Guest post: “Live Sweet Photography”

A few weeks ago I was able to do a guest blog post for the lovely Live Sweet Photography. Lindsey, the portrait photographer, loves capturing the little special moments in life just as much as I like to create them with my surface patterns.

You can read the post right here


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French Paper Company Halloween App

Just in time for Halloween, the French Paper Company has ironically not created anything with paper, but a hilarious app! Using animated characters that have the look and feel of ink printed on French paper, we are asked to download the app for free here and join their fony-face contest. The app lets you speak through the faces of animated characters and share the hilarious results with your friends. You can submit your creations here. Check out some examples below.

French Paper Company

The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap


I am participating in this year’s The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap, where each participant creates a stitched postcard and receives one in the post from somewhere else in the world.

This year’s theme is “celebrate”. I started thinking about the biggest moments this year where I felt most overjoyed. The greatest moment that stood out and deserves most celebration, was definitely winning the Women’s Softball European Cup B with the London Angels. I’ve played softball for a long time and have been to many tournaments, but this one just stood out to me. I’ve never played such close games, where we almost lost but then came back to win it all again. Anyone playing softball, knows what I’m talking about.

But, as I know too well in my own country, not everyone knows about Softball in the world. I didn’t want to make my card specifically about Softball, it had to be something that anyone anywhere can grasp and benefit from. For that reason, I was looking for a broader term of my softball experience – Victory. I stumbled upon a quote that then tied it all together: “Celebrate your victories. You worked hard for them.” I wanted to appeal to anyone when it came to the imagery, so I choose a common object of celebration – balloons.

Check out lots of other cool cards of participants here.

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Less is more

As I am learning more and more about the blog-o-sphere, I have come to realize, that posting daily is not the way to go for me. In the future, I will be posting once a month, with more in-depth content on one subject.

Speaking of simplifying things, check out these great tips via Simplifyingfabulous on how to organize and simplify your home office.


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“365 Surface Patterns”-Challenge

What a great project idea! The surface pattern designer Alma Loveland is creating one surface pattern design each day – for 365 days! I’m so inspired, that I want to do this myself. But let’s be honest, I just don’t have the time right now! 😉 In the meantime, check out how Ollibird’s patterns are coming along.

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