Tag Archives: art

Pumpkin Carving-Hand Lettering Style

23 Oct

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I made it a tradition a few years ago to always do a pumpkin carving. I’ve done Aubie, Jack Sparrow, and even a pretty cool looking owl but this year I went the lazy route and just painted my pumpkin. Plus side: This beauty will last a lot longer with all it’s inners intact.

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History of Typography

22 Aug

Came across this today via a friend from school. It’s a fun reminder of my sophomore Typography 1 class.

Happy New Year’s Challenge

17 Jul

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I’ve resolved to try to enter more contests this year. After several failed attempts at design competitions I became very weary of entering but I gave it a go for Minted’s New Year Challenge. The cards are in the voting stages, so if you’re a mintie and don’t mind, I’d love for you to go vote for my card! I’d really appreciate it. Here’s for keeping resolutions in 2013. Half way there. 

You can vote by clicking here or the badge on the right side bar of my page. 

Design Inspiration: Stitch Design Co.

8 Feb

The weather here is dreary, cold, and gray. I’m dreaming of spring right now. Fresh hues, warmer tones, and all around good feelings. I’ve spent the afternoon searching for some inspiration.

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I came across Stitch Design Co.‘s profile on Dribble. I’ve always been a huge fan of Stitch Design. Their designs are classic, full of lovely typographic, hand drawn elements, and color palettes that ooze good feelings. Here is my touch of spring today.

Temple Holiday Market

15 Nov

Last Saturday I participated in a local craft fair at my home church. It was a long time coming but I think the whole event turned out wonderfully. I wore two hats for this event. I proposed the idea initially to the Women’s Group at Temple Assembly back in March. It had been on my heart to create a fun community event that gave back locally. I love craft fairs but to be a vendor about breaks the bank. The idea was to offer small vendors the opportunity to have a booth at an affordable price. The Women’s Group was all in so we spent the year planning, designing, and marketing the event. What appeared doubtful with 3 vendors the beginning of October blossomed to a full gym of unique and talented people. With the ball rolling, I through in my lot to be one of the vendors. Stress overload! But worth it.

Cozies and Calendars

My very sweet and talented boyfriend came out to help me. He also built that calendar display, which acquired more interest then anything else. I think I know who might have a booth next year. The cozies and calendars make wonderful gifts. The cozie makes a nice simple gift for coffee lovers. I slip a Starbucks gift card between the sleeve and it is the cutest bundle.

Art Prints and Owl Card

I found some old crates at a local flea mall. They were awesome to use for display to hold my prints and cards. Plus how cute will they be holding my magazines in my house when I’m not at a craft show?

I also had a very extensive Christmas selection. It’s my favorite time of year. That wrapping was inspired by Anthropologie wrapping that I posted as part of my So Doable Holiday ideas. It was so easy. I followed a pom pom tutorial, added a tag, and painted gold polka dots to simple packaging paper.

Other exciting news: My christmas card has made it’s third appearance this week. It was included on, Oh So Beautiful Paper this morning.

2013 Wall Calendars

15 Nov


1. retro //2. pink & yellow //3. musical //4. eat seasonal //5. deer

Not sure when I became obsessed with calendars but I’ve made it a tradition to get one for Christmas every year. They make lovely and affordable gifts.

Card featured on PoppyTalk

15 Nov

 

Alway an honor to find your work featured on other blogs. So excited that PoppyTalk included my Chalkboard Christmas card in one of their holiday roundups.