Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to say how thankful I am for wonderful friends and family. I hope everyone has an enjoyable day with their loved ones.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Parents Magazine

Jilly Jack Designs is so excited to have been included in the Parents Magazine December 2009 issue's Gift Guide. Our Mod Series set in billboard wrap appears with other eco-chic products in their "tree hugger" solutions for gift giving. Be sure to visit Parents Magazine's starting on December 1, 2009 to enter to win all the gifts from their guide.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cordial Bloom

I just found this fantastic floral font, Cordial Bloom from Umbrella Type, on Veer. You have to go check it out. It's so fun and the colors they've put together in this sample are wonderful. There is a downloadable pdf specimen book with full instructions on how to use the font. I have a feeling I'll see this pop up on a ton of cards this year.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall Landscape

Nature is my ultimate inspiration. These shots were taken on a recent trip to the Brown County Indiana State Park. Indiana is pretty flat except for this area of the state. It's known for it's wonderful hiking paths and fall foliage. The colors are spectacular. The house we rented was on the side of a steep hill, we had to put the van in low gear and gun it to make it up. We all agreed this would not be fun in the winter. It was wonderful to be out in nature, the fresh air, color and wildlife from howling coyotes, cool green frogs to wild turkeys. Who knows, these things may show up in some cards some day.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Inspired by Sweets

Often people ask me how I come up with the ideas for my cards. And actually my artwork comes from everyday things. I like to depict them in bright, fun, simple designs. My work is very straight forward and to the point. Which is very much like my personality. Friendly, approachable and uncomplicated. When I brainstorm, I like to think about things either current or in the past that were enjoyable and that everyone can relate to. This is where the Sweet series of cards came from. They are the sweets that we loved as children, cupcakes, cake, ice cream cones, popsicles and lollipops created with simple shapes and bright colors with fun sayings from the past.

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