Monday, September 24, 2012


The weather is getting cooler, and its pathetic to say, but I have been holed up in my house listening to holiday music to get me in the mood for some holiday illustrations. 
pretty soon, we'll all be humming jingle bells.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My fonts

Although I have been getting into hand lettering a lot more lately, I still use downloaded fonts all the time in my designs.  Finding a good font that you can trust in your work is like finding a good man, don't just settle for any old font. (Note: You probably shouldn't pick 6 good men, like I have picked 6 good fonts above) :)

So, without further ado, the list above are the fonts that I used on a regular basis.  Obviously there are others too, but these are the ones that appear the most.  Some are bought at a wee price and others are free, which is much more fun.

hope that these help you in creating what you want!

Monday, September 17, 2012

My little painter

Since I have recently been getting into painting, I thought that I should give Haddie the pleasure of doing so as well.  Just added some food coloring to yogurt, and voila... a little picasso. 
too fun, will definitely be doing it again.

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Little Invite OPENS TODAY!

eeks! I am so excited to share with you my newest brainchild: My Little Invite!
It's an online shop that features Printable Invitations and Announcements.
So many people these days are choosing to do their own printing and therefore saving SO much money, that I thought I would join in the fun.

There are Wedding invites, Save the Dates, Birth Announcements, Thank you cards, Holiday Party Invites and MORE!  I also plan on developing as ideas come to me, so the shop will be constantly updated.  I also have printing options as well, if you'd rather have me take care of that part.

What's more? You get a discount!  Because of the big day I am offering 10% off ANYTHING in the shop.  Just use code BIGOPENING upon checking out.  Offer ends September 17th.

So please Take a Look, and let me know what you think. I would love your input :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My little invite

I have some very exciting news to share, and this sneak peek as well!
This Fall I am going to be launching a new shop adjacent to my current shop: my little buffalo.

It will be called "my little invite" and will feature LOTS of fun new designs for save the dates, wedding invitations, birth announcements, and more.

keep checking the blog and twitter for when it opens up, and there will probably be some sweet deals with the launch :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Freshness of Fall

As much as it pains me to say it, Fall is pretty much here...
Kids are in school, pumpkin lattes are being sold,  and you need a sweatshirt at night, need I say more?  I do love this time though, in a way it feels like the freshest time.  A time to reorder things, and kick off a great year. 

So I encourage you, if you own a small business to use this Season to really dial in your branding.  If you feel like your blog has just been way too busy, or if your logo just doesn't represent you at all, let me know.  I have branding packages here.  But even if you just want to send me an email asking for advice, that's okay too.  It's important that your business is visually pleasing to others.  It gives people confidence in buying your product.

So let's do this!  Fall is here, it's time to kick it off right!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Haddie's First

it came and it went! I am the proud parent of a one year old now!
We had a great party complete with kitty ears, kitty sammies, kitty cakes, and a very cute one year old. Now.. to start planning for the next :)