Thursday, April 15, 2010

I still love animal prints...

I'm wearing my Old Navy zebra ballet flats for the first time today (even though I got them back in the winter) and it reminded me how much I love animal prints. There are tons of ways to use them now in non-traditional colors that make them definitely fun, and add a little twist. It also reminded me of a few things I've done in the past. I could probably go on with  million samples and ideas on the subject, but my 2 yr old is already calling for me to come and get him from his room so time is of the essence, and I'll make this quick—

The shoes:
Stationery for a younger girl (I think this would be cute with a monogram, too, for adults):
A first birthday party (this is from a couple of years ago, so I think I would change it up a bit now, but I still like the general idea):
And a moving announcement (Fort Worth is also know as "Cow Town"):

OK, the soft morning jibberish is now closer to yelling which is causing the dog to start barking—  Apparently my quiet time is over, so that's all for this post....

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yes, I'm still alive!

I whole-heartedly apologize for the lack of posting in recent weeks. I can't believe it's actually been 3 weeks since my last post! I would ask, where has the time gone? but I know exactly where! I have been crazy-busy with work! (and a two-year old, and a puppy, and being exhausted from being 7 months pregnant, and having my best college friends in town, and traveling for a long Easter weekend...) but mainly work!

I think the chaos started a few weeks ago when in the same week I was fortunate enough to gain an incredible (and well-known!) new client (but I will resist in bragging about who) and I also was awarded another project from one of my favorite clients, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for an upcoming exhibit opening with some incredible lenders (read: more famous people) that are involved with the Opening and invitation approval. So, after I shed a few holy-sh*t-I'm-so-overwhelmed-that-famous-people-will-be-judging-my-work tears, I pulled it together and got back to work. In the last few weeks I have crossed a ton of jobs off my list, which is always SO satisfying:

• 2 large weddings (and programs, welcome booklets, dinner menus, placecards, and a few other things to go along with them...)
• birth announcements
• 2 baby shower invitations
• a wedding save-the-date
• a pre-wedding BBQ invitation
• a bridesmaids' poolside luncheon invitation
• a Garden Day party invitation
• a rehearsal dinner invitation, menus & placecards

and that's not even including my corporate clients, with the exhibit opening invite, a print ad, a brochure and a few other things... Goodness! No wonder I haven't posted in a few weeks!

I've enjoyed doing it all and am posting a few of the invites so you can see what I've been up to. I promise to get back to regular posting soon! Thanks for reading and for being patient with me :)