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New Legend of Zelda Buttons

September 2, 2014

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

Legend of Zelda ButtonsNew pin-back buttons from Pink Toe Press.



Confession time: I’m a Gamer Girl. I really love video games and have an especially soft soft-spot for the Legend of Zelda franchise. I still remember the day that my parents got me a Gameboy that came with the Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening game cartridge. I was completely unable to put the game down for days, captivated by the characters and puzzles. After that came my first love, the Nintendo 64. My siblings and I didn’t leave the house for days and we barely slept or ate. All we did was play Mario Kart or similar racing games for hours and hours. But then…Then came the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. I must have logged 100’s of hours on that game. I could go on and on. But… “Hey Listen!”

Hylian Shield Buttons


The Hylian Shield buttons are a fun new addition to Pink Toe Press.


That brings me from the true topic of this post…Pink Toe Press’ newest addition: Retro Zelda Hylian Shield Buttons. With designs drawn by yours-truly and made into 1-inch pin-back buttons, they are the perfect addition to your bomb bag or tunic! I currently have designs from Link’s Awakening and a Link to the Past as well as the Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. Each shield was hand-drawn and colored. They were a lot of fun for me to make and I look forward to making similar projects again in the near future! Stay tuned!


Here is a sneak peek of some of the new items you’ll be able to find at Pink Toe Press:

Legend of Zelda Shields


Can you guess what these are?

Are you…STUCK?

(they’re stickers…coming soon!)

D.M. Cumbo’s Dreamside

August 15, 2014

I don’t often feature the work of others on my blog, but this is an outstanding exception that MUST be shared. I have had the privilege of seeing D.M. Cumbo‘s work over the years. His newest project, Dreamside, is an incredible, ground-breaking project that must be seen to be believed. Please view the trailer to D.M. Cumbo’s Dreamside. It is breathtaking. 






Dreamside will be a trilogy of books as well as an online video-book series. The videos are free to watch and will be released monthly, so visit D.M. Cumbo’s Dreamside page for more information! There is also a Facebook Page where you can follow the project!

Happy Birthday to the CATS!

August 12, 2014

Happy Birthday to…the cats!


I can hardly believe it’s been 6 years since my two goofy cats were born! I adopted them at about 4 weeks in September of 2008, so this is their birthday week. I happily adopted them from the Humane Society of Huron Valley. It was “Buy one get one free” for the cats that week, which is why I have two cats instead of one! Now you know!


It is a special day when your companions turn 6. I, of course, had to make the little guys some birthday cake. Unfortunately it is work getting them to eat much other than cat food (Ferdinand will eat nothing but), so they didn’t do much more than lick the frosting.


Birthday BoyLeo is investigating the tiny cake.

He seems to like the frosting but doesn’t like the sprinkles.


While I never would have thought of myself as a “Cat Person” 6.5-7 years ago, I am a happy Cat Mom now. My cats are a wonderful source of inspiration and entertainment, and they always make me smile. I wouldn’t have it any other way, unless there was a way to not ALWAYS be covered in cat hair. 


Birthday BoyFerdinand is terrified.

Perhaps of the tiny cake? Perhaps of aging?


While I go and give my cats a little extra cat food and some new toys, I hope you give your companion animals (and/or people) a good hug! Or perhaps a “tooth” like Leo loves to give me.


Scary Monsters Super Buttons

August 9, 2014

Monsters? In August? It seems like people are talking about  monsters earlier and earlier every year. But these monsters are special! They are NEW pin-back buttons from Pink Toe Press and they are a fun new retro-styled addition to the button lineup at Pink Toe Press.


Finger Monster Buttons

Retro finger-monster buttons from Pink Toe Press.


These NEW buttons from Pink Toe Press are a fun addition to any button collection. They feature original illustrations of classic finger monsters. Each monster was inspired by the classic monsters, hand drawn, and made into a cute little button just for you! They are great for the young and the young at heart. Each button pack comes with a complete set of 4 Retro Finger Monsters. Too cool, huh?

Colorful New Pin-back Buttons from Pink Toe Press

August 7, 2014


Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons in Progress



Do you have a favorite color that you wish you could take everywhere with you? Enter Pink Toe Press‘ NEW “Pink ToeN” (said “Pink Tone”) Pin-Back Buttons! These portable color swatches will brighten up your day in an instant.

Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons



These pin-back buttons are a lovely addition to any tote bag, jacket, dress, or backpack. They come in a multitude of original colors that are unique to Pink Toe Press. Many of the codes have special meanings behind them too! A fun way to color-match with your favorite colors. 


Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons


And with fun AUTUMN colors like Granny Smith, Ron Burgundy, Taro, and Mellow Yellow, you are sure to be a hit amongst the well-read and cultured. Other fun colors include Jungle Book, Teal the Deal, and so many more!

Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons



Currently available in 4-Packs and 6-Packs, these also make great gifts. They come in complimenting colors like the SORBET 6-Pack above. What more could you ask for? Pick up a pack of Pink ToeN Pin-Back Buttons Today! Other projects involving the custom Pink ToeN colors are in the works, so please stay tuned for more news!



Comic Book Sound Effects Button Pack

July 24, 2014

Exciting news! I am taking some time off this weekend to visit my family in Michigan. Not only that, but it is also the weekend of Comi-Con. While I am sad to not be attending the festivities (family is more important…this time), I figured I shouldn’t let that get in the way of me having a little fun! Introducing the NEW Pink Toe Press Comic Book Sounds Pin-Back Button 4-Pack! A SUPER addition to your button collection. 



Comic Sounds Button Pack



Retro Comic Book Sound Pin-Back Button 4-Pack


Each button is made from an original hand-drawn or lettered design. These were made to look like classic comic book sound effects and would make an amazing gift for your comic-book-loving friend (or self!). They would be a great addition to a super hero costume or even an under-cover civilian disguise for real-life super heroes. They’d also look great on a jacket or book bag. Buy a 4-pack and give two to a friend! Or an arch enemy!


They are also available in 2-packs:





Comic Sounds Pow Button Pack


Comic Book Sounds 2-pack button


An action-packed “POW!” Pin-Back button with a colorful halftone starburst button. Other SUPER pin-back buttons will be coming soon!!!

Fabric Design Contest: Vote for ME!

July 6, 2014

I have submitted a design in Spoonflower’s “Fishing Lures” fabric design contest. The winning designs will be printed as designer fabric on a variety of fabric types! Too cool!

Fly Fishing Fabric DesignI created this design this summer. I was inspired by my father’s recent success fly fishing this summer, catching several large trout this season. I would love to use this fabric to make aprons or hot pads (for the cabin!)

If you like my design, please vote for it! Here’s how:

1. Go to Spoonflower’s Fishing Lures contest page.

2. Click on the vote icon next to my design.

3. Press the submit button to place your vote.


I believe that only one vote per person is counted, but please feel free to share the information if you like my design or others. Thank you!




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