Alison + Masa

Weddings are incredibly personal events and we love it when couples incorporate aspects unique to themselves and their culture into the day. This was the case for Alison + Masa. Alison + Masa wanted to include elements that reflected Masa’s Japanese heritage without being cheesy. We wanted a design that balanced the cultural aspects and the feel of the wedding …

Melissa + John Monogram

Sometimes there can be a lot of wedding stationery. Most people start off thinking about invitations but as preparations move along, there are more and more pieces to consider. The ideal is to have the design for all the pieces coordinate. However, sometimes that’s just not possible or maybe different people are responsible for different elements. A great way to …

Lloyd + Raggi

Iceland holds a special place in my heart. After University, I took a 7 month backpacking trip and Iceland was my first stop. I didn’t really know anything about this amazing country other than it was where the ribbon bookmark of my Lonely Planet Europe guidebook happened to be. Without a doubt it is one of the world’s most naturally …

Alina + Sean

I had the absolute pleasure of designing the invitations for Alina + Sean’s intimate summer cottage wedding on Wahsoune Island in Ontario, Canada. For the invitations, Alina came to me with her own watercolour paintings to incorporate into the design. They really set the tone and style for the big day. We also chose a natural white linen paper for …

Update: Gillian + Michael Monogram

Ice Luge with Monogram

About a year ago we designed a very unique and personalized monogram for our clients Gillian + Michael. This monogram not only reflected the bride and groom but also the other love of their life, their dog Amara. After the dust settled we got in touch with Gillian to follow up. It turns out they put their embosser to good …

Love + Babies

Baby Well Hello

It seems like only yesterday it was New Years (well, technically Chinese New Year was yesterday) but we’re zooming along towards February which means Valentines Day is around the corner. While you should be showing the one you care how you feel all year long, Valentines Day is but one very obvious excuse to make declarations of love. It might …

Free (and lucky) Chinese New Year Printable

Growing up in Canada made it tough to carry through Chinese traditions. Being raised with predominantly Western values and thinking, it’s no wonder why I can’t make sense of these traditions. With parents that mostly grew up in Canada as well, we would often chuckle at things like: Why my mother would need to give my fiance a pair of new pants before getting married, or why eating a certain noodle …

Kelly + Simon

Kelly + Simon Invite Stacked

Kelly + Simon’s wedding was most definitely a global affair. Kelly, a Canadian girl met Simon, a New Zealander, fell in love and decided to get married. With family spanning across the globe (literally) they opted to have their wedding in Hawaii with receptions following in New Zealand and Canada. This meant wedding invitations that had to do triple duty. …

Calendar Swap

Calendar

It’s a new year and a new calendar for my desk, courtesy of my calendar swap mate, Amanda. In October, Design Crush and Greedy Girl hosted their 3rd annual Calendar Swap and I got paired with a fellow artist from the US East Coast. It’s kind of like pen pals, but with calendars… and email. As paired by the hosts, …

They’re back! And cheekier than ever.

It’s a sure sign of aging because time has been flying by and Christmas is only a month away. With so many things going on, we’ve finally managed to deliver our collection of sassy Christmas cards for this year. On top of the nine from last year, we’ve come up with nine new designs. This means 18 snarky excuses to …