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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Maintaining Your Fitness Motivation

Some days it is definitely harder than others to stay motivated and inspired to do a good workout. Whether you choose to go to a gym and lift weights and do cardio machines or you prefer to exercise outdoors, one still needs motivation. A few of the ways that work for me are : 1) Set small goals… like today I’m going to do two sets of lunges or add an extra 8 squats to my routine. 2) Think of something healthy that you love to eat like fresh strawberries or a juicy peach and remind yourself how good that will taste when you finish your workout. 3) Wear something stylish or cute (ladies) it really does put you in a better mood than if you just throw on an old t-shirt.  4) Find a workout partner that can motivate you for at least one of your workouts during the week. For me I work out with my husband on the weekend and we help motivate each other. We always have a delicious breakfast after our workout too! So try to make it fun and you’ll stay motivated. Here are some designs from my store that might inspire you too! Designs by Shell

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Capturing Great Floral Pictures

Spring is here and the flowers are beginning to show their heads.This is my favourite time of year. Time to get the camera out and capture some beautiful floral pictures. There are a few things to remember when taking photos of flowers and I’ll share them with you here. The first tip being you’ll want to focus on your subject, getting down close to it. Try varying your position and angles to get the perfect picture. Tip # 2 would be to try to take your shots in filtered sunlight or on a slightly overcast day as the bright sun can wash out your images. Tip # 3 is always check for distractions in the foreground/background of your shot. Sometimes weird items lying in the way distract from your subject.  Try these next time you’re outside with your camera.  I thought I’d share some of my products that sell well with my floral photography. Hope you enjoy them and to see more come by my store Designs by Shell.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Interesting Colour Combinations for Weddings

This is a popular time of year for weddings. Yes, love is in the air and many couples are busy planning their weddings. Some couples instantly know what colours they want for their big day and others need a little help. There are lots of gorgeous colour combinations. Hot pink and black, purple and cream, blue and chocolate brown, lime green and pink just to name a few. I’ve been working on some elegant wedding designs for save the date announcements, stickers and wedding postage. Here are a few from my store.

Designs by Shell

Monday, March 7, 2011

Things That Remind Me Of Summer

The sun is out and it is actually warm out today!  Woot!  I was inspired to do something outdoors so I vacuumed and cleaned out my vehicle! That felt good! Do you have things that remind you of summer days?  Maybe it’s eating a certain flavour of ice cream, taking a country drive, going for a nature walk or swimming in a lake. There are so many great things that summer makes us think of. I thought I’d feature some of my cute and cool summer designs for you to see! These might make great gifts if you have birthdays coming up! Enjoy and visit my store Designs by Shell to see more!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Like a Lion or a Lamb

Well it’s the first day of March, hard to believe! Sometimes I feel like I’m in a time warp, it seems to be going way too fast! Well did March come in like a lion or a lamb?  If you don’t know what the saying means I’ll explain it to you. If March starts out wintery and cold, it’s like a lion but if it comes in with sunshine and warmth it is like a lamb. If March starts like a lion then usually it will end up like a lamb and vice versa so the saying goes.

I’ve been busy working on my designs for spring. Including florals, wedding themes, birthdays and thinking of June graduations. You’ve always got to be a step ahead of the seasons it seems. Here are some of my designs below. Hope you enjoy them and pop by my store Designs by Shell to see more.