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
May Calendar Downloads
A few days in, here are some of my favorite May calendar downloads.
1. A bold + clean download from Paper Leaf.
2. Watercolor illustration from Free People.
3. Loving the beautiful “May Flowers” from Oana Befort.
4. Clean with pops of color download from Nalle’s House.
5. Hot air balloons + loud colors make for a very happy desktop from Marina Eyl (via Smashing Magazine.)
6. Sarah Hearts never disappoints with her monthly calendars.
[Want to see your calendar in next month’s round up? Submit designs to jessica@fromraintoshine, or send me a tweet (@fromraintoshine) with the link!]
Font Friday 5.2
Happy Friday! I thought it was time to highlight a fun, hand done font that was legible and interesting. The font, Colors of Autumn, can be downloaded for free here! Have a great weekend, get outside, clear your head and do something fun!
April Calendar Downloads
A round up of some of my favorite and best designed April calendar downloads! Enjoy!
1. This sketched ram illustration from Free People blog.
2. Loving these fun + playful bows (available in two colors) from Nicole’s Classes.
3. The blues and greens make a lovely geometric shaped calendar from Fete Studio.
4. This blooming flowered calendar from Going Home to Roost will brighten any desktop.
5. Sarah Hearts plays up the “April showers bring May flowers” with this illustrated download.
6. Another April showers inspired download from Red Stamp.
[Images taken from the various sources listed above.]
March Calendar Downloads
I love seeing what people create for downloadable desktop calendars. This month, I decided to do a round up of some of my favorite designs. Check them out below, with links to their sites!
1. This fun, floral calendar from Oana Befort.
2. Loving this colorful watercolor/hand-done feel from Evelyn Henson.
3. Sarah Hearts designed this adorable St. Patty’s day inspired calendar.
4. Super into this water color calendar as well, this time in blue hues by Paper Squid.
5. I love the mix of photography with type on this mountain inspired calendar by Paper Leaf.
6. Lovely. Healthy. Whole. designed this adorable spring + St. Patty’s day infused happy calendar.
[Images taken from the various sources listed above.]
Every once in a while I come across an app that instantly gets integrated to my daily routine. Below are a few apps that keep me sane.
I always like to check the weather when I get up (not like there is much variation here in LA). The Yahoo! Weather app not only allows you to see weather by day or hour, it is also beautifully designed. Every city has gorgeous pictures that change depending on the time and weather.
I put everything in Week Cal. I love that it syncs both my Gmail calendar and my iCloud calendars. Not only that, there are so many customization options for each category, and different view options. I love being about to look at the entire month at a glance.
I have been on a constant search for a good to do list app, and have tried numerous ones. I think I have finally found one that I like, Todoist. I like the ability to organize by project or due date, and that again, you can color coordinate for easier viewing. It is super easy to make sub-tasks and to schedule when you need to have it done by.
Google Drive is my everything. I use it for all of my blog ideas, freelance projects and many other elements of life. I like that I am able to access it from my phone or laptop, and that it has so many features. If you have a google account, I highly recommend taking advantage of this feature.
Last minute gift tags? Sure! I felt inspired by a pixel design on a bag I was given and decided to translate it to various gift tags for your presents. Take a look, and download below!
Like what you see? DOWNLOAD HERE!
Sugar Skulls + Cupcakes
I have a serious love for cupcakes (gluten free, of course), and for Halloween. What better way to combine the two than with Sugar Skull Cupcake Toppers. I am a huge baby when it comes to scary things (think zombies, blood, monsters, bugs…yuck!) and prefer the cutesy, more fun Halloween elements (dressing up, candy, fun decorations.) Thats why I designed these colorful sugar skulls. They are festive, fun, happy and free to download below!
–Printable Sugar Skulls (download here!)
They are super easy and quick to make (the skulls, that is. The cupcakes make take you a bit longer). Simply cut the skulls out around the light dotted line and fasten a toothpick to the back. Voila! Cupcake toppers.
I chose black and white cupcake tins to compliment the pastel orange frosting and colorful shapes of the skulls.
To get the pastel orange frosting, we added tiny amounts of red and yellow until we found the shade we liked.
Enjoy these cupcake toppers and have a wonderful Halloween!
Special thanks to my roommate for her baking and frosting assistance!