A Special Client: Cathy (part 3)

The main reason Cathy contacted me (aside from the work I did here or here) is to make her personalized stationary.

She wanted cards she could use for personal stationary as well as custom cards for her business “A Sheltering Tree” (a center from counseling and creativity)!  We picked colors and got to work…greens with darker envelopes…and little lady bug details.

One of the nice things about Cathy is that she gives total creative license to me.  So I used it as a chance to play with different styles of lettering.  I

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At the end of the day i sent off 80 cards to Cathy with little lady bugs.  I ended up needing to buy something she could store them in.

When you send notes do you prefer custom personalized stationary or do you like cute designs and sayings?

Either way hope you are sending real mail!

xoxo,

Christina

A Special Client: Cathy (Part 2)

When Cathy asked me to work on a special personalized stationary project (shown here) I was so excited.  She is a councilor who hosts retreats for men and women across the country.  This particular event had 10 women meeting her at a lake resort where they would be working on different exercises that focus on personal reflection, relationships, and creativity. Each day each participant wrote a letter to someone who played a specific role in their life.  Thats what those personalized cards were for.

As she talked about the event with me she mentioned they were staying at the same location where Dirty Dancing was filmed.  I loved that thought.  So I decided to slip a little quote into each of the bags from the movie…  I played around with spacing and lettering options for a day or two then made it an exercise in consistency… Plus she and I had gone back and forth on the stationary so I wanted to slip a treat in there that would be a surprise for her as well!

A close up of the brush marker and fine tip marker effects…

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but in the end I went with dipped red ink…

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Replicating the same thing 12 times isn’t exactly easy, but it was such a fun project!  I loved it. And I can hear Penny shimmy as she yells “shake em”!  I wish I could have been with Cathy on her retreat!  If you want more information on what she has to offer check out her website.  She is located in the Dallas area, but offers retreats around the country!  http://www.ashelteringtree.com

Sending love and heartstrings!

Christina

Funny Friends.

I’ve recently fallen in love with “Comedians in Cars getting Coffee” by Jerry Seinfeld.  If you haven’t watched it yet check it out!  It’s calm and simple and interesting, and of course, hilarious.  Jerry and the guest comedian of the episode go get coffee together in a car.  Then they just talk…and  much to my delight it’s AMAZING.  It reminds me of a road trip I took this spring.

I made the following cards back in May after what might have been one of the funniest car rides of my life.   I was in a truck with 4 college friends that lasted an hour and a half  and we had so much stuff that the 3 in the back row could not move our legs an inch.  (Whenever we are together we keep a running log of quotes…there are plenty more than this)  The following 4 quotes are all from a husband and wife duo.  Only in a pickup in the middle of rural Oklahoma do you hear this stuff.  I promise the inside joke is funnier than just the quote…but this is a nod to those friends I love so much.  Thanks for bearing with me!  (And pardon the profanity…it was just too funny to no post!)

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I love these quotes because they are so unpolished.  I just sat down and scribbled them out.  The question now is, what do I do with all these little cards…planning to send them to my friends…but should the person who said the quote get it or should it go to someone else?  Or should I send them to you instead?

Sending heartstrings to all the friends that make me laugh!

xoxox,

christina