November 21st, 2011

Re-branding in progress…

New things are on the horizon for me and my company name, website, and just about everything else are going to be undergoing a few changes. Stay tuned for further details!

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July 2nd, 2011

My latest gig…

I am still on my designing hiatus (though I have designed a few kits for the monthly SNL challenge at DigitalScrapbookPlace.com; I can’t seem to step that far away from it), and I have had a lot more time to spend on scrapping my own pages, which I love. I had gotten so busy with designing that I was scrapping one or two pages a month at most. The extra time has been great and I finished at least eight pages in June alone!

Part of that was because I tried out the Supreme Team at GoDigitalScrapbooking.com. The Supreme Team is the GDS site creative team and the team is comprised of the winners of a four week scrapping competition. And I am pleased to announce that I made the team! For the next few months I will be getting goodies from other talented designers and getting lots of my own pages scrapped in the process; it’s a win-win!

So now I want to show off the layouts that got me through the competition…

Round 1: My Lovely Girls

All papers and elements are from Live Fully by HollyAnn Designs & Debra Anderson.

Round 2: My Girl Charlotte

All papers and elements from Military Girl by Andrea Gold.

Round 3: North Beach Paradise

All papers and elements from Escape by Simply You, Simply Me and Dancing Princess Designs.

Round 4: Stubborn Charlotte

All papers and elements from Live For Weekends by Studio4 Designworks.

I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the designers who donated their materials to this competition. It was a lot of fun and I am now looking forward to doing some serious scrapping!

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April 27th, 2011

April 2011 Update

In case I haven’t mentioned it before, now might be a good time to tell you all that when I am not scrapping or designing, I am mothering, writing, or practicing law. At present, it seems like those last three things have completely taken over. I have had to turn down the designer position at Stuff to Scrap because I just don’t have enough time to get it all done. So for the moment, I won’t be selling my designs anywhere. I still intend to design kits; I am just going to do it much more slowly and stash them away for future use… so please don’t forget about me.

A big THANK YOU to those of you who shared kinds words and encouragement over the past couple of months. They mean a lot to me!

And keep checking back here; I am sure to ramble on about something… heck, it may even be interesting one day!

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March 2nd, 2011

Test Post – Pardon My Dust

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”

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February 28th, 2011

Final Round of Designer Darling: One More Free Kit and Another Plea for Votes

Very late on Saturday night I posted my last kit for the Designer Darling Competition. It is called As Time Goes By and is inspired by the Herman Hupfeld song of the same name. “You must remember this / a kiss is just a kiss / a sigh is just a sigh / the fundamental things apply / as time goes by…” I had had Carly Simon’s cover of this tune in my head for over a week and decided to use it as my inspiration for my final submission. What do you think?

This kit includes 11 papers, 31 elements, and a coordinating alphabet. Here are some additional previews.

Papers:

Elements:

Alphabet:

Like in the previous weeks, you have to go to the Stuff to Scrap forum to download the kit: Designer Darling Week 5 Challenge and Preview Thread

And while you are over there, please for me (lotte + line design – As Time Goes By) in this week’s poll: Designer Darling Week 5 Voting

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February 24th, 2011

Sometimes I Actually Scrap: Trendsetters Layouts

Sometimes I like to take a break from designing my own stuff and use some of the beautiful kits made by other artists. Some of my favorite designers are those at Digital Scrapbook Place. It was one of the first forums I joined when I started scrapping and is where I caught the designing bug. I still spend most of my time there.

Twice a year DSP hosts a Trendsetters contest; it’s sort of a be-as-creative-as-you-can-be scrapping contest and it is a lot of fun. This was my third time participating; the first and second time I competed I placed fourth and fifth, respectively. I have no idea about this time as the results haven’t been announced yet. However, I thought I would share the layouts I put together this time, as evidence that I still do some actual scrapping from time to time.

Round 1: Adorkable Charlotte

Credits:

Baby Beluga by Suzanne Walker
Adjectiferous Stamp Set by Elizabeth Weaver

Round 2: My Moments (This one was chosen as Layout of the Day, which made me all giddy with joy!)

Credits:

Mocha Moments 2 by Heidi Kuester
Designer Journal Stamps by Robyn Gough

Round 3: Left Brain Right Brain

Credits:

Splattered Ink Frames by Elizabeth Weaver
Watercolor Fun by Robyn Gough
Year of Photos Mega Kit by DSP Designers

And I want to say THANK YOU to the designers (Elizabeth, Heidi, Robyn, and Suzanne) who so graciously provided these kits for us to work with! I had a lot of fun working with them and will be sure to use them again!

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February 13th, 2011

Designer Darling Week 4: Wild Kinda Love

This week’s assignment was to create a collection of overlays, patterns, and/or textures which can be used in designing papers. Since designing the papers is my favorite part of the process, this assignment was a lot of fun. This is what I came up with:

I have submitted the design resources directly to the judges, but then put together a paper pack using only the six files in the overlay kit. I chose a couple of animal prints and some bold colors and called it Wild Kinda Love. I definitely see a full kit of these patterns and colors in the future!

Go the the Stuff to Scrap Designer Darling – Round 4 Challenge and Preview Thread to download the paper pack!

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February 6th, 2011

Designer Darling Week 3: Peaches and Cream

This week’s challenge was interesting. Each of the contestants was given the same picture and accompanying story and asked to design a kit based on the inspiration we each saw in one or the other. It led all of us in very different directions.

The photograph was of a peach on a tree, which made me think of peaches and cream, which made me think of Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie (as one who was a little girl in the 80′s is inclined to do). So my kit this week, Peaches and Cream, is a bit of an ode to Barbie and her femininity and glamour. I hope you like it!

Just like last week, the rules of the competition say no posting the links on our blogs; you have to go to the Stuff to Scrap Designer Darling Competition – Round Three Challenge and Preview Thread to get the link.

(A note: I am not going to leave this up for very long. Grab it quickly!)

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January 30th, 2011

Designer Darling Week 2: Dreams to Remember

This week’s challenge was fun! We were given two colors to start with, a lovely purple and green combination, and asked to fill in the palette as we saw fit and then build our kits using those colors.

This is what we started with:

I added a middle beige and a pale silvery purple and ended up with this palette:

And then I was off and running!

Here is my Week Two submission, Dreams to Remember.

Now, you are going to have to work a little for this download. The rules of the competition say no posting the links on our blogs this week, so you have to go to the Stuff to Scrap Designer Darling Competition – Round Two Challenge and Preview Thread to get the link. My kit is on page 3 of the thread. (Just a note: I am not going to leave this one up for very long. I have big plans for turning this into a larger kit; so grab it quick!)

Update 1 February 2011: The download link for this kit has been disabled. Please look for this kit in my store in the near future.

This link has expired.

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January 24th, 2011

Please vote me for… again!

I feel like I spend an inordinate amount of time asking you all to vote for me. I suppose that is one of the downsides of competitions. But it is a necessary evil as public opinion of my work and ability to drum up support are valid indicators of success in the digiscrap world. (That sounded very college-marketing-class, didn’t it? It is a good thing I took a few of those.)

Anyway, the point is I need some votes. The Round One entries of the Designer Darling Competition have been put up for a vote and I am asking you to please, pretty please, vote for mine.

Just to remind you, this is the kit I entered.

Won’t you help a girl out and click here and vote for lotte + line design – Loving Your Lovin’?

Thank you all for your support!

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January 22nd, 2011

Designer Darling Week 1: Loving Your Lovin’

I mentioned before that I am competing in the Designer Darling Competition over at Stuff to Scrap. I love the pressure of competitions and find I do some of my best work when I am down to the wire. I intend to enter as many as I am eligible for this year just to harness the creative high they create in me. Of course, winning one or more would be fabulous too!

Week One of this particular contest was fairly open. The contest administrators provided a color palette and let us loose. After a few days of planning, I decided to go all lovey-dovey with this kit. (Also, I was listening to the Wayne’s World soundtrack again and Eric Clapton sang “Loving Your Lovin’” in my head all week.) I am making this kit available to you for the duration of the contest and then it goes into my store [crosses fingers and says "stores," with an "s"]. I hope you like it!

Download Link: Loving Your Lovin’ (available for a limited time)

Update 1 February 2011: The download link for this kit has been disabled. Please look for this kit in my store in the near future.

“But wait, there’s more!” she says in her best infomercial voice. I put together a coordinating alphabet which I am making available exclusively to my Twitter and Facebook followers. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook [emphasis on Twitter because I love Twitter and spend a lot of time on Twitter tweeting things on Twitter because Twitter is all kinds of awesome] and I’ll send you the link. Easy peasy!

And be sure to check back soon to see what happens next week!

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January 17th, 2011

January 2011 Work In Progress Update

It seems like it has been forever since I was in a real designing groove. I blame the holiday madness for the distraction. But I am finding my rythym again and have three new kits in the works! To whet your appetite, I am leaking the color schemes I am working with.

First up is Baby Mine, the kit being built in the Name That Tune thread at Designs in Digital. The idea is that forum members help me choose a title, color scheme, and theme, and then make suggestions about what they want included in the kit. At the end of the month, one of the (randomly selected) participants will receive the resulting kit for free and all others will receive a coupon for a yet-to-be-determined percent off. Come by and play along! This month’s kit is based on the lovely song Baby Mine and these are the colors I am working with:

Next up is Round 1 of the Stuff to Scrap Designer Darling competition. I love designer competitions! I am a very competitive person by nature and I find these competitions put my desire to be creative into overdrive. (Also, I love the deadlines. Without deadlines, I am doomed to never finish anything.) My first kit from this competition with be up later in the week, but these are the colors they gave us to work with:

And third on the list is a kit I am calling All This Beauty. I am building it using the colors from this month’s DSA Enabler Challenge. I wasn’t fond of this palette at first, but it slowly grew on me and now I adore it and I am excited about the feel of this kit.

So tell me, which color scheme is your favorite?

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January 13th, 2011

Freebie Alert: Celebrate Good Times

It has been months, but I finally got a mini-kit done for the monthly SNL challenge at Digital Scrapbook Place. I am making it available as a freebie until the end of the month and then it will go into the store. Grab it while you can!

And here is a layout I put together using it. (The white paper is simply the black paper in the mini inverted.)

Download link: Celebrate Good Times

Update 1 February 2011: The download link for this kit has been disabled. Please look for this kit in my store in the near future.

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December 2nd, 2010

I am messing with my WordPress settings again.

Please forgive the intrusion.

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December 2nd, 2010

I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter

The December Designer Duo is here! This month’s designing duo is jeanie’s designs and lotte + line design. (Hey, that’s me!)

Winter may be rapidly approaching, but that doesn’t mean you, and your scrapbook pages, shouldn’t stay toasty warm. Curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and your laptop, play a little Connie Francis in the background, and scrap some special memories with this month’s collaboration, I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter, our warm-colored take on a frosty season!

This duo includes 10 papers, 15 elements, and an alphabet by jeanie’s designs and 15 papers and 30 elements by lotte + line design.

The duo is $6.00 this month only!

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