Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I'm in PaperLove Blog Hop Teaser...

On March 10th, over 80 bloggers from all over the world will join in a collective virtual celebration of paper in the PaperLove Blog Hop.  I am super excited to be one of those bloggers sharing my love of paper!  Please save this date, March 10th, and make sure to check back to discover some fabulous blogs and learn why so many people LOVE PAPER.  Until then...go create something yummy with paper!  

 I would love to hear why you love paper too!  Please feel free to comment or post a link to your fun paper creations.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Journals....hmmm Maybe

So...I really love these little illustrations, and I have been playing around to see how they could be used.  I love to journal and thought the illustrations added a sweet touch.  They could also adorn notebooks and sketchbooks.  Aside from a little framed print, what would you like to see the illustrations applied to?  Hmmm...guess I will have to experiment some more.  :)  Too be continued....

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pen Pals and Design Block

Do you ever have days where you just don't feel like you have a creative bone in your body, days that you just can't come up with any new designs, or the things you do create are just so so?  Well, lately I have had a bit of a block with pattern design.   So, to get my creativity flowing again I grabbed my sketch book and  started drawing and creating some adorable little characters.  

When I was a kid I used to create my own paper dolls, comic strips and cartoons all the time.  I would practice my technique by copying "Frank & Ernest" and "Garfield" comics from the Sunday newspaper.  And, from that practice I started developing my own characters and my own style.  

These sweet little friends have been playing around in my head for some time.  So, I grabbed a pen, decided to push through my design block, and gave life to them.  I have given each one of them a "colorful" name and collectively named them "Pen Pals".  I am thrilled with my new little friends and can't wait to draw more.  I have several more colors to add to this little group.  It seems my design block has taken a playful detour...and I am loving it!  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Wise Person Never Stops Learning

Each day holds new possibilities.  I challenge you to learn something new everyday.

Bite Sized Happiness


Need I say more?  Go share a cupcake with someone special! 

No matter where you are...

My sweet little illustrations were inspired by and created for my children.  These messages carry meaning  that I hope they will remember and follow throughout their lives.  Simple messages with important meaning.  No matter where we go in life...we can always bloom where we are planted.  

Follow Your Dreams and Reach for the Sky

It is never to late to follow your dream!  I always tell my kids to shoot for the stars, reach for the sky, and follow their dreams.....they can be anything they want to be.  I love watching my kids grow and learn.  It brings me such joy to see their unique personalities and individual talents shine!  

  I hope they always know how much they are loved...by God and by me and their dad.  

We love because he first loved us.  
John 4:19

May You Always Dance

Inspired by my little dancing queen...God definitely gave her the gift of dance!  And what joy it brings to our hearts to watch her!  May you always dance...no matter what.