Sunday, April 22, 2012

A word about Mraz...

It's true, I do love Jason Mraz's music. The man tosses around words like a juggler does flaming bowling pins. It's a delight to the ears and makes me smile everytime I hear him rhyme something unrhymable or speaksing so quickly that I have to think twice about what was saidsung. But just this morning I got an itunes blip about his new release and the picture threw me. Now, we're all accustomed to the Mraz image of old Rat Pack charm and confidence combined with boyish good looks, the signature fedora (aka: "cock your hat, angles are attitudes" - Sinatra) and a sense of humor. Surprised was I when the image that stared back at me on the screen this morning was not the boy I thought I knew so well.

That being the case,  I googled him to see what was up with this new look and found that the kid tosses image styles around as seamlessly as he does words. There is a definite and vastly different vibe in each of the following photos that struck me immediately upon seeing them so I thought I'd share and see if you catch the same impression or if I'm just completely losing my mind. ;)

If the pics don't come through it's probably because I'm breaching some copyrights without knowing it...fingers crossed, for this purpose they will forgive me my transgressions as I do not earn a penny from this blog (although I think I really should...but that's a blog for another day). Oh, I digress - here we go:

Jason Mraz does:
Criss Angel

Woody Allen

Hugh Grant
Ashton Kutcher - Punk'd

Travelling Brad Pitt

Bruce Springsteen

Aging Bruce Springsteen

Matther McConaughey with Ben Alfeck 's hair

Kenny - G or Loggins

Jeremy London during Celebrity Rehab

Brett Michaels 

Adrien Brody

Roman Polanski/Mr Bean/Austin Powers
Nathan Lane in The Birdcage
Ad there you have it!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Share the Love

I've been working on a Project Life scrapbook because it seemed sooooo easy to do, which it would have been had I not decided I needed to design all the pieces myself (including the pockets). Sometime the designer in me gets a little over ambitious, but it will be completely unique when I get through it all. And that suits our family to a tee!

Anyway, during this process of designing monthly journal cards and titles, calendars etc... I created a few extras for all of you! These are digital journal cards that you can print. One title, three vertical and two horizontal. I'm not sure if the horizontals will fit the Project life pockets exactly, but I'm pretty sure you can work with them in some capacity. They are all slightly under 3"x4" which is the approximate size according to the Jessica Sprague free grid journal card giveaway on her site today. Be sure to pop over to to grab that all purpose journal card too!

Here are the cards I've designed. If you would like the download printable file drop a comment here, or email me your contact info. Please remember these are for your personal use only. No re-selling or copying of these designs please. The artwork is copyrighted.
Copyright 2012, Krys Caywood, Krys Caywood Design

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

$crap Cleanout

Seems that at least twice a year my Studio screams to be cleaned and re-organized. Today the call to clear out the shelves and bins was ringing loud in my ears and resulted in a scrap avalanche!

As a product designer, I LOVE to see my work in it's final form but I rarely have time to use it because I'm always working on designing the next new line. Much of the product that was taking up residence in my studio was looking for a forever home much like a pooch at the pound. Thus the monster of all scrapbooking giveaways! Page Kits, Tablets, Embellishments, Papers and Chipboard mini albums etc...

Here are a couple of snaps of the scraps!

In the spirit of welcoming the new year I'm happily shouting "Out with the old & in with the new!"  Drop a comment if you want stuff here or on fb.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wouldn't it be nice

There's a song running through my head, and this post is my blog equivalent of humming a few bars so you can sing along... I've rewritten the words to fit my current state of mind.

Wouldn't it be nice if we were freer
And face time was face to face; not on the phone
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
Out in the world; not home alone

You know its gonna make it that much better
When we can be courteous and work and play together

Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
And enjoy a day without these distractions
And after having spent the day together
Be thankful for our interactions

Happy times together we'd be spending
And all the tweeting would soon be ending
Wouldn't it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Then there wouldn't be as much self-absorption and rudeness too
And we'd be less harried
And then we'd be happy

Wouldn't it be nice

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes more sense to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn't it be nice

I hope that people can unplug and pay attention to their families and friends, if only for one day. Wouldn't it be nice...

Gotta go now, I need to update my facebook status with a link to this blog - ;) but seriously, it would be nice...