Monday, January 19, 2009


Hi everyone! With Josh giving so much info on the family, that has now become our family site! I am redirecting this blog to my new blog: Please check me out there! There is a new focus on the new blog including giving 2Peas scrappers the opportunity to see previews of coming digital products, releases from card nirvana, and a new focus on DESIGN! I'm so excited about it! I will be doing interviews with designers, some little design education tid bits, show things I am obsessed with...just generally designy:). Please be sure and link this new blog to your site! 

The redirect will be automated in a couple of days!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Paris & Co.

Here's a sneak peek at my new collection coming out at 2ps next Tuesday!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Heather Bailey and Madsen Bikes

Well, Jen is in town for business and she's over tonight (yes, it is 12:25 in the morning) and, of course, we start talking about design (what else? we're a couple of obsessed neurotics!). She introduced me to a fabric designer's blog that I MUST tell you about because it is so FABULOUS! Her name is Heather Bailey and it is such a great blog! She has a real way with color:

here's her blog:

My second obsession that i keep meaning to post about is Madsen Bikes. I MUST have one of these bikes in the spring (I am totally going to get one come march). The buckets in the back can hold kids or groceries. I love them! Take a look!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

BELLA BELLA at My Minds Eye!

It's my very first printed paper line and when I saw it I let out a scream because I am so excited!!!! So here it is! Go check out my new paper line that will be premiering at CHA this January and in stores soon after! I am so excited I can barely sit still!!!!!Bella Bella! Go check it out because you'll be able to click on the individual papers and see them much bigger.

Siri's Random Comment of the Day

I don't really have time to post and hopefully Josh will blog about Siri's b-day party yesterday....but I just had to post Siri's random comment of the day:

Siri (very slowly and deliberately): "You know that EvilLyn is one of the minions on Snake Mountain."

Can you tell she has a stay-at-home-dad?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

RUN 100

I just started a new group called Run 100 in Facebook and to get people to join the Challenge on Nike Plus!
Go check it out! If you want to be part of the Nike Plus challenge you can leave your email to be invited in the comment section or email me at with your email and I will invite you!

And seriously, if you don't feel like you can run 100 miles, but just want to walk or run a little and be motivated by everyone else doing it , join the facebook group and give us your miles or join the Nike Plus challenge anyway!

Facebook Group—Run 100

Nike Plus Website

Friday, January 2, 2009

Siri's Princess Party

My life is crazy right now and I have to design several things over the weekend for My Minds Eye....of course, Siri's birthday is on Wednesday, and I couldn't figure out when I was going to get around to designing an invite. So I decided to grab Jen's card from Card Nirvana. I mean, I designed the darn site to be easy, right? I just didn't realize it was going to be THAT easy. I had every intention and redesigning some of the elements. but I just opened up the pdf and insert and words and printed it at home (I just needed 5 so I printed 3 pages on some heavy white paper). Holy cow, I had this done in 2 minutes! I know it sounds like propaganda, because afterall, it is MY site, but I was so happy with getting the invitation done so quick that I had to post (because it's the first time I've used one of the cards on the site for my personal use).

Jen's Princess Card from Card Nirvana

Anyway, it's great in a tight spot! (Siri's b-day is on Wednesday and we have to drop off cards today).

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!

Well, I feel as if I have already start the year off quite badly. I can't find my Nike Plus so although I've spent the day in my work out clothes, I probably won't go running! Great, huh? I'll keep looking for it and report back!

I thought I would do a year in review and things to look forward to in 2009. This will probably be the most open about my personal life that I have ever been on my blog. I usually only report on business or what my kids are doing, so this may prove an interesting blog post for those that don't know me that well. I must admit, 2008 was not a fun year for me. Lots of hard decisions and events happened this year including a move to a new state, the closing of Digi Nirvana, my husband took the bar, website troubles, family unemployment, disappointment in my own personal life with my parents & family, a decision to go back to work, and well, just finding balance with everything going on. Lots of good things happened in 2008 too—I opened Card Nirvana, moved to 2Peas, and signed a deal with My Minds Eye to start making paper lines. Siri has learned to write and draw and Felicity learned to walk and talk this year. And Josh passed the bar—another blessing (not sure if we could go through that again!)!

In 2009, I really hope that things are a little less stressful and that I can find my place in our new hometown. I am really excited for my new Bella Bella line coming out at the January CHA (I can't wait for you all the see it! The moment is comes out I will post it) with My Minds Eye and will hit paper stores soon thereafter! I love being at 2Peas and you'll continue to see new stuff every week from me including old stuff coming from Digi Nirvana (improved) and new lines including my up and coming Paris & Co. Collection (3 more weeks!). Card Nirvana has been exciting and fun. I love my day job as a Communications Director and am excited about our conventions, events, and site checks coming up! In 2009, Siri will go to KINDERGARTEN!!!! I'm so excited for her! I'll be a little sad, but she is such a bright and social child, I know she will love it. Felicity will continue to be my baby this year (what a cuddlebug!). I know that 2009 will be better than 2008 and that excites me!

If you can't tell, designing scrapbooking materials has become an essential part of my life. If you had asked my two years ago if this is what I'd be doing, I'd have said , NO! I had no idea how much I would love it, how giving the community is, and what a challenge it would be! Designing for scrapbookers has become more than a hobby for me, it's become an obsession! I look forward to everything I get to design and scrap in 2009! Hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Here's a few pictures from the last few days!
Christmas Eve Siri got a Hungry Hippo Game

Christmas Day: Siri got a My Little Ponyvilel Amusement Park, but guess who else was obsessed with it?

On her new trike.

Siri's new game: Dr. Seuss something or other. Josh plays it very well.

The many art supplies we got for Chritmas is getting put to good use...everyday, on every wall, on every leg and arm in the house.

East High School Alumni Basketball Tournament—It brings families together.

Showing off their candy bracelets!

Happy New Year everyone!