all the trimmings (blog)

 

So excited to share that my design “All The Trimmings” placed 3rd in Minted’s annual Corporate Holiday Challenge! You can see the full list of winners here! So many stunning designs this year, and they still have yet to announce the results of the BIG holiday challenge. Eeeeks…cannot wait to see the full assortment when it launches later this Fall!

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Super excited to share the above clip from the Today Show, which features one of my new Baby Shower designs for Minted! The design Sip, Sip, Hooray, can be seen around minute marker 2:30 on the Sip & See display table. The design can be purchased through Minted here! So, so excited for this feature…hopefully many more to come!

deco board

 

Minted has just launched it’s new collection of Save The Date designs for 2013! I am excited to have 3 new designs included in the collection. The above inspiration board was created featuring one of those designs, Deco Date. The art deco era has always been a source of inspiration to me and a style that I love incorporating into my own work. Strong shapes, bold uses of color, and plenty of glitz and glamour is what that time period was all about! The above design is intended to be a save the date, but this is the type of wedding I imagine it being paired with. You can see all of the new designs here!

Last week, a designer friend and native New Yorker came up with the idea to start an Etsy shop to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. As one of the most devastating storms in our nation’s history, relief funds will be very important in the coming weeks and months to ensure that all those affected can return to a normal life.

Jackie’s idea was to create a shop of one color prints, cards, tags and thank yous that could all be hand stamped or embossed. She then reached out to some of her fellow designers to see if anyone was interested in participating and contributing designs for the shop. I have to say, I have been very moved by the outpouring of love from the design community. Everyone was so excited to help and contribute as much of their time as they could. I feel very lucky to have a design included in the collection!

To view the full shop please click here! Take a minute to browse the collection and buy a card or two to help with this worthy cause!

1 – To Build a Home art print, 2 – Mod Move moving announcements, 3 – Birds of a Feather 3 art print, 4 – Birds of a Feather 1 art print, 5 – Birds of a Feather 2 art print, 6 – Initial Lace business cards, 7 – Date Silhouette save the date cards

I was overjoyed to be included in a feature on the wonderful Style Me Pretty site last week! I have been a SMP fan for some time and love what they do for the wedding industry. If you or someone you know is planning a wedding it is definitely a great resource to use. They have links to several of the best vendors for photography, stationery, flowers, cakes, catering, etc. The feature from last week spotlighted 3 designers from Minted (including your truly!) and gave readers a peek into our work spaces. Even Desmond made a brief cameo in the post!

And here are some of the photos I styled for the post:

Thank you Minted for the amazing opportunity!

Well it’s that time of year again…the long summer wait as the Minted team makes their selections for the 2012 Holiday collection. The challenge closed mid June, but we will not receive any results until late September. It’s only a few months, but it is a very, very grueling wait. This year’s over 2600 submissions were seriously stunning and made for some very exciting competition. I enjoy being pushed and motivated, and this group of designers definitely does that! I really tried to put my best foot forward with my submissions and now all that’s left to do is cross my fingers and hope for the best. Cannot wait to see the final picks…whether or not I am included I know it will be a gorgeous collection.

Here’s a peak at some of my cards that made it to the final round of voting:

I just recently had a new suite of wedding invites launch over on Minted, and I could not be more delighted! This was my first big step into the wedding world and I had the best time coming up with color stories, themes, and flipping through the latest bridal magazines. I had such a great time that I am in the beginnings stages of designing a new collection that I plan to launch myself some time this summer. Stay posted for additional details!

For now, here are a few inspiration boards I put together featuring new Minted invites! I love inspiration boards…so many pretty things all in one place!

Vintage Garden Wedding

Modern Coral Wedding

Rustic Fall Wedding

Check out the entire new collection here!

Two new challenges just wrapped up over on Minted.com! The first was a moving announcement challenge in which I submitted 2 designs. Both designs were inspired by vintage posters. I tired to use some new color combos and explore some fun texture options. Vote for the moving announcements here!

The second challenge was for graduation announcements. They could be announcements for graduates of all ages, but I stuck mainly to high school. I’ve been really inspired by info graphics lately and used that as the foundation for the first design. It has several customizable facts and details since each graduate is special! The second announcement combines my 2 favorite things: color and pattern! Vote for graduation announcements here.

Happy Friday everyone!

If you are looking for a few last minute Holiday gifts definitely take a quick spin around the Minted site! They just launched some great new products just in time for Christmas. Gorgeous gift tags, super cute stationery, and beautiful customizable journals. And if you need to announce the arrival of a new little one check out some of the chic new birth announcements! I’ve already ordered quite a few things myself 🙂