Friday, March 28, 2014

Pretzel Treat Favors & Baby Shower Games

Before I get too wrapped up in preparing for a second baby shower for my brother and his girlfriend (they are having twin girls), I wanted to share some detail photos of the favors and games I designed for the rainbow unicorn theme shower I hosted for them a few weeks ago.
For favors, my mom and I made pretzel treats! They were super easy and fun to make. Plus I love the sweet and salty combination. 
Pretzel Treats:
• Pretzel sticks
• White chocolate chips
• Sprinkles

Simply melt the white chocolate using a double broiler. Dip the pretzel stick in. I used a spatula to help evenly coat the pretzel. Give it a good shake to allow extra chocolate to drip off. Next, dust your choice of sprinkles over the chocolate coated pretzel until evenly covered. It's best to do this over a pan or plate to catch falling sprinkles. Place pretzel treat on a pan lined with parchment paper to harden and dry.

Allow to dry completely. You can pop it into the refrigerator to speed up the process. The chocolate needs to be completely hardened before packaging. Stored in an air tight container, these treats will stay fresh for up to one week.

I also had a lot of fun designing the games and other details for the party including diaper raffle tickets, baby scramble & twin trivia game sheets, thank you cards, and more...
The party was a great success! We made food and punch and everyone had fun playing games, watching Rachelle open gifts, and eating cake.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mellow Jello

I wanted to share my most recent project created for Lilla Rogers' Assignment Bootcamp course! The theme for March was Jello and we had to design a pattern for bolt fabric. The jello theme was definitely a challenge for me. I've been busy with like 5 other ongoing projects this month and it was hard to make myself sit down and focus on jello! haha

Well the week before the assignment was due, I finally sat down and got to work. Here is my final piece. I created a main pattern plus 2 coordinate patterns as well. I ended up having a lot of fun making these and love how they turned out.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Twin Baby Shower Invitations

My younger brother Dan and his girlfriend are pregnant with twin girls! And this very-excited-auntie (that's me) has been having a blast designing baby shower invitations. This is the first of two sets of invitations I've been working on (because when you have two babies, you need two showers!).

For this shower I chose a unicorn theme with the saying "Two Girls, Twice The Magic." I designed an invitation, diaper raffle card, matching favor tag and thank you card.

I have lots more things in the works I'll be sharing with you soon including custom shower games, favors, and decorations.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Birthday Cards!

Have A Magical Birthday
I just finished three new birthday cards! They were so much fun to create and they are now available for purchase in my Etsy shop!
Snappy Birthday To You

Birthday Wishes
Here is a little 'behind the scenes' snapshot of my process of creating the Birthday Wishes card. I always start out sketching and developing a good line drawing. Then I get out my watercolors and have fun painting different elements. Finally I scan it all into the computer and finish it up in Photoshop.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Going Cuckoo!

You may be quite familiar with me posting about Lilla Rogers' ecourses by now. Last year I took both her classes, Make Art That Sells (A & B). When she announced that she was going to offer another course, Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp, I quickly signed up. The format is similar to her other classes, but the difference being we get one assignment per month (instead of one per week) and none of the other instruction she provided in her other classes. Assignment Bootcamp is basically an opportunity to continue to make new art for my portfolio, practice working within a professional creative brief, and connecting with other artists around the world.

Our first assignment was to draw cuckoo clocks and then take that art to create a iPhone case design. Here are my initial sketches...
My Final Design:

I haven't had a chance to upload this to my Society6 shop yet, but I hope to soon! I'll let you know when this design will be available for purchase :)
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