Friday, June 29, 2012

Full Collection

For my wedding collections I offer a fixed price for two pieces - the invitation itself and coordinating RSVP (each with matching kraft envelopes). But I can also add on a multitude of extra pieces should the couple need them. The problem was showing all the extra pieces so that customers could get a sense of what is available.

Here is something I've come up with to show off the extra pieces
(bear with me because the size is restricted on here!)

 Samantha Collection:

What do you think?
Along with each digital picture is the size of the cards used for the proofs. My hope is to do this with every wedding collection in the shop.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Little Bird Pins By Pine Hill Forest

I am so in love with these little bird pins made by Pine Hill Forest. For a long while now I've had a teal little bunny brooch attached to my very favorite yellow purse. But now I'm thinking a little bird pin might be a fun summer update to my bag. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think I like the light blue bird pin with blue flowers and pink beads the best. It's so bright and cheery.

You can find these pins and more, here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Elise Collection

I'm so excited about the newest addition to my wedding invitation collection. I have wanted to do a mason jar and flower illustration for some time now but wasn't sure how to go about it. I must admit the jar had me a bit tricked up!

However I think the final result is quite nice! I'm so happy to have it up completed and up in the shop.

In the works are some cherry blossom invitations and possibly some hydrangea invitations.
I'm also working on my 2013 line of calendars. It might seem a bit early for these, but I want to have them all finished and ready for listing a.s.a.p. I normally list my calendars in September, which is exactly when little lady is due to enter the world! So I think having a good head start on them will make the month of September a bit easier for me.  :) More on those in a little bit!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Little Lady Update

With my third trimester practically here I realized I need to get my butt in gear and tie up a few loose ends.   The major things are in place, bottles, a place to sleep, etc. but she still has no nursery (still a guest room!) and she didn't have her coming home outfit!

That last thing might not seem like a really big deal, but little lady is our final baby and I want her to have a special outfit just like her older brother had. Anytime we are among baby clothes I have looked for that special something but nothing seemed like a perfect fit. With her being born at the end of August/beginning of September I needed an outfit that would be cool and comfy for the ride home, but still keep her delicate skin covered and protected from the car seat straps.

And then I found it:

Picot Trimmed One Piece - Baby Gap

4-Pack Floral and Polka Dot Receiving Blankets - Carter's (I actually purchased my set from 
babies r us but couldn't find them on their website)

This little outfit meets every requirement I was looking for:
1) It's cute. I love the yellow and little ducks and sheep mixed in with the flowers and trees. So many newborn outfits are light blue or light pink. I like that this is girly without being all pink.
2) It's a light weight cotton so cool enough for late summer when it will likely still be very out hot.
3) Short sleeves! Most one piece sleepers are long sleeved which I thought might be too warm for her especially on her car ride home. These puff sleeves are super girly and cute, but will still protect her delicate skin from the carseat straps.

I also happen to think the outfit looks quite nice paired with the 4pack of receiving blankets we picked out for little lady (especially the green floral on the bottom). Our hospital does really nice photos of your baby while you're there and we weren't prepared with anything other than a white hospital onesie when our son was born. Thankfully after a bit of digging I found one of his woodland themed receiving blankets which was the perfect backdrop for pictures in a little white onesie. 

This time I am coming prepared with matching outfit and onesie for her hospital shots!