What a Month!

Well hello there! It's been a month since I posted in my journal. Whew! Things have been busy in this little studio. I hope everyone has been enjoying their holiday season. I'm starting to wind down, preparing to give myself a little break from designing. My boys will be off from school, and my husband will be taking a break from his work as well. I'm really looking forward to some down time, sleeping in a bit, lingering cups of tea in the morning and afternoon, and general relaxation. I know a lot of people like to travel during the end of year holiday season, but I much prefer to stay in, build a fire and just enjoy my home and family. Before I close up this little design shop for 2014, I thought I'd share a few designs I've worked on over the past couple of weeks.

The first is actually a design I did a while ago. One of my favorite design clients, India Rose, had me design a logo for a new party business that's getting started! I designed the logo for India's wedding business, and now I've designed the branding for her latest venture: Lavish MV. It's such a fun logo, don't you agree? I can't wait to read all about the festivities India pulls together!

So far the Lavish MV branding package includes the logo, design elements, letterhead, and a custom address stamp.

So far the Lavish MV branding package includes the logo, design elements, letterhead, and a custom address stamp.

The original pre made logo package looked like this.

The original pre made logo package looked like this.

The next item up on the list is a branding set I did for The Simple Taste Kitchen. The hostess of The Simple Taste Kitchen, Bianca, takes amazing photos of the foods she prepares. You can check out her Instagram feed to see for yourself. Bianca contacted me to design a logo for her based on the pre made logo "Salted Butter". If you follow me on Facebook, you might recall a posting about it.

What you may or may not know, is that pre made logos can be purchased as an exclusive if no one has previously purchased it. Luckily, Bianca grabbed it up before anyone else could, and I customized it to fit her needs. I also designed custom social networking buttons and Facebook headers and profile options for her. I'll be introducing brand new pre made logos in January. They can be customized with your business name and colors, or if you're quick enough, they can be purchased as an exclusive! Keep your eye open for the new line up mid January.

The finished branding board for The Simple Taste Kitchen

The finished branding board for The Simple Taste Kitchen

I've also designed custom stationery, business cards and a blog collaboration logo for Liz over on The Lemon Bowl! The collaboration logo I can't show you just yet, but I am really happy with how it turned out and am looking forward to sharing it with you soon! Until then, I can show you the custom cards I designed for Liz!

Stationery with printed envelopes, and double-sided business cards for The Lemon Bowl!

Stationery with printed envelopes, and double-sided business cards for The Lemon Bowl!

One last project I completed was a more personal project. I designed the wine tags, seating place cards and gift table for my husband's annual end-of-year work party! I really was hoping to make a quick diy video for the seating cards, but I just couldn't find enough time in the day! The evening was a festive one filled with good friends, delicious food and lots of cheer. I look forward to this party all year long. My husband's assistant always designs beautiful centerpieces for each table, and then the two of us have fun decorating the place. 

That's going to do it for today's recap of the past couple of weeks! It's been a full and rewarding holiday season so far. I hope you and your loved ones are filled with the joy of the season. Wishing you a very happy holiday and sweet New Year!

xoxo, -Patti