a little sneak peek...




It's hard to believe that sometime next week I will be letting this very special-to-me project go out into the world. Yep, I am launching my first line of illustrated cards & stationery! Growing up, I spent hours drawing everything from house plans to little cartoon characters with pencil and paper. When I moved away to college, my room at home had binders full of those loose sheets of paper containing all of my beloved creations. Since then I've had this desire to create something entirely of my own - a little illustrated world - but it wasn't until this summer that a side project sparked all of this to finally start coming to life.

Being the perfectionist that I am, I made sure this whole process took forever, and these words on creativity by Ira Glass were sometimes the biggest thing that kept me going forward with it, but I'm so glad I did. If you're looking for some encouragement or facing challenges (big or small), maybe his words will help inspire you too. In the meantime, I am excited for this new opportunity to share little bits of my imagination with others, and to hopefully help them in sharing their own stories & thoughts with loved ones through personal cards & packages. Above is just a little peek at what's to come...

22 comments:

Mal said...

oh how lovely! I loooove those penguin gift tags!

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Quentin said...

I also love the penguin gift tags! But the hats are growing on me now as well.

Gina said...

So great! And, you know I love that Ira Glass quote :). Yesterday I spent an hour favorite-ing holiday cards on Etsy - these will be added to my list!

Anna of IHOD said...

This makes me seriously excited:) I will make sure and share your shop on the fan page this month!

Alicia Clinton said...

so excited for you, Alli. these are so great! xoxo

alli/hooray said...

Thank you guys so much!
And Quentin, you are the best, funniest critic & supporter, love you : )

rooth said...

Oh my goodness - when are these coming out?! In time for Xmas this year?!

rachael adele // for the love of design said...

congratulations! that is definitely a goal of mine, you sound a lot like i was growing up as well :) can't wait to see more!
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Krystle Rose said...

How exciting! and thanks for the link to those inspiring words. I've read them before, but it's a great reminder.

mary said...

yay! yay! yay! can't wait to order some!!!

ilonaharns said...

Awesome!! Love them Alli!!!!

Gloria said...

How awesome! I like what I'm seeing in this sneek peak :-)

alli/hooray said...

Thanks again for the sweet comments & support!
Rooth - they will definitely be ready in time for Christmas, hopefully next week!

Kayla Poole said...

Wow, Alli, this is awesome. I'm psyched for you and have a sneaking suspicion it's really going to take off. You deserve it!

Anastasia Marie said...

Can't wait to see them!

Kellie // 74 Lime Lane said...

Looks fabulous, can't wait to see the big reveal next week!

Claire Gibson King said...

Put my on your list Alli!!! I want to buy some! They are perfect, beautiful and I am so happy you are sharing your work with us!!!

mrs gray said...

'tis a gift to be simple....you have a great talent to refine down to the cute, cutie!

Mo Pie, Please said...

This is so awesome! I love it all! So excited for you :)

Amanda said...

What an exciting new project for you Alli - they are very cute! x

Kimia Kline said...

ahhh! so excited! are those little penguins in birthday hats? cannot waaaait to see the full line. congratulations on all your hardwork :)

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

Alli, I am so amazed and proud of you!! Congrats and can't wait to see!! xoxo

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