Thursday, October 24, 2013

STEAMCREAM Design a Tin Competition

STEAMCREAM is currently running a super fun "Design a Tin Competition".  The winner gets their design produced on STEAMCREAM tins in 2014 and 100 free samples of the tins with their design!  I KNOW....COOL!!  I entered my 'Sputnik' design into the competition and could really use your vote!  Luckily, the VOTING is SUPER EASY and you can VOTE ONCE A DAY!!!  WHOO HOO!!  Here is the design I entered.  Pretty please...would you vote for my design??  Just click on the image to be redirected to the voting page.  Thank you all for supporting my dream!!  xoxo

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holiday Cheer....It's Almost Here!

With the wonderful holidays drawing near, I decided a Christmas collection was a must!  I have so many fond memories of a a parent.  I just LOVE Christmas.

Growing up, our family always put up the tree together....yes it was artificial. :)  I remember stringing popcorn for hours with my sisters and hanging it on the tree.  There was nothing better than eating stale popcorn right from the branches!  Our tree always had twinkling multi colored lights lots and lots of homemade ornaments.  It was beautiful!

Now a mom, I get such a thrill watching the magic of Christmas through my children.  We always make a big deal decorating for Christmas.  Right after I put the lights on the tree, my kiddos race to put up the ornaments.  I enjoy watching the precision (or lack there of) go into each ornament placement.  :) Once our tree and house have been decorated, we all snuggle on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and pop in an old school Christmas movie...usually 'A Charlie Brown Christmas...our favorite!

With this collection, I decided on a look that was reminiscent of my childhood Christmas'.  All the the colors and elements in my designs take me right back.  I hope you enjoy my collection as much as I do!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Collection

This week has been nearly impossible for me to focus any time sketching or designing.  So, with the weather being less than desirable today, I decided to direct my attention to a collection of sketches that I did last week.  I wanted a fun and funky collection with a mid-century modern color palette.  I came across this gorgeous palette from the 'Oh so Lovely Vintage' blog and used it as my color inspiration.  I really like how well the color scheme fits the collection....hope you do too!

Mid-Century color inspiration from 'Oh so Lovely Vintage'.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers 2013 - 2nd Edition

I am so excited to announce the launch of FND.  This is the 'Go To" site for fabulous surface and pattern designers, and I am beyond thrilled to have my work there!  I want to thank Gill Eggleston of Pattern Addict's Design Garden for all of her hard work and late nights putting the site together!  She did an amazing job!!  Please stop by the site and check out all of the wonderful designers!