Saturday, July 31, 2010

Excited For August

So I have decided to do something a little fun in August.  I don't want to give away the surprise yet but I want to encourage everyone to check out my blog tomorrow as I promise to have a freebie.  I am really hoping to be able to keep with the little challenge that I am putting before myself.  My work schedule didn't exactly help as I have been scheduled five days this week which means that I won't have my evenings to work on my computer but I am still determined to give it a go so come back tomorrow to see the challenge I have put before myself and to get a little freebie too!

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Teething Bites!

I have gotten very little done when it comes to designing this week.  My poor little guy is teething.  I feel so sorry for him as there is so little I can do and he does not understand the pain at all.  Hopefully we will finish cutting this first tooth soon and all of us can return to our lives again.

Until Next Time!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lots More Work

Well I have decided that html is not exactly my friend.  I have spent some more time working on my blog today and have gotten very little done.  I think I have at least gotten the colors adjusted to where everything is able to be read again.  I have lots more work to do on it though.

I am thinking about taking a break tomorrow from my blog design and work some more on my next mini kit.  Maybe you will be seeing some papers coming shortly. ;)

Until Next Time!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just A Quick Hello

Good evening everyone!!  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.  It was a little too hot here but outside of that I had a great weekend with my boys.  My mother came to visit and it was nice getting to spend time with her.  Isaac loves having company as it is another person to get love and attention from.

I spent a little time last week trying to work on my blog design.  Not overly happy with it so far but plan to work on it some more this week.  I am also start to work on another mini kit that I hope to get up in the next week or so.

Until Next Time!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Challenge

I hope that you have enjoyed the mini kit and word arts!!  I really had a blast creating them.  I have just finished an alpha to go with them.  Want the freebie alpha?  Well all you need to do is created a layout using my mini kit and then leave me a comment with a link to the layout and I will send you the alpha!!

Until Next Time!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

And Here Are Some Wordarts

I spent the better part of today working on some wordarts to go with the mini kit I posted yesterday.  I really like how they turned out and hope that you do too.  Make sure to stop back tomorrow as I will have an opportunity for you to pick up a matching Alpha!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This One's For The Boys

Well I have finally finished my mini kit.  The kit contains 5 papers and 22 elements.  I hope that you like it.  I am planning on doing some word arts and an alpha to go along with this kit.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wanna Win A Kit

DanosPookie Designs has a new kit coming out and someone is going to win it for free?  She has posted a challenge to see who can guess the designer that she has teamed up with to create a fabulous new collab.  What in on the fun?  Visit her post at Scrappity-Doo-Dah to put in your guess.

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

8 Days A Week

Crystal has a new kit out and I am lovin' it.  8 Days A Week Calm - Monday Blues has some awesome blues.  They are so soft and versitle that you can use it with almost any layout.  Crystal added some reds to this kit that really make your layouts pop.  Best part, this is the first kit in an 8 kit series so you know there are more great kits to come...

And A Layout of My Little Guy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Puppy Love Freebie

So I have been working on my next kit and decided to try making my first Alpha.  I had so much fun working with different things that I decided to go back and make one to coordinate with Puppy Love.  I have had so much fun putting this kit together and the comments and such that I have received have been so rewarding. 

I have decided to put out a little challenge though...

Did you like the Puppy Love kit that I put together?  Would you like an alpha to go with it?  Well if so, put together a layout using the kit and leave me a comment on this post with a link to your layout and you will get the freebie alpha.

Until Next Time!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Michael, Michael

I LOVE this new kit by Crystal's Creations.  If you have any boys or men in your life you are sure to find this kit great for so many of your layouts.  I am truly having a blast using it with some of my photos of Isaac and his daddy!!

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Glittered Chaos

I wanted to share a wonderful summer kit with you today!  I absolutly love the colors in Heather's new kit Glittered Chaos and the elements are way cool!

And of course I like to show of my work (and more importantly my little cutie)

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's To Come

Well I am still in need of a makeover to my blog.  And it will come, however, I have been busy doing other things.  I guess the motivation just isn't there yet to get the blog updated.  I am excited though to use my Puppy Love kit to do some updates.

In the meantime, I have started thinking about my next freebie.  I have put together a new color swatch and wanted to share with everyone.

The kit is going to be called "This One's For The Boys".  I work part time at Baby Gap/Gap Kids and I hear that song all of the time.  It is one of those songs that can get stuck in your head for days.  So the other day when I was thinking about how I wanted to do a boys kit for my son that song was in my head and so the kit was named.

I am Hosting A Challenge At SDD

I am so excited to be hosting a challenge at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.  Please stop by and join me this month for the Color My World Challenge.

This month's challenge is working with this color swatch...

I have added a little extra inspiration to this months challenge and am asking everyone to think about the chaos in their lives when creating their layout.

And as an added bonus anyone who uses Heather's new kit Glittered Chaos is going to earn double points.

Head on over to Scrappity-Doo-Dah and check out all of the deatils for the challenge as well as learn more about the points you earn towards a SDD gift certificate.  While there make sure to check out all of the other challenges going on.  It is a great way to get inspiration for your layouts and earn some free goodies.

And Here is some chaos in my life...Finger Foods

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Puppy Love Is Complete

Well I finished up the elements!  I am pretty happy with how everything turned out. I know that I still have a lot of growing yet to do as a designer but when I look at this kit in comparison to what I attempted before I am very happy with how far I have come.  The one thing that I am struggling with big time is previews.  I am not sure how much I like the element preview I have posted below.  I tried to then put a full kit preview together and could not come up with anything I even remotely liked so that has been put on the back burner for now.

Over the next day together I will be putting together some layouts of my own using my own kit.  You may even see a quick page or two loaded to the site.  Then I plan to do a little makeover to my blog as it really does need to be personalized.

Until Next Time!

Puppy Love Elements

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Looking For Some Motivation

I had big hopes of getting some housework done today and it is already 2:30 and I am no where close to making it through my list.  Where did the motivation go?  Since the housework isn't getting done maybe I should just give in and spend the afternoon at the computer.  Well at least until Isaac wakes up from his afternoon nap.  If all goes well I hope to get the elements finished tonight which means you can look for the final piece of Puppy Love to be posted in the morning.

I hope that everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!!

Until Next Time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Get Your Creativity On

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful day.  We had another beautiful day here.  The temps were once again in the low 80s and the humidity was down.  Isaac and I enjoyed a nice walk outside and even visited the local park.  Though I was disappointed to find that we have no swings at our park - boo!  Now hopefully my night will go as well as the day went.  Isaac is trying to cut his first teeth and has been waking up every 10-15 minutes for the last hour or two.  He is settling back down fairly well with either a binkie or a little bit of reassurance, however, if it continues throughout the entire night I don't think mommy is going to be getting much sleep.  Hummm... maybe that will mean more time to work on my designing?  I am hoping to post the next piece sometime over the weekend.

In the meantime I wanted to share a layout I just did.  Both the template and the mini kit used were freebies from this months Get Your Creativity On challenge over at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.  I absolutely love them both and encourage you to go check it out.  Tiffany and Crystal always put on a good challenge and this months is wonderful!!

My Layout...

And The Template And Mini Used...