March 17, 2014
Since it’s St. Patty’s Day, I thought I’d finally share the boys’ birthday party invitation, with green being the common denominator here (see how I tied those two things together?).
I found a Creeper illustration online and created a vector/high-res version in Illustrator. You can design and print your own 5″x7″ invitation as a PDF file (I left the white area blank for you to fill in) or use the graphic below (click on image to open high-res file).
And, tadaaaaa. Presenting this years kindergarten leprechaun trap. Not sure what’s more tragic — that I didn’t save the first trap we built years ago, or that we encourage children to imprison jaunty fairytale creatures.
October 18, 2012
It’s been a while since I’ve shared any design work! Here are some of the more fun pieces I’ve worked on recently, ranging from blog headers and buttons to graphics for blog posts. My projects in the past year have been mostly web and digital, so admittedly I’ve been missing the experience of product design (my old job in CA) or seeing something I’ve worked on manifest itself on paper. Good thing I have crafts to keep my hands busy and force me to take time off from the computer screen. Can be so hard to look away sometimes.
The animal illustrations above are part of a series of food flags I created for Rita over at Dotcoms for Moms. Check out her post for the free printable and recipes for happy healthy kid food!
April 20, 2012
And other things this week:
In the first of what I plan to be many, I share family photo outfit ideas at Dotcoms for Moms. Starting with our own photos taken by Raya a couple years back, I source (as closely as possible) our clothing. Should also add that I choke/cough/get angry at the idea of spending hundreds of dollars on a pair of boots, so go vintage and stalk eBay if you’re in the market for a pair of Frye’s. I will be forever grateful that I won my boots for only $50.
I’ve also been working on some Mother’s Day craft ideas and hope to wrap up this weekend. And practicing some calligraphy, so I’m looking forward to receiving my new pen. Pens! Always a weakness.
March 8, 2012
I recently had the pleasure of working with Allison (dream client!) in developing a new header for her blog. A couple of new logos even emerged during the evolution of the header design.
Are you interested in having a blog header designed/redesigned? Feel free to email me and I’ll give you rates.
And speaking of redesign, I’m loving the wider format of my blog. Meanwhile, there is much tinkering to be done in other areas (sidebar and gross circle buttons: I’m looking at you) so just giving a heads-up to pardon the mess!
January 19, 2012
Even though Valentine’s Day isn’t as impressive of a holiday as Christmas and New Years, I’m determined to not let this one sneak up on me as the last two did! I came up with a cute idea for Kai’s class Valentines and pitched the idea to him. Thankfully, he’s on board (and not asking for something Transformers themed like last year) so we’ll be working on that soon. No last-minute scrambling/crafting here, no sir-ree!
Now, let’s discuss romance films. There are very, VERY few romance/chick flicks I’m able to tolerate. My short list of favorites reads Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrman version), pretty much anything Audrey Hepburn, The Notebook, Jane Eyre (LOVED the latest one), and…can’t think of anything else right now. Where do you stand on romance and chick flicks, and what are your favorites? Should I take Mindy Kaling’s advice and treat the genre as if it were sci-fi and enjoy by suspending all disbelief? I have an extremely low cheese threshold, so I think that’s my big hangup when it comes to anything starring Jennifer Lopez or Jennifer Garner, but cheese is relative and I’m sure there are many out there who think The Notebook reeks of Gruyere!
I’ve posted these little Moulin Rouge inspired Valentines in the past, but I’m re-posting the download here for the new year.
And I actually have a couple of 24-count packs left over from my Etsy shop days that I’d like to give away if you’re interested. Just leave a comment, and I’ll pick two winners a week from now!
And congrats to Jocelyn, comment number 40 and winner of the Paper Coterie giveaway!