Wednesday, December 30, 2009

hola amigos

we're here (and i'm already holding cute babies!)
after a 3 days driving journey, we've made it to vicente guerrero, Mexico! We've been here since Sunday and just like any experience in another culture it has been a whirlwind. We have primarily been working with two missions: a daycare center focused on giving care to the migrant workers that work all day in the field, and also another mission with a woman named Elia who has focused her life on single women and children.
i can give a more detailed account later, but for now, just know that we are safe and in very good hands :)

love to from mexico...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Days 'til the trip: 1

I can't believe that it's really time, time for our travels to distant places :)
we are going to have an opportunity to hang out with some of these cute little faces:
We leave bright and early tomorrow morning... i'm yawning already.
First stop San Fran, then the magical world of Disney, and then welcome home ministries is Zapata, Mexico! We don't really know what we are going to be doing or what we're getting into exactly, so prayers said for us would certainly be appreciated!
Alright, one more day to get through before all of this. huzzah!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

a winter's night

we just walked in the door from a date to the movies, and as i walked up the stairs feeling inspired as i do after most movies, i glanced up at the night sky and immediately got my camera.
i guess that's all there is to say with words.
nice work, God.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

have a pack

just added these card packs to the shop.
each pack comes with its very own cute little sewn case made out of oil cloth.
check. it. out
ps. i am still in my pajamas :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

custom orders

whew. where has the time been going?
i am serious. where?
i feel like literally it was just october, then november decided to move right in and make itself cozy, and now mr. december is here, and almost gone, really.
i realize that with the time moving at warp speed, i haven't been able to show you some of the fun custom projects i have worked on:

this is for a fun couple in portland, who are taking the leap and getting hitched.
their theme is donuts and apples, splendid!

this one i made for a friend from michigan whose brother and sister in law are adopting!

and of course i've been doing lots of these :)

if you EVER need any custom invitations, prints, artwork, cards, email me!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

pop up fun

I know its probably not in my best interest to show these amazing cards, but i really couldn't help it. i love pop up cards and books... so cute!

hope you're having a fantastic day! a bit rainy today in portland, but that's to be expected, its december.
one announcement i have is that I will be heading to zapatas, Mexico on Dec. 23rd for one month! Nate and I will be helping a wonderful woman there with all of the many ministries that she is a part of including an orphanage, micro finance bread business for single women, and much more.
Excited! What's more is that we will be driving down, which means disneyland for christmas!
go mickey :)

Monday, December 14, 2009


check out my sale, i am giving 20% to all those wanting to purchase holiday goods from my shop!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

This Just in!

i was on the front page of etsy today!
i didn't get to actually see it though because someone snatched it right up!
thanks for FluffyFlowers for bringing it to my attention :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

winter wonderland

one of the many wonders of the pacific northwest, are the mountains. the fact that you can travel less than an hour and you are on one, means that you will find the most perfect christmas tree, and suddenly be in a winter wonderland.

we were able to find just the tree for us, and honestly the first real tree we've had yet in our married life.

can't wait to decorate :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

mexico, cha cha cha

My husband has been laid off. Yet with all praise to God, we haven’t gone to that “place” (at least yet). The place that tells you that your worth is your “net worth”, that you can’t really be a family until you have that house, or those kids, or that car... It’s taken a lot of time but I can honestly say that I am in a peaceful place. A place that is located smack dab in the middle of my Father’s hand. It has little to do with what the earth does, or what the people around it may cause. It is secure, safe, and held.

What are we going to do? Well, we’re going to Mexico for a few weeks. We’re trying to see this time as a time freed up. We were able to save (maybe not buy that extra dessert for a while) and we’re going to serve in an orphanage. We’re not going with an aim to restore people, God has the ultimate power there. We’re just going as a chance to serve alongside one another, maybe see something in my husband that I haven’t seen before. See where I can be stretched and grown, the fact that it might take place with a bunch of adorable children, well that is a bonus.

were thinking of going at the end december (soon!).. We are both looking forward to it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

congrats, Megs!

hey megan you got a little something coming your way :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Here's the deal... I want to give you this card:

But there are rules :)

TO ENTER: You must add yourself as a follower and leave a comment.

This giveaway will be posted for the next 48 hours. Winner will be posted on Saturday, December 4th. GOOD LUCK!

Monday, November 30, 2009

okay, okay..cyber monday

(pictured here, abe the cat)

alright, i will give in... to cyber monday.
Not because I think it makes sense, but because I want to give a discount to anyone that is loyal customer :) that means you guys...
SO here are the details.
For anyone that currently follows my blog or becomes a follower today:
(just simply write the code: BLOG when you check out)
15% OFF

For anyone that mentions me in a blog post today:
(simply put your link into the message to buyer when checking out)
25% OFF

Sale ends today at midnight PST, enjoy! <3

Sunday, November 22, 2009


my husband the landscaper...cartoonified :)

Friday, November 20, 2009


my work had me do a promotional peace for financial peace university.
it was a fun project to work on for sure:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas, you gnome?

I bet you've caught onto the fact that the holidays are rolling around.
Yes, its time for every store in town to go all out with the red and green, the tinsel and candy canes. Who cares that its only thanksgiving right? right..... ;)

With that in mind I wanted to let you all know about a colossal holiday sale that i am a part of on December 13th. Its called "crafty wonderland's colossal holiday sale" i told you it was colossal..

Anyways, I am a big advocate for giving relationally for Christmas, not spending money on something that person will forget in due time.
did you know that we spend on average 450 billion dollars at Christmas and it would only take 10 billion to solve the world's water crisis? chew on that one for a bit.

anyways back to relational christmas. I love the idea of writing someone you love a letter for christmas. not a "hey how ya doin.." but a "this is who you are to me" i know I would cherish that more that set of ceramic ducks...

i hope people will buy my cards and write those letters, to those they love.

whew. one more thing to tell you, I got into a great store called oblation
really excited to be a part of that store. my husband is to, so much that he embarrassingly took a picture of me in the store.
thanks nate.
anyways, much love xo

Friday, November 13, 2009

my little buffalo = quirky

i feel like i am a pretty quirky person. I mean for the most part...
but sometimes I have a hard time thinking of quirky little sayings to put on my cards.
i may think of something, and think its really cute, and then come to find out, it wasn't at all...

anyways i made this giraffe today with this cute quirky saying next to it. what do you think?
maybe you could help me ? :)

lots of fun events this weekend, include my church's DIY fair, which is taking place tomorrow.

I have some new christmas cards in the shop as well, so take a peak!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anna Maria

if you haven't already learned of this wonderful woman, you probably should...
her name is anna maria horner and she makes the most wonderful things, ever.

Like this dress, it is so cute with that scarf, it almost hurts.
Actually the whole site makes me hurt, in a good way :)

anyways check her out!

by the way, my stuff is in a new store around town, a GREAT store called, Plan B
check me out :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

self portrait

brought to you by boredom.
does it look like me?

Friday, November 6, 2009

owl girl

i drew an owl the other night, with maps for wings
(i'm starting to get more into the use of maps, very portland, right?)

i love the way owls look. i'll never forget the time that i went to see one in person for
the first time. the way that it turned its head without even moving its neck. spooky.
but in cartoon form they are so cute.

I have been crushing real hard on this night owl paper press company.
trying not to be too jealous :)

Anyways, have a happy weekend, busy one for this girl. hope yours is restful and fun.
How about i leave you a few other owl goodies:

owl see you next week ;)

Monday, November 2, 2009

the same, but different

just toying around with some ideas for a friend's nursery. which one is your favorite?
its been a busy last few weeks here in my neck of the woods.
tonight was especially nice though, as it was a night of relaxation and good food cooked by my chef/husband :)
started reading a book called The History of Love. good so far. Pretty much if you include an elderly person in the plot, I'm in.
my eyelids are falling and its only 9:51? how is that so? Darn you daylight savings...
oh well, g'night <3

about me

hi i'm lisa.
i work at a church during the day. but when the sun goes down it's design time.
i'm from the midwest which is why its hard for me to turn down a casserole.... but my husband and i moved out the the great northwest in 2007 and have since grown to love it for all of the quirkiness it has.

Sunday, November 1, 2009