03.30.17 | 3 Years Later.

It’s hard to believe I launched Everyday Ink Designs 3 years ago.  I always loved designing and creating print design, but never really imagined I’d turn it into a business.  After friends were regularly encouraging me do so I took the leap…and here we are.  Now being a mom–I am blessed enough to get to stay home with our little one, while still having a creative outlet and projects to work on during nap time. 🙂 bestisyet_white

Over the past 3 years I’ve had the chance of meeting some great people and have also worked with many clients whom I’ve never actually met. Initially most of my clients were people I knew and now I receive many clients through referrals.

If you have been a part of my journey, I appreciate your support and trust in me to create your design.  If you have referred me to someone–I thank you as well.  Cheers to many more years of Everyday Ink!

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11.26.15 | Two Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving all!

You may remember the gender reveal scratch-off cards I recently featured.  Well…the little guys arrived into this world on September 5th!

A few weeks later, I went home to St. Louis to meet my newborn twin nephews, Milo + Angelo.  I even had the chance to witness {and help out a little} at their first photo session with Tracey from Love and Life Photography!  They were both troopers, even though they pooped in baskets, peed on me multiple times and squawked a little.  They’re babies–what do you expect!?

Anyways, I designed this precious {semi-biased} birth announcement for my sister.

Double Trouble – Front

On the back of the announcement we left extra blank space to write a ‘thank you’ note to anyone who sent gifts after the boys were born!

Double Trouble – Back

And just because I can…here’s another fav from their first photo shoot!

11.10.15 | Cheers to 50 Years!

As we sat at dinner on a ship in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, Tess was telling me about her parents’ upcoming 50th anniversary party.  She was looking for an invitation design that would incorporate their prom picture…yet she was hesitant to mail this special photograph off to some design company across the country.  As she told me more about her concept, I loved the idea and wanted to be a part of bringing her vision to life.

Shortly after our trip, she emailed the image and I worked my *magic* to increase the quality of the photograph.  I’m not going to lie–I was a little worried the resolution wouldn’t improve, but thankfully it did.

I hope these two enjoyed celebrating their love with family and friends!

50th Anniversary Invite

50th Anniversary Invite

10.29.15 | Do You.

The urban dictionary states that the phrase “do you” means:

1. acting in a way that satisfies you, not caring about what others think
2. following your heartDena + Jim did just that when they surprised their family and friends with an elopement announcement on August 20th!  A formal ceremony was not their style, so instead they snuck away to Denver, Colorado and got married!

Shortly after their return, Dena reached out to me to design their ‘Wedding Announcement + Celebration” invitation.  Last weekend they celebrated with family and friends, Wisconsin-style–wearing Badgers apparel.

Congrats again Dena + Jim!

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Front Design

Back Design

Back Design

08.18.15 | Baby Shower + Gender Reveal

I recently traveled back to St. Louis for my sister’s baby shower. Although the bee theme is common for baby showers, it had an even greater connection for my sister.  You see, she attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA…home of the Fighting Bees.  Therefore we took the theme and ran with it!

Anyways, she’s pregnant with identical twins and wanted a cute, non-cheesy way to share the gender with her guests.  We’ve all seen the colored cake, balloons in a box, and more…but none of these are quite my sister’s style.

So…instead we decided on the scratch-off idea! In order to ‘package them’ creatively, I found small paper bags at Michael’s {they are more like envelope pockets}.  I then added a ribbon and bee envelope seal to the outside, before inserting the gender reveal scratch off card and a penny inside!

I love the way they turned out and they were such a hit at the shower.

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Gender reveal card | Business card sized

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Front + back view

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The scratch off stickers worked!

Each envelope included a gender reveal card + penny

Storage + display for the baby shower

Oh and I tried my best to follow the DIY scratch off paint instructions I found on Pinterest.  I quickly gave up and instead found scratch off stickers on eBay.  Total time saver and worth the price!