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The Big UNO Party!

Baby Elliot turned One, and to celebrate his big first birthday, we threw him a big UNO party! 

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This momma had so much fun desiging and creating all of the decorations, cake and even matching family shirts. Every details of my boys parties well thought out and consistent... I guess party planning is definitely a thing of mine I truly enjoy. 

We enjoyed celebrating our little one and hope that my parties can inspire others. One doesn't have to go all out on decorations, but when you have a vision in mind, it is enjoyable seeing it become reality. 

A special shoutout to our favorite cake shop Three Girls Cake Shoppe for always creating my designs into a delicious birthday cake or smash cake! 

Thanks,

Amanda 

FEAR

 Image captured by Amanda Lott. Berea, Ohio

Image captured by Amanda Lott. Berea, Ohio

FEAR... verb: to be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.

Why do we fear? We fear the unknown, the what if moments, imperfection and even success. This has been the case for me for a while. I've stopped myself from working on so many creative ideas, and I am over letting fear consume me and dictate how I share my gifts and talents. I often fear that my work isn't good enough and compare to those who I think are better than me, it is paralyzing. 

Scriptures tell us in Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9

So I have decided to trust my Lord and not let the fear or failure or success take over my mind, and share the creative ideas and projects God has given me. 

I've been so blessed to have a growing family and want to share some of our memories and some of the special projects I've been fortunate enough to be a part of. Look out world, Amanda Lott of Lotts of Designs is here to Design, Capture and Create!

Please browse through my portfolio and see the work that I've done. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to create something for you, your family or business. 

Thanks,
Amanda Lott
 

Pregnancy Announcements!

When it comes to announcing the birth of our children, I just can't keep it simple. The designer and me won't let me do it any other way. The first time we were announcing that we we're expecting our first child, I had some fun. My husband being a movie buff, and myself a graphic designer I had to create something special to share our news with the world.  

My vision was to create a movie poster, titled "The Soon To Be Born Identity" . This was A fun hey on one of the hubs favorite movies, and it allowed me to make it our own. 

 Lott Announcement 1 - 2014

Lott Announcement 1 - 2014

So, it was only fitting that with our second surprise announcement we continue the fun and I designed... "The Soon To Be Born Identity 2". We had so much fun creating this one, and incorporating are a little guy in a humorous way. 

 Lott Announcement 2 - 2017

Lott Announcement 2 - 2017

I hope you enjoy our announcements as much as I enjoyed creating them. What better way to share our exciting news with the world, than with these lovely posters! 

Cheers to expanding to a Family of 4!  

Thanks, Amanda  

Sweet Wedding Bliss!!

The Sweets gave me the privilege of being a part of their special day in a big way. I had the opportunity to capture their blended family during a Family Portrait/ Engagement Session, design and create their wedding stationary. From Save the Date Cards, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Portrait and Thank You cards. 

It was a blast creating memorable pieces for them, and I look forward to creating more for the growing Sweet Family and the bun growing in their oven. 


SDOP AD

Once in a while I get the great opportunity to design for various organizations. My most recent opportunity to create a half page ad for the SDOP Conference gave me the change to create a small advertisement for a ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. The purpose of this Ad is to  spread the word about the local communities being transformed, learning about the bible and the self development of people. I am thankful for this privilege and hope you can also enjoy my design. 


Vintage invitation

Rustic, vintage wedding invitations are trending lately, but who can blame couples for sharing their love in a vintage theme. I recently had the pleasure of designing some invitations for a blushing bride. She wanted to invite her guests to the big day with a simple, yet elegant invitation.

vintage doily invitations 

I designed these custom invitations and had fun creating the perfect delicate vintage look. I started with some white doilies, dyed them in tea to turn them ivory, then cut down the edges to fit the invitation card. The doily edges create a perfectly delicate look and is tied together with twine giving it that finished vintage look. The invitations were inserted into blush pink envelopes. 

The final product turned out fantastic and completely matched the beautiful bride!! Hope you like them! Follow  #lottsofdesigns on Facebook,  Instagram and Twitter for more fun projects!

Thanks,
Amanda 

Handmade

Miriam Webster defines 'Handmade' as: "made by hand or by a hand process", : made with the hands or by using hand tools"I have come to realize that some people don't understand this concept. The bottom line is that "handmade" things aren't for everyone, but for those of us who love it, we appreciate the time and energy a crafty person spends on each piece of art they make. 

I love handmade things and I have incorporated my love into my business. Know that whenever you come to me for a custom invitation, greeting card or gift… each was made made by hand, carefully crafted, measured, cut and layered - it is not mass produced. Each product has character, uniqueness, is crafted with precision and cut with cutting tools and may not be all alike. There is just something about a measuring and layering paper that makes me happy.

Thankfully websites like Etsy allow us to show and share our craft. There are many stores like Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and Pat Catans that sell tons of tools and materials to let our imaginations run wild. I am grateful to be a part of the handmade community and hope that  you can appreciate my craft as well. - Stay tuned for my Etsy shop opening in the near future! 

In the mean time here's a few photos from my Instagram page of "hand-making" some invites.


Craft on!!
Amanda Lott 



Quinceañera Invitations

A Quinceañera is a right of passage for young women from the Latin culture. It is the celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday and is celebrated differently than most teenage birthday parties as it is represents the transition from childhood to young womanhood. The tradition varies across countries, in tradition and in style. The celebration could be simple to very elaborate. In looking back to my own 'Quince' (for short) over a decade ago, having one of these parties was by far one of the highlights of my teenage years and a proud moment of my heritage tradition. 

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Now many years later I've had the privilege of creating a variety of 'Quince' invitations for a few Quinceañeras and they are so much fun. From ticket stubs to pocket folds, creating special invitations to the biggest celebration in a young woman's life is such a privilege. Here are some examples of invitations have created. I also had the opportunity to capture some images of a beautiful young lady for her 'Sweet 16' and those photos were displayed as her table centerpieces!  It has a blast to create such important keepsakes and I look forward to many more!! 

Yanliz Quince Invitations

Yanliz invitaion 'Mis Quince'

Quince work station...

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Seashell invites!

When you think of aquarium themed invitations, you may envision a tropical color scheme, but not for this lovely couple! This couple chose  sophisticated colors - silver, black and red. I loved creating this invitation and tying in the seashell and starfish theme throughout the invitation pieces, with lovely font and holding it all together with a belly band containing the couples name, wedding date and an embossed seashell! 

A lovely couple with lovely invitations in a beautiful aquarium wedding. I enjoyed creating this special piece for this couple and enjoyed capturing their beautiful wedding even more! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Maines!!

 

 Moments captured of the special day!!

Moments captured of the special day!!

 invitation inserts

invitation inserts

 invitation inserts containing RSVP card, Reception and Direction information

invitation inserts containing RSVP card, Reception and Direction information

 Wedding Invitation! 

Wedding Invitation! 

 Cordial Invitation, as you would receive it and when you open it! 

Cordial Invitation, as you would receive it and when you open it!