Day 270: Go for the green

Today’s card has been designed in my favorite color: green!

My inspiration came from a vanity bathroom, and the walls were covered in this cool bird wallpaper and subway tiles. I’ve seen subway tiles in a kitchen backsplash, but not in a bathroom.

I was drawn to the vanity bathroom because of the juxtaposition between the delicate wallpaper and tough subway tiles.

Basically, I thought the two elements looked good together. So, here’s my take on it as a Thank You card.

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09.30.14 Inspired by a vanity bathroom © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.30.14 Inspired by a vanity bathroom
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 269: Good things come to those who wait

Ah…the joys of cultivating patience can be tough for some people to deal with.

I used to be terrible with patience, but over time, I’ve come to just let it all go and stop worrying about people and things I cannot control or change. So lately, my patience has paid off as I’m starting to see good things happening in my life. Lots of small good things happening right now, and soon maybe a BIG one.

So, if you have a hard time cultivating patience or it seems like the good things are on a delay, don’t panic. Just hold tight a little longer until the timing is just right.

Anyhow, today’s card is inspired by Kameron’s dress. I was out and about with my friend Hazel and she brought along her two-year-old granddaughter, who is cute as a button by the way, and she had on this pretty pink, green and white dress. I was immediately attracted to the colors and design, and felt that I could recreate it into a card.

Here is my version of her dress on a Thank You card.

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“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

09.29.14 Inspired by Kameron's dress © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.29.14 Inspired by Kameron’s dress
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 268: More good surprises result in happiness

Today I had more good surprises come my way and they put me in a happy mood.

My day didn’t start out on a high note, but it did get better as time when on. The good surprises helped make my day even better.

Okay, I’m too tired to continue typing any longer so I’m just going to post my card for today which is inspired by a beach umbrella.

Good Night.

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“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

09.28.14 Inspired by a beach umbrella © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.28.14 Inspired by a beach umbrella
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 267: Feed off the good surprises

Surprises can come at any time and in any shape, and when they arrive in your lap, they can make you smile. 🙂

I’ve had some good surprises today, and I’ll be even more excited when I can see the full results later on.

In the meantime, let’s talk Thank You card!

It’s inspired by a design with stripes. You’re probably sick and tired of looking at my cards with stripes, but I love stripes! I just put a new spin on the stripes by making half the card in solid black and a unique way to layout the text in white letters.

Let me know what you think.

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“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

09.27.14 Inspired by a design © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.27.14 Inspired by a design
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 266: Now I, had the time of my life

And I owe it all to you!

(Cue Music)

That line comes from one of my favorite movies, Dirty Dancing, staring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. I don’t know what is was with that movie, but I loved watching it when I was growing up.

However, I had forgotten that the theatrical production is in town until someone at work mentioned they were going to see it tomorrow night. So, when I got home and went online in search of a ticket.

I just happen to be off next Friday night and I had no idea if I would find an affordable ticket for the show. Surprisingly, I found one! It’s in the balcony, but it’s a front row seat and the price was right.

So, I bought it! 🙂

I was afraid that if I waited, the seat would be gone and I wouldn’t find another ticket any cheaper than what I paid. Happy Dance!

Anyhow, today’s card is NOT inspired by Dirty Dancing, but a menu. It was designed in yellow, black and white with a 1950s retro vibe that I really liked. The menu contained lots of food illustrations, but since my Thank You cards don’t include food, I replaced it with a patterned background instead.

Here it is!

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“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

09.26.14 Inspired by a menu © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.26.14 Inspired by a menu
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 265: Time to get it done, now

I think I’m going to beat my deadline today for a Thank You card.

It’s inspired by a business card using blue shapes: circles, squares, and a rectangle. Okay, I don’t feel like talking about it right now so here is the card.

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

09.25.14 Inspired by a business card © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.25.14 Inspired by a business card
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 264: Focus on the future

It was a good day today since I was not woken up by a ringing phone call from Time Warner. 🙂

I had so many things to get done today, and I’m still working through my to-do list.

But I do have a card completed for today!

It’s inspired by branding. I liked the yellow and black color combination, and the way the designer arranged the letters. So, I created my version for today’s card.

And the final product is…

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

09.24.14 Inspired by branding © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.24.14 Inspired by branding
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 263: It’s been a great day, let’s keep it going

My day did not start off on the right note.

I would like to give a special shout out to the Time Warner customer service rep who called my house at 9:00 a.m. and let my phone ring 30 times before I stomped out of bed from a dead sleep to wake me up on my only day to sleep in for a survey that should have been done last night, and then schedule a tech to come out without an appointment at 10:00 a.m. and wake up for a second time from a dead sleep!

Thank you Time Warner for not giving up after letting my phone ring 30 times so you can meet your quota this month. I will be sure to rate your customer service at 10…NOT!

I’m getting off my soap box now.

Anyhow, my day did get much better! I had several nice little surprises come my way the rest of the day, and I’m happy about it. 🙂

I just hope they keep coming my way tomorrow.

Alrighty, onto today’s card which is inspired by a closet. I know, not the inspiration you were thinking that would inspire me today, but it did. Actually, it was more like bedroom wallpaper and a closet, but I thought closet sounded better, and simpler.

I fell in love with the wallpaper. It was gray triangles stacked on top and next to each other on a white background. As for the closet, it was painted a pale, mint green on the inside and popped. So, I just recreated it into a design for today’s card.

Here it is.

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“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

09.23.14 Inspired by a bedroom closet © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.23.14 Inspired by a bedroom closet
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 262: Yeah…I know what day it is

For the past several weeks, my days have been running together and I had a hard time remembering what day it was because I have been so busy.

When my schedule gets full and I don’t have time to get the proper rest my body and mind need, the days run together like a blur.

I had the night off of work and I used it to my advantage.

I actually sat on the couch and did nothing but watch T.V.. It felt nice to just relax, except that my DVR wasn’t working all day and it did not record my shows from last night and my date with Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. I’ve got an addiction to NBC Nightly News and I try not to miss an episode because I can find out what’s going on in the world while listening to Brian Williams uncanny humor.

Anyhow, I did manage to create a Thank You card for today. It’s inspired by an infographic, and I was drawn to the color palate. So, I used the same colors in the card and tried to make the card not so square. I know, it looks similar to my card that I designed on May 20 that was inspired by water, but I used a different color palate and put a new spin on it.

Here it is.

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“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

09.22.14 Inspired by an infographic © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.22.14 Inspired by an infographic
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 261: I think today is Sunday…maybe Monday

It’s Sunday night, but technically it’s Monday and I’m still trying to figure out if I’m coming or going.

But it’s late and I’m tired so let’s just get on with this card that is inspired by nothing.

Seriously, nothing inspired me today so I just threw the card together and here’s what I got.

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

09.21.14 Inspired by nothing © 2014 Stacy Schilling

09.21.14 Inspired by nothing
© 2014 Stacy Schilling