Friday, January 29, 2010

And the winner is...

The winner of the Blog aversary give away is Becky!! Congrats! Please send me an email with your shipping info and I will get the scrapbooking stuff to you. Thanks everyone for your comments.

Monday, January 25, 2010

blog versary giveaway!

I've now been blogging for one year. I appreciate hearing from all of you and look forward to more of the same this year! My sample closet is full, full, full!! To celebrate the blog aversary and help clean out the closet, I am giving away this collection of products from my dog and cat scrapbooking collection with the Momenta Company. There are over 30 products here from stickers to charms, papers, etc. Just leave a comment on the blog by end of day Thursday and I will randomly pick a winner and the collection will be yours. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Folk inspired!

I really wanted this pattern collection to be warm and energetic, so I enlisted some saturated colors to do the job. The coral colors next to the yellows and greens really make me smile and I just love the shapes of birds and foliage in folk art, so that was my inspiration.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dog Friends

I redesigned one of my existing dog patterns last week and this is the final result. I love the combination of green and blue with bits of coral here and there. Plus, the addition of some texture gives the pattern a more tactile quality. I would love to see this collection on fabrics! Here's hoping.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Picked Sweet Fruit Fabrics

My first fabric collection samples arrived over the Holidays. I am happy to say I am pleased with them. The collection is called "Picked Sweet" and is produced by Jaftex Fabrics, a division of Henry Glass Fabrics. I'm not exactly sure when it arrives in stores, but my guess is probably late spring or early summer. It would be wonderful to see all the different items people end up making with them. I took these pictures of the fabrics recently. They are not professional quality, but hopefully they give you a good idea of what they look like. Hmmm... maybe I should learn to sew.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Peacocks seem to be popping up everywhere in the marketplace, so I painted this over the Holidays. Such colorful and showy birds! Nature is amazing!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My new 30" Apple Cinema Display

Wow!! Happy new year to me! I got my new 30 inch Apple Cinema Display yesterday and it is amazing. I've been wanting one for some time now as my old monitor was 10 years old and starting to act strangely. Now I can have multiple windows open at once and they won't block each other. Should make work go a lot more smoothly. Set up was easy. I am pleased!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Greeting Cards at Trader Joe's

It's that time again. Trader Joe's has a whole new selection of greeting cards and four of them were designed by yours truly. My cards all feature embossed details and I think that's pretty amazing for only 99 cents at retail!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Birds!

Well, 2009 seemed to fly by! I am certainly looking forward to a fresh start with 2010. I have my resolutions for the year and feel good about them, so here's to 2010!! May we all have a great year!