Thursday, December 8, 2011

The excitement builds...

The days are drawing near that we will finally meet our baby boy, Rhett. 
We received word today that the day is sooner than expected so we are mere days, perhaps hours of embarking in this new and exciting chapter in our life. I am so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive family, group of friends and loving husband. Going on 6 years married, 9 years together - we couldn't be more excited about this new journey. Our little family is about to grow and completely change for the better. We know it will be hard, we know it will be challenging, but we also know how incredibly rewarding it will be to hold this precious child in our arms. Please keep us in your prayers as we welcome Rhett into our world. Until February, emma j design will be closed so that I can focus on this new delivery. I hope you enjoy the holiday season and I look forward to working with you in 2012!

A sneak peek of what's to come:
To Rhett With Love
{ stylish snippets from the new life }
a website dedicated to this new life of motherhood, babies and the little moments in between.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Our custom Christmas Cards!

I wanted to do something simple yet fun this year for our holiday cards since we will soon be sending out Rhett's beautiful letterpress birth announcements. My wonderful friend, Sarah Buck from Sarah Buck Photography, photographed us with baby bump and so we featured one of our favorite shots on the front. Of course, Dallas and Bailey had to adorn the back along with a special present wrapped for Rhett. I mailed them in charcoal grey envelopes with red liners and addressed them in white. Enjoy! 

Baby Rhett's Custom Nursery

We've been hard at work on baby Rhett's nursery! I can officially say that we are finally finished - just days away from our little delivery making his appearance into the world! We have poured our heart and soul into creating an inspirational environment for this little guy and hope he grows to love his room as much as we do. We both wanted a room that wasn't too babyish or themey, but yet sophisticated, timeliness and full of unique touches only his room would have above all others.

Lots of credit goes to the loved ones that made such beautiful pieces for the room and the hard work of The Classy Crib for the bedding. Photos are below with brief descriptions about our choice on song lyrics, quotes and sentimental items throughout the room. We hope you love it!

Window Treatments and Pendant Light from RHBaby & Child in which I added border. Crib handmade by my father-in-law out of Caribbean Rosewood, Giraffe from Melissa and Doug

Rocking Horse made for my husband as a child by his father. Dresser belonged to my grandparents, Lil and Jack. Mirror by Ralph Lauren. Striped paint color : Crystalline by Benjamin Moore. Changing pad cover by RH Baby & Child. Changing pad holder made by my father-in-law.

Frank Sinatra song lyric from 1981 - the year we were both born.
To purchase print, click here

My childhood Bib, Rhett's custom pattern design and our childhood cameos with birthdates.
To order a custom cameo combo, click here.
Bow tie artwork from my friend over at Be True Designs. She designed my wonderful baby shower invitation!

My favorite quote from my grandmother, Lil. To purchase a print, click here.

My husband's baby bib, photo of him pitching in college, Christopher Columbus Quote.
Click here to order.
Bow ties worn by my husband as a child and his uncles.
Song lyric chosen by my husband for the nursery. "Make Your Mama Proud" by The Blue Dogs 
"Moon River" Song lyric - my father and I danced to this at our wedding.
"How to Tie a Bow Tie like a Gentleman." Watercolor by Me.

"How to Throw a Fast Ball like his Daddy." Watercolor by me.

"How to Tie a Square Knot like an Angler." Watercolor by me.

"How to Shag like your Mommy and Daddy." Watercolor by me.

Mr. Geronimo The Giraffe with this Tie (Baby gift for Rhett)

Cross stitch of the Irish Blessing that hung in my grandmother's house.

Custom pattern design for Rhett's bedding. The pattern features interlocking "R"s in a sea foam blue color.
Bedding made by The Classy Crib.

Custom pattern design for Rhett's bedding. The pattern features interlocking "R"s in a sea foam blue color.
Bedding made by The Classy Crib.

Glider by Little Castle

Table from Nadeau

Custom handmade diaper bag by Satchel.

Rhett's First Christmas Tree

Custom-made Baby Book available through La Paperie

Wonderful painting by a dear friend of mom's, Aunt Larcie!

Sign given to us by my grandmother years ago, Silver Mariposa Baseball Spoon from Grandma, Black and white photo of my husband's great grandfather, Simeon. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Custom Gift Products from emma j design

Due to the popularity of the 'wedding monogram' - I am offering the following products using custom monogram designs. Treat yourself to products with your custom monogram in celebration of your new marriage!

Custom products currently available through emma j design include: (but are not limited to - just ask!)

Wedding Invitation Wardrobes
Save the Dates
Stationery for Thank You Notes
Wedding Monogram Design
Napkins, Cups, Koozies, Matchbooks, Plates and Coasters
Stickers and Favor Tags
Reception Signage
Seating Charts
Escort / Placecards
Table Number Cards
Guest Book Options
Lucite Trays, Ice Buckets and S/P Shakers
Calendar Pads
Melamine Plates and Platters

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Brand Design Highlight : Piece of Cake Bakery

I've been working closely with the ladies at Piece of Cake out of Atlanta, Georgia. LOVE their cakes! I was a frequent customer when I worked downtown a few years ago. They approached me a couple of years ago to redesign their website and reinvent their brand. I used their existing precious logo to create a brand new design which we are still growing today! They ship their cakes and treats straight to your door - great for the holidays and birthdays all year round!

Here's a glimpse of their website, but you can visit the real deal here

Also, here are some of the latest email campaigns I have designed for their custom list. Love how fun these are!

Real Wedding : Deanna & Joe at Palmetto Bluff

What a beautiful day this turned out to be! Or should I say, beautiful 3-day event celebrating the marriage of Deanna and Joe. The fabulous event was designed and coordinated by Sebrell Smith Designer Events and photographed by the talented Chia and Hon along with Bryan Stovall. You can also view the video from Savannah Wedding Films here. Here are a few shots from the wedding day and reception. The beautiful calligraphy was hand lettered by Bride Whelan. More details to come for the pre-wedding oyster roast and rehearsal dinner.

Custom engraved wedding invitations on Crane & Co. Ebony paper. Calligraphy by Bride Whelan.
Custom engraved wedding invitations on Crane & Co. Ebony paper. Calligraphy by Bride Whelan.

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon
Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon