Hello, friends! Designing this collection was especially meaningful because I was able to design using artwork created by my mentor and friend, Lisa Rogers. These cards feature tulle, lots of dimension, and a font designed by my friend Lila Symons! Collaborating with other talented ladies is definitely one of the best parts of my job. You can find these cards at Hallmark Gold Crown stores right now!
Last year I worked on the Fem Team at Hallmark where our biggest project of the year was creating Mother's Day cards! I'm excited to finally be able to begin sharing some of my favorite cards i worked on, and today I'm starting with a photo look. Hallmark has an amazing photo studio, and they created these beautiful florals I was able to use in my designs. These cards also featured my lettering. Over the next few weeks I will continue to share some of the Mother's Day cards I worked on — I hope this inspires you to find the perfect card for the moms in your life!
As promised, here is part two to share a few of my favorite cards I worked on earlier in my career at Hallmark. (Take a peek at my first post here!) As a designer or artist I always think it is important to look back and be proud of how far you have come, and of older work. Some of these cards were my first projects collaborating with more seasoned designers, and others some of the very first as a designer myself. I hope that many of these cards helped people celebrate those they love!
Spring cleaning is upon us, and while I love getting my living spaces in order this time of year, I'm also updating my portfolio. I did have a section of lettering-focused cards in my Portfolio section of the site but I'm making room for newer projects. So today I'm sharing a few of my favorite cards that I still want documented on the blog. Most of these are cards I worked on in my first few years at Hallmark, some as a lettering artist and some as a designer. I'm really grateful for both roles I have had at my job — there is so much to learn at a company as big as Hallmark. Look out for part two of my favorites soon!
Today I'm stopping in to share a "Thank You" card I recently designed for Hallmark, and to say thanks so all my family and friends who made my birthday yesterday so wonderful. I know 26 is going to be an exciting year – I already have so many big things planned. Happy Monday, everyone! (Also this card is even better in person, it has multiple layers of foil and screenprint with some added sparkle, too.)
Happy Heart Day, everyone! While I won't actually get to celebrate until tomorrow, I wanted to pop in and wish you all a day filled with lots of love. AND to share this lovely Hallmark Vida card designed by Brittany Bange. She used Fieldsmith, the font Lila and I collaborated on, which I shared here. It's so exciting to see it used and out in the real world! I can't wait to see which Valentine's Day card Dale has waiting for me...
Happy Wednesday! Last year around this time I had the chance to work on "Good Times" cards for Hallmark. This look features marble background patterns and I loved seeing them printed in shimmery gold bronze in the real life samples. I can't wait to send these to family and friends!
It's hard to believe 2017 is almost over! This time of year always flies by with the holidays, but I still can't believe that tomorrow is December 1st. This month was full of celebration — I went to two weddings, spent a weekend with close friends visiting us in St. Louis, and we made it through our elaborate Thanksgiving festivities. I also led a fun workshop, designed an entire calendar, and created some lettering I'm really proud of (and will someday get to share!). AND Dale and I got some new photos taken (thanks, Bethany!) which I will be sharing here very soon! Around the web this month I loved seeing Cassandra's Flora & Henri feature. Interior, both home and retail, spaces have really caught my eye lately. Here are a few other favorites:
- Two of my favorite One Room Challenge reveals: The House That Lars Built and Sugar & Cloth
- I would love to try Shibori!
- This DIY has had me pondering which of my sweaters could use a few pom-poms...
- We did not cook very much this month, but once we have a free night at home I would love to try out this pasta recipe
- And a few more interior spaces
- Join Hallmark's Christmas Card Challenge!
- Some of my lettering featured on a Walmart Photo Card!