Monday, September 26, 2011

Wedding Damask Collection for Look Love Send!

My New Wedding Damask Collection for Look Love Send!
My New Wedding Damask Collection for Look Love Send!
My New Wedding Damask Collection for Look Love Send!

Hey there!  I'm really excited to introduce my latest work for Look Love Send, the Wedding Damask Collection.  This one was a doozy, with 8 customizable coordinating pieces in 7 different color schemes for a total of 56 pieces total!  I think Damask is such a classic design that never goes out of style, especially for weddings.  I tried to spice it up a little bit with more of a bold color palette related to colors that I see trending in the bridal market.  Each piece is a little bit different and one of my favorites is the Save the Date I created to mimic a photobooth picture strip that's shown above.  I just love weddings and to be designing items for brides has been so much fun!

XO,
Genevieve

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Home Companion Comeback?!


(Image from ME's blog post, link is below)

Eeeek!  I was SO excited when I saw Mary Engelbreit's post today that they are thinking of bringing Home Companion back!!!  This was one of the greatest, most inspiring magazines ever and I was terribly sad when they stopped publications 3 years ago.  As a girl Mary was one of my biggest inspirations to be a professional artist and she is truly a pioneer in the field of art licensing.  Her work is incredible, and her magazine was no exception.  So now they are on the verge of returning the mag but need help with a "petition" of sorts.  If you loved Home Companion as much as I did and want to see it back in action then please post here on Mary's blog.  *Fingers crossed for you, Mary!*

XO,
Genevieve

Friday, September 23, 2011

Good Times

Good Times - Foster the People

Wednesday was a blast... Foster the People put on a great show, and it turns out these boys do good things too which makes me like 'em even more.

Hope y'all have a great weekend,
Genevieve

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Foster the People

Foster the People



SO excited for tonight!  I got Brian and I tickets to see Foster the People for his birthday.  Our friend Keri is coming with us too so it should be good times... Oh, and Reptar is opening for them, it should be a great show!

*Keeping my fingers crossed that is doesn't rain*

Genevieve

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New License with CoasterStone!

I'm super excited to announce my new licensing partnership with CoasterStone!  All of their products are excellent quality and made in the U.S. which I think is really great.  Not to mention being made here in the States cuts waaaay down on production time.  Most gift companies manufacture their products overseas which means from the time they decide on one of my designs to the time the item is available for purchase is at least one year.  I met with Emily from Coasterstone at Surtex in May and now the products are already available on their site!  Super cool.  Here is the artwork that they chose.  The butterflies were done in colored pencil, and the medallions are mixed media illustrations comprised of decorative wood pieces, tin, buttons, and paint.  Hope you like 'em :)

Natural Butterfly Coasters I Designed for CoasterStone

Medallion Coasters I Designed for CoasterStone

XO,
Genevieve

Monday, September 12, 2011

Girl Scout Locket Necklace

Girl Scout Locket
Just checked one thing off my list!  I added a triple chain to my pretty Girl Scout locket and I'm good to go!

Here's to a great week ahead...

XO,
Genevieve

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Projects on My List

First on my list, add a chain to this lovely vintage Girl Scout locket that I bought on Etsy.  It was a win-win splurge since not only are those my initials but I actually used to be a Scout as a kid!

My next project is this vintage dress I found on Etsy for pretty cheap.  All it needs is a good cleaning, hemming, and matching sailor hat so that I will have a super snazzy Halloween costume this year!


Another project I would love to tackle sometime soon are these amazing Mason Jar lights via Free People.  They look really easy to make and would look fab on the porch, especially as Summer is coming to a close and Fall is in the air...

Last but not least, I really, really, really need to do something with our wedding pictures.  Yep, the wedding pictures from 5 years ago.  The ones that are sitting in a plastic storage bin.  Part of me wants to stick with the original plan of making a really special scrapbook album, and the other part of me gets totally overwhelmed thinking about it and wants to just download the images off of the disc I have and make a Blurb book.  A scrapbook/album would be great but it will just take a lot of time, while a blurb book would be nice and easy but then I'd still feel bad about the unused pictures sitting in the bin.  I need to figure it out soon though because I need it completed by the first week of November.  Suggestions???

XO,
Genevieve

Friday, September 2, 2011