Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Year

I cannot believe that it's already been a year. I'm beyond words. The year has been filled with so many memories - from our rainy honeymoon & carbon monoxide problem, to the candle-lit dinner my husband surprised me with just a few days ago. I can only hope the rest of our lives are filled with as much love, joy, laughter and learning as the past year has been. Happy Anniversary, my love!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thanks A Million! Minted Submissions

As I mentioned in my last post, Minted has been having back-to-back challenges to keep us designers super busy. One of the challenges was the "Thanks A Million!" thank you card challenge. Thank you cards have always been one of my favorite things to design, and they were actually some of the very first items I had for sale in my Etsy shop.

It was a lot of fun creating these designs - I tried some new techniques and really pushed myself out of my comfort zone by using new fonts, textures, hand drawn elements and different type layouts. At the end of the day, I love the designs I submitted and am proud that it's such an obvious sign of growth for me as a designer.

Voting is still open for the Thanks A Million challenge, so please head on over and tell Minted what to sell! 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Smoldering Business Cards - Now for Sale on Minted!

My "Smoldering" business cards are now for sale at Minted. Head on over and check them out!

"Smoldering" comes in three different color options and has a variety of options for the backer. they are the perfect new business cards for the upcoming hot summer!

Recent Design Work - Oh, Hello!

Oh boy! It's been over a month since my last blog post - I'm contemplating reintroducing myself! Just kidding, hopefully you remember who I am ;)

If you've been following my blog for a long time, you might have noticed a trend where I really seem to back off blogging during the months of December and May - if you're wondering why, it's because that's the end of the school semester (don't forget, I go to grad school at night!) Towards the end of the semester my evenings are filled with school projects, papers, finals and registering for the next semester. Not much time for blogging.

But, just because I haven't been blogging doesn't mean my business has been idle. Believe Notes has been  launching new items, submitting to Minted challenges, and working on some wedding invitations to add to the shop. I have also been looking into new business adventures, and cannot wait to share some of the fun things that will be happening in the future.

Oh, and I've been buying fonts. Because, as I've said before, some girls buy shoes when they're stressed - but this girl buys fonts. Although, this past month has been a month of shoes and fonts - I guess that means I've been uber stressed??

Minted has been having challenge after challenge after challenge. It's been hard enough keeping up with that, let alone everything else going on! One recent challenge that I'm waiting to hear back about winners is the Cheers! Wedding Party Invitation Challenge. The designers were asked to come up with designs for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. Minted often has "special categories" for their challenges where they ask designers to design for a specific theme, and one of the special categories was for a tasteful lingerie shower. I always try to have a few submissions that cater to the special categories. So, without further explanation, here are the designs I submitted for the Cheers! challenge:

Hope you head on over to Minted and vote on the recent challenges! Your vote always counts, so head on over and tell Minted what to sell!
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