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Hi all! Hope you are all enjoying your Monday. I am! Got up early for a run with my little Bean. She is training for the track team tryouts coming next Monday and we have been running every day for the last month or so to get her ready. She is really shaping up to be a good little runner. Could not be more proud! Go Izzy!
Also, I spent the whole weekend working on wallpaper patterns. We are adding an additional 1000 patterns to our website and we have some real winners. Some of the new images, we printed and shipped to send to the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers convention in September.
Check out the preview of some wallpaper patterns and wall murals new and old we sent out.
We made this awesome Tangerine Tango Chevron wallpaper pattern. I know it is very trendy right now but thought it might be a big hit at the show. So graphic and bright.
I have been in a little funk lately. All work and no play makes Laurie a dull girl. So, this past weekend my family and my bestie’s family went out for Chinese and Family Karaoke. It was hilarious and fun and EXACTLY what I needed. Really pumps you up when you can get out and shake it once and awhile, ya know? So, on this fine Tuesday, Let’s talk Pixels!
Another way to keep my mood going? Trend Hunting…Yup, I like to scour the internet for the hottest trends and try like heck to make sure that my business says hot and sassy. Even as I speak, I have about 100 images sitting in my database to be cataloged and added to the site. You will have to stay tuned because some of the images are SURE to become BEST SELLERS!
I have been in the printing business since I got out of college. My first job was at a printer supply company that sold everything from rolls of paper to gorgeous silk and my customers made signs to fine art reproduction. I have to admit, I was always drawn to the art side and probably have sold more canvas and watercolor paper than Michaels Craft Stores! And in all that time the bane of our existence was PIXELS! To make a really nice reproduction, you need smooth transitions of color. If we had a pixelated image, we started over…
So you can color me shocked that the latest craze is pixels. Who knew? But I do have to admit that I LIKE it! Below you will find my best and coolest examples of pixels.