The Sketch Book

Happy June

Time to change the calendar again!

Summer time cards are here!

Hello friends! Hope you all had a nice long weekend. I’m back with new card designs for all your summer time note writing needs…

You probably recognize them as they’ve been blog posts/prints for a while now. So many of you wrote in to ask if these might turn into stationery so I decided to go for it!

I’ve put in some sample ideas for imprinting too. Both Beach Weekend and Chevronette are available now in my shop!

baby cakes

Hi! Sorry for being absent this week, the NSS catch-up work has really had me tied up!

So since I don’t have a new sketch to share, I wanted to show you a project I’m working on: Baby Shower Invites!

I’m considering orienting them vertically instead of my usual horizontal set up. What do you think?

These two are for a boy’s shower. A fun challenge, since so much of what I do is lady-centric. And then this one could be sort of either/or…

Or any shower really! And one last cake for the road…

I saw that cake on Pinterest, my new favorite thing. If you are ever looking for a quick pick-me-up just type “baby” into the pinterest search and see what pops up. So sweet.

And here is the invite I’m printing today (I’ve changed some names and addresses so.. ya know, you can’t go catfish on these nice people)

Ok, I’m going to be busy/out of town for a few more days. Don’t  give up on me. I promise exciting news and lots illustrations in the coming weeks!

Oh and PS!!! All my pictures from the Stationery Show are in an album on the Inslee By Design Facebook Page

back to work

Here’s a little person for your viewing pleasure today. I made her up, there’s no real story here. Just wanted to sketch something!

I’m back in DC and preparing to address the many new exciting projects that are awaiting my attention. Feeling a little overwhelmed. But most of all, feeling so glad to have had such a fun, productive week in NYC. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Inslee By Design’s debut at the NSS a huge success!

I’m already excitedly imagining what next year could be like and looking forward to seeing new NSS friends again! I’ll be back later to share some of my favorite highlights of the show with you all


Today is the final day of the Stationery Show and so much has happened, I don’t even know where to begin! So I don’t think I will.

Instead I’ll share two quick little sketches with you. They’re both inspired by photographs of real girls, but of course the NSS craziness has erased my memory of who they are. Oh well, I’m pretty proud of myself for managing to post anything this week at all so details on inspiration sources will have to wait. Enjoy and I’ll be back to my usual sketching schedule in no time.

Off to the convention center to wrap up a great show!

ps. buy a print of this illustration

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