Friday, December 31, 2010

Adios Twenty Ten

This year has been yet another amazing year for Cracked Designs! We've had the opportunity to work lots of new brides, as well as lots of new stores all over the country. And of course, in May we welcomed the newest member of CD, Beckett! In a few years, I have no doubt that he will be helpin' us out with new card ideas.

Along with the new year comes NEW cards! Hooray! We just added a couple on our Etsy shop this week, but be prepared for lots more coming soon! Happy 2011, and thanks to everyone who supports CD!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Here are images of the holiday card used for the gang here at CD! Hope you all have a happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our X-mas Card

I was super happy with how our Christmas cards came out this year. I found this awesome wood grain paper that I printed them on. I am way into wood grain anything these days!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Max Fischer Pencils

AMAZING! Weird, this is my second Rushmore post this week. Don't care.

(via Julia)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Retro Whale=Amazing

Holy frack, these might be the most awesome coasters & prints ever! I stumbled across the shop, Retro Whale from LA today, and I instantly fell in love. They have coasters & prints with your favorite movies, bands, writers, directors & just cool illustrations. The illustrations are so witty & perfect. Anyone out there getting me a present? Then shop their Etsy store here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ok, we'll go

We just saw Okgo for like the 100th time, and it sure does bring us back, way back, to our early college days in the Windy City. (Yes, we loved them before the treadmills...) I love how innovative they are with their live shows, as well as their videos, duh. I want to live in their paisley filled dream world.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Camera Bag Coolness

I love this awesome camera bag! I would carry around my camera all the time just for funsies if I had this bag. Find camera bags, Ipad/Iphone sleeves, messenger bags and more on Stash's Etsy shop!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Card Alert

Holy smokes dudes, we have two more new cards on our Etsy shop this week! 'Milwaukee is for beer lovers' & 'Congratulations on your new little squirt' cards. Look out for even more new cards in the coming weeks! We're like card machines over here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

1000 More Greetings

Just received our copy of the book '1000 More Greetings', in which 2 of our cards are in! This book is stocked full of some awesome cards, as well as invitations, stationery & more. Buy it on Amazon here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blue Ribbon

We checked out HoverCraft this past Sunday, and it was awesome! It was so great to see so many cool vendors from Milwaukee. I picked up a bunch of goodies, but my favorite has to be this plush Pabst bottle made by Sarah Jane Harper. Along with this totally rad bottle were Pabst cans, tree branches and logs. I love how the Pabst cans & bottles had perfect imperfections, I wanted to buy them all! Beckett loves hugging his new Pabst bottle, which makes his mom & dad very that weird? Anyways, Sarah Jane doesn't have an Etsy shop quite yet, but you can check out her blog here.

The Milwaukee Wedding Boutique

All brides out there should check out the new and awesome blog, The Wedding Boutique.
Meghan Magritz (a former bride I worked with) started the blog, which covers multiple cities all over the country and focuses on tips from handpicked wedding vendors in that specific city. We are honored to be apart of the Milwaukee section! Check out the Milwaukee Wedding Boutique here

Friday, December 3, 2010

Follow us

Yes, it is true, we've succumbed to Twitter. Follow us, you know you want to. @crackeddesigns

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New cards!

We have two super cool new cards in the shop! One is a holiday card (which is a little late I know), and the other is one we've been really excited to finally make! Check them out here.

GMA online

Check us out on Good Morning America online today! We got a little mention in the 'Gifts that Give Back' article! Read it here.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hooray for Sales!

Only on Monday Nov. 29th, get 10% off your order on our Etsy shop! Enter coupon code, HOLIDAY at checkout.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cool Pillows

I am loving these pillows! They look real comfy. Get them on Diffraction Fiber's Etsy shop here, they also have tons of other awesome & original pillows!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Wow, I am so stoked for a brand new craft fair in Bayview this holiday season: HoverCraft! Although I'm sad I didn't find out about it until now, I'm so excited to see a new craft fair on the Milwaukee scene to encourage emerging crafters in the Mke area. Check out their blog here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Check out our interview on the fabulous Howd.i.y. Blog! In addition to the interview, there is a Holiday 10 Pack giveaway! Check it out here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

6 months later

It seems like just yesterday that I was on maternity leave, and now Beckett is already 6 months old! He's grown accustomed to helping me make cards while sitting on my lap. It's starting to get tricky...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Honest Abe

We have a neat-o new note card set available on Etsy! I first designed the cards for my sister as a birthday present (she loves Abe, which is slightly odd...) but I loved the way they turned out so much, I thought I would share them with the world! Find them on our Etsy shop here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Destination Wedding

I just finished some Wedding Invitation samples for bride-to-be, Eileen, for her destination wedding next fall in Puerto Rico. I was stoked at how they turned out!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Cards are back!

Well, Christmas is coming, and our fantastical Christmas cards are now back up in our Etsy shop! Next week we will debuting 3 new Christmas cards too! Oh boy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Daily Candy Weddings

Hey! Our wedding invitations are featured in a little article on the ever popular Chicago Wedding edition! Any brides out there? Check us out here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Out with the old, In with the new

Cracked Designs has been growing rapidly throughout the 3+ years we've been goin' at it. So we figured it was high time to re-do our logo and overall brand. We've been working hard to create some new branding, and here's a glimpse of what we're thinking about...


I've been a fan of the company 'Brainstorm' for a while now, and I recently fell in love with one their new prints. ( see 'Earth' above) Visit their shop here!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Beckett's Baby Stationery

Beckett's baptism invitation, which features a cool teal backing and fits into a dark brown envelope.

A cool map that was included with each baptism invitation

Beckett's birth announcement, which was tri-folded (to reveal a polka dot backing) and fit neatly into a matching envelope.

My baby shower invitation

I've been loving being able to design stationery for all the events so far in Beckett's life. Since I'm not a big cutsie baby animals person, it's been great creating the perfect blend of modern, yet baby friendly designs. Thought I would share my baby shower invitation, Beckett's birth announcement, and his baptism invitation.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cool new cards!

boy oh boy, do we have two new cards that we love! Both cards are blank on the inside, but so totally rad on the front. Check out 'BOOM' and 'Are you ready for this jelly' cards in our Etsy shop NOW!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Renegade Chicago

Holy frack do I love the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago! I've been apart of it for the past 2 years, but since this is the 'year of the baby', I unfortunately won't be able to participate this year. I'm starting to get really sad about it since every year so many awesome vendors come out of the woodwork, and I love seeing all the cool stuff. It looks like it will be another great year, with some of my favorites like, Gnome Enterprises, Dude and Chick, and La Familia Green to just name a few. I hope to be back out on the craft fair scene next year!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

For the cool babies

I just found this cool shop on Etsy, Apericots, that has tons of totally awesome baby onesies. Now that I'm in full mom swing, I love dressing Beckett in cool onesies versus the boring everyday Carter's onesies.