Once in a while, I get to do fun things that don’t involve designing invitations or printing on paper. (Imagine that!) The past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kelly Weeks, a really talented music teacher on the development of a music app, that engages young children in learning the guitar. That app has just been made available on iTunes. (I have a lot of respect for people that have the patience to teach children something as wonderful as music… Like these guys…)

This app illustration project goes down as one of the most fun ones I’ve ever done. And as a designer, it was awesome to be given total creative freedom. It was so much fun to interpret the cute lyrics, and translate them into visual form. Kasey, the main character is a happy-go-lucky little boy that loves all types music. Check him out in this video promo.

 

Kasey’s Guitar Jam for Kids is available for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. You can purchase it on iTunes here.

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Check out these adorable little scalloped tags we just finished up, and shipped off at the studio. These layered paper tags are way cute for presenting your signature drinks during cocktail hour. Tie it to a stirrer, and you’re ready to go! These are based off of our Honeybee Scalloped Tags design. Available at the shop soon!

Posted by: Lisa | March 23, 2012

Help these kids create their first music album

This is my 200th post, but it isn’t about anything wedding-related.

I want to tell you about a little project on Kickstarter started by a group that’s close to my heart. The Crimson Kings Drum, Fife & Bugle Corps is a non-profit youth organization that teaches children the fundamentals of music and marching. They are a small, grass roots group that performs in parades and events citywide. They are small. So small, that as you can see from the Kickstarter video, they use a school gymnasium, unused classrooms and storage spaces to teach their lessons.

This group provides children with a place to learn music free of charge. In a city that is hurting from arts programs funding cuts, this generous organization has been quietly serving the community, and marching in parades since 1953. The members who have been a part of this group over the years, have gone on to graduate college and become successful in their own endeavors.

And now, the group needs your help.

The Crimson Kings is looking to help the kids create something they can be proud of: their first music album. The purpose of this album is so they can have recorded music to submit when applying for entry to events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It has always been a dream for them to march in a parade that practically takes place in their own town.

Go help them out. Send them a few dollars and make their weekend. You can’t look at these cute faces all dressed up in uniform, and not smile!

Posted by: Lisa | March 7, 2012

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Help Us into the Finals!

One of my biggest weaknesses is asking for help. It’s never been a strong point of mine. Of course, knowing this is something I have to change, I figure now is a good time as any to make a change, so…

I need your help!

Our Floral Lace Wedding Invitation (pictured above) is up for a Stationery Trends Award. From now until the 19th, we have to make sure it garners enough votes to get into the finals. Can you help vote this design into the finals? It’s easy: all you have to do is register here, visit the bridal category, look for the above design and vote for it. While you’re there, check out the other categories and see if you can find a favorite baby, greeting, green, office and holiday card you’d like to vote on.

Do come back here and let me know via the comments, that you placed a vote. We’re going to have a random drawing on the 20th (regardless of whether or not we made the finals), and one lucky voter will receive a $50 gift certificate good towards any item in the shop. Thank you in advance!

Posted by: Lisa | February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Happy Leaping Hump Day!

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