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Colorful memo books inspired by LDS Young Women Values
Colorful memo books inspired by LDS Young Women Values
58 backers pledged $2,045 to help bring this project to life.

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The idea started a few years ago when we were living in the Bronx. I was serving in our ward Young Women presidency and my life was all about these 8 values. I sketched out some ideas but didn't have a clear plan and the project fizzled out. I still remembered the shapes and ideas I had for each value and this year, I decided to tackle it again.

A perfect rainbow for your desk
A perfect rainbow for your desk

I really like the idea of having religious inspired products that don't necessarily look religious but remind you of your faith and values. Take them to school, take them to work, nobody will even know what they represent (unless they ask and you can tell them!)

I wouldn't say I designed this project with just Young Women in mind.  I also hope that my designs fit any age or gender. The values have stuck with me in my life and I think they're pretty awesome for any adult to follow. Meaning: if you've got these 8 things down, you're probably set! 

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About Me

A few years ago I took classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and fell in love with Chartpak Markers and white pencils (thanks illustration teacher!) I've been drawing/making/doing stuff for a long time but this is my very first, disciplined, real project. 

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 Rewards

*All designs are printed on 100 lb. French Paper using a lovely, high gloss ink at a print shop in Fresno. (Except for Virtue which is printed on 105 lb. Neenah Stardream Gold Paper.)*

Thank you Postcard - A 4x6 postcard featuring one of the Value designs with a super fun thank you note :) 

Set of Value Postcards (8) - Each postcard will be 4x6 size. You can send them as postcards or keep them for yourself! The message side of the postcard will most likely include the description for the postcard (i.e. "a stormy day is divine") 

Measurements for each reward
Measurements for each reward

Set of Value Prints (8) - Each print will be 8 x 5.5 with a border around it for framing. You could also hang them with washi tape or pins or any way you'd like. 

Set of Value Memos (8) + Set of Matching Cards (8) - Memo notebooks filled with 20 sheets of lined paper. I'm working on finding the best writing paper and will update once I know what I'll be using. The notebooks are 4" x 5.5" This reward comes with the matching cards which you can attach or use separately. 

All of the Above - You'll get: A thank you note, a set of Value Postcards (8), a set of Value Prints (8), a set of Value Memos (8), and a set of matching cards (8). Party! 

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The Process

I realize that the printed designs look like stamps but they're not! Let me tell you about it.

1) Cover paper with a nice, thick layer of Chartpak Markers

2) Draw designs with various colored pencils, stencils, markers, etc 

3) Scan drawings

An assortment of scans for divine nature. I ended up combining two of these, maybe you can guess which ones?
An assortment of scans for divine nature. I ended up combining two of these, maybe you can guess which ones?

4) Heavily edit them in Photoshop. Meaning delete most of the background color leaving the designs. 

Final edit of Divine Nature
Final edit of Divine Nature

5) Print with a nice high, gloss laser jet ink at a friendly printshop in Fresno. 

6) Send to you! :) 

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The Budget

Here's why I need your money.

A) Order paper including shipping costs

B) Pay for the printing costs and be able to print high amounts. (I printed 8 of these notebooks as samples and it cost me $50!) 

C) Design the inside notebook paper

D) Cover the Amazon and Kickstarter Fees (5% each)

Risks and challenges

My biggest challenge will be ordering the right amount of paper (8 different colors!) and making sure everything is printed and cut correctly. I feel lucky to have found a print shop in Fresno and I think they'll do a great job!

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