Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More Holiday Cards!!

Remember my post where I shared that one of my holiday card designs was featured on the front page of InvitationBox.com? Well, it is now available for purchase!! Click the link below the image :)

http://www.invitationbox.com/handwritten-peace-love-joy-holiday-photo-card.html

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Christmas Cards

It's that time again! Christmas is around the corner and will be here before you know it! I have designed some fun photo cards / invitations available Simply To Impress. Click on the link below the image if you are interested in checking them out.

http://www.simplytoimpress.com/designs/design-31330

http://www.simplytoimpress.com/designs/design-31845


http://www.simplytoimpress.com/designs/design-32121

http://www.simplytoimpress.com/designs/design-32111

Monday, October 14, 2013

Featured Design!

Happy Monday everyone! I am getting ready for my new job this morning and I happen to take a look online and saw one of my designs featured on Invitation Box!!  (http://www.invitationbox.com/)
What a great way to start my week.




Sunday, October 13, 2013

Holiday Photo Cards

With the Holidays fast approaching, figuring out holiday cards will continue to rise to the top of your list. So, to help you see some options that are out there, I am going to be posting designs that I have done at different websites for you to take a look at. Check back over the next couple weeks as I add more with links so you can order them if you want :)

Here is a Hanukkah design I did through my rep group (http://afreshbunch.com/) for www.simplytoimpress.com Click on the link below the image to order.

http://www.simplytoimpress.com/holiday-cards/design-32133-prev-1

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thanksgiving Invitations

October is finally here! The air is crisp and the leaves are changing - my favorite time of year!
It's the perfect time to think about ordering some Thanksgiving Dinner / Party Invitations and I have just the place for you to go.

Two of my Thanksgiving designs are up for customizing on www.celebrations.com

They have some great designs, but here are the two that I have done (click on the link below the design to take you to the web page).

http://www.celebrations.com/gallery/design/autumn-leaves-thanksgiving

http://www.celebrations.com/gallery/design/letterpress-thanksgiving



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Chapter

Hello everyone! I have some exciting news . . . I have officially accepted a new design position at a local custom rug and carpet company. It was a hard decision to leave behind greeting cards because I love the stationery industry so much. However, I believe with different contacts I will be able to keep my love for that going.

Anyway, while I have been waiting anxiously to announce the above news, I have kept myself busy with updating my blog layout and creating some new patterns and invitation designs.

If you take a look at the top of my page (under the Struthers Studios logo) you will see a couple tabs to click on. If you click on the one titled "Resume" you get just that! For anyone who would like to contact me for freelance projects you can check out my experience. If you click on the tab titled "Patterns" you can see some pattern collections I have been working on lately. Take a look around and feel free to leave comments. I hope to continue to grow the site and expand my knowledge.

Here are some patterns I put together that are brand new as of last week.

Geometric Gems


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Flash Back Thursday

Hi everyone! It has been a while since I have posted. Things have been busy busy busy! I will share with you soon :)

In the meantime, I thought I would participate in Flash Back Thursday :) Fondly, I remember the trip at the beginning of the year to Europe and missing some of the beautiful sites. Hopefully I will be able to take my hubby there and do the tourist thing :)




Sunday, August 25, 2013

Valentine's Day in August??

As you can probably tell, I love playing with hand lettering. This is just a fun Valentine card I came up with :)


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Flash Back

Thought I would take a second to flash back to a couple of my older watercolor paintings. I have been caught up in graphic work for so long that I miss my painting!!! I have been driving around Grand Rapids taking pictures of flowers in hopes to find time to dive back into painting.

Watercolor Dahlia
Watercolor Purple Poppy
Watercolor Sunflower

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Typography

A couple weeks ago I posted some pictures of some hand drawn typography that I was playing with. I decided to take it a step further and came up with some fun Christmas cards.

Family Holiday card with Photos
Business Holiday Card
Family Holiday card with Photos

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Baptism

I am trying to expand my portfolio with some fun new designs. Here are some Baptism invites I came up with.

Boy Baptism 5"x5"
Girl Baptism 5"x5"
Boy Baptism 5"x7"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Golden Babies

This past weekend I got to go home and spend some quality time with my Mom and Dad and these furry little babies. Love seeing them all!
Mr. Wyatt
Ms. Dakota Sioux

It's a Girl!

Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions . . . all I did was design a baby show invite ;) It is 5x7 and a matching thank you note, also 5x7, can be purchase along with it.

Amy, I hope it's ok that I used your name ;)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy New Year!

Obviously it's not January 1st, the heat and humidity make that VERY obvious! However, I just finished a new design for Rosh Hashanah. :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thank You Cards

As a child, I was always expected to write thank you notes for everything. My parents would make it an activity to keep it fun for my short patience child's mind. Instead of giving me little cards to fill out, they would give me a stack of paper and crayons. My assignment, which I took very seriously, was to draw out what I was thanking that person for on the front of the card and then write my note on the inside. So, for every birthday present, Christmas present or sweet gesture, I would take up my crayons and paper and draw out my individual masterpieces.

I have carried these values into adulthood and find myself wanting to send thank you cards to someone who has sent me one! Just to say thank you for thinking of me and taking the time to write me a personal note. :)

Here are a couple thank you note designs that I have come up with.

Female driven card that would be personalized upon order.
Male driven card that would be personalized upon order.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sneak Peek

Here is a little sneak peek of what I'm currently working on.





Happy Father's Day

As a designer, I always find it more difficult to design "male driven" designs vs. "female driven" designs. I think because I enjoy the swirl and organic flow of the line, my designs tend to lean more towards feminine looks.

Lately I have been pushing myself to try more masculine patterns / design. In honor of Father's Day here are some of my card designs that have been produced.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there, including my awesome Dad who has been one of my biggest cheerleaders since I was born. I am so lucky to have parents who support me in so many ways and there isn't any way that I will ever be able to thank them enough. This post is dedicated to them. If you are interested in seeing where I get my talent, pop over to their site! http://www.sorraiastudios.com/

See you soon Mom and Dad!
Printed full four color with thermography as a treatment.

Printed full four color with "rainbow foil" as the treatment.

Printed full four color with a Silver Metallic Foil as the treatment

Printed full four color with C-Thru Hologram foil as the treatment

Monday, June 10, 2013

Baby Payton


My baby likes to hide under things so my hubby built her a fort with a card table and a blanket. She literally was just sitting in there hanging out for a while tonight. Can you spot her?


Iris

 Most everyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE iris. They are my favorite flowers in the whole world. As stated in my previous post I go out and take pictures for reference. This photo is from a lovely bouquet that a coworker brought in for me. She has a large garden with iris, poppy, bleeding hearts and sage. She took the time to make me my very own blend of all those flowers. It's always the small things like this that make my heart so very happy.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Flowers

As many know, I am in love with flowers! When I was little I would help my Grandma garden and care for all her beautiful flowers. As an adult, I don't have a garden other than some hostas that I don't have to do anything with. My dream would to have a beautiful garden with tons of flowers . . . and the time to care for them! Until that dream comes true, I go around Grand Rapids and appreciate others hard work and take photos for reference. Here are some that I found last weekend that I can't wait to use for painting/design inspiration.

These photos have not been color corrected yet, so my apologies for them being a little dark :)