Thursday, July 25, 2013

"You Have Permission to be Awesome" (new t-shirts)

I'm so very excited about these new shirts we had made.
It features one of my very favorite pieces of art from my collection.
"You have permission to be awesome"  
Great affirmation for all ages :)
It's available in girls sizes here.

And women's sizes.
S, M, L here.
XL and 2XL here.
I hope you love them!
My goal is to create products that you will love.
If you have any suggestions for new products featuring my art, I would love to hear them!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Series (Week 5)

Some ROBOT fun for you :)

I made this fun little robot banner for Jackson's robot themed party and turned it into a PDF for you.  All you have to do is save it to your computer and print it out.  Color all the robots and then punch a hole in each one and string it up!

If you make one I'd love to see it!
Tag me on Instagram with hashtag #summerseries2013
Next week I'll have a little girly version :)


Thursday, July 11, 2013

New items in the etsy shop

We are spending our month at the beach and enjoying every minute of it.
I've even managed to sneak in a little bit of work time and I have a few new items in my etsy shop.

I found my stash of vintage fabrics and was inspired to make a couple of new pillows.
You can order "i am blessed" here

and a new twist on my "beYOUtiful" pillow here.

I am especially excited to show you some new mugs that are available for pre-order here.
They are 12 oz. coffee mugs that are dishwasher and microwave safe.  Aren't they cute?

I'll be back on Monday with a super cute project for the Summer Series!
Have a fabulous weekend!!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Series...Week 4

Just in time for a little Fourth of July coloring...
Here is a free download for Summer Series Week 4

Enjoy it!
I would love to see anything you make from it so send me some pictures!  :)

Yesterday was my 38th birthday and tomorrow we are headed to the beach for our annual vacation so this is an exciting week for me.
Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!  :)


Friday, June 28, 2013


Sorry I totally bailed on Summer Series this week.
I got caught up filling orders and creating a new series and now it's Friday.
I promise I'll have a new one on Monday, just in time for the 4th of July!

So do you want to see my pretty little houses I made?
I had so much fun making them!!  :)

They are available in my Etsy shop.
Have a wonderful weekend Friends!!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Series 2013 (Week 3)

I'm so glad to see you've been enjoying the summer series downloads I've been creating!
I loved seeing all the Daddy day gifts that were made!
Last week I taught an art camp for ages 6-8.  I thought this week I would share the projects I did with them and if you make any of them, send me a photo or tag them on Instagram (#summerseries2013) to win a free 8 x 10 from my shop!
1.  "Kaleidoscope Painting"
Paint the lid of a cup with black paint and use it to stamp overlapping circles.
Once it dries, paint inside each shape with a different color.
This is a very relaxing project for all ages!  :)

2.  "Hands and Feet"
Trace the child's hands and feet and let them draw the body and face.
Talk about what kind of background they'd like.  Outline all the pencil marks with a black permanent marker and then paint.

3.  "Hot Air Balloons"
Paint your background paper to look like a sunset.
On another sheet of paper, let the child draw a hot air balloon.
Using glue watered down, overlap pieces of tissue paper.  When it's dry, cut it out
and glue it on the background.   Paint white clouds in the background.
 ( The boys had fun drawing the basket with multiple rooms!)

4.  Robots
Using a case of donated CD cases and bits and pieces (nuts, bolts, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, foil paper, etc.), the kids created their own robots.  This is good for younger kids too!

5.  "Model Magic"
You can buy model magic at Michaels or Joanns.  It's an airdry clay.
We made frogs and owls, but you can make anything you want!
Paint with tempera or acrylics when they dry.

6.  "Batiks"
Have the child draw an image on a large piece of paper.
Encourage them not to use too much detail.  Cut out a piece of white fabric and lay it over the drawing.
Using Elmers blue gel glue, outline the drawing. Make sure it dries thoroughly.
Thin acrylic paint with water and let them paint on the fabric.
After it dries, run the fabric through water and let it soak for about 20-30 minutes.
The glue will come off and you will have a batik!  :)

Enjoy crafting with your kiddos.  I can't wait to see what all you come up with!!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Series 2013 (Week Two)

I have a fun activity print-out for you this week!
Just in time for Father's Day!
I formatted it so it will print as an 8 x 10, perfect for framing.

  • You can color it.  
  • You can paint it. 
  • You can enlarge it and/or shrink it. 
  • You can use it as an embroidery pattern.
  • You can use it to make shrinky dinks.
  • You can come up with something totally new!
  • The possibilities are endless!
    I can't wait to see what YOU come up with!
    I'm going to give away any 8 x 10 in my shop to the most creative one!
    You can post it on your IG account and tag it #summerseries2013 to enter.
    If you don't Instagram you can email me a photo.

    Have fun and be creative!  Please remember I'm giving you this drawing for your own personal use.  Please do not use it to reproduce and/or sell.

    I'm teaching an art camp this week, so I'll be back soon to show you what we make!  :)