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Old 05-01-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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MouseEar Family by Leonsmom -UPDATE - PLEASE read post #1 - I am UNABLE to design now

Edited 7/7/08- Copied from post #194
I spoke too soon. My computer crashed again!! And this time for good!!
I am in DH's office now... He's letting me 'borrow' his work laptop temporarily (until I have to pick up the kids at camp or the baby starts crying - whichever comes first).
Unfortunatly I can not do designs on here. Apparently what happened to my computer before was just a warning that there was a bigger problem with my hard drive. My Hard Drive was pronounced dead at approximately 6:30pm on Saturday. I now need to by a brand new hard drive (which we can't afford right now) and HOPEFULLY (fingers crossed) we can have someone retrieve my files and programs from the dead one and put them on the new one.
If we can't then I have to re-install all my programs and say farewell to all my unsaved files. Unfortunately two of the programs I do designs with, I do not have discs for (My ex installed his program onto my computer, way back when. And when he left so did the discs).
One thing I was able to do when the computer started acting up a couple weeks ago was to start backing up my most important files - which were my photographs, however it was a loooong process and I didn't get to finish backing up everything. So everyone PRAY that I did not loose my important documents including my precious DISNEY FOLDER with all my graphics, designs, PLANNING pages, designs I requested from other DISigners I don't know what I was thinking by not backing that up first - it has all my reservations, ADRs, and plans in it. I did however print out quite a bit of the planning things a month back with the intention of putting them in a binder. I just have to find that pile of paper!!!
What all this means for me is alot of headaches and possibly heartache
I don't know how long it will be before we get me a new hard drive, in the mean time I will have access to DH's computer for a while although i am limited to what I will be able to do with it and that will have to suffice.

What this means for you is I cannot design right now for an indefinate time.
I am so sorry. I really enjoyed doing it, and seeing your finished products and hearing about your family and friends reactions when they first saw it, was the best part.
All the "parts" to my designs are on photobucket. Please feel free to use them as you wish. If you don't have the know-how and you find another designer willing to put it together for you... you have my consent.
Again I am sorry I can't fulfill your requests, you have all been so patient, and I feel as if I let everyone down.

I hope this helps though:

Male bodies & hairstyles http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u.../DISigns/Male/
Female bodies & hairstyles http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u...ISigns/Female/
Accesories (glasses, christmas hat) http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u...ns/Accesories/
Here are some completed families I personalized (feel free to change the personalizations) http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u...hotos/DISigns/


Hopefully everything will work out and the below will be true again.

In the meantime feel free to visit my Pre Trip Report as that is one thing I still can do on DH's computer.

I WILL BE BACK.......... I hope




Hello,

In order to make life a bit easier for me I have decided to start a new thread for my designs. (I will no longer be taking requests on my previous thread Leonsmom's Design Thread - Please read post #1 first. ) If you have made a request there but don't see it posted there - please re-request it here.

I have finally figured out an even better way to streamline my design.
The old way, I pretty much had to create new heads each time I got a request. It was very time consuming. Time is something I will be having less and less of. I baby sit a 2 year old in my home 5 days a week – and next week I start watching my 3 month old niece too. Once school is out I will have 2 more kids (including DS) to add to my day. Can you see me pulling my hair out??? It was not too long ago that I wrote of how I had been feeling a bit overwhelmed by some of these requests and it was getting to the point were I started stressing over some of the more elaborate details and many of them end up taking an hour or so to do. It was taking more time than I could devote to it. So I incorperated a way to make it easier for me to fill requests - Not to mention keep my sanity and to keep peace with my neglected family and household .
Oh yeah and plan my trip to Disney wanna see my Pre Trip Report?

Soooo... to make things even easier for me I have spent a few days creating every possible type Mickey head (over 80 designs) for you to make your choice from.

So here is the NEW procedure for making a request.
1.Look in the next few posts to decide which heads match you family members the best.
Or click this link for Male heads and this one for Female heads

2.Make your request in this thread and add the following information:
Type of head by name (as it appears in the picture)
Name (only if you want the name to appear on the design),
gender ,
age (you can also specify adult or child if you prefer – it helps me determine size),
type of glasses (if necessary),
Hint: it helps to indicate who the peeps are (Mom, Dad, DS, etc. especially with larger groups for placement)

3. Indicate whether you want a body or not –
If you do not write “with bodies”, I will assume you just want the heads with the name on the hat. …Also please allow me to choose the bodies, as placement is what really determines which one is best, especially in larger parties
As I always tell my son, "You get, what you get, and you don't get upset"
(the only exception to this is if you want a baby body - that needs to be added to the request).

4. Include your preference of wording.

5. Check back often for your design – keep in mind, my free time is limited so I may not be able to check as often as I’d like, so it can take up to a week or two before I get to it, but usually I will do it sooner than that.

May 17 2008 - ETA: Please double check and triple check your design requests before you post them. It is much too time consuming for me to have to make corrections over and over again.
This last set of designs just took a 3 hour chunk out of my Saturday, if I can save just a bit more time, my poor DS5 would be very happy to have his mommy back.


Here are some examples of how to request designs:

(Mom)-Brown Straight Long - Jill, female, 39
(Dad)-Male Blond Short Crew - Ron, male, 35, round glasses
(Son)-Male Blond Straight - Leon, male, 5
Wording: “Celebrating Leon’s Birthday…Disney Style” and “2008” (I always do the Mickey ears on the 2008)

(Dad)-Male Drk Brn Straight - Kenny, male, adult
(Mom)-Drk Brn Straight Long- Jenn, female, adult
(DD)-Brown Baby Piggy- Kiera, Female, 18 months, baby body
(DS)-Male Bald Robby, Male, 3 months, baby body
With bodies
Wording: “Walt Disney World 2008”

Okay with that said .......

Pick a Head



Black Hair - Post #2
Blond - Post #3
Brown - Post #4
Dark Brown - Post #5
Red - Post #8
Gray - Post #9
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:56 AM   #4
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #6
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Fantastic way to make a request!! I am totally impressed!!

Mine is a little OT, I wasn't sure if you saw my request in the old thread. Can you put a black border around this design you did for me? I am planning on using dark transfer paper and trimming around all the people would drive me insane I think!
Just a square black border around the whole thing would save my sanity I think. Thank you so much!

ETA-- I can't figure out a way to attach the design you did for me here in this request. It's the one that says Celebrating Garys 60th Birthday on the top.

thanks again
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #7
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hi, sorry but i cant see some of your designs.
if you are willing to share you originals, then i can try and help if you like?
pm me... i feel i should help as i have recieved so many beautiful things from other people.
i use serif design programme if that helps
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:11 AM   #8
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:18 AM   #9
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So.... what IS the right way to spell Gray? or is it Grey?

In case you haven't noticed I am a terrible speller
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:34 AM   #10
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Fantastic way to make a request!! I am totally impressed!!

Mine is a little OT, I wasn't sure if you saw my request in the old thread. Can you put a black border around this design you did for me? I am planning on using dark transfer paper and trimming around all the people would drive me insane I think!
Just a square black border around the whole thing would save my sanity I think. Thank you so much!

ETA-- I can't figure out a way to attach the design you did for me here in this request. It's the one that says Celebrating Garys 60th Birthday on the top.

thanks again
No problem, I'll work on that for you

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hi, sorry but i cant see some of your designs.
if you are willing to share you originals, then i can try and help if you like?
pm me... i feel i should help as i have recieved so many beautiful things from other people.
i use serif design programme if that helps
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I don't know why you are not seeing them here. You can always try the links to Photobucket in the first post. I work in Microsoft Digital Image Pro 7.0, all the pics are uploaded as .png - I do not know what other programs work with .png's . Anyone is welcome to take what you need to put together your own family as you like. I just didn't have the fore thought to change all 75+ images to .jpg (besides my computer is running out of space as it is ).
If someone decides to try the .png in there program let me know how it worked out. If it doesn't work then maybe sometime in the near future I will convert them to .jpgs.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:44 AM   #11
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Jill,
Wonderful idea! I am sure that putting all this together was no small feat but I am sure it will save you lots of time in the future. Great Idea!

Thank you for all the time you have dedicated to so many - including me!
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:58 AM   #12
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These are fantastic. You are so talented and kind to share these with us.

Here's my request. I hope I followed your instructions:

Grandma - Grey curly short - Grandma, female, adult, round glasses
Mom - Drk brown straight long, Mom, female, adult
Daughter - Brown straight long, Elizabeth, female, adult (she is 13 but taller than me)
Son - Male drk brn spikey, Michael, male, 10 yo (he's the birthday boy)
Son - Male brown spike, Christian, male, 5 yo (almost as big as the 10 yo)
Celebrating Michael's 11th Birthday
Walt Disney World, June 2008
with bodies

Please feel free to make any adjustments in the wording or remove the bodies if it all won't fit and look right. Will this be on a white background? If so, could you also add the black border as another poster requsted? We are going the first week in June, so if you can't get it done in time, just let me know. Don't rush yourself if my request is not timely enough.

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Old 05-01-2008, 12:11 PM   #13
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Could I please get one of your cute Disney family designs?

(Dad)- Tracey, bald, age 33, (with brown mustache, if possible)
(Mom)- Wendy, brown stait short, age 34
(Daughter)- Kendall, brown strait medium, age 10
(Son)- Cody, male brown short, age 9

I would like them with bodies. I would like it to say The Baker Family Vacation, Walt Disney World 2008

Thank you so much.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:11 PM   #14
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design request

Hi, I was wondering if you could make this design for me? I would really appreciate it. I would like:
drk brn straight med Name Jackie (mom) Female age 42 glasses with body
male drk brn straight name Terry (dad) Male age 50 glasses with body
Male blond straight Name Charles (son) age 7 with body
Grey straight short Name Lauralee (grandma) with glasses and body
male gray straight Name Merle (grandpa) with glasses and body
Wording Walt Disney World 2008
Thanks alot Jackie
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:28 PM   #15
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(Gram)-female med Straight blonde - grandma Sue, female, adult
(Mom)-female med straight blonde- Kelly, female, adult
(DS)-male blonde straight, Noah, male, age 10
(DD)-Female med straight blonde, Erin, female, age 6
(DS) male brown straight, Adam, baby body, age 1
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Wording: “Walt Disney World 2008”
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