Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.

Recently I participated in a piñata-making workshop at Hallmark for one of #My5Days! I choose to make a cactus piñata and you can head over to Think.Make.Share. for all the tips and tricks Em shared during the workshop. I may have underestimated the time commitment of creating my three-foot cactus, but I am obsessed with the end result! I hope you feel inspired to make a piñata of your own. Happy crafting!

Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.
Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.
Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.
Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.

Apartment Views

Dale and I have now been in our apartment in St. Louis for three years and I have always wanted to take some time to document it before we move! While we still have one more year here, I went ahead and took some photos so that I will be able to look back on our first home.  We are lucky to be on the corner of our building so we get lots of light, and I also love our black and white checkered floor in the kitchen. Enjoy!

Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views
Letters Are Lovely | Apartment Views

Portfolio Updates

I think all designers know the constant effort required to keep your portfolio updated! I just took some time to share a few of my favorite lettering-focused pieces and product that I have created for Hallmark over the past few years. I interned in Hallmark's Lettering Studio right after graduation and then worked on that team for a year before moving to a Greetings team. Many of these pieces are collaborations with designers and illustrators, one of my favorite ways to work. Hop on over to my portfolio section to see more!

Letters Are Lovely | Portfolio Updates: Lettering for Hallmark
Letters Are Lovely | Portfolio Updates: Lettering for Hallmark
Letters Are Lovely | Portfolio Updates: Lettering for Hallmark
Letters Are Lovely | Portfolio Updates: Lettering for Hallmark
Letters Are Lovely | Portfolio Updates: Lettering for Hallmark

June Around The Web

Summer has officially arrived, and I can't believe June is already coming to a close! This month Dale and I spent time celebrating our friends' birthdays in Lawrence, I visited my cousin Liesel in Richmond, we celebrated Megan and Matt's wedding in Kansas City, and spent a weekend at home in St. Louis. Dale and I visited the Johnson Shut-Ins and had a lovely dinner at Scarlett's Wine Bar for our two year wedding anniversary! While not overly relaxing, this month was filled with time spent with our dearest friends and family and we still have more celebrations to look forward to this summer. This was also a busy month at work filled with special projects and work on cards I can't wait to share when they finally reach stores! 

With the warm weather I have also been wanting to try making homemade popsicles, and the web did not disappoint with two (very different) recipes that both look delicious! The first is the Pitaya Popsicle from Glitter Guide, and the second is a frosé popsicle from Camille Styles. Here are some other finds this June:

Now go enjoy those long summer days!


Fourth of July Inspiration

Almost every year my family spends The Fourth at our lake house enjoying homemade ice cream, good food, and fireworks! This year we are lucky enough to be carrying on the tradition (I missed out last year because I was in Italy with Sophie), and I can't wait! In anticipation I gathered some of my favorite Fourth of July inspiration. (I couldn't help but include two ideas from Think.Make.Share. and The House that Lars Made, I couldn't choose just one!) I hope you find a little inspiration for your celebration this year. Enjoy!

Letters Are Lovely | Fourth of July Inspiration

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