Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I am so excited to be designing invites for my cousin Matt and his fabulous fiancĂ© Erin! The event is going to be super special because the actual wedding will be celebrated in Minnesota, not Aurora (where Matt grew up) or anywhere close actually. So this is a chance for all of Matt and his parents’ Colorado friends and family to be a part of this great union.

I love it when I get awesome clients. And Matt, Erin and Peggy (the groom’s mother) are ideal clients. What makes awesome clients you ask? One that give the artist “artist liberties.” They actually told me to pick my favorite from the designs that they couldn’t choose. (insert gasp here)

The party will be in the beginning of autumn so that’s where my inspiration came from – the leaves and the colors of orange, brown and deep purple. The attractive duo were easy to place in my design. And nothing makes or breaks (in my opinion) a design like an envelope. I found these “Deep ‘V’ Flap” envelopes at my local paper store! What a find!?

Maybe they’ll let me do their actual wedding invitations…. (hint hint wink wink)

Side note: Matt has a very clever and funny and super entertaining blog himself! Check him out at

Now to bill clients. Wah waahh. I hate billing people. Sometimes I actually feel guilty for charging people for doing the coolest job ever!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hello World: It’s me, Margaret. I mean Ann Marie.

I’ve been inspired. And the problem with inspiration for designers and artists as a whole is that it can be fleeting. So I’ve learned to hold tight and run with it right then. So what have I been inspired by and what will it inspire me to do? Blogs. I love them. Cut me some slack, I realize I’m way behind on that trend. My computer time is spent designing and my goof off time is spent on facebook. Guilty as charged. However, as of late, I have been sucked into the world on blogs. I love discovering a blog I love and seeing who they love and on and on.

I’m going to blog about my work as a designer at an elevation of 5,280 from my weathered and worn antique desk and a view of the beautiful city of Denver and its Rocky Mountains. Is it proper blogging etiquette to state how often you intend to blog? Perhaps not. My hope and dreams for my blog are to inspire and be inspired. To force me to think creatively as often as possible. So that’s all for now! My blogging habits are keeping me from designing! Stay tuned…

And for now, feast your eyes on my design site