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Halloween / Holiday Invites

Halloween, Spiders and Webs, Oh My!

10.07.17

This year was one of the first years in a long time that we aren’t having a Halloween party but I wanted to put together some invites anyways.  I love halloween.  I buy decorations every year for Halloween, despite that fact that I only have stuff up for a week or so.  I love it all, none the less.  I especially love making invites for parties and I know a lot of people having parties this year.

So I saw this amazing pattern on a shirt, it was these spider webs and the pattern looked so beautiful.  So i took a mental snapshot and came home and recreated it on my computer screen.  I loved how it turned out, so art deco and modern and fun all rolled into one.  Then because it was a spider web patter, I knew I needed a spider somewhere on the invite.  Lastly because I love detailing, I wanted an ornate detail around the area with all the text and some faux ribbon details as well.  I love how it all came together for one spooky invite!  What i love too is making the custom, so I did a version that would include my address of “666” (yes we actually live at 666) and then another version for a pretend client.  If you have something in mind for more custom wording, please let me know!  I love a good rhyme for halloween!  Enjoy!

These two invites features these two poems, but think about all the possibilities out there!

Halloween is coming soon,
grab your mask, cape or broom.
On this night, we’ll be your host,
So come as yourself, a witch or a ghost!

Halloween is coming soon,
grab your mask, cape or broom.
We will be your hosts this night,
just come ready to give a fright!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Shower Invites

Unicorns and Baby’s

09.30.17

I recently threw a baby sprinkle for my sister and had so much fun coming up with a concept.  I originally started out thinking I wanted to do a black and white theme with umbrellas, but it felt too generic for her.  I wanted to do something that was personal and meant something to her.  She has always loved unicorns and is decorating my nieces room with unicorn stuff and flowers.  So that got me thinking, how could I still do  a theme with black and white but also incorporate a unicorn into it?  This got me running in the right direction and I am so glad I took that turn.  The unicorn invites turned out so cute and also spawned off another design in the process, which is just an amazing design by product.  They also spawned some cute Diaper Raffle cards, baby shower banner and diaper cake topper too!  I love accessorizing for a party and I am blessed that I can just jump on the computer and make what I need/want.

I have to say, these invites make me smile and are as perfect at my niece who will be born in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Invites / First Birthday

First Birthday Star

09.07.17

Birthdays in general are fun invitations to create, but first birthdays take the cake, literally.  I love to design invites for babies who are making their way into toddler-dom.  My client said she had started buying all this pink and gold and star themed stuff.  I told her that we could do anything, so I started to look at designs and see what elements caught my eye.  Text written in glitter was so darling and stars outlined in pink with fun patterns seemed to go so well together.  She trusted me and these turned into the cutest invites for a little girl!

Baby Keepsakes / Keepsakes

Baby Milestone Cards

07.25.17

I was always obsessed with writing down every milestone when my kids were little.  They are still little, but the milestone phase is kind of over.  I think the next thing I can look forward to is losing teeth and my daughter getting potty trained.  Really riveting and exciting stuff, right?!?!

Anyways, I wish I would have had these cards to mark down each milestone, date it and write a short something about how we felt and what our little one’s reaction was.  I loved to journal throughout my pregnancy and in my kids’ baby books so this would have been another amazing way to remember those special moments and something to give them later in life as a keepsake.  My husband calls me crazy, but I feel like the more places I have stuff written down, and the more photos I have allow me to remember every big (and little) moment together.

Baby Shower Invites

Oh Buoy! Nautical Baby Shower

07.03.17

When we found out our good friends Mike and Rose were having a baby boy I couldn’t wait to plan a baby shower and also create the invitations.  I had all these ideas in my head because they had always talked about a nautical theme baby shower.  Well, then they told us they were moving.  I was so sad but I was also super excited to be able to still help design the perfect baby shower invite.

My friend Rose had her friend contact me and all the friend knew was what I knew…..make is nautical theme but she didn’t want it to be too over the top because it was a couples shower.  As I always do, I quickly googled “couples nautical baby shower” and was immediately inundated with a barrage of stuff.  I saw one that stood out to me because of the colors.  It had grey blues and navy with pops of orange.  I knew this was the direction I wanted to go so I hit the ground running.  it didn’t take me too long to assemble all the parts and send her what I had.  She loved it and I hope you do too!