BOGO Sitewide at Cardstore

Now through 2/24 buy one get one free at Cardstore! Sitewide! No limit! You can even schedule cards up to a year in advance so you can buy it now and have it sent later. Birthdays, Graduation, Holidays, Personal Stationery - Cardstore has cards for every occasion - to suit every personality. There's always a reason to celebrate! Let Cardstore help you make it more fun! Just click on the banner or link below and use code CWC3219 at checkout.  I'm headed over there right now. Why don't you come with me and we'll go get a bunch of cards together. Well, have fun! I'll talk to you again soon!

xo, lori :)

My Art Print Featured by Tamara Mack Design!

Recently, Minted teamed up with talented San Francisco interior designer Tamara Mack to showcase their lovely art collection. Tamara chose four art prints from the collection to serve as inspiration for the design of various rooms. One of the prints she chose was my piece called, Celebrate. I am absolutely thrilled, honored, and humbled! Here is an excerpt from the post on the Tamara Mack Design blog:

Our newest design celebrates color in a big way. This bright and cheerful interior took inspiration from a vibrant abstract art print from our friends at Minted. The limited-edition print, Celebrate, designed by Hawaiian graphic designer Lori James, was inspired by an arrangement of colored bottles on a garden wall, illuminated by the evening sun. (Source)

Photo provided by Tamara Mack Design

Photo provided by Tamara Mack Design

Photo provided by Tamara Mack Design

Photo provided by Tamara Mack Design

Photo provided by Tamara Mack Design

Photo provided by Tamara Mack Design

Looking at this lovely interior space, my only thoughts are, "When can I move in?!" I wish! I love Tamara Mack's fresh + modern design aesthetic and her ability to transform a room into a brilliant + warm living space. I got a chance to check out her website, and it's filled with more of her amazing design work + wonderfully inviting rooms. So be sure to check it out at tamaramackdesign.com. Thanks again Tamara!

Cheers everyone!
xo, lori :)

Yay! My Design Came in 5th!

Minted recently held a Birth Announcement Challenge, and I'm so excited to tell you that one of my designs came in 5th! There were over a thousand entries from indie designers from all over the world. I'm so humbled and in awe that my design was even in the top 20! There were tons of beautiful designs, so I just feel really blessed to have made it to the top 5. Here'a my design - its called je t‘aime bébé, which means, "i love you, baby" in French.

Thank you to all of you who voted for me! I really, REALLY appreciate it!! This design isn't available yet, but it will be, soon, at Minted. I'll let you know when it is! In the meantime, check out all the other wonderful baby announcement entries here. Well, thanks so much for reading and stopping by. I have more exciting news to announce, but I'll save it for my next post. Take care, and don't forget to celebrate every day!

xo,
lori :)

Last minute Valentine's Gift Ideas

Need some last minute gifts for Valentine's Day? Here are some stationery + art prints I designed for Minted to help you share your sentiments of LOVE. Check out their delivery estimator to see the cut off dates for Valentine's delivery.

Check out some of Minted's other Valentine's gift ideas, too. Stationery, art prints, journals, gift tags - something for all your loved ones. Well, have fun + happy shopping! Talk to you soon!

Cheers!
xo, lori :)

Valentine's Day Collection launched on Minted

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and Minted recently launched their 2013 collection of Valentine's Day cards! I'm so thrilled to have a few of my designs in the mix. Thought I'd post them so I could share with you :)

"stardust" by guess what? on Minted

"stardust" by guess what? on Minted

Right now, you can get 10% off Valentine's orders till 1/28 with code: GIFT10 . Oh, and if you're planning a Valentine's Day party,, don't forget to check out Minted's party decor, too! Super adorable! Well, have a great day and talk to you soon! 

Cheers! 
xo, lori :)

Have a Wonderful + Blessed New Year!

Hope you all had a beautiful holiday season! I can't believe 2012 is over. Where has the time gone? Is it just me, or did last year go by extra fast? 

This past year has been quite busy for Guess What?. I finally got my website up (though it's quite simple and minimal), and I also started my own little blog. Quite humble, by any means, but, nevertheless, it's my own little piece of cyberspace. I'm still learning the how-tos and etiquette of blogging, so please be patient with me as I learn how and what to post. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit! 

This past year, I've also had the honor of working with some really wonderful clients! I like to think of you guys more as new friends than clients, so I feel like I've made some really great friends! I have absolutely enjoyed working with every single one of you! Thank you so much to all of you who considered my work and contacted me to work on your projects. It's been a blessing and a privelege! Hope to work with you all again!

Well, have a wonderful + blessed New Year! I love how a new year holds so much promise + hope! May all your dreams come true and may all your endeavors be successful! Thank you, again, for being a part of Guess What? Take care, and God bless you all!

Happy Wishes!
xo, lori :)

Minted Wedding Inspiration Boards

In my previous post, I mentioned how much I love weddings, and I posted a couple of inspiration boards I created (see post). Well, right now, Minted is having a Wedding Inspiration Board Challenge (see entry details), and I wanted to showcase some of my favorites from the entries so far. They're really beautiful!

The inspiration board below "Retro Heart Tattoo" by Jody Wody is my favorite! I absolutely love the retro vibe of the entire piece, and the imagery is so befitting! The wedding invitation, itself, is so unique + fun! You already get the impression that this is not going to be your average wedding. I love how the theme + colors of the invitation are echoed throughout the images, creating an ambience of vintage flair. I definitely want to go to this wedding! Don't you?!

Here are some more inspiration boards that I just adore! I'd love to attend all of these weddings! I'm already imagining what I'd wear to each one . . . what would you wear?

Stately by Jody Wody, see more Minted.com

Stately board by Jody Wody. See more Minted.com

If you're looking for ideas for that dream wedding you're planning, wedding inspiration boards are a great place to start. You'll find lots of ideas, from gorgeous dresses, to fun themes and accessories, to beautiful and exotic locations and venues. These Minted inspiration boards also feature a sampling of their fabulous selection of wedding invitations and save-the-dates. There were so many more that I really loved, but I couldn't post them all. You can view them at Minted, though, where they're appropriately listed under EYE CANDY (click on wedding invitations or save the dates under category). Oh, and if you're feeling a bit creative, go ahead and put your own inspiration board together and enter the challenge! The Grand Prize is $1000 to spend on Minted! How awesome is that?!

Well, I hope you enjoyed these inspiration boards, and I hope they gave you some ideas for your own wedding! Happy planning!

Cheers!
xo, lori :)