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Do Driver – Cameo Ribbonista {2011-12 Term}

My name is Do Driver—pronounced with a long “o”—and I’m married to an amazing artist, my business partner and my best friend, J. We live 10 miles north of Chicago in Illinois and I am a Michigan native which requires me to live within 15 minutes of a body of water. {wink!}

I have a Music and Theatre Degree and worked as a Summer Music Camp Administrator, a Private Music and Theatre teacher and an Assistant Music & Bowling Professor at a college in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

After “retiring” from teaching at the age of 32, I worked full-time as a Corporate Event Planner and part-time as a Hand Calligrapher. In 2000, I officially opened “Autumn Writings: Calligraphy for All Seasons” and less than six months later changed it to “Autumn Writings: Digital Calligraphy & Stationery for All Seasons.” Hand Calligraphy was replaced with Digital Calligraphy—computerized envelope addressing—and I started designing and handcrafting custom invitations and stationery items. After we were married, J officially joined the company as our Head Artist and Webmaster.

I truly have a passion for planning budget-friendly, themed parties. In July of 2010, we launched a new online division, Piggy Bank Parties, and Oink!, the blog of Piggy Bank Parties. Our shop, The Market, offers budget-friendly, printable invitations and party décor you create at home with your own supplies. Oink! features real parties, tutorials, recipes and ideas to inspire memorable and affordable events.

I love playing with paper and May Arts ribbon when creating partyware, cards and invitations. I am thrilled to be a member of the May Arts Design Team and look forward to sharing lots of fun tutorials and {free downloads} with you!


Some of Do's favorite projects are shown below:

  1. Rebecca Ednie

    Lovin’ the party Embellishments! Fab!

  2. Denise Brynat

    Welcome Do! Great projects…. love those lanterns!

  3. Melinda Wilson

    Welcome to the group Do! I love your projects and thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Tini

    Welcome Do!!! Love your mini-book…it’s soooo nice!

  5. Chunyuan

    Love your projects.

  6. Cynthia B.

    Your business sounds so fun – and your projects are gorgeous!!

  7. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Nice projects, very creative.

  8. Adi

    Love your projects! Glad to know you better

  9. Iris s

    Great projects! Welcome!

  10. Mumsie

    Love the party projects. Welcome.

  11. sue w.

    the birthday hat and place-names are very festive.
    stamping sue

  12. Sue D

    Great idea for a business–love the examples.

  13. Kathy P

    Cute projects, LOVE that mini album! Can’t wait to see more of your work here!

  14. Karen K

    Really cute projects that you created. I really like the mini book!

  15. Stacey

    Welcome! Wow, I love all your projects! Those little lanterns are awesome!

  16. natasha G.P.

    The party things are so cute. Congrats on being appointed Ribbonista!

  17. Kelly massman

    Wonderful work!!!

  18. Sharon Gullikson

    PARTIES! I love them. Thanks for showing us. Cogratulations, too.

  19. b.poteraj

    Love all of your party stuff. Nice. Welcome and congrats.

  20. MARIA

    beautiful projects – all of them are very creative and love the colors too!


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