5 Unique Office Makeover Essentials

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Thinking of decorating your home or corporate office? Here are some cute finds that’ll make you want to get to work!

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Some unique finds complementary of Etsy! Here are the details:

Robins Egg Blue Wooden Desk Organizer – A rustic desk organizer and/or stationery holder that will add a pop of color to your work area. It can double as makeup storage! It has a lovely antique finish.

Simple Cat Pencil Holder – This lovely piece is made of clay and lead-free glaze. It ships from Australia. This is great for storing pens and pencils and can double as a potted plant holder!

Black Coil Letter Holder – This retro item will give an industrial feel to your office space. It can be used for letters, magazines, papers and more!

Pink Flamingo Pencil Holder – What a fun flamingo design! This piece is great for carrying your favorite pens and pencils and can double as a makeup bag.

3 Drawer Organizer – This last piece is a multi-use addition to the home or office. It can be used in the kitchen for storing spices or in the office to hold all of your stationery necessities.

Happy organizing!

 

Get Smart with Halloween Art!

Looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate for Halloween? These printables have got you covered!


Halloween is fun for many reasons. Kids love it because of the endless amounts of candy. Adults love it because of the parties and creative costumes. Decorating, on the hand, is everyone’s favorite.

I’ve put together some fun and spooky printables that are festive and Halloween appropriate!

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Orange Black Cat Boo Art Printable

Orange Eat Drink & Be Scary

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Purple Happy Haunting Printable Wall Art

Black Crow Happy Halloween Wall Art

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Happy Haunting!

The Ultimate Collection of Procreate Brushes

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Impressed with the iPad Pro and Apple pencil? Get the most use out of it with the Procreate app and some brush add-ons!

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How impressive is the iPad Pro? I have the 12.9″ (which by the way is massive), and I seriously cannot be more impressed by the size of the display is. The apple pencil that retails for $99, may be the best investment for graphic designers, artists and doodlers.

One of the best apps on the iPad Pro, by far, is the Procreate app. You can create illustrations and designs on the go in a fast and simple way. Procreate comes with a standard set of brushes to help you create anything you wish. The best part of this app is that you can modify and recreate any brush you would like. This inspired me to create a collection of brushes that are unique and compatible for illustrators, and calligraphers as well!

Here is what I came up with:

0. MARKY BRUSH PEN This brush imitates a dry brush pen. It is inky and spacious with every varying stroke. This is sure to be a favorite of yours when creating. The name  “Marky Brush Pen” was inspired by the marking texture it gives when writing. Here’s a preview of the brush pen in black:

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1. FLATWATER I came up with this brush to recreate the look of waterbrush pens. This smooth brush transitions from thick to thin, the width of the stroke also varies willingly! When making horizontal strokes, the brush becomes thin and flat, which inspired me to name it “Flatwater.” Here is an example of how it looks:

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2. COOLER The size variation on the cooler brush makes for a smooth movement. The brush got its name from the texture of its stroke. I immediately thought of the texture of pineapples and thought it reminded me of the summer.

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3. FUZZBALL I wanted to go for a fuzzy and dreamy brush style that would be appropriate for drawing and calligraphy. I thought fuzzball would be the best name to choose!

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4. MERRY It seemed appropriate to name this brush “Merry.” I was after a brush that had a double line, a faux calligraphy brush that shortened the time of outlining words. I thought this brush resembled a candy cane when written in white, therefore it was named Merry.

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5. BOUNCY Not only is this “Bouncy” brush great for varying pressure, it maintains a slight difference in opacity, which allows for a soft touch when writing.

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6. 3 IN 1 CHALK PACK This 3 in 1 Chalk Pack is full of fun chalk brushes! Chalk art is very popular in home decor and what better way to get started creating then with chalk brushes. There are 3 in total: Chalk, Chalk Shade, and The Chalk Pen. Chalk is a general brush for lines and drawing graphics, Chalk Shade was made specifically for shading, The Chalk Pen is a pen that was textured to mimic chalk markers that are used for writing on chalkboards for displays.

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Developing these Procreate brushes were an amazing experience – both to make and to work with! See all Procreate brushes here.

Here are some creations I came up with using these brushes:

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Coffee Lovers” – Made with the 3 In 1 Chalk Pack.

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Dream” – Made with Fuzzball.

Happy illustrating!

The States Collection – Progression

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Greetings all! As you may or may not know I’ve been obsessed with chalkboard art and chalkboard lettering on the iPadpro! I really love the entire process of sketching and designing a one of a kind piece with little or no mess from actual chalk!

I’ve always admired other chalk artists and wondered how I can achieve the same look without the hassle. It was my dream to create printables that I can share with other chalkboard fanatics!

Here is a look through of some of my favorite creations from “The States Collection.”

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1 – I start off with lettering first, a simple white outline of the words I’m using and arrange them to how I want them to look. I vary the font styles to give the piece a more interesting look.

2 – I add color on top of the wording. In the layers icon, I add a layer above the white lettering and brush over some color and erase.

3 – Kill empty space! If there are any gaps around your lettering I think it’s best to add some floral elements or squiggles to fill up the empty space and keep the art piece look full and orderly.

4 – I “merge down” all layers under the layer icon and center the lettering and elements within the top of the artboard.


For these state printables, I try to incorporate some elements that are unique to each state, here I’ve added the Georgia state outline in a peach color, and their state flower – the Cherokee rose.

5 – After I’ve finished my design I clean up the background. I add a black chalk behind all elements and lettering and change the opacity. I do this by selecting the layer and taping it with two fingers. Then swipe left to make the layer lighter.

When this is complete you have yourself a new printable!

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Here are some other printables in The State Collection:


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Thanks for stopping by!

5 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You Everyday

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Your outlook on life shapes your daily experiences and how people perceive you. It is important to maintain a positive outlook when tackling your daily duties whether you are at home, working or in school all day. If you keep in mind these following quotes, you will be ready uplift yourself and others around you.

5. Do All Things With Kindness

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If you are kind and attentive it will show and others around you will be tempted to act the same way.

4. Life Is A Beautiful Ride

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No matter how hard things get remember that everything happens for a reason and normal is boring. Expect the unexpected.

3. No Rain No Flowers

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You know yourself better than anyone else. Be true to yourself.

2. Do Not Let The Behavior of Others Destroy Your Inner Peace

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Stated by the Dalai Lama himself, he could not be more right. Keep a strong mind and body and be resilient to negative pressures.

1. If You Only Knew How Much Was In Your Favor

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Yes! You got this. Remember to be hopeful and understand that working towards what you want will eventually pay off.

If you would like to see more Inspirational Quotes, visit our Etsy.

Get Ready for Summer with Fun Printables!

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Enjoy your summer this year with some fun printables! Here are a few just to start you off. This summer collection of mine was inspired by the color teal from ocean waves, textured shells and that crazy seaweed that always gets tangled on our feet!

 

Each hand made printable is $5. I hope you enjoy every one of these special summer designs that were crafted with love!

 

5. Seashell Wall Art, $5

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A trio of colored watercolor seashells wrapped in green and coral seaweed.

4. Seas the Day Quote, $5

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Seas the Day! Blue and tan sea colors with green seaweed and textured watercolor seashells.

3. We Dream in Colors Borrowed From the Sea Quote, $5

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We dream in colors borrowed from the sea, watercolor blue background with textured shells and coral/green seaweed.

2. Seashell Trio Set, $14

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A trio of gorgeous watercolor textured seashells, perfect for a guest bedroom, bathroom, or hallway.

1. Teal Seashell Trio Set, $14

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Teal/blue trio of seashells, with a minimalist silhouette.

If you would like to see more printable summer wall art, click here!

For more year-round printables, click here.

Thanks for visiting!

2017 Printable Wall, Desktop or Binder Calendars

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Excited for 2017? Get Organized with these Tips and Printable Calendars!

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Who doesn’t love a good calendar? Organization is something I pride myself on, and because of that I would be lost without a calendar! Calendars are just a part of the organization spectrum. I use a wide range of tools to help plan my day, below are just a few.

Here is a short guide to how I stay organized:

1. SET GOALS FOR YOUR DAY I own a timed planner that allows me to write different goals for every hour. At the start of my day I write out at least 5 tasks that I would like to accomplish by the end of the day. I factor in breaks/lunch/etc. Remember to be realistic, you may over write and not complete all which would cause you to overload the next day!

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2. DEVELOP A ROUTINE You know yourself better than anyone else. If you know that you have to eat at a certain time of the day, or go to sleep the at same time everyday than develop a system. Write down the times you know you will be busiest and work around them. Think of what you can do to maximize your downtime.

3. PLAN AHEAD Calendars are super beneficial in accomplishing your goals. Knowing important holidays, birthdays and upcoming events can help you plan around those times. Since this is something that you will constantly refer to on a daily basis, it is important for your calendar to be eye catching! The better it is, the more you would be encouraged to plan ahead. I’ve included U.S. holidays in my calendars just for this purpose!

TAKE ME TO MY 2017 FLORAL CALENDAR

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4. WRITE DOWN YOUR RESOURCES It is just as important to keep track of your organizational resources as it is to keep organized – (If that makes sense). Keep a wish list on hand, a notepad in your phone or Microsoft OneNote open to list where you purchase, or plan to purchase your planning items. If you are a planning/calendar fanatic, this is especially essential. You can use your lists to plan ahead for seasonal sales.

5. LEAVE SPACE FOR DOODLES So you’ve come so far in your planning, then comes midday and you start to get antsy and doodle all over your planner! Drats. I realized that that is a personal habit of mine, so I’ve developed planner inserts that have a special section for scribbling and doodling.

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Developing these calendars have helped me be better at what I do, creating. I hope they bring the same urgency and inspiration to you as it does to me! Take a look at the “Minty” themed calendar I have made for the new year!

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Happy organizing & planning!

 

Fall Printable Wall Art + Downloadable Freebie

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Season’s Greetings!

Fall is coming up and now is the right time to gather up all of your seasonal fall items to start decorating.

I was raised in an artistic household where dressing your house seasonally was always a priority. That is not always possible when you are on a budget, not to mention seasons and holidays are in constant rotation!

Everyone should have access to the cutest and most affordable home decor, after all it boosts the energy in your home and gets everyone in a festive mood, not to mention it looks so darn cute!

I’ve come up with a solution to this problem by creating hand made printables to liven up my festivities. I’ve decided to share them with my blog readers!

Here you will see some handmade fall items that I’m sure you will love! All are digital downloads that you can print, frame and enjoy in your home.

Some are made with my very own calligraphy writing!

Please feel free to look around and download your very own freebie — enjoy!

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Faux Gold Happy Harvest Printable Wall Art

This is a hand lettered faux gold “Happy Harvest” printable that I’ve made to go with brownish – gold decor. Perfect for a rustic decor theme.

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Faux Gold Happy Harvest Printable Wall Art

Turkey “Give Thanks” Printable that will go well with orange + yellow + brown home decor. Perfect to frame and place on a mantle.

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Faux Gold Happy Harvest Printable Wall Art

Another hand lettered “Happy Harvest” calligraphy printable that will go well with green and orange fall decor.

Autumn Blessings Printable Wall Art - Printable Haven
Faux Gold Happy Harvest Printable Wall Art

“Autumn Blessings” Printable will go well with neutral creme colors and pops of orange and yellows.

Printable Haven Choose Joy Wall Art
Faux Gold Happy Harvest Printable Wall Art

“Choose Joy” calligraphy printable. Although it doesn’t have a traditional fall quote, it does have a fall color scheme, making it a great inspirational fall art piece to enhance your holiday setting.

Please enjoy this art printable on the house! Download here:

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How to Use a Handwritten Font

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Wonder what creative things you can do with handwritten fonts? Here are just a few ideas I’ve thought up to help boost your creativity!

1. CREATE YOUR OWN PRINTABLES Not everyone has access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, so getting your hands on handwritten fonts can be a way to make your art printables seem more self-made. Take a look at this printable made with my own font “Olivia” and some bird graphics I made in Adobe Illustrator. You can of course make the same printable in Microsoft Word or GimpShop.

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Font used:

Olivia Handwritten Font by Printable Haven

Bonus tip – There are lots of resources for free graphics online. Here are my top three favorites:

http://www.free-graphics.com/

https://creativemarket.com/free-goods

https://openclipart.org/

2. CREATE YOUR OWN LABELS Handwritten fonts would be especially suitable for making custom labels on jars, containers, and planners. There are a plethora of resources online for circular, oval or rectangular templates for overlaying your own graphics and writing. Here is a great source for templates: http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software

3. PARTY INVITATIONS Create custom party invitations for different occasions. Handwritten fonts would be the most useful for Easter, Christmas, birthday, and baby shower invitations. You can even send evites through e-mail online without printing a thing!

Creating is always best when you have the right tools! Using a handwritten typeface would make an interesting asset to any final design. After download, test it out on multiple designs and see what works best for you. With that being said, happy creating!