Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vinyl Decal giveaway!

I will be adding the last of my new vinyl decal designs to Stickerella today and tomorrow. I'm really excited about how well received this whole venture has been, and it's got my head buzzing with new ideas!

I love doing giveaways, and I can think of no better reason than a shop redesign that's got me so excited. Here's how to enter:

Comment here telling me your favorite item in my vinyl decal store. This will get you 1 entry!
Comment here with a suggestion for decals you'd like to see in my store in the future. I love to hear your suggestions! This will get you 1 entry!
Purchase from my vinyl decal store. This will get you 4 entries for every item you purchase! Individual lines in custom orders each count as a single item.
Blog about me! Mentioning (link please) my blog or Stickerella in your blog gets you 2 entries. Be sure to comment here with a link to your blog so I know to count them.
So, that's a total of 2 possible entries per person for comments to this blog, 2 possible points for blogging, and an unlimited number for purchases. Be sure I can contact you if you're the winner, or check back here to see.

What's the prize? Well, that's up to you! You can choose any item in my vinyl decal store that you'd like. If you're the winner, and would like for me to make the decal you suggested for my store, I'll happily do that as well.

I'll accept entries until Friday, Feb 13. Winner will be posted on Valentine's day <3

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New decals

Things have been really busy over here, but I've started to list new vinyl decals right on schedule. Today's are some of my favorites, I listed five different decals I designed to look like creatures found on medieval heraldry.

Another that I really like was this one based on HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu. There will be more coming tomorrow as well. I'm really enjoying expanding on this shop!

To see everything I've listed so far, check out Stickerella

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Wedding plans are finally moving in a forward motion. Yesterday, my Mom gave me the beautiful gift of a 19th century Victorian venue in Galveston for my wedding. It's the same venue my sister used for her wedding reception last year, and I fell in love with it then.

Now that I know where we're having the wedding for sure I can start working on all of my different craft projects. I'm really excited to start on it all.

In the mean time, I'm still working on lots of vinyl decal designs. Monday I'll start to make updates to my vinyl decal shop and I'll slowly start to introduce all of the different things I've come up with over the past two weeks.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fun with Wacom

I've been busy for the past week playing with my newest toy, a Wacom Bamboo Fun! It's not the big tablet that I'd like to have one day, but it's a great first step, and it's made designing new vinyl decals insanely easier. I've got a whole bunch of new, hand drawn vinyl designs ready to add to my decal store.

When I first began Stickerella it was just a side project that allowed me to have my own vinyl cutter, and let me help other Etsy sellers make custom URL decals to advertise their shops at low prices. I've helped a lot of people make custom decals, and I've really loved interacting with all of my fellow Etsiers, and to be honest, the vinyl machine has kind of grown on me (think Akira :P). One of my new year's resolutions was to completely revamp Stickerella, and bring it up from a secondary project placing it side by side with my studio shop.

David and I talked quite awhile about the direction I'd like to take the shop. In the end, I decided to make it something truly me. Decals will be Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Gaming, Medieval, Religious, and of course, Crafting themed! I'm still very happy to work with Etsy sellers to design affordable custom decals, since I love working with other sellers.

I'm still working on art, still working on Alice, and definitely still working on my wedding, so no worries about this replacing any of those things. I plan to start posting new designs on the 26th, and will have some fun giveaways and stuff planned as well!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday! I'm looking forward to this new year, and the projects that it's bringing for me. The majority this year will be geared toward wedding planning, but I've got an art project in the works as well. I've been talking for years about illustrating Alice in Wonderland, and since my work time this year will be limited, I thought it would be a great time to start and focus on one large project.

I've been working and reworking Alice, trying to find what really fits her in my head. She will shape the rest of Wonderland - though the Cheshire Cat will remain pretty well unchanged from my previous illustrations. Here's a sneak peek of what I've been working on tonight.

A few sketches in the coffee shop. I'm still working on getting just the right face, but the outfit is finalized. The notes around the sketches talk about proportion, things to remember while drawing her, and things that still need work. No idea when the finished book will be ready, I'm trying not to set a finished goal yet since I don't know how much time to work my wedding will afford me. I'll certainly keep y'all updated though! I'll probably be working on unrelated art as well over the year, but this will be my focus.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Let me know!