Monday, December 15, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Retropolis 2 © Infinity Scarf

Another design in the Retropolis surface design collection, Retropolis 2 © features a black background with a blend of red and cream retro and futuristic designs floating about as if in another galaxy.  Whether you're dressed up or dressed down, this infinity scarf makes a statement, and it's sure to be a conversation starter.  Black will be basic no more!  Available in the SKCreations online boutique.

Retropolis 2 © Infinity Scarf


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Retropolis 5 © Infinity Scarf

Red is my favorite color, and it's also one of the colors associated with the holiday season.  Everywhere you turn during the month of December, you're bound to see it in some form.  Red ribbons are popular decorations for a tree, red sweaters are in plentiful supply, and who doesn't love a red velvet cake. 

The newest SKCreations, LLC Infinity Scarf celebrates this much loved color.  Retropolis 5 © is vibrant in red, with white, black and grey accents.  You're sure to stand out in the crowd!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Mod © Infinity Scarf

Introducing the newest addition to our line of infinity scarves, Mod ©.  I created this design as an updated version of a throwback theme of the seventies.  The black and white makes the scarf very versatile, and it's sure to become your go-to accessory whether you're going for a dressy look or casual chic.  The scarf is made from a super soft jersey fabric, with a touch of spandex to give it a luxurious stretch.  Machine washable.  Available in the SKCreations online boutique.

Monday, December 1, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Gift Certificates

Do you have someone on your gift list who is hard to shop for?  Perhaps their taste varies from yours and you can never seem to choose the right thing for them?  That's where a gift certificate can come in very handy.  Why stress about what to get?  Let them decide.  Give them a gift certificate and give them the freedom to get just what they want.  It's a win-win!

SKCreations, LLC Gift Certificates are available in denominations of $15, $25, $50, $75 and $100.  A unique Discount Code will be created for each certificate, which the recipient will enter at checkout to reduce their purchase total by the amount of the gift.  Available in the SKCreations online boutique.  Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Retropolis 7 © Infinity Scarf

My Retropolis collection of surface designs mixes funky designs with bold colors.  Retropolis 7 © is a futuristic pattern (think Jetsons) in vivid orange and purple.  They make a striking pair.  My design has been printed on a super soft modern jersey fabric, which also has a bit of stretch.  I used the fabric to create this Infinity Scarf, an accessory that will add some pop to an outfit or coat.  It's available in the SKCreations online boutique.

Monday, November 24, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Happy Birthday Sagittarius!

Happy Birthday to the Sagittarius born!  It's truly a time to celebrate since we're also quickly approaching the holiday season.  I hope it will be a special time for you all!

Zodiac gadget cases available in the SKCreations online boutique.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Stained Glass Mosiac © Infinity Scarf

I love stained glass and I have collected small pieces over the years that I've set in windows around my home to capture the sunlight.  It is a beautiful thing to see.  It inspired me to create my Stained Glass Mosiac © surface design that combines a potpourri of colors and patterns to create a unique mosaic.  I was very pleased with the digital outcome, so I decided that it would be great on fabric for my Infinity Scarf collection.  I'm so glad I did it.  This design has become one of my new favorites and, with all the colors, you can wear the scarf with everything!  It's available now in the SKCreations online boutique.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Red Desert © Infinity Scarf

Today is the 18th of November, and it feels like it's the 18th of January.  An arctic blast has descended upon us, and temperatures are way below average.  It's cold and windy.  Thankfully, the sun is shining brightly, so visually it is a beautiful day.

You can guard against the cold with an SKCreations, LLC Infinity Scarf featuring our unique, original designs.  Our latest, Red Desert ©, has a warm name, warm colors and a comforting feel.  It's a nice treat for yourself or another special someone.  Available only in the SKCreations online boutique.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Zodiac Note Cards

Our original Zodiac-Sun designs are now available in Note Cards.  The cards are 5" x 7" and come in a set of twelve, one for each astrological sign.  The front of the cards have the pictorial meanings of the symbols associated with each sign, showcased on a sun pattern with colorful rays.  Each design includes the sign's name and birth period.  On the inside left side of each card, I've listed six of the characteristics associated with the sign.  The inside right side is blank so you can add a personal note.  Twelve white envelopes are included in the set.  Available in the SKCreations, LLC online boutique.

Card Front

Inside Left Side

Card Set

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Zodiac Collection - Happy Birthday Scorpios!

Are you or someone you love a Scorpio?  Some of the characteristics of those born under this astrological sign are passionate, determined, intuitive and magnetic.  Not bad, huh?  Does that describe you?

Check out these unique gadget accessories for the Scorpio in your life.  Products include iPad covers, iPhone cases, Galaxy Note cell phone cases and more.  Visit the SKCreations, LLC online boutique for more information on our original Zodiac surface design collection.  Create a spark!

Happy Birthday, Scorpios!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Customer Testimonial

So pleased to have another happy customer:

"I received my iPad cover and I LOVE IT!!!  Thanks for being such a unique artisan."
-Rosslyn Y.

Thank you, Rosslyn! :-D

Available in the SKCreations, LLC online boutique.

Zodiac-Sun Aquarius iPad Case

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Zodiac Collection - Libra Birthday

I wanted to use my Zodiac surface design collection to do something special to celebrate the birthday of one of my best girlfriends.  She is a Libra, and her birthday was coming up in September.  She LOVES tea, as do I, so we're always on the lookout for a great mug.  I designed this mug and card to gift to her.  I'm happy to say she LOVED it!  See more of the SKCreations Zodiac mugs here.

Front and Back of Mug

Card and Mug

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Customer Testimonial

I love my customers, and it makes me smile when they let me know what they think about their new purchases from SKCreations, LLC:

"I'm happy to say that I received my iPad case and a day early at that!  I love it and it fits my new iPad perfectly.  Thank you again for offering the case with the great astrological sign motif.  :-)" - Audrey, T.

Zodiac-Stripe Aquarius iPad Case
 Thank you, Audrey!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Designs: Zodiac Collection - Happy Birthday Virgos!

Has anyone ever asked you, "what's your sign"?  Do you know the answer?  Even if you don't follow the stars or read your daily horoscope, chances are you probably do know.  If you're like many, if not most, people, you likely also know at least one common characteristic of those born under your sign.  Astrology is far-reaching.  It dates back as far as recorded history, and it has universal appeal.  It's even been reported that our former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, consulted with an astrologer regularly during Ronald Reagan's two terms as President of the United States.  Now it doesn't matter whether you dabble a bit for amusement or delve into it when making life decisions.  In some way, the stars connect us all.

I recently completed a new collection of surface designs that feature the twelve astrological signs.  It's titled Zodiac and it has two themes, Zodiac - Sun and Zodiac - Stripe.  The first, Zodiac - Sun, shows pictorial meanings of the symbols associated with each sign, showcased on a sun pattern with colorful rays.  The second, Zodiac - Stripe, shows the astrological symbols showcased on a bold striped pattern.  Each design includes the sign's name and birth period.

While thinking about how we are all universally connected, I also considered how we've evolved into a world that is connected more than ever through technology.  Gadgets have become an essential part of our lives.  We invest a lot of money into these objects and we want to protect them.  I know I do, so I've made the Zodiac surface design collection available for smartphone and tablet cases.  You can choose your sign, choose a theme and choose your case.  Cases are available for many of the latest gadget models. 

Since we're currently in the period of Virgo, here's a sample of cases celebrating you:

For more information, and to see the entire collection, please visit the SKCreations online boutique.  Happy Birthday, Virgos!

Monday, August 25, 2014

To Market, To Market

When you go grocery shopping, what type of bag do you use?  Plastic bags are always available at the stores I frequent, and occasionally they offer paper bags, but the biggest trend these days is to bring your own reusable shopping bag.  Although many of these are also plastic, the benefit is that you're not throwing it away and adding to the tremendous volume of plastic garbage that exists in our world (learn more here).  Of course there is the issue of these bags becoming very nasty and germ-ridden over time, which is just disgusting to think about, and that may ultimately lead you to throw it away.  I think a better alternative is a cotton bag.  They're not only environmentally safe, but machine washable too.  Also, if they're cute enough, you might use them not only for shopping trips but for other occasions as well.

SKCreations, LLC has a variety of small tote bags that can be used for your grocery shopping and more.  They're 100% natural cotton canvas and have designs that will complement your unique style.  Visit our online boutique to see these and more.

UNITY Canvas Tote Bag

Naturally ME Canvas Tote Bag

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Designs: Custom Designed Cell Phone Case

Looking for a fun way to market your business or product?  Here's a fun take on a "calling" card.  The custom designed cell phone case protects your cell phone and makes a statement.  To get yours, contact SKCreations, LLC for more information.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Designs: Custom Design Services

Do you have a special event coming up?  Have you thought about getting a keepsake for the occasion?  Perhaps you're an entrepreneur with a business logo, an artist with a unique design, a meeting planner or social coordinator looking for a customized gift bag, or maybe you have a favorite photo that you'd like to preserve in a special way.  The SKCreations, LLC custom design service may be just what you're looking for.  Our unique custom fabric showcases your design, image or logo, and it's transformed into functional accessories including a stylish tote bag and handy wristlet pouch.  Both are great for everyday use.  Check out these products with the SKCreations, LLC logo fabric:

The SKCreations, LLC tote bag and wristlet pouch are also available for purchase in the SKCreations online boutique.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: SHOES Note Cards

Are you a shoe junkie?  Go on, admit it.  Many of us are.  Own it with these SHOES... Food for the SOLE! Note Cards.  The cards are 5" x 7", blank inside and come with a white envelope.  The assorted shoe designs include flats, heels, slides and more.  There's something for everyone.  Grab a set for yourself or for a friend.  Like they say, "Life is Short... Buy the Shoes" (note cards, that is).  Available separately or as a set of six in the SKCreations online boutique.  The set comes in a handy, reusable drawstring pouch (fabric design may vary).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: A-Maze

If you've visited the SKCreations website, you may have noticed my abstract surface design collection titled A-Maze.  I created the initial design one day when I was in a doodling mood, so I didn't have anything in particular in mind when I started.  I was basically going freestyle.  After playing around with it though, I ended up with something I really liked and decided to try it in four different colorways. 

I decided to see how the designs would look on a variety of products.  Here are some samples:

A-Maze I

A-Maze II

A-Maze III

A-Maze IV
You can see more products with these designs on Society6.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: SHOES... Food for the SOLE!

Do you love shoes?  I certainly do.  I think a well crafted shoe is a beautiful work of art.  I even looked into classes to learn to make shoes myself at one point.  So far I haven't taken the plunge, but I never say never.  Until then, I've decided to create shoes in a different way.  My latest surface design collection features my drawings of an assortment of shoe styles.  It's titled SHOES... Food for the SOLE!  I've designed a t-shirt and canvas bag for the collection, and a portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.  The products are available in the SKCreations online boutique.  Rather than feeling guilty about buying another pair of shoes, you can feel good about adding a little style to your wardrobe, that also helps someone in need.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: UNITY Note Cards

My new UNITY designs are available not only on t-shirts and bags, but also note cards.  In addition to selling them in the SKCreations online boutique, they're also available at the Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, MD.  On one of my recent visits there, I was told that a woman had purchased one of the cards to give to a co-worker who she had really rubbed the wrong way.  She didn't share what she had done, but she was very hopeful that the UNITY card, along with a written apology, would result in forgiveness by the person she had angered.  I hope it helped.  Even if you don't have to apologize to someone, these cards can be very handy to have around to be used for any unforeseen occasion.  You can purchase them separately, or you can get the set of six which includes two of each of the three designs, and a reusable drawstring pouch.  For more information, click here to visit the shop.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Naturally ME 6 T-Shirt

If we're lucky we will all age gracefully.  The hair on our heads will eventually turn gray, if we still have hair at all.  Most often I see people with gray strands or sections running through their hair, mixing in with their darker color, sometimes referred to as "salt and pepper".  This can be attractive, particularly on men in my opinion.  Some, though, will find that their entire head of hair turns a very pale shade of gray or even white.  I think that look is so strikingly stunning that I call it the "silver fox" effect, and I think it looks good on everyone I've seen with it.  If I was guaranteed that my hair would transform like that when I get older, I would welcome it.  My girl on the Naturally ME 6 Tee is a "Silver Fox".

Friday, June 20, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: commUNITY T-Shirt

The third design in the UNITY series is titled commUNITY.  We don't have to travel far to help others.  We can spread a little love right in our own communities.  For example, whenever I go to the bank the tellers always ask how I'm doing.  When I respond I ask how they are in return, and more times than not they seem surprised by the question and thank me for asking.  I get the impression they don't hear that very often from customers, and it makes me feel good to put a smile on their face and maybe brighten their day.  It certainly makes me feel good, and a little kindness can go a long way.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: UNITY Custom Tote Bag

I designed the UNITY collection in the spirit of being connected and helping those in need in our communities and beyond.  I had the first design in the collection digitally printed on a sophisticated Linen Cotton Canvas, from which I created the outer fabric for this roomy tote bag.  I used a durable duck cloth for the lining.  The tote bag is made to order.  To learn more, please visit the SKCreations Online Boutique.

Monday, June 9, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: UNITY T-Shirt and Canvas Bag

I designed the UNITY series after traveling to Senegal and The Gambia in West Africa last Fall.  Seeing some of the living conditions in those countries sparked my desire to create a line that would be tied to giving back, here at home.  The series consists of three designs, the first of which is shown on this UNITY T-Shirt and Canvas Bag.  With the sale of each of these products, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank or SOME (So Others Might Eat).  Both organizations have a mission to provide assistance to the hungry, poor and homeless of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The products can be purchased in the SKCreations Online Boutique.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Designs: Garden Variety Note Cards

Want to make someone's day?  Send them a cheerful card with a personalized note.  That always gets a smile out of me.  My Garden Variety Note Cards are perfect for the occasion.  You get four cards in the set featuring my original surface designs.  There's one each of Blooms Fusion I, II and III, and Garden Delight I.  Also, when you buy the set, they come in a reusable drawstring pouch.  Available in the SKCreations Online Boutique!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Naturally ME 1 T-Shirt

Naturally ME 1 features the TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro), and our girl is owning her blonde 'do.  No matter the hair color, this style always looks fresh.  Get your tee in the SKCreations Online Boutique.