Ode to my Shoe...

I have been working on some really fun Christmas cards and I am super excited about showing them off. BUT I cant post anything till after Christmas so I dont spoil anything.. sooooo I will just post this instead.. he he...

Merry Christmas to you
I said to my shoe
who responded with How Do you do

I gave it a pat
and turned to my hat
who nodded, as a matter of fact

It's Christmas he said
and then sat on my head
telling me there was just one thing to do

And that was to wish you
in so many words....
well...Merry Christmas without any ado...


Making a List.. Checking it Twice...

Well, Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The stores are already playing Christmas music but my tree wont go up for a while.. BUT, November is a great time to start thinking about Christmas Cards. Here are a few past cards that I have done, most of them with Art and Soul Photography. Enjoy and let me know if you would like your own Custom Christmas Card!


Fun times at the ol' CMC...

For the past few years I have had the opportunity to work with the Colorado Mountain College marketing department. The coolest part about this is that I actually graduated from CMC in 2004. Yep, small world I guess. Anyhoo this year we have come up with some really fun projects and I thought it was about time I started getting some of those up here. So, for starters into the project archives of CMC, I present you with some of the small projects from the past few months that I am personally excited about.

ENJOY and if you want more info about Colorado Mountain College visit them at www.ColoradoMtn.edu.

The newest and one I am most excited about - Set of Posters for Roaring Fork High School - Oct. 2009

Newspaper Ad - Sept. 2009

Register NOW Postcards - Fall 2009

Set of Spanish Posters/Banners - Aug. 2009

Newspaper Ad - April 2009


ocTober, oCtober, octoBer...

Well it is officially well into October and by my account the BEST month ever for birthdays.. he he.. but yes I am a little partial. Anyway I recently created the cutest invitation card for a little friend of mine all the way in Australia who will have her 1st birthday this month. So of course I had to share it with everyone. Enjoy and Happy Birthday Estelle... and everyone else who will be turning older this month.


the fAll dElay...

once upon a fall fall day there was a slight delay...
not sure why not sure how...
but in the midst of it all there was a stop...
to stand still & to sit, to not know or care which way was next...
almost at a crossraods...
but more of a delay...

for the day will continue as all days do...
but this time with more of a mission...
full of passion & life...
but till that happens we will sit & wait...
under the silence of the falling leaves...
bringing change with each & every breath...
this is my delay...

...for tomorrow may bring snow


a liTtle mOnkey bUsiness...

Yesterday we had a wonderful baby shower for my Sis-in-Law Vanessa and my Nephew on the way. It was a wonderful time with friends and family. BUT the best part was that I got to design the invitations and party favors. They turned out so cute I LOVE them, one of my favorites for the year. Enjoy!!!

Baby Shower Invite

Magnet Monkey Favors


my cLementine...

for thee i pray
this one request
t'was long ago
with little rest

remember whence
those days of old
forgotten stories
doest be told

for me i pray
please now do sell
those stories long
i bid thee tell

the rain did'st come
the sun did'st shine
please tell me now
dear clementine

t'was it whence
thy father called
beckoned thee
to him be named

t'were you his child
so full of grace
a small still smile
upon thy face

tell me how
sweet clementine
for once you sat
upon the shore

wept a tear...

silenced in thy tears
...dear one

calming hallow fears
...but one

oh, please to tell
dear clementine
secrets of thine
my clementine

what say thee not
thou do not know
secrets of old
so long ago

remember now
dear clementine
remember soon
for peace be thine...


A Funky Little Mountain Flower...

This year I have had the pleasure of working with a wonderfully talented couple on several fun marketing projects. Scott and Heather King own A Funky Little Mountain Flower in Glenwood Springs, Co. They did the flowers for my wedding and did a fantastic job. At the beginning of this year they came and asked me to help them with a new "look" for their Photography/Flower/Wedding Planning business. I have loved everything that we have come up with and thought I would take the time to share a bit of the fun. ENJOY!!!
(All photos property of A Funky Little Mountain Flower

Logo Design - with a few variations

Business Cards

Wedding Ad for "The Knot"

Destination Wedding Ad/Bio for "Costa Azul"

Two Variations of Postcards

Product Info Brochure


hOt... liKe cOffee...

too hot today
i do must say
i can not see my feet

the street is gone
it ran away
dont think it liked the heat

mine eyes they see
hot... like coffee
i say i like it not

so take me away
to some other day
when it might not be so hot...


wEdded bLiss....

Two years ago today I said my "I Do's"... So for a little walk down memory lane here are our wedding invites & program which I had so much fun designing... Wow.. 2 years can go by fast...

- Photo by Art & Soul Photography


the wOrd list...

A little bit of randomness for this random day... This was created from a random list of words we were given to make a poem out of during RA training (2003 ish...)

Live life full speed
Big Mack slurpee
Don't know which way
My way highway
Dream big let go
Operation Superman
Here's the thing
Snowman king
Eyes wide
Not shut
Learn lots
Walk a mile
In my shoes
Think lots
You choose
Slippery when wet
My turn not yet
Smelly candle
Burn bright
Moon beam
Night light
Here's where time ends
Bikini islands
Live life
Where you at
Dream big ...

Take That...


bEautiful giRls...

A few more Baby Cards... these are of my two favorite little ladies.. My Daughter and my Niece.... Enjoy!!!

- Daughter Emelia's Birth Announcement... 6.2008
(photos by Art & Soul Photgraphy.)

- Niece Bella's Baby Shower Invite... 2.2009

- Valentines Day Card of Emelia... 2.2009

- Niece Bella's Birth Announcement... 3.2009

- My precious little girl's First Birthday Invitation... 6.2009
(photos by Art & Soul Photgraphy.)


I am working on a Baby Shower invite for my Sis-In-Law (will post when it is done) BUT just thought I would post a few of the cute little baby cards I have done. All photos were taken my Art & Soul Photography! Thanks Erin, you ROCK!


bAck to school...

The BLOG is officially up and since everyone is in the frenzy of going back to school I thought what better way to kick off my first post but to get out some old GRADUATION card designs.. Just to remind everyone that there is a light at the end of this tunnel.. He he...

So here are a few of my favorite Custom Grad/Senior cards that I designed a few years back for Art & Soul Photography. Thanks Erin... these were fun!!!

2007 Grads...

2008 Grads...

& a few 2008 Grad cards that we got to do in Spanish... which was a new and fun design challenge...