Flowers on Paper.


Tis' the season for...

... babies! I'm so pleased to honor another birth with these announcements for baby Mila. Since the timing was right Chris & Amy wanted to combine their news with a little holiday cheer. As usual, for birth announcements, I like to start with the photo and Amy knew she wanted olive green and pink as well as Lilly of the Valley incorporated somehow. The fact that these were custom designed and printed within the first month of adorable little Mila's life is very telling of how great Amy was to work with! Photo by Bella Baby Photography





Margo Penelope

My adorable neice Margo is anxiously awaiting her baptism this month... well maybe she has no idea what is coming, but we are all excited for her! My sister-in-law Rania wanted to celebrate Margo with the brightest and pinkest of pinks, but also wanted something appropriately Autumn-ish. I guess you could say I was insprired by water in creating this illustration and it fits as Margo is about to take the plunge. The invite is printed in 5(!) runs on super 220# Lettra. I used the thicker stock so the top kraft piece would tie nicely around the invite without tearing the edges. The kraft peice features a Mandinatha (traditional Cretan couplet) about Margo's upcoming event and Godparents and discretely hides hotel info for out of town guests on the reverse. I found the bright pink twine at The Twinery who has bakers twine in a whole lot of amazing colors. 



Baby Julian

This summer we welcomed another baby boy to the block, born to the awesome Foley family. I had a lot of fun designing for Carley & Casey because they knew a few specific elements they wanted to incorporate, but then let me have at it in developing this birth announcement for their first born babe. Carley has created a beautiful nursery for baby Julian in gray and yellow, so his current 'team colors' have influenced the announcement as well. They also have a fondness for elephants, so I drew this illustration to celebrate their adorable new family. I used a detail from a photo of an elephant to create the skin texture and it came out perfect on the press. The announcement is printed in two runs on 110# Lettra and delivered in a gray envelope. Photographer Brooke F. Scott took the adorable photo of Julian as a sleepy newborn, but now he's all grown up and wide awake cheering on the Red Sox with Daddy!