Friday, May 29, 2009

Dad Day Card Preview!

Wurst: inside greeting: 'you're the best! Happy Father's Day!

Pop: inside greeting: 'Happy Father's Day Pop!'

So here is a little preview of some of our new Father's Day cards. They will be available for purchase on Etsy over the weekend. We are pretty stoked about them, so be on the lookout!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

We Fell for the Falls.

All those crazy tourists.

Maid of the Mist.

The Flying Saucer Restaurant!

I was in love with these chairs, they were all over! Every shady hotel had them.

Oh Niagara Falls, what can I were awesome. Adam & I were in tacky souvenir heaven. Oh yeah, and the falls were pretty too. Here are some shots from our trip...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Niagara Falls, Here we come!

I am off to spend the long weekend with my husband of 2 years! We're going to celebrate our anniversary in Niagara Falls, which happens to be one place we've always wanted to go! Why you ask? Well, we are in love with tacky souvenir shops. The older the better-if there's dust on items, then we hit the jackpot. Hopefully Niagara will fulfill all of our wildest dreams. I am so hoping to find the above pictured postcard! Have a wonderful long weekend my friends!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lovebirds: Lookin' Good

Our 'Lovebirds' Invitation style in our Signature Wedding Invitation line, is one of our favorites! They've recently been gettin' lots of love, and we must they are lookin' good in any color! Check 'em out here!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


We reached 600 sales on Etsy! Hooray! Thanks all you awesome folks out there.

Nesting Baby

I just finished some pregnancy announcements for Andrea, and they turned out pretty rad! The mom doll lifts up to reveal the new baby! Congrats on number 4 Andrea!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

'Roid Week '09

So I am a little late on this...we've just been so darn busy! But better late than never! Roid Week '09 was on Flickr a couple weeks ago, and it was awesome. Yay for Polaroids! check it out on Flickr for some inspiration! Here are some of my fav polaroids...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Paint by Number

So I have been working on a paint-by-number card for what seems like forever. Maybe someday I'll actually finish the design! I've always loved paint by numbers and love looking for some good inspiration to finish my dream paint-by-number card set.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Chalk Priorities

We've been so busy here at Cracked Designs lately! Our busy busy schedule has made us rely on our to-do lists religiously. I would be so much more motivated if I had one of these cute goal chalk boards by Mary Kate. Back to the old grind...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sparrow Collective

Local Bayview store, 'Fasten' closed up shop this month, however the fabulous 'Sparrow Collective' took over and is continuing where 'Fasten' left off. I am forever grateful to 'Fasten' because they were the first store to believe in Cracked Designs and to sell our cards. It's because of 'Fasten' that I had the confidence to keep faith in Cracked Designs even after a lot of hard rejections (ah hem, Paper Boat, which is now closing...) So I am excited to keep on selling at the new 'Sparrow Collective'! I'm so happy to see a store like 'Sparrow' keepin' Milwaukee awesome! Sparrow Collective' will continue to sell one-of-a-kind works by local designers as well as bring in new designers from around the country. Check out the nice little article on here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I love Beer & design

If there is one thing I love more than good design, it's beer. But when you combine those two's a beautiful beautiful thing my friends. Here are a few breweries that have some top notch labels. Since it's my birthday, I'm going to enjoy one of these tasty brews, or maybe all three......look out!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oh so slanty.

Just finished up some invitation samples for Meghan from the White Box of Wedding Design. Her invitations feature diagonal writing, which was something I've never done before. I'll have more pictures in the weeks to come...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo today, here is a nice little rehearsal dinner invitation I did a few weeks ago for the wonderful, Kyle and Chandler. Oh so festive.

Monday, May 4, 2009

We are frickin' busy.

Well we here at CD have been the busiest of beavers lately. We just finished painting our office and it is oh so chic. Plus we have been slammed with orders and weddings lately, so we may have a lack of blogging in the days to come. We are tired and a little cranky. But to sooth our soul, check out the shop 'Roundabout' on Etsy. They have some great stuff, including this horseshoe necklace, which I just purchased. Check 'em out here!