Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hello hello ladies and gents

I'll cut straight to the chase... Here's a rundown of where I've been:

Bought a new house.
Built a portfolio.
Made (still under construction) a new website/blog.
Pay bills.
Grocery shop.

I'm (hopefully) graduating with an Associates degree in Graphic Design at the end of the Fall semester this year and I REALLY hope that I'll be able to find a job starting out in the industry that I love.

I may update this blog every once in a while but I think my focus will be on my new website and blog...  

So check me out there... I would still love to hear from everyone!

:) See ya there!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stuff Love

I've been doing a lot of surfing lately... It's amazing how much you can miss in such a short period of time. Lots of pretty things! Here's a few things that have caught my eye... :)

This painting is pretty much amazing...

I'm pretty sure I've seen this house in my dreams before. Luminhaus... Please check out their site and their facebook page, you will be in awe of the photos. And you can totally stay there for vacation too. Amazing.

Pink Gagas mixed media painting by Lisa

Are you kidding me? This is drool-worthy. I am pretty broke, but I am seriously contemplating taking this online class because this book is The blog is more eye candy than I could ask for. :)

No doubt about it... I'm making one. I'll post pictures of it later. For real though, I love this!

I have decided officially... If and when I have a wedding reception I want to give out glow bracelets. No black lights or anything crazy. No raves. Just glow in the dark bracelets. :)

Believe by Jenny Swanson

I think this will begin a new segment of this blog called Stuff Love. Yup. Done deal.

See ya loves!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Giraffes are Fierce. ??

Well... Well... Well... Hello again blogging world. I never thought it would take this long to get back here, but here I am! Better late than never, right?

Although it's been forever since I've blogged, time seems to be flying by. so fast... I am getting ready to start my third semester at school for Graphic Design. I love it by the way. And I just started my co-op with The Bank of Kentucky (where I've worked in a branch for four years) doing marketing and design... Things are truly looking great! On top of all of that, Eric and I are looking for a house and that's super exciting/scary/nerve-racking all at the same time.

Don't get me wrong, I still stalk all of my favorite blogs... Don't really have time to leave comments, just able to stay long enough to be creepy. :) Facebook consumes most of my internet time these days, duh.

I really don't have any scrapbooking related pictures to post since all I've been doing lately is mainly working on Design projects like Etsy Banners and logos. But I will tell you that on the rare occasion that I get to sit at my own desk at home, I sit and stare at boxes atop boxes, jam packed shelves, full baskets of paper goodness. I want to make something so bad but my brain just won't seem to work that way right now. It's all about the computer and digital-ness. (?)

It's a little frustrating. And I have thought about digital scrap booking but that's just not the same and I wouldn't want to ruin the real thing. I want to make books and to-do lists and all these fancy things that I see on other blogs. Hmmmm... Get your wheels spinning people, what can I do that will satisfy my paper withdrawals!?

I have done one semi-productive thing lately in the realm of "scrapbooking"... I updated the shop! Ah! Crazy, I know! I've been promising this for centuries it seems like. It's all there though for your eyes only! I really want to get The Jelly Bean Joint going again so I can fund my new adventure... New digital design etsy shop. yay! Printables... Downloads... Do-it-yourself stuff... Digital Invites/Announcements... The whole she-bang. Anyway, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime, he's some of the new stuff in the shop (I had to post some kind of pictures!):

My personal favorite is the 30 days 30 reasons journal... I made one for Eric and it was actually pretty amusing to make it and to see his reaction when he read it at the end of the thirty days. Each day I would just write sweet little things that had either happened that day or just something sweet about him in general. :) I had accidentally skipped a day too so I think that was the funniest part. He's my honey bunches!

Anyway, get on over to the shop and check it out... And as always, let me know if you want something custom, because those are my favorite things to make!

So now for the serious stuff. Seriously cool stuff anyways. I have been thinking that I would love to collaborate on a project with someone else in the crafty world. I don't know what, where, when, how, or why... I just know that I want to do something fun and great! It could be a class, a blog, a challenge... I don't know and don't care! I want all of your ideas thrown out there. You want to challenge me to dress a giraffe using nothing but construction paper?? Dare you. Sike, that may actually be dangerous... I hear giraffes are pretty fierce.

Seriously though... on a less cornier note... I really want to give something a go. I need a little spark of creative energy in my life and it's really hard to do when none the people you are around daily are crafty. Plus nobody in the real world has time for fun stuff like we do, right? :) So tell me what you're thinkin'... I'd love to collaborate :)

*EDITED**** If you have ideas and you want to keep them a secret, you can email me at

p.s. I know I know... The :)'s in this post were out of control and I have a little obsession with typing three periods consecutively... So sue me. :) ...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mac Baby bluuues.

I am missing my mac tonight... It's at Eric's house and I won't see it again until tomorrow evening. But I had to design SOMETHING. I just had the urge! So I used good ol' and made a fun little blogger award for you all to use if ya wanna. Cute. I like it. But I still wish I had my mac baby.

Friday, March 26, 2010

hey you... yea you...

psssst. I'm still here. :) Coming to you live actually... From my new Macbook Pro. sweeeet. Things just look so much prettier on a mac screen. I'm waiting for my Adobe Creative Suite to get here and I'll be photoshoppin' my way back to this blog, The Jelly Bean joint, and hopefully so much more! Stay tuned, this is exciting! yayyyyyy

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Color ME Happy!


This will be, by far, the most colorful blog post I've made in a long time and I'm so pumped! I've finally had time to sit down and relax and do nothing but catch up on all of my shows and watch movies on All while painting, drawing, making mini books, and to-do lists. :) Which makes me sooo happy!

My to do list right now consists of:
- STILL buying this car (very very soon now!)
-Attempting to find cute Christmas presents for my friends/family
-LAUNDRY! (I am blessed to have a lot of clothes but geeze. I feel like none of them are ever clean. and hmmm, now that I think about it, I DO need some new jeans.)
-Buy new pair of jeans.
-Take new, cute, artsy-looking pictures of everything and everyone I know and everything I do. I need SOMETHING to fun and interesting to scrapbook with!
-Make a christmas list (one real one and one fantasy christmas list)
-Share my little snowmen ornament pictures on my next blog post
-Find a new hairstyle and get it cut and colored :)

Speaking of to do lists... I made some doodle-y 'to do books'! I'm hoping to put them up in the Etsy shop soon! I just need to get some better pictures first. I'll let you see them anyway of course :) If you are interested in buying or ordering a custom to do book, just email me and let me knoooow!

I've been painting anything I can get my hands on lately and I'm beginning to looove it... Look look! I made this stuff to sell in The Jelly Bean Joint, but it turned out super cute so now my mind is torn. hehe. I can always make myself another one if anyone seems interested in this stuff!

I have so much more to share now that I finally got my camera back and was able to upload some photos to the computer. I promise I'll be back soon to share some cool sites I've been to lately and some mini albums that I made over the summer! :) yay me for blogging fairly regularly again! Later~

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hey soul sister...

I can not get this song out of my head... But it's cool, because the song is awesome. If you haven't already, download Train's song, Soul Sister, to your ipod... stat. I just got inherited my first i pod from my little sister and I had so much fun putting new songs on it. Now I just need a car* to hook it up to so I can cruise with sweet tunes. :)

*I've decided to go with black instead of the tealish color.

And in honor of the purse party I'm going to tonight, I've been checking out some purse eye candy... Nothing I could ever afford of course, which is why I'm going to a designer knock off purse party tonight, but eye candy none the less...

I also love cupcakes right now... Not so much eating them, but decorating them. (I know, it's my halloween cupcakes, but gimme a break, I got lost for a little while...)I'd like to make some like these:

(love me some Betty Crocker)

As I was sitting in my Visual Communications class the other day... Studying for a test, doodling, and making lists instead of taking notes, I came up with, what seems like at the moment, the most brilliant idea! Use classic/popular examples of different Art movements as inspiration for upcoming projects....

(Art Deco)

("Three Musicians" by Pablo Picasso- Cubism)


We'll see how that works out, but the pictures and examples of the different art movements are one of the only things that keeps me awake during this class so why not use them to my advantage? :) School is going very well by the way. This is my first semester back after a well needed, looooong break and I'm glad that I finally found something that I'm excited to go to school for. Graphic Design is so appealing to me and Mac computers and Adobe Illustrator are my two new best friends. I love it. I'm about to finish my first semester at Gateway and I am so pumped that I feel like I'm graduating already. Most of you don't know me personally, so let me just tell you that this is a HUGE accomplishment for me. :) I feel like my life is actually going somewhere now!

yay for me! :) Later tater...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I'm suprised at myself by how quickly I've posted again!

Let me get this off of my chest first... If you are ever in a creative slump, don't rush things along to try to get out of it! I have been in this so called 'slump' for such a long time but coming out of it has been such an awesome ride! I know it sounds nerdy but surfing the web is one of my favorite things to do. And I've been so inspired lately from things that I've seen around the internet that the inspiration is slowly leaking back into other parts of my life... It feels amazing! I haven't jumped into any new and exciting projects yet but that is mostly because I just don't have the time right now. Just wait until I get my hands on some time, a sharpie, and a few pieces of paper! :)

So anyway... Guess what?? If everything goes the way I need it to, I will be crusin' along, singin' songs from my ipod, and lookin' hot in this brand new little Mazda baby:

oh yea. :)

I have been without my own car for over two years now. I am completely ecstatic. (spelling? ahhh... oh well.) I'm almost positive I will put at least 20,000 miles on it within the first month because I won't want to get out.


Be back soon my loves. xoxo

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Well... Woopity Doo to you!

Holy cow.

It's been since JUNE since I've blogged.


You know how people always say that "time flies"... ? Well that statement has never been more true for me than in the past couple of months. It feels like JUST yesterday that I was swimming in the sun and going to summer concerts and enjoying sunlight until 9:30 pm.

(random wednesday afternoon at Manhattan Harbor)
I really miss the Summer. And what makes it worse is that I absolutely dread the winter here in Kentucky. Let's just say I'm not looking forward to it.

What I AM looking forward to however is:

*getting back into the creative state of mind
*making time for new/old hobbies
*coming up with fun/brand new things to put in the etsy
*letting go of all inhibitions that are holding me back from blogging again (did I use that big word correctly?)
*blogging about everyday things and not worrying about if people will enjoy the topics or not
*getting my camera back and taking a lot bajillions of pictures
*buying cute christmas gifts like this for my family and friends
*finding more and more and more amazing blogs/websites like Celine Navarro's
*and more...

Speaking of amazing blogs and websites, here are a few that I've come across lately (I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to surfing the web. I jump from blog to blog so fast and excitedly that I forget how I got there and what the website was...)

*These prompts are awesome (especially #14)
*This makes me excited to be in school for graphic design right now ...
*This is for when I get back to the creative state of mind
*Some pretty cool eye candy here

Well. That's all for now, but I hope with all my heart that I will have enough motivation and inspiration to come back and blog again in the very near future.

p.s. encouraging comments always help in the blogging venture. So if anyone is out there... get to it... :) tankie. out. :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Make Believe...

heyyyyyyyyy there... I've been tagged! eeek! Here goes nothin...

*What is your current obsession?

Parties. Gradutation, birthday, baby showers, and even random last minute parties for absolutely no reason. It's all about the parties this month. I'm in the process of planning a Hawaiian Luau baby shower for this Sunday... yay! It's going to be great... And for those of you who don't know, the dollar store has amazing summer themed stuff if you are in need :)

*What's for dinner?

More than likely... and hopefully... A few of these:
photo credit: houstonfoodie

*What's the last thing you bought?

Besides the cute little paper umbrellas I bought for the baby shower on Sunday... My most recent purchase was a few t shirts for Eric and I from ebay. Funny t shirts. Those are Erics favorite. :) OH! and at the same time I bought these adorable art prints from vol25.

*What are you listening to right now?

This is actually the reason that I started this little survey right now... because I wanted to wait until I was listening to something totally rad. I am currently hearing the sounds of:

Fo real... Check him out...

*If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

to see Eric.

*What is your favorite quote (for right now)?

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all
your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your
consciousness expands in everydirection, and you find yourself in a new, great,
and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you
discover yourself to be a greater person by far than youever dreamed yourself to
be.”~ Patanjali – the author of Yoga Sutra

*What is your dream job?

Honestly, I just want to do something that I love doing. Whether it's designing my own scrapbook supplies or being the president of the United States. I just wish I could fall into something that makes me happy every day. I'll let ya know how that goes... lol

*What's your worst habit?

Biting my fingernails... ekkkkg. And procrastinating.

*Do you admire anyone's style?

I admire this gal... both creative style and attire. Her personality shines thru regardless of the mood she's in and I think it's something I can really connect to sometimes. Shout out Amy!

That's all for now... The inspiration has hit... Gotta act on it before it fades away... :)