I made this for my hubby last week for his birthday :)

This year since he turned 31---and our favorite ice cream shop is 31 baskin robbins.....

soooooo, I created the 31 ice cream flavors of my husband!

haha :)

First, I designed all the ice cream flavors--super fun to do by the way. Then, inside each flavor I wrote a characteristic about John that I admire--and under it I wrote about how he shows that characteristic as a husband.

At the end of the day--he loved it--so success!



meet JESSIE~

apologies for the long silence. :/

November & December are my CRAZY busy months.

I just wanted to say...thanks everyone for being super encouraging. You don't understand how happy I get when someone says something to me about my blog. Thanks for all the love and support!! I can get discouraged at times knowing I'm such a noob compared to the great design blogs out there--but you all keep me going!

Here's my turtle for you Jessica!

I named her after you~

When I get stuck--and can't think of what to design/blog about--you guys keep me going--and always give me that forward push I need so much. Thanks :)

literally and figuratively :)

happy birthday card

PRINT - CUT - PASTE - EMBELLISH. easy peasy.

I designed a simple layout for a birthday card.

Super easy to create--download the template (directions are on the template) and try it out!

Piece together some of your favorite patterned paper and glue it all down flat! 

Add some embellishments. I used brown ribbon to make a bow--then stuck rhinestone stickers at the bottom of each triangle--and on the bow.

I like to use clear baggies as envelopes.

Here's the


if you want to make it yourself!

Show me your creations ;)

Meet POE

Originally I wanted his name to be Po like in Kung Fu Panda...but a three letter name looks more balanced. so.....I name thee POE!

I had the hardest time positioning the wing so I made three versions and made my husband choose haha. :) he's so helpful :P

anyhoo. Poe's sole purpose of existence was to be on a print card I made to give to a friend, but I can't post pictures until she receives the card first...haaaa

sooo, I'll post this instead: GO TROJANS!

what other animals should I make...?


So when I first came up with the name for my blog I used "present" to mean three things.

1. present - at this very moment/time.

Presently, I am writing this blog.

2. present - to show or to give.

I want to present this to you.

3. present - a gift.

This is a present for you!

hence. At this


moment, I


to you a



I wanted to create a blog where I can do what I love (craft/design/be artsy) but at the same time have free downloadable graphics, photos, tutorials--so everyone can run with it and have some fun. The things I love I present to you...get it?

Anways, I know I'm new to this whole blogging world and there are SO MANY resources out there, but I hope I can help out in a small way one way or other :)

soooo, that's why I named this site the way I did.


I'm sure by now, since its birth in 1939, the "keep calm and carry on" posters have been around the block. BUT it's still very much alive today. It's timeless. It's design done RIGHT.

anyhoo, I just messed around with it and sort of just ran through some ideas. Most of them just events/things that have been on my mind lately.

like...starting a blog, trusting HIM, thinking about how I want 4 kids, but knowing that I'll probably change my mind once I get one...can't believe steve jobs passed away...and my newest addiction: PINTEREST.

if you haven't heard about it yet--hear it now--you definitely want to familiarize yourself with this


. And once you get plugged in and become an addict like me--come find me




Just leave a comment with the slogan you want :)


printables are for personal use ONLY.

Keep Calm Trust HIM

Keep Calm Mommy On - Plum

Keep Calm Mommy On - Peach

Rest In Peace Steve Jobs

Keep Calm Pinterest On