May 26 2009

A baby shower at the Willows Lakehouse!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law at the Willows Lakehouse. It was the perfect location. Not only did it accomodate all the adults, there was plenty of room indoors & out to entertain the children that attended. Check out their website, it may be the perfect spot for your next family reunion, vacation, business event, wedding &/or reception. We live about a half hour from the Willows & it is a perfect weekend getaway… Not too far away, yet you have the entire lakehouse, not to mention the lake to yourselves! It is a steal of a deal!
{www.willowslakehouse.com}

View from the Willows Lakehouse at sunset! Amazing!
View from the Willows Lakehouse at sunset! Amazing!

Back to the baby shower! Amanda decided on a ‘zoo’ theme…
I found some great images of a giraffe, hippo & elephant. I stylized the images then used them as inspiration for all the details. I designed the invite to be flat & fit in a #10 biz envelope using a cool giraffe for the main focus. I also designed labels for the kraft brown envelopes & a registry card featuring a handsome blue hippo. The registry card was wrapped nicely in a tiny vellum envelope using a spiral paperclip to attach it. See pics below…

Baby Shower Tips…
1. Use a piece of string as a clothesline and hang up your ‘gifts’ for fun decor. (i.e. onesie, socks, stuffed animals etc)
2. I searched the internet for baby shower mad libs and found a great one that we just modified to fit our mommy to be. It was great fun!
3. Save your address list for the Mommy to be to have for her Thank yous.
4. Thank you notecards make a great gift!

If you are interested in the baby zoo! theme by Britta burrus design for your next baby shower feel free to call (509) 429-1989 or email for pricing.

zoo baby invites!
zoo baby invites! by Britta burrus design.
drink table
drink table
details... i designed labels for tiny water bottles
details... i designed labels for tiny water bottles
details... i also had favor bags for each guest with goodies inside.
details... i also had favor bags for each guest with goodies inside.
Mmm... finget foods & a delicious cheesecake made by Jamie.
Mmm... finger foods & a delicious cheesecake made by Jamie.
baby clothes on a line... great way to decorate! And mommy to be will be able to use it all!
baby clothes on a line... doubles as decor & perfect little gifts!
zoo baby thank yous! by Britta burrus design.
zoo baby thank yous! by Britta burrus design.
Beautiful & Delicious Chocolate Cake by Gabbitas Gourmet
Beautiful & Delicious Chocolate Cake by Gabbitas Gourmet
Happy mommy to be & friends!
Happy mommy to be (far right) & friends!

Jan 30 2009

valentine’s day!

What do you get your someone special for Valentine’s Day? That has been on my mind for about a month now! So, I have a few ideas to pass along…

What a perfect Valentine gift for the coffee lover in your life! Pair it with a pound of your favorite gourmet coffee beans and a cool mug, then watch their eyes light up as they open this hand-crafted, made in the USA, burr coffee grinder. The best part… you can buy it online and have it shipped to your door. www.camanocoffeemills.com

For the fashionista in your life… a vagabond valentine is sure to add some trendy fashion to their wardrobe. I am excited to wear my vagabond valentine! Call or email vagabond to order yours today! (949) 335-2285 or photography@vagabondstyle.com Or to see the rest of the vagabond collections visit www.vagabondstyle.com

And of course… I have to mention the latest Bb valentine cards. Buy them online at www.shopbrittaburrus.com and receive a FREE card for that someone extra special!


Jan 21 2009

the Bb valentine.

Valentines Day is quickly approaching… why not make it happy for all those you love with a valentine’s card that says it all!

To get your valentine’s cards visit Shop Britta burrus. When you buy one package of V day cards you receive a FREE Passion or Olive You card for your one & only!


Dec 26 2008

the calendar.

Each year I like to create and build a calendar for my family. I use pictures, mostly of Branton from the previous year. I did a calendar online last year and wasn’t happy with how it turned out. So, this year I did the layout and design, printed on my hp and built them. See below for the fun.


Dec 8 2008

the custom {business} christmas card.

An attorney client wanted a classy Christmas card to wish Christmas greetngs announce her new business and office space. So, I had a monogram stamp made, then did a gold emboss on the front. Simple & elegant.


Dec 8 2008

the custom {personal} christmas card.

This Christmas card is a personal christmas card that utilized several pictures. Check out the images below for the finished product.


Dec 3 2008

the christmas collection.

I finally got my christmas collection online and ready to purchase thru paypal. to view details or buy your Bb notecards visit my online shop. www.shopbrittaburrus.com