Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Unlike many others, I can't draw...at all. I've attempted a million times and now I am just too embarrassed I don't even try. Thankfully, my husband is very talented this way so our kids have a fighting chance.

Now since I can't draw, I color and pretty well I might add. It's my favorite thing to do while watching a movie or flying on an airplane. It relaxes me and also allows me to release all my stored up creative energy.

The other thing I loooove to do when I have an opportunity is to create things on Adobe's Creative Suite. Seriously, So. Much. Fun. Right now Derek and I are helping Martha design the shirts for the family reunion this summer and I also get to do his sister's wedding invites. So excited. Their colors are lavender and black with argyle. I taught myself yesterday how to make up my own argyle swatches on Adobe Illustrator. Fabulous. I think we have them just about done. It's a 5x5 announcement. One side, the invite. The other, a picture of the happy couple. Now I must be patient since they aren't taking their engagements until July. Then it's rush to the printers and then ship them to California so they can send them out the first week of August. So exciting.

Above is a preview to what we've done so far...and is hopefully the final result for one side of her invite. There is also a more updated preview on Powerful Creations. Check it out and let me know what you think.

I still need to update on our California trip and things of the summer! Coming soon...


  1. That invite looks really good! I'm jealous of your computer-creating-cool things-skills.

  2. That looks great! I wish we could go to the family reunion this summer:( I'd almost forgotten about it since I knew we couldn't go. Hopefully we'll be able to see you guys again before Christmas!

  3. Wow! You're so talented. It looks so professional! I miss you so much Laura!!! I'm SO happy I found your blog and keep up with you!!! Love you girl!

  4. Hahahahah the old man is hilarious!!

  5. Whoops I thought I was commenting on the old man post....