Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009


We've been featured by the Inspire Online Magazine! August edition.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

We made it on to the Front Page of Etsy today

Thanks to a great treasury put together by Maureen of QueenBeanJewels

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FALL is in the air

While the calendar says FALL is in the air (although my thermometer begs to differ) it dawned me it was time to break out the fall recipes. With Fall just around the corner, we'll soon see those cool fall mornings and with those come Fresh Pumpkin Muffins. My kids absolutely love pumpkin muffins with just a drop of cream cheese. It's a fall staple around our house.

Pumpkin Muffins

3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of cardamom (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups cooked or canned pumpkin
1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
8 oz package cream cheese*
Chopped nuts** (walnuts, pecans) (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients together except cream cheese and nuts. Fill muffin tins (greased or paper cups) half full. Put 1-2 tsp cream cheese in the middle, pressing down. Sprinkle with 1 tsp chopped nuts. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the muffin part (do not touch the cream cheese!). Let cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely. Do not touch the cream cheese until it cools, as it is very very hot. Makes 24 muffins."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Customer Photo

I've been anxiously waiting to get a photo of this project. I was approached by Leslie to work on a design that would fit an area of her wall that was approx 8'x12'. When we started the process, Leslie emailed me a couple photos of the area she wanted the decal

We worked together to create a decal that fit her area and design ideas. Each branch ended up being approx 90" in length...I was soo excited to see her finished project.

It's so fun to start with a blank slate and design a decal in place. Working with Leslie was a complete joy and I love how her project turned out!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just found!!

I just came across these skull earrings at tianarutledge's shop. I know she has them marked as halloween earrings but these skull earrings could easily become a fav of my daughter anytime. She recently got a new pair of grey converse sneakers with skulls on the heel and wears those constantly. These would be such a cute accessory.

An Incredible Customer Photo

I was approached by Anna from Modern Printed Matter, with a design she had created for the front of her store. She sent me the graphics, then with the help of her husband, they built the sign base using plexiglass, wood and stainless steel hardware and applied the vinyl graphic. Her design was incredible and makes such an elegant statement!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Art in the store today

This design truly comes from the heart, I'm a night owl...My day usually starts at 5am, but in my heart I'm a night owl and often find myself up at almost midnight! Hence the design came about for the new almost midnight decal. I love the quiet peace of the house once everyone has gone to bed. It's my time of day to unwind, relax and reflect.

In the studio working on a couple new designs

By the end of the week I plan to have a couple new design listed in the etsy store. Until then, I'm frantically scrambling to get life in order. We're all still adjusting to the new schedules, kids buses, school, vet appts, household errands, circlelinestudio work. I pulled up to my sons bus stop yesterday morning only to see the bus pulling out ahead of us....so off we drove to the school 10 miles away. Today requires a trip to the mall for a button down dress shirt for him to wear to a engineering club meeting on Wednesday night. I'm ashamed to say my son does not have a button down dress shirt, he's out grown the last one we bought and it's been so long since he wore it, I didn't even notice. So I'm off to the mall...which is way the heck across town. After that I'm home to process orders, and DESIGN!

I've got dinner planned and after yesterdays trip to the grocery store we actually have food in the house ready to be cooked into an actual meal.