Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry X-mas!

Well, we are off to celebrate Christmas! Above is a sneak peak at one of our brand spankin' new Holiday cards. (Plus the snowman will have a hairy white chest.) We here at Cracked Designs will be starting the New Year with a bunch of new cards, so until then...have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Cards!

'Yo-Yo' greeting card

'Killer Birthday' greeting card

'Crapper' greeting card

'Delorean Belated Birthday' greeting card

So, we have had a serious lack of blog posting lately, but it's only because we are busy beavers over here. To prove it, we just designed 4 brand new cards! They are pretty rad, so you check 'em out. They will be available for purchase on Etsy after Christmas.

From the top:
'Yo-Yo', the inside of this card is blank
'Killer Birthday', the inside of this card is blank
'Crapper', inside: 'Sorry things are in the crapper'
'Delorean Belated Birthday', inside: 'I wish I could go back in time and not forget your birthday'

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We're on shirts!

Check out a design we did for cool as heck bike company, Cyclelogical. The women's shirts are now available on their website, so check it out!

Monday, December 7, 2009

10 Pack is back

Our Holiday 10 Pack is back in our Etsy shop in time for the holidays! You can mix and match ANY of our awesome holiday cards. You can do any quantity of styles you want......totally rad! Get them here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Where our cards live

Some of the most awesome stores carry our cards, and one of the newest is 'Wildcard' in Pittsburgh. I recently saw some photos of the store for the first time (because it just opened in October), and I was blown away! The store looks amazing! If you are in the Pittsburgh area, definitely check it out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I cannot wait to see 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'! I love Wes Anderson.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Baby Preparation

Now that I'm pregnant, I've found that there are so many cool things for babies. One of my favorites is this book that my bestest friend got me, 'The Baby Owners Manual'. It's so great and funny. If only caring for a baby was this simple... Find it on Amazon here

Monday, November 9, 2009

Christmas is coming

Since Christmas is just around the corner, all of our fabulous Holiday cards are now available in our Etsy shop! Check em out now!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Broken Lizard

I am so excited to see the comedy group Broken Lizard tonight! I love those guys and still reminisce about the amazing day when I actually met Farva. Plus, the baby in my belly has been cooperating with me for the past week, so now I can actually enjoy show without the fear of vomiting. Have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cool calendar

This clock/calendar is awesome! You can switch out the months...what a great idea!

Find it on Etsy in Decoylab's shop.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

You should all check out the very talented Kate Funk from right here in Milwaukee! She has rad cards, including this one as AC as the devil. Have a very happy Halloween this weekend!

Back to it.

The Leaning Water Tower

The many abandoned motels in Tucumcari, NM

The Wigwam Motel in Hollbrook AZ: the best place we stayed! It was awesome!

Giant dinosaurs at the Grand Canyon Caverns

Back from vacation and it's so good to be home! We're busier than ever here at Cracked Designs and are happy to announce that our cards will be available at Paper Source this Valentines Day! It is our first national store, and we are totally stoked about it. But are some pictures from our fun filled trip down Route 66. I have a ton more pictures, so more are to come!

Friday, October 16, 2009


I am off today to hit the open road with my husband. Will be back on the 27th!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We did it!

Hooray! We made it to 1,000 sales on Etsy!!!! We are so stoked! Thanks to all of the cool folks out there for supporting Cracked Designs and helped us get to this milestone!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Almost to 1000

oooh baby, we are getting dangerously close to our 1000 sale on Etsy! Who will be the lucky person to get us to 1000?! Whoever it is will get a thank you present!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Roadside America

So Adam and I leave for our Route 66 roadtrip out to the Grand Canyon this Friday. We are so stoked. I've been doing a lot of research on the most amazing website ever: roadside america. If you haven't visited, then you are missing out. It is hilarious. We've found some great stuff to check out along the way, including the UFO museum in Roswell, NM and the museum of barb wire. ah yes, this will be the greatest trip ever!

500 Days

I saw 500 days of summer a few weeks ago and totally loved it. I also love the artwork for the movie and how illustrative the movie itself was. Oh yeah, and I love Zooey Deschanel, a lot.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Congratulations to Jess and Mark who are getting hitched today in Syracuse NY! I had the pleasure of working with them to create their fall inspired wedding invitation set. Congrats you two!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I am loving these 'Where the Wild things are' inspired artworks by Urban Outfitters. I have been looking for some cool modern baby room decorating ideas, and maybe I have found it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

For sale

Our save the date design is now available for purchase on MINTED.COM Hooray!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New card!

We have a brand new baby card in our collection this week! Inside greeting: "Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!' Get it on Etsy later this week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Planning 66

Cadillac Ranch in Texas

Muffler Man

Blue Whale in Oklahoma

Adam and I had been planning a big trip on historic highway route 66 for next May...but since we will have a newborn then, we had to move up our trip for this October! For those who don't know, Route 66 starts in Chicago and stretches through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and ends in Santa Monica, California. We've always wanted to travel Route 66, so we are totally stoked. Planning this trip is really tricky, since a lot of the old highway is now gone, so we have lots to do before we leave in October. At least we've already booked our night stay at the Wigwam Hotel in Arizona. Heck yes.

Friday, September 18, 2009

In 3-D

I had a long and morning sickness filled I am looking forward to enjoying a super cool 3-D outdoor movie tonight on the lakefront. Should be rad!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Amazing T-Shirts

Nuke the Whales

Tree Vs. Lumberjack

Killer Whale

So at Renegade I saw so many amazing artists, but one of the best I think was Gnome Enterprises. I was laughing out loud while I was looking at their shirts. They are amazing. Seriously. Here are some of my favorites. Check all of their amazing-ness out here on Etsy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cracked Designs Baby

So it is true...there is a baby on the way! I am pregnant and will be expecting a baby in May. We are pretty stoked about it. Now I can shop for cool baby stuff, especially from Threadless. They have some pretty awesome onesies so our baby is sure to be the coolest!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hooray for Renegade!

The booth.

People checkin' out some rad cards.

Lots of peeps

Renegade Chicago was amazing this year! We had such a great time and met lots of swell folks. It's always awesome to hear when people have seen our cards in stores or online. The weather was perfect and there were so many rad vendors this year! It's so nice being surrounded by such talented people. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Visit us at Renegade!

Yay for Renegade! Renegade Chicago will be happening this weekend, Sept. 12th and 13th from 11am - 7pm. Come by and visit us at booth #82

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Date Night

I had an incredibly exciting week and to end it, Adam is taking me on a date to see 'Paper Heart', which I'm super excited about. Next week I'll be comin' at ya with some fun news!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Red Hot

Dude, this polaroid camera is awesome. I love how 80's it is. Check it out on Etsy here. Plus the PolaEmporium shop is packed with lots o' neat goodies.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh Zooey

So, I have the biggest crush on Zooey Deschanel. Plus I'm a HUGE She & Him fan. I pretty much want her wardrobe.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It's been too long...

I apologize for my lack of posting lately. We here at CD have beyond busy....with wedding orders, card orders...oh my! Anyways, I recently became obsessed with the Etsy shop Found Paper Co. They have the coolest stuff! I recently bought some of their vintage maps....oooooh are they nice!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Keg Killah

Phew, it has been a great and super busy week! It started with the amazing Storque interview on Etsy and ended with me fulfilling my life-long dream of killing the keg at the Wisconsin State Fair. Oh yes, it's true my friends. If you kill the keg, you get the sweetest shirt ever. Adam and I have dreamed about one day killing the keg, and yesterday it happened. Ah, dreams do come true.

To celebrate my successful week on Etsy, I am off to celebrate by hopefully killing another keg with lots of good friends. Have a happy weekend!