Valentine's Day Freebie

Valentine's Day Freebie
valentine chic & sassy iPhone wallpaper pink quote

iPhone 5 parallax effect

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iPhone 4 / iPod 4

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Wishing a happy Valentines

to all my readers with this lovely & romantic wallpaper
for your iPhone / iPod !

hugs & kisses


Free for personal use only. You may not redistribute or sell these.

Just in time for Valentine's Day...

I just completed award-winning romance author Phyllis Bourne's 2014 blog design. She was in the mood for something clean and minimalist. So we decided to forgo the illustration, which is not something I'm asked very often, here at Chic & Sassy!!! So I decided to have fun with a handmade type. I took out my ink and brushes and played and made a mess LOL!!!!
My final choice, was this bleeding heart effect on the word romance created using a technique we all remember from kindergarden… blowing through a straw to make the ink move! Sometimes the simplest techniques makes for the greatest impact! For a little extra chic, once on the computer, I added a pink metallic effect to the word and pasted it across a close up of an open book. The end result is a very fun, bold and chic look for a superb woman and writer!!! Her latest book is coming out on the 18th of february so if your into romance or just need a little passion on top of a motorcycle check out Every Road to you !

Phyllis Bourne, romance author

Phyllis Bourne, romance author
blogger template theme pink romance chic bold typography
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Theme: romance, writing, author, typography
Primary Colors: gray, white, pink
Type: Custom
Layout: Dynamic (choose your own layout)
Package: header, full width post images, automatic summary posts, custom mobile template.
Platform: Blogger (layouts)
Created: February 2014

Status: Sold

White Winter Chic

White Winter Chic
white winter chic blogger theme template layout
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Theme: beauty, fashion, winter, snow leopard, synthetic fur, wind, woods, forest
Primary Colors: gray, white
Type: Premade
Layout: Dynamic (choose your own layout)
Package: header (title clickable), icon set, background tile set, full width post images, automatic summary posts, custom mobile template.
Platform: Blogger (layouts)
Created: January 2014

Status: Available for 60$

Gold leaf beauty

Gold leaf beauty
Golf Leaf Beauty chic blogger theme
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Theme: beauty, fashion, jewelry, gold, flower, leaf
Primary Colors: tan, green, gold
Type: Premade
Layout: Dynamic (choose your own layout)
Package: header (title clickable), icon set, background tile set, full width post images, automatic summary posts, custom mobile template.
Platform: Blogger (layouts)
Created: January 2014

Status: Available for 70$

Stephanie's Looking Glass

Stephanie's Looking Glass
blogger layout template about self expression, mirrors, chic
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Theme: duality, mirror, happiness, self-expression, beauty
Primary Colors: tan, orange, yellow, green, pink
Type: Custom
Layout: Dynamic (choose your own layout)
Package: 1 header (title clickable),1 icon set, 1 background tile set, custom mobile template, matching social media, full width post images.
Platform: Blogger (layouts)
Created: December 2013

Status: Sold

Darcy's Dime

Darcy's Dime
blogger, template, theme, money, dimes, budget, finance, brown, chic
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Theme: money, change, dimes, quarters, dollars, savings, budget
Primary Colors: brown, gold, copper, red
Type: Custom
Layout: 2 column layout with ad spots
Package: header graphic and logo, 1 icon set,  matching social media images, custom mobile template.
Platform: Wordpress
Created: October 2013

Status: Sold

DuskyLiterati

DuskyLiterati
Duskyliterati wordpress book themed template
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Theme: book, reading glasses, genres, graphic, branding
Primary Colors: purple, grey
Type: Custom
Layout: multiple layouts
Package: multiple header graphics, logo, 1 icon set, 1 background tile set, matching social media images, custom mobile template, business cards.
Platform: Wordpress
Created: September 2013

Status: Sold

Witchy freebie

Witchy freebie
It's October 1st today and it's time to begin Halloween preparations... decorating the yard, making costumes, making plans for a spooky meal... To honour all your Halloween events, this year's freebie is an autumn inspired witchy invitation card!

I was inspired by the lovely maple tree in my back yard with it's beautiful red and purple leaves. I thought it would be fun to incorporate these into an illustration for halloween! The result: a very natural and fashionable witch with just a tad of spooky brought on by the shadow and light play.

This invitation card is postcard size (4.5 by 6 inches) and one sided only, so perfect to mail out with a personal message on the back. I recommend printing it on card stock or photo paper for a glossy look. To use simply download the pdf, print and cut along the indicated trim lines.

Hope you enjoy and have a great time on All Hallow's Eve!!!


Free for personal use only. You may not redistribute or sell this invitation card.

26 Things That China Ripped Off

brands and logos that China Ripped off, KFC, DISNEY,STARBUCKS, PIZZA HUT
I found this article in my feeds this morning 26 Things That China Ripped Off and I am debating how I should feel about it. As a graphic designer, I'm appalled at the blatant and obvious copying of concepts and brands. Creating an idea, a company and it's brand is a lot of work for everyone involved and to just rip it off and sully it... I mean Obama's face as Colonel Sanders is just wrong, slandering a pop culture icon like that not to mention a hard working man's life legacy. Not only are they copying but have the guts to deny it ... I don't know about you but that's looks a lot like Disney's Snow White princess with an oddly situated hole in her dress! 

On the other hand, I can also see a need for identity, a search, a desire for products they don't have due to circumstances. Can you blame them for wanting a Starbuck coffee in the morning?! Or a good old slice of Pepperoni and cheese?! Should we see it as a tribute to North American culture?!

Or is it just an easy way to make money? 

 

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