Friday, June 26, 2015

Superhero Clothes!

Today I'm posting superhero doll clothes for the Paper Twins! If you don't have the original dolls then go here: If you want more clothes for these dolls then look here: If you want to switch the clothing between the dolls, then just flip the image horizontally before printing!

Note: The extra information that's printed on these paper dolls are mainly for those that use my images on their websites without permission. If you are working at a place that does not allow for you to print things with promotional contact information, then let me know. I can email you a copy of any dolls or clothing without all the links.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dani's Updates - June 24

It's been another crazy week, but in a good way. I'm hoping to sign an illustration contract soon, which will give me the funding to have a bit more time to illustrate.  I'm applying for a few other freelance jobs this week. I was able to send out my coloring book manuscript to an agent last week, so fingers crossed!

Today is #PBpitch day on Twitter. You can pitch your picture book by including #PBpitch in your pitch. They are only looking for manuscripts or manuscripts with illustrations as I understand it, so I wont be able to pitch my wordless books. Good luck to you if you are pitching today! 

Read so many books this week! Bug Patrol written by Denise Dowling Mortensen and illustrated by Cece Bell was one of my favorites this week. The characters were really cute, and the sound words were a lot of fun to read.

I have paper doll clothes to finish digitizing in the next couple of days. I need to work on a portrait of a kid's friend. There are some emails that I need to send, but I'm trying to figure out the best time to send them.  I also need to get cracking on another picture book dummy.

Every Day Possible
Working on all the things.

Wed 06/24 Write Dani's Updates...done!

Thursday 06/25 - Drawing, drawing and more drawing!

Friday 06/26 - Posting new paper doll clothing. I think I have super hero clothes this week!

Saturday 06/27 - Seeing a baseball game.

Sunday  06/28 - Dead from the lack of sweet tea.

Monday  06/29- Mourning coffee.

Tuesday  06/30 - Buying ear plugs. 

Wednesday  06/01 - Update Day!

Finally getting some plants in the garden.


Toddler Minding 
He runs so fast. This is not a good thing.

Who has time for ect.?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Elf Clothes Plus Hair Styles!

Here are the second set of clothes for the Paper Twins! If you haven't downloaded the dolls and the first set of clothes, then you can find them here. I wanted to do more hairstyles last time but ran out of room. 

I tried to make the dolls features as universal as possible when creating them. I may create some new dolls in the near future, so if you have any suggestions please let me know! I like keeping the dolls black & white so children can color the dolls to look like them. 

I tested out all the clothing so they should work, but if there are problems please let me know in the comments below. I will edit them ASAP. 

For these particular clothes it should be noted that the three hairstyles to the upper right are meant for the male doll and the other three are for the female. If you want to switch the dolls just flip the clothing horizontally in your paint program and then print! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dani's Updates - June 18

I completely forgot to post yesterday! Between the two kids and a coloring book submission I had little time. 

Lots of picture books. The summer reading program has started! 

Working on polishing a coloring book to send out tonight. It's mostly done, but I want to add a few bells and whistles. Anything later tonight would be awful! I think I might brew some coffee today... even if it is decaf. Will have some more clothing for Friday, however it may not be early Friday!

Every Day Possible
Having Fun!

Wed 06/17 Write Dani's Updates... failed!

Thursday 06/18-  Finished the updates. Finish coloring book and send!

Friday 06/19- Drawing, drawing drawing! Also posting new clothes for paper dolls.

Saturday 06/20- Lots of family fun.

Sunday  06/21 - Still haven't had the sweet tea. I'm upset!

Monday  06/22- Chugging a full pot of coffee.

Tuesday  06/23 - Working on thinking about doing something this day.

Wednesday  06/24 - Update Day!

Someone else watered the garden today!


Toddler Minding 
He's a bossy little thing for someone so young.

My head is starting to hurt!

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Paper Twins Are HERE!

As promised, here are my new paper dolls! I will be posting a new set of clothes (with possible accessories) every week. The dolls are made so the clothes can be reversible, so everything is made so it will fit on both dolls! (Just don't forget to flip the clothing horizontally on your computer before printing).

I have cut out and tested the clothing for both of these dolls (a grueling process :P). If you have a problem with the quality, printing or the clothes -- contact me and I'll fix what's wrong! The dolls have no hair, because it was just so much easier for me to make hair for bald dollies. 

Edit: Just want to clarify the copyright is to discourage people to sell these, mass produce them or steal my paper dolls for their website. You may use these dolls for classrooms, daycares, camp or any other project for a large group of people! 

For best results: Save the dolls onto your computer. Print the dolls on card stock. If you don't have card stock, then you can glue the dolls to cardboard and cut them out when dry. Clothing can be printed on regular printing paper.

For long hair: Cut the solid line above the dotted line. A crafting/small utility knife works best. Children ask your parents to help you with this!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Paper Problems

Okay, the title is a bit of a lie. I'm not really having problems with the paper dolls. They are basically all done for Friday (tomorrow), but I want to do a bit more adjusting. Just want to make sure all the clothing fits before I allow anyone to download them. If it's Friday and you are screaming, "WHERE ARE MY PAPER DOLLS?" Chill. The dolls will be posted in the evening at the latest. I'm on PST time, just so you know. I will post them as soon as possible!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dani's Updates - June 10th

It's funny how things change in a week. I am temporarily putting interviews on hold. I may pick up one or two over the next few months, but I wont be actively seeking interviews. I have a big blog event I want to do in September. I want to focus my energies on this for now.

Tons of picture books. My son and I went to the library Tuesday and we picked up brand new copies of "The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO" and "I'm Not Reading!" both by Jonathan Allen and "Cowboy Camp" by Tammy Sauer and illustrated by Mike Reed. All fun books. We'll be getting more Tuesday because it's the start of the Summer Reading Program!!

This week I will be doing dummy work and a portrait for a friend. Also on FRIDAY I plan to release a new paper doll on my blog. I have the dolls (male and female) done, but I need to get the clothing done. I hope to have at least one set of outfits this Friday, and every Friday after post up new outfits. For this you could pay millions of dollars, but it will be absolutely free! (Good deal, no?) You can just mail me checks for the millions you would have paid. ;)

Here is a first look at the paper dolls. They aren't 100% finished (so feel free to leave comments). I did want to make them alike. Tell me what you think!

Every Day Possible
Portrait Work and Paper Dolls!! Plus dummy work

Wed 06/03 Write Dani's Updates... Done! 

Thursday 06/03-  Portrait and paper doll work.

Friday 06/04 - Posting new paper dolls!

Saturday 06/05 - Continuing dummy work.

Sunday  06/06 - Chocolate

Monday  06/07- Dreaming of Genie. 

Tuesday  06/08 - Story time and starting the Summer Reading Program

Wednesday  06/09 - Update Day!

Not feeling quite so tired.


Toddler Minding 
He's got a new pool!

I hate fans. Fans are evil.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Interview with Vanessa Barger

Vanessa Barger is a paranormal writer for both Middle Grade and Young Adults. Vanessa has a fantastic personality and is hilarious. One look at her wedding photo and I was jealous! (Why didn't I think of doing that?)

Vanessa is the author of  many books including "Steaming," "Slack Tide," "Superfreak" and "Lock and Key". Vanessa's newest YA book "A Whispered Darkness" is available now. You can get your copy here!

Dani: Why write books on the paranormal for tweens and teens?

I think it's because there's a great mix between the fantastic and willingness to believe in fantastical things, and yet still being able to discuss serious topics. Everything is new and important to that age group, and I love being able to write from that perspective. The process of becoming who you are meant to be is fascinating.

Dani: What's the craziest thing you have ever written?

Craziest? Well, I have this villain who I love to pieces. I've written several passages of several things with him, and he's just pure evil, but suave and sophisticated and darkly funny. Usually the few friends who have read his sections love him, but give me weird looks afterwards.... He's just too fabulous a villain to live, but I haven't found the right place for him yet.

Dani: Finish these thoughts:

My biggest flaw... Being a perfectionist and too stubborn

My greatest achievement... Getting published and my book in a store! Books A million just picked up A WHISPERED DARKNESS in stores, and I'll admit, I cried. Finding my husband and getting married is tied up there with that!

I hate...broccoli. Seriously. It looks like trees. I'm not a beaver, I don't eat trees!

Dani: What's special about your work?

Vanessa: I'd like to think that everyone can find something in my writing to relate to, and that will allow them to be able to interact with the story differently than just reading on the surface. At least, that's the goal.

Dani: What is your ultimate goal in life?

To be happy. Being able to quit my day job and write full time would be pretty awesome too!


Follow Vanessa:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Dani's Updates - June 3rd

It's June already? What happened to May? These months are going by too quickly! I have some

Interview Schedule:
June 5- Vanessa Barger

Non-fiction books about the human body. My 4 year old is obsessed. 

Working on a new dummy, but got caught up in drawing kittens. My son loved these kittens... maybe a little too much. I'd like to say no paper cats were harmed in the making of this video, but kisses can kill paper cats. ^_^

Every Day Possible
Naps and more naps. Also lots of work. 

Wed 06/03 Write Dani's Updates... Done! 

Thursday 06/03-  More kitty sketches. Hopefully sans the kisses. At least on paper. 

Friday 06/04- More drawing and family fun.

Saturday 06/05- Dental appointment. If I don't make it, you can have my crayons.

Sunday  06/06 - Sweet Tea. I want some sweet tea!

Monday  06/07- Making muffins (maybe, I don't really know)

Tuesday  06/08 - Taking my kiddo someplace fun!

Wednesday  06/09 - Update Day!

It's finally raining so I don't have to water the garden!


Toddler Minding 
He's had to sleep in our bed for the last three nights. The agony!

I'm still alive!