Monday, January 28, 2013

Fabuloos Dreams

Over the past several years I've had the opportunity to illustrate several children's books for a wonderful company based out of Madrid, called Fabuloos Dreams. These books are unique because they are personalized to the child that will receive the book. Not only is the child's name on the title and each spread of the book, their beautiful litttle face is inserted into the story, so they become the main character of their very own story.

I've haven't said a lot about the books here or on Facebook, because the website was only available in Spanish. Now, I'm happy to say, the website has been updated and now comes in an English, as well as Spanish, version. It's a wonderfully designed site, with lots of super cute details.

The books are beautifully made, colorful and fun. The newest one that I illustrated is called The Pirate Captain, for the boy's version and The Pirate Princess, for the girls version.

I also illustrated The Red Ballon, which is available in both boy's and girls versions.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

walmart valentines scrapbooking products


Hello friends! If you happen to have a big, ole' Walmart in your city - check it out - I have 2 scrapbooking collections there right now for Valentine's Day! They are sold as part of the Studio G line of crafting products. The Walmart nearest my home doesn't carry these and I haven't received any samples yet, so getting ahold of some photos or actual product has been difficult. I actually got these photos from screen shots of a video I found online.
Thanks, Steph, for making the video of your crafty haul from Walmart. It's the only way so far that I've been able to see my designs on these products.

It was super fun to work on these collections for Studio G. There are tons of products to choose from - Papers, stickers, stamps, butttons, ribbons, etc. If you happen to have purchased any of these and made something with them - send me a photo and I'll post it here. Happy crafting!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

word of the year - better

After thinking for a long time about what my word of the year will be, I finally decided it would be Better. I would like 2013 to be a better year than 2012. Not that 2012 was a bad year, I just want what we all want and that is for things to be better.
I also would like to be a better wife, a better daughter, a better sister, a better mom and a better friend. In today's crazy, busy world, I think we sometimes forget about the things that are most important to us - relationships.
I would like to be a better designer, a better illustrator, a better artist. I've done pretty good, maybe even good, but I know I can do better. Why not aspire to be great, rather than just good? I'd like to try for that.
And lastly, I want to be a better person. Kinder and more understanding. Helpful and never hurtful. I would love to see the world be a better place to live. If we all aspire to be better and do better, what a wonderful gift to the world that would be.
Wishing you all a BETTER 2013!

Monday, January 07, 2013

CHA 2013

We are heading into show season! Whoo-hoo! The first one is CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) from Jan 12-15, in Anaheim, CA. My wonderful rep, Mary Beth, will be there showing my work, along with all the other super talented artists on her team. She will be in Booth 1146, in the Licensing and Design section, if you happen to be going to the show.

We all made a little ad to show on the Pink Light Studio blog. Here's mine:

See my groovy new logo in the bottom left? With Pink Light's help, I'm developing a BRAND!
You can see the rest of the ads, right here.