STAY GOLDEN.

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Some of you may know that I’ve made some prints in the past and took a break, while I focused on some branding and marketing jobs. Now that I am going to have some more free time, I would like to put my efforts into what I love, by creating more prints, design, life style and other inspiration. Here I’ll be apprising everyone in what I’m currently working on. I’ve set a personal goal to publish something once a week or more and keep this updated and consistent.

I think it’s important for all people to focus on their passions and areas of their lives they find joy and fulfillment in. Over the years, I’ve had periods of time where I felt like I was working hard on my day-to-day job, others and the busy-ness of life. In those moments, the things we do to inspire us personally may suffer unintentionally. I find that those personal achievements benefit us in more ways than one. When we make time for those passions, it’s therapeutic, inspiring and validating. Whatever your passion may be, try and carve out some time to do something for yourself. Trust me, your day-to-day job, family life and creative life will thank you!

Keep an eye out for my updated online store and exciting things ahead!

 

 

Synced Culture, Social Media, and Out of My Comfort Zone!

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Awhile back I met Leo from Synced Culture,”A place where people are passionate about spiritual growth and dreaming up ways to create and explore unique avenues that share the love of Christ.” We discussed social media and our message we share to our community: “The love of Christ.” We also discussed how and why these two items are very important. 

Why is social media important in today’s culture?

Social media is really important to me since my week, including my job, is tasked with doing social media and marketing for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa  and calvarychapel.com. I often discover how social media is the wave of the future for business and church growth. Back in the day, print was the most powerful way to market your business, and in some instances still is, but now the main and most efficient way to get your brand seen is through social media and word of mouth. You want to create a message, a lifestyle and a brand. Synced Culture allows those who have a passion for Jesus to connect via social media and share their testimonies and the gospel message through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the web!

The message we share with our community is the additional key component to Synced Culture. Why is this important? As I said above, social media is the most powerful way to reach people. According to estimates, the number of worldwide social media users reached 1.96 billion and is expected to grow to some 2.5 billion by 2018. Those are pretty huge numbers and the exact reason why we need to use it.  I’ve had numerous people, who don’t currently follow me on social media, tell me they’ve seen my Synced Culture posts by having different users share it on their platforms. The more people who share means that their followers will see the post and so on and so on, so that means that many more social users have the potential of hearing that message, encouraging word, and inspiration just shared.

Isaiah 55:11

so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;

it shall not return to me empty,

but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,

and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Do something out of your comfort zone

I was asked if I would be interested in doing “Women Crushing It Wednesday, ” which is a broadcast with live Biblical teachings by women around the world who are crushing it for the kingdom. I was pretty nervous about it but felt like the Lord was telling me I had to get out of my comfort zone and do it, so I did. It’s not easy for me to speak in front of people, more often than not, it comes off really awkward, but I know I have some things I want to share with others. I stepped out in faith and did what God was prompting me to do.

I encourage you today to do something that makes you step outside your comfort zone. You never know whom it might encourage or inspire!

Here I talk about “IDENTITY”

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Here I talk about how “THANKFULNESS CREATES JOY” 

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Follow Synced Culture on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

RISEN! Easter 2016

This is one of my favorite stage designs I’ve done for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa for Easter 2016! Our theme this year was “Risen”, our graphic designer created something that would reflect the theme!  I love how he used bright colors and the brush strokes to create the branding for this event that was incorporated into banners, event cards, balloons and our recap video! We have a pretty amazing and talented team!

I usually start the design process by stopping by pinterest and start pinning things I feel inspired by and from there I start creating a sketch of what I want the stage to look like. Then with the help of the wood shop team we work on how the design it and the design is then brought to life! Obviously there are numerous planning meetings and times of trial and error but in the end the design always comes together! I LOVE the way this one came together!

Looking forward to next Easter!

 

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Easter 2016 Recap from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa on Vimeo.

 

Here are some images of the last two years designs.

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Hosanna!

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“The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!””
John 12:12-13 NKJV

 

Apartment Inspiration

So excited to share some of our favorite details of our new apartment! All of our furniture has been in storage since our wedding so needless to say I’ve been itching to get into our new place and start decorating! We have so much more to do like buy a couch, an area rug, hang some art, and so much more but until then hope you enjoy these details!

DESIGN TIP FOR THOSE ON A BUDGET: Always check the “As Is” section at IKEA, we have found so many of our large key pieces of furniture here at a discount like our dining room table and chairs! Also, be sure to peruse the end caps in target, here is where a lot of the sale items are put! Happy bargain hunting!

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IMG_1606Leather arm chair and Sheepskin Throw from Design Within Reach