Connect to Design to Connect Conference

I haven't been to a design conference for too many years. The AIGA annual was not convenient in regards to work and a planned vacation this month, but I wanted to go to something! Luckily, my alma mater, Herron School of Art and Design, is hosting a little...

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Inktober is Coming!

Inktober is almost here! I haven't participated in past years because I was too busy or wasn't particularly thrilled about the prompts. I like Halloween, but I want a little more freedom beyond super holiday specific words. This year's set sounded pretty...

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Pressing On: The Letterpress Movie

Last night William and I went to see Pressing On: The Letterpress Film at University of Indianapolis. It was in the Ruth Lilly Auditorium in the Christel DaHaan Arts Center which is quite pretty. I had not been in the auditorium before and it was in a...

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Painted Metallic Frame

Fact: I love HomeGoods. I love browsing for decorating ideas and snagging the great deals. I always check out the clearance section and I found this cute frame, but I wasn't keen of the flat white with the bamboo shape. Not my style per se, but I did know I would feel...

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Bunting Bunny Tags

Some festive bunny bunting gift tags to decorate your Easter baskets or as mini flags. I'll be posting some full sized bunting flags that coordinate with these soon. Download, print, cut out, and enjoy! File Type: PDF License: Free for personal...

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Paper Bag Mockup 1

....and I'm back! As I mentioned before, I'll be playing catch up for the few weeks I missed. Extra freebies will pop up before Friday as backdated posts in the meantime. This week's freebie is a little flat shopping bag mockup using an edited image from Unsplash. The...

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March Refresh With Ruby

Ay ay ay, I thought 2016 was rough. I was wrong. January and especially February were harsh. My grandfather caught the flu and very slowly passed over a couple weeks without food or water. I was driving back and forth between my husband and work Indianapolis and my...

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Paper Flower Pot Cover

I received a pretty pot of calla lilies from one of my friends from work after I got back from my grandfather's funeral and I love them, but not the shiny paper around the plastic pot. I didn't need anything crazy and I always love the way kraft paper looks, so a...

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Engraved Stone Mockup 1

It's February! The first freebie for this month is an engraved stone mockup. As usual, the photo comes from Unsplash (with a little Photoshopping) and this time there is an extra feature to the mockup: color and noise filters! There are four filters that you can apply...

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Beer Glass Logo Mockup 1

Hooray! Here's the second mockup freebie I have for you. We'll see if I can stay on track with my goal of producing a freebie a week in 2017. This mockup utilizes Photoshop smart layers to apply the logo and has some additional shadows, highlights, and texture applied...

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2017: Make, Learn, Do

2017 is a new year and maybe it's time for a new you! That's how I feel about it. 2016 was pretty harsh down to the last week of the year and it felt great to take down the calendars to throw away. I think a lot of people focus on the basics like losing some weight,...

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2017 Printable Mini Calendars

This week's freebie is a pair of printable mini calendars with different patterns for you to print and cut out. This is a pretty straight forward printable! Each calendar is a 6 page PDF that you can print out at 100%. Then cut each sheet down the middle and cut off...

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