Day 352: The last double digit day

As the countdown to this design challenge comes to an end, I realize that today is the last day it will be in double digits.

We officially have 10 days left of 2014, and that means only 10 more days of Thank You cards.

I’ve gotten so used to designing these Thank You cards everyday, that I have no idea what’s going to happen at the first of the year when I don’t have to design one.

This design challenge has become a habit, a good one for that matter, but it’s a habit that started out rough and now has become ingrained me in.

Guess we’ll have to wait and see what next year brings.

Anyhow, today’s Thank You card is inspired by an infographic.

Good Night.

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12.21.14 Inspired by an info graphic © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.21.14 Inspired by an info graphic
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 351: Eleven more days until the end

Just 11 more days until the end of this design challenge, and I’m ready.

It’s been exciting to push myself as a designer in creating a Thank You card every day this year, but it has been hard with family losses, and other things getting in the way.

Anyhow, let’s get onto today’s card because I have to get ready for work tonight.

Today’s Thank You card is inspired by a dress because I liked the whimsical design of the flowers. So, I tried to replicate them into a card.

Here it is.

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12.20.14 Inspired by a dress © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.20.14 Inspired by a dress
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 350: This will be the shortest post

I didn’t get home until after 9:30 p.m., and it wasn’t because I was working tonight.

I am tired, and it’s past my bedtime.

Today’s card is inspired by bedtime.

Good Night.

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

12.19.14 Inspired by bedtime © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.19.14 Inspired by bedtime
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 349: My day started off good

My day started off good, and then quickly went downhill when I learned that I had already paid a bill off in full back in February, and the CA Franchise Tax Board was trying to charge me twice!!!!

I recently realized the bill had already been paid when I looked at my Expense list and saw it listed. Of course, naturally I found my receipts and sure enough, the bottom portion of the money order was stapled to the invoice. The date on the money order was 2/21/14 – so I had paid the bill in full!

I am so irritated with them that I could kick them to the moon and back, 12 times. I am beyond frustrated, and exhausted.

So, today’s Thank You card is inspired by laziness because I’m too tired and lazy to think about designing a card.

The moral of today’s story: Hold onto your receipts and paper trail because you never know when you’ll need them to prove your case.

Here is the card.

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

12.18.14 Inspired by laziness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.18.14 Inspired by laziness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 348: Two weeks until the challenge is over

Exactly two weeks today ends this Thank You card design challenge that I started for myself at the beginning of the year.

I didn’t know if I would survive and be able to keep up with this challenge, but some how I have managed to do so.

It’s going to be really weird not creating a Thank You card everyday next year. However, the challenge has taught me it’s easy to pick up a habit and establish it. You just have to find the right one.

So, here is today’s Thank You card inspired by Bologna City Branding on Behance.

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

12.17.14 Inspired by Bologna City Branding on Behance © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.17.14 Inspired by Bologna City Branding on Behance
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 347: I had the most amazing day

I had the most amazing day since I got to sleep in, cleaned my house, and didn’t have to go to work tonight!!! 🙂

I also hung out with a friend for six hours and we had a blast. We’re hanging out again tomorrow for another six more. Woo Hoo!!

So, now I need to put myself to sleep. Hopefully the wine will kick in a few minutes.

Anyhow, here is today’s Thank You card inspired by a scarf. I liked the colors in the scarf which is why I turned it into a card.

Good Night.

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

12.16.14 Inspired by a scarf © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.16.14 Inspired by a scarf
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 346: When you’re not looking, you find everything

So, I stopped looking for black and white Satin ribbon to finish the necklaces I started a few weeks ago.

Today, I found exactly what I was looking for.

I needed to get some cleaning supplies at Dollar Tree because everything is a $1. I decided to walk up the craft aisle and see if they had any ribbon.

Jackpot!!!!! 🙂

I found black, white, and silver Satin ribbon – just what I needed! So, I plan to finish the necklaces this week and put them up for sale on my Etsy shop.

I’ll post them here when they are finished and photographed.

Anyhow, let’s move onto today’s Thank You card which is inspired by a living room rug and couch because of the color combination.

Here it is.

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

12.15.14 Inspired by a living room rug and couch © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.15.14 Inspired by a living room rug and couch
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

 

Day 345: I’ve had a tired headache all day

I woke up with a tired headache and I didn’t take anything for it.

You would think drinking hot Japanese green tea and eating food all day would help wake me up. But, no. Nothing has helped.

So, I need to head to bed now.

Today’s Thank You card is inspired by a kitchen because of the color palate and design elements.

Now, good night.

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12.14.14 Inspired by a kitchen © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.14.14 Inspired by a kitchen
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 344: I’m running out of things to say

It’s very unusual, but I am running out of things to say for today’s post.

I am tired, I have to work later, and I’m ready for this year to be over with. Actually, I’m ready for winter to be over with and it hasn’t even started yet!

Okay, let’s just move onto today’s Thank You card which is inspired by Busk’s album cover. I have no idea what genre of music Busk is, nor did I look it online. I just like the fact that their album cover has big, bold colorful graphical shapes that created an interesting design. So, I recreated it into a Thank You card and put my own slight twist on it.

Here it is.

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

12.13.14 Inspired by Busk's album cover © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.13.14 Inspired by Busk’s album cover
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 343: Surround yourself with great friends

Life can be great when you’re surrounded by great friends who appreciate you.

I love my friend and could not imagine my life without them. So, get yourself some great friends and life will be so much better.

Okay, it’s well past my deadline and I’m exhausted.

Today’s Thank You card is inspired by a wedding photographer’s branding.

Good Night.

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

12.12.14 Inspired by a wedding photographer's branding © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.12.14 Inspired by a wedding photographer’s branding
© 2014 Stacy Schilling