Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mother's Day Card

Happy Thursday! I love when the weekend is just around the corner. Even though I was home for two days this week, they don't count because I had tissues stuffed up my nose the whole time ;)

I know that originally I posted a lot of glass work on this blog. Please know there are more posts to come about glass. My hubby is currently working on a new glass studio for me so I am unable to work on any new glass. But fear not, I am always doing something creative! So, stay tuned, more glass will come!!!

For now, I wanted to show some fun cards that I work on everyday. This is a Mother's Day card that I designed for Design Design Inc. This is probably one of my favorite cards that I have done. It has a beautiful c-thru hologram foil to enhance the design.

Full front
Front Close-up
Front Close-up
Front and Inside

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Germs Germs Germs

Hello everyone. I have been so behind with posting on here due to work travel and being sick. 2013 started with me being sick for about 2 weeks and now I have caught another cold. So, I have been sitting on the couch watching horrible TV movies and snuggling with my Baby Payton.

I thought I should post something today, and decided to do a series of posts of greeting cards that I have done at Design Design Inc. All cards can be purchased at so please go check it out and buy some awesome cards!

I feel very luck to have the opportunity to design cards and actually have them produced. On a daily basis I get to design and work in a creative environment, but I also get to play with gems, foils and glitters. If you know me at all, you know that if I could, my house would be completely decorated in glitter. I LOVE anything that sparkles, so as my Dad says, this is a perfect job for me.

This is a handmade card that I designed and was so well received that it became a Valentine's day card and an Anniversary card! It has A LOT of gems plus some foils to finish it off. I handpicked all the gems that I wanted including the color, size and shape. Did I mention I love sparkly things?? ;)

Full view of the anniversary card
Close up of typoography at top and foils
Gem close up
Anniversary and Valentine's cards together
Valentine Card
Valentine  close up of gems and foil

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wedding Invitations

This past summer my Brother-in-Law got married, and as a wedding gift I designed all the stationery needs. The colors that the bride chose were a nautical blue and an accent of deep pink. Her flowers were peony, which are absolutely beautiful.
Invitation with Flowers
Close up of Invitation

Ceremony Cards
Ceremony Card Close up

Place cards on boards
Menu and gift on table

Close up dinner menu
Table Numbers
Close up of Table Number

Rehearsal Dinner Card


Sunday Brunch Card

Back in the USA

Hello everyone! I was in Europe this past week for work so I wasn't able to post at all. But I am back and ready to start posting some of my designs soon! Stay tuned :)

Here is a photo from London of Herrods

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Finally on Behance!

Hello all! I have finally taken the time to get my portfolio going on I have posted cards that I have designed as well as some invitations and paintings.
When you have a moment take a look!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Halcyon Financial

Recently my Husband and his business partner opened up their own financial office. I volunteered to help them with all graphic work, including a logo and business card. Check them out:

This is the business card digital image a photo

Logo and the Logo on the door to the office

Friday, January 11, 2013

Finally home!

I am finally home from Atlanta! I missed my hubby and baby girl so bad and it was so good to see them last night.
This trip was a wonderful learning experience for me. My body hurts so bad from setting our showroom up, but it was worth it because it looks beautiful!
Now that I am back, I will be posting throughout the week :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Happy Saturday everyone!

I am so excited because I am traveling to Atlanta this week for Design Design! I am going to try and post some things throughout the week, but I anticipate to be very busy.

Be back soon!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Beaded Jewelry Continued

Welcome back! Yesterday I posted about the blue necklace and bracelet set I made. Today, I wanted to show you the necklace I wore to my brother-in-law's wedding.

I found this beautiful black dress for his wedding and I needed some statement jewelry to go with it. To begin, I fused some glass pieces with different colors of glass.
I wasn't sure how the glass was going to come out, so I did some blue, pink and orange stripe, and purple. After looking at them for a day, I decided I wanted to use the pink and orange stripes on black. Then I went into my beading supplies and picked out some beautiful seed beads and crystals to match.
 Then I started stitching the glass pieces and attaching them.
Then I had to decide how I wanted to stitch the chain. Sometime simple but elegant seemed appropriate.
Here is the final piece!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Beaded Jewelry

I wanted to show some of the detailed beaded necklaces that I do. I use the fused glass and then bead around it to create a unique piece of jewelry.

My brother-in-law got married this past summer and I found two perfect dresses (one for the rehearsal dinner and one for the wedding) but then I couldn't find any jewelry to match. So, I decided I should make some instead.

My sister-in-law's colors were a nautical blue and a bright pink and I wanted to stay with those colors. For the rehearsal dinner I had a pretty navy blue dress from The Loft and this is the necklace and bracelet I made to match:

The necklace has one fused glass piece in the center with seed beads and deep blue crystals around it. The chain is made of the same seed beads in a special stitch that makes the chain twist around.
The bracelet has three small fused glass pieces with the same seed beads and crystals as the necklace. The clasp is a simple silver one.

Check back tomorrow for the pictures of the necklace I wore to the wedding. :)