Tuesday, December 02, 2014

FREE printable holiday tags

 
 
We are kicking off December and the holiday season with a series of free printables, over at We Love to Illustrate Studio, my group blog. Here's my set of tags to make all your packages look festive and fun for the holidays.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Home Sweet Home


The lazy days of summer are winding down and my schedule seems to be filling up, so I missed last week's Makes Me Happy post. I think I will now shoot for posting every other week, so I don't stress myself out. It would be a self-induced stress, since I'm choosing to do these posts, so that would just be silly, wouldn't it!

There is something about little house shapes, in a row or in a pattern, in particular, that really captures my heart. They can be simple, like something a child would draw, or more intricate, with lots of detail and texture. Here are a few that brightened my day, with the links below. To see more, visit my Home Sweet Home board on Pinterest.

Tall pink house by Me!
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Owls

 
With the recent release by Enchante Accessories, of some fun journals and notebooks, using one of my owl designs, I decided to make owls my theme for this week's Makes Me Happy post. I grew up in a house with a lot of owls in it, so I guess I have always known owls to be something to admire. My Mom liked them, so every birthday and Christmas, we always got her something with an owl on it. She probably grew to loathe them over time, but she never let on and we happily just keep buying more owl gifts every year. LOL! Here are the links to the owl themed goodness shown here and to see more owls visit my Owl Always Love Owls Pinterest page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Trains, Planes and Automobiles

 
My husband and I just purchased a new car, so transportation has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. Not the most pleasant experience to go through, but we are happy with the end result and are having fun driving it and exploring all it's new options. So, when I was thinking about my Makes Me Happy post for this week, it was an easy choice. One of my favorite things to draw are fun cars and trucks with animals riding in them and I had a lot of fun finding great illustrations and products with the transportation theme, too. As usual, the links to the images shown are below and to see more, visit my Planes, Trains and Automobiles Pinterest page.
 
Elephant car by Me!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Summertime!

 
Ahhh, summertime! With your lovely warm sunshine, lazy beach days, ice cream and lemonade, you really do make me happy. The weather here in Seattle has been so nice this summer with a lot of sunny days, so happiness is in full swing. Listed below are the links to the artwork featured here and to see more Fun in the Sun pieces, please visit my Pinterest page. 
 
 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Hand-lettering

 
 
There are so many talented illustrators and artists out there, that are extremely good at hand-lettering. I had a lot of fun putting together this board with all the great choices out there. I know there are many more examples and artists that I may have missed, so here is just a few of what is making me happy this week. This is a skill I am planning on developing over the next year and hope to get better at. Here are the links to the ones here and to see more, please visit my Pinterest page - Hand Lettering Love.
 
  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Word Art Stamps for A Muse Studio

 
Look at me, blogging 2 days in a row! I'm been meaning to post about this for a couple of weeks now, and am finally taking the time to do it. I recently designed some fun word art stamps for my friends at A Muse Studio and the new catalog that showcases them is out now, so I get to share. These were so fun to design and I love how they look in the photo, stamped with black ink on white, with lots of negative space around them. So clean and sophisticated. Thanks, A Muse Studio for the opportunity to design these fun stamps! Here's the link to the catalog page: Word Art Stamps