Category Archives: Designs

THE BLOG MOVED

Hi all. The blog has officially moved to my new site, both sites are now merged to one. I will not be posting here anymore.
I will be posting here:
NEW BLOG

Head over to new site!

I hope you decide to continue to follow my blog and the community. Let me know how you like the site.

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BABY ELISABETH ANNOUNCEMENT DESIGN

I was really excited to see Julie’s request in my inbox for her baby girls announcement. She sent me all the photos and some inspiration direction. She was looking for a modern theme, with a front & back design. I couldn’t wait to get started on the design, she is the cutest baby girl. Plus there is something exiting about creating designs for friends. The fact that Julie snaps awesome photos of her babies, definitely helped the design process. She is a talented photographer and I love working on designs like that. Isn’t she a beautiful baby??

My main website is going through a redesign at the moment. Once its done, they will be posted in my portfolio page.

I do hope to explore more with wedding invite packages. This is a custom design, with the theme of Wine, grape vines, some fall colors with deep purple accents. My friend sent me her inspiration for her fall wedding.




LIVE WIDE LOVE DEEP

A Brand is being born and here is a special glimpse from the behind the scenes process at the screen printer and starting a brand. I loved seeing the setup and watching the process in the shop. There is something to be said about watching a design come to life and witnessing what it takes to make it happen, even if it is only a t-shirt.

In the very early stages of big dreams to come, it starts with a dream and design. I’ve been fortunate enough to be brought a board on a large-scale project. Shaping its existence, I couldn’t be anymore happier watching this brand grow.

When things get designed or ideas come to life, sometimes there is so much meaning behind the creation. It’s straight from the heart of the creator. So a lot of times that’s the reason why it’s being created, it has a remarkable story.

Live your life wide open, love with all your heart. A strong prescription for everyone to take daily. What do you think of the shirts and the meaning?? Love to hear your comments. I know that’s not a lot of detail, there will be more upcoming posts. Stay tuned.



*NEW* CUSTOM WEDDING INVITES

New to the business is custom wedding invites, including save the dates, RSVP are also part of the package. Really we can design it to fit your needs and collaborate together to achieve your ideas. This is just a sample, it’s the back of the invite and register card. I am exploring the idea of offering the new additional services. This one happens to be a wine and vineyard theme. My friend and I were collaborating wedding ideas and she wants a grape-vine / wine theme. I love the idea of the theme. The best part is designing them with your personal touch, any textures, patterns, colors etc. The sky is the limit! What do you think of the sample?

PAY IT FORWARD / PLUS UPCOMING PROJECTS

Lately owls have been a huge inspiration, I know they are very popular in todays trends but they keep popping up my life in unusual ways. At the start of the year I was shopping at a store in the local mall, just walking along and on accident I stepped onto something oddly shaped on the bottom of my boot. It was a pin stuck in the sole, an owl pin or earring, Jeremy and I was laughing because it came out of no where. I really had no idea if it was part of the stores merchandise or someone lost it, so, I left on one of the clothing tables and continued shopping in the store.

A few minutes later, the girls working at the store are laughing and we over hear them talking about finding the owl pin. One of the girls working had lost it earlier and went home for the day. They had her on the phone joking and saying it was magical, the owl flew up on the table and was just sitting there. It must have been very special to her because they called her to say they found it. I did enjoy listening their story and joke about how they found it. I wasn’t telling. haha

For an upcoming project I created some owl brushes in Photoshop to help with the inspiration process. I’m on the mission to photograph an owl in the wild. It might be a challenge. I use to have some owl photos from a few years ago and its sad to say they got lost during a computer transfer. On some nights while walking the dog, I can hear an owl in the near by woods, how cool is that??

Animal symbolism of the owl means, wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. Have you ever seen an owl out in the wild?? Did you have any photos of owls? Comment and link up if you have any photos to share. I would love to see them.


You have to check out this site if you love DIY projects, my friend shared this link with me. It has awesome tutorials on many different topics. I love the inspiration on this site, had to pass it along!
CUTOUTANDKEEP

ORNAMENTS & CANDLE VOTIVES 4 SALE!

The fundraiser event is coming up and I’m so excited to be a part of this. Holiday Vendor Show – Benefitting Lisa’s Hope is Nov 20th. This is a great way to start holiday shopping and it’s for a good cause.

I’m selling the photo book, ENJOY DETROIT and keeping in the Detroit theme, I’ve stenciled ornaments & candle votive using the city skyline. If you can’t make it to the event, I’m open to taking orders for the votives and ornaments. Just send me an email mistymarcum@me.com

There are going to be some awesome vendors there, including Barefoot books, Carrie Marchand Ceramics and lots more. This is a perfect way to jumpstart your holiday shopping. I hope you can make it out, stop by and say hi.

Admission and a portion of all vendor sales will be donated to Lisa’s Hope.

CRAFTS BLOWOUT – GIVEAWAY

I’m super excited to announce a special giveaway on the blog. I have been making stencils and painting items for an up coming event.

They are candle votives with the Detroit skyline stenciled. The stencil came from one of photos of the skyline. I have a great project manager, really she’s a very creative friend of mine and she brought some ideas to my attention. Maybe I should be giving her a candle holder…haha. Thanks Julie!

Lately I have bought so many crafts and lots of trips to Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Dick Blick. I have a few projects going on at the moment and the studio looks like a craft store exploded. I have a few other projects that will hit the blog soon.

To show my appreciation for my first book order, Enjoy Detroit. I have a surprise for Mary Kay. She gets a set of these stenciled candle holders. Hope she likes them.

I am a very strong believer in giving thanks. I’m addicted to saying “thanks” I can’t help it. haha What do you think of the votives? Would you want one?