Births & [New] Days

A new addition to the fam: Baby A. 

Congratulations to Steph and John! You are wonderful people and awesome parents! And I can't wait to meet the newest addition to the family!


For Liv: Shhhhh

A simple invitation emailed to co-workers.


Birthday Itinerary

My youngest sister's birthday present was a trip to the Big Apple (how exciting!) complete with a train ride to the city, theater tickets, a Times Square hotel room, and a tour of Madame Tussauds

While the intinerary was not nailed down to the minute, or even hour - my sister is much happier (translate: relaxed and comfortable) when she has a relative idea of the plan of action. Being that it was her first time to the city, I knew she'd most remember the iconic NYC elements: Times Square, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, NBC... taxis, pizza, subway signs... 

(The itinerary is based on simplicity, direction, and a underlying sense of... a plan of action.)


Birthday Wishes from across the U.S.

Weezer, Queen, even 50 Cent, have songs about "Best Friends." Across years, across miles, nothing trumps that person who is unconditionally there with support, laughter, advice, and love. 

Living in multiple cities across the U.S., Jessie's friends created a plan to send her 30 gifts for her 30th birthday. Each gift would represent something special about Jessie - as a person, as a friend, or Jessie's favorite things, or a few inside jokes among the group. And what gift is complete without a gift tag?

Jessie is a spunky, fun-loving, down-to-earth girl complete with a sassy blue streak in her hair. She also loves bougainvilleas - a beautiful flower that blooms across most of South America (thank you, wiki). These quirks and characteristics are what inspired the designs. 

I created various gift tags, suggesting use of one design throughout the gift gallery. I also left space to write a note or birthday wish from each friend along the way. Would you attach them to your gifts?


For Ali: Wedding Invitations

What seems like years ago, I posted ideas for Ali & Nathan's wedding invitations (seen here). Ali really liked The Swirl design. After a exchanging emails and PDFs of options, the happy bride chose a formal, yet fun layout. One more item to cross of the wedding to-do list! Woohoo! After the invitations, response cards, and reception cards are on their way to the printer, The Swirl will be whirling its way onto programs, menus, place cards...