Jul 28, 2011

Adoption Match Letter

I just finished one of the coolest projects I've had the privilege of working on!  Some friends of mine are looking to adopt a child into their family, and part of that process is creating what's called a match letter.  (This is the book that birth families look through to pick out an adoptive family for their child).  This is what I was able to design for them.  It was a lot of fun, getting to see family photos, see what they wrote about each other and I loved getting to be just a small part of their adoption process!  Below are the pages in the letter, and here is their blog where they talk about all their experiences and also have ways for you to help...you should check it out.  Enjoy! (Also to you visiting my blog from Alisha & Ben's, welcome and thanks for visiting!!). 

Jul 19, 2011

This summer I'm into...

all of these things.  No rhyme or reason, this season I'm into these things.  Enjoy!
Planters from Pottery Barn, I'd love to cover my porch with these! 

These knitted poufs have long been on my list of things 'to buy', though my hangup is I'm not sure where to put it in the house! 

This was one of my favorite wedding gifts, so personal and I love it!  I recently decided that it was ok to actually use instead of just admire, so if you come over, you'll probably see it holding some cheese to be eaten. 

Scrabble tiles!  As necklace items, as inspiration for decor, who knows what possibilities they hold! 
Copper lanterns from Pier 1, really like this type of metal look.

Jul 6, 2011

Photography Dilemma

A while back we got a gift certificate to CanvasOnDemand.com for a 16x20 canvas print.  Nice! But we then decided to print our New Zealand photos elsewhere.  So now this gift certificate is expiring and we could not think of any photos we wanted to get blown up!  Well sure, there's a few but we thought, our house is already full of New Zealand photos, Wedding photos, Europe photos...so we kind of want a little something else, something different then a photograph, something more unique. This dilemma (granted, it's a nice one to have...) lead me back to the photo manipulation skills I learned in college but rarely have the chance to use! I waded through piles and piles of negatives, did some photoshop work and came out with something I really love!
PHEW, what a long explanation, when all I really wanted to show you is the fruits of my labor.  Enjoy!
This is the one we went with!  Windmills on the island of Mykonos, Greece

Gondolas in Venice
Ponte sant'Angelo across the Tiber river in Rome

And the ominous gargoyle from the top of Notre Dame overlooking Paris.