Monday, January 11, 2010

New Adventure

So I started out 2010 with some news. One of the scrapbooking websites that I sell my designs on was selling. The owner had two other sites she was investing in but didn't want to close this one. It's called Ahhh Scrap and it has a pretty good selection of designers and a nice sized customer base to start with. I thought about it for a good long time before I actually offered to buy it. Then I worked with her for a month learning stuff before I paid her. Well, as of 1 January 2010, Ahhh Scrap is under my management! So if you buy digital scrapbooking supplies, please buy from that site!


My next new project was to learn Adobe Illustrator. This has been on my list for several years now, and I finally took the plunge and loaded it on my computer. I thought maybe I could teach classes at the store, but after the first few hours of online tutorials...... I don't know. We'll see. Here's my first two finished graphics:


They may not look like much, but let me tell you... they were a labor of love! These are for the participation prizes at Digi_ridoo Scraps in February. I always knew that the vector graphics were higher quality. I was just daunted by the program. I've been going through some training videos on Lynda.com and they are really good. I chose the 30 day free membership as a gift with Adobe Illustrator. Pretty cool! So, I hope there will be more fun graphics to come. The coolest feature is that when I draw with the Wacom it automatically smooths the drawing! Ok anyway, don't want to turn into an Adobe commercial...


The kids went sledding yesterday with the neighbors. I promise if they go again I'll go too and take pictures. I just really hate the cold. Really. The snow is beautiful! I just want to admire it from my living room window! :)

7 comments:

Katelyn R. said...

congratulations on your new shop! And I would love to study under you for adobe Illustrator if you get to a point of class teaching. It's on my list of things to learn as well.

Jennifer said...

oh kelly, I'm so happy for you!!! I just looked around the site and of course (becasue I can't mind my own business) have suggestions! I AM TOO BOLD! And I ADORE your banner maker alpha kit!!! You never posted this! You have to post these things on your regular blog too! This is so exciting:) You go girl!

Mary A. said...

That's soooo cool, congrats!

I'm with you on the snow thing.

lizy said...

Congratulations!!! I am excited for you :) You designs are amazing. And yes, I know you put tons of love into them. I hope you decide to teach the class because I would love to learn to use that program...

corinnea said...

I'm proud, it's awesome!!!

Adie said...

So, so cool Kelly! I'm so happy for you! I'm going to head on over there now, to browse. :) Good luck with the Illustrator, I'm looking forward to seeing what more you do with it.

And I'm totally with you on the snow thing! It's lovely, but I don't need the close-up view.

insanely crafty said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with it!