Tuesday, December 29, 2009

After Christmas

This came in the mail a couple days ago.... my new illustration in the January issue of St. Anthony's Messenger. This was my first time working with them, and I did a full page illustration of a fiction piece. The story is about a family's stress during Christmastime, and learning how to appreciate the little things and letting that stress go. Good lessons to learn for next year! :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a wonderful warm and loving holiday with friends and family - I know I will! If you're not in the spirit enough, maybe these scrapbooking materials featuring my Christmas collection "Under The Tree" will make you a bit more merry and bright...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bunny Cubes

Shhhhh don't tell... I made these felt guys for my baby niece for Christmas. She'll be 3 and a half months by then, and hopefully she'll like them. I saw the pattern on howaboutorange, and couldn't resist. http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2009/11/tutorials-small-soft-cute-edition.html

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here's a couple pics, as promised to my SNHIG gals, of me in my zombie finest just before I went out to the parade...

Saturday, October 31, 2009


What are you dressing up as? I'll be a zombie flight attendant...... muah ahahah haha ha haaa......

Friday, September 18, 2009

Where has the summer gone?

Wow time has flown by.... I've been working on a new collection for little girls - called Make Believe. Here's a snippet....

Monday, June 1, 2009

just playing around

This one could fit last weeks illustration friday theme of "cracked"... I was just playing around today with texture and patterns... any thoughts?


just doodling today....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Illustration Friday - subtract

When I was in school I was a whizz at math..... I wonder what happened......

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Illustration Friday - legendary

This may be stretching it a bit, but legendary..... the cute boy at school? Eh, works for me!

I worked at bit more on this one - adding some more details since the last time I posted it... I think I can call it finished now.

Friday, February 13, 2009


When you were a kid it was pretty said not to get the snow day you were hoping for....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Boys - cute and/or sick

Now in color!

7 things that I love

My friend Gina, over at ginaperry.typepad.com, tagged me with this little doozy - list the 7 things that you love.... here we go, in no particular order!

1. My dog Sam - of course. The unconditional love goes both ways in this relationship :)
2. Peanut butter. Darn you, stupid recall! Thank goodness the jarred stuff is still ok.
3. My 9 month old niece Sofia. 'nuff said.
4. Lost. One of the 2 tv shows I regularly watch. OMG did you see last weeks episode?!!? I screamed "NO WAY!" at the end.
5. Avacados. I eat this almost everyday.
6. Bikram yoga.
7. My Mac. sigh...its so pretty...

Ok, I've got a thousand more - my amazing family, and fantastic friends, the sound of the birdies chirping in the morning - telling me spring is on the way even though it certainly doesn't feel like it, warm socks, fresh sheets just out of the dryer.... I love a lot of things :)

Monday, January 26, 2009


Just a couple of things I'm working on now.... these will be digital I think....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to Life With Sam, and let me start out the new year by saying it's good to be here! I spent A LOT of time over the past few months doing freelance work - not related to illustration, which makes me so sad - but its a brand new year and a great time to refocus and kick some illustration booty! With that, I give you a glimpse of my latest collection for winter - and baby its cold outside!