Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Paper Show

Well, today was my first ever paper show. It was great! West Coast Paper had a show at the Lawrence Gallery, It was full of designers, paper reps and great art! I came home with two bags full of paper samples, posters, and all sorts of promotional pieces from different paper companies. They really make some great marketing items. Here is a photo of just three of the books I picked up today:  

On another note, How About Orange posted a link to download presidential posters, (mostly Obama! YAY!) Here is my fave. Nice and simple. You can go here to download and print your very own!

Well, I am off to read a story, put the little one to bed, and then design Christmas cards!! Yes, you read that right, CHRISTMAS CARDS!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

As promised.....

Photos from the lovely pumpkin patch...

We had a blast!  Perfect weather, hay rides, corn maze AND hay maze, bunnies and chicks and a pig, horse, cow and more! Even with all that and more,  I think the hit in the kid's eyes was the pumpkin launching cannon: wow.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Great finds....

Here are a few great finds I came across today...

First, at a blog I like to check now and again, the style files there was a feature about what is called a 'riad'. It is decorated SO beautifully, I think this decor would look so nice in our rustic house. Here are my favorite shots from her blog, she has many more posted, if you'd like to see more!
Another great site that I was referred to today is a great place to look for inspiration if you like to make cards. tiny prints has some great cards for all occasions. I tried to post a sampling of their cards, but my patience ran out when the photo wouldn't load.... sorry. 

Tomorrow Sophia and I are going on a field trip to the farm and the pumpkin patch with her school, and finishing the day by moving my Grandparents here from California. We will now be able to see them once a week, instead of once a year. Can't wait for tomorrow. Will post pictures soon...

Monday, October 13, 2008


Well, I have officially begun self-motivating, doing things for MY benefit, not someone else's. I have to be honest, it feels good. I have been working out a little (which, if you know me, is unheard of.) But compared to the fact that I have been diligently working on making myself a website, working out is really nothing! I haven't gotten far, and I have to say, the hardest part of it is making the decisions of what I want to feature on it. I will absolutely let everyone know when it is finished, but for now, just a taste....
Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Slightly lame. Yet so wonderful. I spend each day wishing I had more time to make lovely things, but when I come home I end up spending all of my free time LOOKING at lovely things... Not quite what I had in mind....  In my search, I found some of the most perfect things though, they make for great inspiration! First of all, I want this lady's life.  Dwell Studios is a company I have looked at quite a few times before, she just designs great bedding. She seems to have done well for herself....maybe she will take in an apprentice and pay me massive wages?!?! Doubtful. My favorite, you ask? This of course!
Moving on. I went to Craft Warehouse today....I didn't realize 
a. I love this place
b. This place could be SO inspiring
c. This place could take all of your money

I found something there, I didn't buy it, but will be going back for it now that I know what I am going to do with it....Some sort of resin stuff... I believe it is what this person uses to make these super cute charms, tacks, earrings......etc.....  

(familiar Petra? HERE is something you can do with all of that free time you have...)
NOW, I too, would like to make those things. Not only do I also have wonderful paper to put under the resin...I could probably make my own paper/images and use those... BRILLIANT!  

Well, there is my inspiration for today...I need to spend more time creating, less time looking..

Friday, October 3, 2008

blog love..

I spent some time today doing some extensive design research, blogging! I love blogging,  but more than that, I love what I find on all the awesome design blogs out there.  Here are a few along with some of the great finds I have come across:

How About Orange is always a go-to. She can even make something like this look awesome... Amazing.

I love to check design is kinky, great artist finds of all kinds.

Via design*sponge I came across these great pillows that makes me want to screen print again SO BAD!!!  Made by Flowie .

Bloesem led me to these great towels. These towels are available at the artist's website here
her name is Maja Brugos.

That is just a start, and to finish, my latest addition to my beloved blogs list, TRAVIS has started a blog! Check here.  

I added a followers link and want all of my lovely peeps to join the followers list....who knows, maybe it will inspire me to blog more often!

Trying to jump on the green train...