Category Archives: Positivity

#thedailyshine

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Happy Tuesday! I’ve created a hashtag project on Instagram to add more positivity to all of our lives (who doesn’t need a daily does of motivation, happiness or inspiration?) Follow along at #thedailyshine and tag your own pictures. I’ll be reframing my favorites weekly!

Have a happy day!

Galentine’s Day Downloads

Valentine's Day Cards
Happy Friday!! Forgot to send a V-day card to your best gal pals? Not to worry, I made some Galentine’s Day downloads you can easily text, email or upload to Instagram (ready to go + sized, all you have to do is tag your bestie) to let them know you are thinking about them! Four colorful + conversational options below…think of these as digital conversation hearts! Want something a little more personalized? Hop on over to my Instagram…the first three people to comment + tag three friends will get a customized Galentine’s Day card to share with your chicas!  Happy Galentine’s + Valentine’s Day!
Galentine's Day
Download this gem!

Galentine's Day

Download cheers!
Galentine's Day
Download some x’s + o’s
Galentine's Day
Download this love!

Midweek Motivation 1.1 – Gratitude


midweek motivation: practice gratitude Thanksgiving is only EIGHT days away! What are you thankful for? Even in the darkest of times, we can always find someone or something to be grateful for. Psychology shows us that an attitude of gratitude can have a huge, positive impact one’s mental state, and perception of the world. For today’s midweek motivation, beautifully written by Elizabeth, I challenge you to look for something to smile about or be grateful for.

[Calligraphy by Elizabeth Phillips]

Midweek Motivation 1.0

mid week motivation quote
Happy Wednesday before Halloween! Needing some midweek motivation? I’ve teamed up with Elizabeth to bring you inspiring, feel good, or positive quotes to help get through the last few days until the weekend! Enjoy!!
[Calligraphy by Elizabeth Phillips]

September in Review

Hello October! I love this time of year…Halloween, then Thanksgiving then the holiday season! Here is hoping for some fall weather in LA in the coming weeks. September was great and full of busy events, new clients and great times. I can’t wait to share more of my current projects. Happy Tuesday! FR2S-Sept_Review

Alt. Summit Recap//Font Friday

Hi All! Happy Friday. Today, I am guest posting on Squirrelly Minds, showcasing five (yes, FIVE) fonts and designs. Head on over to her site and check those out! Tan + I met at Alt. Summit a few weeks back, and I am so happy we did. I haven’t been able to verbalize the experience I had at Alt. That happened to me in January as well. It is 3 of the best, most amazing days, surrounded by the most wonderful and creative individuals. Check out my summary below. It is mostly visual, with a few tidbits here and there.
Alt Summit Recap
I attended my first Alt Summit in January of this year, not knowing a single person. I think that was the best decision I have made to date. I love trying new things, going on adventures and putting myself in new places. Within fifteen minutes of walking in the door at the Grand America, I had made two friends that, to this day, I still talk to at least four times a week. Everyone had said before going to Alt to go with a purpose, intention or goal you wanted to accomplish. As I am still new to this blogging world, I went with the goal of wanting to make new, inspiring and positive friends who I could bounce ideas off of, connect with and get creative with. I totally OWNED that goal, and found some of the most amazing, genuine, kind and inspiring individuals (shout out to my Alt. Tribe!) that I know I will be friends with for a LONG time. This time around in June, about half of my Alt. Tribe came back, and we added some new friends to the mix. My goal for this summit was still to meet and make wonderful and positive connections, but also to focus on where I see my blog and creative endeavors going. I also attended as a speaker, discussing Photoshop + Illustrator for Bloggers. Essentially, I took what I learned in four years of design school, and my three years in the real world and condensed it into an hour and a half class. I love working with bloggers for their design needs, so teaching them basic design skills was a treat. I cannot say enough amazing things about Alt Summit. If you are on the fence about going, COME. You never know what you will learn, what idea will be birthed, or what amazing new friend you will meet. My vision for my blog and freelance design has become clearer, and I can’t wait to share with you all what I have in store. I believe that taking risks, and putting yourself in a new environment helps an individual grow immensely, learn about themselves and find out what they want. I walked in with a smile on my face and left with the biggest grin. Check out some photos below to see the rest of my time in Salt Lake City.
Silhouette
Silhouette Alt Summit
The first night I attended Silhouette‘s sponsor dinner at The Melting Pot. The theme was black, pink and gold + flamingos. (I see a flamingo trend forming, more on that next week!)
Oh Joy! From Rain to Shine
I got to connect with one of my favorite bloggers, Joy from Oh Joy! who’s book, Blog Inc. got me started on this blog!
Photoshop Illustrator Bloggers
Taught my first design class, Photoshop + Illustrator for Bloggers on my BIRTHDAY! (Email me if you would like the presentation, or if you would like to schedule a time to run through it with me!)
Martha Stewart
Martha Martha Martha.
Alt Summit
Alt Summit
The colors and attention to details is impeccable and oh so gorgeous.

Come back next week as I round up my favorite business cards from not only June, but January’s summit as well. Have a great weekend!

[All photos beautifully taken by Justin Hackworth and Brooke Dennis]

Minted + Mother’s Day

Minted_EMC
When I attended Alt Summit in January, I had the pleasure of getting to know the folks at Minted + the awesome charity they have partnered with, Every Mother Counts (EMC). EMC, created by Christy Turlington Burns, aims to support and educate the world on maternal mortality reduction, and help improve the lives of women and girls globally.

From now until April 28, Minted is donating 20% of all Art Prints purchased to EMC. You best believe I ordered my Mom one of these awesome prints for Mother’s Day. Something cute and does good, HELLO! (I’d show you which one, but my mom is an avid reader of From Rain to Shine + I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise!)
Minted Art Prints
Minted has such a wide selection + variety of prints, there is something for every mom! Who knows, you may even find something for yourself! Can you say new gallery wall piece!

Minted Art Prints
Minted Art Prints
Minted Wall Art
Be prepared for CUTE overload, and if you’re struggling to find a Mother’s Day gift, I highly suggest checking out this awesome selection. I don’t know about you, but my mom is my cheerleader, support system and one of my best friends. Love you mom!

As a special extra somethin’, when you use the code RAINSHINEEMC at checkout, you get a special downloadable card to include with your gift that explains what this donation goes to.

To learn more about this organization and campaign, check out their website, or read about the Minted x Every Mother Counts partnership here.

[All photos provided by Minted.]

 

S.W.A.K.

Send Love, Valentine's Day Cards
Who doesn’t like to receive a little love in the mail? Check out some other adorable Valentine’s Day cards, perfect for your best friend, significant other or family. Besos!

Cards: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

[Side note: I have a huge love for otters, and #10 is just so stinkin’ cute! I have it hung on my door.]

Feel the Love

All about Love, Hearts
Anytime I hear the words “feel the love” I automatically sing of this song in my head. All Disney references aside, this week will be dedicated to all things Valentine’s, love and celebration. Regardless if you are single, taken or somewhere in between, I think we can all appreciate love in whatever form it comes in..what is happier than that?!

To kick off the week of love, check out this adorable stationery brand, Sable and Snow. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the girls at Renegade Craft Fair this summer. Based in San Diego, this brand has a knack for illustrating greeting cards, journals or invitations, all done on eco-friendly paper. Check out some of their new Valentine’s Day line below.
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
I love their playful hand done type and adorable illustrations. Check them out online, or drop them a line to see which show they will be at next!

Super Bowl Champions!

From Rain to Shine Seahawks Super Bowl Champions
Excited doesn’t even cover how I am feeling. I can’t stop watching game highlights and listening to press conferences. It is a big deal for the city of Seattle and I could’t be more proud of the Seahawks! Super Bowl 48 Champs!
[image from here, original source unknown]