Tuesday, September 27, 2011

forget me not-and the pictures are always nice to include-


many of you ladies I am sure loved the talk from president uchtdorf as much as I did. He has a beautiful way, like a few others, of saying the perfect thing at the perfect time for us ladies. From the moment he mentioned that lil flower I tooned in because it is one of my favorite lil flowers that I have tried to grow, or keep alive in my pot out on my porch. i love the lil aspect and the simple bright sweetness with the forget me not. Now, it has so much more meaning that we should not forget.

With conference on its way, I thought of a few different versions and thought a sale would be appropriate
On all religious prints BUY ONE GET ONE FREE for a limited time only. They make great presents or had a special decor element to any room.  Some of the prints you can pick a custom color.



happy conference!

Spotlighted on a diamond in the stuff

Hello all. there is a darling blog that is spotlighting my shop,  http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/09/time-to-shine-link-party-no-37-giveaway.html she has fabulous DIY projects and giveaway like form moi. become a follower on her blog and enter to win a $30 dollar gift to my etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Winner for my blog of reaching 25 followers

Hello all, I wish I could blame being forgetful on being prego because I forgot to pick a new winner since I didnt hear formthe first one, but I can't it's just new mom brain....but funny how things happen. We have a new winner.....The new winner is ASHLEY..Ashley you have 48 hours to contact me for a free 8x10 Print from my etsy store...Or I will announce another winner. :)

Leaves of Color

well you know all the colors of the rainbow..here are my favorite colors of fall..just a sweet pretty  sketch of mine, scanned in and made into a pattern/design to add a lil texture and a lil fall flavor to my designs. What is your favorite color of fall?
wouldn't these be so pretty to print on a canvas or rich heavy linen paper and frame them to add a fall decor to your house??? ohh pretty! They will be up on my etsy. I am trying to figure out how to have a free download button on here and give my readers free downloadable files...wouldnt that be fun..ALL IN FAVOR? say Aye! still on my hunt to figure that out...hopefully soon.. any help  I will take it!

Falling into fall

I do love summer but one of my favorite times of year is the fall. Our pretty mountains that we are surrounded by, the pretty colors that echo fall and ring in the holiday season...and the crisp air and yummy aromas of the food that is in season this time of year. Let's just say pumpkin apple caramel pie/cheesescake. Simply bliss and a party in my mouth :). these are the yummy smells of "home".So with fall on my mind and the many joys it brings here is a lil something somthin to bring in the fall season.

the 411 and some inside info of my process....it is always interesting how artists go about their work. I always start fresh and with hand sketches. I am always fond of drawing, sketching. It makes me happy. Once I get a solid design and I am happy with it, some times after hours or days of refining, I scan it in to my wonderful mac(apple) computer. Bring in the sketch and had either  my pictures of some amazing textures I have found or either found some textures. I love combining many resources. Quick tangent and I promise to get back :)...One of my loves and joys is oil painting on a rich or old beaten down piece of wood, let the wood shape my art. hmmm simply beautiful and a rich vintage feel. Love this. SO back to my process, after I bring in all the resources(hand sketch, textures, patterns, etc) and I apply color and add text and...VOILA!

So..here is a design for fall. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2011

I almost forgot ...

oops..I almost forgot..i needed to include this below...being 8 and all..a sweet sign for Ireland's room to reflect on another special part of her turning 8. :). We could easily add a sweet picture into this design too. This is a 8x10 to put in a darling frame to use for the baptism event, and also a room decor with a sweet reminder throughout the years. :) Happy Birthday lil miss!

Is it friday yet? YES it is..FRIDAY RELEASE DAY!!

here is the start of some cute halloween tags,- some more ideas to share with friends and family or even teh school classroom. and some sweet and simple girls modern flower birthday theme (or baby shower or wedding)..k, first..how cute is this invite? The girls will be attending a favorite Broadway show, Mary Poppins, so with that in mind..we added some Phrases from the darling show and made it a lil more personalized and reflect the evening, for her guests. I love this.. I hope you do to. A few more things coming down the road later in the afternoon. I hope you enjoy. They all will be listed on etsy soon.

Happy Friday all and even better a labor day of a weekend..DID YOU KNOW Last year I went into labor on labor day..how ironic don't ya think? I think it's funny....I had my darling Max the following day. Can't believe he is almost one in a few days. He does the cutest thing...you know that part on finding nemo in the fish tank, where he is becoming part of the club? and they do that ahhh he wa hee oh ho ho..well max will say this and bounce up and down while he is saying it. It is the cutest thing. He does it as he climbs our stairs too like he his nemo going up the volcano. pretty darn cute! love him.

Happy Friday all :)