So I've retired my Birkenstocks for the season. And, I've been reaching to the back of my closet for the sweaters. Yeah, that means autumn is upon us. I'm almost thankful for the cooler temperatures because no warm sunshine outside means a cozy work space with little distraction or desire to go frolic outside. I'm hoping to finally get caught up with work as my mind is always spinning with personal projects and crafts that I would like to eventually get to. So, are you ready for sweater weather?
Keep your computer looking cozy, and download the "Sweater Weather" desktop wallpaper by clicking right here. :)
If you are married, you likely have heard of the traditional anniversary gift themes to go by, by year. First is paper, second is cotton, third is leather, and we all hope to get to those 50 "golden" years.
Aaron and Deidra celebrated their first wedding anniversary this month. Aaron wanted to surprise Deidra with a beautiful "paper" gift of custom stationery. We were so happy to help out! Going straight to the sketchbook, we created a hand lettered "D" pattern, and an illustrated colourful triangle pattern for her personalized letterhead and fun postcards. Deidra likes lots of colour and funky looking things, she also likes to write letters so, I'd say she's set! Good idea Aaron, and congrats on your first year of marriage!
Jenn and Geoff are getting married! Its true, and its exciting. They are a couple who love the outdoors, and love to see the world. Their travels have introduced them to many friends who are coming from long and far to celebrate their Vancouver wedding with them. We created a postcard style save-the-date, complete with a world map outlining the many countries their guests will be travelling from. Pretty spiffy.
Happy wedding planning Jenn & Geoff!
If you're a cat person, you'll likely be familiar with the Russian Blue breed. Russian Blue cats are short-haired, and blue-gray in colour. What usually sets them apart from some similar breeds are their green eyes. Yes... I've been learning about cats.
Nadine Velten breeds these fuzzy felines, and loves it. She wanted to bring some extra professionalism to her breeding business by branding Dymka Blue Cattery, and we did just that. The icon is more than a little cat staring off into the distance with its back to you, it is also a "D" and a "B" for Dymka Blue. Pretty sneaky, but we're really happy with the results. All the best with your kittens Nadine!
From the Sketchbook
The Servants Anonymous Society (SAS) is a great organization that offers hope, help and a home to women who have been sexually exploited. Next month they are having a large fashion show fundraiser to raise awareness, and funds for these women. Below is the poster we designed for the event. You can learn more about SAS at www.sasurrey.ca. If you would like to purchase a ticket for the event, please email email@example.com. Hope to see you there.
I'm a bit nutty for coffee, Tylor is even more of a nut. We love good beans, and a good brew. The west coast coffee culture is amazing. One of the (many) reasons we love Vancouver. Today we visited a Forty Ninth Parallel cafe – the Main St. location, yes the one paired with Lucky's Donuts... It was so good. We got a double dose, and later had a cup at Revolver too. Always a win.
Coffee is especially essential for the work day. My brain doesn't really start until I've had my morning coffee. How about you? What is your favourite brew method? Where are your favourite spots to sip?
Download this perky desktop wallpaper for this week, by clicking here. Have a great weekend!
A huge welcome to Let Them Eat Cakes! A wonderful dessert stand rental service, specially suited for weddings and special events, serving the greater Vancouver area. I have loved working with Sarah and Annette – a mother, daughter duo, to help bring their new business to life. I guess you could say, its a pretty sweet idea. If you are planning a wedding, be sure to work with these ladies for an exquisite looking dessert table!
With its hand-lettered charm, the Let Them Eat Cakes text stands tall, representing a three layer cake. The text rests on a cake stand much like you will find in the Let Them Eat Cakes collection.
The Website (eatcakes.ca)
Clean, simple and easy to navigate, the Let Them Eat Cakes website is full of everything you need to know about dessert stand rentals. Beautiful photographs by The Nickersons contrast the minimalist layout and bring the site to life. Be sure to read the Let Them Eat Cakes news by following their blog!
We created a custom illustrated pattern with all things "sweet" in mind. Perfect for use in print, and on the web, like their twitter page background.
Happily married to a handsome fellow named Tylor, she is a graphic designer, paper lover, hobby crafter, culinary adventurer and an all-round creative enthusiast.