Friday, February 25, 2011

Relief Society Birthday Celebration balloon invitation

A balloon invitation I designed for my church's women's organization, the Relief Society. I love the whimsical, retro-look of the tangelo, mint, and gray color palette. My inspiration: these Zara Picken's illustrations.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

I Love You, Deeply: Free Valentine's Day Card Printable

Hi luvs! Today I was inspired by Mr. Derek Weathersbee's brilliant font, Franchise, so much, that I wanted to make a little something that you can enjoy, too! {He even inspired the "ad-like" design below, similar to his own ad for his font.}

Here's a honeysuckle-colored "I Love You" card for you to use for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, a birthday, or any day of the year you feel like telling someone you love them. There are two files, one for the outside and one for the inside, you'll probably have to play around with your printer settings to print it out right. I made it the size of a regular sheet of paper, 8 1/2 x 11 so it should be pretty simple. Wouldn't it look great on some thick, texture-y cardstock? Can't wait to share my love in a pretty card! Happy weekend!

Click on each link below to download the PDFs:

As always, please do not use for commercial purposes. Thank you!

Make your own "Keep Calm" poster

I went a little crazy with this poster generator. So many possibilities!

His + her fingerprints

I wish I had thought of this! Very sweet for your other half.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Black damask and pink baby shower paper decorations

Thanks to the inspiration I got for d.i.y. paper decorations, the baby shower I helped decorate for last weekend went very well! With a few supplies and tools I already had, I made these damask and pink paper decorations:

-"It's a girl" bunting banner {I don't think bunting will ever get old!}
-damask table runner made from wrapping paper
-impromptu door sign--I literally made it in less than 5 minutes with leftover damask paper I had printed and crepe paper, creating a ruffle using tape on the back
-flower branches--fake flowers from the dollar store taped to a couple of tree branches
-tissue poms {always a hit and hard to mess up}
-paper pinwheels
-framed chalkboards {from the dollar bin at a local crafts store}

I didn't make the diaper cake, but it turned out so pretty! Susie loved it, and it was a perfect blend of simplicity and playful elegance. And it didn't break the bank! Like I said, most of the supplies I already had, and my local dollar store had the rest of the things I needed. Be creative and do some harmless googling before you needlessly shell out precious dollars for gaudy party decorations. Unless, of course, you want to! =)

Joie online magazine: Nutella whipped cream recipe

I was browsing through the past issues of Joie, an online lifestyle magazine from Indie Fixx, and came across a recipe for Nutella whipped cream! How is it that I've lived this long without knowing Nutella could be used for frosting? I think I'll have to try it for a Valentine's day dessert, or even just an everyday dessert!

*the rest of the recipe for the dark chocolate cupcakes is found in the magazine. take a gander!

ps. i apologize in advance for any unwelcome obsessions caused by this post. xoxo

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February first and i still don't have a calendar.

There's a blank part on my wall where I keep telling myself that I need to put a calendar there. It's February already and I still didn't have one up. There are a lot of printable options out there, but I particularly liked these simply modern calendar designs from Red Stamp. I printed the Chevron one and the multi-colored modern typography one. Now my wall won't be so blank!

linked from here and then here