Monday, October 13, 2008

Latest Scrapbook Page

It's been a really long time since I have done any scrapping. Although, I think about it constantly. This page has been sitting on my desktop, unfinished, for about two months, and today I decided it was time to finish it.

Supplies— Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2; Patterned Paper all by Katie Pertiet at Simple Comforts Paper Pack(tan), Web Challenge Freebie 8/24/08(brown), Simply Botanicals Paper Pack, Web Challenge Freebie 7/1/07(recolored)(turquoise); Square Label(recolored): Ad Challenge Freebie 10/01/06, Kellie Mize at; Stitches: Messy Stitches Blue, Katie Pertiet; Stitched Frame(recolored): Vintage Dreams Retro Diva Kit, Lori Barnhurst & Michelle Coleman at; Floral Bird Frame: Krafty Cut Frames No. 3, Katie Pertiet; Small Tag & Staple: Lil Bit Tags, Katie Pertiet; Paper Clipped Journal Box: Ad Challenge Freebie Dec. 2, Lynne Grieveson at; Chunky Torn Paper Edges: Anna Aspnes at; Ruled Alpha(recolored): Lauren Reid at; Small Journaling Label(recolored): Journaling Challenge Freebie 9/14, Andrea Victoria at; Font: Amy*Rica Script from
Note: all products listed by Katie Pertiet can be found at

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Etsy Update Tonight!

New Items will finally arrive in my store tonight—sometime between 7 & 9 pm central time. But first I must mow the yard.....not fun.

Friday, September 5, 2008


A new post!!! So I think I am officially bad at this whole blogging thing. Been thinking about posting for weeks now, but just haven't gotten around to it. It's time to showcase a couple new projects I completed for the show in Champaign back in mid-August.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

In Progress....

Only 14 more days until Sugar Creek! Still working really hard and hoping I'm going to have enough items ready. Here's what I'm working on today. Looks like i'll be spending a lot of time at the sewing machine this afternoon.

I think I'm going to have a hard time letting this one go. Loving it already!!

I obviously have had Vero Beach on my mind lately.

Working on some new flower pins for the upcoming shows, as well.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sneak Peek

Just thought I'd give you a sneak peek of something I have been working on for Sugar Creek. It is currently untitled. The picture isn't the greatest—please ignore the glare on the glass. I've got several other great pieces in the works that I'm really excited about.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Four Horsemen Paintball

Currently working on a web site design for Four Horsemen Paintball. Trying to squeeze it in between projects for Sugar Creek. I should have it functioning as the week progresses. Please check it out at

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yay for David Cook!!!

David Cook at the end of year Craftsmen's Club BBQ at Dr. Rankin's house in May 2004.

At the House of Blues in Chicago during Graph Expo 2003. That's me in the red jacket and David's the one in the back row with his arms in the air.

Yes, it's true, I know David Cook and have been religiously watching American Idol all season. We both attended the University of Central Missouri where he and I attended Craftsmen's Club meetings when I was president of the organization. I occasionally went to The Setlist in downtown Warrensburg to see he and Bobby's band play when he was the lead singer of Axium.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Most Recent Work

This was created as a gift for my mother-in-law's friend, so sorry, it's sold. I'm really pleased with it, it was difficult to part with.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Two for Two

Can you believe it!!! I got my acceptance letter for the Sugar Creek Arts Festival. So mark your calendars for July 12 and 13 and visit for more info.

So excited!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Bloom Success!

So my very first show was a success!! Thanks to all who stopped by and especially to those who made a purchase.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Bloom Sneak Peek

Next weekend is the Spring Bloom Arts Festival at the Bloomington Sale Barn. The above images are a sneak peek of one of my pieces for sale entitled Beautifully Unexpected. It's a piece of cotton that has been wrapped and over-dyed numerous times in different colors to achieve the final result. I loved the resulting piece of fabric and couldn't bear to cut it up and incorporate it into something else, so I chose to embellish it instead with embroidery and beads. It's been stretched over a 12 x 16 inch frame like a piece of canvas.

I've been working really hard on new pieces and am really excited about the finished results.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spring Bloom Arts Festival

I can't remember the last time I was so interested to see what a piece of mail said. Yesterday I got an envelope from the McLean County Arts Center, and I was selected for my first juried art show!!! I'm so excited, but now a little overwhelmed. I have a lot of work to do before March 22. Yep, March 22 at the sale barn, come on out and stop by my booth!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Latest Business Card Design

This is my latest business card design. It's for my sister-in-law. The information has been smudged for her privacy, but you can still visit the web site and listen to her amazing voice.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

LFYC T-Shirt

Not only did I get to design the brochure, but I also got to design the summer camp T-shirt! The bottom design was the first draft and the top design is most recent draft. As you can see, the theme for the summer is "Wake Up!."

Items are now for sale in my Etsy store!!!

Finally! I have uploaded items to my Etsy store. To view and/or purchase my lovely artwork, please visit There is also a link over to the left. I'll be uploading items all week.
Happy New Year!