NEW LOOK! NEW WORK!

So it's been awhile right? I'm going to be totally honest....I was burned out from blogging and Instagram was so much easier to get new work in front of my audience with a lot less pressure. My mom texted me a month ago and asked why she wasn't getting any emails from The Asylum anymore, I think she was taking it personally. I had to admit to her and myself that I had let it fall by the way side despite the fact that I know it's important for my business and for me too.

But a break combined with a blog design refresh was literally exactly what I needed to get excited to sit down at my laptop and tell you all about what's on my mind, what's happening behind the scenes and what I'm working on.

And there's a lot of fresh content coming your way! I've got awesome wedding and event inspiration coming your way coupled with a larger focus on what is happening in my studio including videos and how to instructions on stuff I get asked all the time, like literally all the time. And of course this is where you will see all new wedding suites and work before they land on the website. Needless to say I've got a lot to catch you up on before I we move on to new happenings so stay tuned over the next few weeks to see what's happened since I've been gone.

I hope you're as happy I'm back as I am. If there's anything you'd like to see featured on the blog feel free to comment below! And let me know what you think of the new blog design.

Cheers!

Catherine

DAY 12! MERRY CHRISTMAS

And as always I save our family card for last as my way of wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season! And as always the most amazing photography work of my girl, Meredith Mascola Photography I hope you have a ton of time to enjoy and relax with your family and friends. See you in the New Year!

Cheers!

Catherine

DAY 11 OF 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CARDS

A little selfish post....my in laws card is amazing. Not gonna lie. My husband is one of 8 kids so this year we all got together with our kids and my in laws to take a family portrait. If the cover is epic enough the photo of the grandchildren on the inside melts my heart. Such cuties every last one of them. And the amazing skills of my girl Meredith Mascola Photography does it again, and you know getting all these kids together isn't easy!

Large family portrait christmas card

DAY 7 OF 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CARDS

Malachite is one of my obsessions....I love the pattern but mostly I love the shades of green. And pairing it with gold is always a good idea. And when my long time friend, client and fellow creative Alicia asked me what I had up my sleeve I knew she'd love it. We paired it with a quote from a neon sign hanging in her office and ta da! A holiday card that anyone would love to receive!

malachite vintage inspired gold holiday card
green malachite 20's holiday card

Cheers!

Catherine

DAY 4 IS DOUBLE THE JOY

Siobhan and I have been collaborating for 10 YEARS (why are we even old enough to say that Shivs?) on her holiday cards and for the last two years she couldn't choose just one design so we've done two variations of her cards...now that's the stuff that makes me feel all the right feels.  

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Cheers! 

Catherine

12 DAYS STARTS NOW!

It's that time of year again! I love a good Christmas countdown so and I love picking a handful of my favorite custom design and featuring them on the blog so with that let's get started with the happiest little boy on the planet. The lights are beautiful, so is thetypography but the smile on his face is everything. Happy Christmas Tommy. 

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Cheers!  

Catherine

MY HOLIDAY WISH LIST

In case anyone wants to buy me something...theses are the top items on my list. I'm kidding of course (not really, wink wink) but if you are stumped for a gift for your creative friend, wife or Secret Santa these may spark some seriously good ideas. Happy Shopping!

holiday gift guide