July 30, 2011

Finishing touch

We had a family wedding last night, and I was lucky enough to work on the design for the invitations, programs, and the last piece- thank you cards. Shhh, the cards were a surprise! But I'm sure the couple is too busy honeymooning it up to check this blog...

July 29, 2011

Okay, I was wrong, I'm not ready for doing. I've still been reading, researching and planning.

July 27, 2011

Orange and Black

I forgot about the design/layout work I did for this CD. I remember the deadline being really short for this project. Summer 2008. Midland Design Studio-when it existed. Oh, and the school colors were still orange and black.

I was working full-time as a teller, part-time in the Marketing department at the bank and part-time as a Design intern. I loved the job and creative director, though I typically worked by myself, since I was working around my bank schedule.

I had two roommates and another close friend in the choir, so naturally I was at most concerts- so I used one of my own photographs for the disc label.

July 22, 2011

Catch up

Whether it's photography or graphic design, I typically wait until the client has published/shared the product before I do; or if it's for a specific event, I like to wait until after the event to post anything.

I almost forgot about these- quick invitations for my sister-in-law's sorority event last May. As in, she needed them the next morning. I did a quick layout that allowed three invitations per 8.5x11 cardstock (she could print on her home printer), so it was easy and cost-effective for her.

July 21, 2011

Let's focus

I spent an hour at Hobby Lobby this afternoon, and as leisurely as it was, my mind still was going in a million directions. Every section is alluring, and I probably visited each aisle with one intention and leaving with a different idea. Personal projects, potential money-making plans, bridal shower and wedding reception decorating, home decor, birthday gifts. I know I go through phases, but right now I'm trying to attack all of them at once.

My RSS feed has exploded, and as of the last few weeks, the first links I visit are the most recent additions:

What is a girl to do? I can't just sit at a computer, browsing blogs with all of my free time (although it would be very easy). I don't visit my photography and home decorating blogs as long or as much anymore, but that's okay for now.

The goal now is to start researching less and doing more.

July 20, 2011

It's the least I can do

Well I thought I would post some photos of my dad with his work on display at the Fremont Art Association. After all, that is why we stopped by- to check out his pieces. Plus, it was his birthday and that is what he wanted to do.

Anyway, I was going to make some kind of crack about how much he owes me for doing a little plug for his work (ie. promoting his website and Facebook page). Then I realized all the comebacks and laments he would have. And then we would start a punning contest. And it would be all downhill from there.

So without any further ado, here are the pictures:

Scratchboard prints available

Thor poster for Las Vegas premier

40th High School reunion pamphlet cover/poster

July 19, 2011

Eye candy

So I now believe my parents when they say that time goes by faster the older you get.

Here are a few photos from my phone camera- pieces on display at the Fremont Art Association over John C. Fremont Days this year. Next post I'll feature my dad's work.

This piece was done by Tracy Shell, my adviser at Midland. I recognized her work instantly, and was pleased to see her participating in Fremont:

This mixed media piece caught my eye. I loved the color and the mix of metallic as well:

July 11, 2011

Jumping on the bandwagon

I helped out with a bridal shower this last weekend. I didn't make the brownies, but the little flags were my contribution. I've been following a few favorite wedding blogs lately, and flags are everywhere! Considering I just used a regular word processor and cardstock, I was pretty pleased. Little touches like that make me happy.

July 2, 2011

Meet the newest member of the family

This is my new little buddy. It's a good little investment, because:
  • it was inexpensive
  • it's super lightweight and easy to tote around
  • it's simple to operate but still has a few options for settings
  • it's a sewing machine specifically for crafts, paper (and small cloth projects)

I did a bit of research after being inspired online by wedding invitations that involved stitching. My project (Amanda's wedding invitations) is completely different from the projects I saw, but the blogs I found were very helpful in suggestions for machines.