Making doors pretty – a door hanger advert.


I am so excited to share my first door hanger design.  I have been working with this particular client on various projects since my graduation and it has been such a neat experience. I redesigned their restaurant menu to pair down the distracting elements and simplify it for clear readability. See Hot Off the Presses for the quick reveal.

For the door hanger design they wanted that same clean feel as the menu. So I kept it uncomplicated and used the same photos, type faces & color scheme as the menu but sans the texture and the grid to keep it simple and conserve space.

Overall I liked how it turned out.  It was a great learning experience and most importantly, the clients loved it.

If you have any design needs, please feel free to contact me @ and visit my portfolio @

Kafe Royale Restaurant in Calimesa, CA.

Thanks for reading…

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The Life of a Creative Mama

It’s no secret that raising “littles” is a challenge. It is the most rewarding, amazing, fun, silly, crazy, hard, loud, and busy challenge. But through the crazy beautiful mess of this mama’s life, I have learned to try my hardest to focus my experiences and use them to inspire me. The little busy moments, the running around to appointments, mama’s taxi service, oh and mama the chef, and the billions of sweets hugs, kisses and cuddles have painted my life with more color than any other experience. I am truly blessed and that is the greatest inspiration.

Since I am a mommy who happens to be a creative I try to encourage my littles to artistically express themselves & it is an amazing blessing to watch their imaginations flourish.  I keep crayons, markers, paper & Legos always available and at their level so they can get colorful & creative whenever they feel the urge.  I plaster their most current masterpieces on the fridge, it’s a hot mess but they love it.  And trust me, every scribble is their BEST work so I LOVE seeing their little faces light up with excitement to see their own work hung.

Below is a recent project we did, the kids feel so proud and were all smiles at their work. I gave them canvases and watercolors and they had a blast getting messy.  The final results came out pretty amazing.  While the paint dried I asked them what kind of ocean animal they wanted their mama to draw for them and we went on an Internet hunt to find the perfect picture.  They each picked one out and while they slept I drew their animals. Boy oh boy were they excited to see the final pieces. If they are happy then I am happy.

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Are you a creative parent??  In what ways do you keep your children creative??

Thanks for reading.  Stay Artsy Fartsy.

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