Dropped off some cards last week at Emerald Petals here in Portland and got to meet shop-owner, Hilary Holmes. I wish I got to stay longer—her shop is seriously an eco-wonderland! Do check them out (and my cards!) if you’re in the neighborhood. :)
Valentine’s Day Cards
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you guys and gals had a fantastic holiday!
My new Valentine’s Day collection is available at the shop. I still haven’t gotten over my infatuation for blush pink and gold—thought I’d give my favorite color scheme one last hurrah (for now). :)
Woke up to this adorable gift from my friend Sara Harris of Buttons n’ Blossoms this morning. W/c reminds me—I need to blog soon about her lovely lil’ thank you card that we worked together on. Very happy to work with her rebrand—this girl has so much crafty talent and creates the loveliest things!! I’m so excited for her. Check out her blog .
Carri & Jeff Custom Cards / Salem, OR
Once again got to do Carri and Jeff’s custom holiday cards this year. I remember around this time last year, I was pretty new at this whole thing (I still am!) and was nervous about how the cards turned out and manning this gigantic printer. I’m so floored they liked them so much, that they’d ask me to do it again this year!
I’m still working on a more efficient, cost effective way to provide custom cards, so I’ve opted out on offering them this year. But when they asked—I just couldn’t resist!
They’re a pair of passionate farmers with an infectious love for locally grown produce. I NEVER pass on the chance to draw food for one, but their very lifestyle just invigorates me creatively! Carri & Jeff owns an organic farm in Salem, Oregon. Check out their seasonal vegetable and fruits at Pitchfork and Crow.
Pencils of Promise
Tee design (above) BUY TEE HERE (All proceeds go to the PoP foundation)
Design for the enclosure card that comes with the tee. *This is my own mock-up and not the actual card itself.
I’m very happy to get a chance to work with TANQ and design a tee in support of Pencils of Promise. They help children all over the world gain access to greater educational opportunities—-one pencil at a time! Be sure to order your tees here. 100% of the proceeds goes towards the Pencils of Promise cause.
Some new holiday cards finally dropped in at the store today (with some of my favorites above). Absolutely had fun making these ones. I’ve also newly sourced out this absolutely gorgeous 80 pound recycled white paper. It’s a tad lighter than my previous ones—which makes the creasing much more manageable and smooth, not to mention more environment friendly! Hurray for small improvements!
I hope you gals and guys like the new seasonal cards! Happy Holidays everybody, stay toasty!
Kirstin & Marc are getting married this September in sunny California. I’ve used the couple’s actual silhouettes that they already have, and added some minor tweaks. I also had a ton of fun illustrating the backside flowers.
One fun feature (Which I’ve forgotten to take a close-up of, sorry) is the date stamps at the bottom. It added a little something quirky to the whole elegant suite!
This project has been particularly really special for me. I’ve gotten back to the basics of who I am as a designer and I pushed even further what I love doing really well. I think this is a sneak-peak of sorts of what’s in store for Quill & Fox. :)