Monday, February 27, 2012

Hyena Cart Design for "Fair Trade Family"

I'm so excited to be working with Tiffany again!

She wanted her Hyena Cart design to match her beautiful new Etsy shop design, with a blue sketchy background.

Here's the mock-up with new header, top navigation buttons, background, border, and font color:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"GaleSong" America's Got Talent Audition Video

GaleSong is the singing group I'm in with my 4 sisters. :) We formalized our group in 2007 and have enjoyed performing for family and close friends. We excel at 5-part harmonies and love a variety of different music styles.
Thought I'd share our audition video. Please leave any kind comments you'd like on the video!
GaleSong YouTube Video

And we'd love a few more fans/likes on our Facebook page if you have a moment:
GaleSong Music Facebook Page

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hyena Cart Design for "Healing Gems", Part II

Darice liked the aurora background but wanted to try something with a bit more pink, lighter, and perhaps with fairies. She wanted to try the header without the fairy and perhaps lighter as well.

Here are a few different mock-ups! 1st has a lighter pink background and white header. This design seems much softer than the space background one and is pleasant to look at. 2nd has a little bit darker pink than the first, and the addition of fairies. 3rd is the original background but with the fairy taken out of the header.

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Watermark Design for "Closet on Queen Creek"

Rhonda was looking for a watermark for her gorgeous handmade items at: Closet on Queen Creek.

I tried 3 different ideas for her.
1 - Her original header image with the white background taken out. This one was difficult because the original has a shadow effect so quite a few colors blend into each other. It's not as sharp as the others and not my favorite.
2 - I re-drew her font and the crown image so they would be crisp and clear. Also added a nice embossing effect.
3 - I used a special font and the re-drawn crown image. Also added a nice embossing effect.

Samples of the watermarks against a plain background and on one of the pictures from her shop. Click on images to view larger:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hyena Cart Design for "Healing Gems"

Darice was looking for a new design that incorporates the following: her lotus flower, a fairy, pinks and purples, lots of color, not too much white, and a fun, easy-to-read font. I designed her theme around beautiful swirls of pink and purple space nebula.
Here's the first mock-up!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Designs for "Fair Trade Family"

Here are the final mock-ups for Tiffany's Etsy Shop, Business Cards, and Watermarks!

I added a thin border around the Etsy banners to help them stand out a little bit from the white Etsy background.

Copyrights shown in various sizes. Owl hat image is a sample of how the watermark will look when applied to an image. Purchase price includes instructions on how to add watermarks to images using free online software. :)

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Note: Personal info blurred to protect client's privacy.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Family History Project - Almon B. Bate

Phew! What an incredible, exhausting, fantastic project this was!

My Uncle Peter found my Great-Grandfather's diary in an old box of things from a relative. He asked me to transcribe it for our Bate Family Reunion today. The diary was written in 1927 when Almon was a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii. What an awesome experience it was to see his handwriting and find out about his experiences.

This was a very involved project and my house definitely shows it! I've spent the past few months transcribing the diary when I could squeeze in a moment, but since the reunion was today I spent most of the past week finishing up the transcription and finding historical maps, images, family histories, pedigree charts, and family group records to help get a more complete picture of Almon's life.

Here's a little collage of the project:

Summary of project:
- Scanned each page of the diary (172 pages)
- Transcribed each page (80 pages in document form) with the help of online Hawaiian dictionaries
- Found and copied maps of Hawaii and the railroad line from Utah to California
- Found and copied images of the boats he traveled on and also his gravestone
- Copied Pedigree and Family Group records
- Compiled everything on my computer
- Copied the files to CD's to give away at the reunion today

After the first few pages I was used to Almon's handwriting. The hardest part for me was trying to figure out the Hawaiian words and places!

The reunion today was fantastic! I met many relatives whom I didn't know before, enjoyed handing out CD's and showing Almon's diary, and scanned documents and pictures that some of them had brought. I look forward to getting to know my Bate relatives better at future reunions. :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fixed Coding for "Munchkin Wear"

Mary needed a few of her Hyena Cart links fixed. Looking good now!

She makes beautiful crochet items. Visit her shop here: Munchkin Wear

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Updates to "Made4munchkins" Etsy Banners

Kim asked for the green dotted border to go around the entire banner, not just the bottom.

Here we go!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Business Card Design for "Bubamara Kids", Part II

Trying a different background for Sarah's business cards. :)

Special Order: Lollipop Printable Design - Extra Large!

Sonia contacted me today about creating a larger lollipop design for her daughter's CandyLand-themed Dance Show. I love Candyland...and lollipops...and dancing. How could I resist?!

Full size, this image is approximately 16"x16". If you'd like to purchase one please visit my shop!

Business Card Design and Watermark for "Fair Trade Family"

I enjoyed working with Tiffany's gorgeous items to design her business card! I still need to add in her details, but I like it so far. I also had a fun time creating a watermark for her. The mock-ups show the watermark in different sizes and placements on her darling owl hat picture.

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Etsy Package Finished for "Made4munchkins"

Love this set!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Business Card changes for "My Diaper Addiction"

I'm so excited for Andrea! Her line of cloth diapers is going to be carried through "Belly Button Baby"

I made a couple of changes to her business cards. Click image to view larger.

Note:personal information blurred to protect privacy.

Edited on Feb 8th to change the email address :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Etsy Banner for "Doodles Jewels"

Danz wanted a new Etsy banner to showcase her stunning jewelry.

For the first one I used her current website for ideas. The second is much more simple, using one of her "tree of life" necklaces as the focus.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Etsy Banner for "Fair Trade Family", Part II

Tiffany liked the 1st mock-up but with a little tweaking. I switched out the owl hat picture (and cleaned up the background a bit)! Looking great!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Etsy Banner and Business Card Design for "Made4munchkins", Part III

A couple more changes for Kimberly's designs. :)

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Etsy Banner for "Fair Trade Family"

Tiffany was looking for an updated Etsy banner to showcase her lovely knit, crochet, and photography items.

She sent several pics she wanted incorporated into her design, as well as color schemes and a font she liked.

Here are a few mock-ups! Colors, pics, designs, etc., can all be moved around or changed.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Etsy Banner and Business Card Design for "Made4munchkins", Part II

Kimberly wanted a bit more simpler design for her Etsy banner and Business Card design. Here are a few different mock-ups without the woodland animals, changing the tree leaves to match the colors from her rainbow stacker, and with browns, greens, and whites.

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