Monday, October 29, 2007

"Tunes" in 3 new colors!

So, I have finally gotten around to offering "Tunes" in a few new colors. BUT, It is still possible to have me customize the 2 colors for you. But, I know there are alot of people out there, that do want to take the time to send me a conversation asking me to customize a piece (I really dont bite I promise! :) So, I am going to try and get around to eventually offering it in the store showing several different colors. I know that nobody likes to decorate exactly like the Robinson's next door! :)

So, anyhow... new colors (in addition to these) will be arriving sometime... hopefully soon. :D

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback on the christmas postcards. It really makes me happy! :) I am going to try and list them in several different quantities to allow each person to get just the right amount they need. I am debating on offering envelopes with them? I Would love any feedback on this though... Maybe I could offer some with, and some without?

{btw- Jenna, this is not the post I was referring to... that one is going to take me some time to prepare!}

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Christmas Postcards- update!

Well, I promied a sneek peek on the christmas cards, and here it is. This is the first design. I think I will test the waters and see how well they do. Next year I will be more prepared, and have a few other designs ready a little earlier.

I am in the process of ordering them right now. They will be glossy, and super thick! I *hope* to have them listed super late next week. :) I guess we will see how fast their travel time is.

I loved this print so much, I wanted to make it a little less seasonal... so "Longing" was born. :) I hope you all like it. I am adding it to my etsy store right now, in a few mins. you should be able to click the picture or here for a direct link!

We had freezing temperatures in the night, and because of it our leaves are dropping like crazy! You can't even see our grass. As soon as Jaydon comes home, we will be taking Trin out to play in the leaves. It is so beautiful outside, everything is covered in a golden blanket, and the sun has such a warmth!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Seeds Of Freedom

I finally made time to finish a new piece! :) It feels so nice to finally complete an idea I have had in my mind for weeks. It always gives me the warm fuzzies when I sell it for the first time...It is so rewarding. One of the many reasons why I enjoy creating new pieces.
Listed in my etsy store, and you can find it here.

Christmas update: I am working on a few illustrations to be used as christmas postcards! I hope to introduce them into the store by November. I suppose that depends on how soon I get them done! I cant believe October is almost over! The drawings are inked and ready to be transferred to the computer, and I will be sure and give you a sneek peek just as soon as I get one worth showing. :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fall favorites

I normally dread winter, and am a spring/summer person ALL the way. This year, though I am really enjoying fall, and even looking forward (just a little) to winter. :) Its no wonder, with each new fall season I have had an extra little blessing in my life! Getting married to the man of my dreams and moving into our first home together, a year later the birth of our little girl, 2 years after that the purchase/move to our current home, and this fall the sale of our first home together.

Fall is so gorgeous in our new neighborhood. Our streets are lined with the most beautiful, biggest trees imaginable! Trin and I made halloween sugar cookies a few days ago. This is the first year she has really been able to get excited about the holidays. She really enjoys recognizing a pumpkin when she sees one! :)

I also found these super cute window clings at target. I think I paid 2.50 for them. I have really great memories of my mother using halloween window decorations. There was a witch, pumpkin, and a ghost. They had that black fuzzy stuff mixed in with color. I would love to find a modern day variation of these decorations! But, until then these window clings will have to suffice. Trin does seem to enjoy them anyhow!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Our 4 Year anniversary!

Yesterday was our 4 year anniversary. It seems so hard to believe it has already been 4 years. We stayed in and celebrated with Trin. Trin is spending tonight with grandpa and grandpa... so we will get to go out and have no curfew! :)

Here is our story: We met in Grand junction Colorado at a mutual friends BBQ. Since I had to fly back to Washington two days after meeting him, we talked on the phone ALOT... he flew out 2 weeks later and spent a week here in Washington. He asked me to marry him on July 3rd. Just three short weeks after meeting each other.

We had a 3 month long engagement, and tied the knot on October 18th 2003. :)
We both felt that if we knew we were meant for each other why wait? Its been great! We have our differences, but are perfect for each other. He balances me out, and I him. :)
...I just hope my daughter doesn't do this to me! :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Romeo and Juliet"

"Love was never promised to be easy." So true as in Romeo and Juliet's case. These two have similar issues... lets just say family reunions dont go over so well. However, these two pull through the hard times and are still together to enjoy the good times.

I think this print is a reminder, that every relationship will endure they're storms... but that the calm after the storm is so much worth sticking it out together! :)

Well, I had SUCH a hard time trying to decide which variation of this print to list on etsy. SO, I finally decided to offer all three. :) Now, the choice is up to you! I hope you enjoy them all!

Well, today it has been windy and rainy! We rarely get rain, so when we do... I generally do enjoy it. So long as it doesnt last longer then 2 days. :) Our front yard is COVERED in leaves! It is amazing what a little wind can do for one's yard. Between the yucky black walnuts, and the leaves.... Jaydon has been busy! I really should help him a little. Maybe today Trin and I will go outside and rake some of them up for him. Well, it is the thought that counts right? And I mean I did *think* of doing it. I am sure he will appreciate that just the same! ;)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Holiday Gift Tags making their debut:

I finally am able to check this off my list of things to do. I have been itching to design my own gift tags this year. Well, I finally did it. :) Every year I always end up using a green very similar to the above present. What is it about the green that I love so much? I have no idea! I just realized I even painted my kitched a very similar green. Hmm, it may be time for me to broaded my horizons... step out on a limb. ;) I am excited to get started on a few new designs, but so far I am really liking how these turned out. You can see them here on etsy.

..................... D E S C R I P T I O N .............................

Let these little gems help put the icing on the cake to that perfect gift you bought! These will look simply classy under your christmas tree. Adorn those extra special gifts with an extra special label.
Size: 3.5x2"
Paper: 80# white textured linen
* These are not sticky, you will need to secure them to your packages with tape. Or, hole punch and attach with a ribbon or twine.
Well, I am SURE I have something "important" I should be doing! :) So, I will leave you with this short post! Have a great thursday everyone!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Art!

Ok... so I have been busy! It seems like when I have one idea, at least two will follow suit! I suppose it only makes sense that when I am "inspirationly" lacking I am REALLY lacking. :) It is all a reminder to me that when it truly does rain, it pours. :)

So, here are a few of my new etsy additions.

"Love is magical" (above) Was created with much love. It brought back so many memories as a child. My days were spent daydreaming about unicorns, and putting holes in the knees of my pants. Trying to get the perfect horse gallop "just right". *sigh* yes, life is so much simpler when your a kid. This print will forever remind me of those days, and bring a little more simplicity to my life. :)

"Home Sweet Home" Is the second in a new series titled "Sitting Pretty" featuring furniture; everything from comfy, firm, modern, to retro, tradional. With my favorite feathered friends almost always making an appearance in each piece.

"Make Yourself Comfortable" is another addition to the "Sitting Pretty" series. In addition to the two seen here, I have two more in the works. Look for them to pop up in the next couple of weeks! :) The original to one is already listed in my etsy store. The original to "make yourself comfortable" should be up within the week. :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Totally in love:

I came across this etsy store a few weeks ago. "One Up Wall graphics" has a very professional feel/look to their etsy store, and I was immediately impressed. Now, had I have had a little extra spending money... I would already have at least 4 of their designs gracing my living room walls. *sigh* Oh well, I suppose good things come to those who wait. We are STILL waiting for the sale of our trailer to close, once it does... you can bet I will be filling my online shopping cart!

I have mortar walls throughout most of my home, so I was super excited to see that they will send a free sample for you to try on your walls. I am most certainly going to take them up on that offer! I contacted them about featuring them on my blog, and they were very polite and speedy to reply. :) So, if your looking for a completey unique and stylish way to dress up your home, look no further this store has it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale is a success! :)

Thanks to all those who took part in the buy 1 get 1 free sale. Unfortunately, I had been preparing a portfolio to take into my local gallery... and have used up quite a bit of my paper. :) I am waiting on a new shipment to arrive. But, because my supply is SO limited... I am going to have to end the buy 1 get 1 free sale, just a little earlier then I had planned.

Well, I wanted to give everyone that update! Esepecially since I *just* finally got around to posting about the sale yesterday. :) Hope everyone has a great tuesday!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Where have I been?

Wheeew.... almost a whole week away from my blog! I must admit, life has been a little busy... but I HAVE had time to update. I suppose I have just chosen to spend my time doing other things. There has been a few things happen in my life these past couple of weeks, that has reminded me just how short life really is. It has caused me to examine just how much time I have been spending doing my "fun things" here on my computer... just a little more then I would like.

So, I have been enjoying taking a little bit of a vacation from blog land. I think I may spend a little less time keeping everyone updated on my family, and a little more time with my family. :) So, rather then trying to post every other day... I may go just a tad bit longer. Of course, this will be a struggle for me... because I do enjoy blogging. I have just come to appreciate those precious minutes with my family a little more.

Well, we had Shaela's shower this weekend. It was really great. A few friends came in from out of town for it. I was even fortunate enough to have a friend spend Friday night with us. We stayed up a little after midnight visiting, and getting caught up on each others lives. :) Having most of your friends live hours away is rough at times!

ALso- I applied a few weeks back to get my work accepted on and good news! I was accepted!! :) I was so thrilled, because trunkt is very specific on their style and they strive to feature the portfolios of the best artists rather then the most artists. :) You can view my portfolio here:

So, I suppose that is about the extent of the news...
OH- I am also offering a BUY 1 GET 1 FREE SALE. :) Yep, not sure how long I will keep it going... so if you are considering purchasing a print, now is a great time! :)

I also JUST added this new print to the store this morning. :) It is titled "Roses Among Us" I hope you all enjoy it!