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Sep

29

2015

birthing natural parents

Alongside Mind’s Eye Design Studio, I recently finished and launched a new site for Birthing Natural Parents. The proud owner of this new business and website is Yvonne Toussaint. Through her new website, Yvonne offers support and information regarding her natural approach to pregnancy, parenting, birthing and breastfeeding.  Take a stroll onto BirthingNaturalParents.com to learn more about Yvonne and what she has to offer.

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Promotional flyers were also created using the same look and feel of the website.  A long horizontal size flyer, 9″ x 4″, was a perfect match to the main header image and stands out next to your typical 6″ x 4″ size flyer.
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*All the illustrations shown above and on the NaturalBirthingParents.com website is by the talented, Mark Ceb.

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Apr

22

2015

ina+tee : wedding details

the whole wedding was very personal to us.  from the person we chose to officiate the ceremony, down to the font chosen for the wedding invite. it was also really important that we incorporated each of our crafts into the wedding.  you all know when it came to the stationery items, that was all me.  well, something that is very tee, is vinyl decals.  tee has an Etsy shop, Put’em in the Wall, dedicated to selling his vinyl decal designs.  so for his craft, we showcased it in the form of a fun vinyl decal application on an old window pane for our guest seating chart.

here are a few shots of some of the wedding details… (and even more desk embossing fun!!!)

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a big thank you to my Uncle Wil for helping apply the vinyl decal onto this window pane in the very difficult humid Costa Rica weather!  you really were “MacGyver” that day!

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name change ALERT!!! 🙂

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photo credit: christine chang photography

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Apr

20

2015

ina+tee : wedding welcome bags

if you were able to read the copy from our save the date, you know that tee and i chose Costa Rica for a very special reason.  and in choosing Costa Rica as our destination wedding, i also knew i wanted to put together welcome bags for our guest for when they arrived at the hotel.

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every item that went into the bag was specifically placed in there with personal experience tee and i had with Costa Rica 10 years ago.

1.  “in sickness and in health”Hangover & Survival Kit – everything you need to survive and recoup for the wedding week ahead (ibuprofen, anti-itch cream, diotame, antacid, antiseptic wipes, band-aids, mints).

2.  “to care and to protect”Sun Survival Kit – something for before and after the sun (i learned the hard way, 10 years ago, that the closer you are to the equator, the harsher the uv rays.  sunblock and aloe vera gel became my best friend.)

3.  Avon Skin So Soft Bug Spray – the only bug spray that i find actually works and smells good.

4.  Snacks – something sweet & something savory to nibble on while unpacking or for a late night snack.

5.  Water Bottles – ’cause you have to stay hydrated when you’re drinking and basking in the Costa Rican sun!  🙂

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more desk embosser fun!!!

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6.  “to have and to hold’em”Playing Cards – endless games, endless fun.

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7.  Guidebook & Map – extra info is always good to have.

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our guidebook included a little welcome message, a map of the hotel, the wedding week group activities, as well as other suggested activities and any important contact info our guests may need.

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8.  Custom Printed Tote Bag – a little something for our guests to carry home to remember our special day and if necessary to use as a carry on bag for souvenirs that don’t quite fit in the suitcase.

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it was great to see our bag being used and taken around Costa Rica!

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Apr

17

2015

ina+tee : wedding thank you notes & a custom desk embosser

i knew that my letterpress budget was maxed out when we did the invitations, so i decided to invest in a custom desk embosser for our ina+tee logo for all our other stationery needs.

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i used the leftover paper from the invitations and embossed each one for our thank you note cards.

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they also made for the perfect size notecard to write our vows on.

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i have to admit, when i first got the custom desk embosser i had to fight every urge in me to emboss every flat piece of paper in sight.

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you’ll see the use of the custom desk embosser on other various items for the wedding on the next few blog posts.

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Apr

15

2015

ina+tee : wedding invites (behind the scenes)

as promised, here are some behind the scenes shots i took while working on mine and tee’s wedding invites.

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i thought the letterpress dies were so cool, i asked the printer if i could keep them. not sure what i’m going to do with them yet, but i’m sure i’ll think of something…

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here’s a close up of the mint color hand painted edge of the invite.

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the tools for the job…

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another helpful tip, always make sure you go to the post office with a complete invitation so they can weigh it and let you know if any extra postage is necessary.

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due to the thickness of the invite, the envelope could not be fed through the post office machine, as it is too rigid, so extra postage was definitely necessary.

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