October 25, 2010

Big Gig programs

Created for the Omaha Conservatory of Music's Big Gig fund raising event; I designed the invitations prior to this.

October 19, 2010


Here is a "thank you" I made a couple of years ago for a bridal shower with my MLC girls.

Why I love them:
• Black and white
• Vellum
• Textured cardstock
• Thematic (we used the flower stamp on all of the wedding invitations, response cards and thank yous)

At the last baby shower I went to, the mama-to-be commented on the tag/card I attached to the gift bag; she marveled at how such a simple tag could make such a difference. It's true; most of the cards I get compliments on are simple and easy.

October 17, 2010

My new best friend

Together we have fearlessly made changes for the dining area and bedroom walls.

October 16, 2010

Hello October!

We have had great October weather so far...can't believe Halloween is almost here and it's not freezing yet!

I found this door decoration at Tender Heart Treasures in Omaha, which my mother-in-law introduced me to. We love that place! You can also shop online, but if you think I pay full-price, you're mistaken. The outlet store has better deals, and I rarely pay retail.

October 13, 2010

I love Fall.

I love: the colors, the weather, the changes.

October 7, 2010


Ahhh so satisfying! I love the smell of cinnamon in the house. Also, I have had two dessert fails in a row lately, so it was nice to have a notch in the "win" column.

October 4, 2010

Save the Date

This was a quickly designed postcard. The Save the Date went home with the kids at the Omaha Conservatory of Music Institute (OCMI). Yeah, that was back in July. Yeah, I'm just posting it now.

October 3, 2010

Rotating gallery

I have been very excited about this project, inspired by some photos I saw in a magazine (see last post). I tried to keep it a secret, but I am just a bit too impatient.

I love elements of Lobster and Swan's home decorations, but she has a very Victorian style, so I decided to incorporate my favorite elements into my own home.

My goal, now that I am finishing up some bigger freelance jobs, is to spend more time drawing in pencil and perhaps working on more watercolor projects. They are intended to be quicker and smaller pieces. This gallery I have set up will allow me to display what I am working on--and hopefully force me to keep producing.

I decided, I must do this!

So a few weeks ago I was inspired by a magazine I found, "Artful Blogging." I absolutely loved reading some consistent bloggers' insight on what they post about, and what inspires them. In particular, the writer of Lobster and Swan intrigued me. I loved the photos she posted and her excerpt.

In the magazine and on Facebook she posted photos of her home:

All by myself

I worked on a couple of quick projects today, including this little curtain. It dresses up a bookcase in our bedroom, plus hides some of the clutter. What, clutter? Never!

It was so enjoyable to just relax and sew by hand while I watched TV. I haven't sewn on a machine since high school, and working on this made me yearn for more sewing projects...until I remembered all of the other projects I want to work on.

October 2, 2010

Running with it

My mother-in-law found this cloth for our dining area. The colors and texture fit the dark, rich and deep themes I have used for our dining dishes and bedroom decorating. And Jan is a bargain shopper, so of course the cloth was a great deal! She re-covered our chairs, and sewed the table runner seen here, along with a cover for the other table in our dining room.