Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Still haven't decided on a Christmas card? It's not too late to order a premade design from the SHOP. And they are now only $10!! I'll accept orders right up until Christmas day so even if it's too late to print and mail your design, you can still email, blog, or facebook your Christmas greetings!

(for 5x7 printing tips, go HERE!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

christmas card talk

A new Christmas card design was added to the shop today using one of my favorite patterns.

I have extended the current sale through Sunday, December 4th. Just enter the code 
at checkout to receive 30% off your order!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

redbud... photography?

Recently a friend of mine asked me to take some pictures of her adorable family at her son's birthday party. I assured her that I am NOT a photographer, but I was honored that she let me pretend to be one for the day! I had a great time, and after this experience, I just may add this to my list of services someday when a new camera comes into my life. And I learn a thing or two - anything, really - about true photography. Until then, enjoy some pics from my first-ever photo shoot.

Thanks, Aaron family, for being my guinea pigs, and Happy 3rd Birthday, Jack! Jenn hopes to use one of these pics on a custom Christmas card design. TOMORROW is the last day I will take custom orders, so place your order quickly!

Monday, November 8, 2010

you won!

Congrats to...

Michaela is one lucky Redbud fan because this is the 2nd giveaway that she has won! Congrats! Email me when you get a chance and let me know which card design you'd like to use this year!

Thanks to all who entered. Be sure and check the shop often. I'll be adding a new design or two soon!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

recent-ish blog designs

Here are a few blog designs I finished up before August came...both the month and the baby.
A crafty blogger, one of my best friends, a photographer, a quilter, and a newlywed. Click each picture to visit the actual sites.

Don't forget to enter the latest Redbud giveaway to win a premade Christmas card design for you OR a friend. You can view my Christmas cards HERE and enter the giveaway HERE. Good luck!

Friday, November 5, 2010

grand opening and a giveaway!

I am excited to announce the grand opening of the new Redbud Designs Shop! For now, it is filled with premade, print-yourself Christmas card designs, but eventually I will have invitations and announcements available as well. All payments are made through Paypal.

I will be adding a few more designs in the next week or two, so check back often by clicking on the Shop button in my sidebar!

I think it is only fitting to announce the shop's arrival with a premade Christmas card GIVEAWAY, don't you? To enter for you OR a friend, please leave a separate comment for each of the following:
  • For one entry, simply view all of my pre-designed cards in the shop and let me know in a comment which is your favorite.
  • If you are a follower of this blog, you get an extra entry.
  • And another if you are a Facebook fan.
  • one more if you follow Redbud on Twitter.
  • And ANOTHER if you mention this giveaway on your blog.
  • Oh, and yet another if you link to it on Facebook.
  • Want one more entry? Tweet about this giveaway.
The giveaway will end Sunday, November 7th at midnight central time.

As always, I appreciate all of your support of Redbud Designs. If you think you may want a custom design instead, be sure and pay your deposit soon as the spots are filling up! (But go ahead and enter the giveaway for a friend!)


Monday, November 1, 2010

happy halloween!

Hope your Halloween was as fun as ours was! (More pics HERE.) 
And don't forget about getting on the list for custom Christmas cards. The spots are filling up!

Monday, October 25, 2010

it's time!

Christmas is one thing in life that always gets me giddy. Christmas cards are no different! I really enjoy creating custom designs that will be unique and unlike any other that your friends and family will receive in their mailbox.

You can view my premade designs in the Redbud Shop, but if you know that you will be wanting a custom Redbud design this year, you can go ahead and get on my list!

Here's the deal:
  • $40, payable through Paypal
  • a design unique to you and your family with up to 3 revisions (any edits made after the third proof will be $10/revision)
  • the final design in jpeg form so that you can print however and wherever you'd like, and/or add it to your blog, facebook, email, etc.
  • I will have 20 spots on my waiting list for custom designs.
  • To reserve your spot, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of $20, which will go toward the total cost of the design. You can do so by clicking on the Paypal button below, or the one in my sidebar
  • I will also need you to fill out the form below and email your picture(s) to me. First come, first served. Once I have received your deposit, your design form, AND your pictures, I will let you know your estimated wait time for your initial proof.
  • I will be taking orders from now until the 20 spots are full, or until Friday, November 19th.
On November 19th, I will take the names on my wait list, and do a drawing for a lucky winner to receive the design for FREE, including a refund of the winner's deposit. 

Thanks so much and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Click the Paypal button below to pay your $20 deposit.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

remember me?

Hey there! I think it is finally safe to say that all of us here at the Albright household are beginning to adjust to life with baby sister. The dust is clearing from the couple months that were admittedly a little harder than I was expecting! Little August Rose is doing well, and we are all so in love with her! You are welcome to keep up with my little family through our blog HERE.

I must apologize to those of you who have emailed me for any reason in the last couple of months. I WILL get back to you soon! I appreciate your patience with me as I'm easing back into business here at Redbud. One of the things I am going to do first happens to be one of my most favorite things to do ever:  
I will be posting more info about both custom and premade Christmas card designs tomorrow, so please stay tuned!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August Rose
born on 8-13-10 at 12:39pm
7 pounds, 11 ounces
19 inches

Friday, July 30, 2010

redbud/gracey may giveaway winner!!

Thank you so much to all who entered Redbud's Christmas in July Giveaway, featuring Etsy seller Gracey May

We have a winner...

Comment #103 was...

Get in touch with me sometime when you're not busy snuggling that new baby, and we'll go from there!

THANK YOU again to all of you who continually support Redbud. I encourage you to do the same for Gracey May! You had a favorite item, and now I think you need to go get it! :) She is already offering free shipping through tomorrow, July 31st, but she has graciously offered to extend free shipping for one more week (through August 7th) to all of you who entered this giveaway. Message her before the sale to get a price adjustment, or she can refund the shipping once you have paid. 

Congrats again to Jenny!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

nesting, nesting...

Mostly everyday I work on Redbud projects during Merit's nap time. That is some of the only free time I get some days, and as much as I love my work here at Redbud, sometimes I need a little break from design - at least of the graphic kind. I have always loved doing creative things, especially with my hands. With the new baby coming very soon, I got an itch last week to sew. (This was between my itch to scrub the bathroom with a toothbrush and the itch to vacuum the carpet again.) It felt amazing to sit at my sewing machine, listen to some old Dave Matthews, and create things for my girls.

Merit recently moved to a toddler bed, so I made her a couple of new pillow cases. I also made a few burp cloths and decorated a couple of onesies with iron-ons for the baby. Nothing too complicated as I'm still a novice seamstress at best (I can sew rectangles with the best of 'em!). But I felt renewed and excited after my little sewing (and ironing-on) session.

And I'm sure after I quit sewing I used that excitement to go wipe down a baseboard or something. I encourage you to slow down and do something that you truly love to do every once in a while.

Speaking of things you love to do - be sure to enter Redbud's latest giveaway - a $50 Redbud Gift Certificate and $20 Gracey May shop credit. This awesome giveaway ends Thursday night!

Friday, July 23, 2010

christmas in july GIVEAWAY

---This giveaway has closed. Thanks so much to all who entered! I'll announce the winner by Friday night, July 30th!---

Etsy, the site we all know and love, has been having quite the Christmas in July sale this month. It inspired me to host a giveaway here at Redbud. Mainly because it is never too early to think about Christmas, and also because giveaways are FUN! 

In honor of Etsy, I decided to ask my dear friend Penny from Gracey May to join me in this little giveaway. Oh, my goodness, is she talented. Her embroidery is uniquely creative, perfectly vintage, absolutely beautiful...I could go on and on. 

Here are some things she made by hand for my girls. I cannot wait to see them wear their Best Friends necklace shirts and take entirely too many pictures. And that sweet little bird picture? It is so sweet that the only place it could possibly belong is above the bed of a sweet sleeping baby girl.

So, for this giveaway, the lucky winner will be come away with a

$50 Redbud Designs Gift Certificate
$20 Gracey May Etsy Shop Credit!

Imagine the possibilities. Keep them for yourself or use them as gifts for those you love. As you know, my wait list is closed for a bit, but that Redbud gift certificate might come in handy for this year's Christmas card design...or maybe a fresh fall blog design. 

To enter, go visit Penny's shop and leave a comment here telling me what item (or items!) that you love. 

For additional entries, you can do any of the following:
- Become a follower of this blog/let me know that you are a follower
 - Follow Redbud on Twitter / let me know that you follow Redbud on Twitter
 - Become a fan of Redbud on Facebook / let me know you are a Facebook fan
 - Mention this giveaway on your blog
- Share this giveaway on Facebook
  - Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter
 - OH! And the first one to correctly guess the movie that the quote on the blue embroidered hoop in the top right corner is from gets their entries DOUBLED!!  **update: yes, Jenna, it is "Say Anything"! way to go! :)

That is up to 9 entries (18 if you guess the movie)! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

This giveaway will end Thursday, July 29th, at midnight central time. Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

new looks

Redbud got a new look today. Here are a few others who have received a new look lately...
(Click on each picture to visit their blogs.)

As you may have seen, my wait list is closed for a while, but be looking for a GIVEAWAY to begin in the next day or two for a $50 Redbud gift certificate to be used once I open the wait list again!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

the wait list has closed!

The open spots on the wait list have now been taken. Thank you so much to everyone who showed interest. I will be busy wrapping up all of my current projects right up until it is time for little sister to make her debut! I'll be taking some time off from Redbud after she gets here, but I'm not quite sure yet when I'll start taking orders again. I have an amazing boss who lets me have as much maternity leave as I want! :) In the meantime, check back often for recent design updates, as well as news about some new things going on at Redbud. (For instance, my husband made me get I finally got a twitter! I'll let you know when I get that going so you can follow along if you'd like.)

Until next time, here are a few recent Redbud blog designs...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

for a limited time only...

I am now taking orders again! Unfortunately, I can only take on THREE new projects (blog design or print design) before I close the wait list again to go have a sweet baby girl and get used to life with TWO little girlies. 

If you are interested in getting on my wait list, please email me at (Or if you are placing a blog design order, you can go ahead and fill in THIS form and send it to me - either way.) 

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - To be placed on my wait list, the $20 deposit must be paid. I will send a deposit invoice to those who contact me. 

I will update this blog and my Facebook page as soon as the spots are filled. Thank you so much to all of you who have been and will be keeping me busy!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

merit's 2nd birthday...

...was a while ago, but I just remembered that I never shared about her party here at Redbud. We had a candy-themed party, and I had a blast putting this party together for her.

the invite

inside decoration details...

I love that her birthday falls around Easter time. Easter candy is the most fun! The other parents loved me when their children left with a treat bag full of sugar. :)

outside decoration detials...candy lanterns, Dots trees, PB & J lollipops, and yard lollipops

I have a TWO YEAR OLD, y'all! (I'm still in denial.)

For more party pics, go HERE.

And don't forget to go on over to Susie and Kelly's blogs to enter my latest giveaway for a COMPLETE BLOG MAKEOVER for you or a friend! The giveaway ends Tuesday night, June 1st!