Saturday, December 29, 2012

Candy girl

I'm baaackkkk....sort of. 
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We made it back after six days of visiting family and friends. We had a SUPER fun time and after all the laundry is done...I had to paint a little something. I was inspired by a sketch by Katie Rodgers of PAPERFASHION and my love for See's Candies. I loved the shoes and dress and I thought I'd give it a shot.  Check out her WOW. Here is my candy girl! Doesn't she look like she'd give you a cavity? 


My other job....
X-Can we just stay here forever?
Me-Well, we could. I'd have to work full time and then I couldn't make dinner and pick you guys up from school.
X-(Wheels in his head turning for a minute) OK...lets do it.
X-75%  Ok, I'll give you my final answer tomorrow.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The weather outside is frightful

Hope you stay warm this holiday season.
I will be on holiday, but will be back soon.

Enjoy your time with your peeps!

My other job....
X-Are you coming to my party? Let me
Me-I will try to stop by before the bell rings, but I will have J with me. We will see if Papi comes home early. Maybe he will come!
X-It's going to be fun and we are going to have pizza. 
Me-Are you excited for your teacher to open her fun gift?
X-Yeah, but I'm just happy about starting winter break. Being a kid is a lot of work. I know you know, but I'm not sure you remember that far back. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Twinkle twinkle baby...


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Paper fun

Are you all ready?
We have been doing a lot of fun stuff at home, but no gift shopping!
I will have to hit the stores soon...that's all I can say about that. 
Now back to the fun part=0)
We have a ton of chocolate gold coins and no where to store them besides our tummies. We figured it would be fun to tuck some in some paper stockings and then hang them on the tree. can put them on top of gifts. Either way...hey...they got chocolate/goodies inside them.

Lets start.
We have some standard colored paper and we used this whole punch, so we can stitch it together.

Now we had to pick out our yarn colors. We used two strands.

We just tied a little knot on both ends and started running it through.

Keep it going....

Just tie knots on the back side when you finish with all the yarn.

Next we used glitter foam tape. We found this at the craft store. 

Make whatever design you want on the front side.

Now we are going to decorate the top of the stocking with paper. This is just standard paper you stuff in gift bags. Cut it into small squares.

Now just use a pencil and put the paper on top of the eraser.

Wrap it all around the pencil to shape it.

Put a little craft glue on it.

Turn the pencil over and stick it on the paper stocking. 

Voila! Now you can make as many rows as you want.

There ya go. 

They are ready for goodies.

Kiss you peeps.

My other job....
X-I can't wait to be on vacation.
Me-You're gonna be ALL mine for two weeks. GULP!!!
X-Why do you always do the GULP part?
Me-It just sounds funny and I'm trying to make you laugh. Okay...I'll stop doing the GULP!
X-Do whatever your heart tells you.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Broken heart

I started painting this on Friday after I dropped off my little queen at preschool.
When I found out about the poor children and adults that died that morning I still kept painting with a broken heart. May all those little angels rest in peace. 

Kiss your peeps.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Freeze frame

There are those moments that we just remember the most. When nothing else matters and you are 100% in the moment. I'm trying to freeze time=0) Is that possible?

Kiss your peeps!!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Do you have a lot of love to give?
Here is the perfect way to do it=0)
Put a love note inside it first and then tahhhh dahhhh. 

I already have Valentines Day on the brain. These ideas just keep popping up in my head and so there you go. I'm already in February. Maybe I'm just thinking about all those chocolates=0)

Kiss your peeps!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stop to smell the roses

I have a friend that embroiders awesome.
One day we went to an embroidery shop and WOW...they are not messing around in there. I was so inspired to make something, but I couldn't pick anything out. They had so many wonderful kits and the thread colors. I though I'd take a baby step and paint one first=0) I'm still working on this one, but I'm almost done. To all you out there that love embroidery...hope you like my version.

Kiss your peeps!

My other job....

X-Hi mama.
Me-HEY! How was the karate tournament?
Me-Wanna tell me about it? How was the sparring?
X-I'm pretty proud of myself.
Me-Me too. I don't think I'd like that.
X-Why? Why are you so scared all the time? It was fun, but my six pack hurts from the intensity of the sparring.
Me-That's why!!!
X-You don't even have a six you don't even know.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013 Dreams

Big dreams for 2013.
My new lockets are drying. Soon I will show you a few more=0)

Kiss your peeps.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cookie monster

We thought we would stop and get the cookie cutters out. 
You just never know when someone may stop by for egg nog and cookies=0)
We got out all our favorite cutters and didn't waste any time.

While we waited...we painted.

Kiss your peeps and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Puppy love

This is a tiny commission of the cutest little dog ever. Up close you can see all the details, but I only had a quick moment before I put on the top coating. Someone is going to have a fun surprise under the Christmas tree=0)

My other job....
X-Santa is so fake.
Me-Why do you think that?
X-How can just one guy go all the way around the world in one night? He stops at EVERY house?
Me-He's very magical.
X-Sound VERY fake to me.
Me-I'm so excited!!! We can watch the Santa gps on line again.
X-That's fake too.
Me-Maybe this year we can leave some fun cookies.
X-In my's just so fake. It's my opinion. I can have my own opinion.
Me-Lets make sugar cookies!!!

(Here we go!!! The Grinch has entered the building)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ready to ship

New in my shop and ready to ship!
You can use these 5x7 flat note cards for a friendly hello this Christmas or for a friendly THANK YOU=0) They are printed on recycled paper and are sure put a smile on their face.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Out of the box

What do you do when you would like to embroider, but you are better at scribbling?
See image above=0) I just started this new painting. Soon(I hope)it will be full of gorgeous flowers and I can begin adding color.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December fun

Have you started decorating? We are in full Christmas mode around here. The parties!! The egg nog!! The fun with friends and family!!! I just love it and the MUSIC. LOVE!
This last week I have been working on a commission for a Christmas family portrait. I just wanted to let you peek at the gorgeous mother!!!! I just love how she turned out. This is just when I started the ink work, but I was so thrilled when I finished her cuteness. I just love working on these types of projects.

So much yummy fun and we tried the most delicious tea called Florence. It smelled so good and tasted even better. We tried a few others, but this was the one we all purchased on the way out. was as good as it looked. 

 Hope you have a wonderful week...hopefully it includes some holiday goodies.

Kiss your peeps