Category Archives: Creative Inspiration

DIY Holiday Decor

Cutout Canvas Decor

I came across this on Pintrest and thought it’s such a cool idea I had to share! Unfortunately when I clicked to the site, I could not find the project anywhere, but you get the idea! This would be cool for any art, not just holiday decor. Plus if you’re thinking of DIY presents, this would be a good one.

If you want to spice it up more you could even add a LED light to the back of it!

Pintrest (via littlehousebigheart)

Things that Inspired Me Today

1. Listening to Blues/Jazz on Pandora and it introducing me to artists/talent that I never heard of or gave a try

2. Signing up for a 5K in November. A good motivator to amp up my running routine or lack of routine

3. Browsing through Etsy at the Fall Decor (my favorite season)

4. The cool September air

Photo Manipulation – Are you Finding Yourself or Creating Yourself?

Photo Manipulation based on a quote of finding yourself vs. creating yourself
My latest photo manipulation based on a quote of finding yourself vs. creating yourself

Free Birthday Cards #1

Free Birthday Cards – Just Print

I don’t know why I didn’t start this sooner because I hate buying cards. Here’s a template for two birthday cards – just print out and use. Since it’s set for two designs per page you will have to cut in half and sign the back or right on front. It’s not meant for folding.

Save some money and enjoy!Image

Wedding Anniversary Gift

Wedding Anniversary Gift

I made this today for my husband for our 4 year anniversary. It’s the lyrics to our wedding song “At Last” we chose this song because he took me to an Etta James concert for our first date. We got married in the DR, hence the map. I just need to frame it.

Fun Friday Inspiration

Here’s a few things that inspired me today!

(Via flickr Laura Williams)
(Via flickr Laura Williams)

Laura Williams
She’s only 18 and displays an incredible talent for art, photography, and illusion.  A college student who wants to inspire people with her conceptual photography.  Go check out her work on Flickr.


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.


Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who don’t give up.

New Category- DIY! Project #1 Art Display Holder

I wanted to add more inspiration to the blog, so I’ve added another category called…DIY! Nothing is more empowering than building and creating things for yourself and others. It’s like a journey back to the beginning of times when we had to hunt, and make clothing, and ah, just kidding! I hope some of these projects inspire you.

Art Display Holder

This little project is for my daughter who is really into art and displaying her pictures.

This one was simple, and I had these items laying around the house.

Clothespins (I used 6)

Step 1

Cut twine as long as you like about 2 inches from the end add a knot, at the same end put a loop knot for the push-pin.

Step 2

Slide the other end of the twine through the clothespin and keep pushing it until it hits the knot, then add another clothespin, but keep it about 2-3 inches away from the first. After two clothespins, I would add another knot to section it off and prevent them from sliding together.

Step 3

Repeat until you’re finished. Then hang it wherever you want.
Here it is!
Finished Project