Hey, I'm Tracey. The word kaleidoscope is derived from Greek words meaning observer of beautiful forms, and the intent of my blog is to be a kaleidoscope of all types of design that I love and which inspire me. I hope it will give you inspiration too.

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Entries in a fresh bunch (3)


loving fall and change

Hey! It's finally fall and with that comes changes in colors & seasons. I think this time of year also inspires change in other ways too. I have been a member of A Fresh Bunch for almost two years and through this awesome group, I have had the opportunity to create & sell designs for several great clients. So I was thrilled when AFB changed & updated their logo with my painted watercolor roses pattern in the background! I think the new logo looks really bright and fresh, just like AFB. I was featured on the AFB site a few months ago, check it out here, and you can see my AFB profile here.

We love change; happy fall! 


surtex, nyc and me

hello. i am so excited because in less than two weeks i will be attending the national stationery show and surtex in nyc! i have attended the show once before but this time i will actually have some of my designs represented by a group i have been working with called a fresh bunch. i am so looking forward to walking the huge show and seeing all of the incredible design talent & products out there. it's such eye candy if you are into paper and stationery like i am. will keep you posted on my nyc adventure!


tis the season for weddings

hi, everyone. it is spring and also the official start of wedding season. a while back, it seems like i was always going to a wedding, preparing to be in a wedding, buying a wedding gift or some combo thereof.

i love all of the pomp and celebrating that go with weddings, and am so excited to have this lovely wedding congrats greeting card now for sale on treat.com, tiny prints' new greeting cards website, (through a fresh bunch, a group I have been doing work with) to congratulate that special couple!

how many newly married couples will you be congratulating this season?