DIY Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

DIY Thanksgiving Craft Ideas


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Americans are busy scurrying to make sure they have all of the food needed to make the glorious meal that we look forward to all year long. As we are getting ready to celebrate with family and friends, one may be looking for some unique holiday decorations or crafts to add to the family table. Make place cards, invitations, and more with this fun list of Thanksgiving graphics that are perfect to make your festivities all the more special.

Thanksgiving Turkey Character by DesignWolf

Give Thanks Illustrations by Little Sisters Studio

Happy Thanksgiving by MyClipArtStore

Thanksgiving Cupcake Toppers/Sticker by Candy Box Digital

Watercolor Leaves by swiejko

Autumn Trees, Leaves & Acorns Vector by Kelly Jane Creative

Autumn Leaves and Flowers Vector by Kelly Jane Creative

3 Banner Template by Pixejoo

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone and have fun crafting!

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10 Fabulous Examples Of The Perfect Landing Page

10 Fabulous Examples Of The Perfect Landing Page


Landing pages are key when attracting and retaining customers. You have such a finite amount of time to grab someone's attention and you want to make sure that you keep it long enough to see them follow through with the action you desire them to take. What's even more important is that your landing page is attractive enough that they may even want to pass it on to a friend.

Spotlight Product Landing Page by Theme Trunk

Spotlight is a super effective, high converting, landing page to help you generate more sales or more signups.

Expo by themesflow

Expo is a perfect example of a one-page introduction to your product. Designed to be straight-forward, easy to edit and quick to set-up for immediate use. It is a responsive design page which is simple, beautiful and perfectly fits for an upcoming site or mobile app or service.

Snappy by NovelPixels

Snappy is a clean and responsive landing page that helps you introduce your app to users at the best way.

Landing Page with Email Sign Up by jalehafshar

Use and eye-catching blurred background for use as a teaser page for an upcoming site launch.

Appy Responsive by Cyberspace Builder 

Appy Responsive Landing Page is an awesome responsive HTML5 template. It features a very clean and minimal design that is perfect for showcasing your work.

Landing page responsive Bootstrap 3 by Bootstraptor

This Classical Landing page template offers a big product picture in the intro section, simple testimonials block, features block, a headline title with a strong call to action button.

Persona - Personal Landing Page by ItsJoeTurner

This landing page is perfect to use for your own personal landing page. It's aesthetically pleasing to look at and will definitely catch your viewers attention.

Coming Soon by Creative Themes

This responsive, full screen, coming soon page which is simple, beautiful and perfectly fits for an upcoming site or mobile app.

Countdown Page by PSDboard

Here is another great example of an eye-catching coming soon page. It's elegantly designed and the message is clear and concise.

Pro Landing Page by PSDboard

PRO Landing Page contains beautiful and clear elements that can be easily combined using groupings of similar stye elements. This is perfect use for a products page and A/B testing page.

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Do you have an idea for a fantastic landing page? Tell us all about it. We would love to help you showcase it.

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Abstract Colors and More by Irina Chereshenka

Abstract Colors and More by Irina Chereshenka


Irina Chereshenka has some of the most beautiful backgrounds I've seen in a while. Many are replicate the look of oil-based paintings adding rich texture and vibrant colors to your design. These caught my eye as soon as I saw them. Don't miss out on the floral, rain, and moustaches as well.

This set of Oil Paint Abstract Backgrounds are amazing. I was drawn to their lively colors and smooth strokes.

Lacy Blue Background with Flowers help give your project a soft, feminine touch.

Use this Collection of Rain Backgrounds to add a rainy day feel to your project with bright blue and purple clouds.

Don't forget to get your holiday cards ready with this Set of New Year's Backgrounds. The colors really pop out of the page and will surely be appreciated by all of it's recipients.

No hipster project is complete without a moustache. Check out Seamless Patterns with Moustaches.

 

 

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The Ultimate List of Creative WordPress Themes

The Ultimate List of Creative WordPress Themes


There are so many WordPress themes out there, how do you find the one that's right for you? Firstly, you need to understand the purpose of your site: Are you a business in need of responsive design and awesome social share features? Are you a freelance photographer looking to show off your work? Check out some of our categories below for a quick look into the various options out there.

All-in-One Bundles

With a bundle, you can have your website, business cards, newsletters, and more all at your finger tips.

Tuned Balloon by Anariel Design

Startup Responsive Business Theme by GavickPro

All In One Bundle Emerald by BluChic

Cooky Restaurant Theme by Anariel Design

Photography Portfolios

There are a plethora of WordPress themes out there geared toward helping photographers display their beautiful photos to the world.

Lens by DesignerThemes.com

 Photoframe by WPZOOM

Sunshine and Kisses by Pictalo

Responsive Design and Social Sharing Features

Every modern website must be responsive to be considered reputable. Check out these themes.

Social WordPress Theme by GavickPro

 Forged - One Page Parallax

Do you already have an existing site that you want to move over? Check out this article to help you ease the transition.  

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French Kiss Collection

French Kiss Collection


French Kiss Collections is a graphics resource option for photographers, designers & scrapbookers. Their products feature Photoshop textures, templates, beautiful watercolor brushes. Check out some of their amazing products!

Watercolor Textured Spot Brushes

This gorgeous set includes 12 watercolor brushes on rough watercolor paper. They can be great for photo masking and adding watercolor elements to your designs.

50 Splats & Spatters Brushes

Here is an amazing set of watercolor spatter brushes. These would work great with any project!

23 Splats & Spatters Brushes

French Kiss Spatter Brushes

Here are 9 ink and watercolor spatter brushes to liven up your design.

Watercolor Spots Brush Stamps

These awesome watercolor brush stamps are perfect for labels, web graphics, scrapbooking, and more.

1912 French Geometrie Brushes

This is an amazing set of 33 illustrations and text snippets from a 1912 French text book on Geometry. Great for adding visual interest to your images!

 

 

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Pixel Crazy Buatoom

Pixel Crazy Buatoom


Buatoom is a ‘pixel crazy’ UI designer hailing from Bangkok, Thailand. His designs are fresh, beautiful, and simple. You can find clean, elegant icons, template and wireframes all on Creative Market.

Ishtar Icons

This is by far my favorite new icon set. It’s super smooth design will look amazing with any project. 

Almitra Wireframe

This wireframe set includes 20 pages of wireframe elements and more than 100 graphic elements included.

Flat Icons Set

This flat icon set in vector format are a great addition to your collection.

iPhone 5 Flat Template

This full sized vector smart object is just what you need to display your design.

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So, You Want To Be A Designer?

So, You Want To Be A Designer?


Do you have a design idea, but don’t know where to start? There is a plethora of resources out there for anyone to learn practically anything. Maybe you want to create some of your own designs, but just don’t really know the first thing about what makes something aesthetically pleasing? Here, we have put together a list of beginner tutorials that will help you with some of the basic foundations you’ve been lacking.

Design Lab - Learn design principles by completing interactive lessons and hands-on projects. Their mission is to “empower our community of creators through design” by creating an online environment for learning.

Intro to Web Design: Friendly Design for Startups and Small Business. This class is great for co-founders, small business owners, developers, designers, illustrators, or anyone eager to learn! It will cover the basics of web design, as well as how to coordinate a color palette.

 

The Design of Everyday Things is an online course offered by Udacity. It will be starting soon (no exact date given), so sign up now if you’re looking for an informative introduction to design. It’s meant to help you understand what good design is as well as the challenges that many designers face.

 

Udemy is another great resource that has a ton of options to help you learn design. If you’re looking to create something specific, this is probably the place for you. They have a wide range of topics to browse through ranging from user experiences to beginner photoshop tutorials.

Design Foundations on Treehouse you get an introduction to design foundations, an understanding of aesthetics, and learn how to become a problem solver.

Canva is a site that I can’t wait to try out. It’s a tool that promises to make design simple for everyone by giving you everything you need to turn ideas into stunning designs. It boosts a tagline of “A Simple New Way to design”. You can reserve your username today and will be notified as soon as it’s ready.

Aside from the tutorials, 7 Tips for Staying Creative is a great post that offers helpful tips of how to unleash your creativity. Following these will surely help to keep you inspired!

Are you ready to start designing something awesome today? Do you still need a little help getting started, or maybe you rather rely on the design of someone more experienced? Check out all of the awesome products available on Creative Market today and design something beautiful! When you’re done, we would love to see the finished product.

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Color Trends of 2014

Color Trends of 2014


In the world of fashion, Pantone has announced the colors to watch out for this coming spring.

According to the Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman:

"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."

12 Blurred Backgrounds by asifaleem is a great set of blurry backgrounds to add dazzling blue hues to your site.

Mosaic Vector Pattern by Solveig Eugenia shows a sweet and lovely violet pattern that would be a great addition to your project.

Abstract Vector Background by Solveig Eugenia is a beautiful background that can help provide a rich a regal hue to your project.

Orange Vines by yoksel allows the use of an orange background to make your project vibrant and lively.

Golden Yellow by All is full of Love is a great collection of yellow hues to show off your festive and fun side!

Book-eh by designmeahuman helps you to include a hue of cayenne to add some sweet and spicy background.

The Grey Collection by 2 Lil Owls Studio can show off your cool and calm side.

With Printable Papers by Eclectic Anthology you can find a sweet and chic pattern to fit your project needs.

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BluChic - Add A Feminine Touch To Your Site

BluChic - Add A Feminine Touch To Your Site


BluChic is an awesome WordPress theme designer offering a variety of feminine themes for women business owners; with matching marketing kits – including everything from business cards to social media designs. You can find all the things needed to give an instant chic look for your online business.

Isabelle

Isabelle is a chic and feminine WordPress Theme for stylish bloggers. The theme comes with auto-slider to highlight your popular posts.

Magdalena

Magdalena, means cupcake in Spanish. This theme is designed for a cupcake, food, and bakery shop. Available in three color skins (pink, blue & mint pink).

Hailey Theme

Modern chic detail meets subtle pattern. Hailey Theme offers clean organized layout with a lovely slider that highlights your best content. With the color wheel picker feature, you’ll have more flexibility and an easier time to change the theme’s color. It’s a perfect theme for stationery, home & living or any creative niche.

Geraldine

Highlight your authentic self with Geraldine Theme, whether you’re just starting a wedding blog or you’ve been running your event planning business for awhile. Your beautiful images will have a great new home to be shown off in with the large slider on top.

All In One Bundle: Chamomile

The Chamomile bundle gives you an instant new look across your website, blog, business card, social media and *NEW* newsletter.

All In One Bundle: Dorothy

Here's another all-in-one package. Grab the Dorothy bundle to update your look for your business, including a new design for your website, blog, business card, social media and newsletter template.

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Did you enjoy these beautiful WordPress themes? Check out Creative Market to find more themes from BluChic.

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The Colors Of Fall

The Colors Of Fall


As we begin to feel the chill in the air, we know that fall is officially upon us. Along with the crisp morning air, we begin to see colors all around us begin to change from plush greens to muted yellows and oranges. I love the look of fall! It reminds me of jumping in piles of leaves as a kid and knowing that hot cider will be waiting for me at home. The smell of pumpkin spice fills the air, as baked goods begin to become more abundant as well.

Let's take a look at the beautiful changes in colors throughout the world.

This picture is of a fall in San Francisco, which allows us to see the beautiful red leaves in the Japanese Tea Garden.

Fall in New York City shows us a beautiful backdrop of the skyline against the various colors.

This picture from Central Park displays an amazingly perfect tri-color of leaves.

This photo from a fall in Chicago shows a crisp blue sky allowing the orange leaves to really pop out of the picture.

Paris is just lovely in the fall showing off the subtleties in the change of yellow, to orange, to reds on the trees.

The beautiful morning sun is reflecting on the canal in Amsterdam brightening up the city and giving a bright glow through the trees

Are you ready to start on your own project and infuse it with the colors of fall? Check out these do-it-yourself elements from Creative Market for backgrounds, graphics, and more.

Digital Papers by Kimla Designs

Watercolor Leaves by Swiejko

Fall Badges

Blooms Digital Paper by 7th Avenue Designs

Fall Leaves Clip Art by Graphic Market

Fall Berry Vines by SonyaDeHart

Autumn Foliage by Kelly Jane Creative

Autumn Set by Valendji

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We hope you've enjoyed these beautiful colors of fall and have found some awesome inspiration for your next project! What's your favorite fall activity?

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