Something Pretty: Pocket Planner by Jessica Hische

This pocket planner by Jessica Hische will have me itching to get it open just so I can see each beautifully designed page! It's just the motivation I need to get organized this year.

Images from and purchase pocket planner here.


Top 5 Free 2013 Black + White Printable Calendars

Welcome to the year 2013! It's so good to be here, isn't it? After a few scares that the world was ending, (you can't hear my sarcasm, but just imagine it, ok? ;) I'm glad we're all safe and sound and ready to begin anew. While searching the interwebs for some printable calendars and bookmarking my favorites, I began to see a monochromatic theme happening. I thought I'd share with you my top 5 choices for well-designed monochromatic (mostly black and white calendars. They are sure to grace your wall/bulletin board/refrigerator door. Each number will take you to its corresponding site to download from there.

Happy new year!
1 | 2 | 3 (January only, currently) | 4 | 5



I am excited to offer you this free download for your personal design needs: Baker's Twine Vector Brush!
{Commercial License also available}

Downloading Instructions: To use this vector brush, you will need Adobe Illustrator CS or up, and all you have to do is download the .zip file, extract its contents, and open the .eps file, which will open automatically into Illustrator.

**New! A Commercial License is now available for purchase in my Etsy shop for only $5.00 USD! Click Here to go to my Shop, Paradis Designs and to read more about the License.**

But, my non-illustrator-owning friends, do not fear, for I made a freebie for you, too!
The Twine Digital Image Pack.
Since the holidays are around the corner, here are some twine-errific {sorry, it's late and I want to go home} sentiments and accessories you can add to your Christmas cards, blog posts, digital scrapbook, or print them out and glue them to a tag for your gifts!

Click on each image to download these freebies:


New Blog Address: Please update link!

Hi! I have changed my design blog address,, to It just made more sense to name it that way. Be sure to update any links and subscriptions, including Google Reader!

Thanks a bunch,


Philippians 1:27 Inspirational Download

I designed this "mirror" reminder for myself and thought I'd share for whoever may also need an inspirational quote to start the day. Click on the image above or click here to download the 8"x10" image.


My new favorite font: Phateon, and a QuinceaƱera invitation

I fell in love with this font when I saw this carnival-inspired invitation set designed by 45 Wall Design. It inspired me to use it for my sister's QuinceaƱera invitation. I couldn't wait to share it~ it's one of my favorite invitation designs I've done yet! And the party is going to be a-ma-zing!

Other fonts and elements I used:
Adobe Wood Type Ornaments
Twine brush {designed by me, free brush download available for Adobe Illustrator, too}

*If you ever have any questions about a design I post, please let me know. I'm still learning, but I love to share my findings!


Sheky's 2nd Birthday Party Banner Invitation

I have a lot of catching up to do on posting the many graphic design jobs I've done lately. Wedding season and Spring birthdays are upon us! I wanted to photograph each one, printed out and with their envelopes, but I probably won't get to do that until after our move in July. So, meantime, here's an invitation I did for my niece. I loved her birthday party--there was a cotton candy machine!
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