Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful, festive and fun holiday season! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

coldwater creek

I've been meaning to blog about these super fun products, made from my designs, that were licensed by Formations and sold at Coldwater Creek this holiday season. I got these samples and they are stunning! There's a big glass plate, samll ceramic bowls and small plates, 2 cutting boards and 3 felt stuffie ornaments. My favorite is the bird ornament. He's so adorable!

Thanks to my rep, Mary Beth, Formations and Coldwater Creek! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Art Buyer Magazine

Pink Light Studio has been featured in Art Buyer Magazine this month and one of my designs is shown in the ad. How cool is that! Thanks Art Buyer and Pink Light Studio!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

*FREE Gingerbread house designs

It's the first of the month already! Wow, here we are in December! So, of course that means we have a new post up over on my group blog, We Love to Illustrate. This month, we all used the same template and designed our own little Christmas gingerbread house inside of it. When cut-out, folded and glued, they make super cute 3-D ornaments or objects to use in decorating for the holidays.
Here's mine:

You can download it here or go to www.welovetoillustrate to see the rest of the houses and download them all! They would look so awesome in a row on a mantle or shelf, don't you think? 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

another Target gift bag!


With all the excitement of seeing my everyday holiday designs in Target a couple of weeks ago, I totally forgot that I had a design picked up by Garven for Target's Christmas section this year, too! I went back today and checked it out and snuck a photo. It's BIG, really BIG! This baby measures 16.75" x 23.5"!

It's really pretty with foils added to some of the ornaments and a sweet ribbon for a handle.

I'm such a lucky girl! Thanks, Mary Beth! (my wonderful rep)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I just saw that some wall decals that I designed for RoomMates are up on their website. I love what they did with the images - so cute for a nursery!

Jungle Animal Wall Decals

Monday, October 29, 2012

more Target photos!


My sister went to her local Target and took some pictures for me, so now I get to show off some more of the products they made with my designs. You can see the gift bag and box they made with the poinsetta design and the red tone on tone holly print. They did a wrap and a bag with the holly print. You can't really see the embellishments too well, because of the glare of the plastic bag, but they are really fun. I'm so honored and thrilled to be in Target this holiday season!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Hello friends! I have some exciting news that I've been waiting ages to share. I have some designs that are on products currently on sale at Target! Yes! Me, in Target! One of my dreams, when I first started out in art licensing, was to have some designs in Target and it came true. (Thank you, Mary Beth!)

This photo shows 2 of the gift wrap patterns that are in the collection. There is also one more gift wrap pattern, gift bags, a gift box and some fun package embellishments. I'll have more pictures soon of the entire wall, but for now I just took this photo of the wrap that I bought when I was in the store the other day. The camera in my phone isn't working, so I'll have to go back and get a total picture some other day.

These items are located in the greeting cards and gift wrap section of the store, because they are considered more for everyday packaging, rather than being in the full blown Christmas wrap area.

More to come! I just had to share what I have now because it's so exciting to me!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

FREE Printable Halloween banner

Wow! It's October already and time to start decorating for Fall and Halloween! We have some fun FREE Printables over on my group blog, We Love to Illustrate. I made this nifty banner. You can download it here or over on the group blog site. There are more fun things from the other fab members of the group, right here.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

lucks cakes

In the world of Art Licensing, you never know what kind of proucts your designs will end up on. I was so excited that these designs of mine were chosen by Luck's Cakes, to be used as edible cake decorations.

Their new catalog just came out and these will be available soon.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

little red and the wolf

It's time for our monthly post over at We Love to Illustrate. This month, we take on fairy tale characters and do our own take on them. I, of course, had to create Little Red and the Big, Bad Wolf. She's just so classic and fun to do. I chose to use a limited color palette to really showcase the red and to create a spooky(ish) forest scene. To see all the other awesome illos by my blog buddies, go here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

a sneak peek - wall decals

I have some wall decals coming out this fall for Roomates and I happened to see a sneak peek of one of them, over on their blog, so I thought I would share it, too. Here's what they said about this one:

"Tree wall decals continue to be popular decorating options for nurseries and bedrooms, and I think this next addition is going to be no exception. We've combined a sweet little tree with stylish pink and purple alphabet letters and patterned animal friends to create this fun (and educational!) alphabet tree. This would look so sweet in a little girl's nursery! Not a fan of the colors? Don't fret: we've got more options coming down the road, from the looks of things."

They have a fun jungle set coming out soon, too, that I designed. Thank you, Roomates!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Owls in the Woods

I've been meaning to post about some fabric that I designed that is available at JoAnn Fabrics and I finally am getting the chance to blog about it. It's called Owls in the Woods and is made from a cool new fabric called Slicker. It's got a soft laminated surface, so it would be great for raincoats, tote bags, tablecloths, etc. Here's some screen shots from JoAnn's website:

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

FREE back to school downloadable stickers!

I can hardly believe that we are already thinking of Back to School stuff, but that's what's happening over at my group blog, We Love to Illustrate. We all made some FREE downloadable stickers for the kiddos, when they head back to school. There's lots of variety - book plates, lunchbox stickers, this belongs to me stickers, etc. Here's what I did and to see the rest of the groups fun creations, head on over here.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

London's calling

I've been so busy with a HUGE project, that I only had 2 weeks to complete, that I totally missed blogging about our London themed post over at We Love to Illustrate. We've been so inspired by the Queen's Jubilee and the London Summer Olympics, we decided to create some illos to celebrate along with them. Here's what I did for the challenge and to see what the rest of the group did, go here. Have a jolly good day, blokes!

Friday, June 01, 2012

a giveaway!

Happy June! We're having a giveaway over at We Love to Illustrate this month. Enter to win a mini print of your choice! Just leave a comment and we will pick a winner at the end of the month. Here's my image for the post and head on over here to see the rest of them and to enter to win.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

answer: moo

In the Daily Crossword today - Clue: Bovine Comment  Answer: MOO! Happy Thursday, everyone!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


In the Daily Crossword Puzzle this morning:

Clue: Bushy tailed rodents
Answer: Squirrels

I bet these little guys wouldn't like it, if they knew someone was calling them a rodent! This is one of the first patterns I ever made - available on Spoonflower.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Surtex 2012

It's almost time for Surtex! I've been so super busy getting ready for it - creating collections, printing out the designs and I made this little flyer for it, using one of my new collections for little ones. The flyer shows 2 of the patterns from the collection in the boys color range. It also comes in girls colors and gender neutral.

You can also see it, on the fab blog, Print and Pattern, along with flyers from many of the designers represented by Pink Light Design. I'm in such good company! Surtex is May 20-22nd in NYC.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

WLTI Spring Fashion Show

It's the beginning of a new month, so it's time for our post over on my group blog, We Love to Illustrate. We're celebrating spring with a Fashion Show of sorts. We all just took the word Fashion as our challenge and did whatever we wanted with it. There's such cuteness to be seen! Check it out, right here.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

happy easter!

Monday, April 02, 2012

FREE Easter Printables

My group blog, We Love to Illustrate, has a new post up today. We all did some Easter printables and they are FREE to download. I did these cupcake toppers. There are also cupcake holders, bunny paper dolls, egg holders, etc. You can see them all right here.   

Monday, March 26, 2012

that's my folio

Lucky me! I'm the featured artist over on That's My Folio today and I wrote a blog post that is part of it, showcasing some of my designs that are now available on products. Thank you, Patrick and Lanette!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

BBQ time!

One of the first collections that I sold through my rep, Pink Light Design, is now out in stores. Licensed through Unique Party Supplies, it's a BBQ collection, consisting of paper plates, napkins and tablecloths. They sell to major retailers like Target and Walmart, so if you are looking for some fun tableware for your parties this summer, I hope you'll pick up these and let me know if you spy them in your local store!  The 1st photo is the collection, not showing the tablecloth, and the next photo is their spring ad that they just sent out, that has one of the plates featured in it. It's so exciting to see my work on the final product! I received samples of them yesterday and they look super!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

chinese zodiac animals

It's March 1, so it's time for a new post over on my group blog, We Love to Illustrate. This month, we all illustrated some animals from the Chinese zodiac. I choose Rooster, because I was born in the year of the Rooster and I also did Pig, just because pigs are fun to draw and they are PINK!  Here's what I created and to see them all, go here.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

happy leap year

An oldie, from my pre-Illustrator days, but perfect for today. Happy Leap Year! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Friday, February 24, 2012

dwinguler playmats

Hello everyone! Just popping in to say that some new PlayMats for babies and toddlers that I designed a while back for Dwinguler are out now. They are available right here, on Amazon.


Green Garden

Violet Garden

Polka Dots

Here's the product description from their website: Create the perfect place for your children to roll, crawl, toddle, and play! Dwinguler Kid's Play Mat, made by I&S in Korea, has been created for kids. It is made of earth friendly materials, excellent cushioning with fun designs, and it is laboratory-tested to be absolutely safe for children. The Dwinguler Mat is the pinnacle of premium quality floor mats for kids selling in many countries in the world. Thanks to proven quality, the Dwinguler mat is used in over 80% of the households with children in Korea. Furthermore, it is recognized as the premier earth friendly brand that accompanies the all growth stages of children. This eco-friendly play mat can be used for many different uses. It can be used in the baby's nursery making a safe play mat or even for toddlers too! The whole family can use it for yoga, pilates or as a general exercise mat for the family. Its great for use while playing video games, watching movies, and even as a tent floor when camping. Use them in your kids room, play room, or in the living room to create a safe and fun play space for your kids and the entire family!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

red shoes

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

valentine cards

We made Valentine cards over on my group blog, We Love to Illustrate and they are FREE to download, print and give out to your friends and family. They are intended for kiddos, but I think a lot of adults might like to receive one of these, too! There are lots of fun designs to choose from!

Friday, January 27, 2012

winter CHA show

The winter Craft and Hobby Association, commonly refered to as CHA, starts tomorrow in Anaheim, CA. This is a big show for scrapbooking, greeting cards and other crafty type products. My fabulous rep, Mary Beth from Pink Light Design, will be showing work from myself and all her other artists at booth 1738. This is the ad she put together for the show. Fun, huh? I've got some designs shown here - can you guess which ones are mine?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

winter days

I haven't particiapted in Illustration Friday in soooooo long, but I saw the word this week was "prepare" and I thought a winter illo would be perfect. These kiddos are preparing a snowman and they are prepared for snowy weather with their coats, scarves and mittens.

This illo is also perfect for the weather we are having here in Seattle. We don't get a lot of snow here, so when it does snow alot, it usually sends the city into a panic. Schools close at the drop of a flake, cars slide off roads then get abandoned, buses don't run on schedule, etc. It's not pretty, folks! And, tonight we are predicted to get anywhere from 6-15" of the fluffy white stuff! Are you prepared Seattlites? The forecast calls for SNOW!