January 26, 2009

A Blog-site and a Blog for AAB

Across All Borders is a brand new organization that will begin working in Guatemala this year!  I am a supporter of organizations like AAB, Mayan Families, Global Orphan Team, Guatemalan Harvest, etc. because the main focus is on Guatemala.  And, with adoptions currently not being viable in Guatemala, HELP is definitely needed! 

I helped AAB with a new blog-site and with a redesign of their current blog.  A blog-site is basically a blog that can mimic a website.  A blog-site usually has “pages” (which are actually posts) and some sort of a linking system (either a link bar under the banner or a link bar in a side bar).  Blog-site design is a new service that I am offering!  The nice thing about a blog-site is that you can have the look of website with the ease of use that comes from having a blog.

I had a wonderful time working on this project…it was very rewarding!

CLICK HERE to visit the AAB blog

CLICK HERE to visit the AAB blog-site


God bless,


January 16, 2009

A BLOGwear blog and an Adoption Portfolio

I have been working on several projects.  One project was the installation and customization of a BLOGwear kit from The Shabby Shoppe.  Another project was a domestic adoption portfolio that I have been working on slowly for a long while and the third project is a project that will be revealed in the next week or so.  : ) 

Here is the finished BLOGwear blog:


I just love how Trisha’s blog turned out!  Trisha is a talented (and super cool) demonstrator for Uppercase Living.  She wanted a special space to post tips and decorating tricks using the amazing UL products that are her favorites.  Trisha chose the ADORABLE Gabby BLOGwear kit from The Shabby Shoppe for her blog.  She picked out the photos that she wanted for her banner (seriously, how cute is her family?) and I inserted her photos, enhanced them just a tad and customized the banner and the buttons with the text of her choice.  : )  The background that she chose is a beautiful, almost sea glass blue digital paper from Design by Dani that we both absolutely love. 

Thank you, Trisha…you are very sweet and you were just wonderful to work with!  May your business be very successful!

If you are interested in a BLOGwear kit customization and installation for your blog, just send me an email.  : )  My next opening will be in mid to late February (however, I might be able to squeeze you in a bit sooner than that).  Using a BLOGwear kit for your blog is a very cool option…  The kits are predesigned by The Shabby Shoppe, so you will know in advance what your blog banner will look like.  Using a BLOGwear kit is very economical too.  The entire blog makeover (including graphics) is $45 and the entire design process from start to finish can be very, VERY quick.  Check out my left column for more information about this fun and exciting blog design option.

Onto my adoption portfolio project…  : )

Seegal is a friend of mine and we met during our adoption processes.  We both used the same adoption agency when we adopted our sweet baby girls from Guatemala.  Seegal’s family is now hoping to complete their family by adopting another baby girl through domestic adoption.  I was honored to work together with her to complete her domestic adoption portfolio books.  We worked long and hard on this project together and Seegal was an absolute dream to work with.  We took a lot of extra time to really research the creation of a portfolio because we were both new to the process and we wanted to “get it right”.  We had a lot of fun too!  I enjoyed myself so much that I am going to start helping other families with their portfolios, as time allows, starting sometime in February or early March.  Check back for more details.  : )  Here are just a few sample pages from the 12 page books:




Seegal chose the beautiful Olivia digital kit from The Shabby Shoppe and we used frames from Heather Ann Designs.

Seegal, thank you so much for allowing me to have the honor to work on such a special and important project with you.  I learned so much and you are a sweetheart.  THANK YOU!

A side note:  I am going to be busy until February (although, I might be able to sneak in the installation of one more BLOGwear kit if you contact me ASAP…hee hee).

God bless,


January 2, 2009

A Special Card Request

I was approached by Guatemalan Harvest to create a card just for them.  I was excited and humbled to receive such a request.  Sometimes when I am busy, I refer custom card orders to a talented friend.  However, I had what I thought was the perfect kit for this card (the card was created by me and the kit is from Design by Dani) and I happily went to work on the card project.  Guatemalan Harvest wanted something that was very festive.  I just love the colors in this card:


Around Christmastime, I was also approached by Global Orphan Team and I helped them to make their card design printable.  I was happy to help them!   I loved working with both of these wonderful groups.  I am currently working on yet another project for another s00n-to-be non-profit organization.  I have been so honored to receive these requests and to be able to support these wonderful organizations.  ALL of them are worthy and ALL of them are greatly needed!!  I love that they want to help Guatemala (and other countries around the world) in unique and honorable ways based on individual and God-given callings, visions and strengths. 

Now, more than ever, (especially given the fact that adoption in Guatemala is not currently viable) please consider supporting an organization that helps the people of Guatemala!  God bless,