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Oct 10, 2015

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

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!

Sep 6, 2014

Rustic Bridal Shower Board!

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

Sep 6, 2014

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!

Oct 21, 2013

Wedding Logo Ideas

Wow, three months have flown by and I’m finally getting around to posting some of the logo ideas I sent out for a wedding I had the chance to work on back in August of this year! The bride & groom agreed on the more whimsical, delicate monogrammed version of their “j”‘s tying the knot.. and I loved how it turned out laser engraved on basswood!

May 22, 2013

Robot Themed Birthday Party

Here is a suite of pictures from Branden’s robot themed 4th birthday celebration! It was so much fun putting this collage together, I hope you like it!

Aug 18, 2012

Strawberry-themed Birthday Party Banner

One of my personal favorites during the summer is getting fresh, organic strawberries from the farmer’s market. Sweet, juicy, super red and just plain ‘ole delicious! For the Minted challenge, I thought I’d put together a strawberry-themed banner that could be used for a summer party, bridal shower or even a strawberry lover of a kid’s birthday.

Feb 8, 2012

Monogrammed Wedding

Thought I’d post a recent concept for those of you who might be interested in using your initials for an upcoming wedding invitation. Centering the monogram (with your first initial & your fiancee’s first initial) then personalizing the bottom of the invite with specially drawn flowers that you might be using in your wedding will give your guests a taste of what’s to come on your big day!

Mar 1, 2011

From a Dog’s Point of View…

I know several dog-lovers on my street and neighborhood who treat their pets like their kids (us included) and thought of creating a baby shower invitation for one of’s design challenges from a canine’s point of view. I wonder how many of you out there would like this kind of introduction for your newest human addition to your family!

Jun 26, 2010

something new, something clean…

if you’re imagining something new, something clean- something fresh when you think of “white lemon” i’m glad you’re reading and i’m glad you’re here! if you’re just curious and wondering if “white lemon” is code for molded lemon… well- that’s just gross and no, that’s not what we’re going for here. i hope you frequent this blog often and enjoy new, fresh, simple designs that i am determined to bring to you!