Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BABBLE BEST: shower invitations

A friend pointed out the other day that Minted's Facebook page had a link sharing Babble's (the popular new parent website) favorite baby shower invitations - and guess what? Of the 9 categories, 2 of my designs for sale on Minted were featured! I was super excited! Check it out:

If you want to see the rest of my designs for sale on Minted click on the link to the right! 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

1st BIRTHDAY: invitations

I recently designed these invitations for a friend that was wanting to do something special for her daughter's first birthday. She wanted something sweet with a muted color palette that wasn't too fancy for a family only get together. She mentioned serving cupcakes and I ran with my idea from there. They were printed on cream linen paper and paired with a butter yellow envelope.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I saw this interesting piece of furniture on a blog the other day and wanted to share its uniqueness with ya'll. Tell me if you can spot what it is constructed from ...

Yes, if you guessed an old pallet then you are correct. The artist, Katrin Arens,  used a few old nails to hold in the bowls and plates on display. I really think it is a neat idea and would look awesome in the right setting. I could picture it mounted in an older, historic home with maybe a bench below? Or a simple bookshelf for extra storage. She has some other cool pieces as well so explore her site.

I totally agree with Katrin's statement,
"Creativity, a passion for simplicity, and dedication to the reclamation and re-use of materials, combined with unusual and individual treatments and processes, make ordinary objects extraordinary."

I love antique pieces, or furniture that has been revived with a little elbow grease. They all are so special and exhibit so much character. My pet peeve is someone that thinks too highly of their antiques - overpricing items you can find at any flea market or junk yard leaves a sour taste in my mouth! The beauty of buying salvaged items in re-constructing them to make them your own - you shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg for it and then refinish it.

She describes her furniture concept as,
"Each piece is unique and handmade, using materials reclaimed by Katrin Arens; from derelict country houses, from cellars, and from carpentry studios. The pieces themselves are as rich in history as they are clear in design – histories which are concealed beneath surfaces with strange shapes, patterns and scars. Thorough craftsmanship and treatments using traditional techniques give the pieces both a smooth finish and an enigmatic feel, exuding long-forgotten colours and scents."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


So, I know I haven't posted in over a week - or something like that - but I have been super busy! Between my invitations, a friend's invitations, birthday invitations, a friend's logo, and Auburn football - I have been swamped! But, loving every minute of it! 

I have been saving this link for a while now and am just now coming around to posting about this beautiful, white and gray letterpressed wedding suite. They are designed by Mitchell & Dent out of Australia and have lots of gorgeous options. I love the simplicity of the type faces and the delicate illustration in the monogram they created. It is available in other colors, but the gray is my favorite - of course. Check out these amazing images:

Also, LOVE LOVE LOVE the vintage tea cup set used in the photography. Sorta reminds me of the pieces I featured in my fine china post a while back. I would love to have a mix-matched set of pieces similar to these! So cute on display.

Stay tuned for photos of my recent invitation designs - coming soon, I hope! ;)