Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Freebies for Week 2 are Up at Little Dreamers!!

Week 2's FREEBIES are available at Little Dreamers! This last week's Apprentice Lesson was all about elements. Come check out all the fantastic freebies from some amazing artists! Here is what I did for this challenge - leave me a post and let me know what you think! If you want to download my kit, here's the LINK.

Monday, April 19, 2010


I can't believe!!! I made it into Round 3 of the Little Dreamer Apprentice Program! This last week has been crazy and wonderful all at the same time. I've learned so much from Michelle at Little Dreamers in just one week and had an amazing time getting to know all the artists! This time we had to create 4 elements - one with glitter, one metal, one with stitching and then one of our choice. They will be posted soon on the Little Dreamers Site to download for free so when that happens I will let you know. I can't wait to find out what's in store for this upcoming week!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I'm so excited!!! I entered a mini digital design kit into the Little Dreamer Apprentice Program and was chosen as one of the 25 artists for this program! I can't believe it! I'm so thrilled to be amoung these amazing designers and start learning new things in the weeks to come!! If you would like to download my free kit, here's the direct link to Happy Spring! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think! Also there's a Apprentice Gallery, so if you do use my kit post it there - I would love to see it! Keep checking back since we will have to do assignments each week! Wow - still can't believe it!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Weekend! I started the weekend out over at Two Peas in a Bucket at their Online Crop Friday night. What a great time! It's always fast and furious and I can never believe how quickly the time goes by, but WOW - what a lot of fun! I only completed 2 of 4 challenges: the first one was using a template that Jen Martakis created and the other one was use one of your posts from Facebook/Twitter and create a layout. Both challenges were a blast and really made you think out of the box! Here's what I created Friday night:

The materials I used for this layout: template from Jen Martakis at Two Peas in a Bucket; paper, waves, bubbles, fish and sun from Julia Makotinsky at Little Dreamer Designs; the title letters, heart and tape were from Gina Marie Huff and Heidi Williams at Weeds and Wildflowers Design.

My second layout I finished (yes I was very slow Friday night!) is this:

This is the layout I created from one of my Facebook posts. I really like how it turned out! I think I will continue doing layouts from my FB posts from time to time. Materials for this layout were from all from Weeds and Wildflowers Design, except for the Vintage Frame which is something I created! :0) I've been working on some more digital artwork and I'll be posting some layouts soon that I've been using them on.

The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out with friends and family at a joint birthday party for my husband and I, watching my little ones hunt for eggs and their baskets, attending church Easter morning, lunch with my in-laws and then dinner at my mom and dad's. I love weekends like this when it's shared with friends and family!

The kids had a great time Easter morning running this way and that in a mad search for eggs and baskets! My littlest one is allergic to red dye in food and candy so we had to *email* the easter bunny to ask him to send stuff without red dye. When she found her basket, she was thrilled to find a chocolate bunny, organic suckers and hard candies, Tiger's Milk protein bars and a note pointing the kids to the freezer where they each found a little container of ice cream! She told me, "Mommy! The Easter Bunny got our email! I can eat everything!!" My husband, Steve, picked the kids out a couple of presents a couple of weeks ago when he was away for work. We asked the kids if they wanted us to hide their presents from Mom and Dad just like the Easter Bunny does and of course the answer was "Yes"! Luke, our oldest, loves to fish just like his dad so the gift Steve had picked out was a fishing pole. We ended up lying it on the dining room table, knowing that Luke would never think it was his! We were right! Took him about 10 minutes to realize that was HIS present! He's such a sweetheart!