25 February 2014


So it's Wednesday. And that means it is what's on your workspace Wednesday time. Thank you Julia, for hosting it (http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/).  This week I have a new set of watercolor paints and a blank page on my workspace. What could be more inspiring than that? During my visit to Little Rock Arkansas, I visited Art Outfitters. Beth talked me into grabbing some more watercolor paints. She recommended a brand I haven't before (Daniel Smith Extra Fine), so I'm really excited to give them a shot.  

Something new to my craft room is this China cabinet. I inherited this China cabinet from my grandmother.  It features a lot of my teacup collection. It also features some hand-painted china painted by my great-grandmother.  Both the China cabinet and the hand-painted pieces are treasures to me :)

Of course no blog post would be complete without one of my pets, and here's Ruby. She's right in front of a statue that my brother got me for Christmas a couple years ago.

And just because you were probably curious, here's what's inside the wardrobe.   A couple of months ago, my mom visited and helped me organize everything in here. The neat little labels help me find art supplies, and make it easier to work :). 

Well thanks for dropping by.  For Valentine's Day Chase purchased a gift certificate for a massage. After I get that massage today maybe I'll come back and do some painting.  :)

Peace and love y'all!

At 4 pm today: 

12 February 2014

Encouragement Lunch Cards

Picasa isn't playing nice with Blogger today so I have to compose this blog the long way :) Oh well!

It's been a long time since my last post, but I've still be working on projects.  We've had a couple more little visitors stay with us over the weekends (foster children).  I think the Three Little Bears, Scooby & Shaggy, and maybe Princess Peach came to stay with us.   At foster parent support group, I got to see one of the Luke and Lando boys.  He gave me a big hug and said he wanted to stay a weekend with us.  Love that kid.  I hope he's doing well.    As a foster parent, you'll carry the memory of every child that's ever stayed with you.   They'll stay in your hearts long after they've left your house...

As far as crafty projects go, I've been working on Valentine designs to print (and sell) to friends and family.   They turned out so cute!  I'll probably post more pictures of them on Valentine's day.  I decided to go with animal themed designs :) 

Here are some first sketches of raccoons:  "You Stole My Heart"

As I was printing them and cutting them out, I was thinking why only do this on Valentine's day?    So I made little cards that I want to use to encourage others :)

I used the digital scrapbooking kit My Endless Love by Dees-Deelights. The fonts are all by Darcy Baldwin (at Sweet Shoppe).

These kits were perfect for making these little cards :)

Since it was my morning off today, I had time to pack Chase's lunch and send him with a little encouragement from God's word :) 

Peace and Love, y'all!