Thursday, May 17, 2012

Showered with CANS!

I know, the title "CANS" may seem a little odd right? ..Not until you find out how many different DIY projects you can do with CANS! There are SO many possibilities out there.  I have been researching different projects you can make with cans and here are my favorite "must try" projects :

  •  Can Vases
  •  Can Lampshade
  •  Wine Rack
  •  Decoration
  • Toilet paper holder with Air freshener rack

                                                          Tin Can Flower Vases

How amazing is this lampshade?  It even looks great at night when the lights turned on.  The reflections off the wall look amazing.

 Everyday household decorations or party decorations ( even maybe a table decoration!) ^^
                ^^^^  Cute Toilet Paper and Freshener cans.. Must do this!
                                     ^ Lighting above table

<  --I am in love with this idea! What a great way to organize and store your office or craft supplies! I am so doing this one day!  --^
 ^This is a super cute and cost effective way of displaying party favors or birthday gift wrap

^^ Cute for the kitchen! 

The possibilities are endless! I can't wait to start my projects and share them with you!  When I do, I will provide Tutorials =)  Until then, have a fab day!


Also check out for Step by Step how to turn cans into vases

Friday, May 11, 2012

Showered With Free Stuff! and Typography & Design tips

Ok, so, everyone loves the word FREE especially if it means they are getting FREE STUFF.  As a designer, FREE generally means that its not so good, or isn't up to a designers standards.  But I found some that are great and designer worthy. (meaning they are acceptable for even the computer nerds like muah..;) )  I found a site which has great free Photoshop and other goods.  They are only free for a limited time, so hurry and get them while you can!

If you join make sure to use me as a reference :


One very important thing to keep in mind when designing is choosing the right fonts.  Fonts are very important in showing the emotion you want your project to feel and tying it into the design, look and feel of your project.  Here are a few sites which have the best, designer-approved fonts:

Now, There are 3 major RULES when using fonts:
  1. Maximum of 3 fonts per design
  2. Do not use fancy schmancy fonts for your body copy.  For one, it may not be readable, and its too overpowering for the design AND for the reader.
  3. Try having a color palette, or theme when using fonts with colors. is a great free resource that you can use color themes that go well together.  Also is a great site for choosing a color palette as well..
This is a great example of HORRIBLE fonts and use of them:
 Whats Bad? You ask..?   ..Whats not bad?????   The shadow effect, the colors, the font used... everything about this is.. No bueno.

Having trouble choosing what fonts work great together?  Try this free site which helps combine fonts and does the work for you ( ;-) wish I knew about this in college )

Color and Their Meanings:
Colors that come forward : red, orange, yellow
Colors that appear to recede: green, blue, violet

Image editing sites :
or photoshop

Ok I think I have overwhelmed you enough about Typography and design for today...  ... Its almost summer =)  I am excited for the warm weather.  Also it is the weekend!! Yay!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Showered With Art

I am so inspired today!  For one, it is absolutely Gorgeous outside!  It's almost summer and that inspires me to create work of art like beach scenes, and floral art.  I can't wait!  In the meantime, I wanted to showcase some of the recent work I have created.  Please let me know what you think =)


Monday, May 7, 2012

Showered With Inspiration

I have always been inspired by my many surroundings.  Living so close to Disneyland, the mountains, the beach, the river, VeGaS, and living with such amazing weather year round.... I am always surrounded by great inspiring moments.  I need to start taking pictures of these moments to share with you =)

Also, many of my friends and families weddings are coming up and I can't help but get in the design mode.. Here are some of my favorite floral designs right now.  One of my phases I'm currently going through.

Quote for the day (my design =)  ):

Hope ya'll have a fab day!
- L

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quick Thank You Card

Good afternoon--eeer ( this is morning to me....  ) bloggy world.  I have been a little sick-y the past week, and my wonderful boyfriend has been taking great care of me =) Last night he made me Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup.. toy story version .. haha  ( I am still a little kid at heart ) .. 

So while he is at school today I decided to thank him for taking care of me.  I made him a "Thank you for taking care of me card." It literally took me 4 minutes total to make.  Super simple, Easy, and Thoughtful =)

Enjoy!  -- I'll post later on step-by-step card making instructions  -- Happy Thursday!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meet The Girl

Hey All! So I've been wanting to create a blog for some time now, but had no clue where to start. After "pinterest-ing" --(yes i made that word up)-- and working on my graphic design website, while listening to the downpour of the rain... it HIT me. Showered With Design. Simple and Sweet yet filled with so much opportunity.

I have LOVED every aspect of design for as long as I could remember, whether it be DIY, graphic design, illustrations, fashion, interior decorating, cooking, (yes it is an art to some) (and so on) ..I came to the conclusion that this would be the perfect opportunity for me to showcase my knowledge.

I am so excited to begin this Blogger journey and I hope you are too =)