Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An Explanation

I have something very important and exciting to tell you all – something that will explain my *ahem* rather slow progress design-wise for the past two weeks. Ready?

I am in the process of rewriting/editing/refining my historical fiction novel, With a War Between Them.

finalcoverbigger-half-smallishSome of you already know that – but what I’m excited about is how quickly this is all going. I started NaNoEdMo (National Novel Editing Month) on the twentieth, (it began on the 1st) and have already logged fifty hours of editing! And I have been so blessed to have the words just come – everything is flowing so smoothly that I’m amazed.

How does this relate to designing? Well, my goal is to have my book completely edited and ready for publishing in four or five months, and because of that big goal, I’ve been spending much more time writing. In fact, on Monday that was all I did! So designing has gotten a little less attention from me recently. (This is the problem with having four major hobbies. ;)  ) I’m working out a schedule, though, and the pace will be picking up in the next week. Right now I’m working with about four lovely ladies, and you can be looking for posts in the next week with photos of their designs!

So, that was the newsflash for the day. Are you curious about my project? If so, you can check out my profile on Inkpop (a writing community with more info about my and my book) and read the first chapter from my book. You can also check out my writing blog if that interests you. =D Thank you all for your patience and great support!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Katie’s Princess/Elven Blog

Katie is one of my very dear friends and it was a great honor and pleasure to design her new blog for her! =D She asked for a blue, sparkly design – so that’s what we did! I used an Elven font (LOTR elven) for the header and post titles, and combined sparkles with deep blue lace patterns and grunge patterns to create the background. I’m pretty convinced that Katie is a princess, too, so I worked on the design with that in view. ;)

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Check out her blog and do follow her! She is a wonderful photographer and already has some great posts, too – I know you will enjoy her blog. =) I do!

Coming up in the next few weeks are Iona, Rachel, and Emilie! Can’t wait to start working with you girls! =)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More Freebies!

There are some more freebies up and ready to grab! Check them out here.

You can also follow both the tutorials blog (more tuts coming soon!) and freebies blog - so that you have control over what updates you get!

In other news I finished Sierra's blog. She asked for blues, browns, and greens for her doll blog. The process went very quickly and she was a pleasure to work with!