Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Moving Sale

Oh man. The time has come. Packing, cleaning, sorting and all that comes with moving. We're selling off some of our furniture and it needs to go ASAP.
Bookshelf $10

TV Stand $20
This is a nice stand that we got from target. It has shelves on the side and a middle consol with removable shelf.

Modern Black Chair $10

Antiqued Chair $5

2 Barstools $15 for set
(We bought both of them full price at $35 so this is a great deal!)

Tiered Shelf Computer Desk $25
Red Swivel Desk Chair $5 SOLD

If you are interested in any items, let me know!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Am I too late?

To post about Halloween that is. I've gone through phases when it comes to Halloween. I loved it as a kid, was too cool for it in my teens and now I'm all for it in my 20's. Chris and I have fun dressing up and I'm so grateful he's a good sport about it. Most of the time, the costumes are his idea :) This year we were all over Captain America and his British girl Peggy. I hope you had as much fun at Halloween parties as we did.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Letterpress Notebook

I love my job. I get to design and play with paper all day long.  I work at a letterpress studio which fills my need for design and working with my hands. It honestly is the best of both worlds. I also have a fabulous boss that is full of great wisdom. I'd say she is the Yoda of letterpress. At least to me she is. That is why I decided to make this handy little notebook. I was always finding myself saying "Oh this is such good information! Let me find a piece of paper to write this down." Then I'd feel like a fool as I look around and realize that I'm in a room FULL of paper. I was coming home with lots of little papers simply bound to get lost in my one bedroom apartment. It's not big but somehow I manage to misplace things!

I wanted the design of the book to reflect the company and I think I hit the mark... but you tell me. Yay? Nay? Anyways, it's the content inside that counts. I just hope I can retain all the information I've been blessed to learn and that I will become a more knowledgeable designer for it.

Friday, October 14, 2011


My talented friend Emily and owner of DesignFancy just recently opened an invitation shop! I'm loving her amazing color pallets and unique designs. Go on over to her site and tell her what you think. I know how it feels to make a website. It's hard work and positive feedback is the best! Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY Rustic Doily Invitations

Do you ever have ideas in your mind that just won't go away unless you do something about it. I had one of those... for about 2 months. It was a tea party. Why didn't you do it sooner you ask? Well I was waiting for one of my friends to get back from her mission and all my other friends were gone for summer break. Tea parties are the best when you are surrounded with good friends and yummy treats. We had both of those.
I was trying to go for a rustic tea party theme with blush creams and browns. I knew exactly how I wanted to make the invitations: chipboard and doilies! Perfect right?! Oh and I can't forget the rounded corners! I'm a little obsessed with rounding corners since I got my crop-o-dile (cleaver name hu!). I get a little geeked out over paper. I guess it's good I'm a graphic designer and get to play with paper all day at my job. 
Here's a peak at the invitations. My 4th grade teacher would be so proud that I still remember how to write in cursive... well sort of. I had forgotten some letters. But I'm all caught up now. I wanted them to be hand written to enhance the rustic personal touch I was going for.

You can make your own rustic invitations with the following supplies:
- chipboard
- 6'' paper doilies
- scissors
- glue stick
- readable penmanship
The assembly is pretty self explanatory. Simply cut your chipboard to size 4x6 and align where you want the doily to be. Glue down the doily making sure that you don't let the glue ooze out the cracks. Wait for it to dry and then write your message. Wah La! You have yourself an invitation. Best of luck!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Mile High City

Well folks, we are turning a new leaf here in the Gilmore home. Chris has begun his last semester of school and once those few months fly by (as we all know they do) we'll be moving to Denver! The mile high city! Chris got a fabulous internship at an advertising agency called Voltage. I think he'll be a great fit there and I couldn't be more excited for him. Even though I've never been there, I have a feeling we are going to like it there very much. We are so excited for the new adventures, new people and new restaurants to try.

However, now comes the much dreaded job search on my part. Of course we can't forget the apartment hunting and moving vans. Can I say how expensive moving is?! Now I know why people sell their belongings and simply start fresh. I must say that I am absolutely loving all the wood floors and exposed brick that Denver's housing market has to offer. Yummy! I've already begun pre-decorating in my mind. I get a little ahead of myself sometimes. It's what I do best I guess.

Since I've never been to Denver, if any of you have suggestions on great areas to live, yummy restaurants to try or places to work, shout em out! I'd love to get your suggestions. You're the best!
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Graduation Announcement, Announcement, Ano-ounnce-ment!

Yes. I did sing that in case you were wondering. It's the beginning to a camp song we used to sing at a little place I like to call girls camp. Can I get an amen on that one? Amen.

This lovely announcement is an exciting one because it marks the milestone of hard work and accomplishment. I'm sure as I'm saying these words, she's working hard right now preparing for finals. Yes, I'm sure you already guessed it... it's a graduation announcement! My lovely friend Taylor that you met previously is graduating next week with her degree in social work. I have no doubt that Taylor will save the world one person at a time. If she were running for president I would vote for her. Not only because she is so smart and charming (not to mention a great public speaker) but I know she would some how manage to make Harry Potter and Water World some sort of national holiday. I'm down with that.

Here are three variations of graduation announcements that yours truly photographed and designed :) Enjoy!

P.S. If any you lovelies are in need of any design work... please feel free to contact yours truely.