Tinkering Away

While I took a bit of a hiatus writing to accommodate all the stress and change I was undergoing, I was (and still am) working on projects and new designs. Some have been SUPER easy to do and one has been a bit hard (I’m stressed thinking about it!). I’ve also had a few contacts that have not panned out-a customer will contact me about doing work and then pull out last minute because of time, cost, etc. Those have been the most frustrating because I’ve dedicated time to figure out cost and my time and I’ve even started working on designs only to not get the order. Alas, you win some, you lose some.

Anyhow, here is a sampling of some of the project I’ve been working on below. I’m as giddy as a school girl on the first day!

New in Custom Wedding Invitations:

Recipe Card Wedding Invitation Set
Recipe Card Wedding Invitation Set
Recipe Card Wedding Invitation Set
Recipe Card Wedding Invitation Set

New in Custom Baby Announcements:

Crocus Flower Baby
Crocus Flower Baby

New in Donations/Charitable Giving:

Coups for Troops Thank You Postcards
Coups for Troops Thank You Postcard
Earthwatch Institute Donation for Custom Social Stationery Set at NY Event
Earthwatch Institute Donation for Custom Social Stationery Set at NY Event

New in Wedding+Envelope Fun:

World Travel Crew Wedding Invite with Antique Poster Print Lined Envelopes of France, Italy, and Japan
World Travel Crew Wedding Invite with Antique Poster Print Lined Envelopes of France, Italy, and Japan
World Travel Crew Wedding Invite with Antique Poster Print Lined Envelopes of France, Italy, and Japan
World Travel Crew Wedding Invite with Antique Poster Print Lined Envelopes of France, Italy, and Japan
World Travel Crew Wedding Invite with Antique Poster Print Lined Envelopes of France, Italy, and Japan
World Travel Crew Wedding Invite with Antique Poster Print Lined Envelopes of France, Italy, and Japan
World Travel Crew Wedding Invite with Antique Poster Print Lined Envelopes of France, Italy, and Japan

I am personally attached to ALL of them. I think they’re lovely, stunning, and different in their own way. The envelopes in the last set have been in my brain for YEARS to do and I have finally gotten them done. And I love them! The envelopes are handlined with old prints from the Cavallini & Co. annual vintage poster calendar collection. These are from 2011, I think, so they’re not too old, but they are the Paris, France, Italy, and Japanese Woodblock calendars. Stunning, no?

The custom wedding invite at the top, well, that one just makes me happy, super happy. It’s my all time favorite invitation that I’ve created. The rosemary sprig was drawn by hand-I’ve got skills yo! But more importantly, I’ve wanted to make those invitations for a while, I just needed the right couple to make them for. And they appeared, so the lesson here is to always be careful of what you ask for…except sometimes it comes to be and it’s amazing and that’s what I’ve learned. Huzzah!

Oh, and about the Charitable donations I’ve shown in photos-I commit to only four a year and before anyone asks, I’ve already lined up the four I’m doing for 2012. Sorry about that!

So that’s it! New designs; new projects of awesome! New winds of inspiration. I feel, minus the one baby shower invitation that is stressing me out, ready to tackle the world! Huzzah!

There you have it, a post that is short and sweet and has photos- instead of rambling about my own business strategy and development- where I am actually showing you my work.  It’s all about give and take, give and take, friends.  I’d love to hear any comments you have about the work.

Oh, and lastly, items will be available for sale on Etsy sometime in the next week, as will be updated on my website. So many changes and updates to come!

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s2 stationery & designs

A rule-breaking designer, artist & entrepreneur who's passionate about paper and handcrafting stationery. I also write, travel, and focus on eco + social good.

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