Saturday, December 4, 2010

Molly Jane Fabric is In!

I'm super excited about the new fabric I got printed from Spoonflower:

This one is my favorite out of the bunch:

I accidentally ordered this print too large and realized it will make a great throw pillow, with just the one flower on it, so it was a great mistake:

And what's more exciting is that it's for a quilt for this little guy:

Friday, November 19, 2010 contests to waste my time :)

I'm sick today.  I can barely keep my eyes open, but I somehow stumbled upon this site and I'm now addicted.  It's a great way to get inspiration and explore my creativity!

I don't think that voting is open yet...but when it is, I'll repost.  I just had to share this for now :)


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spoonflower Woodland Creatures

I couldn't resist this contest!  Click on the image to vote:

I just ordered my fabric swatches for the Rudy Robot quilt I'm making for my baby boy and I've also ordered swatches of Molly Jane (slightly different colors) for Riley's quilt on her big girl bed.  I got the headboard fabric at Hobby Lobby and it's fabulous...can't wait to post pictures!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Little Bits of Kindness...

I love the concept behind this company.  Little Bits of Kindness has a blog post everyday about how to do good.  It's never anything major, but little things that can make a difference to people.  Her etsy store isn't open yet, but I'm still excited to see it :)  I designed Jennifer's Logo, Etsy Store and Blog...enjoy!

In other news...and why I've been so unbelievable awful at blogging the past few months, I'm having a baby and it's a boy :)  I'm going to use the Rudy Robot Scrapbook Collection as inspiration for his room.

A pic of the little guy:

Also, is up and running and we have some great deals going on that you can't get through my etsy check it out!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrap Edub Open for Business!

Okay, it's been open a while...but I decided to post my new promotion:

Here are a few sample pages (click on the images to find my etsy listing):

One other thing that I'm super excited work is also being sold on SCRAPROOTS and my Molly Jane kit is the featured product at the moment.  So if you'd like a little variety while shopping for digital supplies, head on over to SCRAPROOTS.  Brooke is so talented and so great to work with!

If you have any ideas/requests for scrapbook items, let me know...I'm always up for suggestions!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pink in the Rink

I'm pretty much in love with this logo because it's totally different from everything I've done.  It's fun, punk-ish, and I love the catchy!
In case you were wondering, the P is a pink ribbon for breast cancer and the K's are hockey sticks...and I had to dot the i with a hockey puck...just to make a point :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Doors made it to the top ten!  Thanks for all the votes everyone :)  For those of you who have a fabric addiction, Spoonflower is giving away free swatches today.  Learn how HERE.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Doors and Windows


Do I ever tire of these contests?  No.  There are a lot of really cute designs this time (well, always).  I made this color palette in colourlovers and I decided to do a quick fabric design for the contest.  It has been the least involved of my designs, but has gotten the best response...sometimes less is more :)

Vote HERE!

Friday, August 6, 2010

4 Little Things That Make Me Happy...

So, I've decided that I've got so many new orders and new designs that it's ridiculous trying to keep up with it...not bragging, just making excuses for not posting.

However, I did make a couple of changes to my blog that just make me happy :)
  1. New Sidebar Titles...I took out the leaf and changed it to a blue background with my signature damask.  I LOVE it.
  2. You can now reach my facebook, twitter, skype and contact page with my cute little buttons.  I've been wanting to do these sooner, but just haven't gotten around it.
  3. You can also reach my etsy page from my sidebar.  I'm using the Craftcult widget.  I Love craftcult, by the way.  Another thing that makes me happy :)
  4. I added link you can easily jump around my blog.
The End.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Something to Hold You Over

I've been sick ALL really sick.  And Riley has been sick too, so I'm sorry for the lame post, but I wanted to post here's a look at all the blogs that I've designed lately...along with links!  Enjoy!

Growing StrongIn the ClearBowBowIn the ClearItsy Bitsy

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

You're Invited to My Pity Party...

Want to come??  I've been busy with Riley's first b-day plans and just Riley being one in general takes up most my time :)  I will definitely have a post about the party as I'm designing the invites and the fabric for the dress among other things.  I'm truly inspired by The Cake Blog and wish I could just have a dessert party, but alas, I'm no baker.  Seriously, for someone whose job is to make things pretty, I can not make a decent looking pastry.  So Riley's party will definitely be a foodie party.  But look how pretty:

Tweet Modern Bird Party in Yellow, Orange & Chocolate  
The Cake Blog:  Super Tweet Birthday on May 18, 2010

I'm pretty excited and I'm definitely making it way too involved...but that's how I roll.  One reason why I think I'm putting forth so much effort is because I'm majorly bummed that my baby is growing up.  Don't get me wrong...she's amazingly fun, so sweet, has the CUTEST personality ever...but seriously, where did this year go?  And can I have some of it back (not the first two months...those were rough...)?

But, I'm excited for what this next year holds for our little family.  I know I don't usually post personal things on this blog, but everyone on my personal blog already knows I'm having a mini now you get to hear my sob story :)  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Story of the Throw Pillows

Okay...sounds boring...but it's fun for me.

I have looked for throw pillows pretty much my whole married life.  We had some really cute ones the first year and a half that we were married.  But, I really take issue with people using my throw pillows as foot rests.  It felt like everyone that came over was doing it (sidenote:  it may be helpful if you knew I also have an issue with feet. They're dirty, they're ugly...they're gross).  So, I washed my cute throw pillows and the fabric literally fell apart at the seams.  It was a sad day, my friends.

So, thus began my search for the perfect pillows.  I couldn't find them.  I don't like silk all that much and I don't like frilly it was tough.  I even contemplated making my own in screen printing or was a tad bit ambitious...especially for a woman who was 7 months pregnant when the screen printing idea came up.

Along came Spoonflower and it saved my life.  I really didn't end up saving money...or time...but I got exactly what I wanted:

Okay, don't knock my photo taking or editing skills...the pictures don't really do it justice, but I'm in love with this fabric.  Here is a better picture:

This is my workstation (note the ridiculously large pepsi that gets me through the day...everyday!)

If you'd like me to make you these pillows...that will be $5000.  Did I mention I hate sewing?  It's the most stressful thing ever.  But, these pillows are super easy.  If you don't want to pay $5000 for throw pillows, here is what you do:

  1. Cut out one piece for the front.  Mine were 18"x18".
  2. Cut out two pieces for the back...and at least 1/3 the height of the first piece, but the same width.  For example, mine were 18"X 14" (they were a tad too tall, but it is better to be safe than sorry).
  3. Iron your pieces if you haven't already ironed the fabric (I do it after because I'm too lazy to iron 2 yards of fabric at one
  4. Fold the bottom of the two short pieces of fabric (about 1 1/2") and iron it down.
  5. Sew along the folded piece...make your seam as large as possible.
  6. Place the edges together (right side to right side like I have pictured) of your 18"X18" piece and your smaller pieces.  Pin each side (you don't need to pin it very much.  I only used 5 pins)
  7. Sew them together (I like to use 1/4" seams) and turn them inside out.
  8. That's all.  Easy right??  Try it out with some scrap fabric before you move on to the good stuff.

If you'd like to purchase this fabric, or any of my other designs...go to my Spoonflower Profile.  Also, if you'd like a custom fabric me for a quote.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another One?

You're probably getting sick of these contests :)  But this one was too cute to pass up!  You can vote for this baby (mine, of course) and any other designs you like HERE:

Broken Robots

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Peanut butter and...

I'm in love with this logo because it's totally different from everything that I've done.  And I'm in love with the work that Jodie does.  She creates high-end paper collage art.  Take a look at her blog to see her work. 

I also designed Jodie's blog, etsy store and business cards.  It was just a really fun design to create...with all the layers and "scrapbook" paper (I really wanted to include that because that is what she works with).  I actually have an addiction with scrapbook paper.  I always want to buy it but I NEVER scrapbook.  (Same thing with fabric).  So this actually fed my addiction for a while because I don't have time to work on my scrapbook line, but I got to create all these different "papers" for Jodie and Red Jam Designs.  So thank you Jodie for helping out a recovering shopaholic :)

It's 6 am here...I don't do mornings and I'm rambling, but I wanted to get this up before I had to start work.  

PS...anyone know how to get a baby to sleep in after 5?  I get a lot of work done this way, but oh my I'm tired!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Should Be Cleaning...

But I'm looking at logos.  Here are some of my favorites:
I don't know what exactly it is that I like about this...I don't even like hearts, but this is fun and so clean and cute.  I love it.

Can I say...super creative?  I really admire people that can think of things like this.  This type of design is not my forte exactly, but I'm always really drawn to these logos.
Get it?  It's called BREAK, and it's made of chairs... :)  This just makes me smile.

Baby's awake...gotta go, but hope you enjoyed this little collection!

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