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Manic Monday – Just Another Manic Monday

Today is the second day of the year and a very sad day it is. It is the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow I must return to work. I do miss my team, and some of my work colleagues, but I don’t miss the office for a moment.
This year, I’m determined to find a way to work it all out – making the income, loving the work, and building necessary relationships.
To make it through the day I listen to my inner voice. It tells me: “I can do this, think positive, relax, ignore the fact that I have no other option than to return to work, make the most of the day.” My inner voice is not helpful today. Instead I turn to another form of relaxation: my designs.
I reach for a coloring page and find joy in a childhood pastime. It is the best form of relaxation. I pass the time coloring and watching Once Upon a Time.
Hours later and I’ve made it through another Manic Monday. Tomorrow new challenges await.

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Coloring Pages

 

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Transformation Thursday: Celebrate Good Times

Theme: Celebrate Good Times
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: The Scrapbook Idea Book Vol 10. Sketch posted 12/8/2011
Materials: 11 photos
Paper: 4 – 3 patterns, 1 plain
Main Colors: Orange
Supporting Colors: Yellow, Red
Embellishments: Glasses, banner, wordart, brads, buttons, windmill, flowers, sticks, circle diecut, heart, swirl, frame
Sources: Pxl Cafe: Bright and Fun Digital Kit,
Goal: Kids get so attached to stuff. Sunglasses is his attachment for the moment.I wonder what the new attachment will be next summer.

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2011 in Children

 

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Transformation Thursday – One Night Four Characters

Theme: NYC Nights
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: Retail Magazine. Sketch posted 9/13/2011
Materials: 4 photos, Taxi Coloring Page, City Skyline Overlay
Paper: 2 – 2 patterns
Font: CK Cursive, CK Journaling
Main Colors: Blue, Green
Supporting Colors: Yellow, Red
Embellishments: Taxi Extract,
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Tips: Use repeated circles for a light background look, use photo placement to keep viewer locked into the design
Goal: Portray a fun night in NYC

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Travel

 

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Template Tuesday – Featured Template: One Night Four Characters

Inspiration Source: Retail Catalog
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 9 Elements – 4 photo, 5 papers: 5 patterns
Supporting Materials: 1 font, color swatch, 1 city skyline overlay
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Design Time: 15 minutes
Upcoming: Check back 9/13/2011 for the final design

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Family

 

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Template Tuesday – Featured Template: 2 Years Old Now

Inspiration Source: Scrapbooksetc Magazine
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 10 Elements – 3 photo, 7 papers: 1 pattern, 6 plain
Supporting Materials: 2 font, color swatch, party embellishments
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Upcoming: Check back 9/6/2011 for the final design

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Birthdays

 

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Template Tuesday – Featured Template – Peek a Boo

Inspiration Source: Scrapbooksetc Magazine
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 7 Elements – 1 photo, 5 papers: 1 photo corner
Supporting Materials: 1 font, color swatch
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Preparation Tips: Plan design in advance to save time and avoid creative disruptions
Upcoming: Check back 9/1/2011 for the final design

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Fall

 

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