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.