Thursday, July 2, 2015


Hi lovlies, it will be a little quiet around here for the next couple weeks as I take a summer break to travel and then gear up for new fall projects! 

There are away messages on my shop and e-mail that explain the process for leaving a custom order request. In the meantime, you can follow our adventures on instagram!   I cannot wait to share photos when I get back and also all the things I've been working on this summer. 

Have a wonderful beginning to July!

Monday, June 29, 2015


 I adore seeing tags pop up on instagram of people sharing photos of my prints styled in their homes. It's my favorite.   These are a few snaps from friends that I had to share (maybe we're all friends because we love neutrals? ha).  I would love to see more pictures of your vignettes / gallery walls with my prints included.  Please tag so I can share @shannonkirsten !

Photos: @jmgunn / @stef_adams_ / @_sarahtucker

all prints above available in my shop


Friday, June 26, 2015


Happy Friday! Crunch time getting ready for my trip next week and tying up loose ends with work.  I'll be hustling this weekend and not doing too much relaxing.  I'm ok with that though because I'm going to ICELAND! 

Some things I liked this week: 

*This bungalow on Design Sponge 
*A great roundup of blogging tips and resources
*These geometric pieces on the Jealous Curator 
*Another new color board because I'm obsessed (must be my current hair color)
*This suit for the 4th 
*These bunny shoes make me happy
*This story about the #followmeto couples wedding - also get lost on his instagram, so charming & sweet

Have a beautiful weekend 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Some of the sweet things I painted for Wesley's sip and see this past weekend.  Sarah knows how to throw a good party and I was delighted to lend my talents to this cuteness!  Wesley was so precious and content the whole time, even while being passed around and taking quick naps in between.  Such a good idea, to have everyone over at once to mingle and meet him (plus catch up with friends and drink mimosa!)  So fun! Jump over to Sarah's blog for more details and photos.


Illustration & Calligraphy: Shannon Kirsten 
Desserts: The Short Giraffe  (& a few by the grandmas)
Flowers: Kings Wholesale
Crest Design: Paper Please (on the cake and cups!)
Drink Stirrers: A Fabulous Fete 

Monday, June 22, 2015


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and first official day of summer. It's sort of funny to hear that since it's been hot for months here in Florida. Sad.  My fruity print reminds me of summer days... poolside, lots of melon, bright colors, and fruit cocktails! 

Available in my shop 


Friday, June 19, 2015


Happy Friday lovelies! 
As we do, here are a few things I loved / read / bought / lusted for... 

*The bando party house styled by Emily Henderson is oozing with inspiration (also love Emily's new brand refresh)
*I've had my eye on this dress from Free People
*Giving in to the trend of lace up shoes, I love how they look on. Bought these from Topshop 
*Again with the ties, but I love these
*Too many cute white lacey things on F21
*Juley's post about social media and unfollowing
*This video about mans best friend (I shed some tears)
*This black and white beach shoot
*Stella McCartney resort, just stop

Have a beautiful weekend! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


A few miscellaneous snaps of what has been going on around here lately... 

Styling lots of products, some new and some old.  I've been enjoying styling and creating more intentional photos for social media and the blog.  I love how cohesive they are beginning to look, something I've been wanting to work on for a while.  It becomes to easy to take a quick snap and post but I've long admired the feeds and blogs that just flow beautifully together.  Speaking of instgram...

...Thank you for 10k! I hit 10,000 followers this weekend and just can't believe that so many of you enjoy scrolling my feed and sharing my excitement as I post projects (and sometimes travels with an occasion kitten photo, haha).  Social media and all it's done for my business really blows my mind.  I'm so grateful to be able to share and connect with clients, friends, and fellow makers through those little squares.  'ppreciate ya! 

I'm not usually one to selfie on there anymore but my friend and hair stylist Ali, did my hair lavender yesterday.  Pretty exciting since I've been the same shade of blonde for years now.  The salon she works at Acqua Aveda on Anna Maria Island also has an adorable boutique.  I couldn't resist this Minkpink shark print swimsuit on my way out the door yesterday. (Available online here)

Finally, a couple in progress studio snaps.  A cat print in the making because, duh. Below, a tentative design for some notepad style weekly planners.  What do you think of these? I am a list maker and it just seems natural for me to create some more products like this. Stay tuned. 

I'm trying to blog more but my head is swirling with projects and photos that need final editing and proofs before I leave for ICELAND in just a couple short weeks! Breathe, stay focused, hustle, and everything will fall into place. Right? RIGHT! 


Tuesday, June 9, 2015


I am so excited to be a part of Etsy Wholesale.  I know I recently posted about this on instagram but I wanted to share a bit more about it on here.  I clearly love the community that is Etsy, so when I found out about the wholesale division I was pretty eager to become involved.  I think it's genius that any shop owner can make wholesale purchases through etsy.  It feels trustworthy and safe for both parties.  Plus the line sheets can be public, so as the buyer you can see prices and know if they will be suitable for you before contacting the maker.  As the seller, I love it because all my listing that were already active could easily be added to my line sheet and etsy automatically calculated the pricing for me.  After my application got approved, It was under an hour to publish my sheet and add the listings I wanted to offer for wholesale. Amazing! 

So my friends, this being said, all of my prints and stationery items are now available for wholesale! If you are a shop or know of a shop that would be interested in carrying my paper goods please feel free to get in touch through my shop  (or tag on instagram, @shannonkirsten).  

These are a few of my new card designs that are newly listed, can't wait to share more soon. I am stoked about growing my stationery line, for so long I've wanted to add more products and they are finally starting to come to life.  Thank you for following along on this journey!  


Monday, June 8, 2015


I might be a littttttle too excited about these guys!  The recipe cards are in the shop, available as sets of 10 (but you can custom request a larger quantity if needed).  

This is a weirdly late blog post for me, but I needed a little break from editing photos and was excited to share these. 

Monday, you've been conquered. 


Friday, June 5, 2015


Happy Friday! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.  I'll be playing catch up on editing pictures and sketching new designs in my free time (and hopefully going out for sushi). 

As always, a few things I loved / read from this past week: 

*My sister and I booked ICELAND for next month! I am beyond excited.  Love this Iceland Top Ten post. 
*I listed a few new cards in my shop!
*We've done a small reno on out bathroom and I've yet to replace the outdated lighting, this round up of sconces is amazing!
*1924 site is so inspiring, love his eye
*All the dresses at Zara please, thanks.  Especially this one
*I typically stray from posting anything controversial but since it's been a hot topic this week and this comparison seemed off to me, I found this article about Caitlyn Jenner to be interesting...
*These marble hooks at Anthropologie are beautiful and could also be a fun DIY
*These pom pom pillows from West Elm (even cuter in real life)
*Bando for BC footwear, cutesttttt!

XO Lovelies! 

Thursday, June 4, 2015


It was such a treat to spend this past weekend in Orlando mixing in a little work with play!  West Elm hosted a pop up shop with me and several other local makers.  It's been a great experience being a part of West Elm Local.  I was asked to join at the beginning of 2015 and am so far in the stores in Orlando, Estero, and both Miami locations!  It was fun to finally meet some other creatives at this event.  I love that West Elm is encouraging and promoting us independents. 

The first photo is the WE Local display that is always up in the store, it features the products that WE offers from all their local artists plus a short bio about us.  This weekend everyone brought additional products and we set up using tables and pretty props from the store. 

All the prints and cards shown in the photos are now available on my etsy