Day 120: The series is finished

Today is the last day for Autism Awareness month, and my series of thank you cards dedicated to it.

It hasn’t been easy trying to create an entire month back-to-back dedicated to one theme of cards. However, I did it!

Starting tomorrow I have to start finding new inspiration for cards and I have no idea what will actually inspire me. Oh the joys of being a creative.

Anyway, here’s the last card.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

04.30.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.30.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

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Day 119: Rain, rain go away

It started out as a beautiful sunny day, and then it turned gloomy and gray with rain showers. Sure the rain is good for the environment and makes the plants, grass and trees grow, but it can get old. I do like to fall asleep to the sound of the rain clamoring down on my tin roof, but I am glad that I don’t live in Seattle.

Anyhow, this is the second to last card in the Autism Awareness series as April ends tomorrow.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

04.29.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.29.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 118: April showers bring…anxiety

We had a lot of rain overnight and this morning, and that’s brought me feelings of anxiety.

I normally don’t mind the rain, and love falling asleep to it. However, it’s what follows the rain in April and May that I do mind.

It’s tornado season here, and it’s started late this year. Last night, there was a EF3 tornado that blew through Arkansas tearing across yards while splitting apart houses, schools and businesses. Even worse, it tore families apart as there are close to 30 people who have apparently lost their lives. 😦

I’m not a fan of tornados at all. I’m more of an earthquake kind of girl. Earthquakes don’t frighten and shake me up as much as tornados do, even though I know that they’re coming. Ever time the sirens go off around here, I have three minutes to change, take a few valuables, grab my bug out bag and hit the road!

I don’t have access to a basement or a safe place in my house to take shelter, so I’ve got a 15 minute drive to my parents with a basement.

Worse case scenario: Hide out inside Kroger until the storm passes.

So when the rain, wind and thunder came rolling through around eight this morning, I was on edge. But that’s not too bad compared to right now. The sun is trying to peak out, and if it does…holy smokes! Hold on to something tight, it’s going to be a long and noisy night! Sun after rain equals tornados at night – not a good combination. Guess I won’t be sleeping tonight and if the power doesn’t go out, I could work on some more cards and play catch up. We’ll see.

Anyhow, while I have some time before I have to work and the night action starts, I did manage to create a card for the Autism Awareness series.

I’ve only got two more days left until this series is finished.  So, let me know what are your favorite cards in the series and if you have an ideas for the last two.

Also, check out my portfolio and contact me if you need a graphic or website project complete. I’d love to help you with your next project.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Stacy
Graphic Designer &
Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

 

 

04.28.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.28.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 117: Sunday Funday…not so much for me

It’s going to be another warm and sunny day and I’m going to miss out because I have to work. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and don’t mind working on Sunday. However, I do miss the sunny weather, especially since I had three winters in a row!

I know…I got to spend two months in Australia last summer (their winter), but still…I miss the warm weather! I’m a beach baby, not a snow bunny.

Anyhow, since my day is jammed packed and I have to work soon. Let me show you today’s card.

04.27.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.27.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 116: It was a normal Saturday

Nothing really excited happened today, except for the fact that it was 82 degrees outside and I missed most of the warm weather.

I spent the afternoon at work, which was busy and that was a good thing, but I got off at 5 and still had to go grocery shopping for the next week. I got to catch a few moments of the warm air, while driving in the car, but that’s about it.

The highlight of my day was I got free food at the market!

A new market finally opened up in my neighborhood and I decided to get my shopping done there. They had several people handing our free food samples, which was great because my blood sugar was so low and I was starving! I didn’t get much food, but it cost me a lot! Whew…food prices are really climbing these days.

I was too overwhelmed with getting handle on the new store layout, but I think it’s going to be a great place to find some inspiration when I’m finished with this Autism Awareness series. Only a few more days of puzzle piece cards, can you hang on until the end with me?

Today I wasn’t in the mood to do much of anything because I’ve been so busy running around like a headless chicken that I managed to actually lay on the couch and finish a book. Call me lazy, but the last thing I wanted to do after work and grocery shopping was get dressed again to go out and do something. I needed a night of laziness and it feels great!

So before I jet off to be lazy before going to sleep, I did manage to create a card.

Enjoy!

04.26.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.26.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 115: There was no cake today

I came in work today hoping for a celebration cake for my two year anniversary, but I didn’t get one. 😦

Bummer. I just might have to go get myself a cupcake tomorrow instead.

Anyway, today was just like any other day, except that I had a nap. I was so tired at 11 this morning that when I got home, I crawled back into bed for another two hours. I’m usually not a nap person, but the weather made me sleepy.

This is what I came up with for today’s card.

04.25.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.25.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 114: It’s been two years

Wow…time sure does fly by when you’re having fun or least expect it.

So, today is my two year anniversary at the store and I still can’t believe that it’s been this long. No, I didn’t have to work today.

It just shows that when you love your job and you work with great people, it can be an enjoyable place to be – besides home.

Anyhow, here’s today’s card.

04.24.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.24.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling