Carolynn Giordano Lemke - Owner of Two Brunettes



Holiday Card Photo Examples

I have gotten a bunch of orders for the Personalized Holiday Cards over the last couple of weeks! Thank you so much guys. I thought I would answer one of the FAQ's that I have been getting, which is what are the best kind of photos to send. I created this little board with examples of great ideas and types of photos that are perfect for me to create a likeness in each illustration! 


The 2010 Personlized Holiday Cards!

Debuting the Two Brunettes version of Holiday cards this year! I am always doing little custom illustrations for clients, mostly for "about" pages on websites, and have lots of pets as subjects as well. I think it is my favorite projects to work on, so this year we have customized holiday cards that come in three templates!

I am so in the chirstmas spirit already, details on how to order in the shop!

UPDATE: We are doing a giveaway over on one of my favorite blogs Oh So Beautiful Paper


Halloween Download!

Some Halloween treats for my loves! Happy Halloween this weekend. Here are a couple of greeting cards for your downloading pleasure.


Ink + Wit 2011 Calendar

How adorable is my good friend Tara of Ink + Wit new 2011 calendar? I love the animals especially Mr. Fox but  I especially love the little descriptions of the characteristics for each one.  Great job Tara! 


Friendly Animal Hats

Somebody really needs to stop me. I can't get enough of adorable kids clothing and accesories. Honestly, I would wear these hats if I could -- I love animals, and mini things so that is just about every kid clothing item there is. These hats at baby Gap make me want to collect them all, I can't choose just one! Also they are not online but they have matching booties as well! Yikes.


Gorgeous Books

So inspired by these amazing books spotted over on Bird & Banner.


Happy Monday & A New Look!

I thought it was time for Two Brunettes to get a little makeover! The blog needed a little face lift to something that really embodies what Two Brunettes does, and the style of my work. I also needed a new way to organize everything. The old blog was really lacking a way to communicate to my clients about sales, promotions, and updates. Not to mention frankly I was just sick of looking at the same thing day after day! You have to change your outfit eventually, right? So here it is, a little redesign, and some serious shop updates on the way for the holidays! Happy Monday. 


For the Love of Baby Sale! 

I am having a baby sale! 

In celebration of my baby girl to come, I am taking 15% off all Garden Baby Announcement orders now through the month of December. This includes using these as party invitations as well. All orders over $100 will also receive a free (!) hand illustrated Inspirational Botanical Print


please inquire about custom orders, colors, papers etc before ordering. Discount will be taken off after order is placed. 


Little Esop

Baby, baby, baby! Thats all I have on the brain, but really who can blame me, I only have about 10 weeks left until my due date. I can't believe it! I have gotten so many cute clothes and things for my new baby girl, so I really need to not shop because I know how quickly they grow! How adorable is a tiny baby in a long skirt and a simple tee from Little Esop


Purl Bee Goodies

I'm totally smitten with all the cutesy DIY items from The Purl Bee. My mother in law actually pointed these beauties out to me! So cute, and I really would love to sew more. 

Everyone have a great weekend.