. The location where they were getting married was set at an elegant and classic backdrop with gardens, white ivory columns with beautiful green lawns, so I wanted to make sure their monogram stood out in a special way.