Friday, July 29, 2011

Fun Gift: Calligraphed Book Cover

My brilliant sister, Libby thought up this adorable idea. Why not add a little flare and keepsake value to your next gift? Get an awesome book that relates to the person you're gifting to and then put a fun calligraphed inscription inside! Here are a few examples of wedding gifts that Libby and I have put together:

The book I wrote in for this one was "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein... always a lovely choice. Such a special story.

The book for this inscription was "This is San Francisco" by M. Sasek. This book and the all others by this author/illustrator are ADORABLE. Excellent book choices. Unfortunately I took this picture with my not-so-great camera in very low light so it's a bit blurry but you get the idea.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


I don't know why but this letter took me FOREVER. I am so relieved that I get to move on to letter H!

Hand Lettered Congrats

I made this card to go along with a wedding shower gift for my wonderful friend, Natalie Stubbs... soon to be Natalie Kreek! It was such a joy to work on knowing that it was for such a special occasion. Congratulations Nat!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I finished off this letter whilst watching Emma and eating watermelon, such a pleasant combination of activities.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Done with E, finally. Phew! I'm going to bed!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Here's capital "D". For this letter I decided to use some of the inspiration from nature that I find on my daily walks. I'm going to try to knock out "E" tonight as well so I'm off to work on it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TEE SHIRT PROJECT: Least Like a Wolf

This is one of the more comedic t-shirt designs that we'll be offering... The concept behind this shirt comes from Michael's side of the family. They have a bit of an obsession with pitiful little dogs (and now I do too!) and having had 3 chihuahuas in their family, many funny little doggy jokes have come up. One of those being that those poor little things are the one breed of canine that is "Least Like a Wolf".

Hence, this design:

P.S. Notice the tooth?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Here's the letter C and my third color scheme. I'm going to try to bust out more than one a day so I can get this thing going but we'll just have to see whether or not that actually happens, procrastinator that I am.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Here is my second letter. I got a lot of inspiration for this one from the pretty flowers around Salt Lake. Some were weeds but I thought they were just as pretty. I want to try to use different flowers and colors for each design but I'm guessing I'll have to duplicate some of them at some point. Just 24 more to go!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Yes, it's true. I have been a total and complete slacker to this blog. Today I decided that if was going to continue on this blogging journey I'd need to update a few things. Hence, the new look!

Anyway, for this post I am highlighting my first installment, of many, for my & Michael's tee shirt project. We are developing a bunch of fun designs that we'll be printing onto American Apparel quality tee shirts (they are really great!) and we'll be selling them on Etsy. I'll let you know when the shop is ready!

The printing process is really quite fun! We'll be using sublimation printing. Unlike screenprinting, the ink will actually dye the shirt instead of sitting on top of it. So it will have zero hand feel, which I personally love. I'm so excited about it!

So anyway, until then, I'll be posting my ideas as I get them done.