Friday, August 29, 2008

And we're off...

Well I'm off and running... so to speak.

My beginning marketing strategies seem to be working well, and I'm attempting to put more in the works, my business cards are almost finished and people seem interested. So now I just have to keep working, and cross my fingers that it all continues to pay off. I've been acquiring some great new products, and now I'm excited to create some new pages for my own scrapbooks. Of course, I'll post them on for everyone to take a look at!

My daughter has inspired some of my new page ideas lately, (as usual...), and boy are the pictures adorable! Her papa bought her a little Seahawks cheerleader outfit, and although she wasn't particularly happy to have the little turtleneck pulled over her head, she did look absolutely adorable tottering around in it.

I'll write again soon! Thanks for your support!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Messy, Messy...

So What?

I'm a bit of a messy person by nature. Messy when I scrapbook, my hair is messy, my room is messy, my purse and the diaper bag are messy; but somehow, through it all, still rather organized. You may not be able to read my handwriting, but my planner has every obligation I have written in it. That pile of papers may look like a mess to you, but I know exactly what is in it, and why it is sitting where it is. You may not be able to find anything in my purse, but I have exactly what I need and can find it too :)

Slowly, I am becoming a much more "organized" person in the traditional sense of the word. This is due, mostly, to my DF, who sometimes wants to pull his hair out at sight of one of my messes. Being a mom, working outside the house, effectively running a business, finding time for my DF, and juggling all my other relationships and committments have all coalesced into a great motivator for being more organizationally inclined.

My leaps and bounds in organization became apparent to me this weekend, as I have been driven to distraction by several hitches in my latest design project. A particular client needed an EXTREME rush job (7 days from first contact to album finished and in hand), and after some discussion, I agreed to accomodate the time constraints. Then the first hiccup: overnighting the materials was pushed back by a day, client was sick. Second hiccup: overnighting delayed again, client was having trouble sorting her photos. Third hiccup: my cousin was killed, we have to leave on Tuesday for the funeral (design project due on Thursday). Fourth hiccup: Package was overnighted, but was not delivered on the corresponding day.

So now, here I am, trying not to tear my own hair out while I decide how to divert from my previously tight schedule, and finish a 22 page album design in less than 24 hours. And all this while upholding my committments as a mother, an employee, a business owner, a fiancee and a friend...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Creation Mode...

Bienvenido a mi blog!

I'm in an extreme creation mode...

In the last 7 days I have created:
-a business!
-a professional website
-a business card
-a logo
-a marketing plan
-38 new scrapbook pages
-2 unique photo projects
-3 things that require copyrighting
-1 full scrapbook for a client

And last but not least, a new blog! :) This blog will be where I write about and post some of my new layouts, talk about my business and express my thoughts on the development of my scrapping style.

Check back often for step-by-step layout instructions and examples, specials on my products, and discounts on scrapbooking materials.

~ Liz