Sunday, January 29, 2012

KID FUN: Play Kitchens

Toys made with love are the absolute BEST. It is so much fun to see the fabulous creativity out there. My favorite toys growing up were the DIY kitchen and house that I had. My mom was so ahead of her time. Here are the super fun play kitchens that I've seen........

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Very Valentine

After the Christmas and New Year holiday season, I love looking forward to Valentine's Day! Usually the weather turns gray and gloomy and January/February crawl on by. This year, however, we have been blessed with abnormally sunny, weather and I have found myself surprised that it's only a few weeks until Valentine's Day! Here are some of the sweet and fabulous Valentine finds that are out there:

Glittery coffee sleeves, embroidered coffee sleeves, and illustrated tumblers at Starbucks...

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Creative FUEL: GLOWING green....

Health is very important to me. I am a firm believer in fueling my body with the best possible foods to keep it running in the best possible condition. Enter my GLOWING green drink from Kimberly Snyder.

 ©elissa hudson

I first found out about Kimberly from a post that my friend Kaleigh Lundy (yoga and fitness expert) shared. The book, The Beauty Detox Solution, has greatly improved my health and energy level! At my eye appointment this year my eyes had actually improved one step! My optometrist attributed this to my green drinks and all of the lutein that I'm consuming. Being someone whose livelihood and passion is dependent upon the perfect condition of my eyes, I was very excited about this!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012


Studio on Fire is amazing.  It is a Minneapolis letterpress/design workspace that started out in 1999 in a basement and has grown to a 10 press operation.  The first piece I saw from them was this wonderful Golden Rule Poster:

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NEW WORK: Love Inspired

In the spirit of Valentine's Day (it's less than a month away now!), and love in general, I've created some new prints! I believe you should celebrate the love you feel for family and friends every day, but I also love occasions that really highlight a person or relationship such as birthdays, anniversaries, and Valentine's Day. Soooo, here they are!


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Sunday, January 15, 2012

I LOVE: invitations with hand-drawn type

Hand Drawn type is one of my favorite things. Ever. I love the personal touch it gives invitations- there is just that added element of emotion that you get from the perfect-imperfectness of it that is magical. Here are some of my favorite examples......

Oh So Beautiful Paper
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Friday, January 13, 2012


Any time I need a little inspiration, color ideas, or just to smile I pay a visit to kate spade. Everything about that website shouts happy, fun, and magic.

I am the proud owner of this iPhone case:

and I gifted this one to my sister at Christmas:

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just keep growing...

I was just interviewed by a very talented illustration student. I was so flattered and it was wonderful! It also reminded me of how I never just sit and sketch in my sketchbook- which is something that all of my wonderful teachers encouraged. I have colleagues that are brilliant at this, and admire many other professionals that keep beautiful sketchbooks. (Have you ever seen Sabrinah Ward Harrison's work?!)

In case you haven't.....take a peek.......
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Sunday, January 8, 2012


I am very excited to have my very own blog! I've been thinking about starting one for a while and thanks to encouragement from some lovely friends- here it is! I am much more of a visual person than a writer, so what better way to show you what to expect from Sugar + Ink than through pictures?!

There will be