Happy Friday

Friday, April 15th, 2011

I’ve got a busy weekend planned with lots of spring cleaning, a big trip out to Letterpress Things, and finishing up work on my website.  Unfortunately it won’t be a restful weekend but I’m looking forward to finally getting stuff done that should have months ago.

Hope you have either a restful or perhaps, a very productive weekend!

{image shown belongs to simply photo}

New Business Cards

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Today I’m excited to share my newly designed and freshly printed letterpress business cards.  I hinted recently about a project I worked on with my dear friend Colleen; she hand-wrote my name in her beautiful calligraphy and I think it’s fun and whimsical, but still elegant and stately.  She does such beautiful work!

I decided to go with a double-sided card this time around.  One side is just the logo (which is an emboss on the paper because of how it was printed) in a bright blue (inspired by colorful British front doors); the other side is my contact information in a pale, mint green.

They’re also slightly shorter than the typical business card size but still the same length.  I’m very pleased and can’t wait to start passing them out!

{for more of my letterpress work, please check out my Flickr}

Ice Cream Reception

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Not only am I a huge ice cream fan (just ask my co-workers; we have a JP Licks only a few doors away from us… uh-oh, is right!), but I love themed dessert table ideas.  An ice cream bar at your wedding reception is so cute… I just hope it doesn’t melt!

{images shown belong to 100 Layer Cake; photography by Scott Clark}

Organized Neatly

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I do have an “organizer” personality, but this image takes it to a whole new level.  For lots more meticulous images, check out Organized Neatly.  I am impressed.

{image shown via Organized Neatly tumblr; found via BDR}

Watercolor Invitations

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I’ve been looking at inspiration from different calligraphers for a Save the Date project (*more on that in a few weeks!) and came across this project by Jenna Hein of Love, Jenna & Swiss Cottage Designs.  Love the simplicity and the quietness the watercolor lettering (and gorgeous liners) convey.  I heart Jenna’s work so much!

{image shown via Love, Jenna}

Liam Stevens

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Head over heels for Liam Steven’s work!  Seriously, wow.

{images shown belong to Liam Stevens}

Honest Fare

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Found a new foodie blog, Honest Fare, and love the photography and website design.  The food looks absolutely delicious as well!  We always seem to make the same things over and over; I’m glad I found something new to get ideas from.

{images shown belong to Honest Fare}

Dutch Pancake

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I’ve been curious to branch out from my usual pancake recipe, and this one looks mighty good.  Would love to add some fruit to it as well.  Recipe via 3191 Miles Apart.

{images shown belong to 3191 Miles Apart}

Kate Spade Wedding Belles

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Kate Spade just introduced a wedding clothing and accessories line and it’s super cute!  Classic dress styles and lots of fresh colors that pop against white dresses.  LOVE the accessories.

{images shown belong to Kate Spade}