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Materials used:

  • 110 lb cover – bright white card stock
  • dvd- and dvd labels to print on
  • x-acto knife
  • dvd
  • 100 lb text paper for resume

I was asked to help my boyfriend to rebrand his cards, resume and site. I have way too many things on my plate at the moment including 3 freelance projects, a huge web project for work and trying (and failing) to update on Shattered-Tranquility.

So he only stated he wanted something clean and simple. In one day I made something playful yet simple. Card and resume design relied on simple san serif font with a cool baby blue to highlight, the print outs came out really well. Sexy chick on the dvd is a drawing Jody did

The site is only a temporary layout since we needed something up and fast.

And of course with any self brand, after awhile you should try to rebrand or change the style so you can keep things up to date. I am working on a logo design for a local DJ so next time I post it will be that branding process.

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last 15 years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her kids and Maine Coon cat chatter around the house. You can email her at

Flat Roses

Flat Roses
  • Fabric(I suggest double sided fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

I learned how to make  this flower from this video; it also shows you two other fabric flowers. One of which I have introduced before. (The kinzashi flower) I have yet to learn the 3D rose but give me time and I will. 🙂 The flat roses were somewhat tricky at first. Use a fabric with either another print on the back or a solid color. No faded wrong sided fabrics. I think the flowers will come out better that way. I love this flower, I plan to make the ones I have made so far  in to some more hair accessories. But you could use this project for a number of things. That’s what I love so much about this flower.

I hope they resemble roses and its not just me hoping they do. -.-

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at

Mini Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes

makes 24 cheesecakes

  • 2 cups graham crackers
  • 10 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups softened cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • fresh sliced strawberries

    Kimmy here posting for Kat, I found this recipe for cheesecake here. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE cheesecake and so I asked Kat to help make them. Ok I tried to help out more but she wouldn’t let me do anything besides the crust. -.- But I didn’t care, cause I got to eat them. Anyway, Kat being the odd ball that she is, hates cheesecake. So she made them because I asked her to. Thanks so much Kat they came out really good.

    If you are a fan of cheesecake then I highly recommend this recipe.

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    katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
    Kat is a lead pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at