Thursday, December 22, 2011

Almost Time

Three More Days Illustration, Handdrawn illustration
From hustling and bustling this time of year, I'm glad I have a week off starting Monday. Whoo Hoo! Blog posting will be light for the next couple of days. In the meantime, make sure you fill your soul with lots of love, peace and relaxation. Hope you will have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Hand-drawn illustration by Marivic Ulep

Friday, December 09, 2011

Happy Weekending


 Wishing you a rockin' weekend filled with crisp fresh air, laughter and playtime! Adios Amigos!

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image credit by Marivic Ulep

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Type + Fashion

typography inspiration, fashion inspiration, Yellow Dress by Zara, Lovely purple Heels with yellow dress, bright and bold fashion inspiration

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image credit of Your Feet Will Lead You to Where Your Heart Is - Gaelic Saying by 3LambsGraphics; Fashion Purple Heels by 9to5Chic

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Etsy Holiday Gift Finds 2011



Some lovely Etsy finds for this holiday season.
  1. Silver Reindeer Candle Holder Set by melissap6908
  2. Milk and Honey Shea Butter Soap - by Sweet Petula 
  3. French Powder Blue Vintage Cookie Plate by CatsPawPottery
  4. Fresh Start. 2012 Calendar Cards by PickleDogDesign
  5. Lap Desk by EJbutik
  6. Star anise spice photograph by shannonpix
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All credits go to their respective owners above.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Personalization is Fun




Vintage Save The Date Wedding Announcement Card Design, Vintage Wedding Announcement Card, Vintage Wedding Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Fun Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, DIY Personalized Invitations, Sweet 16 Birthday Party Invitations, Baby Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Do-it-Yourself Party Design Invitations, Tiffany Blue Color DIY Design Party Invitation

 Want to include holiday details to one of my DIY Printables? You can personalize your favorite holiday sayings to any of my DIY Printables at DeFine1Lady. Image above is an example of a Christmas theme added to Save The Date Wedding Announcement Card Designs - DIY Printables. Tell me what's your favorite holiday and I'll make your DIY Printables fun!
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Image Illustrated by Marivic Ulep.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Weekend Love

Stay warm and cozy this weekend. It's so cold and windy today but that's not stopping us from visiting friends and family. Hope your day is going well.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Welcome December



 November is gone and December is here! My oh my! I'll be busy once again working on a couple projects and preparing for all the challenges that will come my way. Yes, it may be stressful but to keep my spirits up, I will be playing holiday music, relaxing my mind and anticipate for the holiday days off from work soon. Whoo Hoo! Remember to stay calm, focus on your goals and breathe. Have a wonderful day, y'all!

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Hand-drawn Illustration by Marivic Ulep

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Inspiration

"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats." ~Iris Murdoch
 
DIY Digital Art Prints, DIY Love Birds Art Print, DIY Fun Wedding Art Print, DIY colorful digital Princess Crown Art Print, DIY Fun Design Afternoon Tea Time Art Print
DIY Fun Illustration Art Print for the Home, Brighten up your home with DIY Art Print


Hello everyone. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with delicious food, family and fun memories. Today, I'm excited to share my latest DIY digital art prints with you. Love Birds DIY Digital Art Print, Princess Crown DIY Digital Art Print and Tea Time DIY Digital Art Print are now available at DeFine1Lady. It's a perfect gift for your sweetie or to brighten up your home. Enjoy!

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All images designed by Marivic Ulep

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Business Day



In celebration of Small Business Saturday, I'm offering 10% off all items in my shop with the coupon code: HAPPYBUSINESS10

Support your favorite entrepreneur's dreams by adding their shop to your favorites. Happy Small Business Saturday!  

Offer expires on Monday, November 28, 2011.

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All images designed by Marivic Ulep

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm babysitting my little niece tonight while the mommy works until 11pm. Will you be shopping on Black Friday?! I know I will be up to check out the sales via online. Oh yeah! Gotta take maximum advantage of the biggest shopping day of the year! Have a safe weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Type + Apple

typography inspiration, You're my favorite work of art typography Print, Illustration drawing honoring Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs hand drawing inspiration, Apple illustration



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image credit by You're my Favorite work of art via etsy shop - LoveSugar; Steve by Donny Nguyen from donnydraws on blogger

Friday, November 18, 2011

I am thankful for...

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Custom Wedding Invitation Design


Custom Save The Date DIY Printables, Hand-drawn Fun Wedding Invitations DIY Printables, Save The Date Wedding Announcement Card Design, Wedding Announcement Card, Vintage Wedding Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, DIY Personalized Invitations, Custom DIY Sweet 16 Birthday Party Invitations, Custom DIY Baby Shower Invitations, DIY Bridal Shower Invitations, Do-it-Yourself Party Design Invitations


A custom wedding invitation design project still in the works...all hand-drawn inspired by the client's paper crane theme. In Japan, they say that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. It would probably take me years to fold paper cranes. What would you wish for if you made them?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pinterest



Follow me at Pinterest. It's a cool place to find creative inspiration, craft ideas, fun illustration, fashion and more...

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image credit via pinterest

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Inspiration

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle


Beautiful Door Photography Print, Monday Inspiration

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image credit: Turquoise Blue Arab door in Jerusalem Print via TheColoursofLife

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Type + Fashion

fashion inspiration from the streets of Paris, typography poster inspiration, Lovely Black and White Stripe bow dress

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Typography Poster by Soulseven, Fashion from Jardin des Tuileries, Paris via thesartorialist

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Frenchy Illustration Project


One of my illustration project that I've been working on for a client. Have you been Naughty or Nice this year?!

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Hand-drawn illustration by Marivic Ulep

Monday, November 07, 2011

Monday Inspiration

“Don’t think about the future. Just be here now. Don’t think about the past. Just be here now.” ― Ram Dass



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image credit by Chris Piascik via society6

Morning Smoothie



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image credit by Marivic Ulep

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Hello Sunday


The moon shines bright, 
The stars give light
Before the break of day...
God bless us all
Both great and small
And send a joyful day.

If you haven't done it yet, don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour. I forgot daylight savings ends today. I was wondering why the little one woke up late for feeding but he was right on time.  ;-)

Wishing you all a bright and joyful Sunday!

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image credit by Marivic Ulep. Zo at 3-months old.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Weekend Love

Weekend Love with Food - Carpese

My weekends are always about relaxing, cooking delicious food with the hubby and watching Food Network all day! What do you like to do on the weekends?

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image credit by Marivic Ulep.

DIY Printables – Holiday Cards

Happy Holidays-Wishing You Much Love Card_Blue_layout
Happy Holidays-Wishing You Much Love Card_Blue_closeup

Don't forget to send out Christmas cards to your friends and family. Inspired by everyday life, check out my unique, hand-drawn illustration DIY Printable designs here – all created with love. Hope you enjoy and stay warm for this holiday season!

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designed by Marivic Ulep.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Staycation

Sugar Cookie Doe Day_4 Sugar Cookie Doe Day_3 Sugar Cookie Doe Day_1 Sugar Cookie Doe Day_5

I'm on staycation! Yesterday, my boys and I went to our local indoor playhouse and this kid bullied Ry while I was feeding my 3-month old son. I yelled out, "No hitting! Be nice!" But the kid just kept on hitting and pushing. Ry ran to me and asked me gently if I can kiss his boo boo. I was wondering where the heck is the parent. Ry went back to play again and the kid started hitting again!  Ry was so confused trying to figure out why is this kid hitting me so my little prince fought back! Hahaha...that's my boy! I shouldn't be saying this but that kid was so bad. I ran up to both of them while I was still feeding Zo. Told them to share the toys and be nice. Finally, the dad (who was on the phone the whole time) grabbed the little brat and told his boy not to hit. Ugh. Stop talking on the phone and play with your kid! Anyhow, today we had a fun day with sugar cookie doe! Ry made his own version of favorite ocean friends. He sneezed on the rest of his cookie artwork (gross) so we only made a few batch to bake. Impressive, no?!

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image credit by Marivic Ulep.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Hello November

Sweet November 2011 - Illustration by Marivic Ulep

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Illustration by Marivic Ulep.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat 2011


Halloween 2011_3 Halloween 2011_4

Happy Halloween!
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image credit by Marivic Ulep

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Love

Trick Or Treat Illustration by Marivic Ulep via define1lady on blogger

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Illustration by Marivic Ulep. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Type + Fashion

Addiction - Type + Fashion, Calligraphy, Graphic Design Handwritten Illustration, Fashionable Yellow Winter Jacket, Blue and Green Stripes  
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image credit by addictedtoletters via coffeemademedoit; fashion via garypeppervintage on blogger

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Must Listen: Where's The Love by Griz

Where's The Love By Griz

Today was pretty much madness. The holidays are in and that means I'm going to be busy for the upcoming months. Here's something to relax your mind while working hard making the money! Jammin' to this right now while working (afterhours)...you gotta love music!!!

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image credit via soundcloud

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Inspiration

Monday Inspiration_JayZ_Sky

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handwritten by me.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Love

Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Just finished work, cleaning the house and grocery shopping! Phew! I will be having guest come over at our house this weekend so I'll be making some zesty recipes. I also have a chili cook-off and Halloween contest at work next week so it's gonna be fun to shop around for costumes. Unfortunately, I have no clue what I want to be for Halloween yet. Any of you going to dress up for Halloween?!

 Balsamic Grilled Asparagus Recipe

{ Ingredients }
- 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
- Newman's Own balsamic vinaigrette light dressing
- Weber Zesty Lemon seasoning
- 1 Large zip-lock bags

{ Directions }
  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. Lightly coat the asparagus spears with balsamic vinaigrette light dressing. Season with Weber - Zesty Lemon seasoning to taste and marinate for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Grill over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or to desired tenderness.
Happy Weekending!

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image credit by Marivic Ulep

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inspired Patterns

damianrussell.com

damianrussell.com - 2

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image credit by damianrussell.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winter Shopping

Winter Toddler Shoes

Found a couple winter outfits for my boys and these adorable sneakers! My two-year old is a bit picky (just like his daddy) but I'm hoping he will like these. It perfectly matches Daddy's kicks. Ryu has been wearing his favorite worn-out sandals all summer long and it's time for something warmer. I wish I could find velcro strap shoes that are wide enough for chubby little feet but this should be good enough. I love shopping for my kids.

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image credit by Marivic Ulep

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Type + Fashion

Type + Fashion, Fashion - Peppermint Cappuccino via 5inchandup, Alphabet Typography Graphic Design, Abstract Typography
 
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image: ABC Poster from Anthology via Ningregier; Fashion Lady via 5inchandup

Monday, October 17, 2011

My Handwritten Illustration DIY Printables

Save The Date Announcement Card_LAY, Save The Date Announcement Card, We're Getting Married Announcement Card, We're Engaged Annoucement Card, Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Card Design, Holiday Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, DIY Personalized Invitations, Sweet 16 Birthday Party Invitations, Baby Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Do-it-Yourself Party Design Invitations Save The Date Announcement Card_closeup, Save The Date Announcement Card, We're Getting Married Announcement Card, We're Engaged Annoucement Card, Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Card Design, Holiday Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, DIY Personalized Invitations, Sweet 16 Birthday Party Invitations, Baby Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Do-it-Yourself Party Design Invitations Peace Joy Love Holiday Card_LAY, Save The Date Announcement Card, We're Getting Married Announcement Card, We're Engaged Annoucement Card, Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Card Design, Holiday Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, DIY Personalized Invitations, Sweet 16 Birthday Party Invitations, Baby Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Do-it-Yourself Party Design Invitations Save The Date Wedding Announcement Card_LAY, Save The Date Announcement Card, We're Getting Married Announcement Card, We're Engaged Annoucement Card, Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Card Design, Holiday Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, DIY Personalized Invitations, Sweet 16 Birthday Party Invitations, Baby Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Do-it-Yourself Party Design Invitations Joy To The World Baby Announcement_LAY_Red, Save The Date Announcement Card, We're Getting Married Announcement Card, We're Engaged Annoucement Card, Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Card Design, Holiday Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, DIY Personalized Invitations, Sweet 16 Birthday Party Invitations, Baby Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Do-it-Yourself Party Design Invitations


My handwritten illustrations are done and finally added to my Etsy shop! Whimsical, fun and deliciously delightful! Add your yummy names, personalization information and custom colors to one of these DIY Design Printables to keep. See more over here and let me know what you think.

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All images designed by Marivic Ulep