Sunday, March 22, 2009

{hooray for} new designs!

I'm so excited to finally be able to unveil my newest products! Here are just a few of the 40+ new items I've been working on:

8x10 prints:
Birth Announcements:
Calling Cards:
And of course I created plenty of flat and folded note cards in all of these designs as well.

The fun part was creating the new products... the hard part was creating all of the digital images for my website and uploading everything. (The thought of photographing all of these new items overwhelmed me too greatly, so I decided that would have to wait!)

My whole "work-family balance" has gone out the window recently as I've been working like a madwoman to get everything posted on my website. I still need to create notepads, postcards, stickers and a few other items using these new designs; I'll start working on those this week.

Of course I'll still offer all of my original silhouette products, but I just love these new designs and am planning to have my website redesigned like my new blog banner. I hope to be able to post sometime later this week when that's been completed.

Friday, March 13, 2009

variety packs

I can't believe I didn't do this sooner! Whenever I give someone a gift of Sarah & Abraham stationery I always put together an assortment of styles and colors. After having this on my to-do list for several months, I finally made this option available on my website... a girl variety pack, a boy variety pack, and a grown-up variety pack.

For the kid ones, you pick the style (flat and/or folded), the silhouette(s), and the color(s). For the grown-up ones you can mix and match flat cards with a name, a couple's names, an initial, or a monogram, and select whichever colors you like.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Horton Hears a Who party pics

Wow! Heather posted some pictures on her blog from her daughter's Horton party that I mentioned a few days ago.
The menu included fresh strawberries, elephant-shaped quesadillas (!), 'clover' cake, and Who punch.
I've got to learn how to make these gorgeous paper flower balls for my daughter's next birthday party (luckily I've got 10 months to figure it out!)

UPDATE: Here's a link to directions for making the paper flower balls... thank you Heather!

Friday, March 6, 2009

ooh la la!

Another one of my super creative customers recently asked me to create some invitations and party favor stickers for her 2-year-old granddaughter's pink-poodle-themed birthday party. I'm so thrilled she shared some pictures with me from the party! The stuffed animal above was a party favor along with these take home cookies...
and these dog bone cookies from the "Where's your bone?" game they played at the party.
Poodle ears for the guests to wear:
And a gorgeous cake:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

so clever!

How cute (and clever!) is this invitation to a Horton Hears a Who-themed birthday party?! One of my favorite customers, Heather (supermom-crafty-chic-and-party-planner-extraordinaire), asked me to create some invitations with an elephant trunk so she could add a green pipe cleaner and a pink pom pom. I absolutely love how they turned out, and it was so nice of her to send me a picture!

She has previously used my favor stickers for a bug-themed birthday party...
and a beautiful baby shower:
I just love seeing pictures of my products "in action"!