It's that time again! Christmas card season - I know most people like to communicate through text or email (myself included, most of the time) but there's something really special and fun about receiving a Christmas card in the mail. You know I can hardly send a card design to print without some kind of pun-tastic saying inside, right? These funny nautical lobster Christmas cards say "Wishing you Lobstah joy this holiday season!" inside. So cute! You can purchase them on my website: Lobster Christmas Cards.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I had a special request this summer for a bride getting married in Chatham for Cape Cod Map save the dates in navy and a soft, dove gray. I absolutely love how the colors came out, and they’re perfect for a classic and timeless wedding, especially if you think the regular design with the navy envelopes doesn’t quite fit your theme. If you’re interested in ordering light gray Cape Cod Map save the dates for your wedding, feel free to contact me with the number you’re thinking of ordering and I’ll be happy to give you a quote as well as more information about the ordering process.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
These navy octopus wedding invitations were the perfect match for Nicole & Christopher's wedding at the New England Aquarium in Boston. I remember visiting the aquarium for my friend's birthday a couple years ago - I absolutely loved watching the octopus, and the aquarium even provided toys for him, including legos that he could pull apart, and a rubik's cube. Check out the octopus below escaping from a jar to give you an idea of their cleverness and dexterity:
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Since moving to Florida in 2013, my nautical wedding invitations have taken a turn for the tropical! I designed these seahorse wedding invitations to reflect the bright and cheerful aqua, coral and pink colors I see on a daily basis (people here love painting their houses colors that would make the historical society in Cape Cod freak out). You can learn more about how I made the seahorse invitations from another post I wrote : Seahorse Wedding Invitations made from Antique Scientific Illustrations
Shortly after moving to Florida, I had a special request from a bride getting married in Sarasota for a purple seashell themed wedding invite - my spiral seashell wedding invitation was the perfect fit, especially paired with purple envelopes and purple font for the names.
(obligatory beach selfie - you can tell it's "winter" because I'm wearing pants to the beach while all those tourists are going swimming in the background)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
previous post that shows pictures of the illustration process - this invitation is a collaboration between me and the talented illustrator Sarah Ryan. They'd also make really pretty Mermaid birthday party invitations! If you're interested in using these mermaid invites for your next party, you can contact me or purchase a sample on my website: Mermaid Wedding Invitations
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
I added some new blank notecards to my line by popular request - you can find them on my website, or possibly in a store near you (check the list posted over to the right under "can I buy cards locally?"). The lighthouse illustration came from a chapter page in a victorian novel, and the striped bass came from an engraving in the dictionary. I think either of these note card sets would make a great nautical gift!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
|Sailboat Wedding Invitation|
What better way to celebrate you and your sweetheart's love of sailing than to tie the knot on a sailboat? I love sailing, but honestly had never heard of anyone getting married on a boat until one of my customers had me design a special invitation for their Key West wedding that took place on a chartered wedding sailboat from Danger Charters. From their website:
I think I'd have to agree! My husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary (and we got married on 7-7-7 so it was extra-lucky) in Key West and it was amazing - here's a view of a sailboat sailing into the sunset - now imagine your wedding taking place on that boat:
Worried about getting seasick? My observations from sailing, especially smaller boats is that you're more likely to get seasick if you can't see the horizon. Getting to be out on the deck, smelling the fresh sea air and looking out at the crystalline horizon can actually help prevent seasickness because your inner ear isn't saying "hey, I'm inside a room but the floor seems to be moving?"
Here are some other great invitations to let your guests know what a treat they're in for at your awesome boat wedding (pictured from top to bottom):
|Compass Wedding Invitations|
|Merchant Ship Wedding Invitations|
|Waves Wedding Invitation|