Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Don't Kiss Signs for Baby and Why You Need One

A little while ago, I started getting numerous requests for Do Not Kiss Me signs for babies. I thought that was a bit strange ... I know people kiss babies in Europe, but in America? Who just runs around kissing random people's babies? Wouldn't they get slugged?

Well, I found out why people were freaking out. Apparently, a newborn baby died from contracting the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores, after someone kissed her. Holy cow! If that's not terrifying, I don't know what is!

Seriously, who are these people doing these things? If you want a baby to kiss and touch, make your own ... why do this to someone else's child? I can't wrap my mind around it.

Needless to say, this is a very serious problem.

When I go out now, I try to remember one of these signs.

I try very hard to only shop at one store, where everyone knows me as "the lady with the signs". That way, if by chance I don't have a sign near him, they know how I feel about people touching my kid. Although, as you can imagine, shopping at only one store is very limiting.

Boy is it exhausting when people know no boundaries, and they are literally everywhere. Being a parent is hard work ... and endless worrying.

Monday, May 6, 2019

It's Been a While

Wow, has it really been almost two years?! Sorry about my abandoned blog ... I had a baby in 2017, got preeclampsia and I got SO extremely sick... I was sick as a dog for over a year afterwards, and boy do I wish I was exaggerating. It was absolutely horrible, and whatever doctors I saw were of no help at all.

I did pull myself out of it, though, and I am doing so much better now. My husband and I moved into a lovely new home that I've been busy decorating. I've started writing again, and of course I am still shipping out my baby signs. I will post some new pictures soon. =)

Thank you for dropping by!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Preemie Signs featuring The Seacats

How cute is this? I decided I need to add to my Seacats line, so I added these preemie signs to my online store recently!

And if you need it in pink, no problem! = )

I am working on a new Seacats book, but with my novels and a commissioned book coming up, my pace is kind of slow. I will let you know as I progress, though!

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Contact Dermatitis Signs

We've made signs for babies with Contact Dermatitis, or Contact Allergies for short. If you have a newborn or even a toddler with a Contact Allergy, this sign is for you! These cute panda bear signs can help keep baby safe and clean, and make great baby shower gifts!

Check them out on our website and on Etsy.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Baby Signs (and Other News)

Sorry it's been so long, I've been so very busy since my last post.

I have some exciting news coming about a new Seacats book! Until then, here is my latest Seacats car seat sign, Seacat Hugs. Too cute! = )

Buy one (or a few) on Etsy, Amazon, and on my website.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

More Than I Can Bear Wash Your Hands Baby Door Signs

MORE THAN I CAN BEAR Wash Your Hands Baby Door Sign 

Many people have been requesting that the More Than I Can Bear car seat sign be turned into a home / door sign. And since I got a little bit of extra time this week (I wrote two novels this summer —whew!), I got it done!

People generally want this for day care centers, hospitals or their nursery door. The sign measures 5.2 x 7.2 inches, is laminated and durable! Oh, and of course, handmade in Alaska, USA! Click here to check it out, and while you're there, take a look around! =)

More to come — stay tuned!

Sunday, May 31, 2015


Just a quick post to let you know about my new book blog! This is the official site for Cold Snap Books and it is online at MyBestFriendsBrother.com!

Hint: You can also get there by clicking the Cold Snap Books / Ya / My Best Friend's Brother tab above!

My Best Friend's Brother is the title of my second novel—and the first in a series—but all of my novels will be featured there, because it is a common theme in many of my books.

In Life with Jesse Daniels, Anna Devlin finds herself in love with her best friend—and boyfriend Derek's brother—Jesse Daniels. And Derek is, well, her best friend's brother, so there you go! My what a tangled web we weave!

I am currently completing Book of Luke, and am getting excited! Keep an eye on my book blog for updates!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Baby Car Seat Signs, Bookmarks & Home Signs now on AMAZON!

Remove Your Shoes Sign

Don't Touch the Baby Sign

Really excited to announce that select Don't Touch the Baby, Wash Your Hands, CHD, Home Signs and bookmarks are now available on Amazon!

Click here to see our Amazon.com storefront!

Pretty cool, right? The largest selection is still on our website, but this helps more parents find us! =)


As a reminder, you can always view our sales and DAILY DEAL and reach our site through these other websites as well:

WashYourHandsSigns.comPremieSigns.comCHDSigns.com and CarSeatSigns.com!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!



 Wishing our friends, family, customers, fans & Weimaraner dog lovers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Still Evolving

For those who don't know, I started drawing Seacats when I was nine. They are over 20 years old, and I'm um ... barely any older.

I drew Seacats on everything. I drew them in grade school. I drew them in middle school, I drew them in high school. I drew them in class, I drew them in journals, I drew them in year books, I drew them on my hands. And other kids were still so impressed they asked if I drew or traced them.

Yeah, I used a pencil to trace this onto my hand. Okay....

I lied, I don't usually draw with a pencil. Ink, baby, ink.

Luckily, as an adult I'm never asked that silly question. Like I can imagine some art director for XYZ Publishers calling me up — "Hi, is this Chrissy? I'm looking for an artist and I saw your portfolio online. Did you really draw that, or did you trace it?"

Yeah, that would never happen. At least, it hasn't, after nearly a decade in business.

Anyway. I drew them. I painted them. I etched them. I watercolored them. My dad still has a room full of my old Seacat stuff.

They look really different now. More professional for sure. But they're still the same, really.

I'm working on some new Seacat projects. I thought I'd share some line art here. I'm trying to get Izzy Bell to complement Timmy just a bit more. Very minor changes, but they're still there. They're pretty close, but still evolving. You can see their evolution here and follow them on Facebook here.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Archetype Graphics Design

Not sure if I ever mentioned it but I was fortunate enough to be trained by the former Senior Art Director at Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.) — Mr. Phil Raymond! After I graduated from college, he gave me a graphic design job at his ad agency, where he trained me in advertising, corporate identity, and where I sort of just fell into illustration.

Luckily I didn't break anything.

After I started my illustration business, he went freelance as well and we've been keeping in touch  and even collaborating on projects ever since!

We talk often about business, books and completely random stuff like why it's called "history" instead of "herstory".

Yeah, I don't know where I come up with this stuff.

He's worked with some really big names: Apple, NOAA, University of Alaska and more. If you need a talented designer or woodworker, you can reach him at 907.385.0496 or check out more of his pieces on his Facebook page! In addition to logos and brochures, he makes amazing furniture and custom photo frames!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Remove Your Shoes Home Sign - The Seacats: Rainy

Take Shoes Off Sign
Remove Your Shoes Door Sign 

New The Seacats: Rainy Remove Your Shoes signs! Bright and cheerful and perfect for your front door! You can purchase them here.


As a reminder, you can always view our sales and DAILY DEAL and reach our site through these other websites as well:

WashYourHandsSigns.comPremieSigns.comCHDSigns.com and CarSeatSigns.com!