Thursday, December 1, 2011

Font Shopping

Buying fonts is one of the best parts of being a graphic designer. I can't wait to play with the beautiful and sweet Melany Lane font I purchased last week.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pretty Packaging

Such sweet Christmas gift packaging found on Etsy.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Spirit

If this doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, I don't know what will!
I'll hopefully be getting a real tree this weekend. 

Did you put your tree up yet?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Party Invitation

Every year my parents throw a Christmas party and I had the honors of designing their party invitations this year. The emphasis on typography and simple graphics make this invitation special. I can't wait to wrap up the leftovers from the party (my mom always goes overboard on the food)! 

(eek, please excuse the less-than-awesome photographs)

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away. If I were to host Thanksgiving dinner, I would send out cute invitations like the one I created this morning (see below).

 My family doesn't have many Thanksgiving traditions, but maybe Mike (husband) and I will start some this year. This Saturday, we will be having a turkey dinner at our neighbors' house and I'm really looking forward to it. Maybe this will be the new tradition! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Updated Wardrobe

Now that I'm not dressing up for work everyday my wardrobe needs some help. When I have client meetings and other stuff outside my home office, I need some casual but dressy fashion ideas. I found some great inspiration for cooler weather outfits on Pinterest.

no. 1: Kendie Everyday 2: Pinterest  / no. 3: Cupcakes and Cashmere / no. 4: The Day Book Blog / no. 5: Reason to Breathe Tumblr / no.6: Lucky Magazine

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

26.5 Years Old

November 15 is a fun day because it's my half birthday! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Cheer

I'm actually really excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Usually it just sneaks up on me and I'm still doing Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve day. But this year, I have a lot of fun things planned and here are some fun holiday crafts I'm looking forward to setting up.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm Gonna Party When This is Over

via Oh Joy

I'm really going to celebrate when this huge project is over.
I've been glued to my chair for the past five days. 

Oh and how cute are the new accessories from!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Busy Week

Sorry I've been MIA this week. I just got a big project with a short timeline on Tuesday and have been researching and planning ever since. 

It's rare that I'm ahead of the game on my personal work, so I'm proud to share that I currently have 29 Holiday photo card designs in my Etsy shop. It's my goal to have 35 by the first of November. In a world full of cheesy and expected Holiday cards, I'm excited to share photo cards that have bold graphics, fun typography and interesting colors. 

Here are a few of my favorite designs: 

The shop sells these cards as digital files for only $15.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Friday Links

Good morning and happy Friday. This week has flown by and I'm ready for time to slow down over the weekend. I'm inching closer to getting my new website for Oneleven Wedding launched - it's been a long time coming for sure. Hopefully I'll be able to set an intended timeline with my web designer/husband this weekend! 

Lucy wedding invitation from Oneleven Wedding Signature Line

... a few links for your weekend!

Zipper Detail

These Ash Scott boots are genius. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Glittery Mousepad

If I used a mousepad, this would be it. Nothing like a little glitter to fancy up the office. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Type Guide

Well designed and informative! 

Lush Bedroom Colors

Gray, burnt orange and off white - what a great color combination! Plus this plush headboard has great lines and makes quite a statement. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

iPad Must Travel

I'm tired of throwing my iPad in my purse and hoping it'll be protected enough. It's time to suck it up and pick a case. This is by far the coolest case I've seen yet on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Penguin Books Iphone Case

The internet makes it so easy to find cool things, and this iphone case is pretty awesome. Society 6 is a great place to find work from thousands of artists. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pink Ombre

Rusty Numbers

These cool house numbers from Object Creative are $21 each and come in a few different finishes, brushed stainless steel, mild steel (rusty) and powder coated steel. The Rusty style is pretty great! Which style is your favorite?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Earthy Color Palette

Beautiful earthy colors inspired by a bouquet of freesia and fern curl.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Friday Links

Good morning and happy Friday. This has been another busy week and I'm looking forward to the weekend. We're heading over to the apple festival on Saturday for some yummy apple treats, crafts and tractors! 

... a few links for your weekend!
  • Cats of the World print
  • Hang your fruit from the wall
  • Fun newish blog founded by Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi and Molly MCaleer.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Instagram Cookies

These graham crackers cookies inspired by instagram are so cute and creative! 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Watercolor Hues

Honey + Baking Soda

I tried an all natural face wash this morning made out of honey and baking soda I found on No More Dirty Looks' blog. I feel like such a crunchy hippy but when I read the ingredients on my typical facewash bottles, I get a little freaked out. So today is my first day of trying a mixture of raw honey and a little bit of baking soda to add some texture for exfoliating. 

Hopefully this turns out to be a good alternative to the store bought stuff! 

New Look for Pinterest

I'm digging the new layout for Pinterest.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What "About" You?

Earlier today I was working on my "about" page for my website for Oneleven Wedding and realized just how hard it is to put into words what I want my business to be about and who I am. This quote gave me some insight into what to write about. 

And did anyone remember that in the last season of Lost Jacob says to Ben "What about you"? Well, probably not, but it's something that is said around the Brady house quite a bit with tons of laughter following. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Perfect Black Pants and Other Fashion from Zara

Zara's September lookbook has some great pieces. I'm in love with these 
black skinny pants that you could wear with just about anything. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Glitter on the Floor

Happy Friday Links

Good morning and happy Friday. This has been another busy week and I have absolutely nothing planned for this weekend - which is awesome! 

... a few links for your weekend!
  • Awesome blog featuring lots of clean recipes
  • Design Sponge at Home Book I'm hoping to order soon
  • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe that is a must-try
  • Red Rain Boots I'd love to own

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The A-Z of Laura

This A-Z list is a little cheesy but a lot of fun. I've seen it on a few blogs, most recently Danielle's of Sometimes Sweet.

A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Switching over the laundry from the washer to the dryer - especially when it gets all tangled and twisted
D. Dogs: None, only two kitties
E. Essential start to your day: A hot cup of coffee and some time spent in the Bible
F. Favorite color: Mustard
G. Gold or silver: Most recently I've been into gold but a lot of my jewelry, like my wedding rings, are silver
H. Height: A tiny 5'2"
I. Instruments you play: I used to play the clarinet but I haven't touched it in more than 10 years
J. Job Title: Graphic designer and owner of Oneleven Creative
K. Kids: None yet
L. Live: Pennsylvania
M. Mother's name: Lee
N. Nicknames: Don't really have any
O. Overnight hospital stays: In 4th grade I had fluid in my hip and had to stay in the hospital and I also had shoulder surgery a few years ago from a softball injury
P. Pet peeves: Loud chewing
Q. Quote from a movie: Oh this is too hard and there's not much from movies that stick with me
R. Right or left handed: Right handed
S. Siblings: One older sister
U. Underwear: Too weird of a question to even answer
V. Vegetable you hate: Tomatoes
W. What makes you run late: When I can't find anything to wear and I'm throwing all of my clothes out of the closet and drawers to try to find something I like
X. X-rays you've had: Dental and shoulder
Y. Yummy food that you make: It's hard to pick one thing, but I've been baking lots of yummy banana bread lately.
Z. Zoo animal. I haven't been to the zoo in ages, but I really like animals that hang out in the water like penguins and otters.

That was easy and fun. Hope y'all had a fun Wednesday!

Natural History & Vintage Inspired Jewelry

I love finding interesting and handmade jewelry and The Vamoose has fabulous necklaces, rings and earrings. Kathryn Blackmore runs this one-woman operation in the United Kingdom and is inspired by natural history and vintage. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nice Bangles

Etsy never lets me down. Check out these gorgeous bangles with a gold tone brass leaf, deep hunter oval stone and apple green rectangle stone - and all for only $36.

Breakfast Snapshot

Love the styling in this photograph - what a beautiful breakfast.