I was off playing around at the Plum when I realized I should actually be on WordPress writing tonight’s blog post. LOL Oooops.
So here I am. 😉
Honestly? I think I’m just so excited about the backlog of photography edits almost being through that I’ve been thinking about getting back to my scrapbooking. I’m almost through my training to be a designer (I was almost through back in March, but had to put it all on hold when things got crazy busy and I’ve been on a leave of absence ever since) and hope to open my store in the new year. But right now? right now I just want to do a layout. LOL
I’ve got a couple of LOs (that’s short for layouts for all you non-scrapbooking folk) that I need to have finished shortly. One in the next couple of days, and the other about a week later. Nothing like having a looming deadline when you’re finally able to get back at it. 😉
So, yeah… scrapbooking on the brain. Can’t help it. The idea of having time to do something for ME??? It’s been months and months since I’ve had that luxury, and well? I’m close to happy tears over the idea.
The stress is finally lifting. I can get back to working how I ENJOY working. None of this groupon-induced stress. No more 3 and 4 photo shoots a day, and a backlog of 80 shoots needing editing. It feels so nice to have things return to NORMAL. 😉 Three shoots a week, and time to edit those shoots within that same week. No backlog. No stress. Taking it easy and enjoying my work and all the blessings that come with it. Yay me! 🙂
In honor of Sugar Pie Scraps Designaversary (coming up mid-month), Crystal is hosting a “choose the colours” contest on her blog. All you have to do is hop on over there, and pick the swatch you like best. To thank you for voting, she’ll give you a discount coupon for the kit she’ll create using the winning colour palate. And even better? One lucky person will receive the kit for free. She’s got some lovely swatches posted, so it’s not an easy choice… but hey! Everyone loves a chance at free stuff. 😀 So get on over there!
Today was the Breaking the Silence conference. It was great! I only spoke for a little while, but I earned a few laughs, and got the chance to talk with lots of great folks afterwards. I’d share more… but right now? I am exhausted. LOL And I have to get ready for a photo shoot out in the snow tomorrow. Besides, today is supposed to be Scraptastic Saturday. And this post has NOTHING to do with scrapbooking. 😉 To that end, here’s a little poll.
I’m deciding on a name for my scrapbook design company. I’ve narrowed it down to a few options, but could use some outside opinions. So I hope you’ll weigh in. Either with just a vote, or with a comment too.
For those who don’t know… I call the wee girlie “my little strawberry”. So that’s where the name choices come from. 🙂
As I’ve mentioned before, I am in the Designer Apprentice program at PDP. At this stage, we’re all working on our logos. To be honest, I’m struggling a wee bit.
I fell into my design name. Never gave it much thought. It just hit and stuck. Scraptastic Designs by TD. LOL It’s fun, it’s tongue in cheek, it doesn’t take itself too seriously… it’s me. But this design name of mine does not lend itself easily to logo creation.
I’ve created a few different logos now, and Amy (of Polka Dot Plum Designs) has been trying to help me out too. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:
First is one designed by Amy –
Here’s my first attempt –
Here, Amy took another stab at it –
And so did I, twice –
Each has something I really like… but nothing feels like it’s MINE just yet. The last one is definitely the closest though.
I would absolutely love some thoughts, or creative (and constructive) criticisms. Or heck! If you feel up to it, have a go at it! I’d welcome another pair of eyes and capable hands. 🙂
Okay… so I realize it’s been a little while since I did a scraptastic saturday post. Honestly? My life hasn’t left me much time for hobbies lately. LOL And scrapbooking is definitely a hobby. One I really enjoy, but a hobby just the same. So when life goes crazy, it’s the first thing to go.
Thankfully, I was able to make a little time for it this week. I didn’t get much done… but it did feel nice to be back at it, even for what little time I was.
As many of you know, I’m apprenticing at Polka Dot Plum. Yes, I’ve already designed a few kits… but I am new to designing, and I’m sure I have a lot to learn. And the apprentice program has already been a huge help. I am loving creating papers from scratch. Creating my own textures, creating my own photoshop brushes, and “painting” the digital papers. 🙂 Love it! It’s honestly such a zen activity for me. The rest of the world just disappears and I lose myself within it. Definitely worth finding the time for. Yay me!
Lots of scraptastic stuff today. 🙂
First off, Sugar Pie Scraps has got an amazing new kit out at Polka Dot Plum. It’s called Snow, Sledding & Sweets. I absolutely love it. When I first saw it, I knew I liked it… but it wasn’t until I actually started working with it that I fell in love with it. This kit really is a dream to work with. It’s got a ton of flexibility, and works with both the sillier layouts and the more serious ones. It really is fabulous. And even better? You have a chance to WIN it. Hop on over to http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/happy-place-31/win-snow-sledding-sweets-263926/ to enter the free draw.
Now, here’s the new LO (layout). And you guessed it… I used the kit above. LOL
Oh right… I also promised a freebie, didn’t I. I didn’t forget.
The image is linked, so just click on it to download. 🙂
And if you feel like playing along, why not stop by the plum and share what you’ve created using my word art. 🙂 The url for the challenge is http://www.polkadotplum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4773 All I ask, is that when giving credit please list it as “a scraptastic design by TD”. 🙂
That’s it from me today. I’m off to a party with some really great folks we know through my husbands work. Take care, and be safe.
Hey everyone! Today I have another freebie for you. It’s a scrapbook page border featuring several definitions of the word “family”.
The image is linked, so just click it to download.
As a Warren at ESS I host the definition challenge each month. So hop on over and play with us. You can earn up to five points by playing along, and your points can earn you a free gift certificate for the store there. As a bonus this month? I created TWO free downloads for you. So you can get the border that I’ve posted here, AND a frame as well (but you have to visit ESS for that one).
Can’t wait to see what you do with them.
OH! Don’t forget, in your design credits, list my WordArt as a “Scraptastic Design by TD”. Thanks.