Tuesday, April 27, 2010

mothers day cards.

Mother's Day is sneaking up fast!! (May 9th!) Have you bought your Mom anything pretty yet? She deserves it!

SwellMail Designs has two Mothers' Day Cards to offer! Each card is $2.50, digitally (flat) printed on white Classic Crest, includes a white envelope, and is blank inside to write your own sentiments.

If you would like one, please shoot me an email and let me know your preference and we can make payment arrangements. Thanks!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

T-Shirt Design

Here is the t-shirt I designed for our upcoming Family Olympics! This image is shown on the green shirt, but the other team colors will be blue and orange. They will all have a navy graphic.

Family Members: Be sure to get your t-shirt size into me asap so I can order them in time!

Update: There are 28 people in our family, not 27. Oopsies. Luckily I caught it before printing!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sydney's Birthday Invites!

Little Miss Sydney turned two last month and her mama asked me to design the invitations for her Spring themed birthday party! After having her two year photos taken by bmp photography in her adorable rain gear, they came to me for help to get the party started. I designed a simple photo card with Sydney's name and age that could be kept long after the party was over. I added a wide belly band with the party information and flowers to match her rain coat. I stitched up the edge of the belly band with some pink thread; my favorite detail!

I love the idea that Sydney's family and guests can throw away the belly band after the party is over, and still have a fun little photo of Sydney to hang on their fridge!

I also created this 5x7 photo collage for Sydney's mama. She wanted a few to pass out to other family members.

For more photos of Sydney, check out the bmp photography blog!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

oh. my. lanta.

Obviously, I have a love of paper and design. So it shouldn't surprise you to know that I am constantly checking out invitation sites, blogs, and Etsy accounts for inspiration every day. While I love doing any kind of invitation or announcement, it's the personalized, one-of-a-kind, think-outside-the-box designs that hold the biggest place in my heart. This morning while perusing around on the web, I came across this glorious wedding invitation suite by Rifle.

Pretty, huh? Now look closer......

The wedding invitation is HAND SEWN. Wowee!
Anna of Rifle Design actually hand embroidered the floral design and then painted the lettering.
{the map insert}

{a work in progress shot}

She then scanned the image at a high resolution and had prints made. How much more creative and out-of-the-box can you get?! I just love all of Anna's work, but she has amazed me on this one. It is a true labor of love.

One that I'm excited to try for myself! Perhaps for some Mother's Day cards....