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Apr
18

Mother’s Day Gifts from Minted.com

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th and right about now you are probably thinking, “What do I get Mom for Mother’s Day?”. I have the perfect suggestion – custom gifts for Mom from Minted.com. Minted.com is an online marketplace of stationery and home decor items designed by independent artists from around the globe. I personally am a Minted artist and can’t say enough about the high quality of their products and gorgeous designs. Minted’s items are on trend, modern, affordable and fun. Many of their stationery items are customizable and come in a variety of styles that suit everyone’s tastes. I teamed up with Minted and curated some personalized gift suggestions that will show your Mom how much you appreciate her AND her style! Let’s get started!

1. Ain’t She Sweet
If your Mom loves soft color palettes and sweet and vintage touches she will love these Minted items.

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This gorgeous floral paintingpetal notecards, geometric napkins, gold foil dotted paper table runner and typographic Mother’s Day card in soft pinks and oranges tell a romantic, soft and pretty story perfect for the sweet and sophisticated Mom in your life.

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These elegant, scalloped notecards are customizable and makes a thoughtful, personalized gift.

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You can even customize this Mother’s Day card. It comes in a variety of colors too!

 

2. This Mom’s a Class Act:
If your Mom is more on the traditional side, likes classic patterns and styles and darker wood tones she will love receiving these items for her home.

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You can’t go wrong selecting these items for the traditional Mom. Give her this elegant gray pillow in a classic pattern, the photo art print in the dark wood frame and customizable address book.

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How cute are these photo gifts?! Personalize them with your precious photos creating lasting memories.

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These adorable photo borders come in rose gold, silver or gold.

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3. The Artsy/Modern/Cool Mom
If your Mom loves art, color, graphic and modern style then she will love these artful products.

This geometric pillow, expressive floral painting (a personal fave – I designed it!) and notebook in a modern abstract design has an energetic color story with pops of pink, yellow and black and white accents. It’s an bright and graphic look that add artistic touches to her home.

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If I do say so myself, this floral in a rose gold frame makes a fun statement for your gallery wall. Choose from an array of frame styles and finishes to match your decor.

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This customizable notebook will delight the Mom in your life. A perfect and useful gift that will remind them of you and when they use it.

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Just a few ideas for the special Moms in your life. Head over to Minted.com and select some personalized, thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts. You will be so happy you did!

(Photos by me)
This post was sponsored by Minted.com. All products were supplied by Minted.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

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Apr
14

My Amour Vert Textile Design

TextileDesign_amourvertdress_front2I’m leaped out of my chair when I visited Amour Vert’s website and saw my textile design on this gorgeous sundress! I LOVE seeing my designs on garments and this dress silhouette is just so flowy and breezy. Really love how it looks on silk.

textiledesign_amourvertdress_closeupI was directed to design a pattern with an ethnic feel like an Indonesian floral or Indian paisley, densely packed and ornate. I researched patterns in that style, made several sketches and scanned them. I worked in Illustrator and tossed them into an allover pattern. I feel I designed an expressive interpretation of an “ethnic” floral. I was so delighted to see this pattern on a dress – such a good pairing!

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Apr
11

April Desktop Wallpaper

Hello April! It is still raining on and off here in LA (that’s our winter) so I thought this phrase was appropriate for this month’s desktop calendar. Download it for your computer or mobile device! Have a great April!

Download here: 2560 x 14401680 x 1050 ipad / iphone5 / iphone6

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Mar
28

When Designer Brands Collaborate

I love a good collab and especially when some of my favorite brands combine forces and offer affordable and desirable products. Here are two that you shouldn’t miss…

1. Target x Marimekko
Target has a knack for teaming up with popular and fashionable brands like Lilly Pultizer and Mossimo. Well they are doing it again on April 17th and this time it’s Finnish design house: Marimekko! Check out these gorgeously graphic garments and goodies and see the entire line here! I have my eye on a few items and will definitely get in line at my local Target on the 17th.

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2. Uniqlo x Liberty of London
Fashion brand, Uniqlo, is known for their collaborations with famous designers, artists and companies like MOMA, Pharell and most recently the popular Christophe Lemaire collab. This month on March 24th they released their latest clothing partnership with lifestyle brand Liberty of London. I am a BIG fan of Liberty of London’s timeless patterns like their English florals. I haven’t had a chance to get to Uniqlo but you better believe I will be there this week. Check out these adorable tees and fun patterns for women, girls and even button downs for the guys! See more on their site here.

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Mar
24

What I’m Loving: Easter Fun

What-Im-LovingSpring is here and Easter is upon us. I have been loving all the happy color palettes and the creative DIY projects for Easter I see on Instagram. I rounded up some fun Easter inspiration to get you in the holiday spirit!

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  1. Sarahhearts has a clever Easter egg DIY using temporary tattoos!
  2. Watch this adorable stop motion bunny cookie video by the queen of crafts, Martha Stewart
  3. Meandering Mari always delivers the most colorful eye candy. Watch her decorate eggs in her signature painterly style on Snapchat (@mariorrart).
  4. Mirdinara’s whimsical egg illustrations are so gorgeous and for sale on her Etsy store!
  5. Sugar and Charm’s stunning Easter brunch is packed with recipes and inspiration to bring to your holiday event.
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Mar
9

March Wallpaper

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It’s March! It’s almost springtime. I love this time of year. People say LA doesn’t have seasons but I say nah –  that’s not true. I think they are there but subtle. Nothing like the rain and the smell of flowers in the air (well in certain neighborhoods in LA haha). It’s also St. Patrick’s day. To celebrate March’s holiday and floral bloom I made a desktop wallpaper for you! Enjoy!

Download for your device here: 2560 x 14401680 x 1050 ipad / iphone5 / iphone6

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