Monday, June 28, 2010

Papercut Kitchen Graphic Design

On occasion I actually use that graphic design degree my parents are still paying for by graphically designing stuff, usually for my church. This is the first time I've ever been in a church where I feel my gifts and talents are used and I love it! I use design in all I make and do but it's not quite the same as doing some straight up design work.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Cheating Ways

Sometimes, when I seem to be absent it's because I'm having a sordid crafting affair with my church by making things like this...

or this...

or even this...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Super Sweet Creations On My Super Sweet Creations

My husband loves the cliche ugly Father's Day tie so this year I got he and the boys matching ugly ties tees...pretty cute for ugly ties eh?! I got them from Super Sweet Creations on Etsy. Can't go wrong with handmade!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Maesa's Miracle Militia

I was very honored to be asked to design a logo for Maesa, a ray of adorable sunlight who has been fighting Cystic Fibrosis and is in need of a lung transplant. This design will be used for fundraisers, t-shirts and soon, her first run to raise money for her transplant. Please feel free to post one of these badges to your own blog and link it to Maesa's website where you can learn more about her, her disease and how you can help. If you'll be in the Tahlequa, Oklahoma area this Saturday, June 12th 2010, read the press release at the bottom of this post to join the fundraiser run!

Third Cherokee Nation Chief’s Challenge race to benefit local girl

Tahlequah Daily Press


TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation will be hosting the third race in the Chief’s Challenge series during the Survivor’s Run on June 12, taking place at the Cherokee Nation complex, south of Tahlequah.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Maesa Kilpatrick, a local girl who has cystic fibrosis and is awaiting a lung transplant. Cystic fibrosis is a terminal disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening infections.

Registration for the Survivors Run event begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. In addition to the 5K, there will also be a 1-mile fun run/walk. There is no registration fee for participants of WINGS Activity Club and those who have signed up as part of the Cherokee Challenge. Other participants must pay a $15 registration fee. A limited number of special commemorative T-shirts highlighting the 10 Cherokee attributes will be available on a first-come basis to 300 participants who have signed up for the Cherokee Challenge or are members of the WINGS Activity Club. The attribute that will be highlighted for this race is “nidvdayosgvna,” Cherokee for “determined or persistent.”

The Chief’s Challenge series is part of the overall Cherokee Challenge, a larger campaign to get families healthy and offer activities and training tips for exercise and active living. As part of the campaign, Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation is sponsoring a series of races and fun runs and walks, with a final challenge to race with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith in the Tulsa Run in October.

The Cherokee Nation’s Healthy Nation program will offer activities and training tips for exercise and active living, for everyone who wants to participate. The program will be hosting a series of nine races up until the Tulsa Run at the end of October. For participants who join the WINGS activity club, Cherokee Nation will pay the entry fees for each race. More than 400 participated in the first two events in Stilwell and Muskogee.

Visit for fitness tips, suggested training schedules and a complete list of activities

in the Cherokee Challenge.

Information: Lu McGraw, 453-5260.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Happy Mod Mini Album

I think I'm way too in love with this paper line, it's taking over and making me want to redo my house in this color scheme and style! Yesterday I showed off my Mod Recipe/Photo Storage box and today I'm on a roll and listing another new item to my shop, a mini spiral bound album out of the same papers.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This Mod House

"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And, that's kind of the same thing."

Doesn't this mod little recipe box just ooze summertime? It's available right now at Papercut Kitchen! Not a chef? That's ok, it's also perfect for storing photos.

Split Personalitites

I'm becoming more and more aware of the fact that I've ceased being a story teller and started being almost exclusively a show and teller...boring! Part of it is that I cut down my computer time for Lent, decided it was good for me to find a healthier balance and so, haven't fully come back to blogging. Another part of it is splitting into two blogs which has me often not know where to post and even more often just not posting unless it is decidedly crafty news or decidedly personal news, namely the boys, leaving stuff about me and story telling totally out.

I'm working on coming back but I'm also a shy person and am feeling a tad self conscious knowing that if I post semi-personal stories about myself here I now have only a handful of people to read it as apposed to the 80+ at the old location which gave me a lost in a crowd feeling. Anywho, I'm not sure what I'm trying to say. I'm feeling thrown back to my first days as a blogger; self conscious, awkward, and like I'm talking foolishly to myself. I suppose I'm just feeling the need to get it off my chest so I can move on to what I hope is better bloggin' days ahead.