Unique Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Lauren Lesley offers unique Mother’s day gifts ideas for a girl on a budget. Our gift ideas for mom celebrate her with sentiment and style. We provide unique ideas and beautiful illustrative family portrait designs for her mother’s day celebration that she will love. For more, visit LaurenLesley.com.

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How To Use the Real Estate Portrait Creator

Real estate portrait is available on Lauren Lesley website. We offer best portrait illustrations, pre-made logos and illustrative branding for all customers. Get all information about how to use the real estate portrait creator. Visit our website.

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My Christmas Circa 1980-Something

I recently came across this hilariously cute picture from my childhood where I'm intensely focused on my coloring book (which is also on My Story page).  It's Christmas morning circa 1980-something.  My little sister is patiently waiting for me to play with her, but I'm determined to color the best damn picture ever.  Haha!

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I have to say, not much has changed since then.  When I'm not working my nine-to-five as a textile designer, I'm spending pretty much ALL of my free time drawing, designing, and creating new products that will hopefully make your life a bit prettier and easier.

That's why I created the Christmas Portrait Builder where you can create a family portrait illustration for your Christmas/Holiday cards.  It's a Powerpoint file pre-prepared with avatars - you simply copy and paste, drag and drop.  My little sister (yep, the same one above) sampled the product and said it's realllly fun and easy to use.  :)

I'm a little bit proud that I recently learned how to make GIFS.  Check out the one below, which is a great way to see how you can use the different options:

Especially, if you don't have a good family photo this year or if you want to do something different.. the Christmas Portrait Builder is perfect for you.  It's a quick and dirty tool that ends up looking like you made the extra effort of hiring an artist. 

Here are some more family templates to browse:

With each family template, there are over 75 different avatars so you are almost guaranteed to find matches for your family.  There are also options with glasses, facial hair, etc.  Check out all of the faces below:

As a small gesture of thankfulness for being here and reading my blog, I'd love to offer you a FREE SAMPLE of the DIY Christmas Card Portrait Builder.    I've been an artist ever since I was a little girl and YOU help turn my creative dreams into a reality.  So, seriously, thank you. :)  Just sign up below to get your free sample!

 
 

The free sample is a Powerpoint file that you can download from my Google Drive folder once you sign up above.  Feel free to play with it and see how easy it is to use! 

Please note:  the sample file has a limited number of options.  If you try it and love it, and want to buy the full versionplease click the link here.

Now you have the ability to design your own DIY Christmas Cards!  I usually like printing online with Overnight Prints because it's so easy, but UPS or FedEx are great local options.

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Additionally, you can delete the Holiday background and use it for family prints (or however you want)!  Which, by the way, makes really special and inexpensive gifts. Just sayin'.  :)   With this tool, you get to be the designer so your creativity is limitless.

And if you don't see a good option for your family, but you are interested in buying this product, please email me at LaurenLesleyStudio@gmail.com.  I also take custom orders and would love your feedback.

Love + Light,

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'How To' Guide for DIY Holiday Cards

Have you binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix, yet?  I literally can't get enough.  That's saying a lot, because I don't watch a ton of TV.  But I couldn't ask for a better way to wrap up the Fall season.

And now it's time to start thinking about creative ideas for your holiday cards to send to all of your lovely friends and family.  Yayy!

Below is a quick 'How To' guide showing you how easy it is to create DIY Holiday Cards using the tool I created in Powerpoint called the Christmas Card Portrait Builder.

  • Step One
    • Download the file that best represents your family. 

  • Step Two
    • Open the PPTX file and get started.
      • Hint:  If you don't have Powerpoint, no worries.  Simply upload the file to Google Drive and you can edit it there.

  • Step 3
    • Start designing!
      • The first page is a pre-designed page.  Simply delete the existing people to start with a clean slate.
        • Hint:  You may want to save as a copy so that you don't mess up the original file in any way.

  • Step Four
    • Scroll down to the page showing the different bodies and skin tones (Slide 6 or 7). 
      • Click on the body you want.
        • Right click.  Copy.
      • Scroll up to the first page.  
        • Right click.  Paste.
    • Next, scroll down the page showing the different heads (Slides 2-4).
      • Repeat above steps.
    • Scroll down to Slide 9 to choose your greeting.
      • Merry Christmas
      • Seasons Greetings
      • Peace to All
      • Love + Light
      • Happy Holidays
    • Then delete the existing text, "Love the Millers" and write your own closing!

  • Step Five
    • Save Slide 1 as a jpeg.
    • Go to File > Export.
      • File Format:  JPEG
      • Click:  Save Current Slide Only
      • Click:  Export.

Now you have your Christmas Card ready to print!  I usually like printing online with Overnight Prints because it's so easy, but UPS or FedEx are great local options.


With each family template, there are over 75 different avatars so you are almost guaranteed to find matches for your family.  There are also options with glasses, facial hair, etc.  

Additionally, you can delete the Christmas-y background and use it for family prints (or however you want)!  Which, by the way, makes really special and inexpensive gifts. Just sayin'.  :)  Amazon has affordable white frames that look amazing.    With this tool, you get to be the designer so your creativity is limitless.

And if you don't see a good option for your family, but you are interested in buying this product, please email me at LaurenLesleyStudio@gmail.com.  I also take custom orders and would love your feedback.

Love + Light,

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Germany Trip + my latest digital product

I just returned to Atlanta after an amazing trip to Germany with my boyfriend and his family.  We visited towns in former East Germany such as Wittenberg, Weimar, and Wartburg.  We saw where Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses, where Kandinsky taught modern art, explored a castle, and visited a concentration camp.  It was life changing to say the least.

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