Thursday, January 12, 2017

You're Dinomite Valentine!

Now selling on! This classroom Valentines Day card was selected from the submission challenge!  There are 4 color way options and also comes as a favor sticker!





Saturday, December 17, 2016

Merry Christmas Card 2016!

While brainstorming what I might want to do for my illustrated Christmas card this year, I found myself thinking a lot about, the Christmas movie, Elf.  I also love illustrated maps because they are so whimsical and fun.  So, my Christmas card illustration for 2016 is in homage to Buddy-the-Elf's voyage to New York City from the North Pole.

"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel"- Buddy the Elf 

On the back, I included a classic Buddy Elf quote and Luke 2:10 which is quoting the angel that came to the shepherds announcing Jesus' arrival.

I printed through and got the linen finish postcards, which I love.  I went for the custom envelopes with my return postage design printed on the front and a row of 'swirly twirly gum drops' along the top of the back.
Merry Christmas! 
  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;"  Luke 2:10

Sunday, October 16, 2016

DINOSAUR Baby Shower!

This baby shower was for dear friends, Shery and Andrew, expecting a boy in December.  After giving them a lot of typical baby shower theme ideas, Shery and Andrew picked a theme that I had not presented them; dinosaurs! I started with the invitation!
 Here I designed a backdrop poster to frame the gorgeous cake designed by our friend, Jim DeGregorio of Ice Custom Cakes in Mamaroneck.  I added pinwheels and balloons to frame the backdrop.  We offered small candy buffet and dinosaur shape cookies.   I designed the 'Welcome BABY' banner and printed on kraft.

Cake designed by Ice Custom Cakes Photo credit Jackie Cáceres

Centerpieces on the tables were spray painted toy dinosaurs and burlap leaf shapes around mason jar balloon weights.  
Photo credit Jackie Cáceres
 We bought tiny soaps from Harvest Paper Co. for shower favors.  I designed tags and had them printed through  We bagged the soaps padded with white paper shred and tied with blue twine.
Natural soaps by Harvest Paper Co.
Signs for the favor table and an Instagram hashtag sign.
Photo credit Jackie Cáceres
Finally I designed a Gift bingo card for one of the games!

Congratulations to Shery and Andrew!  Looking forward to meeting your baby boy!
Photo credit Jackie Cáceres

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dinosaur Valentines!

I just came back from a baby shower that I designed for my good friends, Shery and Andrew.  They requested a blue dinosaur theme baby shower for their boy who arrives in December.  A submission challenge for Classroom Valentine's came up and I used the chance to apply the same dinosaur illustrations for the Valentine cards submissions.  Voting begins October 17, so please vote for my designs so that they will sell them on  Thanks for voting!
'Saur' Above the Rest!  Click here to Vote!


Friday, June 17, 2016

New 2016! Crocodile Creek Puppy!

This year Crocodile Creek is selling a new line of back-to-school products with my girly puppy illustration!  So excited to see it online!
See it selling one their website!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Baby Riesz's Nursery Art

I am such a proud new aunt!  I created this art, for my new nephew, Nicholas' nursery.  My sister has decorated his room with navy/grey/bright green, graphic patterns and an animals theme.
I wanted the art to compliment the color scheme of the nursery and add more animals to the room.  Graphic sketch with watercolor painting overlay. 
He is literally the cutest baby I have ever seen.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lisa & Matt are expecting a boy!

My sister and my brother-in-law are expecting a boy (I'm going to be an aunt!) and I was so happy to design a baby shower for the occasion.  For this, I decided to go with navy, yellow and blue with kraft/ burlap accents.  An elephant, giraffe and lion were featured on the signs and the banners.  I designed an elephant guest sign-in art print framed for their nursery and a hand drawn chalkboard welcome sign as well.

Thanks to Lisa's friends Thanh and Allison who assembled fifty chocolate mason jar favors!
Thanks to April K for some great photos!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Card 2015

This year's card is a little 50's retro inspired.  I like the ice skate icons the most.  This is the season that we celebrate Jesus coming to this world as flesh, dwelling among us so that he could then die to save us. 
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Please click the link to each art illustration to rate my children's wall art designs on until Monday, August 31st at 1pm.  Minted bases what they purchase on they community of voters.  Submission prizes are up to $3000, which would make a big difference to me.

 I would greatly appreciate your votes!

art prints - Sunny Owl
art prints - Sunny Owl

art prints - Lacrosse Elephants
art prints - Lacrosse Elephants

 art prints - Owl Announcement
art prints - Owl Announcement


Thanks so much for voting!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tommy is ONE!

Dots, stripes and whales in a cool color scheme was the theme of Tommy's first birthday party!  I designed an invitation, a pennant banner, and a month-by-month whale photo garland for the occasion.

Mommy, Sara, hosted the party.  She got all the photo's printed, round-punched all the corners and attached them to the whale garland!  She and Jon also made all the delicious food and drink. 
I designed the garlands to match the tableware and decorations from Party City.  The 'Cool Dots' plate was mixed and matched with the royal blue dot and royal stripe napkin.  I purchased 3 colors of the solid pennants at Party City and then strung them together for a tri-color solid banner to hang throughout the house.  Mini hanging fans are a great way to hide the messiness of hooks and tape at the ends of garlands. 

Tommy is so stylin' in his party-matching outfit.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Crocodile Creek Products that I designed!

Exciting News!  I was asked by the very kind people at Crocodile Creek to design an owl and a butterfly to be printed on some of their high-quality, durable products!  They begin selling online this week on their website and at stores around the country!

Owl Backpack, Lunch Box, Drinking Bottle,  Sandwich Keeper,  Snack Keeper, Ice Pack. Illustrated by Kristen Cavallo.
Butterfly Backpack, Lunch Box, Drinking Bottle,  Sandwich Keeper,  Snack Keeper, Ice Pack. Illustrated by Kristen Cavallo.