Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Introducing my "Little Cupcake" collection for Look Love Send! There are customizable birthday invitations, gift enclosures, and place card holders. I setup this card as a 1st birthday invite, but on the website you can customize it to any year you would like :)
I've also been steadily working on Christmas/Holiday cards as well as two new wedding sets so I hope to do a proper post on those soon when they are all uploaded and ready to view!
As always, if you guys have any feedback or are looking for particular themes/designs I would love to hear it!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Last week I headed out with some girls that I work with to Lake Oconee. Jumping off a huge boulder seemed like a fun idea until I actually got up there and looked down! It's amazing that the little kids in the area were jumping off left and right with absolutely no fear and all of the 20 and 30 somethings were total chickens! Part of me wishes I still had that "no fear" attitude- I tried to conquer it but I was still totally scared! Sometimes you just gotta JUMP!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
This November the Hubs and I will be celebrating our 5 year wedding/10 year together anniversary! It has really flown by, lemme tell ya! We are in desperate need of a vacay and this seems like a great milestone to take advantage of and go somewhere we've never been before. Not to mention our honeymoon was a total bust considering I got the flu the ENTIRE week were in Costa Rica followed by another week of an allergic reaction due to lobster that I ate on the last day of our trip. So, we basically need a "redo" and have been pondering where to go on our next adventure...
Anyway, we don't have a lot of time off of work so it's going to be on the short side- 4 nights/5 days tops, which puts Cali/Out West off the list because of travel time (just saw Josephine's post on the Grand Canyon and it looks awesome- def. on my bucket list). Right now we are currently talking about Puerto Rico- relatively cheap flights, super cheap hotel rooms, USD currency, and you don't need a passport. We are still open to ideas though so I wanted to throw it out there and see if y'all had any suggestions! Are there any places you guys have been that you would recommend?
Friday, August 19, 2011
Just wanted to share a new baby collection, "Elephant Parade" that I finished up for Look Love Send. There are baby announcements, shower invites, placecard holders, gift enclosures, and thank you notes in blue, pink, and green. More designs with my fabulous licensing partner coming soon!
Have a great weekend,
Thursday, August 11, 2011
My new owl lockets are now in the shop! They feature a painting I did a few months back for Surtex and there are 3 different bead options to choose from. The locket is a real functioning piece so you can add your favorite pictures to the inside.
Speaking of painting, I have a project for a client that requires a few matching pieces to go with this owl. I love to paint but just haven't been able to make the time lately to do it. So... my goal is to make this project a top priority for next week. I've got some new tunes so that always inspires me to get the paints out too :)
Vetiver's new album is great. This song has been on repeat for the end of Summer...
And Foster the People is one of my new faves. This song has been making it's rounds on the airways but the whole album is really really good. They kinda sound like if MGMT and Reptar had a baby...
Hope you're enjoying the last few days of Summer :)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Long time, no blog post! I wanted to share some treasures that my friend Libby, aka Daisy Doodles, made out of my Gypsy Garden fabric! We did a little trade around Christmas time and in exchange for some of my fabric I received the prettiest scallop scarf. Can't wait till it starts cooling off and I can wear it again! Anyway, Libby has gottten the sewing bug (yay!) and recently sent me these pictures of what she decided to do with her fabric stash. Cute, right?
Oh, and a few of you guys have asked about the harmonica necklaces- I just made a fresh batch and will have them in my shop ASAP- my apologies for the delay, too many projects going on the past couple of weeks!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Photo by Ryan Myers
I'm SO freakin' excited for tonight. Brian and I are going to see The Glands play at The Georgia Theatre's grand opening! For those of you who aren't from Athens, a fire destroyed the local music venue and it has been a long road to get it back up and running. I have tons of great memories from the Theatre and seen a lot of incredible shows there... In fact, my Mom tells the story of how my Dad made her go to a Mother's Finest concert when she was pregnant with me back in 1979/80 so I guess you can say I've been rocking out there since before I was born!
The Theatre has so much history and a lot of great bands got their start there. Here are some excerpts from an article by Sam Smart (one of the partners that originally opened the Georgia Theatre as a music venue) and some of the epic events that happened back in the day...