My friend recently started designing jewelry and now has her very own Etsy shop that I think you need to check out. Immediately. Like right now.
You'll find pretty, modern pieces that are totally versatile and the prices will seriously blow you away. And better yet, she takes custom orders! Brides, did you hear that? Look at the gorgeousness you could bestow upon your fair bridesmaids without breaking the bank!
Czech Glass Beaded Earrings on Gold Filled Ear Wires, $10.00 right here.
Ice Blue Trio Sterling Silver Necklace, $10.00 right here and Ice Blue Dangle Earrings, $8.00 right here.
Holy chalkboard, Batman! Quick, someone buy these and use as table numbers at your wedding. Your guests will take one look and declare that yours is the best wedding ever in the history of the world. For real.
I got my iPhone in April and in addition to helping me streamline my business, social networking and restaurant tipping needs, I have also discovered lots of fun apps with designers and design lovers in mind. Today I'm sharing three apps devoted to color, all free and all fabulous. Observe:
This app allows you to create custom palettes and order coordinating paper samples from Neenah Paper. Palettes can be created from your favorite photos, personality attributes (what color is sarcasm?), Neenah Paper colors or RBG color values.
If you love horoscopes, astrology or just pretty colors, this is the app for you. Look up you birth date and discover the color that reflects your personality and nature. In case you're wondering, my "color" is Oasis Green. Which naturally means that I'm detail oriented, profound and kind.
This app is pure marketing genius. Take a photo of something pretty and this app will offer you the closest Sherwin Williams paint color and a coordinating palette. I tested it with a photo I took of the Phoenix night sky, and I was able to specify specific colors from the sky that I liked best. Aside from providing obvious interior design inspiration, it's also a great tool for brides and planners who are looking to create a gorgeous color palette for their event.
There are loads of color apps out there, these three just happen to be free and easy to use. What are some of your favorite iPhone apps?
My February Graphic Design Services promotion was so popular, I've decided to run it again for the month of August! This is exciting, people!
Starting today and for the whole month of August, I'll be offering 1,000 free business cards to anyone who places an order for my Design Services. Yep, that's right. You order postcards, you get 1,000 business cards. Same goes for brochures, flyers, web design services and print ad design. Snazzy, full color, glossy business cards. Free.
Here's the fine print in regular 12 point type:
Free Business Card offer includes 1,000 4-Color Glossy Business Cards with the purchase of Logo Development, Postcards, Brochures, Flyers, Web Design or Ad Design. Offer is good for 1,000 of the same design (order cannot be combined with another design). Offer expires August 31, 2009. You must mention this offer to receive 1,000 free Business Cards.
And here's a quick rundown of my prices (design only, does not include printing):
Postcards (Double-sided) – starting at $250
Catalogs / Brochures – starting at $350
Flyers – starting at $250
Web Design – starting at $750
Ad Design (Full Page) – starting at $400
Ad Design (Half Page) – starting at $300
Ad Design (Quarter Page) – starting at $250
You can see some of my most recent design work, right here.
And you can reach me, by calling 928.252.2590 or emailing email@example.com.