Thursday, April 29, 2010


Two posts in one week … shocking … I know! I just have some projects I've worked on that I'm dying to share! This one for Ali is super cute! When she came to me with her logo, I knew this was going to be a fun one! It started as a mini set and we added a few things. There are a lot of places where she can swap out the colors on this set and mix/match for different looks. Still in love with the name! Thanks Ali!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kelly's Set and a Little Update

Good morning! I wanted to share Kelly's set today. Kelly and I developed her logo and marketing set for her photography business, Creatively Yours. I love the rich golds and plums in this one! We did a variety of pieces to get her rolling. Love it Kelly … thank you!!

In other breaking news, I'm going to be out of my office this morning for a few hours. I have the pleasure of accompanying my nine year-old son on his class trip today. We've got a long list of places to visit, including a county jail (YIKES!), the park, a historic home, an electric company and wrapping it up by making our own sundaes at a local restaurant. Class trips mean it's dangerously close to the end of the school year. My kids only have 14 days of school left! After that we're all here … all summer! I'll probably tweak my hours just a bit so we can enjoy the break together, but everything at MadiLu Designs will roll right on schedule. We're taking a family trip the end of May. I've discussed project deadlines with my clients and with those who have been inquiring about starting. If you're on the fence, let me know as soon as possible so I can complete your project before our trip. If it gets too close, I'll be taking more projects beginning June 1.

If you have a few minutes, keep little Parker in your prayers. Her mom is a fabulous photographer whom I met through NILMDTS. Parker has been in the hospital since Saturday after having several seizures. Some of you know that hits really close to home as my Lucy has had a few hospitalizations after seizures as well. Scary stuff for any mom! We're praying for you Parker!

All right … off to visit the inmates! Here's hoping all goes well on today's trip! I'll respond to emails as soon as I return. Have a good one. :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Imma Be …

Imma be loving this one and NO I couldn't resist singing the Black Eye Peas the entire time I worked on this one! Very fun! Michelle and I worked on her logo for SassyBee Photography. I love how her marketing set turned out. I think my favorite part are the images in the honeycomb. Did you notice how her images coordinate with the set? Yeah … I noticed that too. Super fun! Thank you Michelle! You were a blast to work with!

I've been as busy as a bee lately! Ha! My kiddos are almost out of school for the summer … yikes! We're taking a family vacation at the end of May  … like a 16 hours in the car both directions vacation. I'm sure it will be interesting to say the very least. If you're looking to do a marketing set or logo, let me know so I can get you scheduled.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

OMGosh …

I'm over here today! Very exciting and wanted to say thanks to Robyn for the opportunity.

I'll blog more about this set because it's so, so fun. I loved working with Linsey and couldn't have asked for a sweeter client.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Premade Set!

Take this new set and swap out the colors to make it your own. The white, pink and orange design shows how this could be changed. Set includes a business card, gift certificate, thank you, 2" sticker, print care card, copyright card, referral card, #10 envelope, 5x7 card, letterhead and a 5x5 digital negative holder. Cost of the set is $100 for all pieces. Please email me at to purchase.

Note: Nephews were not harmed during the creation of the set.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Just a Stone's Throw Away …

If I were to hop in the car and head about two hours south, I'd run right into Stephanie of Stephanie Greenwell Photography. One of these days I'm going to have to make a road trip because I really enjoyed working with her. In addition to being a fabulous photographer, she's also a hard-working mama of four!

Stephanie's logo was created by Tiffany at OTSS. I was able to work with Steph on the rest of her marketing collateral. We started with pinks and greens and finally pulled in that blue to make it POP! I'm loving how it came together. Go get 'em Steph!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Creating Memories

As I'm looking out my office window, I see my daughter and her friend playing on our swingset. She's 12 and ever so close to entering those teen years. I can remember those days. It's hard to believe she's grown up so fast!

Remember the image box template I said I'd upload the other day? Here you go!! My plans are to eventually make a box for each child so I can throw pictures and notes of their accomplishments inside. It all goes by so fast! I've got instructions included so you can tweak the colors to match your image or decor and see what fonts I used. Enjoy!

Speaking of Miss M, it's Day 6 of spring break. I've been trying to keep up with projects and emails, but with the holiday thrown in the mix, it just got a little busy. It was kind of an eye opener though, as trying to work with four kids underfoot is definitely a challenge. This summer they will turn 4, 6, 10 and 12. I realize we're missing an 8 year old in there, but to quote the infamous Ross Gellar, "we were on a break!". Anyhow, I'm already thinking of how we're going to structure our summer so we're not all pulling our hair out. It can be a challenge to accommodate their different ages and personalities. I'm excited, but would be lying if I wasn't a little scared. I'll definitely be working full-time. Catching up on revisions and emails today! Exciting things brewing for MadiLu next week, including some guest vendor spots. If I've designed your marketing materials and you've taken pictures of the final product, please let me know. I'm on the hunt for a few images.

Enjoy the weather and have a great day!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Michelle's Custom Set

This set was designed for sweet Michelle. She was actually the winner of a custom designed set on CM. She had her logo, website and colors established. All we needed to do was pull a few print materials together. She's well on her way!! If you're needing a photographer in the San Antonio area, make sure you look her up!

I feel blessed to be spending the holiday weekend with my family. I'm also thankful to have gotten to know so many amazing people through my work. To all of you … have a safe and very happy holiday weekend! Try not to eat too much candy!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

No Foolin'!

I really don't have any good April Fool's jokes this year. I've pretty much used up the, "honey guess what!" in past years. Serving funny foods has been done before. I could have gotten the kids up early and made them get ready for school since today is the first day of their spring break. However, that's only punishing myself!! Speaking of spring break, I'm working with the kiddos here the next six days. Wish me luck!!

In celebration of all things funny, the beautiful weather and the fact that my kids can play outside, let's do something fun! Leave a comment with your funny April Fool's story, a good joke or just something humorous you'd like to share. If we get 25 comments, I'll post a link to download an image box template that can be printed at WHCC. Start thinking! :)