Wonderland Birthday Tea Party

It’s been almost a year since my baby’s first birthday.  But I wanted to share a few photos from her party before she turns two next month.  I am not really a “theme” type person and I don’t really care for all the fluffy kid’s cartoon stuff.  So, I chose to do a whimsical tea party, Wonderland inspired. I designed her invitation and many of the printed details on the food table. A big thanks to my sister and mother for helping me put the final touches together.

June's 1st Bday-01
Tea Party spread
Tea Party detail
tea and sugar

June open presents
June playing
June cake
June new toy




Photo Love

I had the honor of taking some engagement photos for my sister-in-law and her soon-to-be-husband. While I am pleased with these novice photos, there is part of me that wishes I could have another “go” at it! My technical skills limit me, but we had a lot of fun taking them. Thankfully, I’ll put my better skills to work when I design their wedding invitations. I can’t wait to get started on them!

Congrats to Joy & Patrick, who are tying the knot next Summer. I am soo happy for you two and can’t wait for that special day!

We Can Have Tea Parties Too

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending a small Tea Party at my sister’s place. It’s not often you get invited to an event like this — at least here in America. A couple weeks ago, I got the cutest invitation designed by my sister, Dena Swenson. The party itself proved to be just as cute as her invite, if not more. She used vintage tea cups she inherited or found second-hand. The food spread was to die for — cucumber sandwiches, meat & cheese on crackers, and sweet treats galore — including fresh strawberries,  fruit thumbprints, biscotti and scones. And of course, a wide array of teas including tea brought back from England by our Mother, and some Trader Joe’s Christmas flavors. I only wish I was a better photographer so I could show you how delightful everything was.

Logo Design: Amber Lianne Photography

I had the privilege of designing a logo and business card for my talented friend, Amber, a few months back.  She captures people, pets, and the World through the lens of a camera. In her portfolio, you’ll find a wide array of Engagements, Weddings, Nature, Pets, and Portraits. Some of my favorite shots are of her fuzzy little kitten, Cayenne. But you’ll have to check out her blog to see those.

I had a lot of fun designing for Amber because I know her style.  She was also very detailed when explaining to me what she wanted.  We used light, airy, fresh colors to match her photography style, as well as match who she is as a person.  When meeting her, you’ll find a friendly, honest, down-to-earth girl.

If you are looking for a Minnesota photographer for your upcoming nuptials, family snapshots, or just for fun, Amber is your gal. Check out her facebook page for more about her photography and contact info.

All photos belong to Amber Lianne Photography. Please do not steal them without permission.

Pretty Phone Case

I realized I never posted about my lovely, soft, padded case for my Android phone.  I came across KapomCrafts’ etsy store last year and fell in love with the quality craftsmanship and lovely prints they offer.  What I really like about my case, is that there is a pocket to slip an ID and credit card into if you don’t want to lug your hobo bag around.  And there is an optional keychain/wristlet accessory.

If you’ve been looking for something to house your precious iPhone, etc, you should check out KapomCrafts on etsy and for more fabric options, Kapom on Flickr.