Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Wedding Congrats Card - Sweet Birds

A new Wedding Congratulations Greeting card exclusively for Tiny Prints. Aren't they just the sweetest!? :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Candy Shoppe Invitation

A new sugary sweet Candy Shoppe birthday invitation available in here in my Etsy shop.

Monday, February 27, 2012

WIP - Wedding Congrat Cards

I'm working on finishing up some wedding congrats cards and thought I would share one. More to come!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baby in Stroller

Enjoying a wonderful Sunday. I hope you are too!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Flower Cat

Have a happy Friday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baby Congrats Greeting Cards for Tiny Prints

I'm very excited to share my new collection of Baby Congratulation greeting cards exclusively at

I hope you like them!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Few Good Reads

I'm always coming across inspiring blog posts via Twitter and blogs, I often find my browser packed full of tabs with great reads that I want to save. Since I find them so inspiring or informative I'm going  share them with my blog visitors to help spread inspiration, creativity, knowledge and even deliciousness in some cases.

I found this post on grammar very helpful. As a sewing beginner, I'm always looking for resources like this awesome tutorial nugget to help me learn more. I came across this sweet post and was inspired to create them some day for a special event, she even sources materials, so nice. I'm always happy to find inspiring reminders like this. And to keep my business head on, I read and save posts like this.

That's a nice little mix for you to enjoy if you like.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bumble Bee Birthday

Red + yellow + cute little bee = one of my favorite invites. Here's a new bumble bee birthday or baby shower invitation available here in my Etsy shop.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chocolate Coconut Chew Bars

We only just recently discovered Larabar's. Those bars are so delicious and naturally made that we fell instantly in love. But being that we love to make everything by hand and the ingredients lists were so natural we decided to try making our own version. C, our main cook in the house, got cracking on making our versions have less carbs and be just as tasty. They turned out amazing! He's also made Cashew bars and Apricot Walnut bars. They are all so good! Today I'm going to share his Chocolate Coconut Chew recipe and how he makes them. These are definitely our favorites so far. I mean, cocoa + coconut + almonds, how can it be wrong! These are gluten-free, no sugar added and naturally raw.

10 oz. unsweetened dried dates
1/4 c. coconut oil
6 oz. unsweetened shredded coconut (if you prefer less coconut texture you can chop half or all of the coconut in the food processor. We do half chopped and half as-is.)
4 oz. raw almonds, chopped
4 oz. raw walnuts, chopped
1 c. cocoa powder

Mix the dates and coconut oil in the food processor. You want it to chop up the dates and blend the coconut oil well. When it's finely ground it will start to clump together.

Dump the mixed dates and coconut oil  into a decent sized bowl. Add the chopped almonds, walnuts, coconut and cocoa powder. Now it's time to get your hands dirty. With clean hands start blending the ingredients together, making sure there aren't a lot of large clumps. You want everything to be well mixed. It will be loose but ingredients distributed. 

You could also try this in a mixer, but doing it by hand is pretty simple and less equipment to clean afterwards.

 This is what it should look like after you blend with your hands.

  Pour the mix onto a cutting board and compress into a mound to give you a good starting point to roll it out. Using a dough scraper you can keep edges compressed and tidy while forming the mound.

 Start rolling out from side to side and top to bottom to keep it even. Using the dough scraper to keep crumbling edges together. It's a lot of tidying edges and then rolling. 

 When you are done you should have a rectangle like this. This is about 1/2" thick. You can always do it thicker if you prefer that for your bars.

Then begin cutting into bars.  For the recipe in this post we are making 16 bars.

 Once bars are cut you can put them in a air-tight container to store in the fridge. Some will be a little fragile at this stage. After an hour in the fridge they will firm up and be ready to handle and EAT!

I couldn't wait and had to have a nibble when taking this picture. So nice to get a little chocolate fix and know it's not just a sugary, over processed food. Enjoy and feel satisfied!

Serving size: 1 bar, 246 calories, 19g fat, 14g carbs, 6g fiber, 5g protein.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Afternoon Together

I'm working on a few Wedding Congratulation cards but nothing to share just yet.  I did get this cute illustration on the computer, using some of my favorite colors.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pink balloon

I got another sketch made into digital art last night. Yay! I'm having a blast working on these in between other projects.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ladybug Invitation

A new sweet ladybug invitation perfect for a baby shower or birthday party. Available here in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Smart Doodle

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New! Little Man Graphics

I wanted to add another Little Man graphics set to my shop using some bolder colors and add a few more elements to the set. Available here in my Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Google Sweetness

I love this! So sweet. Take a peek if you haven't seen it yet or watch it again cause it's that awesome :)

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you have a sweet and lovely day.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Owl Love

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Sunday

I'm so happy to finally see this cutie come to life digitally and in color. I've had this little gal sketched on a loose sheet of paper for a while just waiting for me. Yay!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birthday Cards for Tiny Prints

 From top left: 1. Fun Wishes, 2. Precious Pink, 3. Deer-est Friend, 4. Rocket Ride

I have a new colorful collection of birthday cards available at Tiny Prints.

Also, available:

Bright Wish

I also designed the two photo cards above but didn't have great stock photo for the layout. These are the great examples Tiny Prints put together for the site. 

Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Oh, YAY for Friday! I've got lots to do this weekend and can't wait to get started after work today! How about you?

I'll leave you with a little sweetness from this new illustration :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Doodle Owl

I'm having such a fun time getting all my little sketches made into actual digital art!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kite Flying Day

I recently found out today, February 8th, is Kite Flying Day. It seems like an odd time of year to be flying a kite so I googled it, finding this page, and sure enough it's true. Since it's not quite the lovely weather I imagine for flying kites I decided to create an illustration of my dreamy kite flying day instead.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

 A new Mermaid birthday invitation in my Etsy shop.  Available in 3 different hair colors/styles.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kit Kit

A sweet piece of wall art to show my love of cats.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love Bugs

This cute Valentine Love Bug set available in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Duckle and Flitter

Another doodle brought to digital life. :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Birthday Party Invites

I got a few new birthday invitations designed and listed today. 


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