Day 319: More new fonts to play with

Today I got four new fonts that I’m playing with in my Thank You card designs using the chalk board designs I found yesterday.

Except that I decided to add color instead of just using a black chalkboard and white lettering. In today’s Thank You card, I added pink, yellow, green and blue to see how the colors would look against the chalkboard background. Surprisingly, I like the addition of color.

Here is today’s design.

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.”

11.18.14 Inspired by a chalk board drawing © 2014 Stacy Schilling

11.18.14 Inspired by a chalk board drawing
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

 

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Day 304: DST is sucking the life out of me

It’s only been two days since Daylight Savings went into effect, but I am still so exhausted.

I’m trying desperately to push myself to stay awake and go to bed at my normal hour, but I’m so tired that my head hurts like crazy.

Anyhow, let’s just move onto today’s Thank You card so I can go to bed.

The card is inspired by a Pop Tart, and now I’m going to bed.

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.”

11.03.14 Inspired by a Pop Tart © 2014 Stacy Schilling

11.03.14 Inspired by a Pop Tart
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 297: The days are getting shorter

Today we had an Indian summer here all while the leaves were turning beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow and brown.

By the end of the week, the temperature around here will be half of what is was today, daylight savings gives us an extra hour of sleep but robs us of more sunshine, and I’ll be that much closer to finishing this design challenge.

I have exactly 65 days left! 🙂

It’s not that I haven’t had fun with this design challenge, but I’m ready to spend time doing something else. I’m just not sure what yet.

Anyhow, today’s card is inspired by another designer. The design reminded me of a mix between Pop Art and a newspaper printing.

Alright, I’m too tired to say anything else about my card so here it is.

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

10.27.14 Inspired by another designer © 2014 Stacy Schilling

10.27.14 Inspired by another designer
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 288: Don’t get me started…

First, let me start off by saying that I did NOT forget to create a Thank You card yesterday.

I had the night off of work and made plans to hang out with a friend.

Afterwards, I had to get gas on the way home and go grocery shopping because I had no food in my house. So, at eleven o’clock at night, I’m strolling through the grocery store loading food into my cart. By the time I got home and put everything away, it was time for me to go to bed.

So, I didn’t design a card because I was tired. And I’m still tired today so I’m going to make this quick.

Here is yesterday’s card inspired by a cardigan and today’s is inspired by Taylor Swift’s outfit.

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.”

10.17.14 Inspired by a cardigan © 2014 Stacy Schilling

10.17.14 Inspired by a cardigan
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

10.18.14 Inspired by Taylor Swift's outfit © 2014 Stacy Schilling

10.18.14 Inspired by Taylor Swift’s outfit
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 283: Keep up the good habits

This design challenge is officially now a habit, but a good one.

I am so glad that I found the strength and determination to push through the creative blocks I had early on to keep up with these Thank You cards.

It wasn’t easy when I felt like my creativity had dried up, but now it’s getting better and better.

Okay, here is today’s card which is inspired by a manicure. It’s pink and white, super girlie and funky all rolled into one.

I hope you like it.

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.”

10.13.14 Inspired by a manicure © 2014 Stacy Schilling

10.13.14 Inspired by a manicure
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 280: It is not a beautiful day in the neighborhood

It’s raining right now. Actually, let me clarify it for you…it’s pouring down buckets of water. It’s gray, dark, gloomy, cold and wet outside, and I’m inside wearing my nice warm pj’s because I don’t have to work today!

Woooo Hoooo!!!!! 🙂

This is the second Friday in a row that I did not have to work, and I’m really happy about that.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but I’m running on burn out mode and having a Friday night off allows me to relax and get things done.

It’s only 7:00 p.m., and I feel like I accomplished a laundry list of things even though I haven’t yet.

Anyhow, let’s move onto the real reason why I’m writing this blog post: The Thank You card.

Today’s card is inspired by branding. It was the rainbow colored letters that lured me into the design and sparked my idea for my card.

So, without further hesitation, 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.”

10.10.14 Inspired by branding © 2014 Stacy Schilling

10.10.14 Inspired by branding
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 278: Tired and exhausted but not defeated

I’m tired, exhausted and ready to crash before I go to bed, but I’m not defeated.

I managed to get today’s card done way before my deadline. Yeah! 🙂

Without further explanation, it’s inspired by a watercolor painting and here it is.

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.”

10.08.14 Inspired by a watercolor painting © 2014 Stacy Schilling

10.08.14 Inspired by a watercolor painting
© 2014 Stacy Schilling