Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Oh you laugh…”

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I took this photograph on the train home from the city this weekend. I used my iPhone and edited the first image with Afterglow and the second with Instagram. I was listening to Ben Howard on my commute and decided to add in these lyrics from the song “Bones“. I created the font using my Bamboo Stylus and iFontMaker for iPad. I brought my images into photoshop and added the text onto the images.

I can’t decide which I like better. I love the circle in the first image, but I really like how the text fits into the photograph on the second image. I thought I would show them both to you and you can tell me which you like better!

I also really like the Afterglow app. I just downloaded it the other day so I haven’t used it all that much yet. I did, however, edit all of my images from yesterday’s post with it. I really like how the app gives you different shaped frames like circles, hearts and triangles, and there are quite a few filters to choose from. You can also edit the brightness, contrast, exposure, hue, saturation, tint, and temperature of your photos. I can’t wait to take some more pictures and really play with them in Afterglow (that will definitely be an upcoming post!).

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

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If you liked this post, you may also like “Playing with Text and Images” and “I Love My Bamboo Stylus“.

Mood Board

Yesterday, I finally went through my collection of images and tears from magazines and reorganized my mood board. It’s been the same for a while now and I felt like I needed a change. I just started pinning images up on my corkboard, seeing what worked together and what didn’t. I have a feeling my board is going to evolve over the next couple weeks, but here is the start:

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Going through images

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Love the lights and that dining room

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Graphic black and white designs

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More strong black and whites

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Antlers and dreamcatcher

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Sleek and chic

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Emerald green. Love the cuffed jeans

I was drawn to graphic blacks and whites, emerald green, and natural forms.

Do you create visual moodboards? Where do you find your inspiration?

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If you liked this post, you may want to check out my weekly pinspiration.

My Week via Instagram

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I finally organized my craft books in the basement and took some time to catch up on my magazine reading.

I rocked my Toms leopard fur botas all week and they kept my feet so warm!

We had a gallery opening on Friday night at work, so I got to dress up all fancy in my metallic gold skirt with a bow.

I finally caved and bought myself a bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume. I think it was a good investment because I’ve been receiving many compliments!

And I spent the weekend in the city celebrating my best friends 25th birthday. We splurged and decided to get a hotel, which turned into the greatest decision ever because the front desk greeted us with free, warm oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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If you liked this post, you may want to check out last week’s instagram recap.

Shout-out to “Those Blue Eyes” Blog!

Hey everyone! I was so excited when I saw that Joanna of Those Blue Eyes used my DIY Pillowcase tutorial to make her very own pillowcases! I absolutely love the fabric she chose! Aren’t they super cute?!

If you haven’t yet, you should definitely check out her blog. She has DIY, Thrifty Finds, Photography and Scrapbooking sections and throughout the entire blog she includes beautiful photographs of her daughter, for whom the blog is named. So, be sure to stop by Those Blue Eyes and say hi!

Thanks so much, Joanna, for reading my blog and making some awesome pillowcases!

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Weekly Pinspiration

Another weekly roundup of what I’ve been inspired by on Pinterest this week! Blue and grey tones seem to tie my images together (possibly due to the freezing weather? I am fighting the winter blues!) and I was drawn to positive quotes about living passionately, curiously, and doing what makes you happy. And, of course, I have a few cozies added in there (I want that fur hat and shrug…its oh so chic!)!

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Links: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

What were you inspired by this week? Maybe some of the pins that caught my eye grabbed your attention too!

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