27 October 2009

birth announcement

Being poor when you're an artist is not always a bad thing when it comes to gift giving. You can always create things for friends and family. In this case, my good friend Mindy was having her first baby and I thought it would be special if I created a custom birth announcement for her to hang in her nursery. I wanted all the words to be hand lettered in different styles. I used a bird and twig on the announcement because it will compliment her bedding. It was so fun, hand lettering is one of my favorite things to do! Here is the finished product!

24 October 2009

we got our picture taken

Kelly's best friend Micah came over last weekend and took some pictures for our Christmas card this year. I plan on drawing a border around one of the photographs to give it a Christmas feel.
Mint&honey is going to be busy this holiday season; I already have requests for custom illustrated Christmas cards, business cards, birthday and Christmas parties, and a couple of wedding showers. I better get to work! The deadline for accepting requests for custom illustrated Christmas cards is November 16th. The cost is $40 and that is without the cost for printing.

Have a good weekend!

21 October 2009

pumpkin carving party

I love creating invitations for special parties. As much as I love pumpkins, you know I highly enjoyed creating this one. I was inspired by all the mums and pumpkins the grocery store have out this time of year. The purple mums were the perfect color combo for the bright orange pumpkins piled high in the bins!

14 October 2009


I am refusing to put any pictures up of the interior of my house until everything is fully or almost fully decorated, I won't try to estimate when that will be either. Because it has been proven already that getting everything the way you want it is going to be a longer process than you imagine. But, I will share some of the things I've been purchasing with our lovely tax rebate we received from becoming first time homeowners. All going in different rooms, just having purchased these things make me feel productive and that things are coming along.

Rug: West Elm
Sofa: Pier 1
Rocker: Overstock.com
Wallpaper: Cole & Son

07 October 2009

Open House // Etsy

mint&honey has been asked to participate in an Open House. An interior designer in town is opening up her house to give her clients an update on what services she has available to them. Since I was already designing the invitation for the event, she thought it would be a great idea if I could sell some of my papergoods there as well. Since I was in the process of opening my Etsy shop I thought it would be a good opportunity to put myself out there a little more. I am going to have thank you cards, note cards and hopefully some Christmas cards available there. I'm really excited about it and will post pictures soon after.
In other news, mint&honey's etsy shop is finally open but only has the bare basics right now. I'm in the process of adding more items to it. But you should add me to your favorites and check back later this month!
I hope you have been enjoying the Fall! I've been making almost every dessert under the sun that could possibly have pumpkin in it! Scones, cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, bread and for my sister's birthday a pumpkin cheesecake.

Have a great week!