Saturday, December 12, 2009

December Daily

So I am only 12 days behind in posting my December Daily pages. For more information on December Daily, visit Ali Edward's blog. I purchased a Christmas Art Journal from Eve to help get me started in the process because with Lucas around now--everything takes me twice as long.

Friday, November 6, 2009

scrapbooking again

It feels so great to get back into scrapbooking. And I have such an amazing new subject to scrapbook too!!! Matt is happy to see I've moved on to something bigger and better than our cute little dog.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My handwriting......

Has been turned into a font!!! I submitted my handwriting to Amanda at Fonts for Peas over a year ago, and about a month ago I got an e-mail telling me she had turned it into a font. You can find it here: scroll down and look for "Pea Valerie"

And while you are there check out her other great fonts. You can download any of them for free. They are great for scrapbooking!

Thanks, Amanda!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Honorable Mention

I was awarded Honorable Mention at the sixth annual Downtown Festival of the Arts in Champaign, Illinois on August 16th. The "award is reserved for those artists that have shown originality in conception and execution, high quality of workmanship, and excellence in design" (as the letter I received states). Not too bad for my fifth art show!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Downtown Festival of the Arts

Saturday I'll be in Champaign showing my art at the Downtown Festival of the Arts. Above are some new pieces I will be showing. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Can you believe it?

Only 16 days until our due date! The baby could decide to come at any time now. I usually try to keep the blog business related, but thought it would be fun to share some pregnancy thoughts (especially since I'm sending a lot of you here for the poll). A couple weeks ago people were commenting about how fast the past 9 months have gone for them and I agreed—once I got past the first 16 weeks, the time really did go fast. Now that I'm so close, my feelings have a changed a bit and it is feeling more like an eternity waiting for this little one's arrival.

What I'm looking forward to once he or she finally arrives:
1. bonding and being a family of four (can't leave Scout out)
2. sleeping on my stomach again
3. weighing less than Matt again
4. eating Avanti's gondolas (the one down the road needs to bump up it's opening date!!)
5. a not so limited wardrobe
6. using only one pillow instead of four
7. no more heartburn, acid reflux, and swelling!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Money Creek Travel

Here's my latest logo design. It's for my mother-in-law's new business venture. Consider visiting Money Creek Travel when booking your next vacation.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Bloom Sneak Peek

As promised, here are two sneak peeks of two new pieces that will be for sale at the arts festival at the Bloomington Sale Barn this weekend.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Summer Camp at LFYC

Have I really not posted since October??? (I was dealing with first trimester "ickiness" back then.) Glad I'm way past that, now I'm looking forward to that crazy nesting time to kick in.

The Life for Youth Camp brochure has been complete for a few weeks now. It's up on the web site and ready for viewing. You can view the whole thing here.