Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monster Birthday Bash

A monster themed first birthday!
So fun!
My client, Julie sent me a link to this little monster party from the Pinwheel Lane shop on ETSY that had inspired her:

I loved it!  I used their monster to inspire the design of my own monster vector for the card.
Julie wanted to stick with mostly green/orange/navy for her party.

Thought it might be fun to show how the front of this card evolved before I show the final product:

And . . . drumroll please:


I never expect to see a perfectly developed card in the very first round of proofs.  Creating the perfect card is a multi-step process.

The card design process generally goes something like this:

Step 1: First draft sent to client for viewing.
Step 2: Client gives thumbs up or down on design and/or picks favorite design (if you don't love the designs, we can come up with more designs from scratch!!).
Step 3: We work from clients favorite design, we look at different fonts, colors, pictures, sizing, patterns, etc. 
Step 4: Final Polishing - last revisions leaving a beautiful card for your occasion!

More designs to come!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

The final choice!

I love the way the final draft turned out!
This family is moving from sunny southern california to the great northwest!
They chose to go with a card that represented their new city!

I have a special place in my heart for Seattle, since we spent the first three years of our marriage there!
A beautiful city that I know the Ackermann's are sure to love!


Recycle this card or order your own custom moving announcement!


Friday, November 11, 2011


I had my first order for moving announcements, and I wanted to share a few of the options that weren't chosen!

These designs are available for order as a "recycled card" any time!

Size: 5x7
Paper: Art Watercolor
Price: $1.30/card
**(no design fee on recycled designs)**




Stay tuned for the card that the client chose!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Synergy Dental

I was asked by my husband, and his business partner to design a "referral card" for them to give to their current patients.

Not shown are the business card slits that we had cut into the bottom of the inside spread.
So, inserted on top of the "thank you" are business cards for current patients to give out.
**picture on card taken by Pied Piper Photography**

Their referrals have seen quite an increase as of late, so it seems to be working.
The doctors always send a generous thank you gift in the mail, so if you are a current patient, and happy with the service you get when you visit their office, tell your friends!

I also created a new Facebook page for their office, so you can go check it out here.
They just gave away Sonicare's newest "Diamond" electronic toothbrush.
If you're not already a fan of their Facebook page, you should be, that way you are eligible for the next great giveaway!

If you have a business that is in need of some marketing/design work contact me here.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Movie Madness Birthday!

This client is throwing a "movie themed" party for her little daughter's 5th birthday,
and she wanted one side of the card to look like a ticket!

Size: 5x7
Paper: Art Watercolor
Cost: $1.30/card
**no design fee on recycled designs**
What a cute idea Brooke!

Stay tuned for more posts!
A monster themed birthday, and '80's save-the-date, custom silhouette's, and a moving announcement . . . not to mention HOLIDAY craziness over here!