Go and check out my new studio on the Happy Happy Art Collective Blog. I love having a space all my own to create. Oh wait, I have two kids that are constantly in here making messes! Ha ha. And that’s ok, because that means I’m loved and they are creating too. My 8 year old daughter loves to pull out whatever she can get her hands on and create anything her imagination comes up with. And currently my 2.5 year old son loves to paint! And the funny thing is, he only uses purple. So sweet. I love seeing their little minds work to create something completely original.
As promised, here is the freebie for today! This time it’s a 11×17 inch placemat. Nikki and I collaborated on a Citrus table setting a few weeks ago and this is the result. A simple table with fun details.
I have to warn you though, if you’re going to get these printed at FedEx, they can be somewhat pricey…..I paid $2.50 a sheet. So just be careful where you get them printed.
NOTE: This download is for personal use only. You may not redistribute them in any form or sell them for money. Sorry. If you are going to post about this freebie on your blog, you may do so, but link the original download to this post. Thank you.
I love every opportunity to try my hand at some calligraphy. Jenn Sieff is a yoga instructor and asked me to design a logo, business card and blog header. She was super easy to work with and I’m so glad that I did.
I wanted to take you through my design process. First I like to gather together an inspiration board. This helps the client to gain a vision of what I am thinking. I asked Jenn to send me the vision of her company and a few logos that she liked. I sent her the three boards below and she chose the vintage one. Which I’m so glad she chose because it was my favorite direction. I loved the color scheme, but we ended up only using sky and rose for the colors on her business card, which I think is ok.
I find my inspiration from all over the internet. Sometimes it’s juts a color or a shape, and other times it’s the feel of a photo like the red flower in the first board. I’m not sure where I got a lot of these photos because I just downloaded them to my computer. What did we do before Pinterest?
And this is the final logo. I really wanted the logo to feel free and relaxed. I had a lot of fun doing the calligraphy for it. I first did the calligraphy by hand, scanned it in and then redrew it in Illustrator.
And here is the finished business card. I added Spot UV to the title and the mini yoga figure, but I have no idea how to photograph that to get them to show up. Use your imagination. On the back of the business card I used some acrlyic/watercolor type texture that I designed in photoshop. Fonts used were Learning Curve and Geometric 231 (if you wanted to know).
And this is the final blog header. Jenn is still working on getting her website completely designed, but for now at least it’s up! Way to go Jenn! You were so great to work with! Thanks so much!
I originally designed these for the Tigerprint What is Love Competition, but since I didn’t win I thought it would be fun to make these into cards. And why not make the last day of the Valentines Freebies even better with not just one card download, but FIVE CARDS!!!!
All of the cards fit into a 5.5 Bar Envelope which is 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches.
Day 4 of the free Valentine’s Day Downloads. This is a simple way to let your child’s friends know that you care. Simply print, cut out and add a sparkly glitter pencil. It’s that easy.
Only 2 supplies are needed, paper and pencil. Hooray! I picked up my glitter pencils from the dollar section at Target, but I’m sure you can find them most anywhere. Glitter is hot right now!
Directions: Download this pdf. Print it out and cut them using the lines on the edges as a guide. Make a 1.5 inch cut on each side of the text. I tried smaller cuts, but the pencils wouldn’t fit without tearing the paper. It has to be 1.5 inches!!! Write the names you want and then add the pencil. Easy peas!
If you are looking for the boy version, you can get it here!.
My daughter, Charlotte, is 4 today! To celebrate we decided to do a tea party with a few of her friends. For Christmas, she got a mini tea party set and has just loved it. So I decided why not? The theme was set now all I had to do was put it all together. I took the pendant from her room (that I made her a while ago) and all of the papers I got on super clearance at a local craft store (that went out of business).
I got my inspiration for the cake here. Mine doesn’t look half as good, but hey, I still think it turned out ok. Tissue pom-poms are super easy to make. Find the tutorial here. I didn’t want the TV as the center of attention, so I covered it up with a large format print. It cost me only $6 to get it printed.
Here’s my princess! Isn’t she sweet!
Super simple menu. It included: strawberries, raspberries, pb & jelly sandwiches cut in circles, cupcakes, animal crackers, crystal light (that was the tea) and marshmallows on a stick. Lots of sugar, sorry moms….
The cake! Doesn’t it look delicious! The center is just the buttercream frosting with coolwhip mixed in. Yum!
This is one of the patterns I designed for the invitation. My dream would have been to get them printed on paper and fabric for the party, but that took time and money, which I didn’t have a lot of right now. I had just got home from ALT in SLC. I’ll tell you more about that later…..
Detail on the napkin rings. I designed them and had them printed on sticker labels. Super easy. Same as the thank you treats, I just used some of the graphics from Char’s birthday invitation and put them on the labels.
I made each of the girls these headbands.
Gift buckets were only $3 a piece and are filled with headbands, candy, bracelet, socks, hair tie, and more candy. Thank you Target dollar section on CLEARANCE!!!! (50% off!)
Marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles. Super easy. The girls loved them!