Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kids Were Here - April 2014

Another month of kids were here.  Can't believe we are 4 months into the year already!  For people who haven't seen what this is about yet, I am part of a group of women who are taking pictures of things our kids have left behind that help us know that kids live in our homes.  Possibly things that annoy us now, but that will be missed when they are older.  Here are mine and afterward, you can check out Kelly's images.  She is a great photographer who tells wonderful stories with her images.  I wish I was in her area so she could do some photos of my family.

Kind of hard to do yoga when your mat is covered with legos.  This took him 5 seconds to do.
More legos

We love to read and go to the library every other week.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Attempt at a real face

I receive a photography magazine in the mail every couple months.  The image on the front of the magazine I got last intrigued me.  I think she is beautiful and I really wanted to get a chance to draw her. I waited awhile to attempt it because it intimidated me, but I finally attempted it last night.  I couldn't get the colors quite right, and was pretty sad about that because I think her skin color is wonderful. I was pretty happy with how the face turned out overall.  Much better than others I have tried - and a big improvement from the first face I tried years ago.

Here is the original, and my version.

And here is one of my first face attempts done on October 14, 2012.  I've come a long way in a year and a half.  Quite a way to go, but I am very happy with my progress.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March 2014 Kids were Here

This is the third month in our installments of "kids were here."  Myself and a group of wonderful ladies are doing a project where once a month we post pictures that show evidence that there are children in our homes.  The idea is that we are capturing the transience of childhood.  Before we know it, they will be grown and gone and all their little things will no longer be under foot.  It's a way to remember to cherish them while we have them under our roofs. I have three photos today.  I often have little toys (or items of clothing) in odd places throughout the house, left wherever my son decided he was done playing with them.  When you are done viewing my photos, you can check out the talented Shauna's blog where she has photos of her son (as well as beautiful photos she does for others).

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Leaving Sale - 60% off!

I have had extra responsibilities and less free time lately and have decided that something has to give so that I can spend enough time with my family. Unfortunately, that means that I need to give up designing. I will have all my items on sale for 60% off through the end of the month. I won't be selling elsewhere, so make sure to get what you want before it is gone.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


I have a new kit out.  It can be used for boys and girls, because boys and girls get excited about dinosaurs.  The kit is on sale for 30% off through February 22nd.  Buying the entire kit will get you 24 papers and 60 elements.

Monday, February 10, 2014

3 packs for $1 each

I love flowers. This time of year at my house, the only way to enjoy them is buying them from the store, or looking at pressed flowers and remembering warmer days. This kit is all about pressed flowers. Hope it can help you remember your warm days (and if you have warm days right now, I am so jealous).
I have a paper (16 papers), element (40 elements), and CU alpha pack available for $1 each.  They are part of the Scrapbook-Bytes Grab a Byte held once a month and are available February 10-16.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Kids Were Here - Part 2

A group of friends and I are doing a fun blog circle called "Kids Were Here."  The idea is that we take pictures of things that remind us of how ephemeral life with small children is.  We don't have pictures OF our kids, just of their after math.  My son turned 3 a few days ago and we had a part for him.  The picture I chose for this month is of the aftermath (after some cleaning up of wrapping paper) of the party.

The next step in the circle is Jenn Rusby.  She is a talented photographer in Australia (she has warm weather right now and I am SO jealous).  She has cute little boys.  I just love her images, she's amazing at what she does.