So Long 2007.

And that’s all she wrote. In a few hours I’ll be off on the next leg of my holiday travels to visit some friends.

As cheesy as this sounds (pass the crackers please!) I wanted to take a second to thank all of you who take the time to read Design Crush. I love being able to share the things I come across and what would be the point of it if no one read my posts? So thank you, thank you, thank you.

All the best in 2008 to all of you. Cheers.

:: image via Veer


Round Up: Holiday GIft Tags.

Besides the actual buying of gifts my favorite part of getting prepared for the holidays isn’t wrapping paper or bows. It’s not even the cards in the mail. It’s gift tags. I can’t get enough of them and this year is no exception. Here’s a round up of my favorites from around the web-o-sphere this season.

Happy Holidays tags from Pictures of Lily

Holiday Gocco gift tags by things are better with a parrot

Partridge gift tags by Sycamore Street Press

Graphic number gift tags by Sugarcube Design

Joy tags from Jane Says


Monday Goodness: I Listen to Bands.

“Is this type tee a badge of honor highlighting the wearer’s unique tastes in off-the-beaten-path music and other such awesomeness ignored by mainstream culture, an ironic indictment of others who condemn you for listening to a band once they sell fifty copies of their first album, or just about having imaginary marching bands cascading through your head at all times of the night and day? YES!”

I can think of a friend or five I need to buy this one for…


Holy Icy-ness.

Nope, that’s not a tree from my yard, but it looks like everything in the tri-state area at the moment. You see, Oklahoma doesn’t get snow. We get ice. Since Saturday evening we’ve been in the midst of an ice storm and a third of the state is without power at the moment. We worked from home yesterday and today made it into the office late. Driving to work the roads were fine, but there were splintered trees everywhere you looked. Keep your fingers crossed for everyone who needs it!


Round Up: Christmas Cards.

I’m pumped because even though we’ve been in the throws of an ice storm for more than 24 hours my holiday cards are sitting the mailbox awaiting pick-up. Woohoo! There were so many beautiful designs out this season that I wanted to share some of my favorites.



That’s what I am to the blogosphere at the moment.

Yesterday Photoshop got upset with me for some unknown reason and after troubleshooting for three hours I realized I had to reinstall my entire system. Luckily I’d backed up my home folder earlier in the week before installing Leopard. Or so I thought. Seems my desktop didn’t back up which is where I keep all of my personal files (i.e. things I want to blog about, URLs, etc). So now, until I have some time to do a little research, I’m screwed. I’ll still be posting, but since my resources are non-existent at the moment things may be a bit sparse for a few days.

Bear with me…


Clip-Art Calendar.

Leave it to The Martha to come up with a downloadable (is that even a word?) clip-art desk calendar. Well-designed since we would expect nothing less from her. Tip: Print it at 85% to get it to fit into the jewel case properly.

For those of you who harbor a secret (or not so secret) obsession with desk calendars like me, I’ve been updating the Round Up: 2008 Calendars as I fall in love with more and more.