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

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!



Simple Photoshop Valentine

Here’s the Valentine I created for my husband today using photo of us & a few minutes in Photoshop.

Using a blank canvas I chose different shades of pink for the backdrop. I created squares and a fun font to write “L.O.V.E”. The left hand side strip has a texture applied to it. I also saturated our picture for this layout.

Taking clipart from online I used a heart pattern and changed the opacity levels so it was hardly visible. Here’s the end result!