1. Dipped Feathers Wedding board

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    Minted’s 2014 wedding suites are launching and I’m happy to have several in the mix! "Dipped Feathers" is one of my favorites and I pulled together an inspiration board of what kind of wedding I think this would suite. Picture creamy peaches and mint tones, wood, gold dipped feathers, lots of romance and whimsy, while still staying chic and classy. 

    They are currently holding an inspiration board contest so head on over and check out Minted’s inspiration boards, and design your own! 

     

  2. eHarmony

    The company I work for, CRUSH recently began a partnership with eHarmony Advice. We got a chance to create some really fun Valentine content for them–all free and downloadable. 

    First up is a series of cards that you can download, print, instagram, email, whatever fits your fancy. All of them can be downloaded here

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    This one was really fun to letter. 

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    Next we have Rom Com Bingo. As many of you know, my husband and his friends run B-Movie Bingo at the Hollywood Theatre. I designed Bingo cards full of romantic comedy cliches for Rom Com Bingo. It’s a little more tame than B-Movie Bingo (no “beaten with severed limb” square on here!)

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    These are also a free printable download you can find here

    I look forward to sharing more eHarmony projects over the next few months as I imagine they will be pretty fun to work with.

    Happy Valentine’s day!

     

  3. Greenvelope Feature

    Over the past year, I’ve been working with the Seattle based evite company, Greenvelope. They’ve just launched some fun “star sign” birthday announcements I made and posted a little feature about it on their blog. Check it out, and consider using them for your next party! 

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  4. Babies on the Brain

    No, it’s not what you think. Doyle the pug is still our only (fur) child, but my sister will soon be having the first girl grand baby in the family and I can not wait to start buying all things frilly and girly for my soon-to-be niece. Minted’s latest challenge fell perfectly in line with said baby brain–birth announcements! With over 1300 entries, this is one of the biggest and most adorable contests to date. Take a peek at my entries and all the entries over at Minted, and vote if you’d like! Thank you!

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    "The Specifics"

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    "Delicate Frames"

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    "Classic Stripes"

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    "Baby Bunting"

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    "Infantgraphics"

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    "Elements"

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    "Tiny Arrows"

     

  5. Wedding Challenge

    Wedding invitations are fun, but challenging pieces to make feel fresh and interesting. With my submissions to the recent Minted Wedding invite challenge, I tried to push the envelope a bit with some, while others are more traditional and elegant. Take a peek and vote if you’d like with the links below. Also take some time to look and vote at the over 1400 submissions–there are some jaw dropping designs in there!

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    "Bell Jar"

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    "Classic Type"

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    "Dipped Feathers"

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    "Elegant Antlers"

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    "Poster Type"

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    "Rustic Chic"

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    "Happy Day"

     

  6. Tis the Season

    I am in denial that it is almost Thanksgiving. How can this be? Wasn’t it just the 4th of July? If you are like me and need a little help getting in to the Holiday Spirit, turning to beautiful stationery does the trick. I love browsing all the festive new cards, and am happy to introduce my holiday collection for Minted below. Enjoy taking a peek at my designs and be sure to browse the Minted’s entire collection this year–there are some truly amazing designs!

    Business and Non-Photo Cards

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    "Sophisticated Snow"

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    "Snow Day"

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    "Great State Greetings"

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    "Modern Trees"

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    "Meowy Christmas"

    Holiday Photo Cards

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    "Splendid Pinecone"

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    "Fleas Navidog"

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    "Painted Pattern Frame"

    New Years Cards

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    "Old and New" (this one actually won first place!)

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    "Elegant Ball Drop"

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    "A Year of Memories"

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    "Festive New Year"

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    "Boogie Shoes"

     

  7. Spider Nails

    Makeup.com  has a fun Halloween manicure how-to featuring my Spider Nail kit I designed for Nailed Kit. Take a peek!

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  8. Baby Shower Invitations

    I have a few entries in Minted’s latest contest–baby shower invites! I love designing for kids/baby and wanted to try and make 4 very different types of invites. If you’d like to take a look and vote, links are below! And as always, thank you! It means the world!

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    "Birds of a Feather" - classic vintage feeling invite

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    "Cheeky" - playful “meet the baby” invite

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    "Covey" - hand-drawn quail family 

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    "All Things Girlie" - for the parents who are (finally!!) having a girl :) 

     

  9. Nailed Kit

    13 year old Melissa loved nail polish. Green, glitter, blue–you name it and I’d wear it. I was especially good at making leopard print and watermelons. Nail art has come back in full force and while I’ve yet to adopt it again personally, when a company called Nailed Kit asked if I’d like to make some nail art designs, 13 year old Melissa was freaking out. 

    Nailed Kit is a super cool start up that has capitalized on the nail art trend in a very polished and classy way. Their kits come beautifully pacakged, their website is fresh and clean, and their kits range from whimsical to elegant. 

    It’s always fun to see your work published, so when Rachel of Nailed Kits told me one of my halloween designs was featured in Seventeen Magazine, 13 year old Melissa couldn’t have been more excited–ok, maybe 27 year old Melissa was too. 

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  10. Save the Date

    Minted just wrapped up a Save the Date challenge and I’ve found, aside from anything baby and children, save the dates tend to be a lot of fun to design. It’s always a fun challenge to think of a way to bring a lot of personality and excitement in to a piece that announces a couple’s big day. Below you can find links to my designs if you’d like to vote! Thank you!

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    "My Soul Loves" 

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    "Our Date"

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    "Our Story"

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    "Pack Your Bags"

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    "Rustic Barn"

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    "Casual Calligraphy"