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I am working on updating the LKC blog but my Etsy page is up to date with ready-to-ship items. You can visit my Etsy page by clicking here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/laceykayecreations

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Designs - There are THOUSANDS!

I have hundreds of designs and I don't have the time to make samples of all of them.  PLUS, there are thousands out there, if not millions, and I can get it if I don't have it already!  Feel free to visit sites and refer me to them by copying and pasting links into your inquiry emails.  If you're interested in one of the design categories I have, just email and ask me to send you a page of design examples.  As I make more items, I will always post pictures and build my online "library" but I have no idea where I would even start posting the design examples on the site because there are so many!!

Some of my favorite design sites:

*Thanks to Kim Wittry for introducing me to all of these wonderful sites!!!
www.bunnycup.com
www.dbembroiderydesigns.com
www.planetapplique.com
http://embroidery-boutique.com/index.php
www.appliquecafe.com
http://lynniepinnie.com/shop/index.php
www.ginabugs.com
www.designsbyjuju.com
http://www.divasdoodles.com/shop/
http://www.appliquemarket.com/


Again, here are SOME "categories" to consider when thinking about your design:

4th of July
Aggies, Longhorns (I can more than likely get your school)
Animals
Baby
Birthday
Boy STUFF, like "Big Bro, Lil Bro" and many other types of boy designs, like robots, trucks, tractors
Bugs
Characters, like Superman, Batman, Pooh, Tiger, Strawberry Shortcake, Dora, etc
Christmas
Crosses
Easter
Fish/Ocean/Water
Flowers
Food
Girl STUFF, like "Big Sis, Lil Sis" and many other types of girlie things, like cupcakes and bows, etc
GREEK
Halloween
Paisley
Rock On!
Sports
St. Patty's Day
Summer
Thanksgiving/Fall
Valentine's Day
Western

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Navigating My Blog

I can't tell you how many people have told me how confusing it is to navigate a blog...not just mine, but all of them.  I never really understood them myself until I created my own blog and figured it out from the inside-out. 

Here's Blog Navigation 101:
Basically, every "post" I make, I add a quick link, or a label, that connects that post to all the links or buttons down the left side of my page.  Note that EVERY post I make gets put on the HOME page in order by the most recent post, no matter what.  But let's say I posted Applique Fonts last Wednesday...if you click the "Fonts" button down the left side of the page, it will take you to all the posts that I've labeled "Fonts" and that will lead you to Applique Fonts.  I also can label the same post multiple things...not only can I label it "Fonts" but I could get super specific and label it "Applique Fonts" and you could then click on the quick link directly to Applique Fonts.

Another important note:  Once you click a button or quick link, only the latest 3-5 posts are visible on that page.  After scrolling to the bottom of the page, be sure you click "Older Posts" to see the rest of the posts (if any) that share the same label.  Sometimes there may not be more, but a lot of times there are multiple posts under the same button or quick link.  For example, "Boys" and "Girls" will eventually have multiple posts that you'll have to click through because I will have MANY Boys and Girls posts :)

I hope this helps.  If it doesn't, leave me a comment here and tell me what you're not understanding.  I want it to be SO EASY to navigate my site, so any advice is welcome.  Happy creating!!!