A handmade Christmas is such a blessing for me. Creating something from nothing makes my heart sing. I created some Felt Christmas Trees from Recycled Wool Sweaters a few years ago. I often search through thrift stores for items to repurpose. This year I have scored some great finds for holiday crafting projects. I often find […]
What? No Fireplace? HORRORS!!!! Well how on earth does one decorate a mantle when they don’t have one? Ah Ha…that’s the magic! I am not going to let a little thing like no fireplace stop me from my decorating dreams!!! You know how creative I am…so it took about three and a half minutes to […]
It’s just a few short weeks until the official start of fall. And that means a few short months until my wedding to HIMself. I was browsing Hometalk (a fave hangout for DIY and crafty peeps) and found so many bountiful ways to lay a gorgeous table…many of them easy and economical with items found […]
You know I love a good party and am always looking for ideas and inspiration. This time I will feature one-of-a-kind Outdoor & Summer Party Themes and Ideas. Here are some of my new favorite party ideas and websites that have great party ideas. I favor a casual get-together with friends and family, but am […]
Paint your own Rustic Painted American Flag with this simple Step-by-Step Tutorial using paint pens. It is a Pottery Barn Knock Off project. I love to browse the high end stores like Pottery Barn and West Elm for decorating ideas I can knock off.
I love this easy and quick Valentine craft including a step-by-step tutorial. When I realized that this lovely old quilt was beyond repair and it could be repurposed, taken out of the closet, and displayed so I could see it every day…I got over my fear and sadness of cutting someone’s handwork apart.
I have been returning to my art this summer. I work very hard at my job running an online school for 400+ professional bloggers. To find balance, I needed to reconnect to my creative side, so I declared the last six months of the year – Creativity Unleashed 2015. Joining The Great Craft Swap was a perfect fit. I love creating something unique for someone else. And I believe this textile artwork fits the bill.
Hugs and Kisses abound this time of year. XOXOX I am in a pink mood lately. It is a girly-girl year. I designed this cute and colorful Valentine subway tile printable just for the special day. I printed it on heavy cardstock and raised the printer setting to best. You could print on regular paper and […]
I am excited to work with Royal Design Studio and their lovely Victoria Lace Doily stencil for my Beachy Christmas Brunch Tablescape. I love the art of stenciling. I even edited a stenciling magazine (The Artistic Stenciler) for 12 years. Today, I am creating a tablecloth and napkins with the stencil. I even have a special use for […]
OMGhoulness…I love Krylon Looking Glass Paint B-O-O!!! I created this Ghoulish Ghostly Ghost Mirror with Krylon Looking Glass paint. I shared the mirror first in 2011 but the tutorial disappeared by some otherworldly ghostly event. So I then provided the step-by-step tutorial in 2012. This is great for Halloween parties and events, or used as a Halloween prop […]
I am doing Swing Into Spring blog hop #swingintospring with many other DIY bloggers this week. I am hoping to participate in each day’s fun. Today’s link party is Mantles with Craftberry Bush. Come join in the fun and visit all the other bloggers and see the amazing mantle ideas for spring. DESIGNER’S NOTE: I am so […]
I am decorating a new home!!! I was browsing for some creative inspiration and ended up on book art artist Lisa Occhipinti website. I was head over heels inspired by her Sea Anemones. As my creativity kicked into high gear, these DIY flowers emerged. I used the pages of an old textbook for this art project. (I would never destroy a book of great value.)
Change is in the air this fall; so as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I was inspired by the Bigelow Tea package makeover to create a work of art to commemorate our transformational journey. My all time favorite brand to work with, and savor, is Bigelow Tea. A cup is always near at […]
The spirit of Halloween decor has overtaken me; so as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I invited my neighbors to a Halloween Celebration Pumpkin Painting Party at the pool. (Rain came and moved it indoors.) I furnished the pumpkins and paint and made some great snacks with Mars Candies, 7UP, and Hawaiian Punch […]
You know when I have a party; I tend to go a tiny bit crazy bonkers overboard. My greatest desire when I entertain is that the occasion be unforgettable. Each October I throw a Halloween bash that invitees talk about for weeks. This year is no different even though I am working on my wedding […]
Steampunk designs are really hot, hot, hot!!! I waited a while to jump on board, but here is one of my artworks using this style… I had so much fun creating this mixed media art. I used two Viva La Vegastamps! in the above design. (See below) I also used several pieces of ephemera […]
Last year I found the piéce de resistance to complete one of my Halloween vignettes…these spidery web shoes! I got them for $2 at a local yard sale…SCORE!!! I knew exactly what I would do with them the moment I saw them. They are size 11, so they are an exaggeration to begin with. The […]
I am excited to be able to participate in Champions 4 Kids and Fiskars Shape Their Future campaign as part of a sponsored post with the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. Who doesn’t love a simple, easy and beautiful craft project? You know I love crafting for my home, but even more for a great […]
I shared this today on The Blogger Connection blog for TBC Crafters. I love to sew and I love dress forms. When I saw this VivaLasVegas stamp (6388), it inspired me. The artwork (card) I created honors the time worn tradition of dressmaking. I design all my cards to be frameable pieces of art for the […]
I am straying a little from my usual images of nature this week. I am including a vignette from my home that displays my Tea Bag Art. I save all my Bigelow Tea bags to use in my art. They are amazing surfaces for paint, stain, stamping, drawing, etc. They can also be glued to […]