Fiber AND Dye

@fiberanddye

Owner/Artist • Designs that are unexpected, silly, oddly-specific. Oh, and pretty. ✉️ hi@fiberanddye.com

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re spending it with your pearfect 🍐 people 💕 - Valentine’s Day was never just a romantic day for me. My mom actually got my sister and I presents for Vday (silly mommy) and cards too. I have a friend who always texts me for every holiday, including this one. And yes, Steven and I started dating on Valentine’s Day ‘04 so there is romance of course but it’s more about love. I’m so lucky to have family and friends around me who fills my life with love. - So dyehards, use this day as an excuse to let everyone you love know how much they mean to you. We’re lucky to have them ✨ • • • #valentines2018 #valentinesday #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #greetingcarddesign #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail #creativelifehappylife #womeninbusiness #savvybusinessowner #creativebusiness #shopsmall #makers #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #watercolor #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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As we're getting closer to Valentine's Day, I can't help but dream of this shoot at the Carondelet House—I mean, come on. Delicate floral illustration and dripping watercolor texture gives it that soft, frown-up feel. Thanks to the power couple duo of @sikoraevents and @scottsikoraphotography for letting me be a part of this beaut 💕 - Venue: @carondelethouse Florist: @flourishedco_ Rentals: @theonicollection Linens: @latavolalinen Dress: @lasoiebridal Tux: @friartux Cocktails: @mamasmedicine.cocktails Cake: @sugarbabiesbakeshop Hair/Make up: @sophieathenamakeup Models: @laurensmolka + @gregperrow • • • #weddings #weddingdetails #aislesociety #weddingsparrow #theknot #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #weddingstationery #invitationsuite #weddinginvitation #weddinginvitations #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #stationerysuite #invitation #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #paperstories #dailydoseofpaper #stationeryaddict #watercolor #watercolorpainting #art #wearethecreativeeconomy #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #tsbcalum
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I mean look, I love talking about myself 🤣 so this was so much fun. Especially when the topic is failure (talking real is my jam, y'all) and the conversation is with two of my favorite people in the world (love you @kristinvermilya @ilovelamp25) - This past year has been an exercise in "showing up" for me. Putting myself out there, being vulnerable, chasing that dream. I realized that I've gotten really good at that in my personal life, and it 's been slowly making its way into this crazy entrepreneur life. It's still a work in progress, but I'm doing it, working it, failing it—and feeling fine. • • • #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #girlboss #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #glitterguide #solovelysofree #youbelong #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #petitejoys #makeitblissful #beingboss #podcastlove #podcastlife #babeswhohustle #creatorslane #savvybusinessowner #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum #theimperfectboss
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Kicked off the week and feeling excited for this new month. New projects and clients, new beginnings. It’s a short month but it’s gonna be a good one, guys. - Growing up in LA I’m used to sunny blue skies this time of year. Back in school it actually didn’t feel like it was February yet unless I got days like this. It felt like the year finally started, and summer was just around the corner. • • • #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #prettylittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #shereadstruth #chooselovely #nothingisordinary #simpleandstill #seekinspirecreate #liveauthentic #beautifulmatters #losangeles #sunnyday #la
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Galentine’s is a category in it of itself now, and I love it. Whatever excuse you can get to send your girls a little note is a trend I can get behind anytime 👯‍♀️ #thefutureisfemail 💌 • • • #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #greetingcarddesign #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #shopsmall #makers #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #watercolor #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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There’s a few new folks here so time to do #fridayintroductions ✨ first thing you should know is I have amazing friends. This one is from @carissawoo who set up a mini photo shoot for the ladies at @tuesdaystogethersbla so no, I don’t own a laptop or work at cafés with a cutie waffle but I look pretty happy so maybe I should do it more often 🤣 - People fuel me, both in my personal life and in my work. Majority of the clients I’ve gotten were by word of mouth, referrals from those who believed in me. When I meet clients for the first time I know it’s going to go great when we connect instantly, like we’ve been friends forever. - I believe in the power of connection, community, and camaraderie to make an impact that you could never make alone. So, hey, let’s be friends 👋🏻
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My top picks for Valentine’s 💝 - Steven and I don’t really do vday only because our dating anniversary is only a week after. But it does make me giddy a bit when I think back to 14 years ago when he asked me to be his Valentine. We’re an old married couple now but maybe I’ll do something special this year. Any ideas? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • • • #valentinesdaygifts #valentines2017 #valentinesday #valentinescards #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #greetingcarddesign #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #shopsmall #makers #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #watercolor #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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Don't be a prick, dude 🌵 been a bit MIA but it’s all for good things, I promise! And what better way to get back into it than a little rude pun 😘
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I absolutely love this brand photoshoot by @hilaurenhello for @causewecanevents and how it exemplifies that branding is so much more than just a logo. 'Cause We Can Events is a wedding coordination company specializing in weddings for adventurous couples and wanderers of the world. Her original greeting card, mug, and patch, all work with her adventure wedding vision. That’s why it goes so well with the props that also support that aesthetic and vibe. - She's also keeping to her seasonal brand personality, Autumn, which is all about deep, rich colors that are muted, and quirkiness like that you see here in the hexagon tiles. What’s amazing is that without even having her in it, this photo already shows you how loving, personable, and fun Gabby is, and you see HER through the brand she created. If that ain’t magic I don’t know what is. - Setting a visual identity for your brand may seem daunting, but when you see it come together like this you'll agree that it's well worth it 💕
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This was such a special project. As fate would have it, a vague job posting + another person falling through brought us together 🤣 - As soon as I found out what the @howtofailpodcast was all about, I was just smitten immediately. The topic and the cheeky, optimistic attitude in approaching that topic, was something I connected with instantly. And it showed too, because the entire branding process was filled with Stranger Things references, talking about our embarrassing high school extracurricular activities. - I'm so proud of the design and how far the podcast has come. Yesterday, they launched their 17th episode. With fun, spunk, and cheer, the show is letting everyone know that you could fail, and still feel fine. - Thank you @kristinvermilya and @ilovelamp25 for letting me be the unofficial third member of the crew ✨
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I'm so excited to join @ashley.beaudin and @imperfectbosses in #TheTruthRebellion today. — I need people. Like, need them. If any of my 1x1 were to be gone, I would probably completely lose my bearing and knocked down. It's kind of funny because I pride myself in "not giving a F*," which is true too, but not with the people that are close to me. I care so much that it's sometimes debilitating. I like to exclaim that I'm a "strong and independent woman," which is true to a certain extent, but it's also meant to be a silly joke because I consider myself weak and dependent a lot of times. — The truth is though, I just love a little too aggressively. And most importantly, I'm loved. Without my weakness, I wouldn't have my strength either, because I'm only as good as the people who love me, support me, raise me up. Which means I'm pretty damn awesome. So thank you guys, you're my kryptonite and panacea all at the same time.
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You know who I’m talking about, that person who you could complain to about the endless pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans to makes you look and feel amazing. At least you’ve got each other 👖
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Saturday mornings are for stacks of catalogs and fun mail puns #thefutureisfemail 💕 — The catalogs are flying around town! If you’re a retailer and interested, just shoot us a DM!
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Happy new year from these little guys. Working on our May release and already so excited for 2018 🦔 — #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorpainting #watercolors #pursuepretty #thehappynow #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #girlboss #girlbosses #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneurs #theeverygirl #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail
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Dream team makes my stuff look so good. Super moody emerald color palette, check. Vellum printing (my new obsession), check. Geodes and velvet ribbons and all the best props, check. Simple suite to tie it all together, golden star it. ⭐️ — Styling: @causewecanevents Photo: @mollycophoto Flowers: @bestdayeverfloraldesign Rentals: @dishwishgirl Cocktails: @calicraftcocktails Venue: @smokyhollowstudios • • • #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #weddings #weddingdetails #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #weddingstationery #invitationsuite #weddinginvitation #weddinginvitations #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #wearethecreativeeconomy
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Had such a blast at #tuesdaystogether meetup yesterday talking about social + branding. When you post on social, your brand vision comes to life—your visual identity and content strategy come together through your profile picture, color story, brand voice, etc. It's all there. So think about how you look, what you say, and how you're saying it, and be mindful of how it should always feel on-brand, cohesive and consistent. _ And if you're curious to learn more and chat a bit about branding that grows your business, or about these fun little brand books to help keep you on track, shoot me a note and I'd love to geek out about it with you! • • • #wednesdaywisdom #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #girlboss #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #glitterguide #solovelysofree #youbelong #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #petitejoys #makeitblissful #beingboss #wemakecollective #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum #theimperfectboss
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Ever since the #COY2018 was announced, my mind is all about #UltraViolet with a hint of moody. How much you wanna bet that we'll see a lot of lavender weddings this year? Or, if you're thinking of launching a business in 2018, not a bad color palette to lean into. — #moodboardmonday #personalbranding #brandstylist #brandingdesign #savvybusinessowners #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #pursuewhatislovely #ohwowyes #risingtidesociety #weddings #weddingdetails #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding
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Hope the first week of the new year is treating you well so far, but in case it's being a prick, here's a little guy to get you through it.
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These guys didn't make it into the new release because they were a bit slow (ha!). To all fellow procrastinators and perpetual tardy-ers, let's all put the intention out into the universe that we'll be on time this year. It's the thought that counts, right? — #art #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #watercolor #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #livecolorfully #petitejoys #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #makers #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #makersgunnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #homeinthestudio #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #tsbcalum
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It’s gonna be a doggone good year y’all 🐶 • Not every one may know that in Japan they stopped celebrating lunar new year but they still observe the animal zodiac. They also combine this with an elemental characteristic, so for 2018 it’s the year of the earth dog. Its a strong symbol of harvest and signifies growth, death, change, rebirth. I guess it’s gonna be another exciting, scary year✨ • • • #newyear2018 #yearofthedog #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #design #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #homeinthestudio #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #makelivesell #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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Looking at the spread I’m still surprised how popular the Easter bunny is 🐰 I guess holidays and shop talk and stories about my husband being mean to me? Lol Thank you so much for all the likes (9.3k total!) and I can’t wait for what else I can cook up for you guys in 2018. • • • #2017bestnine #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #prettylittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #girlboss #girlbosses #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #womenentrepreneurs #womensupportingwomen #theeverygirl #girlprenuer
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There’s this crazy feeling you get when things just fall into place, like it was all meant to be because the stars were aligned and you’re in exactly the right place with the right person, doing what you’re supposed to be. This little beauty came to be in just that way 🌙 - Minimal concepting, direction, feedback, and everything just fit where it was supposed to. It was the moment I realized how important it was for the designer and client to connect at that level, to breathe and think in sync, then call jinx and giggle about it. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in designing this suite together, and I felt so honored to be a part of their special day. - Thanks again @causewecanevents it was a delight to work on this and I absolutely love our custom suite 💕 - 📷 makes it come to life and @chloemoorephotography totally killed it 💕 • • • #watercolor #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #livecolorfully #ohwowyes #adventurebrides #desertwedding #weddings #weddingdetails #aislesociety #weddingsparrow #theknot #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #weddingstationery #invitationsuite #weddinginvitation #weddinginvitations #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition
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They don’t call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing. Hoping for safe travels, good eating, and merriment for all today. My greatest gift is being able to pursue this crazy life that I love, and I can’t thank you guys enough for making it happen for me. Love you, dyehards. • • • #tsbcalum #watercolor #watercolour #ohwowyes #petitejoys #pursuepretty #pursuewhatislovely #risingtidesociety #merrychristmas #holidays #penguin #santahat #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #ipadlettering #livethelittlethings #createeveryday #art #artistsofinstagram #design #fiberanddye #dyehards
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I wanted to do a holiday-themed #fridayintroduction this week, as we go into the Christmas weekend. • Ornaments are a big deal at our house. My mom has been collecting them ever since we were born, even has series that she's been collecting for all our lives—yeah, my sister and I each have a 30+ ornament collection just for us. • When I moved out for what I thought would be the last time in 2013, I wanted to stay connected to this tradition. So my mom and I started to collect a series together, so even though we had different trees, we had that one ornament that will make us feel like we weren't apart. • Turns out, I didn't move out for the last time—Steven and I are moving back to her place in the New Year. But this time, my sister has moved out, and she now has her own tree. So I passed on my ornament series to her. It's kind of funny how it comes full circle like this, and how a small token continues to bind our family together. • Do you have a holiday tradition that's special to you? No matter what it is, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, all the best wishes for the holidays, and please hug someone you love and tell them they're awesome. It never gets old hearing that. • • • #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #prettylittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tradition #family #holidays #ornaments #hallmarkornaments
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About

About

Let’s celebrate, for real

A writer, doodler, painter, and all-around dabbler, Lisa Aihara started Fiber & Dye on her 30th birthday after years of loving pestering from friends and family telling her to find a creative outlet to flex her art muscle, if you will.

In August 2016 she launched the greeting card line with a few cards that featured her original artwork and text. Just like the gal who created them, Our designs are always cheeky and mostly cheerful, with its sentiments sincere but not without wit and cursing like a sailor. Never intended to be taken seriously because let’s face it, she certainly don’t take herself too seriously either.

From stationery to custom wedding design to business branding, Fiber & Dye is a design studio that’s all about telling stories about your relationships, your love, your real voice.
We love telling your stories

Lisa draws inspiration (pun intended) from the people in her life for her designs. For the greeting cards, they’re intended to be that “aha” card, the one where as soon as you set your eyes on it you know exactly who you’ll give it to. That’s why they’re all oddly specific, and not meant for every one. No generic sentiments here. Your stories are nothing but generic, so why would the cards we celebrate with be blah?

With that same mindset, we create custom wedding suites that tell your story as a couple and truly reflects the both of you, and business branding that truly feels one-of-a-kind.
Painted and lettered by hand

All Fiber & Dye designs are painted, written, lettered, and designed by Lisa.

Watercolor has always been a medium that was special to her, because it was difficult and counterintuitive. It was an unforgiving medium unfit for frequent touch-ups, and forced her to be okay with the imperfections from organic strokes that she would instinctively want to “fix.”

Starting pointed pen calligraphy in 2014, brush lettering and hand drawn type has become a passion for her ever since. She believes that written text quite literally (pun intended) help to tell the story, strengthening, complementing, or juxtaposing against the images, and plays such a big part in that.

So we don’t use fonts to tell our story, nor clip arts. The calligraphy, watercolor, illustrations, and designs are done in-house, custom, by hand, all the time.

@fiberanddye

Owner/Artist • Designs that are unexpected, silly, oddly-specific. Oh, and pretty. ✉️ hi@fiberanddye.com

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re spending it with your pearfect 🍐 people 💕 - Valentine’s Day was never just a romantic day for me. My mom actually got my sister and I presents for Vday (silly mommy) and cards too. I have a friend who always texts me for every holiday, including this one. And yes, Steven and I started dating on Valentine’s Day ‘04 so there is romance of course but it’s more about love. I’m so lucky to have family and friends around me who fills my life with love. - So dyehards, use this day as an excuse to let everyone you love know how much they mean to you. We’re lucky to have them ✨ • • • #valentines2018 #valentinesday #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #greetingcarddesign #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail #creativelifehappylife #womeninbusiness #savvybusinessowner #creativebusiness #shopsmall #makers #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #watercolor #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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As we're getting closer to Valentine's Day, I can't help but dream of this shoot at the Carondelet House—I mean, come on. Delicate floral illustration and dripping watercolor texture gives it that soft, frown-up feel. Thanks to the power couple duo of @sikoraevents and @scottsikoraphotography for letting me be a part of this beaut 💕 - Venue: @carondelethouse Florist: @flourishedco_ Rentals: @theonicollection Linens: @latavolalinen Dress: @lasoiebridal Tux: @friartux Cocktails: @mamasmedicine.cocktails Cake: @sugarbabiesbakeshop Hair/Make up: @sophieathenamakeup Models: @laurensmolka + @gregperrow • • • #weddings #weddingdetails #aislesociety #weddingsparrow #theknot #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #weddingstationery #invitationsuite #weddinginvitation #weddinginvitations #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #stationerysuite #invitation #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #paperstories #dailydoseofpaper #stationeryaddict #watercolor #watercolorpainting #art #wearethecreativeeconomy #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #tsbcalum
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I mean look, I love talking about myself 🤣 so this was so much fun. Especially when the topic is failure (talking real is my jam, y'all) and the conversation is with two of my favorite people in the world (love you @kristinvermilya @ilovelamp25) - This past year has been an exercise in "showing up" for me. Putting myself out there, being vulnerable, chasing that dream. I realized that I've gotten really good at that in my personal life, and it 's been slowly making its way into this crazy entrepreneur life. It's still a work in progress, but I'm doing it, working it, failing it—and feeling fine. • • • #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #girlboss #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #glitterguide #solovelysofree #youbelong #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #petitejoys #makeitblissful #beingboss #podcastlove #podcastlife #babeswhohustle #creatorslane #savvybusinessowner #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum #theimperfectboss
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Kicked off the week and feeling excited for this new month. New projects and clients, new beginnings. It’s a short month but it’s gonna be a good one, guys. - Growing up in LA I’m used to sunny blue skies this time of year. Back in school it actually didn’t feel like it was February yet unless I got days like this. It felt like the year finally started, and summer was just around the corner. • • • #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #prettylittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #shereadstruth #chooselovely #nothingisordinary #simpleandstill #seekinspirecreate #liveauthentic #beautifulmatters #losangeles #sunnyday #la
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Galentine’s is a category in it of itself now, and I love it. Whatever excuse you can get to send your girls a little note is a trend I can get behind anytime 👯‍♀️ #thefutureisfemail 💌 • • • #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #greetingcarddesign #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #shopsmall #makers #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #watercolor #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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There’s a few new folks here so time to do #fridayintroductions ✨ first thing you should know is I have amazing friends. This one is from @carissawoo who set up a mini photo shoot for the ladies at @tuesdaystogethersbla so no, I don’t own a laptop or work at cafés with a cutie waffle but I look pretty happy so maybe I should do it more often 🤣 - People fuel me, both in my personal life and in my work. Majority of the clients I’ve gotten were by word of mouth, referrals from those who believed in me. When I meet clients for the first time I know it’s going to go great when we connect instantly, like we’ve been friends forever. - I believe in the power of connection, community, and camaraderie to make an impact that you could never make alone. So, hey, let’s be friends 👋🏻
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My top picks for Valentine’s 💝 - Steven and I don’t really do vday only because our dating anniversary is only a week after. But it does make me giddy a bit when I think back to 14 years ago when he asked me to be his Valentine. We’re an old married couple now but maybe I’ll do something special this year. Any ideas? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • • • #valentinesdaygifts #valentines2017 #valentinesday #valentinescards #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #greetingcarddesign #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #shopsmall #makers #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #watercolor #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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Don't be a prick, dude 🌵 been a bit MIA but it’s all for good things, I promise! And what better way to get back into it than a little rude pun 😘
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I absolutely love this brand photoshoot by @hilaurenhello for @causewecanevents and how it exemplifies that branding is so much more than just a logo. 'Cause We Can Events is a wedding coordination company specializing in weddings for adventurous couples and wanderers of the world. Her original greeting card, mug, and patch, all work with her adventure wedding vision. That’s why it goes so well with the props that also support that aesthetic and vibe. - She's also keeping to her seasonal brand personality, Autumn, which is all about deep, rich colors that are muted, and quirkiness like that you see here in the hexagon tiles. What’s amazing is that without even having her in it, this photo already shows you how loving, personable, and fun Gabby is, and you see HER through the brand she created. If that ain’t magic I don’t know what is. - Setting a visual identity for your brand may seem daunting, but when you see it come together like this you'll agree that it's well worth it 💕
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This was such a special project. As fate would have it, a vague job posting + another person falling through brought us together 🤣 - As soon as I found out what the @howtofailpodcast was all about, I was just smitten immediately. The topic and the cheeky, optimistic attitude in approaching that topic, was something I connected with instantly. And it showed too, because the entire branding process was filled with Stranger Things references, talking about our embarrassing high school extracurricular activities. - I'm so proud of the design and how far the podcast has come. Yesterday, they launched their 17th episode. With fun, spunk, and cheer, the show is letting everyone know that you could fail, and still feel fine. - Thank you @kristinvermilya and @ilovelamp25 for letting me be the unofficial third member of the crew ✨
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I'm so excited to join @ashley.beaudin and @imperfectbosses in #TheTruthRebellion today. — I need people. Like, need them. If any of my 1x1 were to be gone, I would probably completely lose my bearing and knocked down. It's kind of funny because I pride myself in "not giving a F*," which is true too, but not with the people that are close to me. I care so much that it's sometimes debilitating. I like to exclaim that I'm a "strong and independent woman," which is true to a certain extent, but it's also meant to be a silly joke because I consider myself weak and dependent a lot of times. — The truth is though, I just love a little too aggressively. And most importantly, I'm loved. Without my weakness, I wouldn't have my strength either, because I'm only as good as the people who love me, support me, raise me up. Which means I'm pretty damn awesome. So thank you guys, you're my kryptonite and panacea all at the same time.
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You know who I’m talking about, that person who you could complain to about the endless pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans to makes you look and feel amazing. At least you’ve got each other 👖
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Saturday mornings are for stacks of catalogs and fun mail puns #thefutureisfemail 💕 — The catalogs are flying around town! If you’re a retailer and interested, just shoot us a DM!
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Happy new year from these little guys. Working on our May release and already so excited for 2018 🦔 — #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorpainting #watercolors #pursuepretty #thehappynow #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #girlboss #girlbosses #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneurs #theeverygirl #dailydoseofpaper #greetingcards #greetingcard #papergoods #paperlove #snailmail #sendmoremail #stationery #stationeryaddict #stationerylove #paperaddict #happymail
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Dream team makes my stuff look so good. Super moody emerald color palette, check. Vellum printing (my new obsession), check. Geodes and velvet ribbons and all the best props, check. Simple suite to tie it all together, golden star it. ⭐️ — Styling: @causewecanevents Photo: @mollycophoto Flowers: @bestdayeverfloraldesign Rentals: @dishwishgirl Cocktails: @calicraftcocktails Venue: @smokyhollowstudios • • • #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #weddings #weddingdetails #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #weddingstationery #invitationsuite #weddinginvitation #weddinginvitations #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #wearethecreativeeconomy
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Had such a blast at #tuesdaystogether meetup yesterday talking about social + branding. When you post on social, your brand vision comes to life—your visual identity and content strategy come together through your profile picture, color story, brand voice, etc. It's all there. So think about how you look, what you say, and how you're saying it, and be mindful of how it should always feel on-brand, cohesive and consistent. _ And if you're curious to learn more and chat a bit about branding that grows your business, or about these fun little brand books to help keep you on track, shoot me a note and I'd love to geek out about it with you! • • • #wednesdaywisdom #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #girlboss #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #glitterguide #solovelysofree #youbelong #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #petitejoys #makeitblissful #beingboss #wemakecollective #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum #theimperfectboss
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Ever since the #COY2018 was announced, my mind is all about #UltraViolet with a hint of moody. How much you wanna bet that we'll see a lot of lavender weddings this year? Or, if you're thinking of launching a business in 2018, not a bad color palette to lean into. — #moodboardmonday #personalbranding #brandstylist #brandingdesign #savvybusinessowners #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #pursuewhatislovely #ohwowyes #risingtidesociety #weddings #weddingdetails #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding
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Hope the first week of the new year is treating you well so far, but in case it's being a prick, here's a little guy to get you through it.
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These guys didn't make it into the new release because they were a bit slow (ha!). To all fellow procrastinators and perpetual tardy-ers, let's all put the intention out into the universe that we'll be on time this year. It's the thought that counts, right? — #art #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #watercolor #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #livecolorfully #petitejoys #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #makers #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #makersgunnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #homeinthestudio #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #tsbcalum
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It’s gonna be a doggone good year y’all 🐶 • Not every one may know that in Japan they stopped celebrating lunar new year but they still observe the animal zodiac. They also combine this with an elemental characteristic, so for 2018 it’s the year of the earth dog. Its a strong symbol of harvest and signifies growth, death, change, rebirth. I guess it’s gonna be another exciting, scary year✨ • • • #newyear2018 #yearofthedog #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #design #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #homeinthestudio #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #makelivesell #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tsbcalum
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Looking at the spread I’m still surprised how popular the Easter bunny is 🐰 I guess holidays and shop talk and stories about my husband being mean to me? Lol Thank you so much for all the likes (9.3k total!) and I can’t wait for what else I can cook up for you guys in 2018. • • • #2017bestnine #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #prettylittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #girlboss #girlbosses #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #womenentrepreneurs #womensupportingwomen #theeverygirl #girlprenuer
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There’s this crazy feeling you get when things just fall into place, like it was all meant to be because the stars were aligned and you’re in exactly the right place with the right person, doing what you’re supposed to be. This little beauty came to be in just that way 🌙 - Minimal concepting, direction, feedback, and everything just fit where it was supposed to. It was the moment I realized how important it was for the designer and client to connect at that level, to breathe and think in sync, then call jinx and giggle about it. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in designing this suite together, and I felt so honored to be a part of their special day. - Thanks again @causewecanevents it was a delight to work on this and I absolutely love our custom suite 💕 - 📷 makes it come to life and @chloemoorephotography totally killed it 💕 • • • #watercolor #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #livecolorfully #ohwowyes #adventurebrides #desertwedding #weddings #weddingdetails #aislesociety #weddingsparrow #theknot #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #weddingstationery #invitationsuite #weddinginvitation #weddinginvitations #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition
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They don’t call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing. Hoping for safe travels, good eating, and merriment for all today. My greatest gift is being able to pursue this crazy life that I love, and I can’t thank you guys enough for making it happen for me. Love you, dyehards. • • • #tsbcalum #watercolor #watercolour #ohwowyes #petitejoys #pursuepretty #pursuewhatislovely #risingtidesociety #merrychristmas #holidays #penguin #santahat #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #ipadlettering #livethelittlethings #createeveryday #art #artistsofinstagram #design #fiberanddye #dyehards
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I wanted to do a holiday-themed #fridayintroduction this week, as we go into the Christmas weekend. • Ornaments are a big deal at our house. My mom has been collecting them ever since we were born, even has series that she's been collecting for all our lives—yeah, my sister and I each have a 30+ ornament collection just for us. • When I moved out for what I thought would be the last time in 2013, I wanted to stay connected to this tradition. So my mom and I started to collect a series together, so even though we had different trees, we had that one ornament that will make us feel like we weren't apart. • Turns out, I didn't move out for the last time—Steven and I are moving back to her place in the New Year. But this time, my sister has moved out, and she now has her own tree. So I passed on my ornament series to her. It's kind of funny how it comes full circle like this, and how a small token continues to bind our family together. • Do you have a holiday tradition that's special to you? No matter what it is, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, all the best wishes for the holidays, and please hug someone you love and tell them they're awesome. It never gets old hearing that. • • • #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #prettylittlethings #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #thelittlevictories #wearethecreativeeconomy #tradition #family #holidays #ornaments #hallmarkornaments
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