April is a wonderful month for many reasons.
1. It happens to be the month that a lot of my family members chose to come into this world. Seriously, my husband, son, brother and sister-in-law! It's a little ridiculous.
2. Spring is in full bloom (or should be).
3. It's NATIONAL CARD & LETTER WRITING MONTH! If that's not a mouthful, try saying it five times fast!
I have to confess, I only found out about that last one a little while ago, I know, pretty lame of me to be in the card business and not know that but it's hard to keep track of all the "National Something" days, weeks, and months in the year. I am glad I DID find out about it because I was able to turn that knowledge into something special.
I doodled a little sketch while playing with my boys. While it wasn't much to look at, it got my idea down and I was then able to return later on and turn it into a more respectable sketch. :)
I was extremely excited with the way it was shaping up so I cleaned it all up with pen, got it in the computer and got it ready for plates!
By now you probably know I'm a paper geek but what you possibly don't know is that I'm pretty crazy about recycling, in general of course, but specially paper. I have stacks and stacks of paper scraps that I just can't bring myself to throw out because I swear I'll find a project for them. Happily, I was able to do just that with this project! I have a huge stack of chipboard that comes with the paper I use for notecards. A lot of it is damaged or bent but a good deal isn't and I carefully picked all those pieces out and decided this was the perfect paper for my project.
So aside from this postcard being FREE, there's a lot more to like about it, like some fun hand lettering, hand fed letterpressing and downright up-cycling. You're welcome to grab yours if you're ready to join me as I celebrate by writing more letters this month. Also, don't forget to use the hashtag #hello_post to share how you used your postcard and all the other snail mail I just know you're dying to send out.
Stuff is a-brewin' around here!
I've been so excited these last couple of weeks. I'm turbo charged for some wonderful change and I want to bring you along with me! Wanna come?
Let's start off by giving you some well deserved and awesome stuff to keep. I designed this quote as part of another project I will tell you about in the coming weeks. It rings true not only for me but for so many other women in my life right now.
So let's DO THIS TODAY, remind ourselves:
We ARE BRAVER, We ARE STRONGER, We ARE SMARTER!
If you're like me you might feel overwhelmed now and again but let's keep reminding ourselves what amazing creatures we really are and how much we are able to accomplish when our mind is in the right place.
So click on over here to grab your downloadable print and if you're in my list you've got your handy code to get it for free! But don't despair, if you're not on my list, you have 2 options, you can get on my list and get the code (wink) or you can download the iPhone Lock Screen version. Yes, I'm that specific. When I was designing it, I thought "I really want to see this as a reminder all the time" and what better place than the lock screen on your phone? This way, you can be kind and remind yourself how great you are every day! Of course, had to make sure that pesky time and date didn't get in the way, so you're all set.
QUICK TIP: When I put it on my phone, it was zoomed in so it looked weird. Just give it a quick zoom out with your fingers and it'll pop in place.
One more thing, let me know in the comments below what other type of downloadables you'd be interested in, that helps me make content you'd like to have!
Have a wonderful week!
Glimpses of a life spent designing, printing and caring for two adorable, little boys! :)
This is the very first post I write from my new home in Kansas! I'm so glad it's for the Design Surface Patterns from Scratch Blog Tour. As many people before me in this blog tour, I was incredibly inspired by Bonnie Christine's class over on Creative Live. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed Bonnie's class. I use Illustrator daily and I learned so many new things from this course.
Behind the Scenes anything always catches my attention. It's no secret it's my favorite type of post. I love to see the process people go through in their business and I love to share my behind the scenes glimpses. April of Blacksburg Belle started a blog tag game whose tag this month just happens to be "Behind the Scenes". After reading April's amusing answers I decided I had to participate.
Glimpses of a life spent printing and caring for two adorable, little boys! :)
I am so excited to show you something I've been working on that is completely new to me. My very own surface pattern design collection based on my two sweet, little boys!
Follow along on this blog tour which starts with Bonnie's own Going Home to Roost blog. There you'll find the blog tour schedule and be able to follow along with all the talented designers that will be posting.
I've been tempted to stop blogging for some time now. After becoming a mom for a second time things got busier and my blog has certainly been neglected.
For some reason however, I just don't want to give it up.