Saturday, February 28, 2009

Midnight Pattern Madness

Here’s just one of the pretties from my pattern session tonight. I’m going to call it Crazy Yellow Stucco, I think.


Because, really, can you ever have too many backgrounds?


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sneak Peek: The first Layout

Look! Here’s my first page with the new kit I’ve been working on:  Fairy Trappings. It won’t be for sale until March 1st – keep your eyes peeled here for some more sneak peeks. This one was the orange tones, I just couldn’t resist a picture of our Grandson from a couple years ago Easter.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Enameled & Golden Fairy Circlet

Today’s sneak peek:


Imagine a light as air fairy, right out of a storybook, with this shining circlet of gold and brilliantly colored flowers around her head.


Yes… it goes with the Flowers Askance pattern below. Do you sense a theme…?


Get your photos ready of your favorite playful shots, this scrapbooking kit is going to be full of colorful, gender-neutral elements – it’s for kids at heart.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Flowers Askance

Here’s a new pattern I’m working on for a new kit. I’m calling this paper Flowers Askance – it’s all about pink, coral, orange and green – gotta love it!




Friday, February 13, 2009

Glistening Valentine, It's a Sequel

Introducing the sequel to Glistening Evening, a mini kit called Glistening Valentine.


Completely mix’n’match with my first Glistening Kit, this one is just in time for pages of your favorite someones. I loved doing the moonstone inlay in several of the elements, and you already know how much I like painting flowers. This little hand-painted paper flower is generously sized, and scales down well to fit wherever you’d like to tuck it away in your own layouts.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Glistening Sequel Peek

Guess who is working on a sequel to Glistening Evening?  Hmmm, there might just be a Glistening Valentine in someone’s future. Check out that diamond-studded little corner.


The flower petals are part of a Moonstone technique I was working out this week. Oh, and I got SO carried away adding golden string to the little knotted element, too.


Yeah, I’m having fun now!


Sustaining Pastoral Excellence - New Web Site

Now showing for it’s dress rehearsal in the next 24 hours, it’s a special web site for a community event we’re hosting at church.  Pastor Jack Hayford is coming to Fresno on March 31st to speak to the pastors and leaders in the Central Valley for the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Forum.


So I threw together a special event web site, based on WordPress. I want to give some heavy props to David Fleming of Edge Technology Consulting ( ) for a WordPress Plugin that made taking registrations and selling tickets for this huge event a SNAP!


It’s called, no surprise, Event Registration Plugin. The installation was a snap. Using it was intuitive. I didn’t run out of the room screaming, and I didn’t have to keep referring back to 21 pages of instructions. The PayPal integration just flat out worked.


All I can say is if you need a quick website for an event, the combination of WordPress and the Event Registration Plugin will get you up and going in one evening.


The picture above is what the web site design looks like, it is based on the old standby, Fluid Blue, WordPress theme. It’ll be live on Wednesday, and is just in time; there’s a 750 piece mailing to churches in the area with information about the Forum – tomorrow!


I’m all about clean and neat, and have Perry to thank for finding this theme for me!  SMOOOCH honey!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Glistening Evening Debut

Blog-watchers will recognize some of the pieces of the newest Digital Scrapbooking kit I just finished - I took the mini kit I had worked on in November, re-worked it into a full blown 300 dpi monster kit, and called it Glistening Evening.

With help and inspiration from some of my favorite scrappers and designers, I finally finished it!

The video montage below of Glistening Evening views come to you via my favorite new video toy, Animoto. If you like Animoto half as much as I did, use this coupon code when you register, and save $5: gnpbauvl - it was so easy, and if you've ever messed with even a basic slideshow, you know how long that can take. And it still doesn't look as cool and professional as Animoto makes it.

Thank you Samara, Linda, Vicki, and Roberta!

New Gig Designing

TJ Muse over at invited me to come over to the shop she's re-organizing and sell some of my scrapping designs there.

She didn't expect me to quit my day job to keep up with a little bit of digi-creations, and so I took her up on it.

So, I've got three kits in the store now! I'm especially fond of the little mini kit made with the same colors that the other designers use, so there's a whole slew of mix-n-match kits you can pick from.

The colors were soft pinks, peaches and a pretty green, and it practically made itself! It was really a great deal of fun. DI even did a page of my GRAND SON with it, just to prove that these lovely soft colors were not the sole domain of girlishness!