Monday, December 17

Out of Studio Notice: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! The Broken Box Designs' studio will be closed Tuesday 12/18/07 - Friday 1/4/08. However, please feel free to email us with inquiries, questions, comments... as we'll be checking emails periodically. Thanks for a great year and looking forward to many creations to come in 2008!
- Wendy :)

Logo Design: "Bright Line Apparel"

Logo design for "Bright Line Apparel." Website coming soon.

Friday, December 14

Kids Art Projects: "Soap Pump Creatures"

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This is a super easy, unique kids' art project that recycles empty soap pumps into a useful soap pump/lotion bottle for kids! Below is all the information needed to get started!

- empty soap pump/bottle (plastic)
- colored craft feathers
- 1 pipe cleaner
- 2 wiggly eyes
- clear packaging tape -or- hot glue gun (with parent supervision)
- glue
- (optional) foam plate or clean empty container

1) Rinse out an empty soap bottle pump and peal the labels off sides if possible.
2) Select medium sized (2-3 inches long) colored craft feathers to cover your bottle.
3) Tape feathers around the plastic sides of your bottle with clear packing tape. Adhere feathers as far up the bottle as you wish and have fun creating a colorful feather pattern!
4) To create arms...cut pipe cleaner in 1/2. Bend about a 1/2" of pipe cleaner to 90 degree angle, and twist the remaining length around your finger or a pencil to create twirl.
5) Tape the short straight part of pipe cleaner to bottle (wherever you would like your creature's arms).
6) Glue 2 wiggly eyes to top of pump with small dots of glue. Set aside to dry.

7) Use a foam plate or empty clean empty foam container to create feet for your creature! Simply cut out 2 feet shapes and tape to the bottom of bottle.
8) Add some hair to your creature by taping a little feather, ribbon, or yarn behind wiggly eyes on pump.

Have fun, use your imagination & BE CREATIVE!

Tuesday, December 11

Hand Illustrated Christmas Cards: An Alternative to Photo Cards!

I love creating these super unique, custom illustrated Christmas cards! I think they are a great alternative to the standard photo card that have become so overdone - not to say they aren't nice and fun to get ;). These are neat because they are little works of art that can be saved year after year.

"BOWtique Girl" Vector Figures

Set of custom designed vector figures in funky, simple style for easy digitizing. Will link to "BOWtique Girl" when their site is finished. ;)

Sunday, December 9

Shop: Plants & Paisleys, Baby Doll T-Shirt

Hip, unique, retro, hand illustrated "plants & paisleys" design. Unique color pallete filling brown line art. A fashionable garment with boutique like quality.

Shop: Colored Puppies, Kids Hoodie

A colorful row of adorable puppies, hand illustrated design. The perfect hoodie for the puppy lover! Available on a wide variety of tops!

Thursday, December 6

Tee-Shirt Design: "I'm a big brother!"

A new t-shrit design for "Clever Cuties."

Tuesday, December 4

Logo Design: "Taggys"

One of our latest illustrated logos for "Taggys." More information on "Taggys" to come!

Website Design: Navigation Icons

Design and illustration of navigational buttons/icons for "Shutterbug Baby Birth Announcements." Custom buttons are a great way to increase visual interest on your website! Contact us today :)

Monday, December 3

Support Something: The Troops

Support the troops with this cute little design featuring girl in yellow dress with heart holding up a yellow ribbon.

Sunday, December 2

Support Something: Breast Cancer Awareness

Show your support for breast cancer awareness. Hand drawn design features cute little girl with pink ribbon.

Support Something: The Environment

Support the environment in this adorable, hand-illustrated "green" design! "Go green" with this cute little girl in green dress holding potted seedling, shows your support of the environment.

Support Something: USA

Show your patriotism with this cute little girl proudly holding up the American Flag! Hand drawn design in red, white and blue colors. Great for the 4th of July/Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day or any old day. Available on: tees, long sleeve tees, hoodies, sweatshirts, tanks, mugs, aprons, etc.

Thursday, November 29

Snapshot Sketches (portrait from your photo)

Turn your favorite snapshot into art! Snapshot sketches are photographs, simplified into whimsical, sketchy, abstract lines. Then, splashed witha a touch of color, to create a stylized work of art! Use any photo! Weddings, baby, pets, home, vacation...

Pricing: $40/half figure portrait, $60/full figure portrait, $150/house. *Pricing does not include framing and shipping. Order today for the Holidays! (Click ad to enter our site and contact us).

Custom, Hand-Painted Murals

Our muralist painter, Jill Greenfelder, is based in Medina Ohio (Northeastern part of the state). She paints regularly in the Cleveland and Akron/Canton areas.

Broken Box Designs' custom painted murals tie together unique themes in any room! Ideal for nurseries, kids rooms, play rooms, family rooms... any room in need of character.

Murals are the ideal custom gift! Order one today for him, her, baby, mom/dad... anyone on your list!

All murals orders:
- are customized/exclusive designs just for your room!
- are hand painted in durable, lasting acrylic paints
- include free concept sketches
- include free supplies (no charge for paint)

Wednesday, November 28

Tee-Shirt Design: "No, I will not fix your computer."

Find this fun computer design at!

Tuesday, November 27

"American Since..." Kids & Baby Tees, Bibs, Hoodies & more!

Patriotic little tops in red, white and blue. Select the year your child was born / became an American. Great gifts for Birthdays, The Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Supporting The Troops... or any old day! Express your little one's patriotism with these cute, simple and exclusive tees, tops, sweatshirts, bibs, onesies. Available in years 1996-2007 in a variety of sizes!

Custom Lacrosse Greeting Card

We had fun creating this custom Lacrosse themed Holiday Card. Scene depicts girls playing lacrosse in an open snowy field.

Company Christmas Cards

"The Woodruff Company" Christmas card. We illustrated their office building and decorated with festive lights. They are based in Georgia, so we left any snow out.

Sunday, November 25

Custom Order Illustrations For 2008!

Spruce up your company's image in 2008 with custom illustrations! No matter what your needs, we'll help you make a statement with colorful exclusive illustrations just for you/your company!

Shop "The Fashion Fun Store"!

Shop "The Fashion Fun Store" for great gift ideas for girls! Girls can create their own fashion designs with a wide variety of all-in-one fashion kits! Take a peak!

T-Shirt Design: "My Dad Is Awesome!"

T-shirt design for "Clever Cuties." Check out their site for some fun Holiday gift ideas at!

Tuesday, November 20

"Happy Holidays!" Cat Shirts

Cat lovers' way to celebrate the holidays! Cute Holiday Kitty featured on: tees, tanks aprons, kids clothes, sweatshirts, hoodies and more!

Helping Individuals Succeed: One Star

The third logo for H.I.S Agency (Helping Individuals Succeed) is complete. This program is the male equivalent to "One Pearl."

Last Call for Custom Holiday Designs

If you would like to order custom Holiday Designs/custom Holiday Greeting Cards, please do so now. We are booking up quickly with these and in order to meet tight Holiday deadlines orders should be in by 11/26/07.

Wednesday, November 14

"Joy" Holiday Angels Hooded Sweatshirt

The perfect design for Holiday cheer, wear this cute hoodie while out shopping, at home baking, or at a party! Ideal gift for Mom, sister, baby, nearly anyone on your list. Spread some Holiday "Joy!" Design also available on other garments!

Wednesday, November 7

"Silly Sprouts" Logo Design

Here is our latest logo design for "Silly Sprouts." - A children's consignment shop opening December 1st in North Ridgeville, Ohio! The figure in the Silly Sprout logo was inspired by the shop owner's daughter. Best of luck with the grand opening of Silly Sprouts!

Monday, November 5

Breast Cancer Awareness

Copyright © Dainty Expressions. All rights reserved.
Another design for our client "Dainty Expressions," who is fast approaching their launch... a custom breast cancer awareness design. Cute, chic lady in jeans and a simple pink ribbon tee.

Football Season

This little football player is a recent design for "Dainty Expressions," a stationary company that will soon be launching their new site. They will offer a wide variety of designs for everyone! I'll post more soon. :)

Friday, November 2

Children's Book Illustration: Character Sketch

This is the development of a new character for a Children's book. Have a children's book written? Need a character illustrated? Contact us today! :)

Thursday, November 1

Hand Sketched or Painted Portraits

Here is a pencil sketch portrait Jill Greenfelder hand drew from a photo. As mentioned in an earlier post, ordering portraits is really easy!

1) Email or mail us a photograph of the person, pet or house you would like rendered.

2) Select one of the following sizes for your portrait:
• 8.5" x 11"
• 11" x 14"
• 16" x 20"

3) Select the medium for your portrait, we offer:
• Black & White Pencil Sketch
• Acrylic Paint
• Watercolor

Tuesday, October 30

"Birthday Girl" & "Birthday Boy" Childrens' Shirts

Our latest Birthday Shirt designs... "The Original Birthay Girl & Boy Shirts." Available on bibs, onesies/bodysuits, tees, jerseys, sweatshirts, hoodies, buttons and signs. Personalization available too, add your child's name to the back for free! Birthdays are special - Celebrate with a shirt!

Cartoon of The Day: "Where are my car keys?"

The term "Google it" might not answer all of your questions, as shown in today's cartoon. Check back soon for our daily cartoons becoming available on merchandise!

Monday, October 29

"Eat. Sleep. Knit" (Logo & Web Design)

I recently created Eat. Sleep. Knit's logo design and website layout. Website layout meaning: navigational buttons, shop buttons, special graphics, background image, template layout, etc. "Eat. Sleep. Knit" built their website, I just created the basic look and feel in Illustrator... passed it on to the web builder and they activated it properly for the web. Click the images above to visit their site! So, since I'm not a web programmer, some of the details were worked out during the publishing process. I just provided the main template. - Or, what I consider, the "fun part." ;)

"I went green." Cartoon

"I went green." Cartoon exaggerating the idea of "going green." Everything is "green" these days! This color will never be the same! ;)

Check back here for more cartoons on todays' fads and trends. I'll be adding more soon!

Friday, October 26

Children's Play/Cover Illustration: "A Texas Nativity"

Just finished the cover for "A Texas Nativity" - "A Children's Play That Asks the Question, What if Jesus Was Born In Texas?" This play was written by Eddy Woods. I will be creating 3 additional black and white illustrations for the interior of this play. Looking forward to finishing all of the illustrations!

If you have a children's book written and are looking for an illustrator, please contact us! We are quick, affordable, and will create unique images just for your story!

"Month Babies" - Tees, Onesies & Bibs

I'm in the process of building a new line at "Kids Birthday" Featuring simplistic designs compliment each of the 12 months. Ideal for boys and girls. Cute bibs, onesies and tees for your little baby to wear. Great gifts, bring home from the hospital outfit, keepsake, Birthdays, or just any old day! The next 7 month designs will be coming soon!