BLOOM Inspired Color Palette

Photo courtesy of Restoration Hardware.

My Creative Life

I’ve been stuck lately.  I have had an incredibly difficult year, with personal problems cropping up every other week.  So far 2014 has just not been kind and I’m already looking toward 2015.  From frozen and burst pipes in early January, unexpected hospital stays for close family members, my grandmother’s death, and both my daughter and niece breaking legs on a ski trip…same day, several feet away from each other…the year has left me weary. I know that I am extremely {Read More}

PINK PUNCH Inspired Color Palette

Photo courtesy of What Katie Ate.

FREE Valentine’s Day Printable Banner from Petite Stationery

Here’s a cute little free Valentine’s Day Banner printable – perfect for a party or just some Valentine’s day decorating around the house.  Super easy to make – download the printable pdf, print on cardstock, tape some ribbon to each piece and hang.  Curling ribbon, satin ribbon or twine works well!  I printed it to hang on the mirror above the mantle – we don’t do a ton of Valentine’s decorating but I always put a couple things up!  You {Read More}

Rustic Inspired Color

Love these bright pops of color paired with more earthy and rustic tones.  So pretty!             Photo courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess.

VIOLET inspired color

This is such a sweet spring picture!  Love it…even though I use a ridiculous amount of pink on my sites and in many of my designs, my favorite color is purple.  It’s pretty yet soothing, not so dreamy like the blues and greens or too hot headed like the pinks and reds, somewhere in between all that.  Enjoy!             Photo courtesy of Pia Jane Bijkerk.

PARTY inspired color

I’ve been VERY obsessed with cupcakes lately.  Every party deserves a beautiful, super yummy cupcake!  I’ve been experimenting with all kinds and colors…the latest is classic vanilla with a chocolate frosting that mimics canned but is so much better, and banana cream pie cupcakes.  Super yum – what could be better.  My favorite in the last couple of weeks was last weekend – lemon blueberry with lemon buttercream frosting.  So, as soon as I saw this picture it made me {Read More}

Infographic Design

I recently had a customer ask if I could create an infographic, based on a page she compiled full of facts and figures about multiples.  Truth be told, I had to google infographic because I had no idea what it was.  Of course once I googled I realized that I did know what they were, just never thought too much about them and had definitely never created one.  But I like them…lots of fun ones out there! The technical definition {Read More}

PINWHEEL inspired color by Modern Sugar

I love, love, love this color combination.  I can remember buying Delia the entire Gymboree lemonade collection because it was made up of these beautiful shades of pink and yellow.  Throw a little brown in to even out the color palette and you’ve got the makings of a beautiful boutique web design!  Not to mention the color combo is perfect for birthday parties and cupcakes! Look for these pretty colors in our next boutique website template from My Quick Boutique…should be out {Read More}

Are You Ignoring Your Most Important Assets…Your Customers?

Email Marketing by Constant Contact® is the effective, easy and best of all…highly affordable, way to get your message out to your members, clients or customers. You can create high-impact, professional-looking emails easily and with no technical expertise. More importantly, you’ll build strong connections with your audience that lead to referrals, repeat business and loyalty.  I have been using Constant Contact for over 5 years and I’ve ALWAYS been amazed at how much quicker, easier and more effective it is {Read More}