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Fav Finds: Office Backdrops

1 // 2  //  3 I want to redo my office. Buy a new desk. Paint my old beat-up desk. Paint a wall. Add some pretty things. Clean up the clutter. Sprinkle it with charm. Ladies, you know the drill. I was browsing pinterest and Apartment Therapy last night look at ideas and themes. Any spiffy suggestions for home offices you’ve come across lately?View full post »

Personalized Backdrops

Umm. Guys. I just found the find of all finds for those in the photography biz. I’m not even shooting anymore, and I am super jacked about this discovery. We all know how hard it is to find decent backdrops, especially modern ones. No one wants the marbled grey look anymore. They just don’t. Well, today I stumbled upon a personalized backdrop option. Brought to you by the one and only, always fabulous Minted, of course.  I know, right. Gasp. The stars have aligned. The moment hasView full post »

My Wedding: Save the Date + Happy New Year

We originally weren’t going to do a save the date card, but after so many people continued to ask when our wedding date was, we decided it was necessary to print and allow people to put it up on their refrigerator. So we combined our save the date with a Happy New Year card (since we were so late in sending them out). Since I love lists, we shared snippets of our favorite moments from 2015. The cards have a rose gold foil on one side on felt paper mailed in a kraft-colored envelope. BeingView full post »

My Work: Amanda & Peter’s Wedding Designs

I had a blast designing my sister and Pete’s wedding things this past summer. Her wedding was in the fall, her color was Marsala, and she was open to pretty much whatever I wanted to design. I used Miller’s Lab to print everything and I LOVE THEM! I’ve been using them for years for my photography business and their products are awesome and the delivery speed is unreal. We created a standard 5×7 wedding invitation, an RSVP postcard, a Directions & Details bookmarkView full post »

Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

For the first time ever, Pantone has chosen two colors to simultaneously represent Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity. They are lovely. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. I was uber excited to see the rose color be chosen because it’s the color I amView full post »

Christmas Newsletter Card

There were such cute Christmas newsletter ideas floating around Pinterest a few years ago that I decided to make one of my own. Being a single girl, a fan of lists, and no fantastic imagery of myself and my pup, I concocted this little design up to send to my close friends, letting them know what I had been up to all year. I love staying in touch with friends from high school and always try to check in once in a while with them.  View full post »

Sweet Art Show Fundraising Event Branding

For the first ever JAM Art and Supplies Sweet Art Show Fundraising Event, I was lucky enough to get to design the pieces for the show. Bringing in a little sweetness as well as keeping our black, white and kraft brand “look” in place, the pieces were used to raise money, show off sponsors, promote the show, and give insight as to what JAM is all about. This fundraising event, complete with a sundae bar, snacks, giveaways, a DJ and more, was a huge part of propelling JAM throughoutView full post »

My Work: Days of June CD Art

I was asked to make this CD cover art by my previous boss for his band, Days of June. The band plays locally around Sioux Falls, and they put together a demo CD and wanted some nice cover art to go with it. I decided a while ago that it is important to support people’s passion projects – their side gigs – the things that make them tick outside of work and outside of what’s expected of them. I decided that I’ve had so much support in my life that it would beView full post »

Bachelorette Invitation: Vegas Style

In June, five of us girls will head to Vegas to celebrate my sister’s bachelorette party in the city that never sleeps. Although completely unnecessary because we’d already discussed the travel plans, I designed this invite to send out to the girls 1. because I’m a designer and 2. because this is an opportunity a designer never passes up. Because its fun. Because its printed. I used a somewhat typical style of Vegas invites – red, white and a hint of black like a deckView full post »