Friday, September 24, 2010

Creating your Own Artwork From a Blank Canvas

I hear people say all the time how they can't afford to buy artwork for their home 
or that they can't find anything they really like. 
Why not create your own?
It's one of my favorite things to do. 
So how do you do it? It's quite easy. Start by buying a blank canvas/'s. You can usually get blank canvas's in any size at craft stores. I usually get mine at Hobby Lobby, watch their sales ad's b/c they will go on sale for up to 50% off! 
Once you get your canvas's decide what it is you would like to do. Below are some examples of artwork I've made for my home. 
Sample 1: I simply painted the canvas yellow, and then I added vinyl art (Uppercase Living is a great company! They have lots of different sayings, shapes, etc. You can even have some custom made!)

Sample 2: Once again I painted the canvas the color I wanted and then added a metal letter to the canvas. It can be a little tricky. But I simply screwed it in from the back into the canvas. Make sure its not too heavy!

There are endless possibilities of things you can come up with! You can glue spoons and forks on them for cute artwork for a kitchen. Or glue fabric or scrape booking paper to them:)

Have fun!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Check out this "Tip of the Week"!

I was talking to a friend of mine recently and we were discussing packing lunches. I was saying how there isn't containers little enough for stuff like ketchup, salad dressing, etc. and then she gave me this idea:
Use plastic travel bottles!!

They're cheap and the perfect size!
I got one for me (pink of course) and one for my hubby (green) at walmart for less then a $1 each!
Put a label on them, you can carry them in your purse too! What the perfect idea! Thanks Amanda!
*****Anyone have any practical tips please feel free to comment on my post for us all to see:)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Why kiss the feet of the people who kick you? When you can be anything you want to?

I was in the car taking my daughter to school today and they wanted to listen to Superchick on the way there. 
We always like to jam on the way there to get pumped up for the day:) lol
This song came on and I knew I had to post it for you all! You can be any thing you want to be! Too many times we let the voices of others block that. I was once told by someone that I wouldn't be a good pastors wife! I say shame on you! 
 Proverbs 18:20-21 says this about that:
“A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruits of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” 
Don't EVER put down someones dream, vision or calling! 
God is BIGGER then what you think. 
If God has called you to do something. GO FOR IT! :)
Believe in yourself. If that is what your supposed to do then you wont be able to get away from that calling. Everywhere you go, you'll be constantly reminded of it! lol... Trust me, I know! 
So be encouraged that you are someone special! Its NEVER to late to pursue your dream!

**** Here are the lyrics to that song

Hey, Hey (superchick)
Some people you can never please
You might as well just let them be
They mock everything not their own
From their imaginary throne
But I won't bow down,
even if the whole world thinks I'm crazy

So hey hey, this song is for us
So put your hands in the air
if you're crazy like us
Hey hey
Hey hey, that's freedom you hear
Comin' right to your ear,
that's the sound from our bus

Hey hey

Why try to be like someone else
When you can only be yourself?
No one can sing the song you do
Be true, be legendary you
So I won't sell out,
even if the whole world thinks I'm crazy

Why kiss the feet of the people who kick you
When you can be anything that you want to?