Thursday, August 26, 2010

Matt and Becky's monograms

Becky was the lucky winner of five monograms over at I Do Budget Weddings. I was so excited to find out Becky and Matt are Buckeyes from Columbus, where I spent two wonderful years working at Ohio State. These are her fabulous monogram selections:


Rosalie and Michael's monograms

Ally contacted me through my Etsy shop requesting five monograms for her friends' wedding. I love the color combination of light yellow green and black. All monograms are five for $18, whether ordered through our website or Etsy!





CasaBento sticker

CasaBento requested a sticker monogram for their printed materials. Here is their logo with a light gradient.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Elizabeth and Michael's wedding programs

You could just melt over the amazing wedding invitations created by Etsy artist Diana Weir. Elizabeth ordered these lovely art deco-inspired pieces for her wedding and asked me to create a program to match. Having created a similar program about a year ago, we designed this four-page program as a companion to her New York ceremony and reception.

Wedding shower invitation

Based off of the ever-popular New Orleans Save-the-Date, Meredith requested a shower invitation to honor her friends. This was created as an image and uploaded directly into Zazzle so it could be ordered without any alteration (phone number and identifying information have been removed). Custom Printables is happy to provide that service to anyone who requests it.

Leigh Ellen and Cranston's Save the Date

Leigh Ellen contacted me through Etsy requesting a Save the Date based on an image she had found online. With some tweaking of the color and fonts to match her personality and style, we came up with this lovely 5x7 card:

I am so excited about how it came out that I'll be adding it to both my Zazzle and Etsy shops later in the week!

Monday, August 16, 2010

WIMI in China

A friend offered me a great design challenge to come up with a logo for her organization's interactive media conference in China in October, 2010. While they didn't end up going with any logo at all, it was helpful to me to try new things in Illustrator and Photoshop and use online tutorials to hone my design skills. Here are a few of the non-selected logos.
Design: Conference name superimposed on map of China with logos from popular social networking sites

Design: Coordinator was looking for a more abstract piece. Random shapes and colors scattered together.

Design: Another abstract, colorful piece using arrows to evoke a mouse pointer.

Design: Demonstrating the ripple effect of social networking and click-throughs.

Design: Demonstrating the web of networking and interactivity.

Zazzle coupon

Good Monday, everyone, and happy 28th birthday to my brother, Allen! Thought I'd share with you a Zazzle coupon for a whopping 40% off all posters and prints through August 22. In honor of this promotion, I'm offering basic seating charts at only $40 through the end of the offer. Contact me at for more info on how to place your order, get your finished print, upload it to Zazzle, and have it professionally made at this amazing discount rate!

(Order must be placed through Custom Printables' Zazzle site in order to qualify for the $40 rate.)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Turquoise escort/place cards

Amber requested the Traditional place cards in all turquoise to match the Custom Printables Free Invitation Suite 2. I'm happy to offer this download for free at the Custom Printables website. Each card has two lines of text in the font BlackJack, which is available for download here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Oh, the possibilities!

Can you imagine what you could create with one of these babies?

Although I totally love my day job, I would have the teensy-weensiest inkling to quit and make pretty things all day long!

As you might guess, Dollar Store Crafts is giving away a Silhouette, so I figured I would give it a shot! Check out the giveaway info here.