Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Creative Team Call!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Guess what?

I finally found a digi-home for my goodies- I was one of the winners in the GingerScraps Design contest, and am now a GingerBread Lady!

I feel blessed and amazed that I won, I certainly didn't expect to when I entered- but after all the hard work I'm actually one of the gals picked.

So now what? I get to work ;) You'll be seeing lots of goodies from me soon, I've been industriously working away in the Geek Labs cooking up at least 2 new kits, and a few extra goodies- and more to come! I also plan to have a CT call sometime very soon as well.

Thank you again to the entire GingerScraps family! I am looking forward to working with everyone!

Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm so glad...

That I took the sage advice of a few of my mentors and entered the Designer Competition over at Ginger Scraps. I have to admit it was grueling and stressful at times, I usually design quickly- but having the deadline looming was always in my mind. It forced me to focus my creative energy and know that I had to turn out excellent product the first time, not the third or fifth. It disciplined me, and forced me to learn just how all those lovely little CU shortcuts and tricks work/were made so that I can make my own.

I am more proud of my kit in the final round than anything I've created so far, and feel like I've finally found my 'voice' as a designer. I entered the competition knowing that I occasionally made pretty things if I tried, but didn't feel very secure and definitely didn't even call myself a designer yet. The sense of confidence I have in my own work now is amazing, and I can't even describe how happy that makes me.

I also found a small but wonderful group of Geek Fans- or perhaps they found me? The e-mails, IMs, comments, and personal messages really make my day- and I adore you all!

Overall- I think doing this competition was the best thing I could've done- and whether I win or not, the experience alone is absolutely priceless. And don't worry my fellow geeks- even if I don't win I'll be selling somewhere, mark my words- I'm determined now ;) Thank you to everyone who helped me out along the way, encouraged me, and scrapped with my goodies. You keep the Geek going ;) I'll be doing a CT call as soon as I find a store, so be sure to keep an eye out ;)

A Plum of a Sale!

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Round 4- Strawberry Fairy

So this is it- the final round... and my kit- Strawberry Fairy. You can grab the papers here, or jump on over to GingerScraps (Links have been disabled now that the contest is over- Thanks to everyone who downloaded!)and get all the download links in one place! Be sure to leave lots of love- this was one of the hardest kits yet, and features tons of hand drawn bits by the Geek Herself! Here's hoping I get some good news soon- but if not, this competition was so worth it- I learned SO much, and lots more Geek Fans found me (so yay!)

Links have been disabled now that the contest is over- Thanks to everyone who downloaded!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I'm on Jennifer Fox's Blog...

Or at least one of my Layouts is :o)

Check it out: http://jenniferfoxdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/spotlight-on-six-oclock-wedding.html

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Uncommon Beauty Blog Wear Freebie

... and it's not even Tuesday! 2 Freebies in one week, I'm on a roll ;)

I made this using my Round 1 entry in the Ginger Scraps Designer Competition- it's free for personal use only, just be sure to use my handy dandy little credit image included! Feel free to link me up! I'd love to see your blogs!4 Shared Download
Mediafire Download

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cookie Train

Just follow this blog train to collect lots of tasty cookie and treat recipes - HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the DESIGNS BY MICHELLE BATTON CREATIVE TEAM!

Download both recipe cards here: 4 Shared

And here are the rest of the stops on the blog train. Please remember we are all in different time zones, so if someone's recipes aren't up yet, please try back again later!

1. Michelle http://www.mellowbutterfly.com
2. Cindy http://scribler.blogspot.com/
3. Jane http://4shadesofbluedesigns.blogspot.com/
4. Jamie http://www.jamie-cupcake.blogspot.com
5. Sherly http://nyempluk.blogspot.com/
6. Tara http://geekchicscraps.blogspot.com/ <--YOU ARE HERE 7. Beth http://sweetmesquite.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Freebie - Round 3 Kit- La Vie En Rose

Links have been disabled now that the contest is over- Thanks to everyone who downloaded!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Round 3 Baby!

Yes, indeed- your favorite geek made it to Round 3 of the GingerScraps Designer Competition. This week our challenge is to use a book/song/or movie as inspiration...

True to form, the minute I found out I knew exactly what I wanted to do, as it was an idea I'd already had turning around in the back of my mind to do 'someday'

Someday is here- let's see if I can turn my creation from something in my head, to something in Photoshop ;)

Hope you're enjoying all the lovely freebies so far! You get 1 possibly 2 more out of me before the competition is over (if I make Round 4 that is) and then we'll get back to the Tuesday Freebie giveaways...

Thanks again to everyone who downloaded, made lovely comments, and sent encouraging e mails, you are all appreciated!