Wednesday, February 27, 2008

check me out!

heidi & justin's save the date was featured on junebug weddings blog today! how fun. it's always so exciting to see my work out there but especially this piece. i really loved working with heidi on this and can't wait to start her wedding invitations. she had so many great ideas, and her awesome black and white photo started it all. check out junebug weddings site, they have some great information, ideas and inspiration on there!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

cost of stamps going up again!

i just found out the post office is increasing their postage rates again (read here). didn't they JUST go up?! so for all you brides-to-be, you have until may 12th to buy the "forever" liberty bell postage at .41 a piece (those are the only stamps at that rate that the post office will accept after the rate change). i know the liberty bells aren't as pretty as the wedding stamps, but at least you'll save a few bucks! if you want something more special, there are custom stamp options available from companies like and zazzle. it doesn't look like they have .42 cent options yet but hopefully they'll get on board soon so you can avoid buying pesky 1 and 2 cent stamps to accompany your cool custom stamp. i'll post more info as it comes along!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

a day of lovin'!

happy valentine's day! i know many people think of v-day as a "hallmark holiday", but i've always loved it. my birthday is the day before (so, yesterday!) and growing up, v-day was just another excuse to keep on celebrating! i LOVED (and still love) going shopping in february when the red and pink items began making their appearance on the shelves, because i knew that meant my special day was getting close. and now that i am able to celebrate this day of love with my dear husband, it's even more exciting and fun! so to all of my wonderful readers, clients, friends and families, i hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the love you share with those around you. john and i send our love!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

avenue five women's series

i realize all of my postings have been about my wedding invitations and baby announcements, so here's something a little different! i have been working as a freelance designer for avenue five jewelry for two years now, and love the work they have for me. i've designed gift certificates, business cards, and invitations to their events. the most recent project was a flyer for their 2008 women's series, bi-monthly seminars to provide women with information and tools necessary to add balance to your life, enhance self-confidence, and improve health and well-being. when i think wellness, i think about yoga and green tea... weird, maybe, but inspiring! i looked over a box of my favorite yogi tea and wanted to design something along the same lines, a mendhi-like background with rich but simple colors. i already had this background from a previous project and thought it worked perfectly. here's what i came up with!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

anne & chris' save the date!

i finished up another save the date this weekend for another great couple! my sister's best friend anne called me a few weeks ago and asked if would design her and chris' wedding invitations and save the dates for their august wedding. i was so honored and of course excited! they are such a sweet couple and i've really enjoyed working with them. here is their save the date with an awesome photo of them at the oregon coast!