2.18.2011

Heirloom Pattern Cartridge

This week my first Cricut Imagine pattern cartridge was announced.  The Cricut Imagine is an amazing machine that is both a Cricut AND an HP printer.  What this machine allows you to do is fill any Cricut image with a pattern from a Cricut Imagine pattern cartridge.  In other words, you don't have to stock up on patterned paper anymore!  This machine will do it all for you.

For the Heirloom pattern cartridge, I had a lot of fun finding vintage dictionary and book illustrations, and then layering them in unexpected ways with bright colors and patterns.  My personal favorites are the pink plaid paper that I made with vintage sheet music, and the collage of vintage instrument illustrations.

Heirloom is now available at Cricut.com and your favorite craft stores.

2.14.2011

Flashback - Valentine's Day Cards

Last year I illustrated this series of Valentines for my (then) 2 year old daughter.  We had recently returned from Disney World, and she was majorly obsessed with all of the different characters she had met.  Most days she would insist that she was one of the characters, such as Alice or Sleeping Beauty.  Her imagination was so vivid that she would assign supporting character names to everyone around her.  I always had the privilege of being her romantic lead!  So, you can imagine how excited she was to see these Valentines that featured her dressed up as her favorite characters.

To Jesse from Woody


To Minnie from Mickey


To Alice from the Mad Hatter


 
To Chicken Little from Fish


 
To Mary Poppins from Bert


 
To Pinocchio from Geppetto


 
To Sleeping Beauty from Prince Phillip