Monday, April 30, 2012

in a suit

i don't get to see him in a suit too often. but man does he clean up well or what?
i'm a lucky gal.

Friday, April 27, 2012

i'm a mintie :)

whenever i am not designing for clients, or changing poopy diapers.  I try to hop on minted and enter into some of their design contests.  It's really fun, and a great way to interact with other designers out there.  This little design I did recently one in the top 20 out of maybe 700 submissions.  Whoa!

If you are interested in purchasing the stationery for yourself.  You sure can, by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day Cards!

some new mother's day cards in the SHOP!  get yours before May 13th!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

this week has been hard.
our lives are very fragile and very brief. that is the lesson right now.
so grateful that i have breath in my lungs and a heart the loves and beats.
and a faithful God who has a very big picture which may seem so small to us.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


made this little print to reflect Portland's stance on the big bright orb in the sky.

Monday, April 16, 2012

busy bee

still working on more fun things to put in the SHOP!
these designs aren't done yet, but soon will be, Happy Monday Funday!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

making it work

well, i am 7.5 months into this work from home mom thing, and I gotta tell you, its not THAT easy (although look at that girl, its worth it). Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely blessed...I'm not 2 months postpartum and working at the grocery store after a c-section, like the young mom I met the other day, oye.

It's a balancing act though, trying to be a good attentive mother, but also trying to bring in some income to help out, all the while trying to keep my house from looking like its on the show, hoarders.

my design business is multifaceted, from making the designs themselves to getting new clients (which for some reason hasn't come as easily since Haddie was born).
i guess they call it work for a reason, no one is going around calling work the fun zone or anything.

just sharing my piece, I'm SO grateful for all of my clients who bring me new work and the ones that keep coming back to me. you guys are the absolute best.

Friday, April 13, 2012


100% brag fest.
i have the most smiley baby ever to live.
the end.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

wee prints

new kid prints in the shop!
check them out :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

all wedding'ed out

to say that this past month or so has been busy would be a complete and total understatement. I was in two weddings, made a trip to the coast, went to the midwest and back, gave two toasts, ran my own business, raised my child, and kissed my husband, celebrated Christ's Resurrection, ate WAY too many reese's peanut butter cups, hugged my grandmas, sleep trained my baby girl, attended 4 year old birthday parties, and visited with many friends.

i need to take a very long nap.
not possible?
oh okay, then I will just be thankful for the many blessings.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

new! postcards!

I'm trying to branch out and do some new papery things.
Soon enough I will have a collection of Portland post cards created.
too fun, if you ask me.

i miss blogs

Once upon a time, I was making a lot of blog header designs for people (and corresponding elements for their blog as well). Although, after a while, I started to do a bunch more custom illustrations and logo designs that blog designs kinda fell by the wayside.

but I would really like to do them again! i miss meeting other bloggers and working with them to create fun new things.
SO if you are interested in a new look for your blog I am offering 20% off of these prices.
what a deal :) just mention this post when you email me.

If you're interested, email me
and we can cook something pretty up for your blog.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

moley moley

For some reason i just really wanted to make this.
I don't know, sometimes things are funnier inside my head :)