sneak peek: jingle

January 22, 2015

ann kelle jingle fabric

Another new collection I have coming out in 2015 is more Jingle prints. I had a TON of fun drawing these characters. (See Jingle 1 and Jingle 2). Polar bears, reindeers, doves, christmas bulbs and even my scotties (from my Urban Zoologie line) make an appearance in this collection.  This collection ships to stores June 2015. Enjoy the pictures!

ann kelle jingle fabric

ann kelle jingle fabric

ann kelle jingle fabric

An added bonus, a couple of these prints will will also be available on flannel! These prints will also ship to stores in June 2015.

ann kelle jingle fabric

(photos by Kelle)

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color crush: black & white

January 20, 2015

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Black and white is a classic color combo. My sister commented that I’ve been wearing A LOT of black these days. I’m not sure why, but it is a color that I’ve been gravitating towards these days. It’s classic and chic.  Are there any colors you are currently crushing on?

(photo by Kelle)

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hello, friday

January 16, 2015

warm and cozy / ann kelle

It’s been A LONGGGG time since I’ve shared a list of things I’m thankful for. Much too long. So, here are a couple of things I’m thankful for:

– warm soup on a cold day

– dancing with friends

– beanies, especially with a pom pom on top

– hot cup of chocolate or tea

– laughter

–  celebrating the new year, birthdays with my closest friends

– new dreams

– being able to serve others

– peace

(art by Ann Kelle / 2015 copyright)

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new remix fabric collection

January 09, 2015

ann kelle remix fabric collection

I have a bunch of new fabric releases that I’m looking forward to sharing with you in the next couple of weeks. First up, is Remix. Before Christmas, I shared the  new “holiday” Remix prints.  In addition to those, we have a ton of other colors. We’ve added scattered triangles, a grid-like pattern, small dots, and stripes.  (more…)

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happy new year!

January 01, 2015

hello 2015 / ann kelle

Happy New Year, friends! I hope this year is the BEST yet!

(artwork by Ann Kelle)

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merry christmas

December 23, 2014

merry_christmas / ann kelle

I can not believe that it’s already Christmas, guys! Time sure has flown by this year. I’ll be taking some time off to celebrate Christmas and New Years with my family + friends. But, I may pop up from time to time on Instagram. I hope each of you has a Merry Christmas! I have some REALLY fun things to share with you in the new year. Hugs and kisses, kelle

(animated gif by Ann Kelle)

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sneak peek: “holiday” remix

December 22, 2014

ann kelle remix holiday

I can’ t believe that Christmas is in 3 days! My new fabric samples came in last Friday and being in the holiday mood, I thought I would go ahead and share what’s in store for you next Christmas. I have a ton of other non-holiday color Remix prints, as well as new Jingle prints, that I’ll share soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the sneak peek!

ann kelle remix holiday

A couple of the new prints include metallics, which are perfect for the holiday season.

ann kelle remix holiday

These fabric prints are set to be in stores January 2015.

(photos by Kelle)

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free printable holiday paper

December 20, 2014

ann kelle free  printable paper
I made these holiday paper links a couple of weeks ago. They’re a super easy DIY project and perfect for kids. I remember making these when I was a child to count down to Christmas day. You can hang them on your tree, mantle or even drape them on a headboard. I added solid and glittered scrapbook paper to the papers I designed. You can find the patterned paper here. Enjoy!

ann kelle free printable paper

ann kelle free printable paper


ann kelle free printable paper (photos by Kelle)

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color crush: mint green & gold

December 18, 2014

ann kelle /  color crush mint green
I’ve been a fan of mint green for a LONG time!  You’ll find mint green all over my house. Besides pink, it’s one of my go to colors. With the holidays here, mint green and gold is a fun and festive alternative to the traditional red and green you see during Christmas. Tis the season fellow mint lovers!

(photo by kelle)

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Hexie Matching Game, anyone?

December 08, 2014

annkellematchinggame

Here’s a fun little game to help you build your concentration skills. When we played this as kids they called it “The Memory Game” or “Matching Game.”  We often played it with cards.  This is our take on that same fun little game but we’re using fabric.  We took some of our favorite remix pieces and cut them into little hexagon shapes.  Download the tutorial here.  (By the way, after playing the game, we realized that there is a little room to cheat, because you can see some of the colors on the side.  So, you may want to make several of the same color pieces.) Anyway, it still made for a fun time!

annkellematchinggame

annkellematchinggame

(photos by Kelle)

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Cross Your Heart Checkers Game Set

December 04, 2014

checkers sewing tutorial / ann kelle

The holidays are fast upon us, which means time with family and friends.  What better way to pass time, catch up on how everyone has been doing, and make new memories than over a game of checkers.  So, here is a fun tutorial that promises to  help create opportunities to bond with family and friends.  Whether you’re bonding by making this super cute checkerboard, or you’re bonding by playing on this super cute checker board, it promises to be loads of fun!

checkers sewing tutorial / ann kelle

checkers sewing tutorial / ann kelle

One of my favorite things about this tutorial are the heart checker pieces.  They’re so so cute!  Oh, and there are no losers when you’re playing on a board this cute!


checkers sewing tutorial / ann kelle

If you have little ones around that can’t sew, you may wanna get them involved by allowing them to pick out fabrics and/or cutting out the heart felt checker pieces.  Download this tutorial here.

(photos by Kelle)

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Smile Big

December 01, 2014

smile / free download / ann kelle

Did you know you can add 7 years to your life just with a smile?  My best friend was reading this article about smiling and it had some pretty interesting stuff.  They looked at baseball cards and found that players that smiled the biggest in their pictures lived 3 years longer than the players that slightly smiled and 7 years longer than the players that didn’t smile at all.

smile / free download / ann kelle

And guess what else? They found that people that smiled even when they weren’t happy actually felt better when they smiled anyway.  Turns out that smiling releases a hormone that makes you feel better.  Here at Ann Kelle our motto is “to see you smile.”  But, not only do we wanna “see you smile”, we wanna see you live longer, better and happier!  So smile big and have a nice day!  And in case you forget what you’re suppose to be doing today, we’re offering this free download for you and for you to share with a friend.

(artwork by Ann Kelle)

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have a happy thankgiving

November 26, 2014

i am thankful / ann kelle

Just about everyday I try to give thanks for all the things God has blessed me with. But it’s been awhile since I’ve shared some of them with you. So, I’ve listed a couple of them below. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving friends! I’m reaallllly looking forward to relaxing and stuffing my face, all while having a heart of thanks.

- warmth during the cold

– Jesus. There’s no other like Him.

– my older sister turned 40 this month! (woot, woot!)

- the color pink

- overcoming fears

- my family

- good conversations with great friends

- Christmas is almost here!

- the smell of honeysuckle

- the weather was in the 60s this past Saturday

- chocolate torte

- prayer changes things

(art by ann kelle)

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The “Great Giveaway” (Week 3)

November 24, 2014

Ann Kelle Fabric Giveaway

Happy Monday! This week is our third and final week of “The Great Giveaway.” This week’s giveaway includes: 3 Five Inch Charm Squares (total of 42 pieces)  and 3 Ten Inch Charm Squares (total of 42 pieces).  Each pack is a mix of Urban Zoologie and Remix prints.  We’ve REALLY enjoyed reading your comments for the giveaways. We’ve enjoyed it so much, we want to hear more from you!  So, in order to enter this contest you just have to leave a comment on this blog post.  We’d like to know who or what makes you “smile” and why. UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! Congrats to Wendy for being selected as the winner.

Ann Kelle Fabric Giveaway

(photos by Kelle)

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2014 ann kelle holiday cards

November 20, 2014

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I’m so happy to share with you my 2014 Christmas Card Collection for Tiny Prints.  This collection has been a labor of love, that involved me playing Christmas music throughout my house as early as the month of March.  So yes, while other people were on spring break I was listening to Christmas music.  It is always an honor to design cards that people share with the people dearest to them, about the people dearest to them.  In case you didn’t know, I  not only design Holiday cards, but address labels, gift tags, thank you cards, personalized postage,  enclosure cards and even an ornament.  I’m also excited to pass along our 2014 Holiday promo code (HOLCARDS40), which takes 40% off any holiday card plus corresponding address labels and gift tags.  (Read all the details below)

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You have a lot of different options for your personalizing these photo cards. You can get the cards with one photo or three and in different sizes. They also come in multiple colors!

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Several of the holiday cards also have a new option which allows you to choose the greeting for either Holiday, Christmas or New Years.

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And of course there’s pretty festive backs for all the cards!

2014annkelleholidaycards

I also designed a couple of holiday party invitations for your festive occasion! Don’t forget to enjoy the 40% off code and have a wonderful Christmas and an all around awesome holiday season.

Holiday Promotional Information: Offer expires 12/31/2014 (11:59 P.M. PT). Save 40% off Holiday card orders using the code HOLCARDS40 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer applies exclusively to Holiday cards and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges, calendars, photo books, gift certificates, personalized postage stamps and Erin Condren weekly planners. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. This particular offer code can only be redeemed once. Offer is only valid on Tinyprints.com and is not applicable on third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

(photos by Kelle)

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The “Great Giveaway” (week 2)

November 17, 2014


greatgiveaway2panel485 It’s week two of “The Great Giveaway.”  Thank you for all your entries in the first giveaway. I read each and every one of your comments. It was really great reading what you’re thankful for and some comments bought tears to my eyes!  This week we are giving away two Urban Zoologie panels and two fat quarter bundles which includes fabric from my Remix and Urban Zoologie collections. It’s a total of almost 6 yards of fabric! To enter, simply leave a comment sharing what you’d make with the fabric. The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 23rd (midnight).  (Also, you might want to keep a lookout on my Instagram page. You never know when I might be running another giveaway ;)UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered. It was GREAT hearing everything you’re thankful for. Congratulations to Patricia for being randomly selected as the winner.

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(photos by Kelle)

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crafty with {art bar}

November 13, 2014

 pom pom ring holders / ann kelle Making pom poms is one of my favorite crafts. They’re easy to make and are so cute. I found this easy pom-pom napkin ring tutorial by Art Bar a while ago. (It was put on my “craft to do” list). I incorporated it into my recent Thanksgiving placemat tutorial post. (We also sewed up our own napkins out of some Kona solids). The tutorial was super easy and fun! Find the tutorial here.

 pom pom ring holders / ann kelle

 pom pom ring holders / ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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The Great Giveaway

November 10, 2014

the great giveaway / ann kelle

As we approach Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about all of the things that I am thankful for.  I realized one of the things I am very thankful for are my blog readers.  So, I thought it would be a good time to thank you for being a supporter of Ann Kelle. So, for the next three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I’ll be giving away fabric! I am calling this “The Great Giveaway”! Each week it will be something different.

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Our first giveaway is for 19 yards of Urban Zoologie flannel. Yes, friends, 19 yards!!! In the coming weeks, some other things we’ll be giving away are Urban Zoologie panels, fat quarter bundles and more!  The first giveaway starts today (yes, right now) so enter below.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 16th at midnight.  Don’t miss your chance to win some “great” stuff.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(photos by Kelle)

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Color Crush: Purple

November 06, 2014

color crush purple / ann kelle

These days I seem to have a little crush on the color purple.  I’ve always been a fan of lilac, but not so much for purple.  However, all of that has changed!  I find myself liking purple more and more…and its even showing up in some of my artwork.  What about you? Are you a fan of purple?

(photo by Kelle)

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happy placemat tutorials

November 04, 2014

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

Happy November! I’m so excited that Fall is finally here! I have been wanting to make placemats for a couple of years out of my fabric. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect time. I decided to use my Remix prints in the placemats. And of course, they look really yummy with Kona solids. A special thanks to Brooke for working with me on the placemats. We worked on six different placemat designs.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

I realize that this Thanksgiving tablescape idea is a bit different from the typical warm colors you find this time of year. But, I love my pinks, yellows and blue, even in the Fall.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

There’s a total of 6 FREE placemat tutorials, which you can find below.


ann kelle flying geese placemat

ann kelle heart placemat tutorial

The “Flying Geese” and “Pixelated Heart” placemats are smaller versions of the free Robert Kaufman quilt tutorials, which you can find here and here.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

We kept the quilting pretty simple on all the placemats.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

The placemats are also reversible! I used solids on the backs of most of them. I just love the quilting on these!

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

These placemats came out so bright and happy! I actually kept the table set up like this for a couple days. (I’m thinking of hanging them up on the wall, when I’m not using them).

Grab all the free tutorials below!

Pixelated Heart Placemat Tutorial (based on Robert Kaufman’s “Pixelated Heart” Quilt tutorial)
Herringbone Placemat Tutorial
Plus Placemat Tutorial
Flying Geese Placemat Tutorial (based on Robert Kaufman’s free “Remixed Geese” Quilt tutorial)
Stripe Placemat Tutorial
Triangle Placemat Tutorial

(photos by Kelle)

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“It’s the Great Pumpkin!”

October 31, 2014

the great pumpkin / ann kelle

Every year I watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on television.  Even though I own the DVD, I have to watch it when it comes on TV, because it feels like the rest of the world just may be watching it with me.   The thing I enjoy most about “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is it takes me back to my childhood.

It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown. AnnKelle

I love all the characters and their personalities.  As an illustrator, I appreciate the simple illustrations with pops of color. (And of course I love the use of the color pink throughout “The Great Pumpkin”).  I am “Team Charlie Brown” all the way.  And although, I’ve watched the Charlie Brown television special (Thanksgiving and Christmas included) every year,  I always find myself waiting with Linus for The Great Pumpkin to show up and always hoping Charlie Brown will not fall for Lucy’s trick to kick the football! And hoping that this may be the year that Charlie Brown will get candy instead of a rock. Have a great day filled with treats and no tricks!

its the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Ann Kelle

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peter pan collars are the best

October 29, 2014

tee times blank slate patterns / ann kelle fabric

I like anything with a peter pan collar.  Whether it’s a dress or shirt, it’s gonna get get a thumbs up from me. But, this shirt gets two thumbs up. Maybe its the pink color or the sweet peek-whole back.  Whatever it is, it’s adorable! We used the Blank Slate Pattern Tee Times 3. You can also make the shirt with short sleeves. We used my new houndstooth knit to make the shirt. Three cheers for peter pan collars! Find the pattern here.

tee times 3 blank slate patterns / ann kelle fabric

tee times 3 blank slate patterns / ann kelle fabric

tee times 3 blank slate patterns / ann kelle fabric

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the friends book

October 22, 2014

the friends book / ann kelle Liberty Worth made this  fabric book featuring my Girl Friends prints, as well as some of my other fabric collections such as WonderUrban Zoologie and Remix. It’s such a sweet book and a great way of incorporating all the different Girl Friends prints.   Read more about how Libery made the book here.

the friends book / ann kelle
the friends book / ann kelle
the friends book / ann kelle

 

(photos by Kelle)

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the geranium dress with cool cords

October 22, 2014

ann kelle fabric / geranium dress by made by rae

This sweet dress was made using my new cord fabric.  We used Made By Rae’s Geranium Dress Pattern. It’s such an adorable and versatile dress. It’s one of those dresses that you can play in, twirl or curtsy, if you’d like. Add a cardigan or long sleeve top and you’re all ready for cooler weather!

ann kelle fabric / geranium dress by made by rae

ann kelle fabric / geranium dress by made by rae

ann kelle fabric / geranium dress by made by rae

ann kelle fabric / geranium dress by made by rae

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