Monday, November 29, 2010

Ole' for babies!

Well, I didn't get any mercy on this one!

Assignment: Design an invitation for...

Baby Shower - check!

Couples Baby Shower - check check!

FIESTA Couples Baby Shower - whaaat???

I started with the background to give it a festive look. Then on to the couple, blonde daddy and cute ginger mommy. Liven up the packages with some bright colors and fun patterns. Finally, add a sombrero and some maracas at their feet and we're done! I hope this invite had the couple saying Ole! for baby!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Ooh La La!

A friend of mine, Rebecca, contacted me to design a shower invitation for a multitude of things for her best friend, Amber. Combining a spa shower with a lingerie shower started out as quite a task! We chose a simple, girly design for the invite because there were going to be grandmothers on the guest list and decided it would be best not to paste bras and panties all over for them to see! I think it turned out super cute and appropriate for the occasion. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Blue "I Do"

Over the next week, I'm going to attempt to get caught up on showing the designs I've done for various things... since MAY. I hope you enjoy seeing them!

Carrie and Kris were married in July at a beautiful chapel in Bella Vista, with the reception at a Yacht Club overlooking the lake. They chose a palette of blues for their theme. The invitation and response card were printed on an art linen cardstock that gave it a more organic look and felt great to the touch, too!

Please email sylviarosedesign(at)gmail(dot)com for any design inquiries.

And to those of you that have emailed me, THANK YOU! I am working to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Tassel was worth the Hassle!

Recently, a former sorority sister of mine contacted me to design a one-of-a-kind graduation announcement for her as well as an invitation for a graduation party. She basically left it up to me but said she wanted something fun and cute with the university's colors (red, white and black). I decided to draw a cute pig to incorporate at the top of the announcement, as I can't use the official razorback because of licensing. Caroline seemed super pleased and we only made one revision from the first draft - that makes for a happy designer!

5 x 7, printed on standard semi-gloss cardstock

For the party invite, they were having a fiesta theme, so I played off that with bright colors and some modern margarita glasses. Hopefully, it was fitting for the evening's festivities!

5 x 5, printed on standard semi-gloss cardstock

Congrats to my Zeta sister, Caroline! Can't wait to see what beautiful interior design creations she comes up with!

I'm also suuuuuper excited and chomping at the bits to unveil a party invite that I just dropped in the mail today. My fiancé and I are helping host an engagement party for some friends of ours were engaged about a week before we were and are getting married in September. Stay tuned for Stephanie and BA's Shrimp Boil Engagement Party invite (wow, say that 5 times fast)!

Please contact if you have any custom design needs!

Monday, March 22, 2010

And They're Off!

I recently had the great honor of designing a birthday invitation for my amazing grandmother's 80th birthday!

My mom and uncle planned a weekend gathering in Hot Springs at the horse races for friends and family to celebrate Nana's birthday milestone. The front featured the necessary information for guests and then on the back I had a little fun. I scanned in an old racing program and then with the work of Photoshop, I made a few changes to the horses names ;) All the names tie into Nana in some way. "Gnarly Nana" was by far the favorite and carried over to the weekend as her new nickname! Even the morning line selections feature her birthday (3-16).

Sometimes, I even impress myself! lol

We had an amazing weekend in the "spa city" and I had the best day at the races (money-wise) probably ever!

Happy happy birthday Nana! We love you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Be My Valentine...

The last time we saw this face was about 7 months ago when we were designing her birth announcement.

The proud mother of Molly came to me with the idea of a customized Valentine card to send to friends and family. With help from photographer Cookie (Molly's grandmother) we had some great shots to work with and "play off of" as you will see on the back of the card.



Molly's parents deserve the credit for the very clever saying. I didn't know butts could be so cute!

Happy Hearts Day to all my family and friends. I love you all so much!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A WONDERFUL blog makeover

One of my best friends, Megan, was wanting a new look for her blog to reflect all the NEW things happening in her life. She sent me a few fabric swatches she had found online and let the inspiration flow!

screen shot of the new design

a detail of the background

a detail of the header

We also added a font to make the post titles and gadget headers customized to match the header.


You can view Megan's WONDERFUL blog makeover at In this wonderful life.

I had so much fun working on your makeover, Megan!

Monday, February 8, 2010

TWO is better than one

It's so exciting to share the announcement for these TWO precious little boys. Beau and Brett were born in October at 32 1/2 weeks. They were so little, but so perfect, too.

Here's the digital version.

This announcement is special to me too because the babies are my boyfriend's newest nephews and additions to his family!

Birth announcements just might be my favorite thing to do! (hint, hint)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Christmas cards - over a month late!

My good friend, and executive director at Pagnozzi Charities, Sarah, wanted me to design the charity's Christmas card and I was so happy to oblige.

Pagnozzi Charities is a non-profit organization that raises money to grant scholarships to less fortunate children in grades K-8 to play sports. I played off this idea by combining the sports ball designs with funky and colorful stockings. It was a hit!
Studies have shown that sports build great character in children through team building exercises. You can learn more about Pagnozzi Charities on their website

AND... I had so much fun with hers, I decided (at the last minute, kind of) to have a photo shoot with my dog and crank out one for myself. I was even partial to the same font - oops!

Holiday cards, to me, are just as fun to design as they are to receive. In fact, I will have a special surprise to show you after this coming weekend. You will absolutely LOVE it. Yes, that is a hint.