Tuesday, July 07, 2015

July Calendar Wallpaper- FREE DOWNLOAD!

Hi all! I wanted to thank all of my loyal followers for their continued support. As of today, Drawn has over 6,000 followers on my Facebook account, over 3,000 Instagram followers (kristaheijbarber) and on my Cookies with Character Facebook page.... an amazing 51K!!!!

I am shocked and amazed everyday that anyone other than my husband and mother follow me. Actually that is a lie because she isn't on FB or IG ;) So what I am trying to say is, I am humbled and flattered that any of you actually read any of my posts or follow my work, much less the wonderful compliments I receive.

As a thank you, I would like to offer you a free July Wallpaper Download for your computer, ipad and/or iphone.

You can find the appropriate links here:

ipad Wallpaper
iphone Wallpaper
Computer Wallpaper

Once again, thank you for all your support!! Please follow me and keep in touch so you can keep up on all the news and freebies!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Reindeer from Guest Post at Sugarbelle!

I have had a few inquiries looking for this little guy in my Etsy Shop. Remember him from last year? I designed him for a Guest Cookie Post over at The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. You can find that post HERE.

Today I am putting him up as an early "Friday Freebie." Feel free to use him to make your holiday cookies or cards! I would love to see what you make, so if you like, post your creative creations over on my Facebook page, HERE.

DOWNLOAD the Whimsical Reindeer HERE or from the Friday Freebie's Tab!

Have a great holiday season!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tips for Drawing Basic Expressions

I quickly found out once I started cookie decorating, that drawing with a pencil and piping with icing are two very different worlds!

Even though these worlds are far apart, if we look at the simplicity of a drawing, we can transfer a lot of the main "emotion" to a cookie. 

Understanding the "main" things to look for in expressions, can help when you are designing your characters cookies. I made a little video of me explaining some of these things in very basic terms. So please go easy on me! 

Have a look here while I draw these silly Leprechaun faces! 

Or click the arrow to watch here:


Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Cupids!

Happy Valentine's Day! 
I thought I would share the stages of progress I go through when making my images for the shop,

The top left: Initial sketch. Very rough! just enough to get my idea across. This is why I love using a colored pencil. 

Bottom left: Pulled together image. Still a tad rough, sketchy line. I like this line. I feel as though it keeps the drawing alive!

Drawing on right: Photoshop image, pulled into black and white and put up on the Etsy Shop

Thanks for stopping by! 

Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!!!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Introducing My New Etsy Shop: Drawn with Character!

I am so happy to announce my newest venture into digital images! Drawn with Character was created after spending a few years decorating cookies. During this time I discovered that many cookie artists used a projector called KopyKake or Artograph to transfer images onto cookies. 
Although this was a simple procedure, finding artwork online and printing it off for use… it was however illegal. 
I wanted to provide these wonderful cookie artists with a place to go for images that were "safe" to use for selling cookies. 

All my images come with a small commercial license. My policies explain it in more details. 

Although, I talk about using my images on cookies, all my images are MULTI-USE. They can be used as digital images for all kinds of scrapbooking, card making, coloring pages and digital stamps needs. 

Have a look and let me know what you think! 

Or click the link in the bar to the right.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cookies with Character: Challenge Yourself- Sketch it!

Cookies with Character: Challenge Yourself- Sketch it!: The amazing Georganne at LilaLoa posted her new Challenge to her fans, Sketch it! Post your sketches along side of the finished cookie product. So I did. You can read more about it on my Cookie Blog, Cookies With Character, link above.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Besides these little cuties....

..... this little logo was the last thing my husband and I collaborated on. I drew the froggy guy and he did all the hard work coloring and designing the layout. I think he did a great job and am so proud of him!!! Of us!!! Now to tweak my cookie logo....