Thursday, February 4, 2016

Frugal Valentines Day Wreath

Good Morning dear readers, I have a lovely and easy wreath to share with you today.  It did not take long to put together.  Most of what you'll need can be found in your craft stash.  I like the wreath form to represent valentines day- the never ending circle long lasting love.  It took we awhile to figure out how I wanted to make this wreath.  I've had it since last summer.  I've been picking up odds and ends here and there to make this wreath.  The ribbons were on Christmas clearance at 99 cent store for 10 cents a piece.  The garland only cost a quarter.  I think the most I spent was on the adhesive hearts at Walmart for $3.  I wrapped the wreath in the ribbons and put small nails to hold it in and covered the nail with an adhesive jewel.  I  put the adhesive hearts leaving a ribbon space between each one and then wrapped the garland around the bare spots of ribbon and then tying the ends together.  Here's what you'll need to make your own valentines wreath

wreath form
red ribbon
adhesive jewels
valentines garland

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Good Morning dear readers,  I wanted to share some of the new items in the shop.  They would make great Valentines Day gift. The gifts range from coffee mugs to jewelry so come and check it out.

Snowshoe golden roses kitty makeup mirror
Snowshoe golden roses kitty makeup mirror by artsylorraine
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snowshoe too cute kitty premium jewelry box
snowshoe too cute kitty premium jewelry box by artsylorraine
View Snowshoe Premium Gift Boxes online at zazzle
snowshoe Valentines I love you Kitty Premium Gift Box
snowshoe Valentines I love you Kitty Premium Gift Box by artsylorraine
Shop for other jewelry box designs.

Thank you for viewing the items in my shop. We have alot more items for all your needs.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Sketched Kitty

Good Morning my fur buddies,  We are late this morning mom overslept.  This weather has been playing havoc with my asthma.  Mom went online and was looking at ways to help control it.  She decide to buy me an air purifier.  It works great and has an added bonus the white noise helps mom sleep better.  I had to sit on her chest to wake her up this morning.  The first photo is the finished product.  It turned out very well and looks like a sketch. Mom used picmonkey and put a textured overlay on it.  Then went to pizap and put and old school overlay and then a red toned overlay on it.  This is mom's new favourite.

                                                 This is the original photo                                                        

This is the textured overlay

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentines Day Art Page-Journey's End In Lover's Meeting

Good Afternoon dear readers, still trying to do a page of art a week or something that's art related.  Art from the heart on fb requested that we do a Valentines Page so here's the page.  To create this page I used acrylics in honeysuckle pink and light yellow.  Then I glued a white paper doily on the page and put my girl stamp on it.  I rubber stamped her on decorated card stock, then cut her out(cut her out awhile back).  When I think of Valentines day, I'm reminded of the candy we used to get as kids.  So I used a toilet roll and shaped into a heart(thank you Cathy) and put that on the page.  Filled them in with colored pencils and gel pens.  Wrote the words in black oil pastels.  I was reading It's takes a witch and they had these lovely Shakespeare quotes in the book-Journey's End In Lover's Meeting.  I wrote that in oil pastel and outlined the page and girl with black oil pastels. Last but not least its not valentines with some flowers filled some areas with rubber stamped roses.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Quick and Easy Cake in a Mug

Good morning dear readers, since the beef/cabbage soup recipe did not turn out like I wanted.  I was looking at cake in a mug recipes and realized I could make this really easy by using a cake mix.  Well you all know how much I love using cake mixes.  Why not apply that to mug cakes?  You can use a variety of mixes to make any kind of cake.  You can even make cakes for Valentines Day.  So here's what you'll need:

Cake Mix- 1 cup
2 Tbsp  Cooking Oil
1 Egg
Chocolate Chips
1 large sized mug

Mix up first 3 ingredients in your mug.  Fold in chocolate chips as much as you want to add.  Place in center of microwave and let cook for 4 minutes, watch the cake rise in microwave. When it stops rising check for firmness and insert fork in to check it.   Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Bon appetite.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Golden Rose Kitty

Good Morning dear readers,  we are participating in Athena/Marie Caturday Art Hop.  I hope everyone is staying safe in this horrible weather weekend.  We fortunately are only getting lots of rain and not snow.  They say the drought in California is finally over and we are  happy.  Mom still wont let me go outside, so I'm snuggling down with my blankets.  How are you all doing this weekend.  Do any of you have those wonderful fireplaces mom talks about when she wants her new house?  Mom did my photo in posterize in picmonkey and used a rose border from pizap.  Have photos that didn't turn out.  You too can turn them into art and join us at Caturday Art.  Have a dry weekend and stay warm.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Upcycling-Coke Carrier to Mixed Media Craft Caddy

Good Morning dear readers,  I've been working on this little project.  I took a small 6 pack coke case and turned it into a mixed media craft caddy.  I started this project by covering the caddy with gesso.  Then I had a little fun with my spray inks just spritzing the colors all over it.  The areas that were left with exposed gesso I painted with honeysuckle pink acrylic paint.  Then on the side I wrote in silver glitter glue Crafts.  Be sure if you use glitter glue to lay it on its side the glue will slide if you don't.  Let it dry for several hours and your done.  It will hold some paints and brushes or if you have small stencils perfect.