Back from ALT 2013!

I’m back from a whirlwind week at ALT Summit. Good times my friends. Good times.


And I can’t wait to share all the fun I had along with some lovely pearls of wisdom, but right now I have to seriously play catch up as I get back into illustration mode and work, work, work!

It wouldn’t be ALT if one didn’t return with a slew of fun and creative buz cards, right? I always love going through my stash when I get home. It’s fun to see what other creatives come up with and this year I’m definitely feeling a turquoise theme going on. Seriously the most popular biz card color. Followed by simple black and white and then a splash of yellow was also a hit. Fun stuff!MerMagALTbuscards2

And speaking of fun stuff, I’m so excited about the upcoming holiday of love…and definitely have a few things up my sleeve for that. As well as an update on my pirate valentines and I know you can no longer download them. I unfortunately lost the original file so have to find some time to recreate them (unless any of you dear readers have an original file you’d be willing to send back my way). So thanks for hanging in there and being patient with me. I’ll be able to sort it all out soon.



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    Michelle - Little Paper Dog

    January 28, 2013

    I have your pirate valentines saved to my computer. Check your email 🙂

    I took a couple Alt Summit classes online and would love to go next year.

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      January 28, 2013

      Michelle you are the best! thanks!


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    Wendy Townley

    January 28, 2013

    I spy my business card! It was great visiting with you during our Asian-inspired lunch on Thursday, Merrilee. Your business card is definitely a keeper 🙂 Thanks for the chat and for your insight during your Alt Summit presentation. Yay for inspiration!

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    January 29, 2013

    Thanks for showing us that beautiful collection of cards. I’m inspired just looking at them. I’m new to the blog world and just learned about ALT; seems like a cool experience. Maybe next year for me.
    Can’t wait for the pirate valentines! ~D

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    marni zarr

    January 30, 2013

    hi merrilee! i see REstylesource in your card line-up… i hope you’ve had time to check out our site, it really is full of great inspiration and local love on a national scale. on a more personal note i was grateful we were able to meet and chat at the clue party. your concept of creating and dreaming as a together endeavor warmed my heart. i loved your panel chat about your collaborative work with “gap”. as i told you, my son works there and i’m impressed by his enthusiasm for the company and the way they’ve encouraged his creativity at work.
    excited to follow your blog and hope to chat more soon… 🙂 marni
    (ps-your baby’s outfit was adorable!!!)

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    February 1, 2013

    Hey there! Thanks for adding my little card into your mix up there. Your blog is so awesome, count on me as a new reader!

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    Jessica @The Mom Creative

    February 1, 2013

    I see my envelope with yellow washi tape! It was a pleasure meeting you! I’m looking forward to spending time with all the cards I collected this weekend.

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    Chris Olson @Momathon

    February 1, 2013

    Thanks for sharing all those pretty cards! It was so nice to hear your presentation and also meet you at ALT. And I was delighted to find my Winnie the Pooh card in the mix. xo Chris

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    Johanna @messylabstudio

    February 3, 2013

    I’ve just found your blog through the alt website and I can tell I’m really going to enjoy following along. I’ve been blogging for a while, but just started to ramp it up to a new level and am looking for inspiration. Found it! Thanks.


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