DIY: Leather wrap bracelet

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I love an afternoon of relaxing and enjoying friends.  It's good for the soul to chat about great loves and difficult struggles, while soaking up the warm sun. It's even better when it includes crafting and yummy organic popsicles from the local stand!  Kelli and I had such an afternoon yesterday. We made these colorful leather wrap bracelets, and I'm totally loving them. The turquoise leather is from Endless Leather, and I picked up the tags, hooks and charms at Hobby Lobby. You won't need everything pictured above for this project...I might have been really excited and grab-happy in the findings aisle...:) I've also included links at … [Read more...]

Logo, Print & Social Designs: Posh Creations

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Great Oak Circle is growing! Which is such an exciting {and sometimes overwhelming} process. I'm thankful, I know it's only by God's grace on me and my business partners. Some new and exciting things are in the works, including a more streamlined design process and shorter wait times...whew. Today I'm sharing new designs for Posh Creations, a door decor and more handmade business.  AND...it's in Kentucky, a wonderful state that I once called home. perfect. My design inspiration for this project came from a mix of favorite lime green and black, burlap textures and sassy fonts. The logo needed to be sophisticated and "posh," while … [Read more...]

Happy Summer and Little Black Dresses

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Hey blog friends! I know I always talk about the weather, but it's always right in front of me. Right now it's pouring rain outside my Starbucks window. My iced coffee and scone are delightful, and the summer has been grand.  We recently spent wonderful family time in Virginia for a wedding, and have a few more on the calendar this fall.  So instead of working, I'm shopping for dresses...I mean...why not?! I'm in love with the vintage clothing trends, aren't you? Not only because they're awesome, but also because they offer a little more modesty.  I'm no fashionista, so these dresses always make for a pulled-together … [Read more...]

July 2013 in review

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It's hard to beat summer, I love the weather, outdoor activities, and the extra time with kids. Here's a little Instagram recap of what I've been up to this month. little MAC designs also launched this month. Organic cotton baby gear in unique prints. I love this logo and shopping cart design. View more here.   In business, we launched an amazing logo and site for Mei Mei and Co. Love this adoption ministry and the sweet hair accessories. Check out the design write-up here. July also saw the launch of a logo and Wordpress site design for Fit & Fab After 50. This kettle bell design is super fun, check it out here. I … [Read more...]

Logo and Print Design: Nourish

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Hi there blog friends! Here's a new logo design for Lisa from Nourish Nutrition & Diabetes. She works one on one with clients of all ages to bring health through nutrition. Check out her logo and business card above, as well as some inspiration from pinterest (sorry not to have the official source links here, yikes, thank you whomever you are, and I'm sorry I can't credit your amazing work). When creating a mood board, we find inspiration everywhere, other logos, fabric, interiors and even food.  I love to share these (even when they contain over amazing logos not created by GOC) because it illustrates our design process and client … [Read more...]

Logo, print & shopping cart design: little MAC threads

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Happy Friday friends! I'm un-patiently waiting for a sweet friend to get here...what are you up to this weekend? Maybe a little browsing or shopping? As always, I'm excited to introduce you to a new client, Melissa from little MAC threads.  I love that she designs her own organic cotton prints and sews them up into totally rad baby gear! I was pleased as punch when she asked for help with a logo, web site with shopping cart and print materials. Check it out below. The little MAC logo features bright colors, mixed fonts, and a custom little boy, drawn in-house by resident awesome illustrator, Joy. The business card is done in a large … [Read more...]

Logo, Print and Shopping Cart Design: MeiMei & Co

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Adoption is such a beautiful gift. We have been adopted by Christ, and He has given me the great gift of adoption in my son. My friend Tiffany has a wonderfully similar story. Mei Mei & Co. was founded to help raise funds for the adoption of her second sweet girl from China. Mei Mei (Little Sister) offers super sweet hair accessories you are sure to love. The graphics package for Mei Mei & Co includes a custom logo design, business cards that double as price tags, packaging stickers, facebook page and a Big Cartel shop.  We mixed yummy mint green with candy blue in a striped  awning for the perfect sweet shop look. Polka dots, … [Read more...]

Logo & WordPress site design: Fit & Fab After 50

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Happy Saturday! I'm loving this new logo and site design for Fit & Fab After 50! Cecily is a huge inspiration and knowledge source for women over 50 who want to enjoy a healthy life. Not only is she a personal trainer, she owns a Chicago-area gym with her daughter.  Check out her design package below.  These designs feature a kettle bell illustration,  hand written fonts in 2 shades of purple and fresh lime green.  Her quote inspiration image (source unknown) below gives the fun look she desired. Her website is bright and airy, with custom graphics, scalloped edge, an icon for each category post, and a fab kettle bell … [Read more...]

Logo, Print & Web: The Painted Drawer

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Hey friends! Welcome to another awesome spring weekend! Anything fun on your schedule? I'm meeting friends at the Farmer's Market, and hoping to catch a few minutes on the back porch with a good book! And I'm looking forward to celebrating my mom, hubby's mom, AND being a mom. It's my 3rd mother's day with my sweet Boogie.  In business news, I'm introducing you to Suzanne from The Painted Drawer today! Check out her graphics package below... Logo, business card and art show banner shown above. Below, I did a re-fresh on her website that includes a custom header, menu bar, social icons, custom fonts and a post footer graphic. I also love … [Read more...]

Facebook Design: Update your look!

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Don't you love spring?!?! What a time of fresh renewal! The whole earth bursts forth in bloom! If you're like me, all the faded, winter colors that seemed so snuggly and comforting all winter are being quickly discarded for bright and cheerful hues.  What a fun time to freshen up your business graphics! Check out the lovely spring/summer version of Bienvenue's logo on their facebook page. It's totally ok to change up the colors of your brand, especially somewhere fun like facebook.  No need to order new business cards and price tags, this kind of change is quick and only for a season. And below is the original logo, still used for all … [Read more...]

Adoption Blogger Design: A Promise Kept

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I'm really so blessed to work with soon-to-be adoptive moms. I love following their journey and helping fulfill this great call on their family's life.  My latest design is for Jennifer and her hubby, who are using our same agency!!  You should too, they are opening offices all over the place! {hooray!!} Check out A Promise Kept, and say a sweet prayer over this journey to parenthood. … [Read more...]

Web & Print design: Riley Wedding

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Happy Monday friends! I can't believe I haven't blogged about this amazing wedding yet. I posted several pictures for you facebook fans, but here is the whole amazing package at one!  Britain is such a sweet friend, I was so blessed with this project. I'm also in love with the classic navy and white color scheme!   Take a look below at her wedding website and print products. Wedding Save the Date, website, and logo design.  Wedding invitation and enclosures.   Wedding menu and thank you cards. But wouldn't you love to see these in REAL LIFE???!!! I'm so thankful their fab photographer, Pam Bell, offered these wedding photos. I'm … [Read more...]

Adoption Fundraisers! Psalm 91:4 t-shirts

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Hey again friends! Sharing a special need today...another close-to-my-heart adoption story.  What a blessing to get to know so many sisters-in-Christ through my adoption program.  Maria and her sweet family have been matched with a baby girl due in May {whoa that's soon!} but need to raise more money due to the cost of a failed recent placement. Can you help? I had the joy of designing a t-shirt for them that's available in several colors and fits. You can check their shop out here or their blog here to learn a bit more about their family. Thanks Maria for blessing me with this project!!! Have a happy day everyone! … [Read more...]

Blogger Design: Arrows of Hope

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Hello friends!It's dark and rainy here, but I'm trying to enjoy the last anticipation of warm weather. It's supposed to be 80 next week, I'm very thankful! I'm sharing a new blog design with you today for a precious {and very cool} family.  Courtney is such an example of clinging to Christ in the midst of adoption trials.  I met her through my Free to Adopt program. Have you heard about it?  You will so love reading her first post, and I know you will come away encouraged.  After a failed placement, her family is fund-raising to begin the adoption process again.  I hope you'll help. I hope you'll skip coffee or a cupcake {eik!} today and … [Read more...]

Blogger Design: Grace Upon Grace

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I am so privileged to call Suzanne a best friend. What a joy to carry other sisters in Christ close to your heart for accountability, prayer and laughter. She is a gifted Girl's Minister in the Atlanta area, and recently asked for help with a new site design.  I love the verse she chose from John, which lead to her blog's title, Grace Upon Grace. A quick look at her mood board: I'm loving the fresh mix of mint, mustard and navy, grounded in burlap, and accented with chevron patterns and mason jars.  It's the perfect mix of Southern roots and modern style. Go check it out here! *all photo images from Pinterest{credit, credit}   … [Read more...]