Tuesday, October 29, 2013

18 Years.

This year, especially, my husband and I have been bombarded with this news; couples that have been a constant in our lives, are no longer. It always leaves us shocked, sad, & dumbfounded. I listen to these people and hear the very same situations & feelings we’ve experienced. “What is the tipping point?”, I always wonder. Sometimes I can understand, and sometimes I just don’t get it.

Whatever love gods were at work when Mister & I were “matched”, they were on their “A” game that day. This is not to say it is love rainbows and unicorns over here.
Far, very far, from it. The running anecdote in our house is, “You may not be perfect, but you’re perfect for me.”

{Throw Back--Circa 1993ish}

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wishing most days were "pumpkin patch" kinda days..

There's something about Fall that I love (that I've always loved, really).
The Fall where the sun is warm, but the air is cool.
And all seems right in the world some way.
October should be when we celebrate the new year, the leaves show us that they even need a change.
Here's to a perfect pumpkin patch day. Where the doodles are free, blue hair is more than just ok, the spiders can roam, and the perfect outfit only requires a pair of boots and some printed tights.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I went to London: Custom Cards

I judge a really cute outfit by how badly I want to doodle it. The doodability factor also applies to purses, haircuts, shoes, inanimate objects-whatever strikes the old inspiration chord. 

 A co-worker of mine just returned from London. She went to the Cath Kidston store while traveling abroad {be still my heart--I cannot imagine how pretty this place is!} and came back with this.

She modeled her bag for us, shared her tales, and my "inspired chord" was struck.
She was my doodle subject for the evening.
She's mentioned more than once that she'd like a copy of her doodle so I got to work.
I turned her doodle into a little gift.

A few little note cards packaged in a clever envelope made just for greeting cards--I'm sharing, don't you worry.
The "envelope" tutorial is right here. Thank you, Nicole!
And just in case you don't have any time to doodle, I've created a download for Meg's card that you can just print on cardstock and cut.

{You may use for personal use only...Art karma. It's really a bitch.}
I hear Cath's website calling my name.