Girl Boss Lounge Interview

I was very honoured to be invited to be participate in Holly McCaig’s amazing Girl Boss Lounge podcast series. It was a great show and a lot of fun! Have a listen! Save

The Story of Myself – Join the Journey with Maya

Hi everyone! I am extremely excited and admittedly a little bit nervous to let you all in on a little secret of mine.  Last June I closed Studio Maya to focus on my own personal artistic endeavors.  I guess you could say that I kind of retired as a designer, except that I knew, even […]

My Husband Loves Me

My husband and I have been watching Twin Peaks together for the first time and enjoying it immensely.  When I heard this one line in the show I dared Mick to use that line in his every day life and then send me the proof that he did, as a token of his love for […]

Scrapbooking Ancestral History

Created with Quick Page from Studio Manu @ Scrapbookgraphics I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about how long it has been since I have been interested in knowing and  understanding my own  story and scrapbooking it. Shortly after my paternal grandfather died,  my father sat me and my brother down to have a little […]

Create Your Own Digital Ink Stamp Brush in Photoshop

I thought it would be fun to share a simple little technique that I use when I want to create an Ink Stamp effect in a digital way.    I thought it would be a really cute idea if I were  to create my own planner sticker pack from selfies I had taken in various expressions […]

Artful Planner Teacup Weekly Spread

This week I was very inspired in creating my spread for  my Artful Planner.  Lor of  Studio Rosey Posey gave me early bird access to her fabulous new collection of unique and adorable weekly planner layouts and boy oh boy did I run with it! I spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon playing with the stacked […]

Is it Possible to Have Too Many Ideas?

Having worked in a creative industry for 13 years, it is not uncommon to hear someone complain that they have lost their mojo. This pretty much translates to feeling uninspired, therefore, incapable of being creative at the time.  However, it is important to realize that just because we may feel disconnected from the flow of […]

Why Use a Planner if I Don’t Plan?

Until recently, I have never been much of a planner.  Whenever I wanted to accomplish something I would simply just start it and take one step at a time, allowing the process to organically develop until completed.  I don’t like deadlines.  Just the sheer mention of an expected deadline can make me so anxious that […]

When Plans Fall Apart

I have a little confession.  I am not really big on planning things. Well, I do plan to some degree, but very loosely.  I also use a planner, and it is very helpful to me, but I will explain how I use it in another post later this week.  Today I want to talk about […]

The Importance of Scrapbooking & Memory Keeping

I have been thinking a great deal lately about the importance of memory keeping and scrapbooking, mostly because I have gotten behind on my projects in this area and am feeling a calling to create some more scrapbooks. A couple of days ago my mom celebrated her 76th birthday. Other than suffering from migraines for […]