It all started with a party...

I had been creating cards, invitations and scrapbooks for myself for years, when one Friday night at a local scrapbooking "crop" I was putting together invitations to the Pumpkin Carving Party my husband and I were hosting. Another gal at the table looked over and said "Oh! Would you do invitations for my playgroup's pumpkins decorating party? I only need 12." Those twelve invitations led to first birthday invitations, which led to invitations for a bridal shower and The Artful Bee was born!

Over the last ten years, I've had many paper adventures with my amazing clients and local event planners. Mail 200 6" apple pies? Sure! Create a spa day invitation from a washcloth? Of course! Countdown calendar or a box filled with marabou feathers? Why not! Create something simple and elegant for your wedding? With pleasure! From "collaborative craziness" to understated elegance, every day starts with the anticipation of creating something special.


"Jill is an amazing designer -- creative and fun -- as well as having brilliant execution of the design. I'm not sure that I can even count the number of things she's created for me -- Christmas cards, birthday party announcements, rehearsal dinner invitations for my son's wedding, countless invitations to support our work in the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula. While I'm not her largest customer - I am one of her many faithful fans! You will not be sorry that you entrusted Jill and The Artful Bee with your next design project!" - JW

"Jill is creative, responsive, thoughtful, responsible, and a great person to work with! I love the products she created and provided!" - VR

"Jill has made invitations, personal notecards, moving announcements, and corporate collateral for me. She's even done birth announcements for my sister. Everything has been of the highest quality and very creative. Jill can take an idea or a theme and turn it into exactly what you need even when you didn't know what you needed." - BL