Friday, May 28, 2010

happy weekend

Today is the most gorgeous day! Not to mention the first day I woke up with only a slight feeling of morning sickness. I couldn't ask for more perfect timing.
Surprisingly, I haven't shared with you my recent pregnancy obsession--food and smells. Be grateful for that. ;) But I will tell you these bowls of fruity goodness are heavenly.


I'm enjoying the recent special issue, Paper Palooza, from Creating Keepsakes magazine. The page above I designed for the patterned paper section and it was fun to create a couple more in there as well.
A discount coupon code to get 20% off the issue in our store between May 17-31 is TIPS-BLOG.

A few items of business:
*Welcome my newest sponsor-- 300 dpi (dcwv)
**If you are interested in being a June sponsor with an ad on my blog... let me know via email at elizabeth.kartchner(at)gmail.com

***I'm so excited to launch 2010 Shades of Summer next week so think if that's something you wanna do while I think about stricter rules to keep the shades moving so everyone gets a chance. Here's the last pics I received from Pennsylvania, Ireland & Ohio.


****Lastly, Blue Moon has a great selection of my Dear Lizzy line in stock if you're feeling crafty.

This week flew by... happy weekend!

41 comments:

And U Jest said...

Can't wait for shades of summer... the last two summers I haven't been able to get it... hopefully this summer! Keep on Movin!!
I remember when I was prego with my last... all I wanted to eat was fruit... and now that is her favorite thing to eat....SO ENJOY!!!

BerthaLey said...

How in the world do you make your pictures so colorful and pretty?

Mandy said...

okay...where'dja get the sheet???? You know you can't post goodness like that and not share...

joscelyne cutchens said...

I hope I can get in on Shades of Summer this time, I too am a 2 summer/no shades girlie.
Love those fruits, it looks so fresh and happy! We love to do fruit/veggie buffet trays! :)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Yes, I can't wait for Shades of Summer. I never got them last year. I was so bummed out. So that would be cool if you have stricter rules.

Pita said...

Can't wait for Shades of Summer... Hopefully I can get in.

What a lovely picture, the fruit looks delicious.

Colleen said...

I'd love to do Shades of Summer! I've never played before! Bring it!

Dawn said...

I've only watched the SOS each summer, but this year I really want to participate! Send em to Vegas, baby! =D

Reina said...

I am excited for SOS this year the last two years I did not get in:( and this year I will be out of town next week so I hope I can still get in:)

Stef said...

I've been waiting for your SOS announcement! I missed the previous years as well! Glad to hear the nausea wave is lifting! Have a great weekend!

Yanely said...

Hope I get to participate in SOS even though I live in Puerto Rico, we are technically part of the US :)

letter {A} studio said...

Honestly Elizabeth, I am in love with the photography on your blog. You really capture the sweet & simple moments life has to offer. Congrats on your pregnancy - babies are such wonderful little things :D

Laci J said...

Here's another SOS - loser, hehe I've always got on your blog just as you filled up. I have one suggestion though, you should send them north first, cuz I remember the 1st year they went south and the northern people got them by the time there was snow on the ground already.

Angela said...

Oh my, I'm your Shades of Summer Ireland girl! On Lizzie's blog! I'm so excited.
Lizzie, thank you for sharing my face on your space :)

Suzzi said...

I hope to included this year (signed up last year and don't know if they just never made it to me or wasn't included. Hope so this year.)

This is big for me because I never, EVER allow pictures taken of me let alone shown on a blog - so this shades is to force me to over come that and embrace myself to be in pictures again. Just wanted you to know why some really want to particpate in the shades of summer.

Thanks for doing this. Will keep a watch!

Hayley said...

Yay for SOS again. I was on the list last year (you checked) but I never got mine. :( I wanna get on this years list please! :)

Hayley
heiskra@yahoo.com

SuZeQ said...

Two words: pretty pretty. Okay, just one word twice. How's that?

EmmaJ said...

I want in on the SOS. where do I sign up? I have missed out the last 2 summers

carrie said...

Loved the simplicity & prettiness of this post! Can you please tell me where you got that adorable sheet & the cute bowls that the fruit is in. I adore them! :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Tiffany said...

So excited for Shades of Summer!!!! Woo Hoo!!! I signed up the first year and they never came my way..so hopefully this year!

And love the above photo. Gorgeous colors.

Jenny said...

Where do I sign up for the Shades of Summer?? I would love to get them =D I live in Canada though.

Jung A said...

i hope to get to participate in shades of summer this year!!!

Christina said...

I'm excited for SOS too... I signed up last year and never recieved my cool shades. Oh well. I'd love to play this year!

Jenn said...

I was hoping you were going to do another SOS. I kept missing it before so this year I will be more alert. ;o) Can't wait to see what colour you choose...

Keshka said...

I would love to do shades of summer! And that photo is so beautiful!

Laci J said...

You have to post more pics of the make n takes from reflections, I really wanna see an up close version. So sad I didnt hear about it earlier, I totally would have flown from Alaska to CA just to do yours and Maggies Holmes projects. You two are my faves!

Cherie said...

SO want to do SOS! I've always missed the boat :(

Enjoy your friut...I must go get some now, I'm super hungry!

Liz said...

I've been lucky enough to have been in the last two (and yes, I always kept it moving!). I was first both times so I never got to see anyone else's work. It's a bummer that not everyone on the list got their chance.:(

Angie... by the said...

Oh I sooo want in! Love the photos. Love the sheet. And so glad you're feeling better! Isn't it the most glorious thing in the world to be pregnant? :)

Anonymous said...

Lets see them make there way to
C A N A D A
and we will show you how us Canadian girls ROCK summer weather!! Missy H

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for SOS...your page for tips & tricks is great, can't wait to get the book.
I glad your now feeling a little better.:)
OXOX

Kimberly S. said...

I would love to do SOS again!!! I had so much fun with it!

Heather said...

Very excited for the shades of summer! I haven't had a chance to do it the past few summers! I am very hopeful for this summer because it is going to be a good one!

Bianca said...

i love that first picture!

Latrice said...

Send me those shades sistah! fun fun

keeshaobrien said...

I totally want in! I too missed the last two years! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Kathy said...

I would love to do shades of summer again. I don't think the group I was a part of ever made it back to you. I never saw any of the pictures. Bummer. Count me in for this round.

Elizabeth Kartchner said...

The fabric is the back of a quilt my dear friend made me. The bowls are measuring cup nesting bowls from anthropologie.
Thanks!!!

The pictures are using a mix of actions from Totally radcin the sidebar of links.
xo

Anonymous said...

SOS idea, maybe you should have people pre pay for the shades and postage

Anonymous said...

I signed up for SOS last summer & got ready for the glasses to arrive...well, nada, SO maybe it will happen this year! I am so excited to do this again!! Fingers crossed!

Tara (thecornerhouse@cox.net)

Kay said...

I was SO excited last ear when I thought I had made it in for SOS. Stalked my mail box all summer. Nothin'. Bummer. Keeping my fingers crossed for this summer. I wonder what color they will be?!? So fun!