Do you want to feel more inspired and empowered on a daily basis?
Do you want to live a creative life filled with passion?
Do you want to find the motivation to chase your dreams?
If you’ve landed on this website, hopefully your answer is a big YES.
Because truly, at the end of the day, there is only one YOU. You are unique. You are special. You are one of a kind. And you bring your own special gifts and talents to the world.
That’s why I do what I do.
My name is Stephanie Blondet and I create and design one-of-a-kind inspirational notebooks. Each notebook is slightly different, handcrafted and made with love, just for you.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been fascinated by art and creativity.
I much preferred staying inside with my stack of coloring books, rather than going outside to play. Growing up, I took drawing, painting, dance and design classes. And, as a teenager, I was a serious notebook and pen hoarder. I’ve loved colorful and beautiful notebooks and journals since I was a kid.
As a graphic and web designer by day with nearly five years of experience in print and digital design, I specialize in the design of large marketing books, magazines, complex proposals, html emails, web design and front-end development. I LOVE everything related to graphic/web design and branding. Starting a new project is like opening the page of a brand new notebook. I love the process of sitting down meeting with a client and figuring out the very best way to share their message and story visually.
When I’m not daydreaming about an amazing creative life, you can find me running around DC, drinking a frappuccino, or traveling.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been obsessed with journals. There was just one problem: I couldn’t find a design I loved. Sure, there were lots of pretty journals at the bookstore, but I couldn’t seem to find one that spoke directly to me. That’s when I decided to try my hand at designing my own journals. I began designing my journals for myself. Then, my mom asked me to create one for her.
My love of creating abstract paintings on handmade notebooks continued to grow, and during graduate school, I developed my first online store as a class project. That store was called Shades of Color Art.
I consider my notebooks to be “Dream Notebooks.” I want everyone who picks up one of my notebooks to fill them with their dreams, ideas and motivation to become the women they want to be.
I’ve always liked to play around with words and letters.
One of the reasons I bought a lot of notebooks as a kid was to use them to write out motivational quotes. Every time I read a quote that inspired me, I would write them in my notebooks. I’ve always been a believer that if you keep positive thoughts, good things will come to you.
About a year ago, I decided to improve my lettering skills and I bought brush pens and calligraphy nibs to practice. This practice turned into an obsession and now I practice my lettering almost daily. You can see my journey (and follow it) on my Instagram account.
I want to share that motivation and inspiration with YOU. That’s why I’ve decided to sell my hand lettered quotes, available as instant prints, ready for download right now.
My entire life I’ve been fascinated by colors, how they mix and the psychological effect they have on humans. While earning my Bachelor’s degree in marketing, I decided to enroll in Art School at the same time to have a better understanding in the psychology of colors and improve what I learned as a kid.
My art is born from my passion of color and paint. Inspired by Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Movements, my paintings are the result of deep thought and they reflect the psychological study of color.
Now, to the fun part...
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
- I was born and raised in Puerto Rico
- I moved to Washington, DC on March 2013
- I love to run around DC. I've ran three half-marathons and will run my fourth one next March.
- I'm a crazy cat lady
- I love donuts, cupcakes and ice cream
- My favorite color is blue-green and my favorite color combination is black and white