Monday, March 10, 2014

I. Love. Owls

Owls have been a cute trend for a while.  Everywhere you turn, you can find decorated owls.  Owl paintings, owl fabric, owl growth charts.  I have loved owls for years.  I love that owls have been trendy.  They have been the object of my paintings and drawings for quite awhile.  So when my intelligent husband suggested I have an owl stamp created, it just made sense.  He's so smart!  After creating a few drafts for the printer, we came up with this stamp!

Isn't she cute??  Her name is Francesca!  She is making her debut on my website this week.  I am introducing a line of note cards in boxed sets and Francesca will be the image on the cards.  She is the start of a family of owls that will appear in the future on my website.  I am so excited!
Tell me what you think of Francesca!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Getting back to it..

After 10 months of living life and much encouragement from my sister in law, I'm back to the blogging world.  In the 10 months gone, we ended a school year and had begun another year.  I continued making cards, though were few and far in between.   We celebrated birthdays and holidays and finalized the adoption of our two year old son.  I even invested time into rebuilding my website with my dad.  He's such an expert at building websites and was very willing to help me with mine!
It's been a busy 10 months.  It's been a difficult 10 months too as my dear husband has been unemployed for nearly six months now.  We've watched God provide and bless our family.  I am thankful for the time he's been home.  I know my children have enjoyed having their dad home.
As I begin blogging again, I had to decide where I wanted my blog to go.  What do I want it to be about?  Before, I had my hand in many things, creating and DIY were at the top and then homeschooling.  I still homeschool.  I also create cards.  Occasionally, I will alter something.  But I need to focus my blogging on one subject.  So I've decided that I'm going to focus my blog on the things I make...mainly my cards.
So without further ado...  Here's what I've been working on the last few days...

I got this Valentine ready for my mom.  We were at her house on Valentine's Day to celebrate the adoption of our little guy.  She likes elephants.