Monday, April 1, 2019

Hello April!

Happy Spring!
It's April....time for renewal....time for the magic of life~
This winter was a doozie, but it makes me awful grateful for the end of it and Springtime~
Above is the new tablet/phone calendar freebie....just click here and download and add to your background or wallpaper. 

And here is the desktop calendar freebie.  I love changing these up every month.  It makes me get into the spirit!  The design is my wanna be Easter bunny....the sweet chick has taken over the job!
This is perfect for your laptop or computer in your office.
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I love learning from Mindy Lacefield....I have joined her art club.  Recently she painted some large tags...so I wanted to do it too in my own style.
I had a blast...it was so much fun!

This was the set when I was working on them...I just kept switching from one to the other.


There are a purple bunny, Chick and blue bunny, bunny with basket of eggs, pink & blue bunny, white bunny with large egg, purple bunny and chick. Zoom in to see them closer. Each large tag is 3.125" x 6.25". There are 2 sayings added to make a little banner with as well. They fit 3 tags to a page and there are 2 pages. 

The colors are very bright and vivid!
There so much you can do with them....hang them on an easter basket, decorate with, put in your journal, hang on a tree....etc....
I just punched a hole and looped some ribbon through the hole....so easy!
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Guess what....I finally learned how to crochet a little!
I learned how to make flowers....I was hooked....bad pun!
so I made a few cute things out of them...
Jumbo clips for journals and bookmarking....
In lots of colors.
Then I learned how to make a rose...
and a bow!
Search on YouTube for videos...there are a ton of them!
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DMC gave me some happy mail....which I can't wait to play with!
I do love their floss and always use it for all my designs.
These tassle kits look amazing....I think tassels are very popular again.
The earrings are so adorable.
I also got a tote...and new pearl cotton.
a great quality hoop and marking pen.
This Secret Garden kit has some amazing colors...great textures...
I can't wait to sew with them!  I will post when I start tackling them.
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My daughter took some pics of me...they are for a special reason which I can't discuss yet...but for now I put it in my easter collage.
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I have been painting with watercolors....the more you do it, the better they get.
Practice makes perfect (or close to it).
Painting makes me feel like I am in therapy....its very relaxing and tranquil!
Online classes are very affordable and you can watch them over and over.
Sometimes your favorite artists also teach...so look them up!
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I created a new item...a 1 sheet 
This bunny book prints out on one piece of plain white paper. I give you the instructions on how to fold and make it into a sweet 8 page mini book. Plus we also share a video on how to fold, cut and create....in case you prefer watching a short video. 

This is Great for anyone who loves to color! Plus makes a great Easter basket stuffer. Kids will have so much fun coloring this sweet bunny book. 

This is an instant download, u print it on your printer.....It prints on regular white copy paper, 8 1/2" x 11". It is a PDF file. You can print this as many times as you want! This is easy to create....you can show the kids and make them together. 

This is fun to make! 
and to color!
This is the first of many to come!
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Have a very happy April...
watch out for those who try to trick you on April 1st.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Lucky me, I have you....

It's that time of the year...the love of the green!
I have a new set of Ornaments....8 different designs....

These ornaments are just the perfect addition to your St. Patrick's day decor. The designs are..."Lucky", vase of clovers, When irish eyes are smiling, sweet bird, Happy rainbow shamrock, lucky me I have you, clovers and shamrocks, and Leprechaun kitty cat. Make a batch today... so fast & easy. Hang them on a tree, stack in a basket or bowl, tuck them on a shelf or have them adorn a package.

I love the rainbow on this one!
Add little border strips of green fabric to make the designs pop! I used green with gold dots and some light polka dots too. 
Embroidery designs measure: from 1 7/8" x 3 1/2" to 2 5/8" x 3 1/4"
Finished: from 2" x 4" to 3" x 4 1/8" 

This is back of the ornaments or bowl fillers.

The designs would also make great wearable pins. 
My daughter Selina is holding the vase of clovers....
I put my ornaments on my White tree.

I love the shamrocks are clovers....

I used a fun variegated floss on the word lucky....filling in the letters.
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I added a few of my art prints.
Above is my Big Eye kitty cat painting....she is handing out a gift...a single flower. 


This lovely lady is strolling though her garden....maybe picking flowers for a bouquet.
I love the blue hair.

I call this one...Queen of her castle.  She is coming home....and this is her safe place, her castle. 

I almost expect a fairy to pop right in.
I put Kermit the frog next to my print in my livingroom...its cute. 
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I always put it on my tablet....very cheerful.
Just download and save to your device, then select it as a wallpaper.

I also made one for your desktop....the light green on the side is great to arrange your icons over to the side and still see them.
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My daughter Selina just keeps having wonderful ideas...
Jars are so popular and she came up with these sweeties.
These mini jar blanks (3 are in this pack) are just the perfect way to finish your embroidery design and makes a great gift!

The 3 pack comes with 9 designs...Honey bee, Made with love, flowers, yes I can!, Strawberry jam, Kawaii cherries, Farm fresh, Butterflies, and roses..... and of course instructions.
My fav is the strawberry jam. 

Do you get the play on words?  Pretty funny and cool.

We had a jar of sewing goodies in the studio...so I put one of the jars on a jar.
You can add pretty fabric, cross-stitch, beading, stamped out words and sayings, plus much more.
***You can add a wash of watercolors to the jar to change the color....this takes seconds...and is really easy!

This is the cover!

She has been getting all kinds of good news...one of them being that she has 4 distributors!  Plus another big deals in the works!

I'm so proud of her and super excited.
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Have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hello Valentine!

Happy Valentine's day to you!

I just wanted to share some of my home decorations.
I got this little sign for only 5 bucks at a cool shabby chic store in Spokane, on Monroe street.

I am a sucker for vintage valentines....
especially ones with kitties!
My daughter lets me take over her christmas tree during the off season....so I bought pink and red ornaments after christmas when hobby lobby had them 75% off. 
It makes a fun display, very cheery!
My tree topper is a big heart I made years ago that has an old photo of a man and it says "Fool of Love"...lol.
I love snoopy and the peanuts gang!
Snoopy is so cute and his antics are hilarious!
I got a huge honey comb display from the two women antique store.
I believe it is a Bethany lowe.
I got the sweetest glittery house with chenille stem kitty cat...right up my alley.
It was in a cool store called the Boulevard.
When clowns were cute...lol.
My favorite is this cat with a bonnet. 
She has a mechanical hand.
My old quilt and a cute ornament made by Simply Eilene. 
Her items sell out within a couple minutes of  her restock.
I painted Linus, on a whim....he just loves his teacher.
I wish he would have shared his chocolates with Charlie Brown.

I have a table runner and lots of goodies on it ....on my dining room table.
Quack!
You can't beat the dollar store!
Glitterama!

My little doll (I kept one for myself) and she is next to my party streamer trees...that look frosty.

Groovy artist!
Another sweet cat...that looks like a stuffed animal.
Vintage valentines...so delicate and detailed!
My hubby has bought me many many boxes of chocolates...love them all!
I also collect scottish valentines...my dad is from the Colquhoun Clan and my mom is from the Drummond clan.

Target had some amazing dollar store type valentine items this year...the unicorn was one of them!
Have a fabulous day!