Friday, May 15, 2009
Alright, I think it is fair to say if you have children over the age of five you know what a Webkinz is. I received an email from a really good client of mine. It read "I need a party invitation for my daughters birthday party...the theme is Webkinz ( I know I tried to talk her out of it)" It's funny because there are tons of ideas on the market for just about any kind of party you could think of but when it comes to Webkinz's there is not much. My client decided to give each child a Webkinz as the party favor.....Rachael chose the panda. So my instructions were pink, yellow and panda. I built the panda bear knowing I would be using hot pink glitter. I chose a square envelofold card in this really cool card stock called duplex which means the outside color was watermelon and the inside kiwi the design was finished off with a custom button that had a hot pink paw print. The whole design was completed with matching thank you notes and glittered address labels. I just think this panda is so cute!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This was an unexpected opportunity for me. Late on a Friday in April Liz of Mason and Madison had asked if I might be able to create a design for The First Annual Shop Local Event being held in our town of Middleton that she could present to the Board of Trade....of course I said yes! With just a few minor changes the board was pleased and decided to use my design.
I was extremely excited to see my design printed and hung in local stores around town and so look forward to participating in future events.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I LOVE living in New England my favorite season is the fall, I would also say spring but if you are from this area you know we only get one day of spring before it is 90+. I think everyone can agree that this past winter was pretty tough....add in our scary economy and you basically have a recipe for depression. Around late February I emailed my friend Laurie Durkin owner of Noteworthy Papers in New London New Hampshire to ask if she had any shows lined up for the spring? Her reply was immediate she wanted to have a joint venture between us at her studio to celebrate summer. Of course I wanted to do the invites, and she agreed her only request was that the design be bright and cheery something that would make people want to come out and start living again. Above are the results and I just LOVE it! When I look at this invite it gives me hope that things are going to get better really soon. However, should sooner turn into later feel free to look at this invite and think COCKTAILS!