Valentine's Day | FREE Printable

Valentine's Day is juuust around the corner! Who's excited? I know my friend, Katie, is! I mean, she's absolutely obsessed with the holiday. I can't blame her. I'm a fan of love, candy, and pink. I honestly believe that its sole purpose was to give us something to look forward to after Christmas.. aka a huge letdown. Okay, I don't honestly believe that and please don't send me a Wikipedia page of the history of Saint Valentine. Just. Don't.

You know what else she (and everyone else..  me included) is obsessed with? WEAVINGS! Beautiful hand-woven wall art. 

Exhibit A by Wovenlaine:

All I want to do is hug this beautiful thing, give it a name, and stare at it all day long.

All I want to do is hug this beautiful thing, give it a name, and stare at it all day long.

So I combined my two new loves and created a Valentine's Day card for you guys to share with your loved ones or keep and stare at!  Plus, it's punny! YAY! The cards are 4.25x5.5 (A2) - just in case you wanted to buy envelopes.

XOXO!

2015 + Printable Calendar!

So 2014 is almost over! Is it just me or do the years all of a sudden go by really fast? Okay, maybe it's just me.. 

2014 was an amazing year. I mean I got MARRIED and moved to DALLAS. What?! Five, no two.. years ago, I would of never expected that! I am so thankful for those who have encouraged and inspired me, but I especially thank God for His kind faithfulness throughout the year. 

Onto 2015.. Well, there's a lot more room for growth at Kesoma Design. I'm working on establishing my "brand" and making it more collective. I'm afraid I'm a little all over the place.. ;) I'm open to advice on how to narrow down or establish a style! 

For right now, I have a calendar to share with you guys! Introducing.. Lyrical: A 2015 Calendar, inspired by beautiful typography and minimalism. Also, black and white is sometimes the best way to go. So the lyrics on each page correspond to each month. I think they're all pretty obvious, but if you need help figuring it out - just ask! ;) 

Anyway, here's the LINK to download the 5x7 calendar for free.
I printed it out at Office Depot on 110# glossy card stock (it's not shiny!) - dirt cheap & great quality.




Small Business Saturday | Freebie!

This is a shout out to my favorite small businesses and artists: thank you for inspiring me and/or supporting me! 

November 29th is Small Business Saturday! Choose to support your favorite small businesses this holiday season - you're pretty much guaranteed to find an awesome gift! There's just something so comforting about a local shop owned by people passionate about their curated products. Sure, I love Target.. I mean, LOVE, but I enjoy walking through small shops and getting to know the owners. The shops are almost always decorated with a little bit more thought and their merchandise has meaning. Plus, I love unique goods! 

Small businesses go beyond storefronts. I say support your favorite artist, photographer, or filmmaker, this holiday season, too! Some of these people create beautiful products and their handiwork would make a great gift. *Actually, you guys should support them FOREVER.. not just during the holidays.* It's so intimidating to put your work out there and being creative is exhausting at times, but their passion is reflected in what they create. 

Kesoma Design isn't established just yet, but I've learned to appreciate the hard work and commitment that goes behind a small business. I have so much to learn from these inspiring people. 

I've curated a list of my favorite local businesses here in Dallas.

1. We Are 1976
2. The Gypsy Wagon 
3. Spinster Records 
4. Number One
5. Davis Street Espresso
6. Joy Macarons
7. Read Between The Lines
8. VeeCaravan 
9. shopKAZ

Also, here are some of my favorite artists who happen to be my friends!

1. Naknek Design
2. Kelsey Lemons
3. Micah Dixon Photography
4. S'Wonderful Photography
5. Esther Oh 

So about that freebie!  I've created two different 4x6 hand-lettered cards for you to send or deliver to your favorite small businesses and/or artists as a "thank you". You could even keep a copy as a small reminder to support them. All you have to do is download the PDF, print, and cut out the card! 

Side note: My brush lettering needs a lot of work and I officially hate the letter "S"! But hey.. It's free ;)


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Dani + Ryan | Custom Wedding Invitation

A friend of a friend... becomes a new friend! I guess that's how it works, right? 
Well, I was introduced to Dani by her maid-of-honor, Nickie. 

Dani's goals for the invitations: simple, rustic, blush pink, and seeded eucalyptus. 

Here's what I came up with and I'm so pleased with how much she loved them! After seeing pictures of her wedding, I realized how well they matched the rest of the decor. 

Ingredients:

  • Watercolor floral garland
  • Custom calligraphy
  • 110 lb ivory linen paper

Photography by: Hom Photography (Check them out!!! They are increeediiblleee)

The ribbons were not originally intended for the suite.

The ribbons were not originally intended for the suite.

The back

The back

They even wood-burned their logo on the front of their guestbook!

They even wood-burned their logo on the front of their guestbook!

Congrats to the married couple! I'm so thankful to have been a part of your special day.