After days of sketching, inking, cutting, pasting, and a little bloodletting, I had an AHA moment. Click for the 2022 Christmas card reveal!
Win an Illustrated Christmas Card!
Illustrating my family Christmas card is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Guess what our family is doing and win one!
Recapture the Magic of Christmas
Every year I try to avoid the crazy stress of the the holidays and recapture the magic of Christmas. "Oh, sure," you're thinking. With the cards and the decorating, when do I have time? I have my moments when I am swept up and experience that wonderful feeling where anything is possible. You can too.... Continue Reading →
Win a Handmade Christmas Card! 2018
It's time to win my annual Christmas card. This insane holiday tradition started when Danny and I married and has continued through the years. This huge art project includes illustrations of my family engaging in some kind of winter or festive activity. Guess and win! My ideas have percolated since summer. I always swear I'll... Continue Reading →
Holiday Tips and Tricks from the School of Hard Knocks
After hosting family holiday celebrations and graduating from the prestigious School of Hard Knocks, I've come up with a few tips and tricks to make your life easier. Read on for some unique cooking ideas so you can relax and enjoy entertaining. A smokey trick. When my husband and I first married, we lived on... Continue Reading →
2017 Christmas Card Reveal and Winners!
My handmade Christmas cards are finished and in the mail, so it's time for the big reveal! There's a point every year when I look at my sketches and think, This is the dumbest idea ever! Then I shrug my shoulders and finish them. What else could I possibly do? Buy cards? Send photo cards? Skip the... Continue Reading →
Guess and Win a Card!
Yes, once again, I've created my homemade Christmas cards. I hope you can guess what I drew so you can win one. They are a huge part of my holiday traditions; a labor of love, sweat, and a few tears. I actually balled up a few early sketches and threw them. It seemed like the appropriate,... Continue Reading →
Dear Holiday Diary, The concept of time escapes me…
Dear Holiday Diary, I sat down this morning for the first time in weeks. My butt was like, "What are we doing? We're not sitting in a car driving to town to Christmas shop. FOR GOD'S SAKE. WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO SIT, DO WE?" Switching gears after pushing myself for weeks is harder than you think.... Continue Reading →
My Christmas Card Drawings Revealed
In three days Christmas will arrive whether we are ready or not. Three days! I'm psyching up for my last lap around Boulder for holiday gifts. I need to bake my annual cinnamon rolls and make a list to hit the grocery store. The good news? The illustrated Christmas cards are done and in the mail.... Continue Reading →
The #Blessed Projects are in! You will laugh and cry…
As I read The #Blessed Projects over the last few weeks, my heart was filled with joy. Each project was so different and a reflection of the writer's heart. I had thought writing them would be a great exercise in positivity and banishing the blues, but I didn't realize reading others would give me the... Continue Reading →