Monday, January 7, 2013

Something Pretty: Pocket Planner by Jessica Hische

This pocket planner by Jessica Hische will have me itching to get it open just so I can see each beautifully designed page! It's just the motivation I need to get organized this year.

Images from and purchase pocket planner here.

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Blog Address: Please update link!

Hi! I have changed my design blog address,, to It just made more sense to name it that way. Be sure to update any links and subscriptions, including Google Reader!

Thanks a bunch,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I am excited to offer you this free download for your personal design needs: Baker's Twine Vector Brush!
{Commercial License also available}

Downloading Instructions: To use this vector brush, you will need Adobe Illustrator CS or up, and all you have to do is download the .zip file, extract its contents, and open the .eps file, which will open automatically into Illustrator.

**New! A Commercial License is now available for purchase in my Etsy shop for only $5.00 USD! Click Here to go to my Shop, Paradis Designs and to read more about the License.**

But, my non-illustrator-owning friends, do not fear, for I made a freebie for you, too!
The Twine Digital Image Pack.
Since the holidays are around the corner, here are some twine-errific {sorry, it's late and I want to go home} sentiments and accessories you can add to your Christmas cards, blog posts, digital scrapbook, or print them out and glue them to a tag for your gifts!

Click on each image to download these freebies:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Philippians 1:27 Inspirational Download

I designed this "mirror" reminder for myself and thought I'd share for whoever may also need an inspirational quote to start the day. Click on the image above or click here to download the 8"x10" image.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My new favorite font: Phateon, and a QuinceaƱera invitation

I fell in love with this font when I saw this carnival-inspired invitation set designed by 45 Wall Design. It inspired me to use it for my sister's QuinceaƱera invitation. I couldn't wait to share it~ it's one of my favorite invitation designs I've done yet! And the party is going to be a-ma-zing!

Other fonts and elements I used:
Adobe Wood Type Ornaments
Twine brush {designed by me, free brush download available for Adobe Illustrator, too}

*If you ever have any questions about a design I post, please let me know. I'm still learning, but I love to share my findings!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sheky's 2nd Birthday Party Banner Invitation

I have a lot of catching up to do on posting the many graphic design jobs I've done lately. Wedding season and Spring birthdays are upon us! I wanted to photograph each one, printed out and with their envelopes, but I probably won't get to do that until after our move in July. So, meantime, here's an invitation I did for my niece. I loved her birthday party--there was a cotton candy machine!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Photoshoot: Kids in swimsuits

Here I am pretending to be a photographer again. This time it was easy because the models were just that: perfect models! I snapped away while these kids pretty much posed themselves, and soon enough I was left with these shots:
We shot at a park, so the "sand" pictures needed a little photoshop love to take out the cement blocks around them. But they rocked it like it was a real beach!

*one other note: i'm going for the more "natural" look in my photos, so most of these are very minimally edited, but I was playing around with some photoshop actions from Florabella, rain and london, and liked the feel of them. Otherwise, I'm trying to steer away from the vintage, cross-processed look. It won't be trendy for much longer and I want a more classic look to my photos. Agree? Do you like the cross-processed look?