Typography Tuesday {10}

My gift to my readers is...another free download for desktop wallpaper! Woo! I'm a terrible procrastinator, so I'm hoping this little reminder helps me to just get stuff done, especially with all of my last minute wedding plans (Shh I'll get it done!). I'm also loving the pretty, calming colors. Click here to download!do_it_wallpaper

Typography Tuesday {5}

Greetings from Palo Alto! I'll be posting about my day in San Francisco a little later, but first, I wanted to share something a little different for today's Typography Tuesday. Below is a free download (woo for free stuff!) for a desktop wallpaper that I created. It's currently the background on my MacBook - I needed something to remind me to chill the heck out from time to time. I think this accomplishes that, but it's still fun! Click on the photo for the full size and then save it to your desktop.  Enjoy!type

Invitation: First Birthday

Happy Halloween everyone! Last night I went with a bunch of friends to a haunted house in Philly, even though I hate being scared. It wasn't terrible. Sure, I jumped and screamed a little, but I think watching The Walking Dead has softened the blow a little. One word of advice? Don't mock the people who work there. I told one zombie lady that her asylum-style head cage would actually make a great wedding centerpiece. I was serious - it looked like a vintage lantern. She didn't seem to like that comment though and tried to make me go through the house by myself. Nice try, crazy lady. Not happening. Anyway, today's post is dedicated to a first birthday invitation I designed for my godchild and soon-to-be niece, Lindsey. Reese's sister, Sara, wanted a pink and gold theme, so I worked with the colors and her Pinterest board to design this sweet yet simple invite. I love the colors (they're actually my wedding colors!) and the fonts I found are adorable. Can't wait to see Sara's amazing decorating at the party!

Baby_inviteIf you ever like what you see and would like me to design something for you, feel free to email me at courtney_crg@yahoo.com. I'm working on getting an Etsy shop together, but until then I'm doing freelance projects and building my portfolio!

xo Court

Invitation: Class Reunion

Several weeks ago my cousin, Gabrielle, asked me to design an invitation for her 5 year high school reunion. Typically, reunion invitations aren't the most exciting things in the world, so I wanted to spruce it up. Her criteria: use our school colors (blue, black and white) and incorporate the "Williamstown Braves" logo. It became such a fun project! I used a combination of chalkboard and Varsity letter fonts with arrows and feather accents to tie in the mascot theme and capture their school spirit. I also designed a simple RSVP card with the same theme. In the end, the class of '08 loved them and they were a huge hit!

ReunionInvite

ReunionRSVP A big thank you to the WHS Class of '08 for giving me the opportunity to design your invites!