Archive | January, 2011

Sneak Peek

29 Jan

I thought I would show you the beginnings of some branding I’ve been working on. My mom has always been into homemade everything. Growing up, we would almost never eat out, and instead she would serve us some amazing dinner that she made from scratch. Lately, she has been really into cutting out refined sugars and flours from her diet, which means that she’s had to say goodbye to some old favorites, like crackers. She began experimenting with making sprouted wheat crackers, which don’t contain any of the refined junk. They were a hit! She is legendary among friends and family for her delicious homemade crackers, and so she decided to go pro! She is currently starting up a cracker company, by the name of Mrs. Citron’s Pantry.


Of course, she asked me to do the branding, and of course I said yes. This is the beginning of her packaging. I came up with a logo that was classy, just like her. For now, her crackers are packaged in a plastic bag, but we have some big ideas for a real box coming up soon. This is a fun project, because it is growing organically along with her business, and it’s fun to work with my mom! I’ll definitely be posting more from this project as it develops!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

27 Jan

I am getting this in a little late – today I dismantled my entire apartment! I will definitely keep you posted on how THAT’S going..


This is the final card in my Valentine’s Day series. Keeping it simple, it states ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’, with little hearts featuring lovely patterns.  Like all of my cards, it is made with love, so be sure to give it with love!



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Be My Valentine?

26 Jan

Unlike one dozen red roses, the flowers on this card are a little more creative, and will last forever. This Valentine’s Day, show your special someone how much you really love them with a handmade card!


You can buy it here.


Stayed tuned tomorrow, I have one more card in my Valentine’s Day series coming up tomorrow!

I Like You More Than Chocolate!

26 Jan

Another Valentine’s day card! I don’t like how flowery cards can get, so I though I’d go with something a little sassier. By telling your special someone you like them more than chocolate, you are really making a strong statement. Or, I guess you are if you like chocolate as much as I do 🙂


Buy them here! Don’t forget to check back later; I am putting up new Valentine’s Day products all week.

I love you!

25 Jan

I just added a new card to the shop!


My favorite part about these are the lined envelopes. I found some beautiful paper, and this was a fun way to incorporate it. I made the counters hearts for an extra pop of love.

Buy them here, and be sure to check back! I’ll be releasing Valentines all week.


24 Jan

Just thought I’d check in and share with you a little fun project I did a while back! I have a friend who is beginning his first foray into brewing his own beer. I have been helping him make his first batch, and we thought it would be cool if it had labels as well! I have always been a sucker for a well designed drink label (Big Boss is my hands down favorite), so it was a fun exercise in graphic design!

The beer ‘brand’ is a Greek mythology theme, and Gaia is one of the first gods, so it seemed fitting to name the first beer that. I tried to use a Greek design influence with the pattern around the border, without getting too stereotypical.



21 Jan

I always have big plans for Valentine’s Day. I will make cards by hand, I think to myself. They will be beautiful. I will use ribbons, and lace, and paint, and paper, and perhaps clippings from magazines, and everyone will think I am so clever, and be so amazed at where I find the time to do such thoughtful things. Then, suddenly, it is February 13th, and all I have to show for it is a blank piece of paper. Oh well, I say. Maybe next year.

These cards are for the people who want to send a thoughtful, handmade Valentine, but simply lack the time. It is a pack of eight cards, each of them different. I drew hearts in bright pink and metallic silver, and also white on cream, which is a subtle surprise.

Their charm lays in their imperfection. They were made with love, not machines. The sentiments are simple and heartfelt. You can purchase them right here.

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I love Valentine’s Day, and I had fun making these. I think that February 14th is a day to celebrate all kinds of love, not just romantic. I busted out the paintbrush, and my screenprinting inks, and tried to make Valentines I would want to receive. If these aren’t quite your style, stay tuned! I will be putting more valentines up on the shop all of next week.


17 Jan

I’m working on a baby announcement, and I thought I’d share some of the blogs that I look to for inspiration when starting new projects!

This blog features a lot of graphic designers and illustrators. Their style tends toward vintage/retro 1950s, which I think I will always be obsessed with.

Darling Dexter is a slightly more personal blog, featuring fashion, interior, photography, and graphic design.

I always feel like ultra-modern graphic design is something I can only aspire to at this point, and this blog is full of reminders of what I should continue to work toward.

This blog features BEAUTIFUL paper products! I think almost every post leaves me impressed at the talent behind the products.

Happy New Year!

11 Jan

I hope everyone had a great holiday season! I certainly did.. It’s been slow going getting into the swing of 2011 for me, but before I move on, I wanted to show you a little something I did last year. It is a personalized photo card!

Lindsay’s family has this sweet tradition of sending a photo card kissing their daughter’s cheeks each year! I was so excited to help them continue the tradition. I used a variety of patterned paper for the “Blessings” cut outs and the ornament backgrounds.

I am excited for the new year! I have plans for thank you cards, Valentine’s Day cards, and more… Hurray for 2011!