Kensie Kate

Happy, colorful design & hand lettering

Happy Sunday!

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Happy Sunday quotes by Kensie Kate

"I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.” -Gordon B. Hinckley

Happy Patterns | Part 4

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Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

I've been having so much fun making patterns! Seriously, once I get started, it's hard to stop! I especially love making florals and the last one is probably my most favorite pattern I've ever made.

When I'm making a "random" pattern, I always try to make sure that the repeat isn't obvious. Like, it should take more than a few seconds to find where the pattern repeats itself. 

Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

**All images copyright Kensie Kate. If you're interested in licensing a pattern, shoot me an email at hello@kensiekate.comkensiekate.com**

Happy Patterns | Part 3

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Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

When I was in college, I took Greek and Roman Mythology to fulfill a general credit and literally the only way I stayed awake through the lectures was by doodling geometric patterns. As much as I love florals, sometimes I just really like playing with simple shapes. 

Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

**All images copyright Kensie Kate. If you're interested in licensing a pattern, shoot me an email at hello@kensiekate.comkensiekate.com**

General Conference Quotes | April 2017

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I'm not sure exactly when the switch happened, but there was definitely a point where I went from enduring general conference to looking forward to it like Christmas. How incredible is it that we get to spend an entire weekend being uplifted and strengthened by the words of God? 

What's equally incredible is how quickly the messages are available online for us to study further. I for one am especially grateful since my job makes it hard to really focus on the messages I need to hear most. During conference, I post an insane amount of content across a bunch of social media platforms for work. I'm constantly scrolling Twitter looking for the best quotes to share. Since I'm so hyper-focused, it's really hard to glean what the overall messages are so I really look forward to getting to study each talk over the next few months. 

Since I already had my favorite quotes saved, I decided to letter one quote from every talk. My hope is that you will save or print these so that you can see them and be reminded of the messages you heard and felt this conference. 

General Women's Session

Saturday Morning Session

Saturday Afternoon Session

Priesthood Session

Sunday Morning Session

Sunday Afternoon Session

Happy Patterns | Part 2

Design, IllustrationKensie Smith
Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

One of my favorite things about being a designer is seeing how quickly my skills grow. I don't mean that in an arrogant way at all, but I can't tell you how many times I've seen something from a year, a few months, or even a few weeks ago and thought about how much better I could do it now. 

My love for floral patterns runs deep, but I used to be extremely intimidated by making them. Now that I've grown into my own style, they're one of my favorite things to make and once I get started I can't stop! 

I also used to struggle with making patterns with colored backgrounds. It seemed like everything just looked better on white. Now I have a hard time deciding on just one color option, which is not a bad thing at all!

Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

**All images copyright Kensie Kate. If you're interested in licensing a pattern, shoot me an email at hello@kensiekate.comkensiekate.com**

Happy Sunday!

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April 2017 General Conference LDS Quote | "We were not placed on this earth to walk alone." -Thomas S. Monson

"We were not placed on this earth to walk alone." Thomas S. Monson

Happy Sunday! I hope you were able to tune into general conference this weekend! Mostly I'm really proud of myself for staying awake the whole time. What was your favorite message shared? I don't know if I have a favorite, but I loved how inclusive and bold the talks were. I'm really excited to be able to study and learn even more from them over the next few months.