PDX Pop-up & Instagram Meet n’ Greet!

Hey Portland lovelies!

I’ll be in your neck of the woods this Saturday November 21st for a fun little pop-up at this INSANELY cute Alberta neighborhood store, Darling Distraction. Joining me from Los Angeles will be candy stylin’ guru Natasha from Violet Tinder. If you’re not a procrastinator (unlike myself) now would be the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping. There will be drinks and a whole lotta cool stuff to look at. I’ll have an assortment of holiday cards & gift tags, PLUS my line of pins to include my newest creations: Cry Baby Patch and Pissed Alien Girl Pin (who now GLOWS in the DARK!!!)

Please join us! I’d love to meet some new faces in person, and of course see a few familiar faces as well. Party starts at 2 and goes until 5. Hope to see you there!!

Darling Distraction – 4936 NE 16th Avenue, Portland

xox

Brianna

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April Free Desktop Wallpapers

Hi guys! It’s April, and you know what that means! Here are 3 new wallpaper designs for you to download. These designs I hand-lettered for my soon-to-launch BALLOON collection! (yes you heard that right!) They should be available in the shop within the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can enjoy these light-hearted sentiments on the device of your choice. <3

They will look super rad on your iPad, iPhone or plain ol’ desktop computer. As always, please share, share, share the love with your besties!

xoxo

Brianna

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—> Click here to download the Bubble Yes desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Whatever desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Gnarly No Fun wallpaper

All graphic design elements and layouts present here were created for, and property of, Little Arrow and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. Art within the graphic design elements is copyrighted. Please don’t steal. Thanks!


New Happy Pins Are Here!

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Excited to launch these fun little pieces of flair. I’ve been working with Bracket to make them, and I love how they turned out! Each design is hand drawn by me, and laser cut by Alivia using acrylic. I’ve been obsessed and have been wearing them every day. A few times I’ve worn two, and one day I wore three (which even for me was pushing it ha ha). They really do make me happy when I put one on in the morning. Whenever I wear them I get a ton of compliments and people seem to really like them! So I guess I named them appropriately. Let’s take a closer look,  shall we?

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Cat Lady! Originally I chose to use black but we were having some hiccups with the acrylic not cutting as nice as we wanted. I’m really happy I switched to white, although the color doesn’t “pop” on the packaging, it really stands out when you wear it. So far this one seems to be the most popular of them all.

 

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Donuts 4-Ever! I’ve worn this one the most out of all the designs, and it looks really cute with pretty much anything. This pin might be tied in popularity with the Cat Lady pin, but it’s too soon to really tell.

 

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Eye Heart U. This was the very first design that spurred the whole idea / collection. I’ve been loving the eyeball / evil eye trend that’s been happening, and it seemed like a no brainer to combine it with a ❤ and U. I think this is my second favorite.

 

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I had some fun designing the backer. Here is what the “instructions” say:

“Directions: to increase happiness and provide a general sense of well-being wear this pin on your blouse, sweater, tote bag, overalls, mu-mu, blazer or anywhere visible to others. Wear twice a week for maximum charm. Dependence may occur if worn more often than instructed. Behavior changes may include extreme optimism and being a total badass. Getting your hustle on is encouraged while wearing this pin.”

Pretty great, right? Shop the whole collection here.

Wishing you guys a super lovey happy crazy fun Valentine’s Day weekend!

xoxo

Brianna

 

 

February Free Desktop Wallpapers

It’s February already?! I blinked and January was over. Time sure has a way of going into hyperdrive lately… is this just what happens with age? The older you get the faster time passes you by? I never have enough hours in the day, and there is no such thing as boredom anymore. Why didn’t somebody explain this to me when I was younger?!? I might have used my time more wisely and complained less about being bored.

Anyways, I digress!

I present to you February’s free desktop wallpapers. As you probably guessed, the theme is slightly Valentine’s Day-ish. I’ve formatted the designs to look beautiful on any device – whether it’s your desktop monitor, iPhone or iPad. Please download them to every device you own. And please share them with your most favorite people. And please don’t forget to pin them on Pinterest. What I’m saying really is please blab about them to anyone and everyone – the world needs more pretty free stuff in their lives.

xoxo

Brianna

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—> Click here to download the Eye Heart U desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Let’s Make Out desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Read My Lips desktop wallpaper

All graphic design elements and layouts present here were created for, and property of, Little Arrow and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. Art within the graphic design elements is copyrighted. Please don’t steal. Thanks!

New Valentine’s Day + Fave Picks

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Whether you hate Valentine’s Day or love it, you gotta admit there is some pretty fun eye candy released this time of year. I mean, the color palette alone (more pink, please) is sure to make you happy in these dreary winter months. I’ve released my new V-day collection of cards & gift tags (view the whole collection here) along with a roundup of my faves from other talented designers.

Even if you don’t have a sweetheart, I still think this holiday is very relevant (chocolate, flowers, and lingerie!) If nothing else it’s a good reason to remind your best gal pals how much they are adored. Because who couldn’t use some words of encouragement every now & then?

What do you think about Valentine’s Day? Hate it? Love it? Tell me why – I’m all ears!

xoxo

B

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1. Convo Heart Toppers by Bracket

2. DIY Heart Floor Decals by Studio DIY

3. Large Hearts Bowl by Pickle Pottery

4. Tinted Lip Treatment by Anthropologie

5. Read My Lips Card by Little Arrow

6. Pink Heart Stickers by Knot & Bow

7. Classic Heart Studs by Catbird

8. Getaway Duffle Bag by Ban.do

9. Cupid’s Arrow Gift Tags by Little Arrow

10. My Heart On A String Banner by Bracket

11. Red Heart Tip Nails by So Many Lovely Things

12. Sequin Heart Shoe Clips by Ban.do

13. Nouvelle Longline Bra by Huit

Brand New Look for Little Arrow! WAHOO!

I am SO EXCITED to announce the new branding for Little Arrow! This has been a super long process, and I’m happy to report I’m completely satisfied with the results. In the short time span Little Arrow has been in existence I’ve never been in love with my logo – it’s always sorta been only “ok”, mostly feeling like it was lacking something truly special. In the beginning I was still trying to find my sense of self and visual direction in the stationery industry. As time has passed I’ve come to recognize where I fit in and what I want to communicate to the world. Working on your own branding is HARD. I’ve made many logos and brand identity systems for other businesses, and for some reason have always found those to be much easier than designing my own. I think part of it is the outside perspective one can provide when you’re looking at a project with fresh eyes. Sometimes when you’re deep in your own world, and you’re used to seeing it every day, it’s hard to really see what needs to be done in order for people to understand your gig. Because of that I’ve really had to be patient and revisit this project over and over, slowly making tweaks and reanalyzing every single part of it.

It was important to me that my brand identity show the true essence of the products I design, so I made the decision to hand draw the logos, patterns and other matching elements. I wanted the color palette to feel modern, fun and memorable, and I absolutely love how the colors compliment each other. It took some time to come up with the right combination. I added the acid yellow at the very end, and WHA-LA! It really adds confidence and that modern punch of fun I was looking for.

Below is the brand guide for your viewing pleasure. Make sure you check out the updated website, too!

THANK GOODNESS THAT’S OVER AND I WON’T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT A NEW BRAND IDENTITY FOR AT LEAST A DECADE. Onwards to the many important projects on my neverending to-do list!

I’d love to hear your thoughts – do you like the new look?! Please do tell!

xoxo

Brianna

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January Free Desktop Wallpapers

HAPPY NEW YEAR! For this months installment of free desktop wallpapers, I decided to keep the designs simple and fresh. The holidays can be so chaotic, which is why I try to de-clutter just about everything in my life this time every year. Last year was EFFING FANTASTIC – and I’m so excited for all the amazing things I get to design this year! In addition to keeping the wallpapers very simple, I also wanted to bring in the optimistic spirit this month seems to give people. I’ve been feeling extra peppy myself lately – my husband and I quit drinking alcohol and eating sugar for the entire month of January, and we have so much more energy! We were feeling gluttonous from overindulging over the holidays. The alcohol was a no brainer (although every day when quittin’ time comes around, the call of the after-work drink is strong… but so far I’ve been good) but the SUGAR is going to be HARD. Sadly I’ve made it a habit to indulge in a sweet snack mid day. I really miss my afternoon mocha… please tell me this gets easier! #firstworldproblems

Hope you had a crazy awesome holiday, and are enjoying your new year thus far. You can download the wallpapers using the links below, and as always, please share these with your favorite people!

Cheers! xoxo

Brianna

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—> Click here to download the Bring It desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the January Calendar desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the The Best desktop wallpaper

All graphic design elements and layouts present here were created for, and property of, Little Arrow and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. Art within the graphic design elements is copyrighted. Please don’t steal. Thanks!

December Free Desktop Wallpapers

What in the heck happened to November??! I blinked and then it was over – what a crazy busy month it was. So far this month has been just as hectic, but because I felt guilty for not having enough time to design November’s free desktop wallpapers, I made sure to pencil them in for December. Keeping with the season, here are three festive designs that will certainly get you in the holiday spirit. Download using the links below, and please share these freebies with your loved ones!

xo

Brianna

 

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—> Click here to download the Chalkboard Christmas Song desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Glitter Merry Everything desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Peace Pomegranate Wreath desktop wallpaper

All graphic design elements and layouts present here were created specifically for Little Arrow and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. Art within the graphic design elements is copyrighted and property of Little Arrow. Please don’t steal. Thanks!

October Desktop Wallpapers

I love this time of year! Autumn is so beautiful, and so I decided that the October set of free Desktop Wallpaper should be fall inspired. To download, click on the links below, and then right-click to download. Use these on your iPad, iPhone, or desktop computer. Hope you enjoy!

xo

Brianna

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—> Click here to download the Feathers desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Meadow desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Arrows desktop wallpaper

All graphic design elements and layouts present here were created specifically for Little Arrow and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. Art within the graphic design elements is copyrighted and property of Little Arrow. Please don’t steal. Thanks!

Announcing Desktop Wallpapers!

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I’m excited to introduce a new category to the blog! In an effort to give back a little something extra to all you darlings out there, every month we’ll be sharing free desktop wallpapers for you to download. Each one will feature original designs by me. First up is a set of tropical themed wallpapers (because I can’t get enough of this trend!). These were adapted from original art I hand illustrated for my greeting card collection. You can view the card collection here.

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So without further delay, please download and enjoy our first set of wallpapers! To download, click on the links below, and then right-click to download. As always I’m open to feedback, so don’t hesitate to let me know what you think.

xo

Brianna

—> Click here to download the Flamingos desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Pineapple Express desktop wallpaper

—> Click here to download the Sunnies desktop wallpaper

All graphic design elements and layouts present here were created specifically for Little Arrow and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. Art within the graphic design elements is copyrighted and property of Little Arrow. Please don’t steal. Thanks!