Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dear Holidays...

Dear Holidays,
You may leave now. I got your message loud and clear. I understand now that I must have reached that magic age. No longer can I sit and eat delicious fudge, cookies, candy, and other yummy holiday goodies for days and days and expect to go back to normal. Yes, I received that message when I went to put on some pants and they seemed a bit tighter than usual.
Now I feel old and overweight. Thank you very much.

P.S.--I suppose the real message may have been to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas instead of getting excited about fudge?! :)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thank You!

After receiving so much this holiday season, two of the most important words I'm trying to teach my children are 'thank you'! We have our list ready and our sitting down (hopefully this afternoon) to write our thank you notes! We were spoiled by friends & family this year!

These are the ones we'll be using from the family. I've also personalized some for each child to use. If you're in need, please stop by and check out the selection of thank you cards from BitsyCreations! You can find them here. Of course, as always, I adore custom requests! If you don't see something you'd like, just give me a shout! I'm also 'beefing up' my website so you can see all the designs on all items: i.e. a design you may love from my invitations will now be available as a greeting card.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful holiday season! Spend some time with some loved ones & enjoy what you've been given in your life. We all have a lot to be thankful for if we stop and ponder for a few moments.

Reach out to those around you and make sure you smile--even if someone cuts you off in that crazy holiday traffic, or cuts in line at the store! ;)

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

DCP Photography Logo

Yesterday I shared the beginning of a logo design I was working on for a friend. Here's more of the process! This is, of course, much faster than it usually goes. Probably a nice combination of me having known David for quite some time and the fact that he had a very good idea of what he wanted.

He decided H2 was his favorite!

I love how it turned out! He'll probably have a black background on his website, though, so more likely it will look something like this:

I know he'll go far! Good luck, DCP Photography!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday Already?

Ever have one of those weeks where Wednesday sneaks up on you... but at the same time you wonder if it's the weekend yet? I am having one of those weeks. Wow! Monday came & went in a blur! Tuesday was full of cranky, cranky children! Not sure what happened there. We were all grumpy and there were lots of tears with very little sleep... then Wednesday morning came and voila! We're all better! A week-before-Christmas miracle. :)

Anyway, I've been working on a logo for a friend of mine. He's starting his own photography business. He's been so talented in that area for as long as I can remember, so I'm thrilled for him! I thought I'd share so you could see a little bit of my process. He had some ideas, so I went with those & showed him some of my own. The first ideas are all about brainstorming. Sometimes you just need to SEE something to know you love or hate it.

 Then we chatted a bit & I showed him these:

I'll update you along the way! Thought that would be fun. ;)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dreams of a Crafty Gal...

I'm sure some people out there would think my 'dreams' are a little on the strange side.

Current dream: To have a home office that does not double as the play room.

Wait. Scratch that. I wouldn't mind sharing as long as I had some organization & some space.

I'm sure once I get said space, I'll have a ridiculously hard time deciding how to organize, though.

Above photo is from Flickr--The home office of the lovely Cathe Holden, who I have a crafty crush on. Seriously, the woman is brilliant. I'm in awe whenever I see something she's done.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Need to Order those Cards!

Well, Kids. It's the 11th! That means it's the last day to order your Holiday Photo Cards in order to get them by the 18th. I figure that's enough time for you to get them out to your family & friends. Of course, you can order them later, but you'll get them later, too! (Oh the logic!)

If you order the design only, I can get the file to you within 24 hours for you to print yourself, e-mail, or have printed elsewhere.

Make sure to use code BitsyBlog when you check out to receive 10% off your order at!

The digital files are also, of course, available at Happy Weekend!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Presents? Check!

I finally figured out what to get as Christmas presents. I was really stuck on what to get my sister! Since I come from a family of 11 kids, we just choose one each year & give to one... you know, instead of buying a dozen gifts each year!

On the off-chance she reads this, I'll tell you about it later. I'm pretty excited! :)

My plan was to not step foot in a store to do my shopping this year. Call it lazy if you must... I call it innovative! lol Okay, maybe that's a bit far but I'm happy with the end results! Here are some of my favorites!

The little man in my life likes to steal his big sister's super cape. After seeing the kid run around the house in the pink cape so frequently & having many fights over it, I decided to get one just for him! I went back to the same shop on Etsy: Mahalo. Here's one of her custom capes.

I also got these fantastic cuff links for my husband from digibling! We're going with small gifts this year. Very small! The man can't have enough cuff links, though, in his opinion so I thought, why not?! He saw these awhile back & couldn't stop talking about them.

And MY must-have for my daughter this year (I really wanted something we could do together that wouldn't make my brain turn to mush... can you tell I'm not much of a doll person?) is TINKERTOYS!  Yay! Bitsy #1 is quite a creative little thing. I love it! She's constantly putting together beautiful works of art. If she decides not to be an artist, I bet she'll be an engineer. Here's some practice! ha! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009


I LIVE for Saturdays. Although they are hectic and full of chores, they are MY day where I don't have to share my family with anyone! We had a lovely snowy Saturday! We sledded, made snow angels, and built this handsome snowman with... ears!

We also got to decorate the Christmas tree! We never wanted to do a fake tree but couldn't help it this year since we're with my parents. Still, it was wonderful to pull out each ornament & remember times past. Our sweet Charlie is in love with Christmas! We find him all over the house now taking naps by our various displays.

It sounds like it snowed a lot of places this past week! I hope you're all safely enjoying it!
Please remember if you'd like PRINTED holiday photo cards, they need to be ordered this week. If you're getting the digital version only (to print yourself or send in an e-mail or have printed) it takes me 24-48 hours to get your final proof to you... usually much faster.

(10% off your order at using code BitsyBlog! Holiday photo cards can also be found on Etsy at Bitsy's Greetings.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Good Will Grace

If you haven't stopped by Good Will Grace, please do! I'm so touched each time I read a post.

This Monday's post was about making an effort to do a little good this holiday season. I know I'm trying a little harder than normal. It will be so good for me. In years past it hasn't been very hard to think about other people. But when things aren't ideal in your own life, it's easy to be selfish and forget to look for opportunities to serve those around you.

I hope you'll make an effort to reach out to people who need a little extra this holiday season--whether it's donating a winter coat, canned goods, taking cookies to a neighbor, or simply smiling at someone who needs it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's HERE! 2010 Desk Calendar by BitsyCreations

As promised, the 2010 desk calendar by BitsyCreations is HERE! I'm so excited! I've wanted to do this for years, but am finally doing it for 2010.

My original plan (since it's so late in the year) was to put a few together for my daughter's teachers & some small Christmas gifts. I love how it turned out and decided to put it on my website and on Etsy. Good thing! I just listed last night & one already sold.

Woohoo! Of course, these are available for wholesale and I plan on making a different set next year for the folks in places like Australia where it is not actually snowing in January!! :) If you'd like to order more than one on Etsy, just shout.

And, as always, everything is designed by me and printed by me. So if you really can't stand one of the designs for a particular month or would like a color change, I can arrange an adjustment for you. The joys of small businesses. ;)

Remember! 10% off using code BitsyBlog when you check out at

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Desk Calendar is Almost Done!

I mentioned a few weeks ago (it may have only been on my Facebook page...) that I'm putting together a last-minute desk calendar. It will be too adorable for words.

I'm almost through, but can't contain my excitement. I had originally wanted to do this just for last-minute and teacher gifts this year, but I believe I'll make them available on my website and perhaps in my Bitsy's Greetings shop on Etsy... even though I'll be a little late!

What do you think? :)
(My desk is so bad... I need to borrow someone else's to take better photos!!)


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