Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gold!!!!

I haven't posted in ages but just cannot hold back anymore!   Just this week I discovered a new technique and I have to share!

I can gold foil at home using my laser printer!   Oh the excitement of it all!   More to come on this new shiny world of wonder but I just hade to share a quick photo of my very first sample :) 



Friday, February 1, 2013

More Minted Art Prints


I am pretty excited about Minted’s digital art gallery, there are so many lovely art pieces and I am lucky to have two of my own pieces (Natures Confetti & Looking Down) part of the collection.

Well they just closed another art challenge and I decided to enter in a few new pieces last minute.  So if you have time and would like to vote, please click on the below image, otherwise just enjoy the view.

Happy weekend everyone!



This design started as a baby announcement a couple years ago, but I thought it would make for a good nursery print:


and a little peak into my home.  This painting is one that hangs in my dining room:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine Eye Candy

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I had a little fun over at Minted and put together a valentines inspiration board with my the Great Escape journal.


And a few more fun designs I enjoy: 




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Wedding: Pocket Invitations!

More and more I meet brides and other crafty individuals that are so excited to make and create their own one of a kind stationery but don't know where to find the paper, the pocket folds etc.

I have to admit I was once one of those, dare I say it, crafty individuals.  So when asked, I jumped at chance to launch a new envelopments shop where anyone can purchase the fabulous paper, card stock, pocket folds and envelopes that create such a amazing beautiful designs.   Click through the below image or through the shop posted on this blog or my website to see more!  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Something is in the Water - Baby Designs


The most recent Minted challenge couldn’t have come at a more ideal time.   Baby Announcements!

I may be exaggerating when I say this, but not by much: almost everyone I know is either pregnant, just had a baby or will sometime in the next 6 months.   This includes my older sister and my baby brother’s wife (ok he is not much a baby anymore at age 28), both due within months of each other.   Lets just say that I had to restrain myself from buying a million tiny little clothes over the weekend.   So exciting!!!

It goes without saying that I was thrilled to create some fun baby announcements for minted.   We will see what happens during voting over the next couple days.

If you have time to vote, feel free to click on the below images and have at it!






This year is definitely going to be the year of the baby!  (Er…I haven’t been drinking the water, I promise, so no babies directly from me.  I prefer the babies that you can hand back to the parents once they start crying, thank you very much!)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wedding Planning Season in this Happy New Year

Happy New Year to All!

While I am not a big resolution-making/keeping-type person, there are a few goals I am setting for the new year, but of course they are still in the works.   The biggest one is setting realistic and achievable goals etc, so I am going to take some time figuring out which are the most important.  I do know for sure that posting consistently to this blog will be one of them!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that it truly is wedding planning season.  I've been meeting with brides and grooms all week and I am so excited to get rolling with all kinds of design ideas, unique to each couple.  

Of course I cannot post without mentioning something going on over at Minted.   Since it is the season to get engaged and to start getting wedding plans rolling, Minted is holding a wedding inspiration board challenge.   I had a ton of fun creating a few boards myself and decided in the end to enter the top option.   So take a look, feel free to click through and like my boards and start creating your own, it is easy, fun and a good way to spend an entire day doing nothing but looking at pretty things!


Blushed by Inkblot Paper, see more Minted.com
Blushed board by Inkblot Paper. See more Minted.com


Monday, November 12, 2012

Designers Care: Hurricane Sandy Support

Much like many individuals across the country over the last couple weeks I experienced Hurricane Sandy from the safety of my home, looking at the devastation of the east cost via TV and photos posted on various news and social media sights.  Wanting to help, but not sure how.




Cue in the very talented Jackie Mangiolino, owner of Believe Notes, a designer friend and NY native.  Jackie, with the help of her mother and over 50 designers, decided to help through the best way we know how, through design. She created an Etsy shop called Designers Care where you can purchase beautifully designed and stamped note cards and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

Each design in this shop has been donated by an established designer and then hand stamped, or hand embossed, onto either a small wallet-sized card or a larger note card. The cards are perfect for keeping as inspiration, framed art, or to gift it forward to people that may be in need of a little cheering up.

Please click through these links (below the image) to view more designs and support such an important cause while bringing a little beauty into your life.  

Hint: these would also make lovely holiday cards, gifts and gift tags!









and my own design in the shop: