Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Well, it's a little late, but consider this my official hello for 2015!
I kind of fell off the blogging wagon by the end of last year. I was still around on social media and consuming blogs, but just didn't have the same joy and sparkle I did from earlier last year. I really needed to just bunker down, grieve, spend time with family, and just do my freelance work in my own time and without any expectation that it had to be blogged about. Just take the pressure off. That's hard in this industry, when you feel like you're being left behind, but for the first time ever, I didn't even care. A sure sign I needed a break! : )
I was still working, just for some regular clients and not taking on much new...B U T...I'm now back!
I feel refreshed, I feel more like myself again, I feel inspired and energised to get back in my creative zone and design again and in new ways. I have the mojo back folks, and it feels good!
I will share over the coming weeks, some of the projects I worked on last year, that you haven't seen yet. As well as a couple of family birthdays that I'd love to share. I can't wait to get this year off the ground as I gear up for all the new projects. If you would like a quote on graphic design work, stationery, printing, or web design, in Australia or around the world, please shoot me an email and we can get you in the game for 2015!
Image from Honey & Gold
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I'm excited to let you know that as of last week, the Honey & Gold online store is officially open! Yay! While cliche, it has indeed been a dream coming true! One that many of you made happen. The heart of this project is to have faith-based inspirational foiled wall art that is both beautiful and meaningful. I encourage you to check it out and maybe you'll find a gift for a friend who needs encouragement today (or something for yourself!).
Image // Marnie Hawson & Bianca Virtue for Honey & Gold
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I love it when a job comes along that you really love, that suits your own aesthetic and just gels with you. Boutique Baking's logo and stationery was one of those jobs. Kate had a specific font in mind, so we worked with that to create her logo and then went on from there to design stationery, stickers and Facebook images.
The business cards were my favourite. Printed on a really nice card stock, they look and feel lush (said the paper geek!). You can follow on her baking adventures here.
If you own a business that needs a logo, or need business stationery & promo material designed, feel free to shoot me an email for an estimate.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Last month we celebrated Levi's sixth birthday with a viking & dragon themed party. It was his first 'friends' party, with his friends from school and not just our own family friends.
I designed & sent these viking themed invitations to all the boys in his class, I sewed some 'hiccup' style viking vests, and Dave got all 'man crafty' on me and made all the weaponry for the boys. (We had a laugh at how much he got into it, staying up late doing party prep - quite the role reversal!!).
I kept food simple, buying some and making some, knowing they would likely just play the whole time anyway (which they did!). The hero of the food was indeed the cake. I saw this viking helmet cake on Sweet & Saucy, and given the transport was impossible, I set out to make something similar but with buttercream (yum!) and not fondant. I was impressed that I got the horns to stay up!!
It ended up pouring down rain, but was still such a fun morning. The boys had to 'earn' each piece of their weaponry with each game. There was sheep launching, dragon fire defending etc. The 'dragon killing' game was the most fun, with hatchets and balloons, and could have gone on for longer had we had more dragon balloons blown up...lesson for next time!
It was a really fun day and the boys totally go into it. Happy birthday handsome boy! xo
Sources: Invitations // Stickers // Treat Bags // Game Ideas // Cake Inspo
See Levi turn; Two | Three | Four | Five (?? missing somewhere??) - I can't believe I have a six year old!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I woke up this morning and saw that the crowd-funding campaign for Honey & Gold had gone over the $3,000 mark. Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who has pledged. Seriously, I am so excited over here!
I am getting more and more confident that this dream will actually become a reality. Amazing. There are only three more days to make a pledge, so I hope you will head on over and be part of this 'heart project' of mine.
If you're catching up on this and want to know what it's all about, you can read the story here.
Thank you friends x
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I'm just catching up from a super long weekend over here. Both Friday & Monday off school has been a bonus. It's so much more relaxing in the mornings and I feel I can just breathe easier throughout the day. Ahhhh...
I don't know if you follow Leanne of Sweet Style? But if not...get on over there! She is one the original Aussie party bloggers I 'met' back when I started blogging and getting into the party scene. I have the utmost respect for Leanne. Many have come and gone, but she has been true to herself, and been committed to seeing her shop grow & change with her. And in addition, more recently, she has bloomed into this amazingly talented photographer! I love her bright and clean style.
I have started contributing to her blog in the diy/design area and I had my first feature last week. Head on over to read why the Rocky Road, and get a free printable gift tag!
Oh I want some of that right now...:)
Happy Monday friends!
All Images// by Leanne from Sweet Style
Friday, August 1, 2014
I designed Lexie's birth announcement many months ago now, and I am still handing out to friends and family. So slack, but this is real life!
I think if I'd waited to have professional photos taken etc, then they'd still be in the making, so I guess I'm thankful for that, and better late than never right?!
I can't believe she is 5 months old already! If you follow me on Instagram you can see how big and chubby she's getting. Such a fun age! She even had her first taste of real food today...(mummy detail!). This three kids thing has been a juggling act, but I'm loving that we're getting into a better groove now. Yay.
How is your world & life juggle at the moment? I hope you have a wonderful weekend enjoying your own friends and family.
Birth Announcement available to purchase & personalise in my shop here
Friday, July 25, 2014
As we continue to unpack and set up home, I'm constantly thinking about the end goal of each room. What I want it to look like, how it needs to function. Biggest on my list is the lounge room. At the moment we have grey couches...on tiles...in winter...it's cold and not overly inviting. I'm inspired by this living space I've had on my Pinterest board for a while. Neutral but interesting. I like the gallery wall & clean lines. I'm drawn to these colours I've pinned too. We need something on the floor to start off I think though, so I might just start the rug quest this weekend. Wish me luck!
Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to my pozible campaign. The funds raised so far are almost a quarter of the target amount...in just two days! Blown away. Obviously there are still 28 days to go, but there's no time like the presence to pledge and make this dream become a reality. Yay, it's happening! :)
Have a great weekend x
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
After our big move over the weekend, we have unintentionally had 'media fast' at our place this week. No internet and really poor phone coverage (meh!). But hooray, the internet is on and just in time. Because...
Today I launch a really personal project of mine called Honey & Gold, and I'm really excited to share it with you! The whole vision & dream started last year in Canada, but it was only after my sister passed away earlier this year, that I really felt it was something I had to do.
I feel like I want to get it off the ground and happening asap so I have started a Pozible crowdfunding campaign.
Have you heard of crowd funding before? It's pretty much where you get a crowd of people to fund something (funny about that!) : ) Anyway, I think it's kind of exciting to be a part of other peoples dreams, And I'm hoping you'll be a part of mine.
Last year I helped Tanya from Tickle the Imagination, turn her digital magazine into a special printed version. I only gave $50 bucks, but its funny how now with each new edition she prints, there is this little bit of happiness I get feeling a part of seeing her vision become a reality.
I hope you'll head over to Pozible & make a pledge. And don't forget to check out the different level rewards you get in return!
From a nervously excited Jordan :)
Friday, July 18, 2014
I kind of chuckle at the phrase 'fun bags', but this truly was a fun bag of goodies that arrived yesterday. The new 'Hooray!' Magazine packaged up in a cool tote. All Australian, all inspiring. Even the cover has me excited. I can't wait to dig in!
But...I don't think that will be happening till later next week. We are moving house this weekend. So it's all boxes and unpacking I think. This little winner is going to have to wait a little longer to be savoured slowly. Magazines are totally my little indulgence. I love sitting down, browsing and wishing...What about you?
Have a great weekend! x
P.S. Check out this funny Guide to Ikea a friends husband wrote