Author Archives : Aaria Baid

#SurelySimple Feather Theme | Nov 15-21 - A Weekly Creative Challenge by Surelysimple.com

#SurelySimple Feather Theme Winners | Nov 15-21


Starting off the weekly art challenges with a bang! The theme for the very first week was FEATHER. I originally intended to shortlist 14 entries (2 for each day of the week) but there was some amazing talent so I posted 40! The weekly art competition at @surelysimplechallenge works on the premise of democracy- 1 like= 1 vote. YOU have…

Four Festive Thank You Cards Free Download! (For any occasion!) via surelysimple.com

Four Festive Thank You Cards Free Download! (For any occasion!)


Hey everyone! If you follow me on instagram @surelysimpleblog, you might know- I love making cards! I think there’s something extra special about a handmade card. A unique touch that no expensive store bought card can match. I think it’s about the time, effort and sheer love that goes into it. It doesn’t matter if the handmade card took 2…

A Creative Home..With Calligrapher Jen Sweeney


I’m so excited to start a new column on the blog! ‘A Creative Home’ aims at exploring the facets of living a creative lifestyle. One thing that I’ve been interested in for a while now is how creative folks live and work. Whenever I visit anyone’s house, you can call me super-fascinated (or maybe a little nosey haha!) but I always…

12 Reasons Why Creatives Need a JORD Watch (+ A GIVEAWAY!)


Wood watches are intriguing, it’s true. You’re never going to believe what happened that actually started this whole post. A while back, a friend had mentioned that they had just recently bought a wood watch. And then, a week later, JORD wood watches contacted me! Is there such a thing as a funny coincidence?! True story. It’s been a crazy…

Win The Essential Hand-Made Vectors Collection! A Design Cuts Giveaway (CLOSED)


Hey, hey! I’m so thrilled to announce yet one more collaboration with the lovely folks over at Design Cuts! This time around, they’re offering a massive set of handmade vectors- which I absolutely love. Check out all these goodies! I’m really gravitating towards intricate patterns, detailed doodles and floral, mandala inspired patterns lately- so I really like this set. Originally…

My Doodling Wreath Videos July Compilation + Free E-book!


Hello! Here are some of the wreaths I doodled in July, and you can download a free mini e-book where I share how to make your own! Read on… FREEHAND WATERCOLOR MINI WREATH: CONTRASTING BETWEEN FREEHAND OR SLIGHTLY PLANNED:   Let’s talk about this methodical wreath design I formulated in my head and it’s kinda trending on instagram! 5 minutes…

Design Cuts x Surely Simple Giveaway! Win an Artistic Design Bundle!


Hello! Excited to have another giveaway on the blog, and this time DesignCuts has a wonderful bundle filled with some great graphics, designs and more that they are gifting to one lucky person!  Here’s the giveaway details: a Rafflecopter giveaway Leave a comment at the end of this post to say you’re done with all the entries and also answer…

A New Creative Instagram Challenge In August 2016!


August Favorites Creative Challenge Happening! If you’ve been following @surelysimplechallenge, you may have noticed that in August, there will be a new challenge and it’s all about our favorites!  …. This challenge stemmed from a thought that we should be more grateful in our daily life, and what better way to celebrate than to discuss our favorite things for the…