Monday, November 15, 2010

The new and improved Shutterfly

I mentioned in my last post Christmas and the impending gift giving that is upon us. For most people Christmas also means "card sending". I thought I would share with you that I just finished perusing the always popular Shutterfly and am happy to report that they have some really fresh modern options this year! I was so impressed and slightly smitten with several of their cards. And considering the fact they are offering 50 free cards to bloggers I feel certain one of their designs may be making it into our friends and families mailboxes! I've also been considering turning some of our favorite photos into calendars and giving them as gifts, and they've got some great options for that as well. Last but not least, if you need a cute tag to attach to your gifts they've got you covered. I'm all about companies that make giving and doing it in style a little easier and this year Shutterfly fits the bill! Happy hunting!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just a thought...

With Christmas around the corner I know I've got what to give on my mind! One of the things that makes such a wonderful present (I know it's become a staple item for me, especially for grandparents) is a great framed photo of your family and kiddo's.

I have found that I really enjoy life on the other side of a camera lens. So for anyone out there who is local to me (San Antonio area, with a weekend or two in Abilene coming up) I would be more than happy to snap your family. I'm not thrilled at the thought of the printing process so you would receive a disc with all of your photos and they would be yours to print, email, and use in whatever way you see fit! The cost for a session and CD would be $100.

It's just a thought, but if anyone is interested please feel free to email me at

Happy Gift Hunting!

p.s. I'm not going to be doing any Christmas card designing this year...I just don't have the time. But, I highly recommend heading over to Minted it's like heaven for paper lovers!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beauty and the Blog

Summer has a way of keeping us busy! I am the first to admit I lose track of time and maybe just life in general a little more during the summer. I am happy to say though that I've still managed to squeeze in a little "blog beauty" this summer! Just wanted to share the latest with you. I enjoyed so much working on each of the following blogs and I'm so thankful for those of you that allow me to exercise my creativity through your blogs!! If you are interested in checking out any of the following designs in a little more detail just click on the image and take a visit...they are all wonderful!

First up the adorable Cooper Family. Christina and I went to UMHB together and she wanted something fun, but not too girly! I think we got it just right...

Then there is the Allman Family. I got way back with these guys, we all attended UMHB together as well. Jason is currently serving on a deployment and they needed a new "combat ready" look! They are an awesome family...

Next up The Cromwell Family. Kimzey is a friend of one of my first military buddies Elaine and she is jumping into blogging and expecting her first baby! I'm sure he will be adorable because his mom is beautiful!! I love the traditional yet modern feel that her blog took on...

I also love the way the next blog turned out! I used some great elements from Aja Abney and it is so fun and whimsical! The name just adds to the charm!

And last, but certainly not least, my friend Elaine (as mentioned earlier)! Her blog is private, so no link here, but she is expecting and needed a fun way to break the news!! I was happy to help!

That's it for now. Hope you enjoy the rest of the Summer and keep cool!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This Is Fun!

After going through the process of creating a new blog design for a customer I really love the feeling I get when I read the final email back from them. It usually (if I'm lucky) says something to the effect of, "YAY, I love it!" It makes me so happy to be able to make someone else just a little happier to be blogging. To know that they smile when they open up there page. I'm proud to present a couple of my latest "happy customers". The First is Beth (great name by the way). Beth is a self proclaimed lover of anthropologie, vintage (think birdcages and typewriters, Audrey Hepburn, and the color blue. I was really happy with the way her blog turned out (click here to take a peek yourself)...

Next up is a blog I just finished for some of our sweet friends Jason and Jessica. Nate and Jason started their military "careers" together. Jason wasn't married at the time so it's cool to have seen him go from bachelor to hitched with two boys! They are a great family and I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to spruce up their blog (click here to check it out)...

So happy to get to spend a little bit of my spare time doing this, man is it fun!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cheerful is the New Black

I've decided that there is nothing that makes me happier than running across a cheerfully designed blog. It just seems so nice to get to enjoy a little color and fun as you are catching up or reading the latest and greatest in the blog world. So, I'm happy to report that a couple of my latest designs are, in a word, Cheery!

First up Ashley at Sweet Southern Prep. She is enlightening the blog world on all things Southern and Preppy and I think her new design shows that off in style...

Thanks Ashley!!

Then there is "B" at Sincerely B. B blogs about her adorable family and has a rockin' ETSY shop called Mod Memento that is right up my alley. She had a header that she liked so I tweaked it just a little and then added a fun striped background and some sweet frames to show off her beautiful family....

Thanks B!!

I am looking forward to continue spreading cheer through blog land. Don't forget orders placed before the end of April receive $5 off. A couple of weeks left to take advantage!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

And zee winner is (spoken with a french accent)...

Congratulations Tricia! Email me at to get started on your blog design. For anyone else that entered (or even if you didn't) I'll offer $5 off any blog design ordered before the end of April. It's the least I can do to say "THANKS" for all your sweet comments and support! If you are interested in ordering just shoot me an email and I'll send you the discounted invoice. Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Sorry I'm running late...I'll post the Spring Giveaway Winner tomorrow...thanks to all who entered!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Has Sprung Giveaway!

In honor of flowers, sunshine and spring cleaning I'm giving away one complete blog makeover! Leave a comment and you're entered to win! I'll accept entries through Sunday at midnight (CST). Nothing says S-P-R-I-N-G like a fresh blog so hippity hop on over and leave a comment!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Catch Up!

Hi y'all! Well, between the Holidays and getting ready to have a baby I've been lagging behind on posting here! Just thought I would share a few blogs I've managed to squeeze in working on over the past couple of months!
The first was for my sweet college roommate Leslie and her adorable little boy Luke...I love the way this header for Jenn's Fabulous Life turned out...

This blog for Sara at Southern Comforts may be a personal favorite for me...

I just wrapped up this business venture based blog for Christine at MBC Scrapbooking...

And, I've also had the fun chance to re-vamp a couple of blogs I originally did. One was for another sweet roommate from college Sara...

The New Year is off to a great start! I also wanted to say a BIG thanks to all of you who ordered and supported my Christmas Card venture! It was definitely a simpler process for me and I hope for you as well! Here's to 2010!