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
Holiday Gift Guides: Part 1
Holiday season is in full swing! Still looking for the perfect gift for all those on your list? I’ve created several Holiday Gift Guides containing some of my favorite items, to help you find something for everyone. The best part? All gifts are under $50. Kicking off this week of holiday gift guides, I present presents for the hostess/entertainer + designer. Enjoy!
1. ILLUME Candle
2. Cocktail Napkins
3. The Social Type Matchboxes
4. Black, White + Gold Coasters
5. Gold Ice Bucket
6. Champagne Gummy Bears
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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 Martha Martha.
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!
Color My World 1.5
Color My World 1.4
The Art of Blending
Recently, I was invited to Art of Tea, an LA based tea company that creates and blends their own custom tea. Their products are organic, fair trade, and sourced directly from the growers. We got a tour of the facility + warehouse, did a tea tasting, and concluded with getting to blend our own teas. As an avid tea drinker myself, it was so interesting to learn all about this awesome company, and the many benefits that tea possesses.
The set up
Steve, the founder, and master tea blender, giving us a demonstration on blending custom tea.
How beautiful is this tea!
The six teas that we tasted, varying from white, green and oolong.
Steve’s custom blend
My custom tea blend: earl grey, pacific mint, coconut nibs, cornflower. Looks like Seattle in a bowl!
Another blogger’s blend
At the end, we tasted our tea, named it, and bagged the left overs to take home. Because mine was blue + green, with a strong, fresh mint taste, I named my blend Seattle Rain.
Thanks again to Art of Tea for inviting me to participate in this awesome event. Their tea is top notch, unique and oh so flavorful. I’m definitely savoring my special Seattle Rain blend!
One year ago today, I decided to start a blog. I had no idea really what to do, or what to expect, but after meeting Oh Joy! and reading Blog Inc,, I knew blogging was something I wanted to do. I’m SO glad that I did. I have met and made so many new friends, kept my design skills f r e s h and been to places I wouldn’t have otherwise gone to. I’m so excited that my little blog turns one today, and can’t wait to see what good things come in this next year. Here’s a look back at some of my favorite + popular posts from this past year. (Click on the image to go to the post!)
Thank you to all who stop by + read my little positive space! I have some exciting things planned over the next few months that I can’t wait to share. Happy Wednesday to all, and thanks for coming on this awesome journey with me!
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.]