Monday, October 8, 2012

2013 Calendar in the house!!

 It's been a busy weekend in the Worleybird Studio.  I finally got around to designing and working on my 2013 desk calendar.  I stepped outside my comfort zone this time around.  Instead of looking for cute elements to use on my calendar, I decided to create my own.  I am currently obsessed with doodling.  So, I thought I would put my doodle time to good use and doodle some cute designs for my new calendar.  It was so much fun to work on and I think it turned out pretty well considering this is my first attempt at a 100% original design.  What do you think?

I have just listed these in my Etsy Shop.  I hope y'all love them as much as I do!  I feel like a proud Mom.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Party Hearty!

My family really knows how to have a good time.  Next up on the party list is a Housewarming for my nephew and his wife who have just bought their first home.  So exciting!  How I wish we lived closer so we could join in the fun.  Sadly, we won't be able to make the 2500 mile trip.   However, I do get the honor of designing the party invitations so I thought I'd show them off.  Of course, I couldn't stop with just invitations - I also included some matching envelope wraps and address cards. Congratulations Chris & Rachel! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pretty & Punctuated

When I first saw the One Fine Day kit by Fayette Designs at the Pickleberry Pop store, I knew I had to use it on a project. I used some of the images and papers and combined them with some pretty punctuation. These colors are some of my favorites and seem to be my "go to" colors - they make me happy! 

Just listed in my Etsy shop!

Aren't they fun?  I also made a set of flat note cards.  I'm finding all sorts of uses for them.  They make great recipe cards and journal cards for my scrapbooks.  I even stuck one to my computer to write my endless list of things to do - I'll just pop it in my bag when I head out and have a cute reminder so I don't forget what I went out for!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dino-Mite Birthday!

My sweet little grand-nephew is turning 2 soon and my niece asked me to make up some invitations for his party.  She is using a fun dinosaur theme so I went on the hunt for some cute digital clip art to use.  There is just so much to choose from on the web - I had a hard time narrowing down my selections.  I finally decided on these little guys.  I paired them with some birthday elements by Julia Makotinsky and got busy on my design.  I made up some cute invitations and thank you notes.  And then while I was at it we decided that little Jack really needed a banner to celebrate his big day, so that was included also.  Here are the goods -

I think they turned out really nicely.  My niece is going to take a photo of the banner at the party - I didn't want to put it all together since I have to ship it off to her on the east coast.  You'll have to wait for that photo!  Until then - big birthday hugs to our little Jackosaurus!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Soup Sunday

At our house Sunday is "Soup Sunday" -- especially during the winter months when it's cold outside and there are football games on the TV.  So, I try out new soup recipes each week.  Today I wanted something easy because my Denver Broncos were playing and I didn't want to miss a thing.  GO TEBOW!!  BRONCOS WIN!!!  On the menu today was Creamy Tortellini Soup.  It fit the bill all the way around - easy, quick to prepare and can I just say - YUMMY!!!  The only modification I made was to add 3 links of italian sausage that I made into little balls and browned before adding to the pot along with the tortellini.  (My family of men don't think it's a meal unless meat is included - otherwise it is called an appetizer!)  The best part about this recipe is that it is prepared in the crock pot for a truly fuss-free Soup Sunday.  Try it out - you'll love it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I Believe . . .

Are you ready for Christmas?  As usual, despite all my big plans, I'm beginning to realize that many of the things that I had planned to do this holiday are just not going to happen.  But, that's okay - we have our outside lights up (thanks Hubby!) and it looks very festive, our tree is up and decorated inside.  Little by little the other holiday decorations are being set in place and I have started a list of my holiday baking favorites so I can make sure I have all the ingredients.  Gifts are being selected one by one and I BELIEVE they will all either be in the mail before the big day or wrapped and placed under our tree.

I have been admiring all the beautiful hand lettering that I've seen all over the place recently.  Lori Vliegen is a very talented artist whose work is beautiful.  She offers a class called Letter Lab which has really inspired me.  I now find myself doodling letters on all sorts of things.  Over the weekend I practiced my technique and made myself a little Christmas decoration.  I think it's kind of cute and am enjoying it hanging over my desk.  I never thought I could do this kind of art - but, now I BELIEVE!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

Hope y'all have a wonderful day with family and friends.  I am so thankful and blessed to be spending the day with my immediate family and in spirit with all of those who we hold dear.  Happy Thanksgiving!