Wednesday, November 23, 2011


It's the day before Thanksgiving... a quiet day here in the office.  The holiday weekend starts in about three hours, which means my brain has already shut off and I can't seem to concentrate on any actual work. Typical. So to get me through this short workday, I decided to create a few Thanksgiving designs.  I am planning on printing these out and framing them ( the leftover frames used for Caryn's birthday) and bringing them with me to my Mom's house for our Thanksgiving dinner. Feel free to do the same. The designs are 5x7 and should fit in a standard frame.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This post doesn't have a whole lot to do with design and I am 99.9% positive my sister does not even read my blog, but I dedicate this post to Caryn's 30th birthday celebration that I (...with the help of a few others) threw for her this past weekend.

A lot of little decorations were made. First off were the garlands. I bought a fancy hole puncher and pack of scrapbook paper and cut out a bunch of little colored circles. We taped them (double sided) to a silver ribbon. The garlands hung all over the place and pictures dangled from them as well.

I also designed a  few of the signs that were framed and placed on display during the party.

And last but not least... the Caryn toothpicks... a HUGE hit!

Happy 30th Birthday Caryn!! Hope you enjoyed it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Ever since I started working at Intersections I have taken over the job of creating the company holiday cards. In the past the designs have had a much more corporate look to them. Because its a company card, they have to be very "religion neutral" which is always easy for me as a non-christian and someone who personally HATES the way red and green look next to each other. (I'm sorry, they clash BIG TIME!)

I presented a bunch of different options but they actually decided to go with a design I created last year that was not selected. The final card is below...

Monday, November 14, 2011


The latest blog to receive a face lift...and just might be the last one for awhile... is a Bushel and a Peck!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


The post is dedicated to the ladies at Wolf Trap.  ...Apparently this is their new mantra over there ;)  Jen asked me to turn this cute little saying into something that could easily fit into a 3" x 3" frame.

Each of the ladies have a different custom design.  Below is what Jen's looks like framed on her desk. I hope you guys are enjoying your new "office art"!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The holidays are quickly approaching and I am starting to make a bunch of Holiday cards for work and for a few of my freelance clients. The first, is an invitation for the Arthritis Foundation's annual Kids Rheum winter party.

As a non-Christian, I tried designing the card to be very religion friendly, but I couldn't help myself... the ornaments are just too freaking cute!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


My bff and I dream of going into business together. As you know, Jen is an event planner by day, wedding planner at night/weekends and is quickly booking up! Since she gets most of her clients by referral, Jen and I decided in order to get her business to where it needs to be, we needed to brand her... so I introduce to you Defining Moments!  Wedding planning by Jen!

First, I created a logo and business cards for Jen. (shown above) Next, I designed her blog. And currently I am working on her website. (more on that to come later) I can't wait for the website to be finished and for Jen to be able to pass out her business cards at all her upcoming weddings!! Until then, you can get your Defining Moments fix at Jens blog...

...and did you know Defining Moments uses daradesigns exclusively? ;)