Thursday, December 27, 2007

Where am I??

I have been so MIA between Thanksgiving and Christmas! much to post, so hopefully while I'm home today relaxing, I'll get some updates on here :)

Happy Holidays!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Buy Handmade for the Holidays!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

I think this is a great pledge to take :) visit craft shows and great sites like to find wonderful, one of a kind, handmade gifts for the holidays :)

I am going to update my site on etsy this check in for updates!!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Typography Final Project

Another one bites the dust...another class that is...wednesday marked the end of my class in Typography and I am one class closer to my degree!

Our final project was to display some sort of history of an alphabet, or a typographer, and I chose to do the history of the Greek Alphabet.

some of the other projects for this course...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy Blogaversary!!

It has been one whole year since I started up my blog! So much has happened in the past year, and I've had so much fun documenting it online to share with all my friends both on and off-line :) I have been neglecting it a little lately, but hope to have many more posts to come in year #2!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mike & Carrie's DC Wedding

This past weekend my cousin Mike got married to his lovely bride Carrie :) The wedding was beautiful- at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel on Pennsylvania excited to have another girl on our side of the family!

Baltimore Half-Marathon Heroes :)

My friend Ashley and her Mom ran in the half-marathon (that's 13.1 miles!!) this past Saturday, and I am so proud of her accomplishments! She really is quite a hero to me for accomplishing her goal! Here's a picture of half of her lovely support team Jess is holding our sign, complete with glitter and starbucks of course ;)

and then there was the guy dressed like a beer can...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


:) :) :) :) :) :) my bestest friends are getting married!

10/07/07...Bonnie & Andy...engaged!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Buttons :)

about 2 weeks ago...this little kitty found her way to our neighbor's back stoop...and now we've basically domesticated her...and hopefully will find her a home soon...e-mail me for more info...she is just the sweetest little kitty ever...and we've been calling her Buttons :)

Crafty Bastards

had so much fun this weekend at Crafty Bastards in Adams Morgan!! There were so many great vendors...and I even took home a cute little monster ;) (

here he is hanging out at Tryst for lunch with Amanda's monster

goal for next a vendor!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

new logo

the new logo for JerseyGirlDesign :)

very excited to be an exhibitor at SpaJama in Columbia on December 16th!

Monday, September 10, 2007

We Are Virginia Tech

Every time I go back, I remember why I loved being at school so much...

Race for the Cure Logo ideas...

A fun new project I've been working on...the t-shirt design for our Race for the Cure shirts (October 14th in Hunt Valley)

Friday, August 31, 2007

Virginia Tech or Bust :)

I never really understood that saying, but we are only a few short hours away from our trip to VT this weekend for opening game!! (on ESPN 12 noon Saturday, September 1st!!)

It's been just about a year since I've been back, and I could not be more excited to be going to one of my favorite places in the world today...there really is no place like it...Hokie Hokie Hokie Hi, Tech Tech VPI!

something to inspire you :)

here is a link to my co-worker Stephanie's blog...if you need a little pick-me-up, she will definitely inspire you! :)

Stephanie's Circus

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Etsy Treasury!!

A big big big thanks to Kelly (mrsm) for including me in her treasury on Etsy!!

Click here to see the Treasury

and here to see my shop! (currently being updated!!)

Illustration Friday - Captain

a little sketch I did while on hold today...I don't think I'll have time to color him in before tonight, but I was determined to get a post up again this week- three in a row, hooray! :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Illustration Friday - Emergency

I actually doodled this little guy at work the other day, before the topic was announced :P It's Dr Penguin to the rescue :)

yay! two weeks in a I just need to keep it up :)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Illustration Friday - Missing

after a LONG hiatus from IF, I'm back this week yay!! I have missed this so much, and now that all the weddings are over until October, I have some time to myself here it is...MISSING puzzle piece!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Simpsons Movie

So I haven't seen it yet, but I had some fun playing around on the Simpson's Movie website, and created my own character :)

already thinking about the holidays...

You Are a Tree

You love every part of the holidays, down to the candy canes and stockings. And you're goofy enough to put a Christmas tree ornament on your tree!

So it's almost August...but I am already psyched for the fall/winter holiday season! Definitely my favorite time of year, I love when the temperature gets cooler, and the leaves change, and football starts!! Then it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and my birthday!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mike & Bean got married!!

congratulations to two of my very most favorite people in the world...the now Mr & Mrs Loiacono :) it was a wonderful day...and the beginning of a beautiful life together :)

Friday, July 13, 2007

new drawing!

almost done with the first week of my new drawing...and it is going to be very time intensive...more so than any other class I've taken yet, but I think it will be a good challenge to learn how to more realistically draw people...although one of our assignments this week was to draw stick figures!

Here is our assignment 4 for week 1- the arm...

Saturday, July 07, 2007

the wedding madness continues

two weeks from today, mike and bean get married :) last weekend we had bachlorette party fun...the countdown begins!

Congrats to Mr & Mrs Otazio :)

Love you Becky & Fran! A fairy tale wedding for a wonderful couple :)


so it's been about 2 years since I dreamed up my little company, jerseygirldesign, and the logo is finally here, along with two off-shoots - jerseygirljewels and jerseygirlphotography...our first craft fair is next weekend...the horse and hound wine festival in virginia...very excited!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Week 3 Design Fundamentals Assignments

here are the two assignments from week 3 of my design fundamentals class...the first working with the blend tool in Illustrator, and the second is an informal structured design :)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Illustration Friday - Citrus

very far behind this week...but wanted to post anyway for last week's topic :) here is citrus!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My First Freelance Project!!!!

very very excited, to present my first freelance assignment...done for a man who has dedicated 50 years of his life to playing and coaching baseball :)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Week 2 Design Fundamentals Assignments

Here are week 2's assignments...exercises in repetition and reflection, as well as creating designs with formal structures...