Let’s Beach Out

As of the morning I’m writing this, my 9 year old and I looked over the calendar to count the days until Summer Vacation officially commences. It’s 17 💕 Seventeen. Seventeen days. He’s told me what he wants to do with his Summer, and I’ll be honest- little dude is a great planner 😂 What he wants […]

Born to Ride

It’s fantasy freebie Friday! We recently worked together to create a Unicorn Illustration in Silhouette Studio. If you haven’t watched it yet, I do recommend giving that tutorial a view. If you don’t have the time, or are just too eager to make something cute for your grandbaby, I hear you- that’s why I’ve created […]

Let’s Mermaid

Hello, crafty friends. It’s been so fun lately to lean into my love of lettering. I’m beginning to find my style, or at least my style for now, and I’m so excited by that! As a little girl, my two Disney movies were ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’. These two still reign […]

I Believe in Fairies

Hey, Silhouette friends! I have loved being lost in Illustrator lately. Once again all of my down time is spent curled up with my Surface Pro*, surface pen and dreaming up designs. As a teen, I was thoroughly enamored with Cicely Barker’s lovely collection of fairy illustrations. I frequently incorporated them into my own designs (though […]

Sunny Bee

Today is a bright, beautiful and inspiring day in Salt Lake! Now, I’m not even that ‘type’- just as I love mountains, forests, jungles and plains I also love cloudy days, sunny days, rainy days and windy days. But this is still a good one! No forecast for showers, not too hot (low 60s!), bright […]

Make Life Your Beach

I’m early. But y’all! I never took advantage of the ocean for all the years I was a short drive from it. I’ve lived close to two different coast lines and the water was somehow never really a thing for me. Why?! Why didn’t I choose better?! Now that I’m an adult, all I want […]

Illustrated Fox in Silhouette Studio

Happy Sunday, Silhouetters! Today we’re adding to our tutorial collection. Creating your own illustrated characters in Silhouette studio has many benefits. My favorite is that they’re yours. Obviously if you make Mickey Mouse in Silhouette Studio, well, he still belongs to Disney, but there are a lot of other options besides Mickey. This cute, cuttable fox […]

April Showers May with Flowers

I’m so excited! Without some context, ya’ll, you can’t really appreciate my enthusiasm for this freebie. I’ve been working on this design for two years. You read that right. Two YEARS! Can you believe that? I started on it way back in 2017 on my desktop computer. Fonts just didn’t do it justice, though, and I […]

Little Ray of Sunshine

This isn’t me. Not today. Not right now. Recently I chronicled for you the misfortune which has been my normal. Rounds of flu. Car trouble. Bank thieves. Maybe I didn’t mention the last one. But it’s out there. And just as I was sure everything would turn up roses I was clobbered with a multi-day […]

Spring it On

Hey, Silhouette friends! I’m feeling fresh and bright and blossomy lately. I probably shouldn’t be- my house is full of germs and it is snowing heavily outside. I’ve been infected with some of the germs and don’t feel great, but despite the chill (and the chills), I know that beautiful, fresh everything is on its way soon. […]

Love is in Bloom

It’s all around you, Silhouetter. Snow 😂 But love, also. I’m currently having a hard time with how cold it is. I’m fully aware that many places around the country and world get SO MUCH COLDER than Salt Lake, but once we get down into the teens and single digits, and occasionally below zero, it becomes […]

Follow Your Own Path

With our recent Hello Honey freebie, I told you all how much I’ve been loving my new Microsoft Surface Pro* and Surface Pen*. As I work to return to a regular publishing schedule for SCF, I expect to rely heavily on these tools to create new designs. I hope you guys like hand-lettered designs <3 […]