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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Adobe Kuler

Lately I have been struggling to come up with color schemes for my designs. I like some of the stuff design seeds has, but I don't like sorting through pages of color schemes trying to find what I like and I thing design seeds is overused.
Well today I was perusing pinterest for color and design inspiration and I remembered Adobe Kuler. For those of you that don't know what that is, it is basically a website put together by adobe where you can create, search, and find color schemes. It has loads of wonderful color schemes that you can download right into adobe illustrator. yay!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Etsy Link- Label Stickers

First, a disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the following companies and/or products their products. I am not liable for anything that has to do with their products or purchases made when you leave this page.

A few other items of business:

1. Please DO NOT go find .75 in. or any other pre-sized labels labels to print my candy labels or other products on. My templates will NOT line up with the stickers on whatever brand of labels you find. There is not a universal template for this, as labels come in various brands/sizes and I can't accommodate all of them.   Printing on a full sheet of sticker paper and punching out with a .75 in. hole punch (for candy labels) or cutting with scissors or a paper trimmer (for other products) is the easiest way to do it.

2. Printing my labels on sticker paper is not mandatory, it's just easier. They can just as well be printed on regular paper, card stock, or photo paper and glued/taped depending on the type of label.

3. Some of the following links are for online purchases and some can be found in stores. You will need to call or visit your local store to see if they carry them in your area. Some of the links are for the same product, but in a different store. Hopefully you have one of the following stores near you that carries them. I cannot guarantee any of these items to be in stock where you live.




Office Depot


Yesterday in my InDesign class, I rediscovered the world of glyphs. I played with these when I was younger because they had fun pictures that I could use in my boring word document. As I got older though, I forgot about them. They don't have much real-world application in high school. BUT NOW, I have just been opened up to a whole world of free, unlicensed design elements and there is a page of them for EVERY SINGLE FONT!!! and I have a lot  of fonts.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A glimpse of hope

It reached 20 degrees today which is the warmest it has been for like 3 weeks. Most days it has barely gotten above 0! Come on spring, I'm ready for you...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I am sorry about being so terrible about blogging. We've had lots going on with both of us being in school and Alex is looking for a job (if any of you know of any geotechnical engineering positions for someone who will be graduating in April, we would love to know!) and the big announcement: we are expecting! We don't know if it is a boy or girl yet. We will find out mid-February. I'm guessing boy and Alex is guessing girl, but we really have no idea. 
It's the first grandchild on both sides, so we do know that they are gonna be spoiled!