Friday, October 26, 2007

Hi everybody, I'm here again! That means it's Friday, right?lol How are you doing and how has your week been? Mine has been LAZY! Yes, believe it or not, I've been very lazy...instead of scrapping or working I spent 2 evenings watching a movie this week! Haven't done it in ages!

Last weekend we had Eneko's first birthday party, it was fun, he didn't really care about the toys and cake but was very happy with all the kids there. I made a layout using a few photos:

Credits here.

And I've only done a couple more pages - one for our vacation album (after a while):

Credits here.

And Another one for DigiDare - the theme was to scrap a PHASE:

Credits here.

And I've just actually found out this afternoon that I WON the DigiDare with this one! Not the random winner but the PICK! WOW! I was so surprised! And HAPPPPYYYYY!!!! Totally made my day!

The kids have had a bit of a tough week. The weather is crazy and they're both with cold and caugh. Eneko has been practicing some walking (he's getting better!) and falling. On Wednesday he tripped close to a bench and he's got a nice bruise under his eye:((( There was a chunk of dry cement and I didn't see it. And I was right next to him....:( Oh well, he's still gonna fall so many times. Sometimes I think he could use a rugby helmet:)

Hey, freebie, right? I have been playing around a lot with a new glitter style. It has a lot of possibilities and it looks great on paper (but not on the flowers I made last week, for instance). For now, I've made this alpha for you:

I couldn't decide on the color and then tried to do each letter different but it didn't look nice. So I made all the same. I realized that I haven't really made any 'fall' stuff. So this is it:) It's kind of golden and it looks great on the rich fall colors. I'm gonna make more colors though because it's not easy to recolor. Some could be for spring, summer,! How about adding some wor dart, what do you think? I've done some frames too and they look fab, I'm just working on a layout that I needed it for (can't show you yet, it's not finished:))) I've never been to much into glitter but I find that it can really add some pop to your page. I'm also trying some overlays, you know that kind of subtle glitter that just lightens the LO a bit. Would you like that? Anyway, I always forget to tell you - if you have any ideas, suggestion what you'd like me to make - let me know!!! You know I read your comments:)))

Oh my, almost forgot the DL link, lol!!! HERE you can download the alpha plus bonus paper.

And that's it for today!!! Have a great weekend and see you next week! Oh, no, not next week - we're going to Prague next week so there will be no freebie!!! Do you hate me? lol I'm SOOOO much looking forward to Prague and spending a week with my hubby!!! We're gonna go for walks, eat outside, go salsa dancing...I'm taking the laptop with me but you know how it was with the connection last see you in two weeks! Hugs to you all!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Good morning, afternoon, evening...or just happy Friday to you!!! First of all I wanted to thank you for your comments, I haven't expected any, lol!! You are SO sweet, guys!!! Patty Anne - yours just made me cry, would you believe that? (no, I'm not pregnant, lol!) THANK YOU ALL!!!

All righty, ready for a long week's resume? lol Or you can skip, there is a freebie at the end:)))
A lot of news this week - the most important one is that my Mr. Man (LOVE that nick, Brooke!:)) who is turning 1 YEAR tomorrow (where the hell the time goes!?!) made his FIRST SOLO STEPS 3 days ago! It was hilarious, we were in the playground and he was holding on a rope and wanted to come to me. So he made 3 steps and then fell on his face before I managed to catch him. He didn't hurt himself because the floor was soft but half of his face was black from the mud. Wish I had a picture. The combination of a surprise and mud on his cheeks was irresistible!!! Tomorrow we'll have a party for him (well, more for all the kids in the family). More pictures to scrap!

Another news is that the page - the ministry of health - I had been doing the banners for has finally gone live. In case you want to check, it's here. All the pictures except for the header and the bottom right (with the heads) are mine. Nothing fancy, I know, I was quite restricted in terms of colors and also the actual banners are much wider than the pictures so I had to kind of 'blend it' to the background. The blinkie pictures were also defined, except for the one with flower. I personally like most the bottom left one with books. Anyway, the owe me, lol! It wouldn't be bad to get a job like that.

Earlier this week I read a series of really nasty articles in Czech tabloids. I normally don't read tabloids at all but my mom sent them to me because one of my best friends is involved. Quite a sad story about three women, three children and one man. It wouldn't be anything too unusual if one of our best Czech sportsmen wasn't involved too. The tabloid stories just made me so sick that I had to get it out and I made a layout, for my friend, to support her. I feel so bad being 1200 miles away from her...thanks God for Skype though:) So I made this layout - it's a two-pager (my first one!) because there was so much journaling that I couldn't possibly fit it on one page!:)

If you care to read the story, it's here: part 1 and part 2. I just wish I was there:(

Onto brighter things now:) I've also made these two layouts that I had sitting in my computer for a while :

Credits here.

Credits here.

Have you had enough yet? No? I'll add one more, lol. I finished it this morning for the new CRD challenge that is up today. You can check this thread for details:) It's been SOOOO much fun!!!

Credits here.

Okay, okay, enough!:) Freebie time!!! Yes, I got it done! Well, at least a part of it:) I'm working on more styles but so far I've done these:

Man, that freaking rhinestone was driving me nuts, couldn't get it the way I wanted. Spent like 2 freaking days on it, lol! Download here if you like them:) Eh, just noticed that the preview kind of sucks, you can't really see it. Should have included a detail. Oh well, you're not buying it so if you don't like them after unzipping, just delete them:)

One more thing - you may have realized that Divine Digital is changing servers and there's been some problems. I haven't managed to upload some products yet:( Just in case you'd be wondering where they are....and last thing - I've been reported some 'lost' emails, not replying to people etc. - some emails just end up in my spam and therefore I don't reply:( Unfortunately I don't have time to check spam so if you email me and I don't get back to you within 3 days, please leave a message here on the blog or PM me at DST!

Okay, off to have dinner, I'm exhausted now!LOL

Thank you and have an awesome evening and weekend!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Friday to all of you!!! Well, hope you ARE having a happy Friday because today I'm NOT gonna make you happier....I have NO FREEBIE for you! Can you believe it??? I'm so sorry guys but I just HAVEN'T HAD TIME! I've been working on it -last weekend I was up until 5 a.m. both Friday and Saturday (darling hubby got up with the kids in the morning so I could sleep until 10 am...did I say how much I love him???) but then things got crazy and I haven't had time to finish:( I tried last night but it wouldn't come the way I wanted. I got so stressed about it last night and this morning that my hubby thought I had gone nuts, lol. I just hate to disappoint you, guys! But I'd also hate giving out something that is not worth it...freaking perfectionist, lol. I'll have more time to play around next week so I hope I'll get it done. I have a couple of things in works so at least one of them!

***WARNING*** If you have come just for a freebie you don't need to read further. This is not a test. There's REALLY NO FREEBIE at the end of the post!!! LOL

And what have I been doing that I haven't had time? I'll tell you - SCRAPPING my butt off! LOL It all started last weekend when my hubby came from work with yet more 'homeworks'. I spent 4 freaking hours on an animated GIF they wanted for the main page. I said I was not doing anything else for free anymore. It started as a favor and in the end I made almost the whole page! Anyway, they liked it so much that they didn't even want to change anything (pretty surprising for a government org they're always so picky,lol) and said they'd probably contract me for next year, heeehee...and then I've been getting all set up for my new dream gig at Christina's, getting to know each other and stuff. In the meantime I remembered I had promised Angie (Ikea Goddess) to make a layout for Monday's challenge at Weeds&Wildflowers blog hosted by her. It was fun and I finally got to scrap those photos - this was my entry for 'first' theme - first curls of my son:

Credits here.

In between we got an email from our W&W CT captain that Heidi Williams had a new product out - a collab with Saxon Holt (Sophia Sarducci) and that it'd be highly appreciated to have a layout posted by Monday on it's release. Huh....I don't know if I ever told you but I'm usually a very slow scrapper. I have basic ideas of a layout but then it takes me FOREVER to find the right stuff. Sometimes I get stuck for two hours on the right FONT!!! Well, I didn't have a problem with this one because I just used stuff from that collab. But it took me FOREVER to ensemble and layer ALL those leaves (all the different glitter and stitched outlines come in separate png files)!!!

Credits here.

The next day Christina announced a new product and you know how it goes, it's really nice to have the layouts done BEFORE the product goes to the store, lol. So I started to work on this one (that took me 2 days - had everything and got stuck with the placement of the title:))) Love the background - it's Christina's brand new yummy pack of Filthy Canvas:

Credits here.

And again, in the meantime (lol), I found there was supposed to be a blog challenge at CRD this Friday 'High School Love Song' and, of course, I wanted to participate. Mojo was not coming and all I could think of was Wind Of Change by The Scorpions because that WAS our high school antheme. Not a love song though. Anyway, too late and I came up with this (and it took me ONE hour!lol):

Credits here.

After that I went through my CD's, found a love song and scrapped another one that I finished last night - also Filthy Canvas and one of rare photos of my hubby (he usually makes silly faces:)) :

Credits here.

And this one that I finished today because I had to catch up with sweet Antonio's stuff - did I tell you that I'm on his team? I got and invitation shortly after Christina's. He's got fantastic frames (well, and the paper is mine, lol!) and he's fine with using just a few items on a layout:

Credits here.

All right, that's enough, no more LO's! As you can see, I've been seriously scrapping my butt off, lol! I have another two layouts that have to be done by Monday and then I can go designing again. I'm actually gonna have more time now (hopefully) because I decided to resign on Weeds and Wildflowers CT. Well, 'resign'...there have been some changes - each one of the ladies wants to have her own personal CT (which I think is a very good idea) so they were going to split us. In the end they decided to start from scratch and had a public CT call (that ends TONIGHT! - in case you're interested and haven't noticed) . I decided not to continue so I can have more time for designing. (not that Christina doesn't keep us busy, lol!)

And that's about it, guys. Sorry again to disappoint you today! It won't become a habit, I swear, lol! And thanks a lot for all your sweet comments you leave!!! I'm gonna try to leave some love for you too now! (Yeah, Brooke, I know, I've been 'going' to your blog since last weekend!!! going right there!)

Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Happy Friday again, lol! I don't know how it comes that I never get to post during the week! I've been about to post since Monday and then I was trying to finish the Grab Bag for this weekend and do a layout with the new beautiful kit from Gina Marie Huff - Painting A Dream that is available at Funky Playground Designs for the month of October since she's guesting there.

Credits and journaling here.

It didn't turn out quite as I wanted to but I like it. Especially the ribbon. I had to do quite some work on the photo though because it was my hubby who was shooting and he focused on the cake, lol! Anyway, I loved the photo so the work was worth it.

Okay, the layout I have finished...What I HAVEN'T finished is the Grab Bag. I had two things ready and didn't manage to finish the third one. Plus the freebie for today was not complete either. So instead of stressing myself (I've been quite lazy this week, I admit. Well, not lazy but kind of without drive and home-Praguesick) I was just like 'oh screw the grab bag, I'll put it as a freebie':) But then it was way too big (again, hehe) so here's what I decided to do (to save something for the store this time, lol!) - a sampler from the two things I had prepared for the GB. It was a paper pack called Simply Fall and a set of three satin wrappers. This is the preview of the pack:

I really like how it turned out. I don't have the preview of the ribbons yet but they're those you'll get today - I put one from each set for you. In the pack there're 20 different colors of each type. I'll work on the preview tonight and upload it in the store as well.

I've also put up another pack this week - Worn Out Polkas (one of them you can fully see on this LO - see, I'm finally CTing for myself to, anybody wants to join?lol). This one has turned out beautifully too! I feel I'm getting better!:) No, really, what do you think guys?

Enough 'business talk' and let's show you the freebie:

It contains two papers from the Simply Fall pack, three wrappers (with drop shadows included in a separate .png file) and since I love making frames I also added two vintage paper frames as a bonus:) And HERE is the link. Hope you like it, enjoy!

Thank you all for your awesome comments on the wooden blocks, I'm SOOOOO happy you liked them!!! It was way worth the effort! BTW, the blisters are gone:) And remember today is the last day you can get them, I'll be removing the link tomorrow morning!

Oh, and I actually have a news for you. Guess who I'll be CTing for??? Hint? Ok - C....R....D!!! Yes, Christina Renee!!! I got a PM from her on Monday that she'd love to have me on her team. Well, I'm kinda busy but...who could tell NO to this awesome lady, lol! I own most of the stuff in her store anyway, lol.

Other than that nothing new. Oh, my little man gave me a surprise today. He was sleeping in the stroller in his room. We came from outside and he was sleeping, so I put him there and had a chance to work a bit. So he's sleeping, right. When he wakes up he usually talks to his teddy for a bit and then when he gets bored he starts to scream 'mama', 'mama'! Then it's time for me to go. Today I heard him wake up and then all of a sudden he started to cry. So I ran there and he was HANGING HEAD DOWN from the side of the buggy! I mean he was TIED! And somehow he managed to get out and crawl over the side and fall. He didn't hit himself because his head was way above the floor but one of his feet got stuck in the straps....uffff, what a shock. I remember Amaia ended up hanging once too. She hated to be strapped in the pushchair so I bought walking reins for her. You know, those you put on the kid and you have a 'leash' on the other side. I used to strap her in that one in the pushchair so she wouldn't fall (coz she loved to go standing up!) and once she lost balance and fell over the side but the reins saved her from hitting the floor, of course. She used to be such a pain sometimes because she just couldn't sit still for a second. Well, she still can't! She has to be moving all the time, little thingy.

Okay, guys, better get started with preparing dinner now. Have an awesome week (I'm not expecting to see you before next Friday, hehe) and please leave me some love if you download:) Luv ya!