Autumn Waltz

Here's a recent illustration I created for Highlights High Five (October, 2014). 



Big or Little?

My first toddler board book! Big or Little written by Kathy Stinson.

This is the 3rd edition of this title first published 25 yrs ago.
Here's a peek...

Available now from Annick Press!


Magic Horse

We're horsing around at my group site this month! www.welovetoillustrate.com


Toe Shoe Mouse

Meet the star of my latest book... 
Toe Shoe Mouse, written by Jan Carr is now available from Holiday House!


Printable stationary for My Pen Pal, Santa

It's not too late to send Santa your wish list! Here's some stationary I created for My Pen Pal, Santa

You can download the pdf from Random House here.


Free Printable Gift Tags!

To help you get ready for the holidays we created free printable gift tags at 

You can download my elf fairies here. Happy Holidays!


Toe Shoe Mouse!

I'm so excited to be able to share my next book, Toe Shoe Mouse! Written by Jan Carr, this book will be available January 2014. I hope to share more soon. In the meantime, the author has a nice write-up about it on her website if you'd like to learn more. 


My Pen-Pal, Santa

My Pen Pal, Santa is now Available!

Here are a few of my favorite spreads....


coming soon...My Pen Pal, Santa!

It doesn't feel right to mention Christmas this time of year but I'm so excited about my next book! 
My Pen Pal, Santa written by Melissa Stanton will be available September 24th, 2013. Available for pre-order here.

 You can learn more at www.MyPenPalSanta.com and on Facebook. More soon!


Stella Batts Who's in Charge?

Book 5 in the Stella Batts series was released this month!

Who's in Charge by Courtney Sheinmel

From Sleeping Bear Press, "In "Who's in Charge" Stella gets a lesson in responsibility when she volunteers to watch her best friend’s dog, Bella, for a few days. The only problem with this plan is that Stella didn’t ask her mother for permission." Learn more about the series at www.Stellabatts.com.


Happy Father's Day!

If you need a last minute card check out the free downloads at my group site


Rainy Day

Have you seen Highlights new baby magazine Hello? Here's a spread I illustrated for the current June issue. 


Happy Mother's Day!

If you need a last minute card for your momma, check out the downloads at We Love To Illlustrate!


Easter Downloads!

Here are a couple of my Easter downloads to help you get ready for this weekend. If you're looking for more rabbity activities check out the archives at We Love to Illustrate (2011, 2012). Happy Easter!

Click here for paper dolls.

Click here for egg bands.


Highlights March 2013

Have you seen this month's issue of Highlights High Five? I illustrated a sweet little story written by Joy Cowley.


Happy February!

We have printable Valentine's Day photo frames this month 
at my group site, We Love to Illustrate
download mine here


When A Dad Says "I Love You"

2013 is already off to a swinging start! I have a few new projects in the works and lots of news to share. The first of which, When a Dad Says "I Love You" written by Douglas Wood, will be released this April by Simon and Schuster.
Here's a sneak peak... 
It's available for pre-order here (it's never too early to think about Father's Day, right?)


My gift to you!

A Gingerbread house to share with your little ones...
Visit my group site We Love to Illustrate for more! 
You can download mine here.



For our November post at We Love To Illustrate.


She's back!

Stella Batts: A Case of the Meanies 
by Courtney Sheinmel 
is now available from Sleeping Bear Press!

From the publisher...In A Case of the Meanies, mean boy Joshua continues to plague Stella when he decides to have a birthday party at her parent's candy store. He invites everyone in the class EXCEPT her! Stella has to figure out how to be a pleasant hostess when she's not on the guest list. It's just another day in the life of Stella Batts! 

Here's a sampling of my illustrations in the book...

available here


Free Printable Halloween Download

If you are gearing up for Halloween, check out all the fun downloads at 

You can download my little finger puppets here.


Highlights High Five

Here are some of my illustrations in the current issue of 
Highlights High Five Magazine (September 2012). 


Stella Batts: Pardon Me

The 3rd book in the Stella Batts series has been released!
Written by Courtney Sheinmel, this might have been my favorite Stella book to work on yet. There were so many fun things to draw in this one.

 A new friend and a cute puppy...

A semi-creepy clown...

 blanket fort fun...
Learn more about this chapter book series at the author's website.
Available here.