happy christmas

#Derek‘s favourite film ever is A #Christmas Carol. Here he is to tell you the story. pic.twitter.com/zgWtg3XNXe — Derek (@DerekTVShow) December 20, 2017   Super quick post, I’m a bit under the weather this week but this Derek clip made me laugh, so I’m sharing it with you. I’m “skipping” Christmas this year. There’s just…

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over the river and to the beach

For the past four years or so I’ve sent illustrated Christmas cards to friends, family and clients.  Last year I also made ecards, basically, adding snow and creating a gif then emailing or texting to the people that cheer me on throughout the year. Since we’ve moved to a new house I decided that I’d…

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eat, drink, and be furry

BIG SURPRISE. I put my beagle on this year’s Christmas card. It’s no real surprise. Mac is on the card EVERY year.  He’s my monster, after all.  The cats don’t know yet that they didn’t get spot on the card… 1. because they are cats and  2. because cats don’t give a sh*t. So, I…

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paper trees

My latest paper project is this Stacked Triangle Tree. It was easy, took less than an hour to come together and it’s a pretty versatile project. There are many options for embellishments. You can draw on them with metallic markers (like I did), paint (puffy paint!), spray them with glitter (of course!), or make them…

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Ina Hattenhauer

I love the holiday themed animated gifs over at Hello Heute (illustrator Ina Hattenhauer’s blog). Some of them she paired with songs. For example, the animation below was paired with Baby It’s Cold Outside. Too adorable for words. TOO DAMN ADORABLE. Visit Ina’s blog for more of her more recent work. She’s wonderful! (most of…

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no peeking!

Here we are in the first week of December and I have so many ideas in my brain right now for DIY projects and the blog and the shop and, and, and…I could BUST! TOO MANY IDEAS, TOO LITTLE TIME. But don’t you worry about me… I’ve at least got these printable gift tags ready…

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dear november

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. ― S. Levenson I’ve waited until the end of the month again to write this letter. For the first…

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