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Back from babyland

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

It’s been about a year since I last posted to Jenuineblog. I took a hiatus from blogging to keep up with the busiest year of my life. Here’s a quick recap. Last year, I was juggling my life as an Art Director at a large advertising agency in Los Angeles, running Jenuine Paper Company, and buying a new home in Manhattan Beach. And in the midst of all that, I was surprised to find out I was expecting a baby! Last November, Emery Louise arrived and life has never been sweeter.

Here is a peek at her adorable birth announcement.

Emery’s nursery is decorated with elephants and I wanted an announcement to match. I’d love to say that I designed this card, but I actually┬áI found it on

For a new mommy on very little sleep, sites like Tiny Prints are great. There is a large selection of great designs and the price per card can’t be beat. Believe me I tried and I’ve stopped doing photo cards for clients because I’d prefer to refer them to Tiny Prints or Minted. They will even address your envelopes for you.

I’m happy to be back and have lots of projects to share.

Get some goodies!

Monday, March 15th, 2010

** This event has been postponed until April 25th**

The LuxeLife is throwing a pink carpet event this coming Sunday in Century City for some shopping and beauty time. Each attendee will receive a giftbag filled with treats, which includes a little something from Jenuine Paper Company!

(click above to download invitation)

Proceeds benefit that Susan G. Koman for the cure. Happy shopping!

Protect the pretty paper

Friday, February 26th, 2010

When it comes to wedding invitations, there are so many choices to make and it all adds up quickly. A lot of brides ask if inner and outer envelopes are worth the cost. While it is not necessary, I do think that it adds a certain elegance to be able to open your gorgeous invitation untarnished.

The origin of the outer envelope came from when invitations were delivered by hand. The purpose of the outer envelope protect the invitation from weather and handling. I’ve posted this picture of an invitation from my wedding that made it to Australia and back again. This is a great example of the benefits of an outer envelope. Look at the wear and tear on it! It kind a broke my heart a little to see what the invitation went through after all that hard work.


If you do decide to forgo the outer envelope, I would highly recommend using an envelope liner to at least thicken the envelope. And it’s pretty of course!

My hardest client to date

Monday, October 26th, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of hiring myself for my wedding this past August! I have to say that having yourself as a client is such a challenge because the sky is the limit and so are the expectations. With an 18 month engagement, I used this time as an opportunity to create all of the paper goods I could think of! Documenting M+J’s wedding will most likely take a few posts. Keep reading. It only gets better.

Welcome to the Jenuine Blog!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The official blog of Jenuine Paper Company. A blog about paper, design, and jenuine happiness.

Its been 4 years since I started the Jenuine Paper Co. Between the business and working as an art director in advertising the years have flown by and I’m now finally getting on the blog bandwagon. I’m so excited to have a place to share new projects, cool trends, my love of typography, and craftiness.