Hand written grad card

As a graphic designer it’s so easy for me to just hop on the computer open one of my trusty adobe programs and start designer and then hit print and walla done! But today is special my niece graduates from 8th grade and is heading to high school. I wanted to do something different for her, put more effort in give it a more personal touch…so I broke out my sketch pad and pencils and this is what I ended up with:

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Started here:

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And after sketching it out I went over it with good ole sharpie:

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I trimmed it down and dry mounted it on foam board, found (from a ridiculous selection I have stashed) a great paper and mounted it in the center folded, and fastened with a button and some twine. I love the finished result! Hope it expresses to my niece how proud I am of her.

Close to my heart

I recently was able to design my own baby shower invite for one of my showers, cause “gasp” I couldn’t just let my sister send out a generic e-vite 🙂 Before baby, there were furkids, 2 for me, 1 for my boyfriend. . . needless to say my son has 3 best friends eagerly waiting for his arrival. So I tried to depict the relationship that I see happening in my invite. . . I also am going to print just the illustration for the nursery. Nothing says love, like a boy and his dogs. . . .baby_boy_invite