Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Designs In My Zazzle Store!

  It's been awhile since I've posted anything on this blog, but I thought today was as good a day as any to reboot. I've been working a lot lately, mostly on freelance consulting type jobs. I can be found on Freelancer now, so if you like any of my work and would like to hire me through Freelancer, just click here.

  In my spare time, I have been working on some new designs for my Zazzle store. For all of you who have been following me since the beginning, it has been 8 years this month, since I opened my 1st Zazzle store. The Anchored Religious Coffee Mug you see below, was my 1st design on Zazzle. I made it for a religious ministry I was a part of. The Anchor was the logo for the ministry as well as the scripture from Hebrews 6:19-20.

Anchored Coffee Mug

It's amazing how far I have come in designing comparative to my older work. I'm also very blessed by all of those who have supported me as I have grown. It encourages me to keep going. So thank you.

Without further due, here is some of my newest stuff. 

Watercolor Roses Floral Wedding Stationary

Always Be A Dinosaur Giftables

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ready For Warm Weather

Copyright Kristina Conatser @ CapturedbyKC Designs

Winter has been wonderful... but I'm ready to say goodbye. We've gotten lots of snow this year, and it's all been so beautiful, but I'm ready for sunshine, green grass, and colorful flowers.

Winter is lovely for taking photos, but after awhile, everything is just white. Spring is like an art palette or a symphony of color and it's all just so alive. I love it and my camera loves it too!

Really, when it comes down to it, I just love flowers. I hope that now that I am a home owner, I can create a beautiful floral garden of my own to enjoy. For now, I collect floral wall art to brighten my home. 

Check out some of these lovely floral prints

Handpainted watercolor Floral design Poster by mylittlebasil

Watercolour flowers blue and crimson modern floral wood print
Watercolour flowers blue and crimson modern floral wood printby SachaGrosselArt

Yellow Sunflower Fine Art Poster by OriginalsbyParis

Wall art is just one great way to brighten a home. click Here you wanna see more floral wall art.

Don't forget that now through January 25th 2018, you can get up to 50% off of canvas prints at Zazzle by using the coupon code: SnuggleUpZaz  at checkout!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Oops... Failed The Challenge

 If you've been following my most recent posts, you know I was attempting to do some 30 day photo challenge that I found online. I actually picked up a client recently and had online applications/interviews with a potential work from home opportunity that side-tracked me. I totally flubbed the photo challenge and got a few days behind. 
  Yeah... that's right, I fell off the challenge wagon.
It was a total fail... but Oh, Whale.

Oh Whale Coffee Mug

  There are a ton of things I am grateful for and to be honest, I kind of felt like the challenge I initially picked (after taking a few glances over it) was really not broad spectrum enough and was actually a bit repetitive in potential subject matter. So needless to say, I won't be picking the challenge back up where I left off. It just wasn't inspiring me enough to keep going with it, and at the end of the day, I think that's supposed to be the point.

  So, I do apologize if you all were enjoying my photos during the challenge. I want to let you know that I intend on continuing to post snapshots here on my blog as well as on my Facebook page from time to time. I hope you'll continue to follow me and that this wasn't a super let down for you.

  One of the things that have kept me busy is working on holiday designs for my Zazzle store. I know we still have Thanksgiving to go through, but Christmas is just around the corner and in retail, you have to prep early.

Thanksgiving Turkey Funny Disguise for Christmas Postcard

 Here is a sneak peak at a few of my newest designs. 
You can check out more here

Check out my Christmas selection this holiday season

Don't forget you can get Up to 50% Off Business Cards, Ornaments, Pillows & More
 by using coupon code: ZVETERANSDAY at checkout 
now through the 14th of November.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Family Is My Heart

  There is nothing in this world that means more to me than the ones I love. I am a very empathetic person who needs compassion and consistent emotional growth in life. To me, life is meaningless unless you have people to share those experiences and important moments with.

  Today's photo challenge was "thing you love most."
  My family and friends are what I love most and am most grateful for. My husband avoids the camera like it's the plague, so for now a photo of the little men whole came into my world and stole my heart will have to do.

  I love these boys with all that I am, and I'll never stop saying how blessed I am to have them in my life.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cabin Fever...

 So, I forgot to blog yesterday for my day 7 challenge. The day was long and I ended up going to bed uber early with a little bit of a headache. I completely forgot about it. 

So today, I'm going to toss day 7 and day 8 together, because right now they are somewhat linked due being home bound by the weather. If it isn't pretty out soon, I think we'll all start having bouts of cabin fever. 

Day 7- photo of the day challenge was "this adventure" 

Captured by KC Designs

  We had planned (my kids and I), to take a short trip to the park and walk around the boardwalk yesterday. We love the park and it's a nice relaxing view. The park is an option that allows my boys to explore while I can monitor them and feel safe. 

  At Glen Hilton Jr. Memorial Park in Hickory, NC, there are a few different play areas, picnic zones, and the boardwalk is centered around a view of the lake where a lot of ducks come and wait for feed. We didn't get to visit though... nature had a different plan for us, and we got rained out. 

  That's where today's photo challenge "these four walls" comes in. We got stuck at home due to foul weather. So we played with paints, crayons, and made it a arts and crafts kind of day. 

  We are grateful for our home. Having a shelter over our heads and a warm place to be when the weather is not favorable is a blessing. 
Today is still kind of yucky, so we're playing indoors again. Today is movies, music and games. 

Have you ever tried to teach a 2 year old how to play musical chairs? lol 

Captured by KC Designs

Monday, November 6, 2017

My Place of Peace

 Earlier this year, my husband and I finally took the plunge and purchased our first home together. For me, it was a scary but thrilling experience and I'm glad we took the risk. 
  For the first time ever, we have something we can say is our own. There are no rules about pets or pet deposits. We don't have to worry about upstairs or downstairs neighbors anymore.
  It's actually been 8 months this month, and it feels amazing to have achieved something this great with the man I love. 

Today's photo-a-day challenge was "Grateful for this place". Our new home is something I am grateful for. I wanted something that is ours to raise our kids in, and we worked our bums off to get it. I am very grateful to have this place.

  It's an amazing feeling when you get that first key that is for your own place isn't it? Having such a blessing come to us will be something I will never take lightly. 

What place are you grateful for? 
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Gloomy Weather

 Lately, where I live, the weather can't seem to make up its' mind. Friday, it was a lovely day with a higher temperature into the high 70's. The days following, it's been wet and cloudy. So, that made getting today's photo challenge of "this beautiful morning" a bit difficult. 

Nonetheless, I believe that every morning I wake up is a beautiful day and an opportunity for a fresh new start. So, here is today's challenge. 

Day #5: This beautiful Morning