Friday, July 29, 2011

how it all began...

A long time ago {okay it was December 2009} I was in the big apple with my best friend Jennifer on a girls trip.  We were walking around... minding our own business when this happened...


her boyfriend Jordan showed up and PROPOSED! and she said YES! So as soon as we got back we went on a whirlwind planning. Picking dresses + planning showers! As the wedding got closer it got to be time to plan the lingerie shower {which I was in charge of} I started looking online for unique invitations. She LOVES vintage style + pin up girls so that was the theme for the shower. Well I searched + searched + searched to find some that were perfect... but to no avail! So then I had a light bulb moment. {I was in the process of going to school for graphic design} I WOULD DO THE INVITES! This is what I came up with...


http://www.etsy.com/listing/66673692/pretty-in-pink-vintage-pin-up-girl

They were such a HIT at the shower... I decided to give ETSY a try. In all my searching for invitations for the shower I noticed that people on ETSY were selling the jpeg files of the designed invitations and then the buyer would print them as many times as they needed. So... I designed 2 more invites my firefigher pin up girl + my lady in red pin up girl. And what do you know... they started selling! Those first few invites continue to be the best sellers in my shop. I am so pleased with the success of the shop + I am excited to see where it goes next. 

My invitations are also available at Sparkle! in Downtown Lawrenceville, GA! I love doing custom designs and see my customers get so excited about them! Feel free to contact me for custom items at designsbynicolina@gmail.com or check out my etsy shop here! 

xo.
nicole

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