p.s. you are halfway through your week!!! :)
p.s. you are halfway through your week!!! :)
EDIT: I've had quite a few e-mails/messages from people trying to find a box like the one seen below in this photo from Kelly Anderson Photography:
So I thought I needed to update this post with a little more information on how you can acheieve the same look (by doing the same thing as Kelly) for your sessions. First, just grab a regular cardboard box, make sure it has a blank side, or if it has writing or graphics on it... just make sure you can edit them out in Photoshop. Next you can use this overlay from the "In Bloom" Maternity Overlay set that I created inspired by Kelly's image! :) Apply it in photoshop after you are done editing your photo, and it should look something like this: I chose black as the color for my shape (overlay) and then chose the overlay blending mode to make the shape more transparent, and so the natural shadows of the box could show through. :)
I'm always excited when photographers send me peeks at how they are using my overlays. I enjoy the images posted to the VOL25 facebook wall too! :) Anyhow, this image from Kelly Anderson Photography is NO exception... I LOVE the creativity!
In other news... I'm working on my 2011 Holiday card templates!! :) They're a little different. I always kind of shy away from making them too Christmas-ey. I'm not really sure why that is? Maybe just a personal preference?
Hi everyone! Waving from OK state!! I've been excited about sharing these pictures of my art in Amber's new kitchen. You may recognize the print as "i will be grateful." It is one of my best selling prints!
I'm so incredibly envious of her kitchen space. The tall white cabinets, the floor... the table top... and you know I am a sucker for gray walls and anything yellow. :) In fact, when we come back from our trip, I'm going to re-paint our living room gray. Yep... I've decided. I'm just really ready for a change, and I'm excited about possibly painting me a set of chevron curtains, like these... but white with gray! :)
Anyhow... I have a few more posts scheduled for you guys, I hope everyone is doing well. :)
You guys already know how much I love Rosies' work... so you can imagine how excited I was when she shared a link to this session using my Valentines cards...
When Ashley sent a link over to this photo shoot inspired by one of my prints, (love is magical) I knew I had to share with you guys! It is always inspiring for me to see photographers incorporate my art prints into they're sessions... and it always has me thinking of new ideas for future prints that may work PURELY for photographer props! :) Someday I'll put some of my ideas to use.
This Valentines Day shoot was also featured on the wedding chics blog! Go Ashley! :)
Photographer Alison Waken sent me a link to this adorable layout she created using the free 4x6 sized postcard I send out with all orders. :) Love her creativity, the muted tones and... well everything about this.
I'm actually just about ready to run out of the victorian house image in the postcards. I send the double sided cards as a way of spreading the word about my zazzle shop, but also giving everyone something that they could pop in a frame or hang in they're office cubicle, or work into a scrapbook layout. :) Just yesterday I placed an order for 1,000 more postcards using the storm image this time! :)
I just love the colors, and I think it will blend really well with the new direction my packaging is going. I also re-designed the back of the card with newer zazzle products.
...and I print them on cardstock and cut all of them out myself individually. However these last few months I've been staying consistently busy filling orders, and I'm looking forward to having one less thing on my to do list. :) I changed the design up:
I'll be writing messages on the "tape", and I think it will be pretty nifty! :) Well, I'm finishing things up with the design team for the overlays, and I also decided to merge the overlays blog with this blog. It is just too much for me to keep up with two blogs, that is why the handy little nav bar up top was added. :) No clutter, but easy navigation amongst the MANY pages of overlay info. :)
Also, I am finalizing the whole design team business! I am SO excited to share them all with you... they are definitely some talented ladies, and I am really looking forward to showing you what they cook up with the overlays. :) I'm taking one last call for submissions: If
you would like to be considered please leave a comment with a link to
your blog/work. If I feel our styles would be a good match, I'll send
you over the guidelines. They are SUUPER easy!
I am looking for both photographers who are actively booking sessions, as well as digital scrapbookers and crafty types who could come up with diy project ideas using the overlays. :) I'll be wrapping things up in the next couple of days and wouldnt mind bringing a couple more people onto the team! :)
Ok, so I am adding a new category to the blog called "inspiration from you" Basically, it will be where I showcase pictures you e-mail me of vol.25 art hanging in your home. I think everyone will find this new category suuuper inspiring.
Some of you may remember Jen's house and her blog from when I posted this a few months back. I love everything she does... really she is an awesome decorator. I personally think she could make a living decorating. :) I noticed a big surge in traffic from Jen's blog last week so headed on over to see what I had missed... I was ecstatic to see this post.
in the above picture you can see one of my vintage themed circus prints hung above the cabinets.
Did you recognize my XoXo and Love kitchen prints? :) I knew when she purchased them that she would find the most perfect spot imaginable! The rest of the pictures are super dreamy and definitely had me looking at my kitchen.... super inspired!
There is sooo much to love about her kitchen... I think the turquoise island is my favorite though. :) What do you love the most? The pops of yellow? The copper backsplash? The chalkboard peeking into the picture above? :)