about new leaf

making stationery, announcements and invitations has been a "hobby" i utilized for our family, but found myself doing more and more for others. my goal is to make beautiful, cost effective paper goods for you and your family and friends. let me know what you like and what your budget needs are, and i will do my best to make something you will be excited to mail!

Monday, November 15, 2010


we have SO much to be grateful for this year - most especially, JESUS. thank you for coming for us, for our redemption, for your GREAT name.

this is hanging in our kitchen as a reminder in this season of "thanks-giving."

i am offering this poster on my etsy store - it can be completely customized with your grateful list.

today, i am thankful for my first sale on etsy: a sweet family that lives in england bought the "luke 2" photocard. what a sweet reminder that His name is known in all the earth.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


newleaf is NOW "brown paper packages!"

I found out about a year ago that there is a company in CA called "new leaf" that sells paper - like school supply paper. Different, but not different enough for copyright purposes. So, reluctantly, we began to think of new names for this venture. Then, this summer, just before our son was born, we introduced our daughter to "The Sound of Music." She was hooked, and DAILY would ask to watch "cuckoo" (do you remember the song from the party at the von trapp mansion?). We began singing the songs together (to keep from watching it EVERY day), and soon "my favorite things" became a regular request.

For those of you who don't remember (because you haven't seen it 50+ times since june :), here are the opening lyrics:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

And so we discovered our new name amongst our daughters "favorite things." The official name is "bpp design" in order to avoid more copyright issues!

My next announcement is I'VE OPENED A SHOP on etsy. bppdesign.etsy.com

As of today, I'm of today I have 12 Christmas photocard designs available! I will be adding new designs [or old favorites] daily, so continue to check in. And please let me know what else you'd like to see at the shop! And, as always, I would be delighted to be part of your celebration and am very eager to help you with any custom order ideas you may be dreaming up.

Monday, October 18, 2010

poster for jude...

these are the opening words from the song my husband wrote for our son. i know, too sweet. it is now framed in his room

also, i'm working on some ideas for Christmas and will be announcing a new name for the business and other exciting news - stay tuned...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

i love this little girl!

i spent this afternoon working on different ideas for this beautiful girl and her even more beautiful mama. Callie James is a long awaited and much loved gift from God. welcome, sweet girl!

Monday, October 11, 2010

for bryson kyle...

i'm making invitations for a dear friend's baby shower. i can't decide which layout is my favorite...

sometimes the possibilities are just too cute not to share!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

great photos...

make GREAT announcements!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

our new boy!

my hands have happily had more to occupy them recently...

we are so grateful for jude's safe arrival!


we all like to have options! a friend recently asked me to design an announcement for her daughter's arrival - gladly!!! here are the options i gave her...

which would you choose?

ps - this design is a high resolution jpg that my friend had printed at costco for $.09 per card - pretty great price for custom announcements!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

we LOVE teachers!

as we near the end of this school year we are offering our favorite teacher gifts - note cards! a teacher is ALWAYS in need of papergoods, so why don't you consider these encouraging cards as a way to thank them for all they have invested in those you love this year.
a set of 16 of the above pictured cards (wisdom & love) with our standard brown paper envelopes is $12 + shipping. if you would like a set displaying your school colors, as seen below, please contact me for pricing. also, i will happily offer the below cards in black and white. as always, "bulk" orders will receive a price break!

**NOTE** the cards you receive will not have any part of the text cut off!

**UPDATE** the wisdom and love design is now available as a notepad for $5!

Friday, March 19, 2010

new designs...

we love to design for friends on their significant days. congratulations to ben and sarah on this major accomplishment. perseverance reaps lasting rewards!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

recent designs - new favorites!

we're back to work after the Christmas "flurry" of activity. here are some of my recent projects that are quickly becoming my favorites!

this is a double sided birth announcement for a family friend. her pictures were SO terrific it was easy to come up with a design we both liked.

this was for my cousin's rehearsal dinner. what an honor to be involved in such significant moments in people's lives - even in this small way!