Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The invitations are done, mailed, and I can finally share them with you. Below are a few pictures of the printed pieces I took...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I wish this was my idea as I think it is absolutely adorable! A client of mine, Stephanie, saw this on Martha Stewart/pinterest and knew she wanted it for her STD's and enlisted me to re-design it.  

She wanted to stick closely to the original Martha inspired design, so all I really did was re-create it in her fall colors. After the design was made, I arranged printing through an online vendor and Stephanie laminated and painted on the "scratch off" paint herself.

I can't wait for my copy of the STD to arrive in the mail so I can test it out! I think the "scratch off" is a fun idea and I am already thinking of ways to incorporate it into another project.

Friday, April 20, 2012


I found out that there are a ton of companies out there sponsoring contests looking for designers to submit original work to their collections. One of the websites I started designing for specifically is The same rules apply for the other contests, a specific category is requested... I create and submit my design, and if selected I turn over my art files, receive a small cash prize then make commission on any sales made.

While I wait for my next invitation client, and in-between my full-time graphic design commitments, these challenges are the perfect outlet for me to feel creative, inspired and work on something really fun. The best part is, new contests open up weekly so there is always an opportunity to be designing something.

The first contest I found out about was for believe it or not, designing a Hanukkah photo card! I already had created this Hanukkah image back in December, so it was very easy to incorporate it into a photo card. For this contest, there is no "winner" or place rankings, but either way, my design was selected to be sold on their website.

Below is what the card will look like.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


A few weeks ago I entered the contest "Little Journeys Art Prints" at Minted. I submitted a few prints, and Sheep Dreams has won as an editors pick! What this means is, I win a cash prize, and submit my art files to Minted where my artwork will be sold. If/when my print gets purchased, I get 8% commission from the sale.

Preparing the files for print takes a little extra time, I had to create 2 additional color options, in 6 different sizes... resulting in 18 separate files.

I am please with how the color variations turned out and am happy to have my print chosen to be sold on their website.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Happy April! ...better a little late than never. Lots to post in the next few days including Megan's wedding invitations, a bachelorette party invite and accessories, a save the date, and an update on the results of a few design contests I entered.