What’s been going on?

freshideasIt’s been a very busy time for us here at VINE RIPE DESIGN™ from t-shirt logo designs to web sites!

I’ll post separately about the launch of our new VINE RIPE CONSULTING, LLC  but it’s exciting times and we’re so lucky to be growing our expertise and capabilities with the addition of VINE RIPE SOFTWARE™.

On The Vine: Custom birthday party invites for Jessica’s boys

Jess_FeedbackImage1_partyInvitesA client interview from On The Vine. We created custom birthday party invitations for Jessica’s boys and now she’s dishing on her experience and the final product.  Special thanks to Jess for being our first official client interview!

Hi Jess, thanks for participating in this interview, you’re such a cool mom and a great friend!  I was so tickled when you asked me to design the invitations for your son’s 8th birthday party.

You’re too sweet!  When birthday time rolled around and I started thinking of invitation ideas, you were the first person that popped into my head to make them.  I knew whatever crazy theme my son came up with you would be able to work with and create something awesome.

My favorite part of the LEGO themed birthday party invites was thinking a little outside the box and I really thought it was so cute to have the LEGO man have a role on the invitation.

How many invite design ideas did you receive and what was it about this one that you liked?

I really had no vision or idea for what the invites should look like and my son simply said “LEGO”.  I looked around at a few ideas online…but none of them used the idea of a model Lego Man.  I liked how it wasn’t using the typical Lego itself…which is what I thought we would be going with.  The Lego Man was different, cute, and I felt represented my son, the Lego Man himself.

As you know, Vine Ripe Design sends the final design files in high resolution digital format, which allows our clients to be in complete control of the print production.

Where did you get these printed and did you run into any problems during the printing process?

I had these printed at Zazzle and had no difficulty uploading the image and having it printed.  The finished product looked great and worked out perfectly.

What did the birthday boy think of his invitations?

I believe his exact word upon seeing it was “Sweet!”  From an 8 year old, that means you nailed it!

It’s great fun to be able to contribute to these special moments and I want to thank you so much for supporting my endeavors.   Do you have any final thoughts that you’d like to pass along?

I had such a great experience working with you!  Ever since you made my son’s birth announcements I knew you were made for this career path.  I had such a great time working with you on these invites.  It was fun, easy, and you interpreted my thoughts beautifully.  You’re always so creative and tackle challenges with an upbeat gusto.  I’ve been passing your name along to as many as I can and will continue to do so!  I cannot wait to see your business grow and am super excited to do what I can do help it along!

Coming soon: Client Interviews

Thrilled to announce that this week I will start to share Vine Ripe Design client interviews.   It’s about time that I had some customer feedback on the website, but I wanted to do something that really showcased my customers.  The client interview that I’ll post this week is from a great friend and one of my longest supporters!


sneak peek: rock’n’roll-red-white-and-blue Valentine’s cards, for kids!

Valentines2013_YouRock_blogIt’s rare that I share a work in progress, but I’m having so much fun I just couldn’t resist!  As someone who is fairly indifferent to Valentine’s day, it was a bit amusing to find myself DIY-ing some Valentine’s day cards for my son to give to his classmates.  It’s certainly sweet for children to learn to love one another, because that’s what the world needs now, is love sweet love.  Right? 🙂

I’m pretty stoked at how my guitars turned out, the design is all original work.   I’m not done just yet, still mulling over the wording and the size/color of the hearts.  I’ll print these at home on matte white 8.5″ x 11″ card stock and cut them with my cropper.   4 cards per sheet.  16 kids/4 cards = 4 pieces of paper.  I love those number$!

Lots of cool projects…

So there’s lots of really cool stuff going on! It’s a busy time at Vine Ripe these days and it’s been so much fun! and i just love that i’m able to work globally and create things for people all over the world!

The last 4 weeks…

  • 2 girl birth announcements
  • 1 birthday boy invitation
  • 2 birthday girl invitations

Currently working on a website and 2 logos, I just adore the variety of the design projects, and if you have an idea that you need help with, please don’t hesitate to GET STARTED!


custom design work, available now!

i recently launched the custom design product at our etsy shop, just click Add to Cart to begin your project today!

$15 for a completely unique custom design, either 5×7 or 8×10


Happy New Year 2013!

So excited about 2013, there’s so much on the horizon! I’m so thankful for the design work that continues to keep me busy! In the last month I finished a concert flyer invitation and tickets for a little girl in Australia, a LEGO themed birthday invitation for a soon-to-be 8 year old boy, and now I’m working on a baby announcement for my dear friend’s little girl who was born in November!

I’m currently accepting custom design work, and the process is really easy and fun, so please contact me to get started! 🙂

Wishing you all a very happy new year! Cheers to 2013!

Welcome to Vine Ripe Design 2.0

Welcome to the relaunch of Vine Ripe Design!  I’m so excited to be unveiling unique new products.  It’s an exciting time at Vine Ripe, please stay tuned!

Our etsy shop will open very soon!