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Category — paper


A few card prototypes… Nothing like the end of maternity leave to light a fire under my ‘work from home selling my cards’ idea. Vintage fabric + textured paper + thread = love


Now the question is, Etsy or Big Cartel? Do you have a store on one of these? What is your opinion of it? I would love to hear your feedback on why you love/hate either one!

April 5, 2011   4 Comments

wedding overload

I have had google reader for over a year now (I know, I was totally late to that party) and all the while I star things I like so that I can go back in later to either blog about them or use them for myself. Well it is of no surprise that this once wedding-centered blog has morphed into more of a baby blog as that is what is on my mind most of the time (btw, I am due in 4 days! yikes!!) Sooooo, I went through all of my starred posts and took out the wedding ones and have compiled them all into one big wedding extravaganza for you! I know, very exciting. Although my wedding was a year and a half ago my very good friend Natalie is getting married in June, and on top of that, well, weddings are just fun to look at. Here are some images that I found fun to look at over the last year:

Picture 1

(fun table assignments)

Picture 3

(fun table numbers)

Picture 4

(fun cakes)

Picture 6

(fun dress)

Picture 7

(fun menu idea)

Picture 8

(fun bridal style)

Picture 9

(fun food cart action)

Picture 10

(fun dessert table)

Picture 11

(super fun altar)

Picture 12

(fun signage)

Picture 15

(fun {more like gorgeous} table scape)

January 21, 2011   1 Comment

save the date

Recently I designed these Save the Dates for my lovely friend Natalie. I love how they turned out and can’t wait to do the invitations!!


The best part: my little sister hand drew the succulents and peonies for me, then I imported them into Illustrator and digitized them. Thanks Megan!!

December 15, 2010   3 Comments


Some wedding details that I have had starred in my google reader for a while now…

Picture 1

(flying hearts, via)

Picture 2

(bike notes, via)

Picture 4

(a cake I would like a piece of, via)

Picture 6

(mismatched but perfect bridesmaid dresses, via)

Picture 7

(frame worthy fans, via)

August 17, 2010   5 Comments


In honor of the sunshine that has finally decided to say hello to this little beach town, I wanted to post these gorgeous sunshiny business cards. You have probably seen them elsewhere, but don’t they just make you happy?!

black eiffel


July 13, 2010   2 Comments


How cute are these little baby shower invitations?! But then again, I love all things sewing and paper so…

Picture 1

(Check out the rest of this super cute shower here!)

June 16, 2010   7 Comments

happy mother’s day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing moms out there!

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May 9, 2010   3 Comments

Wedding Activity Booklet Download

Edit: A new and improved version of this kids wedding activity booklet is now available through my Etsy shop!


May 4, 2010   No Comments

letterpress at home?

Has anyone seen/bought one of these? I am intrigued… but it may just be because of the ink packaging.



April 21, 2010   9 Comments

my birthday invites

Since most of the recipients have found these in their mailboxes, I am excited to show them to you! A quick funny side note: You will notice that my name is no where on the invite. It wasn’t photoshopped out, I just didn’t feel the need to have it on there. Neither is a phone number to RSVP, since everyone invited knows how to contact me.  However, I also decided last minute (a day later) not to put return address labels on them…  Which led to this facebook message: Did you send Cindy and I something in the mail? It looks like it could be from you but it doesn’t have a name on it. 🙂 Lucky for me not many of our friends sew their invitations!  A few minutes later I had facebooked the entire guest list to let them know that yes, the invite to a birthday party? That was from me.

Anyways, on to the invites.  I first saw this idea for sewing two-toned ruffled crepe paper on a blog… but it was a while ago and I don’t remember where. I figured I would incorporate it with the invites and voila! I wish it were that easy. I went through 2 broken needles before deciding to just sew the crepe paper and glue it on. I was super disappointed, and still need to google “How to sew on paper,” but I went with it and produced something I was proud of.





March 9, 2010   27 Comments