Someone asked me once how do I come up with my ideas for my designs. Sometimes I see something on the internet that sparks my creativity. Beauty is all around us and ideas can spark from anything from an image online, a dream, a song you happen to be listening to at that moment. Don't look down on creativity ever. If it is something that you normally wouldn't do don't think you shouldn't do it. Instead push yourself to try something different.
Once I have an idea I take it straight to my drawing board so that I don't forget it or miss an important detail. My drawing board can be quite a mess. Sometimes it is scribble in a notebook that takes a life of it's own. Then other times it's back to 1995 with MS Paint (figuratively of course :)) Some day I will give you all a peak into my notebook but for now I'll show you my Photoshop version of my notebook instead.
My upcoming design is an old one from my first shop, Printed Momentos, but I've redesigned it to some extent. I'm very happy with how it is coming out. I'll probably have it posted online in a few hours as soon as I finish the last piece finished and then get together the description and Etsy Images. I really wanted to have it up yesterday but between my addiction to coffee and my ADHD kicking in I found myself more on Spotify than Photoshop.
Till then, enjoy the 'preview' below.
My introduction into chalkboard designs occurred recently with my Halloween Cat Witch design that I absolutely fell in love with. Since that design I have found myself obsessing over the chalkboard designs that I could create.
My latest creation, a Chalkboard Baby Shower Collection, really enabled me to dive in and develop an entire suite around the chalkboard design. I spent many hours working on this project so that it would completely take the chalkboard theme that everyone loves to a whole other level. Every detail has an element of chalk added to it. While still enabling a beautiful design that you and your guests will love.
The collection consists of three parts. The invitation and thank you card, baby shower decorations with party favors, and baby shower games. Check out my detailed Baby Shower Collection Page here on my website.
For a limited time, I"m offering $5 off with purchase of all three times with coupon code: "Chalkboard".
So it has been a long time since my last blog post and I realized that I haven't said anything on here or anywhere really. I've been mostly quiet because I have felt that since I didn't have anything new to post that I would just keep quiet. Really so many things have been going on lately.
I've been fighting with MS Office for the past several weeks on this amazing design that I have a preview for up on my blog for destination weddings. I had to take a break it was giving me so many fits and making me want to throw my computer across the room or out of my apartment window. So then I went on and I designed some other things. Posted them. Tried to go back to the Passport Wedding invites I was working on, more epic fails from me. Took another break. Started working on new baby shower invitations. Got this amazing chalkboard invite done, fully designed, oh so beautiful. Oh yeah. Word gave me issues again.
Sometimes I really love how simple MS Word is for generic things, like oh it's purpose of writing text documents. But try to do something a little more complex? Yeah it hates me. It's an equally hateful relationship though because I hate it too. So I was like 'screw this, I"m breaking up with you word. I'm moving on to Pages. Or Open Office." More epic fails on my end those two programs were worse.
So now I've been trying to find a way to make editable PDF files without giving Adobe any more of my hard earned money. I don't have the money to spend on any additional Adobe products. This has also proven to be next to impossible.
So i have a few designs planned and in the process of becoming up coming designs. One is a baby bingo chalkboard design. 20 different cards are included in the design with actual images for items. That one I'm pretty excited about. It will probably be up later this week. I'm posting a very small preview below. I just have to get more images ready for it before I can put it up on Etsy.
So I haven't fallen of the face of the planet yet for any of those wondering. Just been busy with driving for Uber, visiting family and creating more designs.