Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hold please....

I somehow have managed to get my nose stuck in this book.



It's awesome! Be back soon..... HA who am I kidding this book is HUGE. Jeff predicts that I'll still be reading it this time next year. I'm off to a good start (Chapter 5). 

Going to eat here w/ my momma & sasa.







Then going to see this after.





Cuz when you're a Jet you're a Jet!

AND...
Minted is having another contest. Since I'm officially addicted - I've put a few up and hope to get a few more up there as well. Could someone please add a few more hours in the day.
Thanks.



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Card No. 2

HO HO HO

When I set out to number posts about stuff I want to share I probably should be more realistic about actually getting back to post more. ;) Only on new card No. 2 and I actually have about 20. At this rate it will be June before I show you them all.

(Front)


(Back)

This sweet family from Florida ordered up their first family holiday cards. 
Aren't these photos just GREAT!?

I also just sent these invitations out to help celebrate my new little niece or nephew that is arriving March 1st. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




We just won't talk about the address situation. HAR HAR HAR.
(my friend Ruthie & I are simply cursed when it comes to working together. it's comical)

Off to do last minute shopping & deliveries!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NEW CARD no.1

I can finally share with you some of the custom designs from the season!


(Front)



(Back)


This card just melts my heart. Have you ever seen such Christmas cuties? I like both sides so much I feel like either side could be the front or back. 


My shopping is almost done. I just ordered up these shirts for the boys to wear on Christmas. Honey Bee T's are designed from a gal who went to AUBURN! (WAR EAGLE!) And she's got a great little blog that I like to stalk.  (www.flythroughourwindow.com) If you know the Munn family - these prints are made for us. I told Jeff they come in adult sizes if he feels left out. ;)



Adding to the Christmas book box. We got this guy and have already read it 10 times.
The Grinch is a big hit this year. As well as the Elf. 

More cards to come! (I know you are on the edge of your seat...)

Friday, December 9, 2011

HO HO HOOOOllly cow we got this sucker in the mail! YAY!



I think my favorite photos are the 2 on the back. If you only knew the daily chaos that is in the Munn house. Well...actually now you do b/c these pictures display it.
THEY. NEVER. STOP. MOVING. EVER. ;)

Laura Koupal took these photos and she is amazing.
http://laurakoupalphotography.com/

OKAY! It's almost time to be able to show the custom holiday card designs I did this year. A few have arrived so I think it's safe. Check back soon!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Minted Love

I feel like it's Christmas already!!!

Minted.com has launched their new gift tags & children's stationery. FUN FUN FUN because I was lucky enough to get a gift tag selected as well as 2 children's stationery designs. And to make matters even MORE exciting ...


I got a runner up in the WHIMSY catagory. ;)
I am just a happy camper about that!





Seriously - all the gift tag designs are just amazing - specially the real intricate designs. I wish I had the patience to design like that. Like my Jeff says - I'm great at starting a project (around the house) but not finishing it. NO PATIENCE. 

Here is a peek and link to the stationery.




Some crazy wonderful person has already up and ordered a set of the Mason Carey design. I just can't tell you how that just warms the old heart. *HEART* *HEART* *HEART*

I'm very grateful for Minted.com for all it does to promote their designers. I am MOST grateful for the way that they handle their design contests. It fires up the creative sprit!!! Keeps the design-buzz going.
And there are tons of cool designers that help each other out, to boot! 
I know I sound like a Minted.com commercial. But I think it's a great company.

Pink Hippo Prints is still cranking & cranking on our own designs. ;)
Even had my first official design purchased on pinkhippoprints.etsy.com! Thank you Mrs. Willman from Florida!!!! ;) Just WAIT til you see her card. It's ADORABLE! 

NEXT POST! 





Monday, November 28, 2011

THANKFUL

  We had lots to be thankful for and had a grand old time getting together to celebrate. We had a little soup/chili open house with some neighbors & good friends on Wednesday.


But you must be careful.
This is what happens when you let your 2 yr old stay up past 9.


THIS is what I call an AMAZING plate. VERY thankful for the smoked turkeys, the amazing duck, and the yummy sides my mom always makes. (see photo below of Ben and his reaction to the sweet potatoes)


Grammy Lu Lu flew in from CA. Charlie helped make the name plates (hand-turkeys) and he also helped remind us why we are all thankful. When we asked Charlie what he was thankful for, he paused to think and then said "I'm thankful that everyone is here together!" (*mama fainted - then walked over and gave him a giant SMOOCHA)


Apparently Ben is thankful for marshmallows. This is what he did when he realized how much he likes sweetpotatoes w/ melted marshmallows on top. (geezus he is silly!)



Charlie got ahold of the iPhone and took a few snaps. I liked this one because you can see "future cousin" in the striped belly. Next to the belly is Aunnnnnt Amy. (I am AAAAAnt Abby) and we are in the running for favorite AUNTIE to the new cousin. (aka - shim figgy)

Sooooo... after a wonderful day of giving thanks what does one do w/ a family that has been @ home together 3 days in a row???

RIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION I TELL YA!



Sweet Ben never moved from his seat - was mesmerized on the light rail to downtown.
Our goal was to see model trains @ Union Station but it was closed. 
So we went to lunch @ Wynkoop Brewery. Yummers. I have never seen a 2 year old eat so much mac n cheese & fruit in my life. PACKED it away. (I think you can see it in his cheeks)


While by the looks of this photo it seems that I may have had a rough few days at home but I promise I didn't ship Charlie off. He's still around.


One last thing.
What I am VERY thankful for...


my new favorite red.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Crazy

I think I had 2 weeks where we did nothing. I've made up for that by packing in something every single day. I didn't intentionally do this. It just happens. MON - was my annual yoga-dinner night. SO YUM. CafeBar on Alameda.

Tuesday - you saw the pics. Yo Gabba Gabba!

Wednesday - SWIMMING. Charlie was so exhausted he fell asleep before dinner.

Thursday - I can't remember. See what's happening to me?

Friday - DINNER @ The Kitchen w/ the Lowells.
I would have taken pictures w/ my new iPhone but my bro-in-law woulda kicked me outta the restaurant. ;) But The Kitchen is photo worthy. DEEELISH.

Saturday - AM - Family Photos. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE RESULTS!
Saturday PM - BREW TOUR ORPHANS came to our house for dinner.
(photo to go here once I download)

Sunday - AM - Race for Fetal Hope 5K run in Wash Park.
I DID MY PERSONAL BEST!
27:03
But you are just going to have to take my word for it b/c they didn't have me signed up and no one took a picture of me. I swear I ran it and ran like I was chasing my last glass of wine. Ever.


Minted had a fun Art Challenge right now. I've been playing around with some personalized print ideas. I am crossing my fingers that I can get all my ideas in my head into their contest.


I just adore simplicity. I think these would look
so cute on Ben's wall in his room. 



Obvi-I'd have to do a Blue/Red or Blue/Green version for a boy.


This design is from some stationery that I did awhile back - but have always loved.
The contest said to make something that you like - not what a customer would like. So I did.

I've also been busy busy w/ some new stationery.
That post is coming next. ;)

AND MAY I SAY THANK YOU!?!?!
Someone in New Rochelle, NY, UTAH, Hawthorne, CA & other parts of the U.S.of A. have purchased my holiday design on Minted.com. Minted alerts us w/ a little email when a purchase happens. I just GIGGLE AND GIGGLE with excitement and run and tell Jeff that someone has purchased Merry Bright Season and I just CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH! 
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba!

There was a party in our city last night. Yo Gabba Gabba came to Denver. And it was a dance-fest!

video


Please don't laugh at my movie-taking-ability. Still working on mastering the iPhone!

This is also the first time I've uploaded a video to the blog. Fingers crossed.


video


**Note - this Batman shirt arrived at our house from Linnie and it was immediately put on.
HUGE compliment if you ask me. (and know how picky C can be!)


Singing along to EVERY word.


CHEESE!


Glued to the stage.


Guess it got loud at one point.


Dancing in the aisle is required.


Going to Yo Gabba Gabba is AWESOME!!!!




Friday, November 4, 2011

HOLIDAY 2011

Lets get down to business. I'm about to send out the first official PiNK HiPPO PRiNTS 2011 HOLiDAY COLLECTiON! (It would have gone out a lot sooner but A- who wants that stuff before Halloween and B- my imaginary assistant was busy doing something fabulous I guess)

Below is an array of 12 holiday cards that are ready to PRINTED UP just for you!
Take a gander. Look them over. Soak them up!

Then if they are of interest to YOU... shoot me & email and we can chat!
pinkhippoprints@gmail.com    or    aawat3@yahoo.com

If the design you see is perfect as is... then we'll get 'er going. If you like to tweak & change & make things "just so" we can do that, too! That's the fun part! Adjust fonts, colors, photo, etc. etc. We can even do a custom design from scratch. You can also check out other color options via pinkhippoprints.etsy.com. It's very exciting.

DEAL FOR YOU SPECIAL BLOG READERS: 
BECOME A FOLLOWER and RECEIVE 10% OFF!

I love that.
Don't you?
Fine print: Min 25 card order. Flat cards only.


Design: LUKE


Design: ADDIE


Design: BENSON


Design: CHARLIE


Design: Emmy


Design: GIANNA


Design: HENRY


Design: JEFF
(I mean  doesn't thave face crack you up?)


Design: JOY


Design: MAE


Design: OLLIE


Design: OWEN


All cards are available to print double sided w/ a custom backer. Don't see a backer that matches the way you want it? We can fix that no charge. 


Backer: Dot Pattern


Backer: Stripes


Backer: Large photo


Backer: Small photo