Saturday, July 29, 2006

Here's a funny one... DSP member Shazzt informed me today that my new kit name "Little Buggers" might be offensive to those "down under." Apparently Bugger is a not-so-nice word there- and I think in England too. It's actually a swear word! Who knew??? So I will be changing the kit name to Little Buggies. bummer... I was so in love with the name Little Buggers too. oh well...

Friday, July 28, 2006

Trend Watch: So have you seen the new Gap TV commercial yet?? I love the Gap ads. When one comes on you just have to stop whatever your doing and watch. They play the best music for one, but they also have the hippest dancers. Their most recent ad features different styles of blue jeans with hip hop dancers. But what I found so interesting is the graphics flashing behind and around the dancers. They look like DOODLES!! Really hip funky doodles. This is exactly the kind of style I'm going to be heading towards in the very near future. Just a week or so ago I was telling my dh that I'm going to start doing some tye-dye papers, tattoo style doodles, daisys, etc. I predict that the next scapping style is going to take a turn to the funk-a-delic. And the Gap ad certainly supports that!! I was so geeked to see it!! What do you think?? Are you ready for some funk in your LO's??

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Here's my second Build-A-Doodle kit. I can't wait to get them into the store!!!!!!

Ok. Here's what I've been working on. I think this is going to be so fun for those who love doodles and would like an easy way to create them themselves. It's a Build Your Own Doodle Kit. Pick your flower parts, combine them and build your own flower. You can resize the parts- make the petals larger, smaller, skinnier, fatter. You can use different petals together, You can add as many leaves as you like. You can color the doodles, fill them with color, fill them with different papers. Do whatever you like. I'm thinking that those who love doodles are going to flip for these. I've created 2 packs- because one just wasn't enough in my opinion!! These will be available August 1st.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I'm working hard to complete my monthly requirements for DSP. Whew! It's a lot of work, but it's SO FUN! I just finished this weekly freebie. I'm still stuck on this color scheme as you can tell. But I really like how these came out. They started to look like Batik fabric- which I LOVE and then the name just clicked! You'll be able to get this for FREE at on 9/25.

Monday, July 24, 2006

I'm working on something very cool! At least I hope it will be!! I don't have a preview yet, but it's going to be really fun. Let's just say it has to do with doodles, flowers, parts, creating... can't give away anything else. Check back and I'll have a preview soon!

Ok. I'm limited at DSP on how many things I can put into one kit. When creating Little Critters, the ideas came so fast that I quickly had more items than needed, so this add-on kit was born. I'm really partial to these bug doodles. I think they are really cute. I hope the DSP members think so too. I can't wait to get these in the store so I can start making some LO's with them. We're going on another camping trip and I'll search for bugs myself if I have to to get some good pics of the boys for this!!

Here's another page kit for August. This was inspired by an old stamp I had of a bug. I created the beetle first and then the rest of the kit just poured out and into my laptop. I think this will work well for little boys- or little girls for that matter. I know I'll be using it for my 2 little guys outdoor adventures.

Interesting note: I quickly became known as the doodle girl at Early on- before I was signed on, I gave away some doodled flowers and swirly things. They were a hit and so I kept creating more. I'm really jazzed about this. I used to do hand illustrations- back in the day- before everything was done on computers. I actually drew illustrations with pencil and ink for magazine ads. Since the overtaking of computers, I hadn't done much drawing. I'm so thrilled to be able to use my drawing talents again- even if it is just doodling.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Well now that I've officially become a bonafide Digital Scrapbook Designer, I thought I better jump into this blog thing. It seems like everyone's blogging about their designs so I better start too.

This July I was contracted with as a designer. I was so so thrilled I could hardly believe it. I had been working towards this since April when I created my first page kit - inspired by my Target duvet cover, which I'm also proud of because it only cost $25 including shams!!

I never thought I'd be going "back to work" so soon. My youngest boy is only 18 mos. But this opportunity rolled in and I had to take it. I am so geeked about doing this and - hopefully- earning some money while I'm at it. I hope to use this blog to show my upcoming kits, share ideas, post new trends in scrapbooking, and maybe even share some tips.

I want to thank everyone at for helping me reach my goal of becoming a designer. If you haven't been to their site, go immediately. I believe it's the best all-around digital scrapbook site on the web. The members and team are some of the most fantastic, friendly and incredibly talented people on the planet. And if you need instructions on how to get started in digital scrapbooking, they've got all the classes and tutorials you will ever need.

This is a picture sample of one of my kits for August- Chocolate Cherries. Sometimes things just don't end up the way you think they will. I had started this kit with a little girl theme in mind. Red cherries on yellow, piink cherries on light pink, cute girly things- maybe a silver cherry charm. And then it just took on a life of it's own. I made the brown paper and click- it became chocolate cherries. Then it suddenly turned to more richer, deeper hues. Now I'm thinking this would be great for heritage LO's. You really never know how something might turn out.