Thursday, July 29, 2010

IF - double

I just got back from my week in the Midwest, so I don't have time to do something new for IF this week, but I did have this anniversary card that fit the theme. So, here it is - last minute, down to the wire.

How was the Midwest, you want to know? Hot and humid, thank you very much! I had a good time, anyway. There's lots of air conditioning there...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

new from a muse

A Muse has just launced their latest Halloween and Holiday stamps, so I thought I'd show a few of my favorites of the ones I designed. I know, I know, Christmas - already? Yep, Christmas, already, but Halloween, too! I love designing spooky things for Halloween. Anyway, if you want to see more, you can, right here.
I'm off on a little vacation, see ya in a week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

IF - breakfast

For Illustration Friday this week. I don't eat bacon or eggs for breakfast, but if I did, I'd want it them to be in a smiley face like this.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


My "baby" turned 16 today! I made this for her, printed it out on nice paper and framed it. It will be a nice little memory for her when she gets older. Next up - a driver's license. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

IF - diary

This one speaks for itself, I think.

Friday, July 09, 2010

a litle trip

We took a little trip and headed over to Sequim (pronounced Squim) for a few days. It's about 2 hrs from Seattle, when you combine the driving and ferry riding times together. It's on the Olympic Peninsula, which is an amazingly beautiful place.

I love Sequim's Welcome sign.

They have a lot of lavender farms in the area and they were in full bloom when we were there.

We went hiking on the Dungeness Spit. The sun was out and the water actually looked almost turquoise.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

hallmark card

I won something! I entered a contest at Hallmark and was one of 19 winners in their Christmas card competition. We were to create a Christmas card inspired by any of these words: wish, peace, fruitcake, ho ho ho or joy. I chose Ho Ho Ho, but as you can see, I had the kitty saying Whoa, instead of Ho, as he starts to fall off Santa's head!

You can actually go to and buy my card online! How cool is that! If you're interested - once you get to, click on Paper Cards, then Cards, then Contest Winners, Holidays, then Christmas. Scroll down and you'll find my card.

There's even a chance my card could be sold in their stores, as well as online. I'll know more about that next month. Wish me luck!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

IF - giant

Mama giraffes must look like giants to their newborn babies.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

picnic fun

The blog group, We love to illustrate, that I'm a member of, has posted it's July illustration challenge with the theme of picnic. Here's what I did for it. Want to see what the rest of the fabulous group came up with? Check it out right here and you can play along, too, if you want.