Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A new Santa comes to town

I've created a new Santa to add to my family of Saint Nick's. This was commissioned by a local gallery in Halifax that has already purchased a few other Santas of mine. I've named him "Backwoods Santa" due to his rustic, natural colours and sweet wooden red sleigh.

A few new versions are in the works, so stay tuned!

Monday, June 24, 2013

May the Force be with you...

I've added to my card series – some Star Wars Cards with a twist. I've illustrated the high contrast images and paired them with a quirky line that all Star Wars nerds will understand.

You can find them at my Etsy store here.

New Card Endeavour continued...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

More Cards...

This post will have to be brief – I'm a busy card making lady these days! I have several new cards to add to my collection and I'm proud to say that several local stores are carrying them these days. You can also find a lot of them at my Etsy Store (DesignCorner).


A new card endeavor

Monday, April 1, 2013

A new card endeavor

After many years of creating a variety of things, I've embarked on a new direction - greeting cards. I've illustrated my own Christmas cards for the past 23 years and have enjoyed being my own art director. Recently, I brought some of my cards to a nearby gallery and received very positive feedback. The gallery owner casually mentioned that she always gets requests for Birthday Cards - could I make a few dozen? And so it began...

Now there are 2 galleries carrying a variety of cards that I produce - some are quirky and fun and some are pretty and traditional. My kids have even become involved in a few of the projects. There is always a holiday just around the corner, so the possibilities are never-ending....



Friday, February 1, 2013

Ornaments have become my thing....

I started making glass ornaments a few years back after seeing a snowman ornament in a store. I looked at it and thought, "I can make something like that!" And so it began. What started out as a small idea became a nice little money-maker for me at Christmas time.

Year one - snowman. I started with a larger glass base filled with "snow" and a velvet scarf and we were off. When I ran out of the large bases, the little baby snowman came along.

Year two - penguin. This is probably my favourite and definitely the most popular. I made him with a variety of different beads or sequins in his belly and different coloured scarves. Very popular with the kiddies!

Year three - santa. I felt it was time for santa to come along and join the crew. The large round base was a natural for his big jolly belly.

They've all been popular sellers and a fun project for me. I'm thinking maybe an angel next year??
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Organization makes me happy

Call me crazy, but anytime I see something on the market that organizes, beautifies or just plain old makes my life easier, I get excited. Martha Stewart has a new line of Avery labels and items to organize your house through Staples. They're functional and just plain adorable.

I'm also helping to organize my workmates at the office. Seeing them write all of their vital tasks for the day on small, random pieces of paper made me feel their pain, so I made them their own personal "To Do" list with a pen drawing of their lovely faces at the top. The lucky recipients so far have been truly thankful and I would like to think more productive with their day. The only problem is... now everyone wants one!

Maybe I'll just wait and see who brings me the most candy....

Monday, September 12, 2011

50 years of happiness

On July 1, 2011, my parents celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Part of my contribution to the big event was designing the invitations and a tag for the favours on the tables. I stayed with a fairly classic design, adding the black and white "belt" to modernize it. Once this is slipped off, the inside of the invitation is revealed, showing the details of the day and a beautiful picture of my parents cutting their cake. The coordinating tag ties it all together to make a great keepsake for our guests.

It was a wonderful day full of laughs and memories. Here's to many more years, mom and dad....