Rustic wedding invitations

I’ve been designing the wedding stationary for a friend whose wedding is in September. She’s having a “rustic” wedding and it’s been interesting learning to design around someone like her. She’s great and very easy to work with but she also has an array of things she likes. She’s sent me countless links to sample invitations and suites and rarely do they have features that can be combined. Some modern, some very traditional, some more stylized. Anyway, I tried to use a … Read more…

Photoshopping work peeps

Over my 21-month employment here at the university, I’ve done some amazing things when it comes to design. I’ve created crisp new logos, I’ve designed pieces with only a whisper of direction from my superiors, I’ve been recognized by others on campus for my contributions to our college communications…. but somehow the one thing that always gets the best reaction is my ability to use Photoshop… (Click the images to see them larger.) These are just for fun and thankfully everyone is … Read more…

Happy birthday, Friend!

handmade blue craft birthday card with buttons lace and punches

I created another Fancy Birthday Card a few days ago and I’ve been patiently waiting to post it. I didn’t get it to my friend in time for her birthday  and I didn’t want to spill the beans (the mail doesn’t run on Sundays… a fact I forgot when I was timing this card’s delivery). My husband still says I’m crazy and reminds me “you know they sell those in stores, right?” I don’t care, I’ve never received a handmade card but based on my … Read more…

Cupcakes for Kelly

Kelly's Cupcakes

A coworker is leaving today. To wish him the best I made cupcakes and told everyone that they can have one but they have go to his office and say a kind farewell to get one… The photos are “outakes” from a quick photoshoot for the college’s website. The resident PR Director and photographer said, “Oh! I just knew those pictures would come in handy!” And how!! So you’re welcome, Kelly Collyar. I know you’ll do well in your new position… I mean, … Read more…

Johnny’s Plumbing

I was given the text and told “Make it, you know, vintage.” Can do. Retro-inspired designs for use on tees and prints. These designs were done as a favor to a friend who intends to have items made for his family in honor of his grandfather Johnny. The front of the shirts are to be printed with his signature greeting “Hey man!” in similar style. Though all the designs may eventually be used, the last image is the only one currently being screen printed. … Read more…