Thursday, November 17, 2011

A ladybug skating party!

Miss Kaylee is by far the cutest ladybug I've ever seen! So, of course, her mom would want her birthday party invitation to include her adorable photo taken by jennied photography. Not only did she need an invitation for her skating party, but cupcake toppers and favor bags too. Check out the designs I did, just for Kaylee, to celebrate her fourth birthday in style.


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Monday, September 12, 2011

There's a baby on the way...

My dear friend and daycare provider is having a beautiful baby girl in October. When she told me that she was having a baby shower and she wanted me to do her invitation, I was THRILLED! #1 -- I love getting to do anything baby girl -- because our house is ALL boy. And #2 --- well, it was Jessica... I would need to pull out the big guns!

Here's the invitation

The shower was this last Saturday -- and thanks to Pinterest --- I got the fun idea to make monthly onesies for baby Grace to have her photo taken in each month. Well, if you know me.... I wasn't just going to order stickers from another designer on Etsy and put them on a onesie... I was going to design, print and iron those suckers on myself!!! And you better believe that's JUST what I did :) 

What a great photo op AND a great way for me to incorporate the design on her invite (which Jessica LOVED) into the gift I was going to give her.

They turned out beautiful! Here are the pics:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Introducing Caleb Joshua....

I had the pleasure of being ask by a wonderful set of new parents, Katie and Jason, to do their newborn son's birth announcements. The photography was provided by JennieD Photography out of Glenwood, Iowa. She's one of my favorite photographers in the area! Her photography makes my job much easier too. And a side note... if that cloth diaper doesn't make you want to go green, I don't know what will. So.stinkin.cute!

(This one was mom's pick!)

 (And this one was dad's pick!)

Charlie Brown, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and well... Charlie Barenek, of course!

Ok, these were by far some of the best baby announcements to work on! Jason and Joanna have such a great sense of humor and their newborn photos were beautiful. My mission from the parents -- Charlie Brown theme, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory theme and a third traditional announcement. Mission accomplished? I'll let you decide.... but Joanna did order some of each!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Once the boxes are unpacked...

Have you moved lately? Thanks to facebook, twitter, four square and even myspace (for those of your even still using it)... you may not see a need to send out the old fashioned Moving Announcements anymore. Well, if you're like me... your grandmas are still using snail mail and you really just look for any excuse to send a cute card to your closest friends and family.

I recently designed these Moving Announcements for my friend Marla M. You'll have to scroll down under the pictures to see which one she actually chose :)

So?? Which one do you think she went with?? Well, after much deliberation (and a little bit of decision help on my end), Marla chose the first option with the blue and green whimsical floral background. Enjoy Marla! And thanks for giving me the opportunity!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Postage rate increase in April

Did you know postage rates are going up in April??

Starting on April 17th, USPS postage rates will be increasing across a range of denominations. While the one-ounce first class stamp will remain at $0.44, several other postage values will be changing.

New USPS Postage Rates
Postcard - $0.29
1st Class, 1oz. - $0.44
1st Class, 2oz. - $0.64 (This is your common wedding invitation postage)
1st Class, 1oz. Odd Size - $0.84
1st Class, 3oz. - $0.84
1st Class, 3.5oz. - $1.05
1st Class, 4oz. - $1.48
Priority, Flat Rate Envelope - $4.95


Sunday, March 13, 2011

A stack of programs and a BaByQ

As I'm plowing through wedding season, I'm getting hot and heavy into my May/June/July weddings. Those months are creeping up on me quickly, but I'm working on a lot of fun weddings. I can't wait to get some of those things posted once they're in the mail! In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at the programs for a wedding next weekend as well as a fun couple's baby shower coming up in April. You may recognize that these are the programs that go along with the invite I posted for Katie a couple months back.

The baby shower invite is actually from one of my previous clients out on the east coast. I did her daughter's wedding programs (as well as some other miscellaneous items) about a year ago, so I'm really excited to see that they're adding to their family and thought of me to help them celebrate! Thanks Vickie!