Thank you to everyone who participated in my mini Pizza giveaway!! There were some fun combinations!! The winner is......
Congratulations to "V" from...
I actually think that a salad pizza would be delicious!!!
Onto more pressing matters... My kids are coming home today after being gone for two weeks & I am trying to get this post finished before they run through the door!!! I am so excited to see them both!!
I have been working hard to finish the last couple custom blog designs up before I take my break, but I had a sudden creative window open up yesterday in between design approvals & I SNATCHED it right up!! I left my digital bliss... and opted to get my hands a little dirty instead... Here is a little snapshot of how I work most days. HAHAHA... Look how cute my little ipad looks next to my Cintiq!!! And yes, that is a stopwatch bookmark under the screen. I used them while I taught Kindergarten and now I use them to pace myself.. (but that is a post for another day)..
I got out my sketchbook, some pencils, my favorite eraser and I let my hands create what my brain was inventing... here is a peek.... I used about 20 pages from my sketchbook & I am so excited to get these digitized!! I did not have any one theme I was going for, I would just start sketching whatever popped into my brain....
It has been a really long time since I created something completely for my own enjoyment (as opposed to a request of some sort) and I had a lot of fun. I have a few freebies and a bunch of new sets coming your way!!
Let me tell you a little about this design before I show you another. I had a lot of fun with this design!!
Laura is such a sweetheart to work with and she allowed me complete control over the creative process of the design. She gave me a few colors and style preferences to start with, but allowed me be completely free with the design. It was such a nice change of pace..as the design process can often be very demanding and time consuming. Before I showed her the result, I thought to myself.. well, if she doesn't like it, then I will use the design for my own blog... hahaha..
To my sadness, she LOVED it..hahaha.... I was actually so relieved and excited that she loved the design and the color choices. I always get so nervous when I send over a design preview. I spend hours one each element and having to change the design is often heart-breaking....but the end result is always stunning!!
Laura is someone that I connected with on my Facebook Fanpage and there is just something about her that I am completely drawn to!!
Thank you Laura for allowing me the honor of designing your blog - I just LOVE you to pieces!!
This next design was for someone very special as well!!! Linda and I connected through blogging and even met (in person) at the Arizona Blog meet up in 2012!! I cherish her friendship and I could not have been more nervous to design something she would love!! The design truly reminds me of her... so delicate and inviting!!
Thank you so much Linda for allowing me to take on the challenge of bringing your creative vision to life & for being such a true friend!!
I WISH that I could show you the ones I am working on now, but that would be rude of me to ruin the surprise!!! hahaha..
I will tell you that Lisa Mattes (from Growing Firsties) is one of the funniest darn ladies to work with and I LOVE how her vision is coming to life!!!
Here are some recent custom button designs I have completed. Have fun looking at the designs...
I won't overwhelm you by posting all of the buttons I have designed, but these are some really fun designs and you might even find a linky to join!! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!!