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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Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“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

Day 342: Only 20 days until I’m done

Woo Hoo!!! 🙂

Only 20 days left with the design challenge and then I’m done. I am so excited I can’t wait because like I’ve said before, I’m ready for a new challenge and I want to work on other creative projects.

Anyhow, today’s Thank You card design is inspired by Pantone’s Spring 2014 collection. It was the layout and the colors that caught my eye. So, I recreated it into a Thank You card.

Here it is.

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

12.11.14 Inspired by Pantone's Spring 2014 collection © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.11.14 Inspired by Pantone’s Spring 2014 collection
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 338: Stay motivated until the very end

This design challenge is slowly coming to an end and I’m trying to stay motivated so I can finish on time.

Since I’m so ready for bed, I’m going to cut to the chase and get right today’s card which is inspired by a font graphic.

I found 12 new fonts on Pinterest today!!! 🙂

I’m not sure how I will rotate them in my work, but it all depends on what I’m designing and when it’s appropriate to use them. So, I decided to use all 12 of them in today’s Thank You card. I mimicked today’s card off of how the new fonts were displayed in the graphic.

Here it is.

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

12.07.14 Inspired by a font graphic © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.07.14 Inspired by a font graphic
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 336: Make use of your free time

Today I woke up with every intention for getting some stuff done, but that changed when I woke up later than I expected.

Apparently I was so tired that I overslept!

I didn’t even remember turning my alarm off this morning. Usually I turn it off and fall back asleep for another 30 minutes because I am NOT a morning person.

The 30 minutes turned into a hour! So, I decided to cancel my morning plans and go back to sleep for another hour, which turned into two and a half hours.

I think that was my body’s way of saying “Stacy, you really need to rest. So, just go back to sleep and have a lazy day doing whatever you want.”

And I did.

With my free time today I decided to design a Thank You card instead of waiting until the end of the day when I’m probably going to be exhausted from doing nothing.

While trolling Pinterest for design ideas, I found some new fonts that I didn’t have on my laptop. So, I added them to font collection and was inspired by a web graphic for today’s Thank You card. I loved the color palate of soft blue, pink, green, and orange and how the graphic used different font faces for the text.

Taking what was already created in the graphic, I put my own twist on it using the same color palate but arranging the boxes differently in the layout. I also used two new fonts that I downloaded earlier in the design.

Here it is.

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

12.05.14 Inspired by a web graphic © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.05.14 Inspired by a web graphic
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

 

Day 331: Let the countdown begin

Starting tomorrow, I have 31 days left of this Thank You Card Design Challenge and I’m ready for it to end.

I’ve had a good time creating Thank You cards, but I need a break and something different to do.

Today’s card is inspired by a branding board because I was drawn to the sea foam, black, gray and white color palate. Surprisingly, I had the font that was used in their logo and used it in today’s card. I keep the design clean and very pastel like.

Here it is.

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.”

11.30.14 Inspired by a branding board © 2014 Stacy Schilling

11.30.14 Inspired by a branding board
© 2014 Stacy Schilling