I’m a secretary by day, graphic designer by night. I’m a very happily married woman (not kidding, just ask anyone), mother, and grandmother (still can’t believe that one). I love the Lord and give glory to Him in and for everything. We live in Texas (the hot part – ha) and we love to travel when we can
afford it. I’ve loved making graphics for years, beginning with PSP7 and upgrading to PSP8, which I still use occasionally. People, that version is old! I bought Photoshop Elements then began using Photoshop to create digital scrapbook elements and papers.
I’ve loved the look of scrapbooking graphics ever since I first saw them. When I closed my last graphics site, which was for websets, I thought I was done making graphics, because I just didn’t see them being used with Blogger and WordPress becoming prevalent. Shoot, I should have learned how to make blog wear … hmmm. Anyway, I found myself saving things on Pinterest and hoarding freebie-anything-kit related. So, I decided why not just get back into it and learn how to do this? I did, and now I’m turning my attention to surface pattern designs using my own sketches and doodles. I also have found I like making stationery type items, too.
Once I discovered surface pattern design and illustrations, I attempted to use Adobe Illustrator. But after about a year of banging my head against the wall trying to learn it, I gave up and canceled the subscription. I had fallen in love with my iPad Pro, the Apple Pen (which is totally worth the price of the iPad Pro 😀 ), and was pretty much designing exclusively in Procreate. With every update, Procreate is becoming more and more like a mini-Photoshop and it is awesome!! I bought the Affinity Designer app for my iPad and it’s very much like Illustrator. So when I do want to make some vector graphics I use that.
I’ve learned a LOT since first dipping my graphic toes into this adventure and love creating a variety of graphics. I hope you enjoy your visit and will find something useful, whether it’s freebies here or checking out my shops.
Thanks for stopping by.
I lost my sweet mother on July 9, 2014. I was about two years old in this picture. This picture represents Lavender Mint Graphics in a big way and here is why. Lavender Mint Graphics not only utilizes my own initials, but purple is my favorite color and mint green was my mom’s favorite color. When I was trying to decide on a name, this is the combo I ended up on. I shared it with her shortly before she passed and she, of course, loved the name.
Miss you, Mom, and love you always. 🙂