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new ‘cars’ personalized banner

personalized cars kids' banner

cars personalized name bannerThere’s a new doodle coming to the shop soon… in keeping with my goal of creating more designs that appeal to boys, this 12″ x 48″ banner can be personalized with your child’s name. Of course, there’s no saying your Matchbox-car-obsessed daughter wouldn’t love this as well.  In fact, the inspiration for this doodle came from one of my kid’s favorite toys:

with my car

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illustration friday: subterranean

illustration friday: subterranean

I thought I had a solid concept for this one, but after a few hours I lost steam, so it’s technically unfinished. I’m not feeling it. I think, perhaps, my approach was too literal. Oh well, maybe it will come together later.

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new birth announcement designs

mod dots 2

Just a quick note to say there are some new, modern birth announcement designs up in the shop!

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illustration friday: brave

lionandlamb-sample

My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday–sometimes, love is brave. I know, I know, it’s sentimental, but that’s why I enjoy children’s art. It allows me to tap into my sweet and sappy side, guilt-free! This happy pair will soon be available as a print-a-doodle in the shop.

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announcing the birth of… birth announcements!

vines birth announcement - yellowYou may have noticed a “new arrival” in the Calobee Doodles shop: birth announcements!

I started thinking about this when I had my daughter and was looking for birth announcements myself. I found several cute cards online, but to be honest, the prices were outrageous. I realized that, even in my postpartum haze, I could easily design something just as cute (and have it printed for much less!)

So, I came up with this, and I liked it enough that I thought others might be looking for attractive, affordable designs, too. I made a mental note to try my hand at some templates when I was slightly less frazzled by new motherhood. Hey, it only took a year. 🙂

There are currently three designs to choose from in three different colorways. I’ll be adding more as I go, so if there’s a particular style of design you’d like to see, let me know! I’m also available to do custom party invitations, wedding or engagement announcements, and I may add some designs for those in the future, too.