Introducing Ombré Rain, my new March printables are in the shop! This month, I was inspired by bright, spring hues and watercolors. I wanted to create a set that can work for pages transitioning from winter to spring. But really, they can be used all year round. I'm not huge on themed products but definitely wanted to include a couple St. Patrick's Day references.
Also, congrats to Julia who won my stamp giveaway! I'll be emailing you. Thanks to everyone who entered. I should do another one of those! ;)
Introducing Candy Crush - new printables in the shop! It's February and that means Valentine's Day. I was feeling non-traditional this month, so I added orange, navy and aqua to the candy colored palette. I wanted to be sure that these could be used in Valentine's Day projects, as well as everyday projects. I love printables because they can be used in Project Life, traditional or digital scrapbooking.
Hooray, hooray! Over the weekend – with a little encouragement – I decided to add these fun stamps I designed to my Etsy shop. I have six different designs, all written in my own handwriting. They were designed with Project Life in mind, or to decorate some happy mail to your friends and family.
I also have a custom listing set up in case you have a funny phrase or inside joke you've always want made into a stamp. I promise I won't judge! The custom stamp would be perfect to show off your One Little Word - just sayin'. Shop my new stamps here and don't forget my printables here!
Brand new! Printable designs are available in my shop! I have been thinking about this for a long while now and decided to finally go for it. Offering digital downloads in is the perfect way for me to combine my love for Project Life and scrapbooking with my hand lettering and graphic design experience. I mean, no brainer, right?
The first set I've created is called "Jumpstart". I recoginize the irony of launching a new project for January in mid-January. And the fact that I'm hardly "jumpstarting" the year with a release 14 days into it, but work with me people. I, personally, have just gotten my year off to a good, solid start so I'm rolling with it.
This new venture all comes back to my One Little Word. I have wanted to do this for some time, have even drawn up sketches and designs, but now I've actually done it. I drummed up some focus and got things done. Right now, I plan to offer new sets monthly, launching on or around the 1st of the month. A February set is already in the works. You can download sets in my Etsy shop here. Thank you for your support!
Full disclosure - This is my first time doing anything like so if you encounter any issues at all, please feel free to email me or contact me through Etsy. I want this to be a good experience for all!
I illustrated & designed a set 'Handmade by' cards for my mom for Mother's Day this year. (This is actually something she had asked me to make for her.)
She is a super, amazing, fantastic knitter and makes a lot of gifts for family & friends. With these cards, she can write the washing & care instructions on the back and include with the knitted goods. . I, for one, am usually scared to wash her hand-knit creations because I don't want to ruin them. I am sure others feel the same. Problem solved.
I packaged them up in a kraft bag with a custom sticker from my shop. She loved them!
I am so excited to annouce that I have custom return address stamps listed in my shop! I have 2 options available, a self-inking stamp (pictured) and a wood-handled stamp. Each stamp is custom designed with my own handwriting and made to order. This has to be one of my favorite products in the shop. It is great for wedding invitations or makes a great gift.
As a special thank you to those of you who read my blog – please use the code 5OFFSTAMPS to receive $5 off your stamp order! (edited to add: coupon will be good through June!)
I really love having a place to share my excitement for things, like stamps, so I truly do appreciate you stopping by and for your support.
A friend of mine asked me to design some wedding shower invitations for her sister-in-law to be. I, of course, said yes and immediately started asking the most obvious (to me) of questions – what's the color scheme? She didn't really have one! I am a color person. Obsessed – but not everyone is like me. I took that as an opportunity to bring in several different colors with a neutral base.
There will be mason jars at the wedding so that led me to the kraft envelope. My friend loved the chevron detail on past designs I've done so I made a very light gray chevron background to add in some depth and interest to the design.
I chose 5 other accent colors – orange, yellow, royal blue, pink & teal – and gave each equal real estate. Since there is no set color scheme, I didn't want to choose a dominent color. Also, the design is fairly simple so the color was needed to make them a little more exciting on the eye.
The envelope liners are Persimmon, from Paper Source. It worked best with the kraft and the accent colors on the invitation. After everything was assembled, I wrote the addresses on all the envelopes. I think that my handwriting adds to this quirky, colorful invitation suite!
A few weeks ago, I designed business cards for a friend and former classmate. I can't believe I forgot share them here!
Claire is in law school and wasn't thrilled with the boring business card options her school offered. She wanted something fun, yet still professional. I designed a few different options and she decided on this turquoise & seafoam triangle pattern. The front of the card is formal with clean fonts, the back is colorful and fun. Sort of like a mullet – business in the front, party in the back – but way more in style.
*Most of the business card information is blurred for Claire's privacy. :)
I made this fun little drawing to lay out my weekend plans. I love to draw, but never know what to draw. I think I put too much pressure on myself to make a "work-of-art" each time I sit down with a pencil and paper. I just need to keep it simple and draw whatever comes to my mind.
I made pesto for the first time this week... SO EASY. Now, I'm obsessed. (I tend to get obsessed with things). I have a few errands to run, several miles to run and lots of fun crafty things on my schedule. Here's to hoping these sunny days will soon turn into warm, sunny days!
Have a great weekend!