Sunday, April 29, 2012

Color Love: Melon + Mint

As I was organizing my studio this weekend, I discovered some magazine tears I stashed away - and was looking everywhere for! I had just died when I saw this gorgeous photo shoot from O Magazine's March 2012 issue with Jaime King! The focus on '20s styling along with the yummy use of melon with mint (and/or chartreuse) is to die for! And I love the parasols...reminds me of how pretty they turned out in my Glam Garden photo shoot.

Along with melon and mint, add a bit of lilac and rust for a spicy, feminine look!

 One of the few times I love black mixed in. These shoes are pretty fab too!


Just thought I'd send some yummy color inspiration your way! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Featured on Print & Pattern Blog and the Surtex Marketplace

Huge thanks to Bowie Style from the fabulous Print and Pattern Blog for posting about me, my work, and my upcoming Surtex attendance!

I'm SO excited to attend this year, and have been working away like crazy to prepare. As a reminder, I'll be in booth #325!

Speaking of Surtex, you can now see a snippet of one of my new collections, "Tea House' on the Surtex Marketplace of rotating you need to wait a while for it to pop up.

I'm also working on some fresh, new things for all of you that I plan to introduce in the fall. Crazy, exciting things are happening and I can't wait to share with you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Commissioned Project: Baby's First™ Dolls

In addition to my licensing business, I also take on commission work from companies and projects that I feel I would be a good fit for or a product category I'm passionate about. For the past few years I've had the pleasure of being commissioned by the Goldberger Toy company to revamp their line of Baby's First™ dolls, including a new logo, patterns for their new packaging and exclusive patterns for their doll's clothing! It's been a such fun project and I've been able to put my textile production skills to good use!

With this new product launch, we created a retro, design-focused line that will appeal to parents, grandparents, caregivers, and, of course, baby. Their new Baby's First™ website has recently launched. Look for the dolls in your local Target, Toys R Us, and the like to support a wonderful company while bringing cuddly goodness to your little one(s)!

 {A sampling of a few of the many new dolls from Baby's First™!

More about Goldberger: The Goldberger Company was founded in 1916 and is one of the oldest doll companies in America. For nearly 100 years, this family owned business has been making soft, snugly baby dolls and playthings for the youngest children, becoming the expert in creating baby dolls for children ages 0-3. By listening to its customers and responding to their needs and concerns, The Goldberger Co. continues to create dolls and accessories that are safe, well made, creative, and well-priced. Goldberger dolls are designed to delight children and those who shop for them.

What I love about these dolls is how each of them has a concept behind them and I especially love the fresh and modern colors that make them stand out from a sea of baby pink and baby blue!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Licensed Products! Cake Decor!


A few weeks ago I received samples of my licensed products with Lucks, who provides the baking industry with quality products and services that enhance the decorator's creativity. These Edible Image® Designer Prints™ decorations, come in a variety of cake decor options such as cake sheets and top of cake designs. I thought I'd share some of the gorgeous photo's with you of a handful of my licensed designs with Lucks {more to come!}. Unfortunately these cake sheets are only sold wholesale to bakeries and such, and are not available to the public. 

After I opened everything, I immediately contacted my good friend Laura Parke // A Girl Who Makes to see if she and her photographer husband Eric Linebarger would be up for doing a photo shoot for me. And to my super-duper happiness, they were excited and up for it! {thanks guys!!}

Laura did the awesome job of decorating the fabulous cakes you see in the photo's and applying the edible cake decor to them, and her awesome husband Eric Linebarger did the awesome photography. Don't you agree?

I met Laura when I worked at Hallmark Cards, and we became immediate and great friends. I truly heart this girl. I am very familiar with her mad decorating skills from the cute cupcakes she would bring to work and the stories she shared about her cake decorating classes from the night before.

Her awesome blog, Laura Park // A Girl Who Makes is one I highly recommend you check out and follow! She's such a crafty girl with a ton of awesome ideas, and this blog is her outlet for sharing lots of unique craft project ideas and how-to's! She also contributes to Design for Mankind where she shares (even more) DIY ideas! She truly amazes me with her reservoir of ideas and the passion she has behind them.

Thanks Laura and Eric for sharing your mad skills with me!!


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