Monday, December 19, 2011

Etsy Shop Holiday Sale!

I am having a 25% off sale in my shop - discount applies to EVERYTHING in my shop from now until December 21st. (Prices already reduced) I will be closing the shop for at least a month, maybe more after the 21st for Christmas and then for Maternity Leave. Here are a few of my newest listings:

2012 Pattern Desktop Calendar - available with or without the case - orig $20 now $15

Mr. Darcy portrait earrings available in gold and silver finish - orig $12 now $9

Mini OOAK Hand drawn Doodles Moleskine - orig $15 now $11.25

Mini OOAK Hand drawn Paul Arden Quote Moleskine - orig $15 now $11.25

Stock up while you can! Items will return to full price if not sold after I return from Maternity Leave! 

I've also relisted my most popular moleskine! Now $22.50 from $30!

Happy Holidays!!
xx Liz

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Art Licensing Interview and Christmas Bag for Target

Been dying to share this with you guys! It's my Christmas Tote designed under Pink Light Design for Target and it's in stores NOW! My family and friends have been scouring their local Targets looking for it so they could snatch them all up. Thank you guys!!! I found one at my local Target and I can't tell you how THRILLED I was to see it hanging next to all these awesome totes and to see my name on the bottom! WHOO-HOO! Licensing is a looong process with delayed gratification but sooo worth it! Thanks again to Pink Light Design for representing me and for all the support! 

And if that wasn't awesome enough I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Alex Colombo on his blog The Moon From My Attic: An Art Licensing Chronicle recently. If you have ever wondered how I got my start in licensing, read the interview! It's filled with lots of tips and will probably answer a lot of Art Licensing questions you may have. Alex does a great job interviewing licensed artists. I recommend you follow him and keep up with his interviews. You never know who might meet or get inspired by! =)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Custom Hand Drawn Stationery

Want to know what I've been up to? Custom work! Below is a hand drawn greeting card illustrating a Dr. Seuss quote I finished today. The next image is a custom kids birthday invite I did for an Etsy customer that loved my Rock n Roll print so much she wanted me to use it as the main focus off the invite. Love the way it turned out! Think I may just throw my kids a rock n roll themed birthday party!

I have so much more to share with you...hopefully before the baby is born! Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

OMHG Holiday Wish List

The lovely Jessika Hepburn, Editor of Oh My! Handmade Goodness just informed me that my hand painted ceramic plate made it into their Holiday Wish List last week! See what you miss when you are lacking a working computer?

I love that the other plates she chose also happen to be in my Etsy favorites! How cute is that bunny one?? You should head on over there and check out the list. I am loving ALL the picks. Wish I had unlimited funds!! My favorite? I can't pick one. EVERYTHING is so cool! See for yourself. =)

While you are there check out their awesome giveaway!! Thanks to Jessika and OMHG!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dog collar designs for Savannah Tails

So excited to share this wonderful news with you all!! I just found out that the dog collar designs I did for Savannah Tails have been picked up by and will be available on their site in 2 - 3 weeks! Here are the designs Savannah Tails decided to add to their line - don't they look fab!? Would love to see a dog modeling them though. The owner of Savannah Tails told me her dog was actually wearing one of my designs when we were chatting on the phone. =)
Woofy Collar $25

Woofy Collar Detail
Molly Collar $25
Molly Collar Detail
Max Collar $25
Max Collar Detail
I will definitely keep you all posted as to when they launch on Amazon so you can all swarm to the site, make your purchases and leave rave reviews! You would all do me that teensy favor, wouldn't you? ;) In the meantime..if you CAN'T wait another 2-3 weeks they are available NOW at the Savannah Tails site. Just click on the collar name below the photos and it will take you directly to that collar on their site. And please, please, please be sure to let me know what collar you buy and send me photos of your doggies in them? I would love to feature them on the blog. Much love! =) TTFN!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Photo Card designs for Photo Affections

New Christmas Photo Cards are finally up at! Going to have trouble picking out the one I will be using to send out to family and friends. Thinking I may just order a small amount of each like I did last year. Which design would you pick? =)

Links can be found at the end of the post.

From the top: 1. Christmas Quilt 2. Lights Galore, 3. Mistletoe Wrap, 4. Santa's Hat 

David & Goliath - Cute Kids Tees at Zulily

I am a member of and a big fan of all their sales. When I saw these David and Goliath kids tees in my inbox I had to share the cuteness! The first one is my favorite! Word of advice: if you like these snap them up right away! I held off on purchasing some adorable boots for my daughter at a steal and when I went back they were ALL snapped up. I did manage to get snowsuits for the kids at $27.99 each! Yes, you read that right. So what are you waiting for to sign up? =)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Moo Mini Cards are my favorite

So glad I signed up for Klout when it launched. My klout has earned me so many perks - these Moo Mini Cards being one of them! I was in need of a fresh new pack of business cards and the perk came just at the right time. All I paid was shipping and for the mini card holder. Of course I had to get bright pink. Why not make a statement on my key ring? Plus I think the color goes well with my cards.

I'm a BIG fan of packaging and presentation. You can see in the photos above how how my cards arrived. The box is sturdy and definitely not a throwaway, and I loved that they came with extra cards with all these cute sayings promoting Moo and their products. If someone handed me one of those and I didn't know about Moo I would definitely order from them! Matter of fact, I already sold See Emm Cee on the mini cards and the card holder after giving her one.

How cute is the very first card in my box? Make your customers feel special, like they are your best friend? Seriously smart move, Moo! Clearly it made an impression. The box even has these dividers labeled Mine and Theirs. And just LOOK at my cards! The quality is great...I love the size and I LOVE that I can print multiple images. So helpful when you are in licensing and don't want to pigeon hole yourself. I show a variety of my work with my cards. Seriously, You ARE my best friend now.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My first magazine feature! - Flow Magazine

A while back I had been approached by an editor at flow magazine, Netherlands about featuring my Sketchbook Project moleskine in an upcoming issue. I had forgotten ALL about it until I received my copy of the magazine yesterday!! Can you imagine how excited I was to open it up?? First of all, the overall design of the magazine is FABULOUS. SO much eye candy. But, unfortunately, I can't read Dutch so I was forced to just admire the pretty pictures. My featured sketchbook project spread is pictured below, on page 15 of issue #6.

It's just a little blurb about The Sketchbook Project, what it's all about and how much it costs to join. but the coolest part (aside from the photo of my book, obviously) is the credit line. (see below) My very first credit line in a magazine! Yay me!! I am soooo international now. LOL.

Inside the issue are also some really awesome freebies! I really need to learn Dutch so I can subscribe to this mag! The first is a pull out calendar and a little notebook with beautiful flower illos, and the second is a free vinyl sticker of a lasercut illustration. Isn't it pretty?? Don't know if you can get your hands on this magazine here in the States, but you can peruse the flow magazine English site and subscribe from there if you so wish. You have to call them direct of you live overseas. They have some really cute downloadables (is that a word?) for personal use too on their site and the Dutch site has a shop! It really is such a well done magazine - so happy I got to be in it! :-)

You can also follow flow on You Tube and Twitter.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Menagerie Collection for Robert Kaufman

A while ago I worked on a black and white animal theme for Robert Kaufman along with other Pink Light Design artists and happily enough they chose to produce my Panda Bear designs! Here are the fabric samples via the Pink Light Design blog. Nina Seven's chicken design was also chosen. Yay us!

The fabric collection will be available in stores starting December so keep your eyes peeled! For now you can view the whole collection over at Robert Kaufman.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fabric Samples on Pink Light Design's Blog!

Just received an email from Pink Light letting me know about all the samples up on the blog. Two sets of those samples are my fabric samples from Robert Kaufman! Oh happy day!! I can't tell you what a thrill it is to see my name on there!!! Thanks to Pink Light Design for representing me and my work!

The last set of samples is another fabric collection for Robert Kaufman called Garden Walk. So glad it's going to be fabric..I can totally see this as gorgeous throw pillows, can't you?? Now to just teach myself how to use my sewing machine! Hooray for samples! Cannot wait to get these in the mail!! 

Hope you are all enjoying the Columbus Day weekend here in the States and for those of you in Canada, Happy Thanksgiving! =)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Inspired By: Jannie Ho

Did you all know that On the Surface has a Flickr Pool where you can submit images for blog features? Well now you do. I started this pool awhile back but haven't paid much attention to Flickr lately with the pregnancy, kids, and project juggling in my (not so) spare time. 
I checked the pool today and Ta-da! New art from one of my favorite illustrator buddies I met on Twitter: Jannie Ho, AKA Chicken Girl. She specializes in children's illustration. I love her style!

My son would LOVE the Transportation ABC's poster. It contains all his favorite things to play with. My daughter of course would prefer the Animal ABC's one. I would like to see her do a similar one to the Transportation poster but with girly ballerina's, frilly cupcakes and fancy mirrors.
These amazing prints are now available in her Society 6 shop. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New designs for MeebleMail

Just a quick update to inform you that new patterns for MeebleMail are now up and live on their site. You can personalize, purchase and download these right away for use in your email. If you send a lot of email why not make it pretty? More patterns coming soon. Trying to come up with some Holiday/themed ones. Suggestions are always welcome! And if you use MeebleMail let me know which patterns you have purchased. Would love to hear what your favorites are! 

Happy E-mailing! xx Liz

1000 Lovelies Giveaway at Ever So Lovely

Have you been over to Ever So Lovely Blog lately? Brandi is hosting an oh-so-amazing giveaway with GORGEOUS jewelry! My favorite is the vintage necklace shown above - isn't it pretty? 

Lots of chances to enter! Giveaway ends September 26th so get a move on!

Monday, September 19, 2011

From sketch to print

What a difference color makes! I recently took another page from my 2011 Sketchbook Project and digitally colored it in Photoshop to add it to the shop and Poppytalk Handmade. My 'I love tea' moleskine was so popular I thought this tea/coffee theme would suit a lot of people. After all, who DOESN'T love tea, coffee or both? 

Here is the final, digitally colored piece. I could probably do a million color versions of it since I love playing with color so much. It really does wonders to liven up a doodle and even change the 'feel' of it. The doodle features tea and coffee paraphernalia. My favorite being the espresso maker. Reminds me of my grandmother.

Did you know that I have been drinking Cafe con Leche (espresso with steamed milk) since before I was in Kindergarten? True story. Coffee and kids is a normality in the old school hispanic home. Used to have a cup every morning before being sent off to school!

This print can be seen and purchased through Poppytalk Handmade through October 7th. Or you can pick up a print at my Etsy shop here. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dog Collar samples for Savannah Tails

Remember the dog collar designs I worked on a while back? Well here are the samples! Didn't they turn out great?? So pleased with them. I just got word from Savannah Tails that they have scheduled a photo shoot Oct 1st in Maine so hoping these will be available by the holidays. Yay! Still waiting on a sample of the doggy lingo one. I will share as soon as I get my hands on one. =)