Wednesday, January 19, 2011

oh, that thing she does on the computer from time to time...

So, I just sent a few packages (of orders I'd done) out the door yesterday.  I have to admit, it's like a natural high for me when I see the fruit of our labors printed and packaged up.  As my friend, Kennan, sometimes says, "It brings a tear to a glass eye..." (that makes me chuckle to myself every time I hear that).

My friend, Bekah, wanted me to create a baby shower invite.  The mom-to-be had already picked up the crib bedding, so I took the sheets and bumper for inspiration: here's the link.  And, here's a picture from their website.  They had some fun peacocks/damasks/and polka dots. 

They don't know if the baby will be a boy or girl, so here were a few ideas for the invite... (and yes, I changed the info. so the innocent can be protected. I think Kelly's last name is my favorite.) And the wording?  All Bekah.  She's amazing like that.  She's my go-to-girl when I have no idea what to put!  :)


P.s. Bekah said that the new mom liked bunnies, so maybe, if it worked, to add a white bunny.  Hence, the bunny on the far right one.  HA!  Kind of random, but fun to add a bunny to my repertoire.  I already have been making Easter things with him.  I know.  Roll your eyes.  This is what I do when the kids go to bed.  Sue me.
In the end, they chose this white one.  
I was a fan of how clean and crisp it turned out. 

Next, I planned a baby shower.  It was really fun and it was for someone I really really like, Ashley W.  We did a fun gray/yellow/pink color scheme and she is a fan of elephants, so naturally, I jumped on that.  We sent out a little postcard with the 411.  Here's what it looked like:

I'll post pictures from the party later.  But, it was funny, I needed a birthday card ASAP, so I swapped some things around, changed a few colors and VIOLA!  A new birthday card.  I also needed another card for a non-birthday package, so I changed the words to "happy day".  It works.  Kind of fun with the bright balloon, right?  Right.  I'll answer that myself.  Kraft/gray/red.  Great combo, if I do say so myself. 

Next we had some Bridesmaid Cards to attend to.  I was pretty flattered, b/c the customer had bookmarked my store, so that when she got engaged, I could make her some too.  Well, I have had my shop closed for a while, but I made an exception when she emailed me.  
Who can say no to such nice people?  Not me.  And, she had such patience!  I told her in November when she emailed that they wouldn't be ready till mid January, and she was okay with that!?!  

So, even though these Bridesmaid cards take so long to do (p.s. remember, I wasn't the one who came up with it, the amazing Anna from Rifle Designs did on a DIY site, and I was helping a bride come up with a digital version for ease of life and then a few people have wanted some since.  Hence, the cards were born.)---anyway, they turned out pretty fun.  

Her colors were rose, plum, gold, and a gray white color.  So great.  
And, it helped that her bridesmaids were all getting some really fun J.Crew dresses.  All different styles, same color.  Now that's classy.  Hence, the different dresses.  

My friend, Jen, had a baby a few months ago, and I did these for her.  Some thank you cards and some prints.  I had a picture of her baby bedding too.  Makes my life so easy!  Basically, I just took colors from the bedding to make the stationery.  So fun that she had pinks AND blues.  Here's the bedding (and the link):

Anyway, here are the cards that ended up happening (bear with the lighting. the color isn't as true as the others when I was photographing, oh well).  And, don't you love her little name?  oh my.  So sweet.  And, this baby girl?  She is as darling as babies come!  I'm telling you what--- D-A-R-L-I-N-G!


My friend, Miss Chalk, asked for me to do some prints for her Young Women in her ward.  She's the President and on top of things like that.  The theme for this year is the 13th Article of Faith. I love it.  What a great theme.  So many good things in that "article" (what do I say? verse? phrase? belief snippet?).  For those of you who don't know what the Articles of Faith are, basically, it's a synopsis of what we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, believe.  Here's all 13 for your viewing pleasure.

Here's the 13th Article of Faith:

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Honestly, it's great one.  So, as you can see, there are a LOT of words, so it was hard to figure out how to create a print with them.  Anyway, with Becca's help, we succeeded.  Here are two of my favorites...

Anyway, there's the 411 in the design department.  I'm pretty lucky that I get to do this stuff.  I have maybe TOO much fun doing it.
Also, I started working on more fabric ideas, because I really enjoy doing that too.  We'll see if anything comes of it.  

Until then, peace out. 


Jenni said...

it all looks amazing! You are so good at this stuff! Where do you print these things (like those invites on the pearly paper)?

Rebecca Snyder said...

What now! Work it chica. Dude someone should you make a website for all this stuff so you can have your own portfolio and you won't have to just put it on your blog.
I really like the way Bekah's invites turned out.
Great post.
But by the way, you did 1 today and I did 3.

Tyler and Erin said...

I just love these. I seriously need you to make me some sometime! If I beg really hard and ask far in advance do you think you might be able to sometime? How much do you charge for your cards?

Anonymous said...

These look great. You could really market the article of faith one.

kennan said...

take it and use it as your own.... thats what did when i heard it from a DJ at a wedding 10 years ago named Gil Shelton.

p.s. your talent makes me sick.


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