Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bitness cards

everyone is getting all professional lately.
with their business cards, at least.
I've had a few people ask me to do some custom ones for you, and you know what? I like it!
Here are a few that I've done so far (at least the front of them)

Monday, June 28, 2010

winner! and recap

well, it was a delectable birthday. can't you see?
Friday, I got together for dinner with my oldest friends that I have here in the NW, Saturday I spent the day basking in the sun with some ladies and getting pedicures, and I topped it all off on Sunday with some swimming, Lion King, and dessert. oh, how i love birthdays.

but now onto business the lucky winner of the barn print is:
I would say you are on a roll with luck these days wouldn't you, Jenny? :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Birthday Giveaway

welp. my is on Sunday.
and its a golden one. 27 on the 27th.

so to celebrate I'm giving something away.
to enter just leave a comment below with your favorite type of b-day dessert! i will pick a winner on Monday..

Thursday, June 24, 2010

to bike or not to bike

ok, i will straight up admit it. I am a fair-weather, poser bicyclist.
I only ride my bike to work when the sun is shining, and when i do ride it, I only pretend to know the fancy hand signals and bike etiquette.

and today, as I was riding with a skirt on, because i forgot, and not because i am an exhibitionist.
I got scolded by another biker for not being cautious.
I mean yeah... when I'm riding I'm cautious and aware.
but when I'm just rolling out of my driveway, I revert to the days of old when I could just roll out of my driveway without much care in the world.

anyways, all that to say, it ain't easy being a biker in a biker world like Portland.
so much stigma to live up to... :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


sometimes i think it would be sweet to live in the olden days.
i mean sure, boys were kinda boogers to girls a little bit more.
and girls also had to wear girdles, which i don't think I'd fancy one bit.

but they also rode horses, and went to saloons and trading posts.
i think thats why i am so caught up in bartering lately.
i keep constantly finding cool shops and saying, "hey, wanna trade?"

not a half bad idea, when you're broke, but want cute threads, am i right?
I've done it twice with oh sweet joy... but the fun only continues :)

Friday, June 18, 2010


its pictures like this, on days like this, that make me believe that we belong on a farm. pickin at a banjo drinking sweet tea.
who knows, some day?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

vota mi!

my design made it to the next round of minted's x-mas photo card challenge..
They wittled 1300 entries down to just 400!
I would LOVE it if you went ahead and stopped on by to give my entry a little love (in the form of a high score)
you can do so by visiting:

in other news, I have all of yesterday off.
just lovely :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

my absense

man alive!
it feels like i haven't posted in years.
the reality, like 5 days.. but still..
the long and short of it is that I've been busy. Not just like, "oh man I gotta do this or that before this time," but like "holy cow how on earth am I going to survive this!?"

but i did, and I'm here now to tell about it :)
first things first. our church swapped buildings with another church.
and since i work at the church it took up a greater part of last week. its quite remarkable how much energy it requires. we moved a lot. and it rained a lot, but we still smiled a lot.
so i have a new office, new commute, new place to worship.

we also happened to plan a retreat that very same weekend, so.. we did that too.
it was an amazing time for artists to get together from our church and create looking out over the columbia river gorge, look at this awesome picture that a friend, Sarah, took

it was so good to get together and do that.
even if it left me a zombie directly afterwards

so with all of that, i have been trying to do some little buffalo in the mix, make dinners, do my normal job and also pet my cat. the good part is that i have today off.
so relaxation

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ok i did it :)

despite the millions of things going on in my life right now.
i did it.
i submitted multiple designs to the minted holiday card spectacular.
if you look to the right and down a bit you can figure out how to vote/critique my designs.
PLEASE leave a comment if you can.
I'll love you forever :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

sweet ava

meet ava. she has the cutest nose in the world.
and her mom, asked me to make these announcements for them.
i won't go into the full story, because its not mine to tell.
but just seeing this little girl, is a sure sign of God's grace and love.
xo ava!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Christmas in Ju(ne)

Ok, I know its early, but I am also planing on taking part in this contest:

So I want some to put up there to be award winning!
so this is where you come in...
which do you like best?you pick! and let me know :)

kitty bunny lisa

what do you get when you cross a lisa with a kitty with a bunny?kitty, bunny, lisa

Friday, June 4, 2010


whew. i'm a little tired.
work has been the crazy and i also threw a fun little surprise party for a friend yesterday, and she didn't suspect a thing :) I didn't take any pics from the party (drats!) but I did get this shot of abe in the aftermath. And my amazingly talented friend Stefan drew some pics of the evening as well.

good times, and thank you LORD for the weekend.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


sorry i'm so lame! the holiday was spent with a marathon of disney movies which totally distracted me from choosing the winner. i blame Aladdin.
But with all that said.. congrats K. Davis! Email me and we can get goin..

For all those others out there that wished that they won, and are sad face about not winning.
I will give you 10% of any blog package you like! Just remind me upon ordering.


i was having a bad day on saturday until i realized that I am surrounded by loving people:

"Big hugs, sweet girl. You'll make it through today, and tomorrow will be better."
- this amazing girl

"you're not doing this alone, The world is guided by One who creates hope and restores broken things. And I think it would prove prove our faith to put our trust in this, and it is good to discipline our hearts not to fall into fear or despair."
-this loving hubby

its good to be reminded that life is going to be ok, right?