baby's first halloween

October 2008 was approaching and I wanted to do something fun for Halloween. I knew we would not take our 6 month old trick or treating, but I wanted to get good use out of his costume, a dalmation puppy. So I planned a Baby's First Halloween Party. To be served: bottles and brunch. I decided we should do some crafts to have for keepsakes. Spider hands, ghost feet, and thumb bats. They all turned our really cute. The favors were burp clothes with each childs name on it and a bag to take home all their crafts in.

Necessary supplies included the following:
Spiders - black contruction paper, googly eyes, glue, pencil to trace hand and scissors to cut out hands and create an oval for the body.
Bats - orange pumpkin paper or any colored construction paper, ink pad or black paint, white paint and q-tip for eyes, black paint pen for ears and wings. (We did both mommy and baby thumbs to compare how tiny they were.)
Feet - white paint, sponge paint brush, wet wipes to quickly clean feet, black construction paper to stamp foot on, black paint pen to make eyes (on heel).


Some embellishments available are ribbon.


digitally cut paper


customized embellishments

address labels

I designed the address labels to coordinate with "we moved" cards that the client had already purchased.

custom designed gifts for baby jack

A great baby shower gift idea is a basket that includes items that coordinate with the nursery and items that mommy-to-be does not know she might need. This basket including custom burp cloths, stationery and return address labels, and bag tags. As well as gripe water, disposable changing pads (for those early messy diapers), and a square swaddle blanket.

riann and trent: purple pomanders

When Riann and I first met to discuss her wedding invitations, she showed me pictures of decorations that she loved as we were looking for inspiration. She kept pointing to hanging flower balls, or pomanders. I loved this idea because it was unique and different from anything I had done. The invitation was mounted to a green folder wrapped with beautiful purple ribbon and closed with a name card to personalize each invitation. Three pomanders hanging from a calligraphic swirl. Not all guests were invited to the ceremony because it was in a very small church. So Riann's invitaions were the opposite of most. We included a ceremony card in the invites of close friends and family. Guests who were only invited to the reception just had the reply card slipped in behind the inside ribbon. The back of the reply continued the unique use of multiple fonts intertwining. The envelope reused many interested aspects of the invitation design. Thank you notes with a slightly different look for some variety. The program I designed was very unique, bond in the upper left corner with a small detail that would let the pages twist.

The decor, escort cards and table numbers.

maggie and tommy: beach wedding invitation

Maggie asked me to design her wedding invitations for her wedding on the beach. I love the color palette she selected, orange, coral and yellow! The invitation suite was tied with yellow and white twine and personalized for the finishing touch. The two panel invitation was mounted on orange coverstock. Her wedding bouquet will be made up of dahlias so we incorporated them into the design. I design a simple monogram for the couple and used it throughout the wedding suite including on the envelope. Maggie loved the yellow stripes on the invitation so I repeated them on the reception card. The couple also wanted a place for guests to request music on their reply card.