Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Back Into The Flow of Things

After being lazy for so long I didn't realize how difficult it would be just to go to work. Luckily I have a desk job and I'm sitting down all day, but there have been times when I have been extremely uncomfortable. Being back at work is fine, but I sure wish I was still at home.
Also, I've started back at work on my designing. It was easier than I thought it would be. I felt that I had lost all my creative thought process, but apparently I had not. I have completed a digital kit and also a set of alphas. I'm even working on the finishing touches of a mini kit. You can find my White Paper Chipboard Alphas in the ScrapMatters store now and look forward to the rest in a couple of days. I'm so excited to be back into the groove of things. Yay!
Here is a look at those alphas I told you about.


Aren't they just darling. ScrapMatters has some new packaging as well. Soon we will all compliment each other. I love not having to worry about how I am going to package my products.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I have a layout for you. This is what I have working on for the past couple of days. I know that's a long time to complete a layout, but I've been so busy trying to finish up my products as well. But I loved this picture so much that I had to squeeze in some time to scrap it.


Background papers by Designs by Krista (Adore Kit), Alphas by Kim Hill, Paper Frame by Brittish Designs, Glitter Frame, Silver Words, and Glitter Swirls by Ellie Lash Designs.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Recent Layouts from CT

Yesterday I made a really stupid mistake. I've spend spending a lot of time over at my parent's house while my mom and I are in recovery. So I do some of my scrapping over there as well. I keep a lot of my scrapping tools on a portable hard drive and yesterday I got this great idea. Why don't I clean it up a bit? It was really cluttered with stuff and I didn't need a lot of it so I was just going to delete it. I already had my pictures and scrapping supplies backed up so I wasn't worried about deleting anything that I needed. I was so excited to be clearing off some space that I wasn't really paying attention to what I was deleting. Needless to say, I deleted everything I had worked on the past few days. I failed to save any of in on the computer, either mine or my moms, so it's all gone. It wasn't much, but I had completed a few layouts. I even participated in one of the template challenges at ScrapMatters. You'll never know now, unless I do it all over again. But right now I'm just too tired to do that. I had a great challenge entry though. I may do it over anyway. It'll be too late for the challenge, but it's a great LO anyway.

So, today I had planned on posting those layouts that I completed, but since I can't I'm going to post a couple of layouts that my Creative Team had completed. I think that they are great substitutes. I'm in the process of updating the Creative Team Gallery, so soon you'll see new LOs that weren't there before.

Here is a layout from Linz:


And one from Tater:


In both of these layouts my Good Times kit was used. I actually placed that kit into the store just before all the trouble began, so you may not even remember it. Here's another look at it just in case.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Keeping Promises

Although I've made it a rule not to make promises on this blog, I had made some promises on my previous blog and I intend to keep them. I promised some freebies and I'm going to give some. I gave a small freebie on my post yesterday and I have another one for you today. Yesterday I offered a plain generic freebie that can be used with anything and anyone. Today I've drifted back into my own style. It's a little bit grungy and it's also a bit girly. I've named this freebie Candy Shop after it's colors. I like these colors so much you may actually see them again at a later date and time. As usual, click on the image to download your freebie.


Sorry, this freebie has expired.

I still haven't decided on the new look for my packaging, but this is simple and I like it. For now it will do. I hope you guys enjoy the freebie.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First Blog Freebie

It's been such a long time since I've offered a freebie and I feel horrible for that. Since I got this new blog up and we have the new name it seemed appropriate that I offer freebie. It's a small freebie, with everything that has been going on I haven't been able to do much, but I did complete this. The packaging is simple and it will not remain this way. I haven't decided on my new look yet. ScrapMatters has made some changes and we will now all have the same packaging which is great, but I want a little something different from my blog freebies. I'll have something figured out soon. So here is is. I didn't name the freebie, for right now it is freebie number one.
Click on image to go to freebie.


Sorry, this freebie has expired.

As usual, Have Fun!

A Scare and New Beginning

Digi Keepsakes by Monica Evan formally Sunshine Digi Scraps.
It seemed appropriate for my first posting to be identical to my last posting at Sunshine Digi Scraps so you all will have the background. Here it is.
I've decided that I'm no longer going to make promises on my freebies and products. Things always seem to happen. You may already know that my mother had surgery recently and I have been helping out at her home as well as taking care of things at my home. Some of you may also know that I some times have trouble with my stomach due to GERD and gastritis. So when the stress level went up and I started having stomach pains I didn't think anything of it because that's normal for me. I just doubled up on my medicine like the doctor told me to and kept on going. I failed to realize that the pain wasn't the same. The medicine didn't make it better either. It only got worse until I eventually passed out from the pain. A trip to the emergency room and a few tests later we discovered that it wasn't my stomach it was my gallbladder. It was severely infected and I also had some gallstones. The doctor decided that it couldn't be saved so I was placed on antibiotics for a few days and given some pain meds, but there was little improvement and surgery was set up. I had my gallbladder removed last week and was released from the hospital the next day. They only kept me overnight for observations. The surgery wasn't as invasive as I thought it would be. The miracles of modern medicine. There was some pain and discomfort, but easily handled my meds. Instead of coming home I went to my mothers house for a few days. Misery loves company and all that. My husband helped out a lot and took care of the kids. I just love that man.

I started feeling better after a few days, but was told to take it easy. I still had to take the pain meds when it got bad, but they always made me tired and I slept alot. I had plenty of time to think and decided that changes needed to be made. One of those changes is Sunshine Digi Scraps will be no more. I'm still designing, but I decided a name change was necessary. There are so many sunshine somethings out there that it gets very confusing, even for me. So a change was made, now I will be designing under the name Digi Keepsakes by Monica. Along with the name change is a change of email and a change of blog. I actually got a chance to start setting that up so here is the link:
Welcome all to Digi Keepsakes. I'll have another post for you later today.