i do love you design

Here is my latest playful design. After 21 layers this is what turned out. I had been so busy working on the second issue of Touched Creatively that I decided to take a break and play around with a bunch of papers. I'm kind of liking all the bright colors.


Baby Girl Announcement Design

Welcome baby Alexis! You are adorable! Designing your announcements was a wonderful break from my other projects. If you are looking to have any kind of announcement designed feel free to email me at enduringarts@gmail.com. Printable files are as low as $15 for a one side design. If you want your design printed on specialty papers and front and back just email me for more info. I would love to work with you!


Hope You had a Great Birthday!!!

My man's birthday was Friday! We were able to celebrate just the two of us for awhile on Thursday night... thanks to grandma for watching Kaelyn. :) It was a nice time away. Great Mexican supper and then to a movie! We haven't been to the theater for a year and a half!!! Not joking, we rarely go out. Friday we went to Sioux Falls to go on a family bike ride on their nice bike trail. I knew I should have brought the camera with us on our ride. It was BEAUTIFUL! We had to wait until after supper as it was the hottest day of the summer but that all worked out fine. The trail went along the river with different parks and bridges along the way. There was even one just for dogs, with a nice fenced in area for them to run. Kaelyn loved that and didn't want to leave. I definitely recommend the Sioux Falls bike trail to everyone. We started at the Sertoma Butterfly House and headed east. Here are a few shots of before and after the ride:

Note: the trail is much nicer than what you see in these photos and it is paved. Yes we all have sexy biking helmets! Ha, Ha! David is dangerous on a bike so we all wear one. He did almost crash into another biker due to losing focus on the path and watching the large tree trunks. I think I need to pull him in a cart!
Here's the birthday card I designed for him. I wrote some more about it on Touched Creatively's blog. I can't wait to use this technique again. Lots of ideas floating around in my head. Just hope other people like it too!


My Baby Loves...

Hats and balls. That's all Kaelyn needs to be happy. And I was happy to finally get some good pictures of this little girl who is always on the move! This is one of her new hats that arrived today. Thank you Debbie! You are so talented! You can see more of her adorable creations in her Etsy shop. Kaelyn loves going through her hat drawer. Even if they are too small she'll try and make it work! And she loves balls. If she's in a park she doesn't care about the slide and swings, she wants to play with the basketball! So I guess she will just be the cutest, most fashionable basketball player you will ever see!


Busy Weekend

Time never slows down for our family. I've been meaning to get more pictures posted on here with more updates, but I just haven't had enough time to get it done. David did very well at his last 10k race. He got 2nd place in his age group and 11th overall out of about 80! My pictures didn't turn out very good as I was chasing Kaelyn around at the finish line to keep her out of the way.
Kaelyn finally had another play date with her friend Sydney the weekend before last. They had lots of fun together. I've never seen Kaelyn behave so well for an entire day. Guess she needs to get together with Sydney more often! Here are the two girls together. Kaelyn is about a month and a half younger. Wasn't easy getting them to sit still for the camera next to each other.

Hopefully everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend. We were able to work on some remodeling projects. Saturday we spent time at the lake and took the boat out that David built. Kaelyn got her first ride and seemed to enjoy it! She was a little worried at first when she was put in but when David started rowing everything was okay!

David gave me a sewing machine on Thursday! So here starts a new adventure once again! It is exciting since I have seen so many things I would like to have and if I knew how to sew I could make them myself! So my sweet mom gave me my first lesson Sunday afternoon. (Well, I did sew one thing before when I was like 10...but since its been that long we'll just say it was like my first time all over again.) I realized it isn't as easy as it would seem to do small curves. She was amazed at how well I did. My goal is to conquer little curves on a sewing machine and make some super fun toys for kids. I have a few other fun ideas for adults, so we'll see what happens. I know many of you and even myself thought, I didn't need another thing to do!!! Ha, Ha! Might as well try as much as you can before you die, right!? Well, I need to get back to work. Have a great Monday!