A few months ago I had my hair cut to the shortest it's EVER been.
It was much needed after the 6 months of peroxide blonde! I really love the pixie cut but with hair that grows VERY quickly and an appointment at the hairdressers next week, I'm in two minds... Do I keep the 'pixie' or grow it slightly for a longer crop? Would LOVE your suggestions!
Head on over to the website to see one of the latest branding projects I've worked on for Plus One Mums. Linda and Meg are so wonderful to work with! Their passion for health and wellbeing is contagious!
I've been working this last few months on an exciting new venture for Buttercup Ink... and now it's time to share!
At the networking events I've been at and just chatting to other mums in business, I've found that whilst everyone starting out in business would love a beautiful brand that is consistent across their printed collateral, Facebook, blog, etc. they just don't have the cash to spend up front with an agency in the early days. So, I've decided to create Buttercup Ink : The Brand Shop. This will be a one stop shop for your logos and printed items to get you started in the most professional way and have your brand say exactly what you want it to!
This is how it works...
Example logos will be available to purchase from the shop. You then just let me know what colours you would like from the colour chart and your company name. I'll then work my magic and put it together just for you and send you a proof. When I get the thumbs up from you, I'll then forward your personalised logo suite with all the various formats for you to keep! EASY!
Each logo will only be sold 5 times and no two logos will have the same colour scheme so there is no chance of duplicates! We wouldn't want that!
There will also be packages available that will contain print-ready pdf's of your business card, letterhead, Facebook profile pic, etc. to ensure the symmetry across all areas of the business. But more on that later!
Here are a few of the sample logo's to whet your appetite! What do you think?
Many of you will know that I love yoga and try to practice everyday. Some days it's 60 mins, others just 10 minutes but I always find time in my day for it. Recently, I've found a new class in my local area that is perfect for me at this time. I find it challenges me physically but also allows me to calm my mind which is so important for me.
I took part Mariannes 30 Days of Yoga course last year and it was a great way to help me establish a good home practice that I could adapt to suit each day. She has recently launched some new online courses including 30 Days if Yoga : For People Who Are Too Busy To Practice Yoga. I love the concept! I know of so many friends who would like to try yoga and develop a regular practice but are just 'too busy'. This is a great way to introduce yoga and help them realise that they don't have time not to practice yoga!
Marianne is a truly inspiring person - find out more about her journey here...
I've just recently completed this job for Helen and Ben. They are getting married back in the UK (check out the invitations here) and wanted to create the same excitement for their guests attending their Melbourne reception.
I love the architectural hand cut element and the colour scheme of coral and rust on cream give a really glamourous aesthetic! Who wouldn't want to attend this fabulous function!!!
With a few big wedding projects complete this week, I'm turning all my attention to my trade show prep (which is less than 5 weeks away - WOW!).
I've been so busy lately that I've not had the chance to work on the new Buttercup Ink printed collateral. So here it is!
I'm sending out pre show material to my most loved shops. After some research, I decided against the mass mail out and chose to focus on the shops that I have hand picked and think will be a perfect home for Buttercup Ink products. Each of these lovely retailers are getting a little stationery gift to help them plan for the show.
Also, as my full collection is available to view online, I'm not doing a printed catalogue but instead directing potential retailers to the online shop and giving them an order form.
I've chosen to have a generic postcard printed that I can handwrite a little note on to hand out with my business card if required. Also, this will come in really handy for me to include in online orders and wedding stationery suites.
The focus of Buttercup Ink stationery is to encourage people to put pen to paper in this overly digital age (she says as she taps away on her Mac!) so I really love the idea of giving people something that is handwritten - from one person to another.