Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Build Your Own Snowman - freebie printable for kids

In the spirt of this snow day, I have drawn a "Build Your Own Snowman" Freebie.
Email me pics of your kids designs and I will post them!

Here's one masterpiece by a 6 year old, any more? Submit them and I will post!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

FREEBIE! Gift Card Coloring Page for Kids - (or adults)

My kids love coloring anything that they can color. Make some hot chocolate, print on sticker paper and let them color these gift tags for that extra special touch. Please leave a comment if you like/use this and I will make more!
Click on the picture to download

Freebies!!! Brown gift tags

Brown is one of my favorite colors so I designed some brown colored gift tags. Print on sticker paper or regular cards stock to adorn your gifts this holiday season. Click on the picture to download.

Holiday Freebie - Red/Black Gift Tags

We've seen a lot of red/black this holiday season. Clothes, gift wrap, decorations. Here are some red/black gift tags to match your wrapping! Print on regular cardstock and tape to your gift or print on sticker paper. Click on the picture to download. ENJOY!

Here is the bottom tag on the vintage wrapping paper I got from IKEA.

 and I used this link to learn how to tie a bow - still need practice

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mothers and Company Ads for Bay State Parent

Mothers and Company Ads for December - Bay State Parent

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Gift Card

Need a custom gift card created for the holidays? We just created a beautiful gift card for Mothers and Company.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mothers and Company Grand Opening PRESS!!!!

Of course, the PR and marketing mind behind this great press, is our parnter, Christina Andrianopoulos.

For Interviews Contact: Christina Andrianopoulos, The Omega Marketing Group, 917.734.9804,

November 1-9

  • Charter TV3 Evening/Morning News

  • Charter TV3 Wake Up Worcester

  • WCRN Radio, the Peter Blute Show

  • Telegram and Gazette

  • West Boylston Banner

Thursday, November 12, 2009


WEST BOYLSTON — The town officially became the center of a support movement aimed at new or expectant mothers last week with the official ribbon cutting of Mothers and Company. The business, part retail store, part social hub, part consulting firm, part support group, relocated to West Boylston on Oct. 13 after three years in Boylston. Last Wednesday, the town and the Wachusett Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the company to town.

According to owner and co-founder Jeanette Mesite Frem, the new location was dubbed an “oasis for parents,” by state Senator Harriette Chandler, who toured the building last week.

“That’s a perfect description for us,” Frem said, “an oasis; a spa without the hoity-toity attitude.”

Frem said Mothers and Company officially opened three years ago in a room at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, a Boylston business also owned by the Frem family. The idea came from Frem and a group of friends, all of whom were involved in different areas of the healthcare industry involving childbirth and parenting, from nurses to midwives.

Frem said discussions among the friends revealed many frustrations about the lack of one location for the multiple support groups or retail items, like cloth diapers and baby slings, the women would recommend to their clients.

“You had to go to one hospital for one thing, go to another for something else and look on the Internet for the items we were recommending,” she said.

Instead, the group brainstormed and developed Mothers and Company, which now boasts the largest retail selection of nursing bras and cloth diapers in the area, she said.

While owning the 500 square foot space in Boylston allowed complete control, its size limited flexibility and ultimately would not allow Frem to reach her goals with Mothers and Company. Retail items were displayed around the outside of one room, where all of the classes and activities took place.

In contrast, the company’s new home in the Three Rivers Building at 140 Worcester St., the former home of RayAnn Physical Therapy, allows for many more activities, Frem said.

“I saw this building three years and knew it would be a great location,” she said. “Things didn’t work out at the time.”

Town Administrator Leon Gaumond Jr. represented the town at the ribbon cutting, referencing Frem’s comments about finding the ideal spot to expand.

“Nothing makes me happier than to hear a business owner say they were looking for the right place and they found in here in West Boylston,” Gaumond said.

Activities and classes now include childbirth classes, developmental playtime for toddlers, breastfeeding classes, pre-natal and post-natal exercise classes and consultations for post-partum depression and similar afflictions. All the employees can empathize with the clients, she noted.

“Every person who works here is a mother who breastfed,” Frem said.

And, the list of what services to offer clients is ever-growing, she said. Upcoming classes listed on the company’s Web site include: Nursing beyond the first year, music and movement, vaccination information and a diaper-free information session.

“Anything you can think of, we’ll try to do,” Frem said. “We’re always welcoming new ideas.”

Clients can also take advantage of the other therapeutic businesses in the Three Rivers building, including a chiropractor, a masseuse, holistic medicine, an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine.

“Really, it was just taking the vision I had three years ago and finding space for it,” Frem said.

More information and a listing of events and classes can be found online at

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mothers and Company Grand Opening Press Release

Check it out, it is an amazing facility with even greater services ... we'll be doing a ton of graphic design for them and our partner, OM group is doing their pr and marketing...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Launches Mothers & Company's
New Natural Parenting Center

West Boylston, MA, On Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 5:00 pm Mothers & Company, with the participation of the Wachusett Chamber of Commerce, will be conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the new Mothers & Company natural parenting center, located on the first floor of the new Three Rivers Building* in the center of West Boylston Mothers & Company provides comprehensive, evidence-based education, postpartum support, and quality products to childbearing families in Central Massachusetts. Its services address the full circle of maternity and early parenting in a way that encourages the natural process, informed decision making, and informed purchasing. They are dedicated to offering organic and natural products and the best of the best products for parents and infants. All their products and services come with knowledgeable instruction and support from experienced mothers. Mothers & Company is a community of women founded by women passionate about educating and supporting the childbearing family. All groups, classes and workshops are facilitated by qualified and caring professionals who are dedicated to new parents and their babies.

Mothers & Company was founded in 2006 by six perinatal health professionals and mothers who were passionate about helping mothers and their partners to get the information and support they deserve around pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting. The first Mothers & Company location (inside Cyprian Keyes Golf Club) was much smaller but nevertheless built a strong following amongst new parents. However, there was always the vision of creating a maternity and parenting center for comprehensive, evidence-based education, postpartum support, and quality products for families all under one roof. This new center has realized this vision far beyond their wildest dreams.

Jeanette Mesite Frem, co-founder and owner states, Our new and much larger space realizes our dream to create a community center for parents, children and those who love them. As one expectant father who took our classes said, I‟m telling all my friends to GET pregnant just so they can come to Mothers & Company!‟

Imagine being a new parent and knowing there‟s one place where you can take fun and thorough prenatal classes, get breastfeeding and new parent support, take an infant massage or toddler music class and attend informative seminars, too." Frem continues, "We are proud to offer the most extensive natural product selection in Central Massachusetts, perhaps further. Our shop offers products that are actually useful to new parents and healthy for babies and toddlers(like the largest selection of cloth diapers, slings, nursing bras, breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories in the region). There is no other place in Central Massachusetts that provides all of these services, classes, activities and natural products under one roof.

The Grand Opening Celebration Week runs November 2 – 7, and includes over 20 activities for parents and children, many for free as they celebrate the new store launch. One of the highlights of the opening activities is a visit by Senator Harriett Chandler on Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00 am, who will be observing part of an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Baby class as well as taking a tour of the new center. Grand Opening activities are also listed on the website at and all are invited to take a tour and participate in all the activities through November 7, 2009. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 4, at 5 pm will also include a reception following the ceremony. A portion of the sales proceeds during opening week will go to the Foundation to Advance Midwifery.

*The Three Rivers Building is a center for health and wellness which includes Mothers & Company, a warm therapy pool (which MoCo will also be using), a yoga studio, a family chiropractor, acupuncturists, massage therapists and a holistic health counselor. The Open House for the Three Rivers Building is November 7, 10 am – 1 pm. All are welcome.

and Interviews Contact: Christina Andrianopoulos, The Omega Marketing Group, 917.734.9804,

Store Contact Information: Mothers and Company 140 Worcester Street, West Boylston, MA 508.835.6666 (MOM6),

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ISS Fall Newsletter

Check out the ISS Fall Newsletter with great spa recipes.

Are you interested in something like this for your business?

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Night To Remember: 2009 40 Under Forty Awards | Worcester Business Journal

A Night To Remember: 2009 40 Under Forty Awards Worcester Business Journal
The Worcester Business Journal held the 10th Anniversary of its 40 Under Forty Awards Wednesday night at Mechanics Hall.
Nearly 500 people came out to support this year's class of winners and honor our past winners.
To view more photos from the event click here. To read profiles on the 2009 honorees click here and to read updates on our past winners, click here.

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Blackinton POP Sign

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mothers & Company logo gets a facelift!

Mothers & Company asked New Market Media to create a stand alone image from their existing logo. They have a beautiful existing logo that we absolutely love created by Tripp Longest. Their logo had a brown dot with the word 'moco' inside it which they wanted to get rid of. So, what we did was take some of the colors from their logo and create this.

About Mothers & Company...
Mothers and Company provides comprehensive, evidence-based education, postpartum support, and quality products to childbearing families in Central Massachusetts. Our services address the full circle of maternity and early parenting in a way that encourages the natural process, informed decision making, and informed purchasing. We are dedicated to offering organic and natural products and the best of the best products for parents and infants. All our products and services come with knowledgeable instruction and support.

MoCo is a community of women founded by women passionate about educating and supporting the childbearing family. Located in West Boylston, MA...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Single in the City logo

formerly Worcester in Love.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sarah J. Kyriazis named WBJ 40 under Forty

40 under 40
Sarah J. Kyriazis

Age: 33

Title: President

Company: New Market Media

Company location: Worcester Residence: Worcester

College: University of Vermont and Lesley College

Career highlights: My educational background is in classical studies and I became a technology teacher to at-risk high school students in Worcester. When I started a family, I began doing freelance graphic and web design.

I love working with small businesses and helping them achieve the brand and web presence their businesses need to compete in today’s market.

Community involvement: I am very involved in the Greek Orthodox community and volunteer my services for both St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Holy Trinity Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. I have also donated my services to Preservation Worcester, Blackstone CanalFest, Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Junior League’s Rock for a Cause and other local nonprofits. I think it’s important to volunteer, especially at my church, because it is the parishioners that keep it going.

Biggest professional success: Launching and holding the metroMAMA Kids’ Expo. We had more than 1,200 people attend and enjoy a fabulous fun-filled day. The expo raised money for a local nonprofit that does fingerprints for children at no charge.

Dream job: My ultimate dream job is to learn to decorate and make 3D cakes and cookies for weddings/special events.

Businessperson she admires most and why: The businessperson I admire most is my grandfather, Peter Angelakis. He grew up very poor, the son of Greek immigrants and became a very successful businessperson. He taught me about work ethic and he is always giving me support and advice on how to deal with clients, employees and business in general.

If you weren’t doing the job you’re doing now, what would you do? If I wasn’t doing web/graphic design, I would probably go back to my former job as an instructional technologist. I have a master’s in education in technology and I love teaching teachers how to use technology to enhance their curriculum.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Worcester in Love

Logo for new reality show.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Intelligent Skin Sense Summer Newsletter

Some great tips and recipes to reducing cellulite!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Il Forno's Billboard is up

See the new Il Forno Billboard all of June 2009 right in the center of dowtown Worcester...

Intelligent Skin Sense Re-design

NMM took ISS' logo and gave it a face lift with color. We designed an entire new set of marketing materials for her very successful spa, Intelligent Skin Sense. ISS is moving locations and the new green spa set to open next week. Thanks to Printing For Less, which is 100% windpowered and the greenest print company we could find, visit their website to read why.

We were able to print everything on 60%post-consumer waste paper and cardstock. Congratulations Marlene on the new spa and good luck!

Intelligent Skin Sense Launches Flagship Green Boutique & Spa

June 10, 2009

Intelligent Skin Sense Launches Flagship Green Boutique & Spa

Fairfield, CT: June 18st, 2009 Intelligent Skin Sense (ISS) launches its flagship green beauty boutique and spa offering age rebelling products and services that use smart technology, green chemistry, and eco-friendly resources. The 1600 square foot space begins with a lifestyle beauty boutique that features the Intelligent Skin Sense skin and body treatment line, ISS Spa-to-Go kits and ISS Green Envy line of mineral make-up. In addition the boutique supports local entrepreneurs and authors and its shelves are lined with wellness and self help books, locally made products and hand made artisan jewelry. The spa is beautifully designed for total relaxation and has four spacious treatment rooms for massage, facials and wellness services. The waiting area has an oxygen bar and ionic foot bath that provide “while you wait “services. Additionally there is a lounge area for lunch and learns events that take place monthly on Mondays and feature key note speakers on wellness issues, nutrition and beauty related topics. Intelligent Skin Sense is situated in the center of Fairfield CT in an affluent and trendy neighborhood that has an outdoor mall feel with chains such as Starbucks, Victoria Secret, Borders Books combined with innovative Mom and Pop stores.
Intelligent Skin Sense mission is to inspire a healthy philosophy for our customers and to provide them with tools to live a more beautiful and enriched life. The idea of a green spa was a natural transition for the company as Marlene Katz, the founder, began this concept many years ago in New York City in her first spa. She had practiced holistic skin care long before the term “green” as far back as the early 80’s where Marlene launched the day spa concept nearly twenty-five years ago on the Upper West Side across from the infamous Dakota. The spa was one of the first to recognize the healing power of holistic spa treatments. Now, Marlene is a role model and spokesperson for this green evolving movement that has come so far from the granola days of the 60’s. Marlene says, “To be green is to care about our planet as if it were a family member and to treat it with the same care.” To this end, Intelligent Skin Sense is committed to integrating sustainable and renewable sources and works with suppliers who manufacture eco-friendly products. Its vendors use ethical protocol such as wastewater and environmental management systems; plant a tree programs and electricity from renewable wind power. ISS selects printing companies based on their environmental practices for paper stock and ink and institutes a “less is best” policy of minimalist packaging, and uses recycled products, boxes, paper goods. The Intelligent Skin Sense facility is designed with eco-friendly materials, cork floors in the spa area, recycled wood floors in the front boutique and eco-friendly formaldehyde free paints. A water filtration system was installed so that plastic bottled water could be eliminated and an energy efficient washer and dryer to lesson the use of disposable paper products in the spa. Being green at ISS means that all business decisions are weighed carefully, consciously, and ethically, as if every day were earth day.
For Press Inquiries Please Contact: Tracey Thomas or 203-258-4555
Intelligent Skin Sense strives to inspire healthy conscious thoughts and to raise the bar in the beauty culture through brand integrity. Whether its product development, educational platforms or contributing to charitable organizations, Intelligent Skin Sense emphasis is on inspiring woman to towards wellness and beauty from the inside out.

A spa industry pioneer, Marlene Katz launched the day spa concept nearly twenty-five years ago when she opened her first highly acclaimed and celebrity frequented spa in New York City. One of the first to recognize the healing power of holistic spa treatments to fight the signs of aging, Marlene incorporated home-prepared herbal skin treatments to her spa’s menu. Utilizing her past experiences and expertise of the spa industry, Marlene created Intelligent Skin Sense skin and body care system to provide quality products to all women. When Marlene is not cooking up spa formulas she spends her spare time concocting many healthy recipes for her family (and dogs). Her new project is a lifestyle book on spa living at home.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Holy Family Hospital Care for Cancer Tribute Book 2009

This appeared in the Eagle-Tribune in May 2009. What a great fundraiser!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Il Forno comes to downtown Worcester

This is a billboard that is appearing in June 2009 in downtown Worcester.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How Facebook is taking over our lives By Jessi Hempel, writer

How Facebook is taking over our lives

This was too long so I am referencing the article:

With Twitter Envy, Facebook Adds (Near) Real-time Web Capabilities

I have created pages for my clients to market their business on the social networking site Facebook. Facebook is now getting rid of pages. See why...

With Twitter Envy, Facebook Adds (Near) Real-time Web Capabilities
By Brendan Gahan
March 04, 2009: 09:49 PM ET

( -- Facebook today announced several (and somewhat big) changes to their homepage/newsfeed, as well as the removal of most distinctions between public pages and profiles. These changes are an attempt to take on Twitter, which Facebook failed to acquire late last year. Facebook has always been the proponent of a more interactive web, but the growing popularity of Twitter has shifted the focus from mere interactivity to a more real-time web.
Real-time web, as we’ve argued in the past, is the next logical step in the Internet’s evolution. Twitter currently leads this move to a “now web,” but today Facebook took steps to becoming a real-time web company, though it has a ways to go. For starters, Facebook announced changes to its home page that would allow streaming of “posts from your friends in real-time.” Facebook also changed the status prompt from “What are you doing right now?” to “What’s on your mind?” — a blatant attempt to prompt a more real-time interaction, and bringing it one step further than Twitter’s “What are you doing?”
In another move that mimics the Twitter functionality, Facebook announced that from now on there will no longer be a limit to the number of friends a user can have (the previous limit was 5,000). There will also no longer be Facebook “Pages;” everyone will have profiles instead. In the past, Facebook avoided this type of interaction, opting to classify users as fans, and hampering the levels of interaction.
Twitter, however, has one type of profile for everyone, and has broken down these barriers, as people (famous and non-famous alike) and organizations have adapted to engage in two-way dialogues. A great example of this difference is in Shaq’s Facebook page, where interaction is one-sided and his Twitter, where he and fans speak to each other directly. Undoubtedly, Facebook does not want organizations, especially those with large ad dollars, to move over to Twitter to build their audiences.
While we don’t necessarily believe that Twitter and Facebook are competitors as of today, the future is uncertain for both, and Facebook is smart to be addressing the Twitter question.
Twitter’s growth has been astounding; it has managed to capture the hearts and minds of users and developers alike: In 2008, Twitter grew by 752 percent. Twitter has also fostered a somewhat more democratic ecosystem, one that has allowed apps on the platform to see huge growth in traffic. That has sparked a gold rush for app developers, many of whom have been frustrated by the restrictions handed down to them by Facebook.
We wonder if these attempts by Facebook may be a case of too little too late. With exponential growth, a new round of capital, and developers creating innovative apps on the platform, Twitter is well positioned to ride out the roadblocks Facebook is putting in its way. Furthermore, as Facebook adapts its platform to stave off the Twitter threat, it will be interesting to see how the community reacts, as they’ve been notably resistant to change.
Brendan Gahan is a research assistant at GigaOM.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Junior League of Worcester - Rock for a Cause Logo

This is the Junior League's Rock for a Cause Logo. The event is taking place on April 2, 2009 at Castellana's Restaurant in Worcester (New Market Media did the Castellana's Logo).

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Intelligent Skin Sense Postcard and Flyer

This was created in the fall.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

metroMAMAs know blog header

I can design WordPress or Blogger headings for you in Photoshop. Here is an example of one I just did for the new metroMAMAs know blog that is going to launch this week in WordPress.

Chacharone and Stiles Logo and business collateral

Just finished the logo, letterhead, envelope and businesscard for Chacharone & Stiles, PC.