Charcoal + Lavender

gray and purple lavender thank you card baby safety pin

I created these Thank You cards for my sister who wanted to give them as a baby shower gift. So I dug out a Martha Stewart Paper punch that I’ve had for ages and never used! I think the safety pin adds the perfect touch to these clean and simple thank you cards. The baby girl that these were made for was born on Wednesday, so Happy Birthday Liv! Welcome to the world!

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Cutest Cowgirl in the Midwest

Cowgirl photography sweet nothings design

Cowgirl photography sweet nothings design

Last week I took some pictures of my niece for a fathers day present. I selected some of my faves and wish I could post more because they turned out to be so friggin adorable I can hardly stand it! We started at this abandoned store with lots of old wood and over grown wild flowers. The lighting was perfect and then my battery died! So we finished at my house and I’m just kicking myself because the light earlier was perfect and golden! Note: If your going to take photos outside the best time is morning around 9/10-ish and evening around 6 depending on the season, obviously these magic hours change in the winter. Anyway hope that little tip helped. Happy Snapping! Now if I can get my own girls in front of the darn camera!

Happy Father’s Day

Handmade pantone chips sweet nothings design

SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE DADS! I hope you’re all having a fabulous day! What do you do if you’re me and got a gift for your husband but no card? You improvise and make one! I was inspired by the girls and their handmade cards. I used more leftover pantone chips and borrowed some letter stamps from the girls. Since my hubby is also a designer I though he’d appreciate the pantone chips as much as me. I love Sophie’s little hands that make a heart when you open it. It’s super cute. She knew just what to write inside to melt her daddy’s heart. Gabby’s giant graphic letters are awesome and left me thinking why didn’t I think of that? Kudos to her teacher for having them make such a great card. Happy Father’s Day Ryan!

Ohhhh-mbre Baby

Baby shower gift ombre pantone A few weeks ago I gave this baby bump art to a friend for her baby shower. I wanted to give her something unique and I also wanted to try painting some ombre art. I’m in love with Ombre! Or should I call it Ohh-Oh-mbre because I love it so much. I found this sweet little  quote on pinterest that I wanted to incorporate with the ombre. Originally I was just going to do the phrase on the ombre but it was far too busy. So I split it up into 3 different pieces. I needed a photo of her so I hijacked a photo of my friend’s lovely baby bump from the facepage taken by her husband. The last piece I got to use more fun pantone chips (see my previous pantone project). I really love how it turned out and I hope they like it. Shout out to the Dunsts’, Hope your little liv is every bit as awesome as the two of you! Kisses.

Oh PS. see below for how I transfered the words onto my art : )

Photo transfer on canvas Ombre maternity baby shower