My Gallery of Designs

Thursday, June 17, 2010

When Inspiration Hits

Yesterday I had the need to just sit and create.  For quite a few hours that is all I did!  I made myself a few new tags:

I made one for my sister.  Her request was something pink and brown.  This girl and saying just fit.  I do love my lil sis!  lol

Then I just went through and made myself a few different ones to use on Facebook, my blog or my The Homeschool Lounge profile.  

I just love making these!  If anybody following has any requests for something, please feel free to ask.  I think I will be creating more today.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

What I've Done This Morning

This one was made for my friend Kristy.  She likes to drink tea, not coffee.
 This was for my friend Kimberly.
 The following are for me and my blogs.

And I'm not even done yet!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I was bored tonight so I made this one for my blog and the one beneath just for fun.

It's 10:30pm and I should be reading.  But I'm not.  I'm designing.

My friend made the tag above for me.

Friday, May 28, 2010


It has been so long since my PSP has been working right.  Lately I haven't been able to use it at all because it won't even open.  Well, it opens, but then freezes and I have to shut it down myself.  I worked and worked on the PC last night to get it to work and I had to uninstall it then re-install it.  Then it worked!  Today I have spent a good part of my day on there designing.  And it's been nice!

Here's a few things that I came up with today:
This banner is for my personal blog.  I have it linked if you'd like to check it out.

I made a button for a blog that I do with a few other friends that homeschool.  This one is also linked.
I wanted to make myself a cute little banner with our cats on it.  My husband and I were talking earlier today and all of our cats that we have are fairly new.  We've had Feisty the longest and she's only been here since January.
Hopefully now that I have PSP up and running again, I will be able to make time for myself to design some more.  I really do enjoy it.  I don't really miss the hassle of designing for groups like I did on, but I wish that I had more excuses to design more often.

Oh.  I am also going to try and come up with a new name other than tags.  Maybe like, personal graphics or personal designs.  Something like that.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Homeschool Mom to the 2nd Power!

This morning I decided to make a couple new tags.  It can take hours to make these, so for the last 3 hours I've made 2.  lol  But that's ok.  I want them to be just right.
I started with one for Spring.

Then I decided to make one for homeschooling.

I am hoping to be able to make a couple more tonight!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Slide Show

Today I posted a slideshow of past designs that I have made.  I have been wanting to do this for a while but just haven't gotten around to it.  I decided today that since I have accomplished so much in the house this week, that I will make the time to do a few things on the computer that I have been putting off.  After a little while, I will do some housework.  And we aren't going to do school today as I had planned.  I only planned a tiny bit, but I just don't want to.

I am going to try to make some new designs today for Easter and Spring.  I have a very small and sad Easter collection for myself.  I also want to make a couple of new ones for myself with some books on it, I think.  I've also been thinking of some more of "My Favorite Things" like the one I had made for me:
I absolutely love that one, and I don't have near as cool of graphics as she had so mine will not be any where near as neat.  But I still want to make me a couple.  
I am willing to take requests.  If you'd like something made for yourself, leave a comment and your email address with what you'd like on it and I will be happy to make one.  Please limit your request to one at a time.  Thanks!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter Time!

For Spring and Easter I made a couple new tags yesterday.  I really enjoy this and have missed it.  I made a Spring tag for my friend and an Easter one for myself.  I am thinking that I will make time today to make some more.  

Here is what I made yesterday:
I would also like to show you that I can create pictures for other things also!  I can do photo collages, posters, desktop wallpapers, avatars and many other things.  This is a cookbook cover that I just finished yesterday for our church:
 Hopefully later today I will be able to post a few more that I have made!  

If you stumble across this blog, don't be afraid to ask me for a special tag!  Please leave your email address so that I can email you the graphic when I am done.  I would also ask that you keep in mind that I do not create anything risque or inappropriate for a Christian woman to make.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Why I Create

A few years ago I stumbled upon a website called  I joined and really like the site.  After a while I found the tags, siggies, or whatever you want to call them.  I call them tags.  (Maybe I should come up with my own name for them?!)  I started to collect them because I have always collected things with my name on them.  Then I wanted to learn how to make them myself.  I taught myself quite a bit, asked questions for things I didn't know and researched a little.  I started out using free programs like and  I really wanted my own program to use that had more options though.  I tried Adobe Photo Shop and it was ok, but I didn't care for it that much.  Then I bought Paint Shop Pro and I love it.

I started out creating mostly to make my own ideas for myself.  Then I started to think about what a great way it would be to spread The Word of Jesus and His love.  A lot of my tags were Christian themed.  I joined groups and was designing for 6 different groups at one time.  That was too much tho, I soon slimmed it down.  Now I design for 2 groups but am thinking about closing my CafeMom account and just designing for myself and friends on here and facebook.

Creating is also something relaxing that I can do.  I love to create for my friends.  It makes me smile when they use my creations.  

Here are a few of my favorites that I have made for myself.  I have MANY more that I like but it would take me forever to post them here.  I will have to set up a slide show or two.