Tuesday, February 28, 2012

we're here!

After 3 hours on a plane, 9 in a car, and countless more to come.. We're finally here in Michigan settling in for our vacation. We're here to be in a wedding and to show off Hadley to all of her relatives.

Did I mention it's mega cold? Because it is...
But we're having a good time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

i've come a long way.

behold! one of the first ever drawings that i ever did on illustrator. slightly pitiful, somewhat cute, but definitely a beginner's work. Some have been asking how I create my drawings, and a little bit about my history with art, so here goes.

I didn't go to art school, I've never ever taken a class on illustrator, and my degree is in something completely and totally different than illustration and design.

One day, in 2008, my husband brought home a computer that he bought off of ebay (without telling me) and that said computer happened to have illustrator on it, and I happened to enjoy drawing things on illustrator very much, and still do. For some reason my hands like to draw with a mouse. it's weird...i think.

from there I just kept tinkering with things, you tubing things I didn't understand, and trying to learn about color from the greats.

I'm still not a pro by any means. But I like to think I've come a long way from that whale :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

5 month flyer

on Thursday we are going on an adventure. One that we've done many times before, but this time, we are bringing a 5 month old...
We are headed back home to be a part of a dear friend's wedding. And I'm try to not let the fear and anxiety pummel me into the ground before we even leave the ground!

any tips for travel with young infants?
and tips for dealing with a 3 hour time difference?
Any tips for where to have your baby sleep when one of the places you are going doesn't have a pack and play?

all things that i would most gladly accept input on :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Little Overboard

I've been going a little nutso about the latest minted challenge. I just can't stop making kid prints!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

15% off custom work!

here's something fun. from now until Monday, I am offering 15% off of custom illustrations. I've heard form quite a few of you that you are interested in maybe getting a family portrait done, or wanting a print for your family room, getting a logo started...the list goes on. Or maybe you even have a funny idea for a card and you just want someone to draw it for you.

If that's you! Let me know, I'd love to make something for you and give you a little help with your budget :)

Just mention this post when you email me.
here are some custom projects that I have worked on in the past.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy vally day

Whatever you are doing today.. i have it involves chocolate filled with peanut butter.
hugs and kisses to you!

Monday, February 13, 2012

will ya vote?

i've entered another contest on minted.com and i would be tickled pink if you went on over and voted for me (high scores preferable) :)

thanks, lovelies!

my new coworkers

no offense to my past co-workers in life.
but these two are the best so far.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Newly Designed

Just wanted to show you some of the stuff I have been working on...
phew. i've been busy. nap please!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

you love your kids

So, in all truth, Haddie is a really good baby. She's a giggler and a smiler for sure.

But there are definitely days where she is more like this:
SO! I decided that I needed to make this print, for me and for you. Because OF COURSE, we all know that we love our kids. But sometimes, just sometimes, we need a little reminder. Like during the times when you've been spit up on 13 times and tried to get her to nap 8. Not that I am naming anything specific here.

Here's the link for an 8.5 x 11 download that you can hang proudly on your wall and be reminded that you love your kids more than anything, even if you have gum in your hair.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

let's eat

I've been working the last few weeks on some prints to put in the shop. Toying around with different ideas of what people would want. Some simple ones, some pretty ones, some kiddie ones. This one I created yesterday is inspired by my favorite activity, eating.

So tell me, what would you want to hand in your home.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


guess what? if you still haven't bought your schoopie pie a valentine's day card yet, I am now offering free shipping on ALL VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS from now until February 10th.
So hurray!

Just use the code: FREESHIP

Friday, February 3, 2012

5 mos!

five months now. geez, they are true about the "time flies" thing with babies.
but, can I please keep this stage for a little while longer? the always smiling, always happy, mom can do no wrong, and i stay in one place, stage.

because its a really good one :)