The ever-inspiring Minted is hosting another design challenge – this time for all submissions of all kinds. I thought I’d take another stab at it and submit some more of my photos and see what happens. Voting is open, and if you look to the right of your screen, you’ll see a “voting badge” where you can link to Minted and see all the submissions and make your votes for your favorite designs and photographs. You can also click here to see my designer page and see all my submitted and available photographs and designs from past and current challenges at the bottom of my designer profile. I’d LOVE to win some cash again, so if you like what you see, vote for me!

Just click on each image below to be directed to it’s coordinating voting page where you can rate, critique, “like,” and comment.

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Hi there! I’m just dropping in to share a recent project a friend commissioned me for that was just straight up FUN. I don’t know about the particular culture that you live in regarding kiddo birthday parties, but let me tell you, around here, these things are a big deal, and these cute young mommas mean business when it comes to baby’s first birthday. So, as an addition to all her stylish and creative birthday decor, my super-crafty friend, Lyndsey, asked me to design a big hand-lettered poster board that she would display at the party that included all of Sophie’s first year favorites and milestones. After perusing some online inspiration, gathering some metallic markers and a black foam board, and a few mock-ups in my sketchbook, this was the final result.


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Hi there, I’m just stopping in today to announce that I have some more merch in the shop! I designed these sweet and personal hand-lettered card sets for the Christmas Craft Show last month and got such a great response that I decided to print some more and stock the shop. As I worked on these cards, along with some of the other art prints and gift tags, it was so good for me to take a break from the computer screen, pull out my sketchbook and just draw.

I know this is not the most prime time of year to be buying stuff, BUT I’m sure you could make a list of all those parents, grandparents, friends, co-workers, great aunts, and party hosts who showered you with gifts and hospitality over the holiday season and send some nice thank you notes, right? Right.

Stop on over and see what I got.

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Good afternoon, and welcome to the (almost) end of the week! Thursdays are exciting for me because that’s when my weekend starts. These Disches don’t work on Fridays, and I have to say it is luxurious.

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Anyway… I was just stopping in to announce that one of my photographs, “Golden Mums,” that I submitted to Minted in a recent design challenge has been chosen as an editor’s pick and is now for sale on If you’ll look to the right, you’ll see a sidebar link that will take you straight to my products that are for sale on their website. Also, if you order through this link, you get 10% off your order by using the code listed there. Lucky you!