Lagniappe ~ {Product Photography Featuring a Collection of Free Printables}

Lagniappe ~ A little some extra.  As Persona Designs, Inc., Pam Grimes and I created numerous printables for almost every occasion.    A printable is a graphic design element that you download and print from your home computer.  They have many uses, from decorating gifts and party favors to festive party decorations and stationery.  I wanted… Read More »

The Ever-So-Sweet Christmas Candi!

This was one of my first professional themed photo shoots. I had been doing product photography for Originality for about eight years prior to creating this whimsical Christmas shoot. With Originality, everything consisted of white backgrounds and quite a bit of masking in Adobe Illustrator. For me, this shoot was very different. I wanted to… Read More »

Get Well Sooooon – free owl printables!

“Get Well Soon” was created with the Cold and Flu season in mind. At the time, the owl graphic motif was not quite at its peak and I wanted to incorporate it into a Get Well Soon theme. My inspiration was Mr. Owl in the old Tootsie Pop commercials “How Many Licks” and vocal emphasis… Read More »

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – garden themed free printables!

  “The Garden of Love for Mother’s Day” was Pam’s brain child. She created all the printable graphic elements, with the exception of my hand drawings on the seed packets (my attempt at coloring like a child). I purchased props to match the overall theme and directed the color scheme so that everything coordinated beautifully… Read More »

A Persona Birthday Party ~ {free birthday queen printables}!

  I strive to make my sets look completely different from one another. Sometimes I would be photographing three different themed shoots in one week’s time. Birthday Betty was our first Persona Pail, I took many photographs of her and made her environment fun and exciting. For this themed shoot, I used what I like… Read More »

Get Your Witch On! [free halloween printables]

“Get Your Witch On” was a shoot that Pam coordinated. She created the graphics and sent me the props. This is still one of our most popular posts to this day. Too bad “The Vine” did not exist then because the witch’s hat wiggles and shakes and it would have made for a very cute… Read More »

Free Holiday Sticker Pack with Every Order!

This holiday post was intended to feature the versatility of our new holiday stickers at the time. Many people asked us where we purchased the stickers. Pam and I created each of these loveable faces in addition to all of the other Persona faces. They were a mix and match of holiday facial components (eyes,… Read More »

All That Glitters (free printables)!

What’s Christmas without a little sparkle or glitter?  I wanted to do a shoot that showcased how you could decorate the pails using inexpensive Christmas decorations, with a little glitter and sparkle thrown in of course!   Each of our (Persona’s) Christmas blogpost contained a different style of graphic gift tag great for wrapping gifts for… Read More »

Black and White Celebration

I love working with my fellow creative bloggers (PSMIYO, Truly Chic Inspirations and the Flair Exchange) and I am delighted to have worked with these ladies over the years!  So when D&P Celebrations (Pam Smerker and Dawn Rumin also of PSMIYO) asked me if I would be interested in putting some creative ideas together to… Read More »