Day 355: Wow…the time is really flying by

I can’t believe we only have seven more days left of 2014 and soon everything will start over.

Except for this design challenge. Stick a fork in me…I’m done.

Here is today’s Thank You card inspired by a business card.

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

12.24.14 Inspired by a business card © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.24.14 Inspired by a business card
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 354: Running out of energy but determined to finish

I am running out of energy, but I am determined to finish my Thank You card design challenge.

I only have eight days left, and I hope they don’t drag on because I’m ready for a long break.

Anyhow, today’s design is inspired by a pair of high heels. There was something really graphic and simple about this pair of high heels, and I decided to transform it into a Thank You card.

Here it is.

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

12.23.14 Inspired by a pair of high heels © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.23.14 Inspired by a pair of high heels
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 353: Winding down to the very end

With only nine days left in my Thank You card design challenge, I am ready for the finish line.

I have no idea what’s going to inspire me in the last days of this design challenge, so you’ll just have to wait and see.

Anyhow, here is today’s Thank You card inspired by a man’s watch. I was drawn to the color palate and graphic elements in the watch.

Good Night.

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.”

12.22.14 Inspired by a man's watch © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.22.14 Inspired by a man’s watch
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

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

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

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.

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.”

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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Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“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