Monday, February 28, 2011

Hollywood Glamour

After a painfully boring and poorly hosted 83rd Oscars Academy Awards, we are left with a craving for all the glamour and entertainment Hollywood can offer. If you are hosting a party with a movie star flare, here are some invitation options available in the market.

Flapper Birthday Party Invitation

Black Chandelier Wedding Invitation

Movie Night Birthday Party Invitation

Movie Ticket Invitation

Retro Art Deco Invitation

Red Carpet Invitation

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wedding Season Ahead

Winter is almost over, which means wedding season is ready to take off! I'm working on several wedding sets that I will be adding to my Zazzle store in the following days. Here's the first design available with a fresh and summery look featuring daisies. The set includes wedding invitation, reception card, response card, menu and couple of choices for save the date (card and magnet). Also available is a matching postage stamp and return address label. I'm very excited to be working on these sets and I can't wait to add more. I'll keep you posted.








Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Life is a Circus

Here's a small group of circus theme invitations for birthday party, wedding or baby shower. Enjoy.

Circus Kids Birthday Party Invitation

Carnival Ticket Wedding Invitation

Circus Bar Mitzvah Invitation

Circus Baby Shower Invitation

Circus Birthday Invitation

Monday, February 21, 2011

Let's Go Somewhere and Judge People

It's Monday and a lot of us have a hard time getting back to work day rhythm, so I thought we could use a little humor to start on the right foot. These retro style magnets and mousepads from Bluntcard are sure to put a smile on your day. Bluntcard also offers postcards, t-shirts, calendars and mugs.

Coffee Keeps Me Busy Magnet

Mundane News Magnet

Booze Magnet

No Idea Magnet

Let's Judge People Mousepad

Being Fantastic Mousepad

Friday, February 18, 2011

I Heart Etsy - Lisa Jhoney

If you are on a diet, skip this post. You've been warned.
I run across the Lisa Jhoney store on Etsy with the cutest, yummiest felt food you can find. Are you in the mood for pie, cake, pop tarts? You can get it here.

 You know what they say, you need a good breakfast to have a productive day.

 As a cheese lover, I very much appreciate this set.

 These can make great party favors or decor.

 I think my son rather stick to the real ones, but these are great for pretend play.

 Is your mouth watering yet?

No grilling, no mess.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Steps to Create a Bridal Shower Invitation

I love creating invitations and I do most of them as vector graphic in Illustrator. If that sounds too technical, I briefly show here the steps I follow to create a bridal shower invitation.

 

To create a Sun Dress Bridal Shower Invitation, I first draw a dress on a mannequin. I always start using just a black line drawing to concentrate on the shape instead of color.


Once the dress outline is ready, I start drawing the flowers that will be in the dress fabric pattern, now I start visualizing color.


I duplicate the flowers and add an horizontal stripes pattern to the dress. This will make it look fresh and summery.


A few technical steps like clipping mask, will make the dress look exactly how I pictured.


Now it's time to add color to other details like the straps and waist band. I can't wait to add the background.


I go for a soft pink as background color and dark grey for the mannequin body. I also decide to add a polka dots pattern at the bottom of the card.


Now the card is complete for uploading. Once in Zazzle, where this card will be available, I'll add the wording to finish it.


After couple of tweaking in size and placement, I add the wording for the card, carefully choosing font style, size and color. The wording can be customized to fit the purchaser's need.

And there you have, that's how I create a Bridal Shower Invitation.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love

Share the love today. Give it to your significant other, your children, you parents, your siblings, your friends... Just Love.

Keep it Sweet Poster (by LittleMinchArt)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hearts Everywhere

Valentine's Day is merely three days away and it's only expected to find roses, chocolates and hearts all around us. Weather you embrace it or hate it, the truth is you can't get away from it's iconic symbols. So here it is, a mini collection of heart theme products to celebrate love.

Floral Heart Postage

Hearts Mug

Love Hearts Poster

XOXO Scrapbook Binder

Damask Hearts iPhone Case

Matchmaker Business Card

Hearts Bridal Shower Invitation


Love T-Shirt

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Birthday Party Invitations for Little Ones

I've been busy adding new Birthday Party Invitations to my Zazzle Store. I specially enjoy creating invitations, and the ones for kids are very enjoyable to work on. Here are just four recently added designs. Some of them come with matching favor stickers or postage stamps.

Bowling Birthday Party Invitation

Monster Bash Birthday Party Invitation

Princess Rapunzel Birthday Party Invitation
Mermaid Birthday Party Photo Invitation