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!
Download this gem!
Download some x’s + o’s
Download this love!
Galentine’s Day Downloads
Pop Alt Mini Party + DIY
Happy February to all! I got back last week from another incredible Alt Summit. Not only did I get to speak on Photoshop for bloggers, I was also fortunate enough to throw one of the Mini Parties Friday night with three of my good friends: Audrey of French Knot Studios, Izzy of Izzy Hudgins Photography + Troy of Simply Troy Lifestyle + Events (friends I made at Alt last January, + I couldn’t imagine my life without them now!)
• These downloadable images (if you choose!)
2. Cut out the shapes from the cardstock, and matching shapes from the adhesive backed glitter paper.
Let us know if you try this DIY and how it looks!Special thanks to the following companies for sponsoring this party: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® , Tiny Prints, La Tavola Linen + Wholesale flowers from FiftyFlowers.com.
Current Work/Mood Boards
I’ve been pretty busy with some freelance work lately so thought I would share a mood board for one of my projects. I gave the client three different directions for them to choose from which would then dictate the look and feel for the new site. Which is your favorite?
[I take no credit for any of the beautiful images posted in the mood boards.]
Iced Lolly Branding
I recently came across this branding exercise on Behance by London designer Rachel Brooks and totally loved her illustration style used. I love clean, simple and colorful, and her illustrations for Freeze Gourmet Iced Lollies were exactly that. With summer on our heels, a well done iced lolly (popsicles) design is the perfect way to get us ready! Now, who wants a lolly!
Glamorous Air France Ads
The new Air France ad campaign combines beautiful imagery and stunning colors to produce glamorous advertisements that look more like retro Vogue photos than something for an airline. Created by the French agency BETC and photographed by Sofia + Mauro, these bold and beautiful ads are stunning and reminiscent of the golden travel years. I wouldn’t mind framing some of those for my walls.
[Images via Ad Week, Ads of the World + The Fox is Black]
Happy Birthday, Audrey
Minted + Mother’s Day
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 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!
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.
[All photos provided by Minted.]
Mast Brothers Chocolate
One of my favorite places I went to while in Brooklyn was the Mast Brothers Chocolate factory + store. Christy, who is totally hilarious and my East Coast soul sister, joined me for brunch and then a walk through the fabulous chocolate factory.
My favorite part of Mast Brothers Chocolate is their awesome packaging and wapping. I wish their paper was sold as gift wrap, it is so wonderful! Mast Bros has one employee who is responsible for all of their paper+pattern design as well as their graphic design. Talk about a dream job. How much fun would that be! Sign me up to be that apprentice, because seriously, what is better than excellent design and delicious chocolate! If you are ever in the Brooklyn area, definitely check out their store!
Do you ever come across a design/designer and think “Holy cow, I LOVE their work.” Well, that happened to me last week. I was on Pinterest and came across a really cool state map. I did some digging and found the original source came from this awesome set of designers, These Are Things. Check out their work below, and hop over to their site to see even more.
And a close up of LA’s
I would love to have this calendar hanging at my desk. Talk about the travel bug!
[All photos courtesy of These are Things]