Archive for August, 2009

Bon Voyage!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy weekend!  I will be heading to the beach today for a bachelorette party, I couldn’t be more excited! Have a great weekend.


August 28, 2009 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Poster Love

My office (ok…cubicle) is in desperate need of some artwork. Browsing online I stumbled across Poster Cabaret and fell in love.  Not only are these silkscreen posters awesome, but they’re affordable too! I need these:

New Orleans by Matte Stephens


FEIST Concert Poster by Vahalla Studios


Beck and MGMT Concert Poster by Vahalla Studio


Bright Eyes Concert Poster by The Small Stakes


The Decemberists Concert Poster by The Spike Press


She & Him Concert Poster by The Small Stakes


August 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm 1 comment

Heavy Rotation: Awesome T’s

At the Grand Opening of The Yellow Button months ago, I fell in love with the t-shirts from Heavy Rotation. The are cool, soft and have awesome graphics. Here are some of my favs:

HR02852_boomboxsale HR02854_guitarsale



August 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Recent Work: Wedding Invites

Below are some snapshots of a recent wedding suite I designed. The lovely bride and her soon-to-be hubby were amazing to work with. The wedding takes place this September and I cannot be more honored to have my designs be a part of this couple’s special day. Enjoy!





August 25, 2009 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

Big Cartel: More Great Finds

Happy Friday!! Here are a few more great finds from Big Cartel.

Studio Olivine


Printspace (I want everything!!)



JP Prints


The English Muffin Shop


Frank & Gertrude


Have a great weekend!

August 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Invitation Love: “Will you be my bridesmaid?”

When I ran across this post today, I thought it was the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen – I could not resist to post.  I’m not married or engaged, but who wouldn’t fall in love with this adorable invitation?! What a great way to ask your friends to share your special day.





Detailed instructions here: Once Wed

August 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

Etsy Shop: New Item

Just a quick post to show a new item available in my Etsy shop. Enjoy!


August 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm Leave a comment

Girl of All Work

Adjusting to cublicle life the past few weeks has been very fun. You know why? Because this gives me an excuse to buy cool office supplies. Like this:

Laura Denise 2010 Planner


And these great finds from Girl of All Work:





August 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Big Cartel

Happy Monday! What a great weekend it was. Great party in DC, z-pizza (which is amazing if you’ve never had before) and The Yellow Button’s letter pressed business cards came in! (Pics to come this week). To start off the week I wanted to share a few great items from Big Cartel, a new site I came across recently.

12 Fifteen Design and Letterpress


Bird Dog Press Letterpress Goods


Sycamore Street Press


Flush Designs


August 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm 2 comments

I’m back

I know I’ve  been missing in action lately, but the last month has been crazy for me! Between all the weddings, vacations, parties, weekend getaways, etc. I’m finally able to concentrate on more fun things! I started a new job two weeks ago, so I took some time to adjust to that – and so far I love it! The next few weeks I plan to dedicate to finishing up some freelance projects, focusing on promoting my blog and Etsy shop more and (finally) sharing some recent work with you! In the meantime, this was in my inbox this morning. I think my friends are trying to tell me something, haha. Enjoy!

25 Reasons You Might Be A Hardcore Graphic/Web Designer

(In no particular order)

  1. You’ve almost rear-ended the car in front of you because you were analyzing a font on a billboard.
  2. You get pissed when a free Photoshop brush you download is less than 1000px in size.
  3. You’d rather study the paisley pattern on your boyfriend/girlfriend’s shirt than listen to what he/she has to say.
  4. You can use keyboard shortcuts at light speed, blindfolded, but you can’t type a paragraph of text without staring at the keyboard.
  5. You’ve had “Software Nightmares,” when you’ve been working way too much.
  6. You consider meals interruptions.
  7. You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word “final” in any file name when saving.
  8. You clean your keyboard more often than you wash your car.
  9. You’ve intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers.
  10. You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.
  11. You’d rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer.
  12. When you heard that Adobe was acquiring Macromedia, you had a Design Orgasm.
  13. When you look at Album art all you see are grunge Photoshop Brushes. (Then you see the album art a couple minutes later)
  14. You’ve Photoshopped out a watermark for a comp or mock-up.
  15. You’ve actually $paid for a font.
  16. You’ve totally slaughtered a great design concept because the client thinks he/she knows best. (everyone thinks they are a designer)
  17. The amount of words you’ve written with a sharpie labeling burned discs total more than the amount of words you’ve read in novels.
  18. You’ve had to explain to a client that a layered file wasn’t part of the deal.
  19. You’ve kept a ragged concert ticket just so you could scan it.
  20. You’ve nicknamed the OSX spinning wheel. (and not affectionately)
  21. You bookmark a resource more often than you have a fun night out on the town.
  22. You’ve intentionally overbid a project because you can sniff out a bad client from a mile away.
  23. You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.
  24. You have an amazingly huge font collection, and an amazingly short temper.
  25. If you had a penny for every mouse click, you would have been a trillionaire 3 years ago.

August 14, 2009 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

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