Carillu Series

Release Announcement

Froggie and Friends, the first book in the Carillu series, is now available on Amazon.

Co-authored with my daughter Amber Stevens and dedicated to my two special needs grandchildren.

Success is a choice. When we focus on the outcome of success, rather than the fear of failure, we choose to succeed by our actions.

Jun 18, 2021

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We often think of greys as being cool tone. Nature shows us how greys also come in a warm tone and can provide a beautiful background for other colors. Cool tone greys usually create a more formal feeling, where warm tone greys can give a feeling of calmness. 

Jun 17, 2021

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When you are looking for inspiration for your color palette, look everywhere in nature. The world is literally art your fingertips. From around the world, people are sharing the beauty of the world. From oceans to deserts, flowers to rock formation, nature has a color palette which has proven itself through the test of time.

Jun 16, 2021

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When looking for a color palette for your business or personal use, a monochromatic color palette can be lightened up with a carefully selected accent colors. The use of a green monochromatic color palette can be very inviting. It can give you a relaxed and natural feel if you implement soft blue and wood tones in your décor. 

Jun 15, 2021

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Going with a bright or strong color palette, take a lot more planning to ensure you are not overwhelming a customer when they walk into the door. The last thing you want is for them to have to leave their sunglasses on inside of your store. 

Jun 14, 2021

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Color is divided into two categories, cool and warm. Every color can be in both. The difference between which a color falls into, is determined by the amount of yellow or blue. Yellow creates a warm color palette. Blue will create a cool color palette.

Jun 13, 2021

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A monochromatic color palette in blue can also be used to create a mood from calm and relaxing, to bright and exciting. 

Jun 12, 2021

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A color palette of monochromatic greys can be used to create an atmosphere of elegance, contemporary, formal, classic, or casual. Neutral monochromatic colors give you a blank canvas to build upon. You can utilize texture and color to accentuate what you want the eye to focus on.

Jun 11, 2021

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Regardless if you are reviewing this training module for your business or personal, the information will apply to both. If you are reviewing the information for personal, your 'customer' are your family and friends. 

Jun 10, 2021

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As you create your style guide for your business, think about how you are going to be able to change things up a bit with the different seasons. 

Jun 9, 2021

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Determining your color palette for your business or personal brand should be an opportunity to explore. Wherever you are, snap photos of items which attract you. Reflect on how the photo makes you feel. Does it match the mood you want your customers to have, when they think about your products.

Jun 8, 2021

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Creating a brand for your business is different from establishing your personal brand. There are more factors one must consider. What style of furniture and décor will be in your business? Will your walls be painted with an accent color from the palette?

Jun 7, 2021

Color Palette - 07

As you create your branding style, keep in mind of décor, packaging design, website and app designs, marketing material, employee apparel, and the longevity of public appeal. It's costly to make branding mistakes.
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