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Summer Fun and Design Inspiration

Summer Fun and Design Inspiration

When creating new design, sometimes I’m motivated by a special event, a holiday, or a popular fad.

But often times that’s just not enough, and the work doesn’t come easy. 🤔

What’s my secret sauce? What inspires me to create my most favorite designs?

What’s the truth behind my design inspiration?

Simply put – MY KIDS!


Lol, I know that sounds so cliche, but spare me the eye roll and read on… 🙄😂👉🏼

My boys – ages 2 and 7 – are lucky enough to still see the world much differently than I do. So when their world lights up, not only does it fill my heart with JOY, but their sparkle captures my attention.

Like fireflies to the jar, I try to capture these moments and translate them into design that is used well beyond your event date. ✨

My goal is to provide more than an invitation.
I want to offer a keepsake.
It’s more than a banner for the dessert table.
It’s a high quality personalized banner that hangs above the crib in the nursery.

That’s my goal. That’s my heart. That’s what lights me up!

As most of you know, I recently collaborated on a Wild West party with my sweet friend Carolina of @minteventdesign. While the details of the party are amazing (her attention to detail is ON POINT!), it was a sun-kissed summer day at the county fair that inspired this design.


My friend’s husband is a semi-retired professional bull rider. (I know, right?!) It was by invitation that we were introduced to their world.

I’ll never forget my boy sitting on that fence, with his flushed sweaty cheeks, eyes lit up by the cowboys being …cowboys!

That, my friends, is what this is all about.

I don’t only make invitations.

I capture memories.
I preserve moments.

I chase (and release) fireflies.
How magical is that?! So when it comes time to capture that special day and preserve those memories, I’ll be ready for you!

Together we’ll turn your vision into something that really lights you up.

Party on, Friends!