Some of you may be wondering where my designs ideas have come from, or why I made the design decisions I did when creating it. That is why I have decided to do blogs for all the new designs I put out! Our newest design is Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice.
I knew I wasn't going to have time this year to do as intricate of a fall design as I did last year with Falling Leaves, but I still wanted to create a design that embraced the season.
While I am now seeing "Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice" on many things, this isn't where I came up with the idea. In fact, I hadn't seen this (or at least, hadn't reconciled that I had seen this) until after I came up with the idea (that's also what happened with Dachshund Through the Snow).
The way I actually came up with name came from seeing two things around the same time, that I then combined. The first thing I saw was a post related to the Powerpuff Girls. I used to love this show, so when I see anything related to them, it brings me back to the opening of the show which mentions "Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice". The second thing I saw was a million posts related to Pumpkin Spice drinks (or PSLs).
I knew I wanted this post to be for all those Starbucks Lovers out there. I wanted it to be fun and yet sophisticated. The actual design itself wasn't inspired by anything in particular, but rather a combination of many other designs and art that I have seen. I also drew some inspiration from the But First, Coffee Tees I designed earlier this year.
In the end, I came up with what I now call Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice. See some of my favourite items from this design!