Matinae Design Studio {Announcement!}

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some big changes are taking place for Matinae Design Studio and I thought I'd take some time out to tell our wonderful clients what is to come!

The biggest change coming MDS's way is a STUDIO! That's right, we've been busy constructing a home studio that will be a wonderful place to work, design, and meet with our clients! It's been a long process but has been so much fun and is sure to be very rewarding.

We are also in the middle of re-branding MDS. You'll soon find a new look on the website and blog. New business cards are also in the works. Some local businesses have even offered to allow me to place my cards in their shops so soon you'll be seeing MDS business cards around town! Thank you to all of the love and support that people have offered me. Networking with other businesses (local and not so local) has been such a blessing.

We'll also soon be on ETSY!! We'll be opening a shop there soon that is sure to be filled with new products! We have so many new ideas and techniques that we can't wait to try out!

We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and for those of you who had a long weekend, I hope you enjoyed it! I can't believe the holiday season is already underway!

XOXO,
Jenae Bingham
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Karen's Birthday Card

My very good friend, Karen, celebrated her birthday in October! I designed this card for her. The card also featured a wrap address label. I also designed her wedding invitations that I will feature on the blog soon. The big day is January 10th, 2010 and I am so excited for her!
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Kelley Elizabeth [Bridal Shower Invitations]

Monday, November 16, 2009

Maid of Honor, Ashley, came to me to see about designing bridal shower invitations for her bestfriend's bridal shower. She wanted to use the ever popular damask pattern. I showed her some of the damask patterns that I had and she fell in love with this one. The invitation was a 5x7 invite printed on heavy white cardstock. Ashley told me that Kelley loved the classic vintage feel of damask patterns but also liked polka dots and of course lots of PINK! We added a lighter pink polka dot border around the oval and accented her name with the same color pink outline.
-Ashley, it was a pleasure to work with you to create these bridal shower invitations! I hope Kelley's bridal shower was a success yesterday! You've done such a good job as maid of honor! :) Kelley, I hope you enjoyed your shower! I hope your big day is all that you have dreamed it to be! Congrats! :)
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Clayton Chase [Baby Announcement]

Monday, November 9, 2009

This is a project that we did in September that I'm just now getting around to blogging. David and Carly had just welcomed their first baby into the world - one of the most handsome baby boys you have ever seen! Carly wanted me to design a unique "newspaper" formatted announcement using baby blue, chocolate brown and tan colors. This was probably one of the most fun baby announcements that I have designed yet as I got to design with a mixture of colors and fonts! Here is the final product!!

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Caleb's 3rd Birthday [Handmade Card]

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My cousin, Kristin, and her husband Phil, had a baby boy 3 years ago. This little boy is the most adorable thing that you have ever seen and he and his family have been through to much! Caleb recently had a heart transplant. In his first 3 years of life, Caleb and his family have had to endure things that most of us can't even imagine! From countless doctor visits and testing, to being transported by medial helicopter to being put on the waiting list for a heart transplant to then receiving one - Caleb, Kristin and Phil have handled it in the most amazing way! I can't tell you how proud of them I am and how happy I am that my little cousin is now finding out what it truly means to be a kid!
His 3rd birthday party was held in August. It was a huge party! Unfortunately, my husband and I had already made plans months before to be in Santa Barbara celebrating our anniversary but my mom was able to go and said it was amazing! We both created this card for her to take to Caleb. This birthday card was given to him along with a "telegram" that we created telling him and his parents that he would be receiving a very special and vintage train set from our family. The whole party had a cowboy theme to it and was held at the fair grounds in a barn. There was face painting, a petting zoo, a huge multiple tired cowboy cake, and so much more! You can click here to read about the party,click here to follow Caleb's story through his mother's blog entries on Care Pages, or click here to read more about Caleb on his website!
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Here is the telegram which was printed on aged and distressed paper. I don't have an actual picture of that. :(
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