spring sale : (e)mail marketing

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It’s a spring savings celebration at Celebrate Me Home during the entire month of March! This highly anticipated annual event lures furniture and home decor shoppers in from all across the Northwest. Located just off I-84 in Troutdale, OR, CMH carries a unique collection of distinctive statement pieces that bring comfort and beauty to the space you call home.  This timely message was delivered in the form of a direct mail postcard, email campaign via MailChimp, facebook cover page and website homepage insert.

precious print designs by innocent wisdom on etsy

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Helping my daughter, Kristen, set up her Innocent Wisdom mini shop at the Troutdale First Friday Art Walk in October and November has been a fun and rewarding experience. She was able to showcase her work in the front of Celebrate Me Home and sell prints of her original art, featuring children’s prints with Troutdale shoppers. Located on the historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale, Oregon we have enjoyed beautiful weather, friendly, helpful business owners and wonderful customers. Selling prints (framed and unframed) during our 5-9pm stay has been a great experience that will help Kristen grow her business. Below is a most sweet and precious way to present the lamb and pup prints — we love Columbia River Gallery’s exclusive mat and frame presentation! These are also available for sale, please contact Innocent Wisdom or Columbia River Gallery on how to purchase.

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graduation announcement : gresham high school

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  1. Buy white cardstock and find oversize envelopes in graduate’s favorite color — in this case, chartreuse.
  2. Select a few distinctive senior portraits of graduate as taken by Lenny Pichette Photography.
  3. List past four year’s worth of graduate’s accomplishments : music, voice, stage and tennis
  4. Design and craft a handsomely unique, personalized announcement in honor of this high school and its impressive graduate.
  5. Polish announcements off with coordinating band and slip into envelopes.
  6. Address, stamp and mail.
  7. Encourage, nurture, and graciously guide 18 years of developed skills, talents and interests into a successful and happy adult!

facebook cover photo : sales event design

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So excited to make use of Facebook’s new cover photo guidelines — one can now add special event or promotional information to their photo or image! Following Facebook’s 20% text rule (by using this cool tool) while keeping your photo or design as the main focus can be a bit challenging, but well worth the effort in keeping your main image clean and appealing. Here is my first promotional cover page for Celebrate Me Home, can’t wait to create the next one!

baby shower invitations

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Little lamb, who made thee? Introducing my newest baby shower invitation for our beautiful mom-to-be. Lambs and the color pink were part of her chosen theme, so this invitation honors both.

Using Illustrator to create a more simple graphic style from a purchased piece of clip art I then printed the lamb on pink cardstock and embellished each with a little bling on a small white flower. With exacto knife in hand, I freehanded a wooly cut-out for the white card insert, punched a hole in the opposite end and pulled a white satin ribbon through. Slipping the invitation into a white envelope with flap on the short end ensured that this original and unique invitation design would be delivered with a touch of distinctive flair to friends and family …  Little lamb, God bless thee.