30 Saved and Single

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Happy Friday friends! Meet Eugenia, my new friend and today's new design!  She's sassy and sophisticated...and fun! Here's a peek at her mood board:) And the resulting blog design:) I'm totally digging the simplicity of this design and the full-width header. Be sure to visit her site here.  Hope you have a super weekend! I'm headed to a girl's movie night,  the farmer's market first thing tomorrow, and gingerbread house building with the fam a little later. … [Read more...]

Vintage 8 Decor

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Happy new design Friday! Hope you've had a good week! I have a real treat this week, a fun new logo and blog design for Shelly of Vintage 8 Decor. The 8 in this logo represents her son's sports number, and when combined with swirly and vintage fonts, it produces a very upcycled look...perfect for Shelly. Her blog design also features a special section for her new home remodel, a journey I'm really excited to follow! I also helped move her site from Weebly, transfer a domain and point it to her new blogger site.  Whew:) Look at her awesome furniture...I'm in love... And here are a few of my favorite site elements... Be sure to … [Read more...]

The Sound of Hope

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Good morning friends! I'm excited to bring a special post from Brooke today, my good  friend and the designer behind Glori art, an etsy store I link to and chat about often. Please enjoy her post and consider joining me in a giving a very special Christmas gift. Hey Everyone! SO Thankful for Christine and her willingness to partner with us on the journey raise some funds for warm clothes and blankets for orphans in India. India is something near and dear to my hearts. My husband and I  traveled there in May, and served at an orphanage & church in West Bengal. We saw these children. Hugged them. Talked with them. Laughed with them. … [Read more...]

Bumblebee and Sweetpea Designs

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Happy New Design Friday and Black Friday! I'm so thankful for each of you readers and clients that have blessed my business this year.  I mean WOW, you have each given me the ability to support my family and spend time at home with my sweet son.  :)   Tiffany of Bumblebee and Sweatpea designs is a wonderful biz owner that I have so enjoyed getting to know this year.  I was honored to design her logo, etsy and facebook branding earlier this year.  You can see that blog post here. I'm excited to introduce a fun new business card design for her kids accessory line. It's a large 4" square design with room in the clouds for notes and pricing.   … [Read more...]

Bienvenue Designs

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Hey! I've been trying for a long time to post these fabulous graphics for Bienvenue Designs! (31 Days sorta got me off track:) I just love all of them! Bienvenue means welcome...and isn't that just the best name ever for her precious wreaths! We incorporated fleur de lis elements and crowns, which complimented each other beautifully, as well as the biz name;) Check out her facebook site above, or view it here. Look at her amazing wreaths! All available in her Etsy shop here. A peek at all her graphics is  below! I especially love the business card that doubles as a price tag:)  Want a little design love for your business? I'm here to … [Read more...]

Social, banner and t-shirt design: Craft This by Anna

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Happy new design Friday!  I've so enjoyed getting to know Anna and designing fun print and social items for her existing logo. Isn't this logo so fun? We added the tag line and stitches to represent the different handmade items in her etsy shop.  Along with the etsy banner, I created a facebook cover photo and profile picture. And a tshirt for her and her daughter! I'm also so excited to show you one of her handmade items! Check out the sweetness below:) I am so in love with the nap mat she made Levi. It washes well, is super soft and plush, has a thick foam insert, holds up to his crazy, and has a large blanket that keeps him … [Read more...]

Homemade natural translucent powder

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Hey friends! I am beyond excited to share my latest DIY find with you, homemade all-natural translucent powder! I heard about this from a friend and thought it was worth a whirl...and it's amazing. Can you tell I am RAVING about it!?!?!  I have super oily skin and this stuff blots the oil right out, stays put all day AND looks and feels totally natural. Perfect right? PLUS!! It's SO cheap! I got all these ingredients at Whole Foods for less than $10 and it's gonna last a lloooonnnnggg time!! You will need organic cornstarch and French green clay. You can also tint a little with organic cocoa ( I like it) Cornstarch is sometimes used in … [Read more...]

31 Days: Be inspired to stay branded

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Be inspired to stay branded! I love my GOC branding, then I see someone else's site ...oh, I love their logo...oh, maybe I should switch to pink...oh they did this better than me...oh, oh. And then I waste *way* too much time, re-thinking and over-thinking every visual decision I've made. Is this ever you!?!?!?! So some small encouragement today to finish our series. Create an inspiration board. Here's mine... Include words that describe your brand, along with images, colors and patterns that reinforce who you are.  You can do it on the computer or cut pictures out of magazines, anything that suits you.  This should make you happy … [Read more...]

31 Days: Adding products or services to your business

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Adding products or services to your business Being the creative entrepreneur that you are, new ideas are bound to lead to business expansion.  Over time you may learn new skills or develop new ideas that should be incorporated into your business or blog! But be careful, you've worked too hard educating people on who you are to let it all go now! In college I worked for a wonderful consignment shop that also sold new wedding dresses and was a full-service bridal salon. Confusing right? How to you market to both people? How do you teach people that the clothes are used but the dresses are new.  Just a few of my uneducated, but often … [Read more...]

31 Days: Your 10 second introduction

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Your 10 Second Introduction Hey! I'm Christine, I own a graphic and web design shop called Great Oak Circle, specializing in design elements for handmade shops, small businesses, and bloggers. What do you do? umm....I....well....one time I found this door by the roadside and painted it and now....well I paint junk I find...but I also carry this line of chalk paint....but it's online....I mean, but my candlesticks are online also, I just started making those 1..no 2 years ago...let me pull up a picture...wait... are you on facebook? interesting huh? hmmm....what's your 10 second introduction? We've spent so much time this month working … [Read more...]

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