Saturday, 29 September 2012

invitation | autumn birthday

It's nearing the time for the husband's birthday again and as usual he wanted to arrange a small (ha) dinner party for parents and siblings. We have a cool theme planned, and of course I had to do an invitation to suit.



Despite the fact that I got the date wrong, which is something we didn't even notice until one of the guests asked if we really wanted them to come on a Sunday, I think I really love this invitation. It's fun, it's full of beautiful typography, and it has the very trendy chalkboard look. It's defenitely one of my favourites.

Friday, 28 September 2012

corporate design | royal underwear

I was asked to design a flyer for a lingerie shop that is opening today in a shopping center in my city. They wanted a sophisticated and classic feel with a fun and modern touch.

I present you with the finished product:



I like the elegant combination of blue and grey, and I like the retro modern style with a variation of typefaces.

If you are local, do stop by Royal Underwear and take an advantage of their opening offer!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

class | invitations and announcements

Invitations & Announcements Class
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Did you know that Jessica Sprague is offering a new design class all devoted to invitations and announcements?

Class starts October 1, 2012 and in class, Jessica will guide you through ten projects over three weeks. As always with Jessica's classes there will be video lessons, as well as step by step tutorials, a downloadable kit, and knowing Jessica, lots more.

If you want to get into making invitations and announcements then I think this is the perfect opportunity! Even though I do that kind of work all the time, I will be there because frankly one can never learn too much or get too much inspiration.

Sign up today, why don't you?

Sunday, 12 August 2012

laying it out | can hardly wait

I so need some time off, you guys!

(Supplies: Buku Bokeh Photo Overlays by Splendid Fiins (coming soon), Retro Spring Kit by Reverie Atelier with Nancie Rowe-Janitz, Everyday Eclectic (coming soon) and Note To Self Elements Pack by Echo Park, Declaration Elements Pack by Pink Paislee, Indulgence Elements Pack and Marrone Paper Pack by In the Making Design, Stitched by Anna 3 by Anna Aspnes)

Just one more week now and then I have four weeks to do whatever the heck I want.
So far I've thought of a couple of things:
  • Stay up late
  • Make yummy summer drinks
  • Barbecue and eat great food
  • Take lots of photographs
  • Visit a zoo
  • Wear pretty clothes
  • Go for lots of runs
  • Build extra storage behind our car port
  • Clean out my wardrobe and reorganize it
  • Read
  • Go to a wedding (and photograph it)
and to top it all off ...
  • Visit Rome - heck yeah!
Now, with this whole list, it doesn't really seem all that lazy. But I won't have to get up at 6 am. I don't have to commute with smelly, odd people on buses, I won't have to go to multiple meetings everyday, and I won't have to come home exhausted every night. With that in mind, I do think I can safely call it lazy.

Just one more week now. I'm holding it together!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

paper design | latest work sneak

So I have been hinting that I'm crazy busy with wedding prep. I have the honour of helping out with two weddings this summer. The first one is just a week and a half away, and I am super excited because we've worked in lots of beautiful details. I cannot wait to share them all with you!

The other wedding is in August. So far I have only finished the invites out of the stuff I am involved in, but I plan to get busy on the rest as soon as we enter July.

I thought I'd share just a little sneak of the invites for the second wedding. The couple asked for a traditional style, luxurious paper, red, and roses.



The back paper is a deep shimmery red, and the white is thick with a beautiful deep texture. Luscious!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

wonderful wednesday | moments

It's time again for a chance to enjoy the wonderful midweek (personally, I'm kind of wishing it was Friday though) with the chance to to pick up one of my products at 50% off over at JessicaSprague.com.

Moments
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Grab the chance to also pick up some more fabulous products by the other fabulous designers right here.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

wonderful wednesday | moments

Guys, you can pick up Moments Paper Pack at 50% off today as part of Wonderful Wednesday at JessicaSprague.com.

Moments
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If you want to check out the rest of the products that are on sale today the just pop on over here!

Monday, 2 April 2012

laying it out | twofer

I've got two new layouts to share - yes, I am on a scrapping roll as of late - and I am so proud of them. It's been a long time since I felt this inspired and jazzed about scrapping.

This first one deals with my emotions when we first watched the film UP and what it made me realize about myself and life. Heavy stuff. But still, important I think.

Supplies: Note to Self full kit by Echo Park, Stitched by Anna White 3 and Simple Torn Edge 3 by Anna Aspnes, Staples by Vinnie Pearce, Century Gothic font

This one was inspired by the Instagram shot of the stop button on the bus that I ride to work every day. I detest taking the bus, especially since it takes a large chunk out of my day but I detest getting up in the morning even more so riding with the husband is out of the question. But I felt I wanted to document it somehow.

Supplies: Cuntry Lane Paper Pack and Elements Pack by Pink Paislee, Note to Self Elements Pack by Echo Park, Charmed Alpha by In the Making Design, Marcelle Script and Ieceister fonts

Thursday, 29 March 2012

laying it out | silver lining

I created this layout for Nisa Fiin of Splendid Fiins in time for her Spotlight weekend at JessicaSprague.com - she offers 30% off all products from today until Sunday.



Supplies: When Skies are Grey Cards Vol 1, Baker's Twine by Splendid Fiins, Note to Self Full Kit by Echo Park, Get Happy Solids Paper Pack by In the Making Design, stitches by Anna Aspnes, Desert Dog and Iecester fonts.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

gallery sightings

I know I've been gone for ages and ages. Here I am again! Hey!
I thought it would be a good thing to check in with the girlies of the JessicaSprague.com creative team.  It's a special gang of super fabulous ladies. I will talk more about that in the coming week, but for now, let's look at some eye candy!

by Debra using Marrone Full Kit and It's a Start Templates 8

by Amanda using It's a Start Templates 5

by Jen M using Valpolicella Paper Pack and Elements Pack

by Emily using Valpolicella Paper Pack and Elements Pack

by Amanda using Things to Love Template

by Amanda using It's a Start Templates 5

Thursday, 15 March 2012

new in store + designer spotlight



I am so proud to announce that I am the featured designer this weekend, starting today, over at JessicaSprague.com.

If you head over to the JessicaSprague.com homepage, you can find a cute little pixel collage giving a glimpse into my life.
Now, of course this isn't all, not by means!
First, I am offering a 40% sale on all the products in my shop starting today until Sunday. Heck yeah!
Second, I am hosting a speed scrap on Saturday at 10 am EST in the general forum. Heck yeah!
And third, I have new stuff going live today! Heck yeah!

Marrone
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Marrone
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Marrone
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Let's look at what you can do with this kit!

by me

by me

by me

by Emily Cheney

by Carol Johnston

by Sarah Hoskins

by Marianne Van Arnhem

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

laying it out | jackpot

Can you believe it? I have actually created three layouts in the last week. I hardly can. Now, let's not get ahead of ourselves and think this will be kept up for any lenght of time, I see little time to sit undisturbed in the next coming weeks. But why not celebrate the small things, people?

This layout was inspired by an awesome layout I happened to come across out and about in the interwebs; "If I had a million dollars" by KimR+ .
Here is my take:


Supplies: Marrone Paper Pack, Marrone Notecards Pack, Sweet Template (including title alpha and jewels) all by In the Making Design, stitches by Anna Aspnes, Iecester and You are Loved fonts

Monday, 12 March 2012

laying it out | a minute at a time

I am just so in love with this photo. Not that it's a master piece by any means at all. But for what it represents; tiny little moments of refreshing and finding my center. Far away from computers, emails, to-do lists, deadlines, stress, and burning eyes and neck. I love how powerful even a short moment in the cold wind can become when you think about it.


Supplies: Marrone Paper Pack, Marrone Journaling Cards Pack, Kickin' It Elements Pack, Indulgence Elements Pack, Meet & Greet Elements Pack, Valpolicella Elements Pack, Make a Splash Elements Pack

Saturday, 10 March 2012

laying it out | fave telly

I have been meaning to do this page for ages. Somehow I just never got round to it. I am going to blame it on time getting away from me, even if we all know that it's all due to me being a scatter brain. Hee!

Anyway, I have come to the conclusion that I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to tv, to say the least. I guess experts would have a field day trying to analyze me from this. I am quite popular with the husband, at least, as he doesn't have to suffer through girly shows he hates.


Supplies: It's a Start Templates 8, Marrone Paper Pack, Marrone Journaling Cards Pack, Kickin' It Elements Pack, Get Happy Elements Pack, Meet & Greet Elements Pack, Mandarin Breeze Elements Pack, Wax Seals Elements Pack all by In the Making Design, Stiches by Anna Aspnes, Verdana, Rockwell, Iecester fonts

Monday, 5 March 2012

gallery sightings | template edition

Time for some eye candy again from the amazing creative team! Yay! This week we get to see what they can do with In the Making Templates (and let's just sneak in a layout with a kit as well, just for good measure).

by Barbara Unzen using It's a Start Templates 8

by Antonia Krajicek using It's a Start Templates 4

by Emily Cheney using It's a Start Templates 2

by Monica Lifferth using It's a Start Templates 8

by Sheri Horton using Flirty Kit

by Barbara Unzen using Things to Love Template

You can see these layouts, and many more, with full credits at the JessicaSprague.com gallery.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

wonderful wednesday | 7 days in may

Guys, this Wonderful Wednesday is partly just like every other - there is a great deal to be made over at JessicaSprague.com!

7 days bundle
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The 7 Days in May Bundle Pack is offered at 50% off today.
If you want to check out the other stuff up for grabs at a discount today, then click here!

But that isn't all folks! Because it's leap Wednesday you can take part in the love of four and pick up four of Jessica's classes for $4! Plus, for every $ you spend in the JessicaSprague.com shop on digital products, you get 4 rewards points! Check it out!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Monday, 27 February 2012

new in store | free spirit

What, you say, a new product again? Yes, I say, I have been working hard for the past couple of months! Heck yeah!

Today I have a new paper pack for you filled with fresh, fun, and colourful papers in hopes of leaving the dreary winter behind and welcoming the brighter days of spring.

Free Spirit
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Free Spirit is available today at JessicaSprague.com, and at 25% off today only!

by me

by Amanda Caves

by Barbara Unzen

by Renee Dezember

by Heather Landry

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

laying it out | little monkey

I had a revelation last night. I miss scrapping. I don't do it often enough. I should change that.
At least I got a headstart with this one!


Supplies: Free Spirit Paper Pack (coming Monday 2/27), Kickin' It Elements Pack, Get Happy Elements Pack, Modernist Elements Pack, La Storia Elements Pack all by In the Making Design, stitches by Anna Aspnes, LL Rubber Grotesque font