Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{inspiration} from Steve Jobs

not to sound dramatic, but today is a day that will be remembered by many due to the passing of Steve Jobs... he no doubt has touch many of our lives through some capacity of Apple's innovative technology.  i ran across this great quote from the commencement speech Jobs gave in 2005 at Stanford.  sadly it took his passing for me to stumble upon it, but it was inspiring nonetheless.  his words really encouraged me, as i am working to build my own little business, so i thought i'd create and share a 8.5 x 11" sign for my readers to download and print at home.  i hope you enjoy it =)  

if you'd like this inspirational sign in another color scheme just email me at and i'd be happy to shoot one to you.  

:: 10.27.11 revision :: 
a reader asked for this quote in a pink + red color scheme, thought i'd share that option with you too!
you can down load it in {pink + red here}

i pray that Jobs' wife and kids find comfort and strength during this time of loss in their family.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011


so i know i've been slacking on posting, this summer was such a whirlwind!

but i thought i'd swing by real quick to show some luggage tags i made for a recent bridal order - the bride had a travel themed wedding so what better than to get her girls matching luggage tags! fun huh?

and here are the back sides of the tags... do your friend's move a lot? her's do so she just used their cell number and email addy... great call!

now you might notice a HUGE difference in the image quality of the luggage tag photos and these earring shots... i got a new camera and i'm having so much fun playing with it... i still don't really know what i'm doing but i'm trying =) 

here are some earrings i sent out to a client's friend for her birthday... this reminds me i really should go update my shop soon... i've just been taking a breather, hence the reason there isn't much listed right now in either of my shops!

 i love these baroque crystals and the simplicity of this style of earrings... 
not to mention the color is great as we head into the fall season

oh and here's a picture of the Misters {as i like to call her} hanging out under my worktable... sorry had to post cause she's just that darn cute!

i hope you're having a great week... i'll be back with more goodies soon!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

{September printables} free birthday + anniversary planning pages

hey readers!

i'm happy to announce that i have a free gift to y'all today... for a long time now i've been Pinning lots of mommy binders, household planning binders, etc. on pinterest.  i love, no ADORE organization, however i'll be the first to admit that when it comes down to getting the job done it's always easy to find something else to do!  so i figured with my business craziness easing up, kids going back to school {though i don't have any of my own}, summer coming to a close, and football season starting {go trojans!}... it felt like a natural transition to begin this quest to get myself organized!  i thought i'd ease into getting a household binder created by beginning with something fun... some printables to help track birthdays + anniversaries of your friends and family.  and since i'm such a big fan of summer i thought i'd keep it fun by using chevrons and bright colors to help savor the little bit of summer we have left!

so here they are... oh and i'm still learning how to use my snazzy new awesome big-kid camera, so be kind =)

pool blue + light charcoal grey for January - March

pool blue + chartreuse for October - December

close up of all the date lines

think these will be helpful for you, go ahead and download them here!

i printed them front + back on 100lb card stock, so the jan-march is on one side with april-june on the back and then the same for the later months... i did however learn my lesson after i started to fill in the dates! i goofed and wrote one on the wrong month and can't white it out very easily, so my advice is print them front + back on cardstock then LAMINATE THEM so then you can write with a dry erase marker just in case you goof like i did!

if you'd like the colors customized i'll be offering these in my jdv paperie etsy shop soon along with lots of other pages to add to this binder i'm creating! wanna create one too? keep following along and i'll be offering some more freebies for your binders too!

happy organizing everyone

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

{shower goodies} oh boy + mustaches

howdy folks!  i bet you thought i had forgotten about you... nah i totally haven't, i just have been trying to keep up with all the events and custom orders i've been working on this summer, it sure has made my summer sail by {BOOO}!

anyhow this summer I had the opportunity to create some finishing touches for a shower one of my girl friends hosted... i'm still waiting to get photos from the shower, but here are some of photos i snapped from my ipad since my camera wasn't charged {if that tells you anything about how crazy things have been, i didn't even have my camera charged, ahhh!}

ok, now onto the goodies: 
they wanted a blue, black and white color scheme 
that used the so cute mustache motif that's popping up everywhere!

i created a name sign in honor or the new little guy that's on his way

she also wanted to use the "oh boy" expression so we used it for the banner and I snuck some mustaches in too to make the banner more interesting...
{please excuse my glass used as a weight, ahem...}
also, the colors appeared a little faded in these shots, i usually don't snap pics in the AM, however i had to that day, so you'll see the true color in the photos of the cupcake flags + favor tags

my friend wanted another banner but didn't want a saying on it, 
so i just created another banner with more of the cute paper i used for all of these goodies... 
what a great way to add some extra color to your party!

and here are the oh so cute and spunky cupcake flags... i just died when i found the blue + white herringbone paper in the middle as well as the blue colored graphing patterned paper... and who am i kidding all the paper i used was too cute! ... and yes i fall in love with all of my projects =)

my girlfriend also got ambitious and made chocolate mustache candies as guest favors, so i whipped up these fun and coordinated favor tags to tie onto the bags!

i would love love to create some invites to go along with this fun theme, and if you are in need of a mustache party for someone you know feel free to shoot me an email and i'd be happy to whip up something fun like this for your party! =)


Friday, June 3, 2011

{lately} "oh baby" shower goodies

i love when i get to work with prior clients again... here are some baby shower invites my former bride Marci asked me to create for her sis' baby shower this weekend! they aren't finding out the sex of the baby so we used a fun color scheme of aqua, lime and brown and used the expression "oh baby," as well as lots of different style fonts {which i love doing, since i'm obsessed with fonts}.  
btw, i know i'm partial and all, but i just love the return addy for the envelope!

here are a few close ups of the invites...

since both mommy + daddy are teachers they asked that guest bring books, so this baby should be stocked with bedtime stories after he or she is born!

also, i just love the name of the venue where they're having the shower... 
with a name like "the lunch box" it's gotta be a pretty darn adorable place!

Marci also wanted some special decor touches for the shower... 
here's the paper pennant banner i created

close up... love the bingo looking paper i got to use for the letters

and... another shot =)

she also needed a spot for guests to drop off their gifts... so she rented this vintage frame with chicken wire and i created another quasi-sign that said "gifts" 

close up of the papers, and the corner treatments i used

and lastly, she had me create these adhesive "bookplates" for guests to stick inside the cover of the books they were bringing for the baby... and when the little one gets older they can read who gave them the book, on what date, and read a special note to them!

{sorry folks, forgot to snap a photo of these after i printed them, so a digital proof is the best i've got} =/

i can't wait to see how the shower pulls together, after all the hostess has some pretty crafty plans in the works!  good luck Marci, and i hope your sis has a blast =)


ps... i'd love for someone to give me a reason to design a femme version of these invites... hint, hint!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

new item for JDV! {decorative vinyls}

yep, yet another new thing that i've started creating and designing, i'm still playing around with my new Silhouette vinyl cutting machine and learning the ropes but here are some of the new fun things i've created with it!

yes, i know i've shown this before from the Chanel baby shower... but i used my Silhouette to create the "Chanel-esque" font for this decorative frame.
i had posted a photo of the next project to my facebook page, but here's the back story:
 after looking around our place to see what i could embellish with vinyl, i realized after we threw out the junk food we used to keep in these glass jars... i thought hey, if they're going to sit empty, they might as well look cute!
and since i didn't know what was going to go in them i just decided to number them... and hey they look cute, so it works! the protein powder was a little easier to figure out what to do with it.

.   .   .   .   .

and yes i did figure out what colorful things i could put in the jars rather than "carbs" which we've eliminated from our diet... i was cleaning out one of our cupboards and thought we have SO MANY tea packets {and the boxes take up so much space}, so that's the one on the left... and all of my fun cupcake liners {since i'm not doing much baking right now} i thought i'd display them for me to enjoy even though i'm not enjoying one of my favorite junk foods {cupcakes}, at least i can enjoy the color!
 ... that's what i keep telling myself at least...

next i created this monogramed plate - just picked up this super cute Ralph Lauren plate at TJ Max, then did the "B" for our last name & did a second {darker} vinyl for the year we were married!
looks pretty dern {yes dern} cute mixed with the hub's law books and my blue coral {which is in a cloche on the shelf to the right of it} didn't include it in the shot, sorry! 

close up... and yeah i shot these at night so excuse the lame shadows everywhere

and then this frame was a gift to a mommy to be who loved the Chanel shower i had been apart of, so i created this one for their sweet new addition coming May 18th {or sooner}.
yep, this one's a vinyl too!

the great thing about this new cutter of mine is that i can cut vinyl, paper, cardstock, and heat transfers for t-shirts, bags, or any fabric really!... and even better, since i'm obsessed with my font collection, this cutter works with my whole font library!  i just can't wait to create more uniquely personalized vinyl decor pieces for you all!

...ok, now it's back to work for me...


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

i didn't forget about you all!

how on earth has it taken me so very long to sit myself down for a blog update...?  i guess it just reflects on the level of "busy"ness since the start of the year {which i'm very thankful for}!

so without further ado here's a photo update of what i've been up to business-wise since i've been gone

:: ::  a close friend's lingerie shower  :: ::
the invite
the bride & us bridesmaids with one of my custom banners

custom signage & glittered clothes pins

custom napkin ring wraps

:: ::  the wedding pantry february window display featuring my printables  :: ::

cupcake flags: part of my first printables line in my JoiedeViePaperie etsy shop

glittered coffee filter pom = a labor of love

look at these fabulous glittered clothespins {sigh} oh and one of my new printable banners

and a coordinated wedding sash to go along with the paper goods i created

:: ::  a very pretty Chanel inspired baby shower  :: ::

custom frame and vinyl text to look like the Chanel No. 5 logo
 love that the mommy Kacee Geoffroy will use this as decor in the nursery!

one of my favorite Coco Chanel quotes

coordinated "notes to Peyton" that were clipped to the Eiffel Tower with glittered clothespins 
{noticing a trend here with the clothespins?}

signage for the fragrance station, yes i said fragrance station... 
...what better for a Chanel themed shower?!

and since doing that shower, i've gotten so much positive feedback from clients wanting to put their spin on the Chanel shower, so i've started creating a "Chanel inspired" printables line for my paperie shop!

also thanks to popular demand, i'm creating these cute decorative frames for other mommies to be!
this one is for a new baby that'll be on her way soon and has a pink, white & grey nursery
{can we say hot new color pallet for little girls right now?!}
we realized that "sweet ava jayne" can be sung to the tune of "sweet caroline"... oh oh oh!
yeah, this baby now has a theme song =)

 i've also been working with another one of my {repeat offenders} i mean, favorite clients, thanks Linds!
on this cute black, white, and lime green shower invite for her soon to be sis in law

we also did cute lingerie shower/bachelorette invites, but i'll have to photograph those for you, and i'm currently designing a whole bunch of fun goodies for the showers & bachelorette party!
and on that note, i've gotta get back to work... if you're bummed about me not updating my blog very often, hop on over to my facebook page to see what's going on day to day!
:: ::  photo credits  :: ::
my friend's shower images - andrea gene photography
the wedding pantry images - marcella treybig photography
chanel shower - alice hu photography