Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Family Tree Freebie

Happy Mother's Day!!!

family tree clip art graphic

My friend Summer, from Cheeky Lime (check it out!) came up with a great idea for a quick last minute Mother's Day gift. She asked me if I could make a tree that she could add some birds and/or names to for her mother for Mother's day. The tree above is the one she did for herself- it is adorable!

She also had another great idea, which was to offer these graphics as freebies for others to use for Mother's Day. So here they are!

family tree clip art
blue bird clip artblue bird clipart

As you can see on Summer's tree, she has "tweaked" the birds a bit, so feel free to have some fun with them and personalize them any way you want.

These graphics are for personal use only and you need to download them quick as the link expires on Monday. These are png images, so you can put the tree on any color background.

Here is the download link for the tree and the 2 birds.

Thank you Summer for a great idea!!  

I hope you have fun with these and have a very Happy Mother's Day!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Taking A Break

Stop and smell the peony!

So, everything I was trying to do- blog consistently, sidetracked because I just basically got burned out. I have been working on designs since December 2011 and with over 10,000 different designs created in a little over a year, I guess it was inevitable that I would need a break.

I was in a funk for about a week until I figured out what was going on- I wanted to do something else, I wanted to get my fingers covered in paint, I wanted to do stuff around my house, I wanted most of all to be OFF of the computer for awhile. So this week that is what I did! I stopped to smell the roses- or peony in my case- that beautiful specimen in the picture came right out of my yard!

We all need a break every now and then. No matter how much you love what you do, you need a rest from it. And I LOVE what I do- and I am not good at balancing- I pretty much work all the time, but it doesn't feel like WORK, which is why I can do it so much.  However, things got neglected around my house, things I needed to take care of- so I did and I still am. I am getting rid of stuff, repainting some walls that I decided needed to be lime green instead of taupe- yes, my husband is a very tolerant man. I am going to take pictures when I am finished of the before and after- I promise. I am going to take a little more time this week to work on some things and design some new things too, I am feeling my creative juices coming back. Maybe I will find some balance after all....nah, never in my life- I am ALL in, to whatever I am doing, but I am going to TRY!

And today I got the greatest surprise! One of my customers sent me a link to her blog where she had written all about one of the background sets she bought from me. Here is the link:

She made some incredible designs and if you happen to have a camera- be sure and check out the camera bags on the cheeky lime website...they are awesome! I may be getting one for my sister for her birthday. I might even like one for a purse- they are so cute!

So that's it for me- I am off to eat tacos for dinner in honor of Cinco de Mayo and have a fun night with my sweet husband- who puts up with sooooo much!

Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend- and remember- take some time to smell the peonies!