Moving Time…

I bought a domain name and am creating a website and new blog too.  Please visit me in my new place… http://onit.mommaonnadesigns.com

Free Etsy Vacation Banner

No need to spend time or money on a temporary banner.  Click the banner to go to my photo bucket and save it to your computer.

Something to Brag About

Yes, I have something to brag about.  It’s mine, I’ve earned it, so why not brag about it?  I’m talking about my 100% positive feedback rating on etsy.  

  • Fantastic! I am thrilled with my new banner and business card designs. Thank you so much for working with me on this. – mimsylafree
  • A wonderfully smooth transaction. I would highly recommend this Etsian! – DDurda
  • Wonderful experience, I got exactly what I wanted. This service is soooooo worth the money. I would order this again for sure. I love love love my new banner. Thanks so much! – jillystamps
  • Once again, great experience! I love the design of my new business cards. She was quick and knew exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much! –erintokuuke
  • Easy to work with and fast turn around! I love my banner and avatar and would definitely come backto her for more! –bugznbutterflies
  • The designs rock! Seller has a great eye for color and detail. I gave her only sketchy information of what kind of design I wanted, and she exceeded my expectation! HiGhLy recommended!! –EMTSgirlfriend
  • Incredibly fast delivery and a joy to work with. She got the design I was looking for on the first try! Thanks so much! –erintokuuke
  • I wish there was a higher rating than positive…more like estatic! Orgasmic..not sure about that one…but this is one of those AHHH moments when you tell an artist what is in your head and she puts it in the form your mind created! Love this woman! – Ali18974

Let me help

All etsy sellers are definitely into the DIY thing.  We like to do everything ourselves because that’s who we are, it’s what we do.  We try to make everything ourselves and often times end up feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.  There comes a time when you just need to step back, observe what’s going on, and realize that you in fact, can not do everything yourself.  Many sellers find themselves feeling all tangled up when it comes to designing a graphic for their shop, that’s where I come in.  Why get your panties in a bunch? Let me help!  It’s what I do, let me design your perfect graphic so you can get back to doing what you do best! Come visit my shop today, take a look around, get a sense for my style. 

Gone Fishin’

I can hardly believe how much I accomplished today! By 8 am this morning the boys were off to school and I was on my 2nd or 3rd cup of coffee.  I started my rounds on the internet at usual.  Check my email, look at my site stats, check my blog, the weather, etc.  I then began my design work.  I had an order from kbotello on etsy. She sent a custom request needing a few graphics for her amateur photography.  I started with  a few color suggestions and a photo that she wanted to be incorporated into her designs.  I came up with this banner which she absolutely loves!

I actually emailed her several proofs but this was the design she liked the best.  Oddly enough it was my first design.  I’ve been doing that a lot lately – getting exactly what my client wants on the first go round.  It’s a great feeling!

After that I did some chores around the house and washed, dried, and folded some laundry.  I knew that we had plans to go fishing and the boys had an early release today from school so I wanted to get as much done as possible.  Russell didn’t work today so we went to go buy me a new fishing pole because mine broke last year.  We did our shopping and then Russell dropped Zoe and myself off at home and ran to the bank.  We wanted to get the grass cut before we left for the lake so I decided I would do that too.  

It took a little while, and Russell was quite surprised, but I got the front lawn nearly half cut before he got back from the bank.  The boys came home, we finished up the yard and off we went!

As always, Zoe caught the first fish.  And I do mean always.  She is only three years old and always catches something before the rest of us! Turned out the rest of us had no luck at all.  Guess they just aren’t biting yet.  The high point of the evening is when Jarod, my youngest son, spotted a black snake.  A HUGE black snake.  Russell ran over and grabbed the thing by the tail (do snakes have tails?), anyway, he grabbed it and dragged it backwards up onto the grass.  The thing coiled and spun around.  I ran across the clearing yelling at the kids to get back and threatening Russell within an inch of his life if he got it near me.  I’m cool with snakes, so long as they aren’t upset – in their natural habitat, slithering by – yeah, that’s okay, but not one that is being bothered and having a hissy fit because of it.  I was so terrified that Russell would tease me with it that I didn’t even think to grab my camera, which was hanging around my neck, and I missed a great photo opportunity.  Go me! That snake was a good five feet long. *Shiver*

We fished a bit longer with no luck, but that’s just fine because it was gorgeous outside.  We all started getting tired and hungry so we came home to grill some chicken. Russell cooked chicken skewers on the grill and I fixed carrots, sauteed squash & zucchini, and rice for sides. Everything was great.  We had several “happy plates”.

Now everyone is settled in and the kids are watching TV like they do on most Friday nights.  They’re especially tired from everything today so vegging out is completely okay with me tonight.  Russell is in the bedroom snoring.  He looks as if he just plopped on the bed to rest and fell asleep.  I tried to wake him a little while ago but he is out like a light.  I’ve taken advantage of the quiet time to start on another banner design.  After sending this proof to my client I will need to make a few changes to the dots but other than that it is pretty complete.  mimsylafree of etsy wanted a shop banner for her new shop “muffintops”.  She asked for a muffin to be incorporated into the design.  I sat down, drew out  a muffin and then this is what came of it…

Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a free business card design! Have a great weekend!

 

 

FREE Business Card Design!

The sun is shining, everything is great, and I feel like spreading the love!  I will be giving away a free business card design to one lucky reader of In Angela’s Head.  All you have to do is leave a comment any ( and every) where on the blog between April 10th and April 13th to enter.  I will be randomly drawing a winner from the comment notifications I get. Have a look in my shop to get a sense of my style! 

 

Keep in mind that it will be the design only and you will be responsible for printing. This is a service valued at at least $20.  I will work with the winner to make sure they get a custom business card design that they love, so start posting those comments!  The more you post the more chances you have of having your name drawn! This give away is NOT limited to etsy shop owners. 

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

I am soooo sick of the rain already!  I know, I know.  April showers bring May flowers – blah blah blah.  April showers bring Angela the blahs!  I’ve always been like this. I appreciate the moisture and I appreciate that the rain is making everything beautiful and green again but I need a break from it!

My poor boys have only been able to play one soccer game all season, and that was only one of them. My oldest has yet to play a game. Every time they get scheduled, they get cancelled, then rescheduled and recancelled.  It’s ridiculous.  My grass needs to be cut.  It is much longer than I like it to be, but I can’t do it, because it won’t stop that annoying drizzle long enough for anything to dry up.  I particularly do not like that misty drizzle rain that just lasts all day long.

 

I need this week to get better and QUICK!  As if the rain weren’t enough to kill any chance of a happy-go-lucky mood, something is going on with the plumbing in the basement causing the washing machine to back up into the utility sink, which then overflows and floods the laundry room.  Super fantastic! My plumber friend is supposed to come over today if he can fit it into his schedule.  I’m waiting on a call from his wife now.  But wait, there’s more!  

Russell has been out of town since Saturday morning, for work and pleasure.  It was a friend’s birthday and his boss had some work for him to do in the same area.  Not a big deal except I knew that I would be out of sight and out of mind.  I even brought up this fear to him before he left.  He assured me I was being silly and that he would call/text me while away.  Did he? NO!  Apparently he was so wrapped in his friends that I wasn’t a  priority.  What a way to make a girl feel special, ya know? Needless to say I am VERY unhappy with my guy right now. I don’t even know when he’s coming back.  

 

I need some serious sunshine!

 

Ang