New Designs in the Shop :)

Just wanted to let you know that I posted some new designs in the shop. I know, finally! Here are the birth announcements I've been working on, plus a stylish, folded notecard in fashionably bold + bright colors (more colors available in the store). Let me know what you think!

Right now, I have a Thanksgiving sale going on in the shop, so don't forget to take a peek. Get 20% off all orders until Nov 28. Code: THANKS2013 (code is case sensitive).  I have more stationery designs in the works, as well as some save the dates, so I'll try to have more designs in the shop before the sale ends. I'm also hoping to have a couple art prints up soon. Busy, busy, busy! It's a good busy, though, so I can't complain!

Well, thanks for stopping by! It's always nice when people visit! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! Take care, and see you again, soon!

lori :)

The Shop is OPEN

I've been wanting to add an online shop to my site for some time, now, and I finally did it! My shop is finally OPEN! YAAAY! [confetti, streamers, noisemakers] It's a VERY humble looking WIP, but still. . .a shop, nonetheless. Right now, I only have holiday cards, but I hope to add more designs every week, so be sure to check back. I'm working on some baby announcements and personal stationery, and I'll also be adding wedding suites and children's art prints in the not so distant future. If you'd like, you can sign up for blog updates + promotions at the bottom of this post, and I'll let you know when new items are available. And if you have any questions about ordering, please feel free to email me at

Right now, I'm just sitting here in my shop, waiting for a customer. [twiddling thumbs] It's pretty quiet [crickets]. . .oh wait. . .someone walked in. [jingly door-thingy]. . .(me, to customer) "No, sorry sir, we don't have a restroom. Have a nice day!" Okay, where was I? Hmmm. . .maybe I should install a restroom. . .I think we'll wait on that one, for when we expand. Anyway, if you do stop in for a visit, don't be shy, say "hi".  The shop's open 24/7, so drop in anytime! Go ahead and grab a cup of coffee and make yourself at home. Just remember as you're browsing, though. . .you break it, you buy it! ;)

Well, hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for visiting! [jingly door-thingy]  Ooh, I gotta go! Take care, and talk soon!

lori :) 

p.s. Almost forgot to give you directions! Just take a left, from this blog post - out, maybe 4 inches - turn right and drive straight up till you see OUR SHOP. That's me, waving out the window! :)


CMYK: Minted's Elite Designers' Program

Every month, Minted holds design challenges that attract super talented designers from all over the world. Recently, Minted introduced their CMYK Elite Designers' Program. This program recognizes designers that have had a high sales percentage in a major category and also those who have a high amount of wins in the design challenges. I am extremely excited to announce that I (little ol' me) was, recently, admitted into the program. What an honor!! The program consists of 4 levels - C | M | Y | K - with K being the top level. I'm currently at the C level, and I'm in great company with some seriously talented designers. Hopefully, I'll be able to move up to the higher levels in the future, but for now, I am absolutely thrilled just to be a part of this group (so unworthy)! 

Anyway, there are some great perks to being part of this program–one of which is having your own Minted storefront.  How cool is that?! It's my own little Minted micro-site, featuring all of my Minted designs, together, in one place. Thanks, Minted! You guys totally rock!!

Minted continues to be at the forefront of promoting indie designers and helping them build their businesses and brands. I'm so thankful I happened upon their site, way back when, just in time to take part in their very first Holiday Design Challenge. I've been hooked, ever since. Enter just one of their challenges–I dare you–and see if you're not hooked, as well. The designers are all so supportive and nice! It's like no other design community that I've ever experienced. Their staff is just as awesome, too. Really just a great company, all around! Here's a link to their challenge submission page. Seriously, if you love design, check it out! And if you have any questions about the challenges, feel free to stop by and ask. 

Well, thanks so much for reading. I have some really exciting news that I want to share, but I think I'm going to save it for my next post. So, until then, take care, and have a great HUMP DAAAY!!

lori :)


$500 Minted Giveaway!

I just found out Minted is having a $500 Holiday Card Giveaway! One lucky person will win $500 to use toward holiday cards, and two runners-up will each win a $100 Minted gift certificate! How awesome is that?! Enter by September 30, 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be chosen by October 1st. Can't wait to see who wins!

xo, lori :) 








Minted's 2013 Holiday Card Collection

Minted just recently announced the winners of their Oh What Fun Holiday Card Challenge. I think you'll agree that this year's collection is amazing! There were over 3300 entries from all over the world, and every year, the competition gets stiffer. This year, I was out of the Top 40 winners circle, but I did manage to get 4 editor's picks. Yay! Thanks, Minted! I also got 2 Top 30 wins (just made it) in the 'Tis the Season Non-Photo Holiday Card Challenge. Rounding out Minted's fabulous Holiday Collection are designs from their 2013 Holiday Minibook Challenge and their Corporate Cheer Business Holiday Card Challenge. The entire collection is really something to behold - you really must check it out!

Right now, Minted is having a preview sale. Just use the code PREVIEW2013 for 20% off all holiday cards. Exp at 11:59 PM PST on 9/30. Happy shopping!!

lori :)

(Here are my humble designs that will be part of the collection)




(tap, tap, tap) Hello? Anybody there? . . . (cue crickets) . . . whoa.

Well, no wonder! It's been almost 5 months since my last post. Where have I been? Life sure has a way of getting busy! At least it's been a good busy. I've been working on getting an online store together, so hopefully, I'll be posting about that soon. I've also been working on projects for other clients, so things have been a little hectic. I'll try to post some of the things I've been working on. I also have new designs for sale at Minted + Cardstore, so I'll try to post those, as well. I, seriously, need more than 24 hours in my day!

Well, thanks so much for visiting! Watch out for those cobwebs, over there. Don't worry, I'll take care of that. I'm determined to keep this blog updated on a regular basis, so wish me luck! Until next time, take care and have a great week! Talk to you soon!

lori :)


West Elm Art Print Challenge at Minted

West Elm, the purveyors of ultra cool and modern furniture + home decor, recently partnered with Minted, the purveyors of ultra cool and modern stationery + art prints! A match made in heaven, don't you think? The collaboration resulted in an Art Print Challenge at Minted, with the potential of, not only a cash prize of $1000, but also having your art prints sold exclusively at West Elm + Minted.

There were tons of gorgeous entries, and I'm not sure I even have a chance, but here are my humble little pieces. We were asked to create inspiration boards for each piece, using products/images from West Elm. Here's what I put together:

love endures by guess what?, see more wall art

love endures board by guess what?. See more wall art

caffe italia by guess what?, see more wall art

caffe italia board by guess what?. See more wall art

Well, hope you enjoyed my designs and inspiration boards! Let me know what you think. And, If you have the time, I would soooo appreciate it if you could vote for me. Here are the links to the designs - just in case you wanna. Thank you so much, in advance!! Wish me luck!! -xo, lori :)