Today Shelly and Dave are celebrating their one year wedding anniversary! Congratulations guys. They were married here in Cornwall and I was the lucky invitation designer. I met Shelley through an old boyfriend and we often would catch up when I went into her work so I was delighted to be ask to design their wedding invitations.
And I finally get around to share them with you. I thought of doing it sooner but might as well take this opportunity to thank them and wish them a happy anniversary and years of happiness to come.
Thanks again for thinking of me for your wedding invitations.
A while back I designed this logo for my friend Fiona. I never took the time to share it with you guys and I really felt I should share it and it would give me the chance to share her wonderful work. Fiona is a teacher and a mom and she somehow finds the time to create lovely crochet masterpieces. Here is the logo:
And here is the gorgeous scarf she made for me and my friend Heather. I happened to pin it on Pinterest one day and she just made it for me as a surprise. Now she makes them and sells them for more then half the price of the one I pinned! I absolutely love it!
She also makes some amazing pieces for kids. Check this hat she made for Gaby:
Isn’t it just too cute!!! If you are interested in getting something made for yourself or someone special in your life just leave a comment and I will send you her contact info.
Just wanted to share some local talent and send Fiona a little shout out for being a great friend and taking the time to figure out the pattern for my amazing scarf.
What are your plans for the weekend? It’s a long week for me I’m working 5 night shifts in a row so I’m going to try to catch up on sleep but I will also be going to Fiona’s son’s first birthday party and a stag so it should be relaxing and busy all at once.
I am overdue for writting but I took the month of January to get organized from my office to my computers I needed sometime to get all my things in order and I needed to concentrate hard at work to make sure that I pass my training. I only have 4 shifts to go and then my training is up it’s crazy how fast the 3 months went by.
Well 2012 is just another year behind us.
Life in Cornwall is going amazingly well from design to photography, business, scrapbooking, friends, roadtrips and family things couldn’t be much better.
What a great year it was! Here is a quick monthly recap I decided to break it down since so much awesome stuff went on that I want to recap!
-I started dating my awesome boyfriend
-I became a godmother to my amazing niece
-A few girlfriends took a weekend away to celebrate our upcoming 30th birthdays -During that trip I got to shoot Terri’s maternity pics still some of my favorites. February -I made the design team -My family got to meet my awesome boyfriend.
-The awesome boyfriend and I babysat Gaby for a whole weekend while we sent Melmel and her lover to Quebec city for a weekend. We took the pics from this layout that weekend. -Jasmine Star commented on my blog here!!
-I went on the most amazing valentine’s date ever.
-We celebrated my 30th birthday with sushi, bowling and friends and a few days off of work March -I started my Etsy shop with my friend Fiona (which is bare and needs some work)
-I shot this awesome shoot with Gaby-and met this little guy for the first time
April -was a nice quiet month but I met this little one for the first time May -we went on an amazing road trip through detroit to chicago and back through cleveland (to be blogged) We attended 3 MLB games and 2 at Wrigley Field!June
-We finally went away on our first weekend of camping together to Kring Point ( I guess I can blog about this too) -I finished my invisalign treatment (this is a big one I should blog about it was a life changer for me )
-We went to Toronto on a little getaway. During our stay we saw a Blue Jays game and we went to the zoo. I’ll be back with more from last year and some other stuff I’ve been working hard on.
Hope 2013 is treating you well. Can’t believe 31 is just a few weeks away!
Love you guys thanks for reading
Have you heard of Sheconnex? If you haven’t and you live in the Cornwall area you should look into it. Sheconnex was founded by Karine Parthenais.
Karine Parthenais Founder of Sheconnex
It’s a great organization that brings women together through various types of activities. At first, like many I thought this was just another business association. It’s nice to have a place where I don’t have to talk business all the time and where I can bring along my friends that aren’t business owners. They have activities aimed for moms, business women and other activities where women of all walks of life are welcome. It’s also a low commitment environment you can sign up for the events that interest you and that fit into your busy schedule which is great.
I first met Karine at the end of August she was looking for someone new and local to Cornwall to work on the graphic design for their various events. When I met her I instantly knew that she would do very well in this type of work. She is a warm welcoming person with an amazing personality very approachable and completely invested in this project. I wish her the best of luck with it and encourage you all to look into their events. Go take a look around their site here and like them on facebook here.
As of right now I have created the following for them. Each of their projects are fun and I look forward to all the projects that have yet to come.
First off they created the feminar you can find more info about it here.
The next project was creating a logo and poster for their super hero party, organized to to raise money for la maison baldwin. Unfortunately due to lack of participation it was cancelled let’s all make sure that doesn’t happen again.
And here was the poster. Lastly and most importantly I just designed a poster for the opening of their studio and the logo for the studio itself!!! Which means they will now have a space in which to host their events; essentially a pied a terre. The other interesting part of this space is that they will be sharing it through space rental.
Here is the logo.
And the poster… I hope to run into you at the grand opening I will be there for a bit (I have to sneak over during my lunch since I work a 12 hour shift that day). Once again Cornwall is a great place to be and there is plenty going on please check out their site and get involved.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to give you guys an update.
Things are busy
Things are good
Things are great
Things are looking up
Time is limited
Time is precious
One of the many reasons I haven’t been around as been because believe it or not I am free. Free from my safety net. Don’t worry I didn’t take a complete leap but rather I found a new safety net. One with more padding and comfort, one in which I feel I will be much happier. This safety net comes with 5 weeks of full time day training followed by 3 months of shift work coaching. I have been barely surviving with trying to keep up with my clients and studying for the weekly exams but I’m making it. After this week there will only be one more full time days week and once on shift I should be able to manage a little better.
to keep loving it as much as I do today
to find some balance between work, business and life
to never go that long without seeing my girlfriends again
to take the time to be a better girlfriend, friend, sister,
aunt, daughter and grand daughter
to learn to stop over planning
to learn to say no
to live a healthier lifestyle
to be back here regularly soon
How are things with you guys? Any big changes going on in your lives? My bestie is having her first baby sometime soon. Now that is one big change! I am so excited for her! The baby should be here anyday. Can’t wait to meet the little one.
I got to design the invites to the white party at one of Cornwall’s favorite hangouts Schnitzels. They turned out more like VIP passes. I went to the white party and had a blast. We met up for dinner and stayed until late. Here are the invites…And a few pics from the party. How cool does everyone look in white?Another fun night out on the town and people say Cornwall is boring!
Earlier this summer I was asked to create a business card for my friend and fellow design team member Lorena.
She is one talented lady that blogs, creates and teaches and she wanted a card to make networking easier. Take a look around on her blog I don’t know how she keeps up being a working mom, teaching classes and blogging regularly but she’s real good at it all. Here is what we came up with. It turned out great and the QR code is something I hadn’t yet used on a card yet.
Do you have a blog? Do you have a business card for your blog?
Did you know I have a safety net? My safety net is a job. A job that others would consider a great job. You know, with great pay, great benefits and my mom would argue a pension too.
But when I am at work I feel claustrophobic, anxious and sad. When I think about work I feel the same. Luckily I only have to work 25 hours a week but those hours feel like they never end.
The plan is to eventually leave that safety net and leap but it’s so scary. I have been planning to do this for years and I don’t know if I will ever have the guts to do it.
The good news is business is going well. I have loads of projects lined up and I have made more this year than I did all of last year that’s good right?
I wonder what it will take for me to leap. Maybe I need a push. Sometimes it feels like people around me don’t understand why I would want to do something so crazy. Is it really crazy?
I’m sure you have noticed my business is growing into many different things. Wedding invitation designer, photographer, graphic designer, photo editor, web designer and even some event design it has been such an interesting ride and I love the variety and growth. There is so much I still want to learn and do.
I’m going to keep working hard and being too busy for a while and hopefully someday I will be free falling and who knows maybe I’ll fly.
It all feels like I did in the picture below in Chicago’s Willis Tower so scary but yet I felt so alive and happy that I pushed through the fear and stood on the glass floor.
Have any of you taken the leap? Or is something holding you back too?
I’ll post more on our trip to Chicago later.