Alma’s Work

Alma's Work

I have some more Christmas cards up at Shutterfly! Hooray!

I can’t link to any of these cards, but if you want to find them, you can more easily find them by filtering by designer and choosing Petite Lemon, who I design these cards for!

See more of my designs for Shutterfly here, here, and here.

(When working for clients, a designer doesn’t always get to make all the decisions. So below, where I haven’t loved the color combo that Shutterfly ultimately chose, I have included my own preferences. Because this is my blog and I am allowed to do that :) )

(calligraphy by Melissa Esplin)

(calligraphy by Melissa Esplin)

(not available in these colors)

(not available in these colors)

(not available in these colors)

(calligraphy by Melissa Esplin)

(Also, I have designed personalized growth charts for Petite Lemon. Check out all their options in their store!)

Alma's Work

Every year I love working with Lime Ricki on their swim suits. Here are some suits with my patterns that they have released this year (visit the site and you can see other styles using the same patterns as well!). I love how these turned out! It’s a tough job for me to pick out which one(s) I want for myself! This year, I couldn’t narrow it down to one, and so I’ll be picking out two suits!

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While Mike and I love working together and collaborating on various projects, nothing gives us quite as much joy as our GREATEST collaborations, our children. We are now proud parents of two children; Baby Joan joined our family on April 3rd!

I had some health complications after the baby came (okay, that sounds more ominous and dramatic than it really is… I had to have my gallbladder out) and spent a few days in the hospital, which allowed us the time to actually put together a proper birth announcement (we never sent out a birth announcement for Oliver).

Nicole, of course, photographed our precious baby, so ultimately the announcements didn’t need very much design, since I didn’t want to compete with her beautiful images. Mike and I developed this idea together of a two sided announcement. I love that people have to choose which side to display on their fridges. I’ve had many reports of kids getting ahold of the cards and playing with them, flipping back and forth to show “happy baby, sad baby, happy baby, sad baby.” In fact, we even have a copy that I’ve been keeping in the car for Oliver to play with, because he also loves to flip it back and forth and say, “Awwwwwww, WAAAAA!”

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We just discovered we neglected to post about a handmade print we created for Maggie Mason‘s Mighty Summit last year. Maggie writes a great and well read blog called Mighty Girl.

We were asked by her to provide the handmade print that the attendees of the summit received as part of their basket of goodies. And speaking of baskets, a basket of blankets was among the suggested imagery we were given to work from, so that’s what we chose as a subject matter for the print.

This one was a true collaborative effort on our parts. Alma did all the design work for the print, and I did the color work–watercolor rendering. We even got Nicole Gerulat to shoot the process, as well as shots of our studio space which we will eventually submit as a before and after to a site or two. Thanks Nicole! Thanks especially to Maggie for the opportunity. Hopefully it was enjoyed by those who received it!

You can read her post on the giveaway here:

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I’m excited to share some work that I did for One Charming Party. I designed these fun invitations and thank yous for their Water Party, along with the other printables for the party (including cupcake toppers and party pennant).

(photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat)

If you’re not familiar with One Charming Party, let me tell you that they are a party company that does everything right! Their parties are mind-blowing. Sometimes I get just a little bit sick looking at their site, because I wonder how anyone can be THAT GOOD, and I imagine to myself that they live perfect, charming lives.

Their product is also very unique. For just $25, you can download a beautiful party plan that gives you all the steps you need to put together the perfect party. All the games and activities are planned out, all of the food is outlined, and all of the printables are included. AND you have a list of sources to help to figure out where to get everything.

When it comes to me and parties, the ONLY thing I can take care of is designing a good invitation. And then the rest, I am just absolutely LOST. These party plans are exactly the type of thing that I need to put together the perfect party.

Check out the rest of the Water Party on their blog! And I dare you not to get sucked into the archives of their blog, checking out all the other parties and ideas.