Monday, July 07, 2014

Fresh Start and Exciting News

My new creative corner
I recently had to say goodbye to my first home. After 10 years in the house where I brought up my children, I had to move on. Part of me was really sad and hesitant to let go and part of me was relieved. Many beautiful memories were made, many tears shed, many firsts....but it was time to let go of the old and embrace the new. It started with a new love, then a new baby, a new job, now a new apartment and a whole new life. FRESH START. Don't you love the sound of that?

I have been thinking about all this change and new-ness and I decided I was going to STOP being AFRAID of being successful and START being BOLD. So for my first bold move I signed up for Lilla Roger's Make Art That Sells (MATS) Part A & B starting in October of this year. ((SUPER excited!!)) Today I made my second bold move - I registered for Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search 2014!! Yes. I was tired of sitting on the sidelines watching all the exciting, fun things happen to other people so I decided I would grab the new, exciting, challenging, and fun by the horns and go with it. How else am I going to grow? My life has been topsy-turvy and oh-so-stressful the last year and a half. I have not been able to concentrate on work AT ALL. I think MATS and GTS are JUST what I need to get back into my groove and remember why God put me on this earth. And I can't wait to share every step of my journey with you guys!! Are you excited?? I AM!!

Change is scary but OH.SO.GOOD. And necessary. One thing is for certain. I am DONE fighting the current. I am going to go with the flow from now on. No more struggling for me. My heart really wanted to do this so I jumped in and I did it. Now my heart is happy and excited and scared and anxious but that's ALL GOOD because it means I'm going in the right direction! And THAT is EXACTLY where I need to be going. Until next time! =)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

How the time flies. I've been so busy lately and crazy and stressed and happy. Most importantly HAPPY. And I've missed you. I've missed blogging and sharing and reading your comments. How are you?

I promise I'll be back soon to give you the details of what I've been up to all these months. Some of you know some of you might be surprised. Either way I thought I would share this anniversary card I made for my sweetheart. Because I knew you would appreciate it. =)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Photofy's 'Thankful For...' contest

Working on some new designs for Photofy's 'Thankful for...' contest just in time for Thanksgiving next week. (still can't believe its next week BTW!)

Download the app and use one of the 'Thankful For..' designs on one of your photos to enter. Contest runs until December 1st. I know you will all go straight to my designs because you are all so loyal and love me so much. ;) Have fun with it!

BTW...What are YOU thankful for?

xx Liz

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My new home on the web - FINALLY!

Hey guys! I know, I's been AGES since I have blogged. I am finding it hard to get motivated lately with just 9 weeks left of my pregnancy and having 1-4 children in my home after school during the week. The days are flying by and I seem to spend most of my time doing chores or eating or napping because I'm tired from all the chores and eating. LOL. You moms know how it is. ;)

I have some GREAT news to share with you all! I have a new home on the web! After several years of having my domain parked I FINALLY got around to getting my website up. YAY me! I give myself two snaps up in Z formation for that one, considering I don't have much time to be creative at all lately. I was determined, I tell you and determination and intention can move mountains! Let that be a lesson to you all. No more excuses! You have a goal? Take the steps (even if they are baby ones) and you WILL reach it and when you do - man, oh man…does it feel GOOD.

I used Squarespace to design the site and just transferred my domain over from Google. MAN - was THAT a pain in the butt! I literally had to go through hoops to even get access to my domain because it had been so long. Google does not make it easy to trouble shoot. But, thankfully, I found the answers I sought via Google product forums. I don't ever want to do that again.

Here's a screenshot:

How do you like me now?? For now I have the blog link directed to here and my shop link directed to Etsy but I was thinking about having a separate blog on the website that is strictly business with recent project news and changing things up a bit here. This way my more personal inspirational posts that seem to get a lot of hits and comments have a place and my clients don't have to sift through that to get work posts. What do my readers think about that? That would change this blog to more of a lifestyle, personal blog. I need a place to vent but don't want to mix business with my personal life. Makes sense, no? What do my readers think? I would love to get your feedback on this. YOU have to read this after all. From what I gather my readers prefer my more personal posts. You guys like to see what I'm up to but you respond more to posts like this one. This is going to take some thought and planning. In the meantime I would appreciate your feedback in comments.

Come see my site in action (and bookmark it) before you comment and let me know what you think!

Have a great day!