Thursday, 28 January 2016

Wedding invitations: Eva & Gary

Eva and Gary's amazing wedding invitations were truly a team effort. The invitations were designed by a friend, I made the airplanes and Eva and Gary put everything together. Their hard work definitely paid off. Eva shared these photographs with me after the wedding and I am finally sharing them with you: Don't you think these invites are absolutely stunning?

Thank you so much for incorporating my work into your design, Eva & Gary! You guys and your friend have reason to be proud! Thank you also for allowing me to share your images!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

A Special Place

Just stumbled upon these images by talented South African photographer Nikki Meyer. I always have a soft spot for weddings attended by the whole family - including the dogs. But at this wedding the doggy babies were not only guests and witnesses to mommy and daddy's big day ...


They also had a very special place on the wedding cake!


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Wedding Invitations: Hayley and Kevin

Every now and again someone shares photographs of how they've used something purchased from my Etsy shop in a stationery design. This time it was the lovely Hayley who shared some photo's with me. I just loved the idea of the names of the bride and groom in white on the map background in muted tones, so I was really thrilled when Hayley gave me permission to share the photographs with you! Thank you Hayley and Kevin! I love your invites and it was lovely to meet you through Etsy!

Want to incorporate these little wooden airplanes in a design of your own? You can buy them here. Alternatively you can e-mail me at almostamsterdam{at!}

Friday, 22 January 2016

Back To Nature Treasury

Nature lover Jamie from Wilderness Apparel on Etsy was so kind to include my squirrel invitation decorations in a Treasury. It's always fun to see my items in a collection put together by another Etsian.

Jamie prints nature-inspired, hand-drawn designs on t-shirts and hoodies in beautiful vintage colours. You'll have a hard time choosing your favourite item!



Friday, 15 January 2016

The Invitation Stand

I love collaborating with other designers! This week I've met the lovely Gretel from The Invitation Stand, a studio in Miami Lakes, Florida, via Etsy. When I realised that Gretel was a designer I immedately decided to check out her work. And then, much to my surprise, I stumbled upon this image on The Invitation Stand Facebook page!

I immediately recognised the wooden aeroplanes as ones that I've made, and, to be honest, I felt a little embarrassed about the fact that I could not remember working with Gretel before, but after investigating a little and talking to Gretel I was relieved to learn that my brain wasn't turning into mush! According to Gretel the airplane embellishments in the picture were given to her by her clients and she did not place an order with me directly, as she was completely unaware of my existence at the time!

Anyway: it was fun to see my airplanes in action and lovely to meet Gretel and to contribute to one of her design projects for 2016. If you're in the Florida Lakes area and in need of some stationery, why not contact her? You can see more of Gretel's work or get in touch with her via Facebook and Instagram.

If you need  some personalised aeroplanes to incorporate into a design project of your own, you can buy them here or e-mail me directly at almostamsterdam{at!}