Basketball Birthday Invitation

My nephew turned one this past June and my sister-in-law wanted to do a basketball themed party. Here are two of the invitations I designed for her. I thought it would be cute to incorporate her modern taste by adding chevron and then doing a basketball instead of the “o” in one, all while using the color she requested of orange and navy.


In addition to the invitation, I also designed “Rookie of the Year” cards for party guests.


I printed them 2 to a photo of a 4×6 photo from Walgreens, cut them down and backed them with orange paper.


Hello, I’m Ava Birth Announcement

This birth announcement is somewhat designed after some I saw online and really liked. Just a simple picture of a newborn with colorful text.

I just love this picture of her and it was one of my sister’s favorite outfits she puts her in – navy and coral. She also just started opening her eyes more so I was happy I captured that!

Hello, I'm Ava

Pretty in Pink Birth Announcement

I created this Pretty in Pink script birth announcement idea for my niece. I love the font combination and the way the baby’s name scrolls off the page to the left and write in the script font.

This beautiful image was taken this past weekend. I took several photos of my niece, but enjoyed adding different filters to make this bright dress toned down and focus more on the adorable baby wearing it!

pinkstercreations original design

pinkstercreations original design

Pacifier Clips: Packers vs Vikings

I was so excited about making these pacifier clips, especially after I discovered how simple and quick they are to make. In less than an hour I had made 5 of them!

I purchased the clips (also known as suspender clips) on Amazon. Thanks to my Prime 2 day shipping they arrived today and I was set. I took scrap fabric from the hooded towels I’ve made and I sewed them up following the steps from a blog post I found off of Pinterest. I plan to make several more and share, but first thought I’d show the Packer spirit (and that I made a few Viking ones for family and friends in MN).

Here they are. And I might I add….Go, Pack, Go!



Hooded Baby Towel: Clothesline Design

My sister just recently delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl.  I decided to make both niece and my husband’s cousin’s daughter (born earlier this year) hooded towels in a very pretty, pastel girl pattern. I love how these turned out!

Hooded Baby Towel - Clothesline Design

I used a brown towel (from Target) and a matching hand towel. I noticed in doing these towels how much I really enjoy working on them and they make a special gift when I embroider their name on them. I work at NoteworthyNotes in Chicago so I have access to a machine which is a huge bonus!

Cupcakes and Cocktails Bridal Shower Invitation

So many things pair well together in life…wine & cheese, chocolate and wine, cookies and milk or beer and a burger…. I could go on and on. When thinking about this couple in specific; two close friends to myself and my husband, I figured what better way to celebrate their upcoming wedding than to give them a shower with two things they love in addition to each other – cupcakes and cocktails.

I designed the invitation with a color scheme very popular this spring, and it actually turned out it was very close to the couple’s wedding color as well. ( I hope the bride didn’t mind!). The cocktails were designed by our friend Ryan who played bartender for the evening, and the cupcakes came from Molly’s and also from my kitchen and my co-host for the evening, Emily.


Emily made a Guinness Stout Cupcake and I made my famous Strawberry Margarita cupcakes. Must I say not only do I love these cupcakes, but the recipe that I discovered on Pinterest is from a blog title homemadebyholman. SO close to my name it was just meant to be. I’ve made the cupcakes twice and both time they were amazing and delicious.

Here are some pictures of the decor. Emily did an amazing sign on the burlap letter signs above our cupcake display!



While the city sleeps

Being a morning person definitely has its advantages. One morning, rising early, I decided to adventure around our neighborhood and travel downtown to see the city. Being Saturday no one was really out and about so it was the perfect setting to capture some iconic Chicago landscapes.

I went to Wrigley which happens to be just blocks from our house and took this picture.


After taking that picture I was able to head downtown. One I’d like to share from that visit was at the iconic “bean” where typically on any given day there are hundreds of people. Luckily this morning I was one out of ten up and checking things out.

The Bean

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