Day 195: Going back to Cali, Cali

I wish I was going back to Cali!

I miss LA so much that it hurts. I love, love, LOVE the weather there – and today it feels like an LA weather day. There are so many one-of-a-kind restaurants that I miss eating at such as The Original Pantry (my ultimate favorite place for breakfast!), Dinah’s, Don Antonio’s, Lemonade, and so many others that I could literally eat my way through LA!

Surprisingly enough, I am not overweight by any means. I’m actually very petite, but I have a great appetite for good food and LA has it all. Even food trucks!

Anyway, my inspiration for today’s card comes from LA because I was at work talking to someone who lives in San Diego (I like S.D., but it’s not my favorite compared to LA.) and she got me a little homesick for all the wonderful things I miss about LA. Like the beach, not having to deal with freezing, cold snowy weather, great shopping, and so much more!

So, since I was in a LA kind of mood and the weather reminds me of LA, why not create an LA card for the retro card series.

Remember, I have one for Paris, Sydney, New York, London, and Pisa, Italy. And now one for LA. I’ll probably have more cities for series, but I’m not sure which one I will do next.

In the meantime, I have only thing to say, “I Love LA”.

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

07.17.14 Inspired by Los Angeles © 2014 Stacy Schilling

07.17.14 Inspired by Los Angeles
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

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Day 8: A girly girl loves Paris

I love the juxtaposition when black and pink are combined into a design because black is a strong dominant color, while pink is very feminine and delicate.

I am also fascinated with everything about the 1950s period. To me, that era of time had the coolest clothes, cars, and iconic lifestyle that is still very remnant of today. It’s also a time period when bright colors were being introduced into design after the mute somber period of the 1940s after World War I and II.

The 1950s signify change and a start to exploring design right before the 1960s kicked in. It was a time of peace and tranquility.

And Paris is well-known as the “City of Love”. It’s a magically place where people fall in love underneath the Eiffel Tower with the nighttime sky lightening up the background. Although I have personally not been to Paris, when I think of that city, I connect it with the 1950s since it is so glamorous.

Now for the unveiling of today’s design.

As they say in Paris, merci!

01.08.14 Inspired by Paris and the 1950s © 2014 Stacy Schilling

01.08.14 Inspired by Paris and the 1950s
© 2014 Stacy Schilling