Day 113: I didn’t forget about yesterday

You’re probably wondering what happened to me yesterday and mostly, “What happened to the thank you card?”.

I didn’t forget about a card yesterday.

My day was jammed packed with getting errands done, such as putting new back brakes on my card, and I had to work last night. Now normally, I’m home before 10:00 p.m., but last night was an exception because we had a floor set to take care of.  I was supposed to be out of there by 11, but there was so much to do beside my regular duties that I didn’t leave until 11:25 p.m.!

By the time I got home, it was 11:45 p.m. and I needed to crash before I could fall asleep. I was too tired to work on the computer, so that’s why I didn’t create a card for yesterday.

Here’s your card for today.

04.23.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.23.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

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Day 106: Better late than never

I just remembered that I forget to create a card for today.

I was so involved in other things, that I almost went to bed without creating a card.

Better late than never!

Good Night.

04.16.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.16.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 99: I got my trash can back

This morning when I was leaving, I found my trash can sitting at a neighbor’s house two doors down. It’s a new neighbor that moved in less than a week ago.

Of course, when I confronted the person about why was my trash can doing on their property, I didn’t get an apology. Just a lame response that it’ll be returned later. However, when I came home, it was found in the neighbor’s front lawn across the street from their place. Really?!?!?

People these days…

No comment.

Anyhow, I just hope they learn to respect everyone’s property.

Okay, now onto today’s card. Again, it’s another for the Autism Awareness series. For some reason, this is kind of a fun series for me to create. I’ve gotta figure out how to create a different puzzle piece card for the rest of the month that looks different from each one.

I hope you like today’s card.

04.09.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness © 2014 Stacy Schilling

04.09.14 Inspired by Autism Awareness
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 87: Love is not color blind

I was strolling through Facebook tonight checking out what my peeps are up to and I stumbled onto a video someone posted.

There’s a show on ABC called, “What would you do?’ and each week it features a different scenario with actors and live people to see how they would handle an unexpected situation.

Well, the episode that’s floating around online line is titled, “Guy Brings His White Girlfriend To Harlem Barbershop & This Happens“.

Not to sound racist, but basically it shows how a black woman who’s a hairdresser (she’s an actress) reacts when a black male client comes in for a haircut and then his white girlfriend shows up to wait for him.

I don’t want to spoil the episode for anyone, but if you take a few minutes to watch it, you’ll understand today’s thank you card design.

We live in a world where the color of a person’s skin should not matter, but what’s inside their heart. We can’t judge a book by it’s cover, so we should never judge or have preconceived notions about another human being. We are all imperfect humans, not mechanically robots – we weren’t designed that way.

So, let’s stop allowing ourselves to judge another person and focus on getting acquainted with their inner beauty to really understand who each person is.

Love conquers all.

03.27.14 Inspired by a video online © 2014 Stacy Schilling

03.27.14 Inspired by a video online
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 58: Make it personal

Most people are not artists nor would consider themselves creative in any way.

But that’s okay because everyone is NOT good at everything.

Sometimes we get in the habit of thinking that to give a card, it must be store bought and perfect.

I hate to break it to you, but sometimes the best cards are handmade, and you can really express your creativity and personality in it.

In my day, I have been known to make my own cards (not on the computer) by hand and send them to my clients. I’ll admit that I don’t do this often enough, but I should get back to doing it. Maybe I’ll choose a few of the cards from this challenge and then send them to my clients. Who knows.

Anyway, today’s thank you card is an example of a handwritten card you could create yourself and give to someone. And yes, the “thank you” is NOT a font. It is my own handwriting (I use a Bamboo Wacome tablet when I work.) created directly in Illustrator.

Be inspired.

02.27.14 Inspired by handwriting © 2014 Stacy Schilling

02.27.14 Inspired by handwriting
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 41: Commercials can be very inspiring

Today I found my inspiration in a T-Mobile commercial while watching T.V..

It wasn’t that I was interested in learning more about what T-Mobile has to offer in terms of cell phone coverage and plans, but it was their company colors that caught my attention. The bright pink color did it.

There’s something interesting going on between the delicateness of bright pink and the harsh, strong dominate black. It’s like boy vs. girl. A combination of being girlie while still maintaining strengthen and stability with black.

The color palate became my inspiration and I turned today’s card into a very grown-up girlie design.

I hope you like it.

02.10.14 Inspired by the T-Mobile commercial © 2014 Stacy Schilling

02.10.14 Inspired by the T-Mobile commercial
© 2014 Stacy Schilling