the best of 2018.

I always like to end the year looking back at my fave projects. I’ve stayed very busy this year so it was hard to pick only 10! Here’s a look at what I would call the best of the best!

10. Stacy & Charlie’s September Nuptials: I couldn’t be happier with how this invitation suite turned out. Gold foil, light pink & floral patterns, oh my!

10. Stacy & Charlie’s September Nuptials: I couldn’t be happier with how this invitation suite turned out. Gold foil, light pink & floral patterns, oh my!

9. A Luau for Linda: I had so much fun getting together with my family to throw my Grandma Linda’s 80th surprise birthday party. Cheers to 80 more!

9. A Luau for Linda: I had so much fun getting together with my family to throw my Grandma Linda’s 80th surprise birthday party. Cheers to 80 more!

8. Grant’s First Fiesta: Speaking of birthday parties, here’s one for the books! My best friend, Colleen, and I threw her son’s first taco themed birthday party. I can’t wait to plan #2!

8. Grant’s First Fiesta: Speaking of birthday parties, here’s one for the books! My best friend, Colleen, and I threw her son’s first taco themed birthday party. I can’t wait to plan #2!

7. Abby & Nick’s Wedding: Navy, gold & palms galore! This wedding suite was so much fun to work on for a childhood friend’s June wedding.

7. Abby & Nick’s Wedding: Navy, gold & palms galore! This wedding suite was so much fun to work on for a childhood friend’s June wedding.

6. Art Directing like a boss: This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t at least mention my “real job.” Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to work on a ton of photo shoots for Famous Footwear! From booking models, working with photographers or shooting on my iphone, all the way to planning our catered meals, I have learned so much and will always cherish these memories.

6. Art Directing like a boss: This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t at least mention my “real job.” Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to work on a ton of photo shoots for Famous Footwear! From booking models, working with photographers or shooting on my iphone, all the way to planning our catered meals, I have learned so much and will always cherish these memories.

5. Little Miss Parker’s first set of stationery: My friend, Kate, asked me to design a set of stationery for her newborn daughter this past March. I loved it so much, I printed some for myself. (Those swans tho…)

5. Little Miss Parker’s first set of stationery: My friend, Kate, asked me to design a set of stationery for her newborn daughter this past March. I loved it so much, I printed some for myself. (Those swans tho…)

4. CWD & Wedding Workshop Collab: Over the past few months I have been a busy bee working on a special collaboration with the  Wedding Workshop.  I can’t wait to share more in 2019!

4. CWD & Wedding Workshop Collab: Over the past few months I have been a busy bee working on a special collaboration with the Wedding Workshop. I can’t wait to share more in 2019!

3. Cali Cards for a Cali Boy: When the California golden boy himself asked me to design his 2018 Christmas cards, I simply said “say no more.” Signed, sealed & delivered, complete with custom cactus stamps!

3. Cali Cards for a Cali Boy: When the California golden boy himself asked me to design his 2018 Christmas cards, I simply said “say no more.” Signed, sealed & delivered, complete with custom cactus stamps!

2. Kathleen & Trent got married: Kathleen and I met several years ago at a workout class and became fast friends. She really is one of the sweetest people ever! Her navy, gray and raspberry themed wedding was a dream!

2. Kathleen & Trent got married: Kathleen and I met several years ago at a workout class and became fast friends. She really is one of the sweetest people ever! Her navy, gray and raspberry themed wedding was a dream!

1. A Very Merry CWD Christmas: OK, OK I probably shouldn’t list my own Christmas card as my #1 project, but I rarely design things for myself and loved working on this. This past year has been a doozie. I saw the world and learned a lot about myself. I wanted to share something special with my friends and family, so naturally I got to work on a little drawing of Charli and I complete with photos from my year all sealed up in a cute little envelope. This was my first Christmas card and I honestly can’t wait to send another one next year. Cheers to 2019!

1. A Very Merry CWD Christmas: OK, OK I probably shouldn’t list my own Christmas card as my #1 project, but I rarely design things for myself and loved working on this. This past year has been a doozie. I saw the world and learned a lot about myself. I wanted to share something special with my friends and family, so naturally I got to work on a little drawing of Charli and I complete with photos from my year all sealed up in a cute little envelope. This was my first Christmas card and I honestly can’t wait to send another one next year. Cheers to 2019!