Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Gender-Neutral Farm Animal Baby Shower Invitation


I love having the opportunity to design invitations for friends that I have known most of my life. My friend, Alonna and her husband, Pat, recently welcomed their precious baby girl into their family and I could not be happier for them! I've known Alonna and her family since she was in second grade (or longer!). Alonna and Pat are such an adorable couple, and if you know Alonna, you know how much she loves animals. This gender-neutral farm animal theme invitation was so much fun to create, based on their idea. I applaud them for being able to wait 9 months to find out if they were having a girl or a boy. Welcome to the world sweet baby! You are so very loved.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Design and Consulting for ABLE

Earlier this year, I started working with ABLE, a new client and lifestyle company committed to helping people through the benefits of nutritional ketosis. I worked with them to provide design and consulting to help launch their new products and showcase their brand. I was thrilled to work with this startup company that grew from the vision of three friends, one of whom I have known since high school.

I really enjoyed working on a variety of pieces and providing input on various levels, such as:

Refining their new logo
Box kit packaging labels
Welcome kit letter
Ketosis brochure
Coupon card
Facebook ad
Water bottle branding
Supplement packaging concepts
T-shirt consulting
Web design consulting

Graphic design and packaging have been my primary focus for over a decade, but I also have experience with marketing and unique applications. I love working with new clients, especially wonderful ones like the ABLE team. 

We also got to collaborate with another friend of mine and talented photographer, Brette-Ashley, to capture their product photos and head shots. It's so great when I get to work with friends who also run their own business.

To learn more, visit the ABLE website
Product photography by Brette-Ashley Photography

Another Baby Boy!

We recently found out that we're going to have another boy! We're very excited! Marshall will have a little brother to play with and I will officially be a mom of boys (plural). We are working on coming up with names, which is quite challenging. However, you'll have to wait until the baby is born to learn what it is! Gotta have some surprise, right? 

We can't wait to meet you, sweet little boy!  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Potter County 2017

We visited the new cabin on our family's land in Potter County, PA. It's tucked away in the middle of the mountains, with dirt trails and wildlife. A 4-wheeling paradise. Marshall (and Andrew) had an absolute blast, riding and enjoying the outdoors. The best part was getting to see our family and just spending a long weekend together. We all drove from 4 different states. We had food, games, and lots of laughs.

There's no wifi, and no cell reception unless you go to the top of the hill. It was actually refreshing to be without the use of my phone, social media, and TV. I almost didn't know what to do with myself! And even though my seasonal allergies got the best of me (the worst ever!!) it was still good to be surrounded by family and the beauty of nature. I could have done without the ragweed and pollen though! 

We happened to be there on our 12th wedding anniversary and went to a local farm for some of the most delicious ice cream. Until next time, mountains.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summertime with Family

My mom visited us from Arizona for a couple weeks and it was so nice being with her. It's always hard to see her go back! Marshall got to spend lots of time with his Nana, which made my heart happy. 

We got to see old friends and extended family, too. I wish summer never had to end! 

I made sure that Mom and I cooked some of my favorite dishes. And no visit would be complete without a trip to our favorite ice cream spot. 

We celebrated the 4th of July together and just caught up on family time. 

I hope you're all enjoying some summertime family fun, too!

Monday, June 5, 2017

An Exciting Family Announcement

In case you haven't heard, our little family is growing! We are beyond thrilled to be expecting a baby around December 5. Marshall is pretty excited about being a big brother!

Things have been really quiet on the blog front, as I've been totally exhausted just keeping up with the day-to-day activities while chasing a very active 2-year-old and everything that comes along with being pregnant. But, we are thanking God that all is going well and we can't wait to meet the newest member of our family! 

Thank you for your love, prayers and support. They mean so much!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Classy Wedding Invitation with Custom Illustration

One of my greatest compliments is when a client (and former bride) recommends my work to a bride-to-be. I was thrilled to work with Courtney and her mom to design a very classy wedding invitation and response card. The design included a custom illustration of the venue, done by my extremely talented friend and artist, Reb. It also included a monogram, hand layered gold and navy blue paper (each assembled by me), and printed response card envelopes. 

Sometimes it's the simplest designs that have the greatest impact and elegance. I really enjoyed working on this design, especially because the illustration made it so unique and the layered paper gave it such sophistication and shine.

Congratulations Courtney and Kevin! I hope your wedding day was every bit as beautiful and special as you imagined. Best wishes for your new life together as husband and wife! Thank you for allowing me to design your wedding invitations.