Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scrap Girls!


I am excited to announce that I have started designing digital scrapbooking products for scrap girls.

All my stuff I have deisgned so far can be seen here, but I will post a few of my fave's.

Wow I think I have blogged more this last week than in the last three months combined. Hopefully I can keep it up :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

I never was good with the self portraits

I have a new appreciation for all those bloggers that take pictures of themselves all the time. It is hard! This is the best that I could do. I was talking to my aunt on the phone the other day and she wanted to see a picture of what I look like pregnant. So here I am!
But really. this is the best of like 30 shots I took...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Check Yes!

I don't think I have ever mentioned this on my blog, but one of my clients I do regular design work for is Intermountain Donor Services.

Here are a couple of my favorite things I have designed for them:

As much as I love all the other design work I do, I especially love the work I do for IDS. Designing cute ribbons and hearts to go on scrapbook pages is fun, but I feel like the stuff I do for IDS has more "substance." It educates people and (hopefully) motivates them to become organ donors, and ultimately, save lives.

I have been thinking more about this lately because my Aunt Julie is going in tomorrow to receive a bone marrow transplant as the next step in her battle against leukemia. She is fortunate enough to have a sibling that is a match (my dad, in fact!), and her chance of recovery goes up greatly because of that. Other people aren't as fortunate. So, today as I am thinking of Julie and wishing there was more I could do to help, I figured I could at least blog about organ donation and encourage everyone to check yes and possibly save someone's life in the future.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just a little something I sewed for...

...the baby girl that I am expecting in November!

We went in last week and had the ultrasound to find out the baby's gender. JB and I are thrilled to start our own little family.

I know this may be silly of me, but I have been waiting to blog that I am expecting a baby until I had something cute to blog with the news. JB was out of town this last week for scout camp, and so I was able to have quite a bit of time to sew, so now I do! I bought the pattern from a relatively new etsy shop from italy that I just discovered: Puperita. It was a little beyond my skill level of sewing, but I learned a lot while making it. I finally had to step back and stop trying to follow the instructions so hard, and just think, "well, if I were just going to figure out how to do this without instructions, how would I do it?" and from there on it was pretty smooth sailing. What does Benny the Jet say in to Smalls in Sandlot? Something about "thinking too much." Yes, that was my problem... I think :)