Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Mixed Media Mini Canvas

As a parent and Children’s Ministry worker, I seek advice from the best parenting book there is…The Bible:)  Deuteronomy 6 is full of encouragement and wisdom…This was the inspiration for this mini canvas. I started with a plain mini canvas sold in a pack of […]

Christmas Ornament Ribbon Project…RIBBON : more than just a “finishing touch”

Christmas Ornament Ribbon Project…RIBBON : more than just a “finishing touch”

I LOVE ribbon…I have since I was a little girl…carefully choosing just the right grosgrain to highlight my ponytails and match my coordinating outfit or cheerleading uniform:) Not to mention the tying up of gifts. I am a gift giver…I love to search out special […]

Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle’s Alphabet

Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle’s Alphabet

The letter L…See original post for details on Annabelle’s Alphabet  here

Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle's Alphabet Mail a Letter : Project Annabelle's Alphabet

Christmas in June : Stamped Washer Ornament

Christmas in June : Stamped Washer Ornament

Last year I bought this great little Steel Stamping Set.  It wasn’t very expensive ( under $10) and it’s great for stamping words into inexpensive washers, blank metal charms, metal storage boxes and more! In this project I used them to stamp words onto washers […]

Simple Mini Flower Vase Tutorial

Simple Mini Flower Vase Tutorial

A long while back, I purchased a set of these plastic storage jars at Hobby Lobby. (click on the photo above for the direct link)  I had one  that I wasn’t using for anything and decided to “play” with it today:) To make this cute […]

Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make-up Jars

Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make-up Jars

Alcohol Inks & repurposed makeup jars

In an earlier post I wrote about a sample make-up bag “kit” my husband brought home for me from a recent trade show.  Thoughtful as it was, I didn’t have much use for the make-up, but I loved painting the bag with my paint pens.  Today, I cleaned out the jars and decided to give them some fun color with  Alcohol Markers.

Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir, Copic) can do more than color stamped images…  Not only are they beautifully vibrant and JUICY on paper but they can color other surfaces like metals, glass, and acrylic.

Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make Up Jars
Alcohol Markers & Re-purposed Make Up Jars
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Today I had fun playing with Alcohol Inks.  I love their vibrant colors and versatility. I’m using an Embossing pad, Embossing Powder, Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Lettuce, Cranberry, Eggplant, and Latte) Card Stock Scraps & a Blank White Tag.  I pulled a bland tag out and […]

Free Make Up Sample Bag Project

Free Make Up Sample Bag Project

I’m a very low maintenance girl…at least when it comes to personal care.  Don’t be grossed out, I do take almost daily showers, but I just have a few hair care products (shampoo & sometimes hairspray),and  I don’t wash my face (other than sticking it […]

Personalized Watercolor & Ink

Personalized Watercolor & Ink

Personalized Water Color and Ink
Personalized Water Color and Ink

When your adopted “niece” gets into Harvard, you should do something special!  I wanted to create a framed piece she could take with her to school….Something that would make her smile…something that would remind her not only of who she is, but of “WHOSE” she iS.

This is a gift for a beautiful girl who comes from a family devoted to words:)  It was great fun to write and laugh along with them…treasuring sweet Emma, the graduate.

Personalized Water Color and Ink
Personalized Water Color and Ink

Personalized Water Color and Ink

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Personalized Water Color and Ink
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Personalized Watercolor & Ink www.1Arthouse.wordpress.com
Personalized Watercolor & Ink
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Colored with : Koi Water Colors, Pitt multi liner, Tombows, & Glaze pens.

Best Ever Butter Cookie Cut-Out Goes to Harvard

Best Ever Butter Cookie Cut-Out Goes to Harvard

One of my Girlfriends  lives “up the hill” from me.  She often sends me texts stating that  she’s headed “down the hill” for some butter cookies and tea…they are her favorite, especially when they are nicely brown. Today, I’m making cookies for her amazing daughter […]


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