LaMaLu Tags are here!

Remember when I spent a few hours playing around with the LaMaLu logo to create this? Well as you know I ordered tags from 48hourprint and they came last week.

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They turned out great – I will definitely be ordering more from 48HourPrint.com.  I can’t wait to see these tags on some amazing LaMaLu dresses.

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I’m making progress – and I’m so excited.

Let me know what you think!

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Today I Learned How To Manipulate Images without using Photoshop

Happy weekend y’all! Spring has finally sprung here in NC. The amount of pollen in the air is insane, but since it’s no longer cold, I can’t complain.  Plus, I love yellow (not allergies, though).  Anyways….

After attending Making Things Happen, I asked some of the girls that I met which printers they recommended for shop/ marketing materials like business cards, postcards, stickers and tags and told me about 48hourprint.com so I checked it out and found that their prices were great (especially compared to what I was looking at spending before) and who doesn’t love to save some money? So with the logo that I just had made, I went to work creating tags for LaMaLu Boutique! (I just love saying it (and by saying it, I mean typing it)).

I figured out exactly what I wanted to get and added it to my cart.  What I really loved about 48HourPrint, was that I could see a proof once I finally uploaded the image – but to upload the image, I had to figure out how to crop the image to 2.25 x 2.25 with 300 dpi (phew). And did I mention that my sweet graphic designer friend is out of town this weekend?  Since I don’t have Photoshop, it turned into quite the feat, I had to find an online photo editor, I ended up using pixlr.com and then because of the width of the image, I decided to divide the logo up and reformat it as such:

LaMaLu Boutique Let me tell you, it was quite the learning experience but I have to say, for free software, Pixlr.com, is great.  So long story short: I did it! and the tags should be here next week – I can’t wait to show you.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I have some more boutique shopping to do.  Let me know what you would like to see in the boutique.

This is my year

Despite various setbacks that I keep hitting.  I am determined to make this my year.  The year I launch the boutique.  Obviously, April 1st isn’t possible – now I’m targeting June 1st.  I have alot to do to get ready for launch but I’m ready.  I just got back from an amazing vacation, I visited Albuquerque New Mexico, Las Vegas Nevada and Aztec New Mexico.  I have to admit, I’m pretty exhausted, but at that same time I’m so renewed.

Making Things Happen last month, really fired me up and inspired me to keep moving along.  One of the things that was stressed at MTH, was social media free weekends.  I’ve been toying (and I actually managed to do it once on a Sunday) with the idea, but never dived in.  I’m ready.  I’m so ready to break my “dependence” on my iPhone. I mean seriously, who wants to be glued to their phone 24/7? Not me!

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Question: Do you think you spend too much time using social media?