iPhone Burst Mode is My Best Friend

Get a Great Action Shot Using iPhone Burst Mode | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! So one of the fun things about Los Angeles is that there is awesome art everywhere. There are walls covered in murals. Some are a little nuts for my taste, but my favorites are the ones that are full of color and make great backdrops. And somehow I've made a habit of jumping in front of them. Arts District - Traction Ave. Abbot Kinney Blvd & San Juan Ave Jumping photos … [Read More...]

Making Things Happen

Jumping at the Paul Smith Wall in Los Angeles (GIF!) | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I apologize in advance for the novel but I wanted to be able to tell my story of how I ended up in California. If you want the TL:DR version: I stopped complaining about my life and I did something about it. You can, too. Now for the long version: For most of 2013 and 2014 I felt like I was in a slump. I did not admit this to many people, but I felt really unhappy in my life. … [Read More...]

Free Printable – Got a Lot of Starbucks Lovers Watercolor Calligraphy

"Got a Lot of Starbucks Lovers" - Taylor Swift Watercolor Calligraphy Printable | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! If you're anything like me (and most of the world), you can't help but find yourself bopping along to Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989. In fact, you probably know all the words. And you feel like you've given in. You've given into The Swift. You're probably also like most people and can swear up and down that she's saying "Got a lot of Starbucks lovers" in her song "Blank … [Read More...]

Free Galentine’s Day Cards Printable

Free Galentine's Day Printable | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! For years, I’ve enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day treating myself to a day of pampering (or a shopping spree!) and celebrating my best gal pals. In fact, I think I have more fun doing Valentine’s Day with friends rather than boyfriends. I’m a believer that even though it’s just one day and yes, we should show love every day of the year, what’s the harm in getting together another … [Read More...]

Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop With A Fabulous Fete!

Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop with A Fabulous Fete at Great Over Good | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! As you know, I've been trying to break into watercolor lettering. I think it's so beautiful and watercolor is a lot more forgiving than pointed pen calligraphy. But for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to work a brush! I feel like my writing is so sloppy and ugly in it. I didn't know if it was my technique or my tools. Whatever it was, I needed more practice. My friend A … [Read More...]

How to Make a Party in a Box

How to Make a Party in a Box | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I've often talked about how I want to make a party in a box for sale. I thought it would be so great to just make a fun kit so someone could throw an instant party - who cares what the occasion is? I never got around to it, however, recently I thought it would be fun to mail my cousin some goodies for an upcoming small party. Just a little something to say "Hello" and "Hey, let's … [Read More...]

Get Crafty! How to Make a Miniature Piñata

How to Make a Miniature Piñata | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I've been extra craft this week now that I'm back at my friend's house in San Diego, where everything I brought from Virginia is housed. I've been able to reach into my crafty box of tricks and take over her dining room with craft projects. What does that mean for you? I've got a fresh new tutorial for you! Meet, this wee zebra. Or is he still a donkey? No wait, he's a … [Read More...]

Introducing… Instant Downloads on Etsy!

Find Joy in Your Journey - Handwritten Calligraphy Print on Etsy | Hey Love Designs

Hi friends! I've been working hard to provide more digital designs in my Etsy shop. While I continue to live out of boxes, it's tough to manage packages while I bounce from place to place. The benefit that YOU get is that you can your orders faster! Now I have FOUR instant downloads which allow you to immediately get a file to print yourself and they're only five bucks each. This could help you … [Read More...]

Happy New Year!

Cheers to Your Best Year Yet! | Hey Love Designs

Hi friends! No matter what your 2014 looked like, let's all make a deal to make this year our best one yet. I feel cliche making resolutions, but it is fun to think about what goals you want to make, whether it's for the year, the next few months, or even today. Here are some things I'd like to accomplish in the near or far future: Be a vendor at a craft show/market Focus more on hand … [Read More...]

Cheers to the New Year!

Christmas Day Hike at Torrey Pines | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I just wanted to pop in and say that I'm so excited for what 2015 will bring. I'm still trying to settle into California and get familiar with the area. I quickly adapted to the low key lifestyle and love the abundance to local and organic foods. And I certainly don't miss the cold. :) How did you spend your holidays? This was my first Christmas away from my family so I … [Read More...]