Thursday, December 8, 2011

Planning my Escape {to the boudoir}

Whoosh! I just finished up a huge design job (think up till 2am each night, while running up & down stairs while intermittently calming baby down who only sleeps well with her face plastered to mine). All I can think of is this bed. With me in it. With some sort of salty/sweet treat on the bedside table. A few holiday-inspired magazines. And Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on the tube. Too much to ask? Make that at the very top of my Holiday Wish List!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pssst....did you hear??

I've been busy designing invites, posters, cards, gift tags...all kinds of paper whimsy for my new line, Hunt & Gather Papergoods. Pop over to my new Etsy shop! New {super cool} items added to the shop daily and lots of fun holiday goodies to coming soon, xo
image via glitter guide + sarah's fab day

Monday, August 22, 2011

barn invitations {part deux}

I've just finished up a crisp new batch of Barn Invitations, they're neatly stacked, tied with twine and ready for ship-out. My client wanted to use an image of the wedding site, a beautifully weathered family-owned tobacco barn in Maryland, as well as tobacco leaves scattered throughout the invite. These barn invitations are, of course, my favorite to make, they're just oozing with character and personality - especially since they're finished off with a burlap wrap and tucked into a thick kraft envelope. Feel like kickin' up your heels to the banjo beat? Yep. Thought so!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

my latest {storytime posters}

So in between baby time, pre-tween time and buying a new house, I've gone and designed a line of kids posters and I can't wait to share them with you. They're modern, whimsical and each are custom made - just pick a color palette, send me a name and I'll write like the wind! They are so much fun and they look great framed in both modern & vintage frames. I'll have them up on my Etsy site soon, so stay tuned!

Monday, June 13, 2011

just hangin' (pod-style)

This is just the type of hanging chair that I'd like to sprinkle all over my new garden, in hidden vine-covered corners and under a shady pergola. However, at $500 a piece, that will have to remain a lovely dream for now....but let's just imagine (pretend), mkay?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

miss you {like crazy}

To say I miss this blog and all of the creativity it spurs would be a huge understatement. The truth is we are moving and it's been a crazy couple of months but there is finally a light at the end of this moving-box lined tunnel. We've sold our home and bought another one, all at the same time - wild times, let me tell ya. I've signed so many forms recently that I think I may want to update my signature, add a few more swooshes, curves, maybe even a heart...
The new home boasts a bedroom for both kids (yeahhhhhhh) and a garden that goes on and on and on (goosebumps!). My design business is brimming with wonderful clients and I'm in the midst of another barn invitation design that I will soon share with you. Miss you all and the creative spark that you bring to my everyday...xo Amber

Friday, February 25, 2011

{happy friday!}

And a very happy friday to you all!! I'm hoping to wear some fancy shoes this weekend instead of rubber boots...woo hoo! XO

Monday, February 14, 2011

happiest {hearts day!}

I was so close to buying a package of iCarly cards when my daughter told me I could make something instead, we whipped up these Valentine cuties for Ruby's second grade class - each card came attached to a big 'ol heart shaped lollipop because leaving out the candy would be downright sinful at that age. Happy Hearts day to you!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Heart {inspired} Crafts

Valentine's Day makes me a little giddy - not because of the romance, candy or flowers, but for all the fun crafts that come with it! We'll be making cards this weekend, a few cookies to boot, and if time is on our side, this bunting for the dining room. On the romance end, I have to think up something to top last years' love notes! Do you have any heart inspired crafts up your sleeve? XO

Monday, January 24, 2011

{can't resist} spring goods

The hubby & I are trying to focus on a few things this year: the start of my business and saving some money (one of the  two will be really fun!). Problem is, when Spring peeks around the corner I just can't help but crave a few new goodies...

green dress • it's hammered silk, I bought it without hesitation and it has spring~dinner party fun written all over it.
strappy booties • whyeeeeee do these small bits of perfection need to be $425?? I can only hope for a (really big) sale on these puppies.
ruffle jacket • is there any reason not to own this sweet cropped number?! paired with jeans & worn boots...ok, have to stop, I have goosebumps.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

oh, hello there {again!}

Well hello there, beautiful blog friends! It's me, Amber, your old friend who loves yellow, the smell of candles on a rainy day, and most of all, the ever inspiring people like you. I took a wee hiatus, mostly oohing+ahhing over my baby who is now not quite a baby anymore at one, but a little person with all kinds of delicious words and thoughts of her own. It's heaven I tell you, I am truly addicted to all things Layla.
However...I have been finding some time to design, as in fun/graphic/nature-inspired paper goodies that I will share with you soon.
Today I'm off to pick up some maidenhair ferns to add some springtime greenery pep to the dark corners of my home. How have you been? I missed you! xo

photo by Anna Kern via Sarah's Fab Day