News: New Baby + New Year = New Update

With the arrival of my daughter, my life changed forever and for the better. She is almost 6 weeks old now and I am still absolutely LOVING her to pieces. I love being her mother. She brings a special shiny joy to my world. Dreams do come true. Happily ever afters are real. All that wonder-filled, whimsical magic. I have to show her off and what better way to do that than to place her photo front and center on my website?! Inspired by my baby, and in honor of the new year, let me introduce … [Read more...]

Personal: Meet Madeline

About 2 1/2 weeks ago I gave birth to an adorable baby girl. She is completely precious in every way and I love her to the moon and back!!! So far the transition to parenthood has been pretty smooth. I don't get much sleep at night but I have more free time during the day than I thought I would so I'm going to get back to working right away. We'll see how it goes. I am now officially a work from home mother and I think I'm going to like it. :) … [Read more...]

Project: Typepad blog design | I Love Papercrafts

custom web and graphic design | I love papercrafts |

If you follow my personal blog you'll know that baby is getting close to her arrival date! We've done tons of shopping and prepping and I'm feeling ready. I'm not sure how soon I can start working again after she gets here, but I'll figure it out and let you know. This project is probably going to be one my last for at least a couple months. Maggie, my favorite and best client, wanted a re-design on one of her blogs. I was happy to oblige. I loved the look before but now it's hipper, fresher … [Read more...]

Project: blog design | Tama Fortner


Another design with a personal photo on the header. I love my job! This one was completely my style and I nailed it on the first try. :) Tama Fortner | blog design I love the fonts, I love the bold colors, I love the about blub. I even love all the white space. What do you love most about this one? … [Read more...]

Project: blog design | Tiffany’s Cardtique

custom web and graphic design | tiffany's cardtique |

Tiffany is a papercrafter and blogger. She came to us wanting an updated design for her Blogger blog. She knew she wanted earthtones and/or muted colors (nothing bright). She wanted pink, bows and lace and a bit of vintage. She wanted the overall feel to be friendly, fun, soft, artistic, and inspirational. Tiffany's Cardtique | Blogger blog design Take a look at the results above. Do you think we accomplished the task? Tiffany does and that's all that matters to me. I love making my … [Read more...]

Project: blog design | Ines Cabral

custom web and graphic design | ines cabral | blog design

I had the great pleasure of working with Ines recently. She is a an inspiration to a lot of people and has started a blog to share her story and journey. Ines know the basic layout of what she wanted and then let me run with the details. She ended up loving it, yippee! Ines Cabral | blog design Here are her kind words about working with DreamUp Studios, "Ashley was an amazing person to work with. I had never set up blog and 95% of this stuff was so foreign to me. I was … [Read more...]