5 to 9 Events
is hosting a lovely Mother-Daughter tea party benefitting Operation Shower this
February. I was happy to help this charity by creating the web graphic to
promote the special event. It sets the tone for a fabulous day helping some
I was inspired
(and totally in love with) 5 to 9 Events clean, modern tea party approach and
color scheme. The graphic was a joy to create and I hope it helps
Operation Shower and the deserving Military families they support.
I spent a wonderful afternoon with this beautiful couple last week. I love that the location captured fall in Cleveland at it's best! Here are some of my favorites from our Engagement Photography session. A big Thank You to Cortney & Adam - I hope you love these as much as I do!
There’s no bigger compliment
than a return client. I was absolutely thrilled when Sandy from California
asked me about creating a Fairytale Bridal Shower invitation for her friend,
the blushing bride-to-be, Rebecca. What a breath-taking theme for a Bridal
Shower! Rebecca has some very stylish diva friends planning this fabulous event! I can’t take much credit for it – it was all Sandy
& Robyn’s idea, and I was happy to bring the design to life! A big thank you to the
wonderful hostesses, Sandy & Robyn! Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mrs.
Isn't this a fabulous theme for a bridal shower? Do you know someone using this theme?
It was so
wonderful to meet Roxy from California. Her little boy is turning the big
1. She loved the Safari
invitations featured on my blog and thought it would work perfectly for her big
Birthday party plans this November. These safari invitations were inspired by all things travel – passports,
boarding passes – and of course cute animals! I
received the sweetest note from her afterwards: “Hey there! I received the invites for my sons Safari birthday
party and I love them!!! The party ALREADY looks like a great time and I still
have a few weeks to go! I have already started recommending you and ordering
invites from you was such an easy process and thank you for working with me one
on one to get the look I requested!!! A million thanks!!! You will be getting
lots of work from me” I really have the best clients!
Thank you Roxy & happy birthday to Roman!
I just had the pleasuring of meeting Timika who has an
adorable little girl celebrating a big 2 birthday soon. My Yo Gabba Gabba party
favor CD labels worked perfectly with her party theme. I was happy to create
this scene of Janiyah looking like a diva with her favorite TV show characters.
It is so adorable and is sure to put smiles of the faces of family &
friends many times over! Happy Second Birthday to Timika!
I’m really excited to show this fabulous new Baby Shower
Invitation! It was custom designed for my friend’s sister-in-law, who is
expecting a little baby boy bundle of joy soon. Her nursery décor is based around the Lambs & Ivy Bow Wow collection. I illustrated a diva caricature of the mom to
be in her fabulous sporty puppy nursery. I love the sporty theme and it allowed
me to experiment with fun typography. This is how a diva does sports! It’s one
of my new favorites!
It was a pleasure to create this customized invitation for Holly and her
hostesses. Thank you so much!
I was so delighted when Laura contacted me from St. Louis, MO to design her
daughter’s first birthday invitations. She loved the Luau theme I created for Sandy’s
baby, and thought it would be perfect for her party. I was actually on vacation
at the time, but I’m so happy I was still able to make her deadline and
everything worked out perfectly.Doesn’t this luau party sound like blast?I think
the design is so fun and happy! And don’t we all
just adore the side of the invitation devoted to a photo of the little baby girl?
What a cutie! Thank you so much Laura for the opportunity – and Happy
Birthday to Hayden!
I just spent a beautiful week in Destin, FL. The white sand,
the crystal clear water, I could go on and on! Here’s a few photos of what my
eyes were able to enjoy while there.
My daughter is a good sport about taking photos with me. We
make it into a game and have lots of fun. Here’s a one of her that I adore.
As many of you
know I am usually on the hunt for a good family photo, and usually end up with just
a lot of out-takes and bloopers. This year we were actually able to get a
couple that weren’t too bad!
I had a wonderful relaxing vacation, and was excited to come
home to work on a couple of fun invitations. An adorable birthday Luau & a
super cute Baby Shower invitation, I will try to post about them soon. It was
great to be away for awhile, but felt amazing to come home to design!
little man is a big Max & Ruby fan! In fact, his life is very similar to
Max, as he also has a big sister who helps take care of him a lot! I was
happy to plan a Max & Ruby 4th birthday party for him at his
request! Here’s the fun colorful
invitations inspired by the cartoon that I made for his big day. These are available for sale as
custom designed invitations if you are having a Max & Ruby party theme too!
I was thrilled when Sandy contacted me, all the way from super
sunny California, to design her daughter’s first birthday invitations. She
loved the Luau theme I created for Carrie’s baby, which was
inspired by my trip to Maui – fun, fresh, & modern tropical. A bright fresh color scheme and bold graphic fonts gave
this invitation a playful beach feel. Sandy asked that I incorporate sea turtles
and the blocked text design. I think the end result is absolutely
delightful! Doesn't this luau sound like blast? I am
totally craving a vacation right now! And don’t we all just adore the side of
the invitation devoted to a photo of the little hula girl? What a doll! Thank you so much Sandy for the opportunity – and Happy
Birthday to Samantha!
I was so happy
to receive a message from the gorgeous Sadiyyah all the way from North Carolina.
She saw the A Star is Arriving Baby Shower Invitation that I designed for Briana
& Michelle on my blog and thought it would work perfectly with her shower theme. It was a
pleasure to get to know her and learn about the fabulous baby shower for her
and her fiance. I illustrated caricatures that matched perfectly with Sadiyyah
and her fiance’s likeness and captured her fashionista love of pink &
purple style. The customized invitation is perfect for a glamorous diva! I received
the sweetest message from her when the design was complete: “Thank you again Desiree for the invitations. I'm pretty sure
this won’t be the last time I need you to make something for me! I really
appreciate everything you've done and I know they are going to come out looking
wonderful!” Thank you Sadiyyah!
You make my job amazing! Have a wonderful day at your baby shower!
My little diva daughter is a big
Sponge Bob fan! In fact, her 6th birthday will be all Sponge Bob
themed. I’m happy to share the adorable invitations and CD Labels inspired by
the cartoon that I made for her big day.
These are available for sale as custom designed invitations if you are having a SpongeBob party theme too!
I must say I have the best clients
ever. Starting this blog and showcasing my designs is a wonderful thing. I just had the pleasuring of
meeting Hazel who has an adorable little boy celebrating a big birthday soon.
My Yo Gabba Gabba party favor CD labels worked perfectly with her party theme.
I was happy to create this scene of Julius dancing with his favorite TV show
characters. It is so adorable and is sure to be enjoyed by family & friends
many times over! After
sending the design I received this sweet email from Hazel: “This is awesome! Thank you so much, the party will be extra
exciting with this part of his favors! You Rock!” Thank you
Hazel and Happy Birthday to Julius!
I was thrilled to hear from the gorgeous Briana from
Arkansas recently. You may remember her from my A Star is Arriving Baby Shower
Invitations. Well now her bundle of joy is turning the big 1! And what a cutie
he is! The lucky little man was born on St Patty’s Day, so Briana
is using that theme for her party. She also has a beautiful little niece
turning the big 5, so a joint birthday invitation was what she needed. I adore
her theme and I was beyond thrilled with all the possibilities! Everything from the illustrations on the invitation to the
writing was custom created for the big event. It was printed on pure white semi
gloss cardstock. I think the end result is absolutely adorable!There is no bigger compliment than a
return client. I was so happy to work with Briana again and it was such a joy
to see pictures of little C.J. Happy Birthday to C.J. & Re’ana!
I just had the pleasuring of meeting Karen from California
who has an adorable little girl celebrating a big birthday soon. My Yo Gabba
Gabba party favor CD labels worked perfectly with her party theme. I was happy
to create this scene of Violet dancing with her favorite TV show characters. It
is so adorable and is sure to be enjoyed by family & friends many times
over! Happy Birthday to Violet!
It was so wonderful to meet Jenny all the way from Australia.
Her adorable little boy is turning the big 1. She loved the Safari invitations featured on my blog and
wondered if she could order them in time for her little man’s big birthday
celebration. I was happy to offer her a design service to create the invitations
that she could print herself in Australia. Here is how cute they came out:
It was also great to meet Ana from New York, who also loved
my safari invitations. These safari invitations were inspired
by all things travel – passports, boarding passes – and of course cute animals!
Instead of a photo front, she requested animal illustrations. I think it came
out adorable! It has been wonderful to get to meet from all over the globe and
share my designs with them. Thank you!