Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Photo Shoot

I was so excited when the talented Mary of Emme Elle Photography asked me to make a few things for her Easter Mini Sessions. I just loved Mary's idea and inspiration of neutrals and burlap with a classic feel. I made the burlap garland banner and the Baby Chicks/Bunny sign. I just LOVE how it all came together! Hop over to her facebook page to see more sneak peeks coming soon!

Here are some pictures she took of my daughter, Cami.

Here are a few more she took of adorable Morgan. Her mom is one of my fabulous clients and let me use a few photos! Thanks, Alicia :)

Thanks so much, Mary! Love all the pictures!

**All photos copyright Emme Elle Photography**

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Office Makeover

I really wish I would have taken a before picture of my "office", if you could even call it that. I was basically working off a card table and had other random items in the room that didn't match. I knew I wanted to decorate in my logo colors - gray, hot pink and key lime. I had a lot of fun online {aka on etsy} buying various things to make this office ME. I just LOVE how it turned out and it makes me SO happy to work in my new cozy environment. It's amazing what a little spruce up will do to ya! This is now my happy place.

We had my logo custom framed at Hobby Lobby - love how it turned out.  I used lots of items from past parties that matched my pink + green color scheme to use as little decor pieces. Most of my designs I chose to display of course had to be either pink, green or gray, which wasn't a problem because I noticed I design a lot of PINK. :)
Helpful Links
"Party of 3" Vinyl: The House of Smiths
{I bought the white square frames from Ikea and used glitter paper from Hobby Lobby inside the frames}
"One Girly in the Yard" Print: Brightside Designs
{my hubby spray painted an old frame hot pink}
Green & Pink Ornate Frames {seen below framed logo}: Fanciful Frames
All Desks + Bookcases + Pink Chair: Ikea
White Vases w/ fake flowers: Ikea
Zebra Print Chair: Kirkland's
Pink Subway Art Wood Sign: Words to Live By Signs
Painted Wood Blocks: Bubble Wrapp'd
"You are my Sunshine..." Prints: Paper Llamas
{white bulky frames from Hobby Lobby}

P.S. Isn't it funny how you find out about and stumble across different vendors and shops? I found out about Brightside Designs from a blog post by The House of Smiths. I found out about Fanciful Frames by the blog post by Laura Winslow Photography with the free printable seen in the glass frame. I found out about the gal who makes the adorable painted wood blocks by a facebook status from Jen at Tatertots & Jello.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Prince Charming Birth Announcement

How fun that I got to design a birth announcement for a little guy born on leap day?! The mama suggested doing a frog theme and I loved the idea and went with it!  What do you think?

This announcement is not just for leap day babies - it can be for any little prince charming! You can purchase the digital file for only $15 in my etsy shop here. XO, m

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

My name is Michelle and I kinda stink at blogging! Haha. Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been so busy I just can't seem to find the time to share my latest designs, etc. Good problem to have I guess :) Be on the lookout for some fun new invites and announcements coming soon.

I can't believe Spring is finally here - actually, it's felt more like Summer these past few days! We've had 80 degree temps here in Chicago! I'll take it :) I was inspired to create a few Easter photo cards so I whipped up a couple last night! You can purchase the digital file in my etsy shop for ONLY $8. (Normally $15 but since Easter is on April 8th I thought it would be fun to make these super affordable.) SO perfect to either print the 5x7 file from home and mail to your family + friends or simply email them the file :) I promise they will enjoy it :)

 {above photo taken by Photos by Vitella}

I'll be working on a few more designs that I'll add to the shop this weekend! Feel free to share with your friends - sharing is caring ;) Happy Spring, all! XO, m