Monday, February 28, 2011

a fake.

the card that is...
I am stating this right up front, just in case my very logical brother wonders if my sister changed her name to meghan and is going to re-marry "john" on the same date, different year, she married him the first's a soap opera.

in plain English...I have been wanting to design some Save the Date cards....
tis' the season to plan your wedding you know?
So, I used the beautiful baby sis' photos...(I am sure she will be thrilled about this)even though her and the hubby are already married....oh yes,
I also changed her name to meghan (she will probably be very disappointed it's not sasha, I will save that for next time)...
that is...if she ever lets me take her photos again!!!

p.s. she has a droid...and I expect a call in 3...2...1...

the Traditionals

six sizes available.
because sometimes a digital file...just stays digital...NOT that this has EVER happened to me...
but it is nice to actually enjoy some of your favorite images...don't you think?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

anything but a face

I don't think of myself as sentimental...but someday, I know...
I will miss my boys
feet and hands...
you know when they are still little boys??
with sticky fingers...
a little chubby...
a little awkward...
zooming cars around the house...
and even their "stinky" feet don't really stink...
ugh...kill me. I love my little men...

baby abigail.

Abigail, which is derived from the Hebrew name "Avagayii" and can mean...
Abigail. "my father is joy".
Abigail. Brings Joy
Abigail. The Father's Joy
Abigail. God is Joy
Abigail. Father Rejoiced.
Abigail. Gives Joy.

a source of delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated.

little abigail is only 2 months old...BUT she tried so hard to talk to me...
I promise...she even said something that
sounded just like you not!!!

what a Joy! pure delight!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011


3 years ago, yesterday, February 13th. this little cowboy bandit stole my heart.

I tell you...I think he is the most adorable thing, ever.
all daddy...this one.

xoxo Tye-gur!

valentines day.

5x5 heart-shaped card.

Friday, February 11, 2011

more cambria.

because is is just tooo much fun to play! love it. love love.

ok, off for a friday night walk with the kiddos...(:

apple farms and such.

you know what they say... " the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

Some say the saying is from Eastern origins, some say German, either way it is frequently used to assert the continuation of family attributes.

in this case...

very "purty" genes...

mama's beautiful...with amazing skin...

daddy's handsome...with a set of soulful eyes...voila....

it's just simple farmin'


Thursday, February 10, 2011


did you know, scallop (pronounced /ˈskɒləp/ or /ˈskæləp/) is a marine bivalve mollusc of the family Pectinidae?

just love these little 5x5 squares....cute.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


let it be labeled

because there is only one you.

different in nature or quality
constituting a separate entity or part
recognizable; marked


Friday, February 4, 2011

hot hot hot

Ok, I love love love press printed products.
What can I say? I'm a texture girl. Card stocks available in pearl,
art-linen,art-recycled, art-watercolor...need I say more...
ok, I also love love love creating unique card designs...

My card design recipe:
take 1-3 nikolaidesigns images.
liberally use wacom pen and tablet.
paint. paint. paint.
throw in a bit of texture.
mix in some distressing (light or heavy to taste).
sprinkle with personalized topping.
voilà's just yummy!

but now I have 50 different card shape options to add to the mix...
I mean that's just plain sexy.


Thursday, February 3, 2011


a few of my favorite things...
love and laughter.

beauty and grace.

always and forever.

hmmmm...wonder what I have been working on...
guess what y' folder left, teehee...
I am giddy with excitement...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


um, what can I say...they are chocolate oreo pops...I mean do you think I kept count? really?

beautiful desserts to be had...right good ole' tulare.
Natalie Wilbur-Muth is quite obviously a baker and an artist. love it.

"The Dotted Apron is a custom dessert catering company located in Tulare, Ca. We provide desserts for special occasions..."

much love to the dot!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding,

a dance floor...ok, I added the last part.
decor so delightfully done by:

"honest to pete" just beautiful. You know I have always wondered who is Pete?
Mom used to say..."for pete's sake" and "honest to pete" ...
did you know wikianswers says,
A: that would be St. Peter in the Bible.

honest to wikipedia. that is what it says...thought you should know.


ah man, did I do it again? is this way to bible-book-storish??? ugh!

If you are not throwing up...due to the extreme bible-book-storish quality of this desktop are welcome to download and enjoy for the month of February!

I really was thinking of the irony of 1Cor 13...which "everyone" calls the LOVE chapter...but I am now going to refer it as the non-LOVE chapter, because more than saying what love actually list 8 times what love is NOT...see below just in case you don't believe me!! teehee(:
it does not
it does not
it is not
it is not
it is not
it is not
it keeps no
it does not

So being the crazy person that I am...I picked 8 antonyms of those 8 things love is not! whew! way to deep...I know...another therapy session.

However, I do love the "always" statements about love...
always protects
always trusts
always hopes
always perseveres