Friday, October 16, 2009


This is the wedding cake for the couple whose wedding invitations I did. I did not do the cake, but I am excited to say I inspired it!

Congratulations Amanda and Nate!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wedding Invitations

The following images are the wedding invitation for the couple whose save the date I posted a while back.

The groom has his recreational pilot's license, and the bride [as well as the groom] has an adorable pet skunk. Since the wedding is in the fall, these three details guided us in designing their invitations.

Please click on any image for a closeup. When it shows each image at a larger size, you will notice a black border which was added for the sole purpose of posting a white background image on a white background webpage.

This is the outside of the invitation.

When you open the invitation you see:

This is the direction page. We wanted to have just the leaves on this page and the inside of the invitation.

This is the reception information page. On this page we wanted to only have the skunk and paper airplane, and give the leaves a break.

And finally, this is the reply card. This was post card sized so guests were able to send this back without the hassle of extra envelopes.

Posted with permission of the client.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Black Horse Editing

This is a card I designed for an editing company based in North Carolina.

I now feel the need to check the grammar in all of my past posts.....

Posted with the client's permission.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

One of my very first clients...

Eva Castillo was one of my first business card clients years ago. She is an amazing singer/songwriter. Click on her card to a link to hear her music.

Card posted with client's permission.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

More Cards

I'm slowly posting current and past clients cards here on my blog. Those who have websites, you'll find that if you click on their business card it will link you to their site. Here is one of my local clients who does pet sitting in the Lansdale, Pennsylvania area.

Posted with client's permission.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Save the Date

I also made the wedding invitations for this couple... post soon to follow. This was posted with their permission.

Comments and critiques are always welcomed!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

More cards

Another client needed more business cards printed!

All cards are posted with permission of the client.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In search....

I am looking to find a new printer for wedding invitations. My new printer doesn't print anything along those lines, and my old printer isn't the best choice.

I've scoured the internet for wedding invitations, and most of the sites out there are for pre-made invitations.

If anyone knows of any sites where you can upload a design please let me know! Thanks!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


For all you Adobe fans out there, I thought I'd let you know that you can try a lot of Adobe's products out for free for 30 days.

Warning: This will cause you to be hooked on their products and you'll most likely contemplate buying whatever program you downloaded.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Very Exciting!

I recently found a new printer who is Earth-friendly! They used 100% wind power and don't use certain finishes on their products that are harmful to the environment. So now my clients have the option for me to use this new printer if they would like!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cakes on the Side

A few years ago I stumbled into cake decorating. It has grown significantly over the years, so of course I have made myself business cards! These are actually the second batch - I added my blog and changed the photos on the back. For internet purposes only, I changed my phone number to my email address. I rather not have my cell phone number out on the internet. :)

Monday, May 11, 2009


Last Wednesday I attended an all day seminar on CS4 - the newest Adobe Photoshop. The name of the seminar was Photoshop for Photographers, and each of the five classes were about different things you can do with your photos. It was very interesting because I have never altered any of my own photos for my website, just photos for recreational purposes and photos owned by an architectural firm I worked at.

The speaker opened a new door of options I never considered for my own photos. I tend to feel that if you alter your photograph more than just dodging, burning, and things of the sort - it enters the art world and leaves the photography world. It seemed that the speaker at the seminar had the same feelings. He would refer to his heavily photoshopped images as "illustrations" instead of photos.

I've decided that I'm going to work with some of my photos and see what I come up with. I have a new note on my website that says my photos are not altered or photoshopped unless otherwise noted - this way it is clear which photos are originals, and which are so called "illustrations".

I'm excited to see what I come up with!

Friday, May 1, 2009


I've always been interested in Photography. Most people are, as it is a common interest - especially with the prices of point-and-shoot digital cameras going down. I can't help but be one of those die hard stick-in-the-muds and say that I like film better. The film vs. digital war is as common as Coke vs. Pepsi or PCs vs. Macs. There is no one right answer or opinion, but everyone will still argue their points.

Back to photography... So after Architecture school I decided that I wanted to spend more money on schooling and learn photography. There are fields of photography that I could never get into, and am amazed at those photographers who venture into wedding photography, portrait photography and sports photography. Kudos to all of you in that field who love it! My course had us touch upon all aspects and fields of photography, and I just could not grasp those three. That is one thing people don't realize, that just because you are a photographer doesn't mean you excel in every field. Every time someone asks me about portraits and weddings, I send them off to friends of mine who specialize in those fields.

I drove my cousin mad while visiting her in Austria, making her wait while I took just "one more quick photo" of something interesting. You don't have to go outside of the country to get great photos, but I can't help but feel that photos of something a little out of the ordinary, or a little different from what you're used to, are the ones that catch your eye.

New Business Cards

Here are two recent client's cards. Both were previous clients, but needed more cards printed. It's always a good sign if you're handing out lots of business cards!

These cards were posted with permission by the client.