Friday, May 28, 2010

Making History Giveaway at Artsy Canvas Girl Designs

My sister recently came for a visit.  My kids loved spending time with their Aunt Kathy.  She talked about all her ideas for her new business.  We make a great team bouncing ideas off each other.  It is great because who else can you give honest feedback to but your sister. Also we got to collaborate in person, so much easier then over the phone. She has always been so artistic and creative. It is wonderful to see that she can use her talents to create special custom wall art using photos and words.

I was lucky enough to have her design a special canvas that sits above my fireplace. Our whole family just loves what she did. I picked a really large canvas and I love that I can just look up and see my happy family anytime and the quality of the photo so crisp and vibrant.

She also did some really awesome designs using my kids pictures.

The way she framed them with
special words made my kids feel like ROCKSTARS!

What do you think?  My kids love  - love them....

So make sure you head on over to her site to check out her awesome giveaway!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Winner ~ Winner

(shhhh ... okay say it "Chicken Dinner "- sorry I can't help it - it always gets stuck in my head)
Congrats to Tara
(True Random Number Generator Result: 134- Comment #134 TARA)
Who said: I would pick the Personalized So Spring Hot Pink and Lime Green Damask.
I look forward to making this for you!

It was fun to see that the most popular pick was the So Funky!

I Love – Love this line of fabric as you can see in my shop! I would almost say that Amy Butler and the Belle collection kind of got me into my designer fabric obsession. I always gravitate to her designs. Before I even started my Etsy shop I had bought a couple of yards of this orange/blue French wallpaper and some other coordinating fabrics in this line.

The stripes are great too! I just thought I could make something fabulous with it and wasn’t exactly sure what it would be. Who would have known it would be these camera strap covers!!! This line has been discontinued and last night I bought the last yard that I could find through my internet source, of course for twice as much as I paid originally. The orange/blue is great but in my searches I have found another color combo that has become my all time favorite fabric – I scoured the internet to find it because of course when I discovered it, it had already been discontinued. I even called the fabric manufacturer and confirmed that it had been discontinued and the best place to find any was on Etsy (of course)! So I did and bought it at a premium. I also found it at one of my other internet sources – I literally scrapped the bottom of the barrel and bought their remnants - I think they thought I was a little wacky but hey you only need so much for camera straps/covers! Here is a peak at it. What do you think?

 I have a fun idea to go with it – I just need to catch up on some orders before I can show you though!

Thank you to everyone that participated!

Your so much Fun!!!

It was great to read your favorites!  Wonderful to hear all the kind words!

I would like to welcome to all the new FaceBook Likes (mmm Fans) and new Blog Followers!

Thanks for all the sweetness – it is very inspiring!

Also Thanks  Dang Gina for hosting my giveaway!

Friday, May 21, 2010

It’s a Gray & Yellow Day….

It is such a gray day outside here in Minnesota - so I guess it is fitting that I am catching up on all my funky gray fabric orders.  I just love the color combo of gray and yellow and have seen it popping up a lot lately.  I had to get this Michael Miller fabric because I just loved the contrast.

My sister just started doing birth announcements and I insisted that she try the gray & yellow combo.  I think it turned out great - what do you think?   ArtsyCanvasGirl 

Well at least it stopped raining and my hubby could get his golf game in and maybe we will get lucky and see some yellow rays of sun later.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Love to watch the traffic

Just grabbed this cool widget.

It shows where traffic is coming in to your site. It is so much fun to see especially when running a giveaway. The internet is truly a global community.

Grab it for yourself at the bottom of my blog

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lil Models

My sweet friend and very talented photographer, Christina of chrissiemarie Photography, was kind enough to snap some photos of my shirts with her own ‘lil’ models.  Are they just adorable!!!  

She also promotes my Minky Lil Blankies for all her newborn sessions in 2010!  We have had so much fun creating fun color combinations to match the baby's nursery colors.  If you peak through her newborns you may get a peak of some of these.  I will have to share some in the future.

Lil Addicakes in her “a” double appliquĂ© tutu shirt!  These are so sweet.

Taylor in his lil tie shirt!  Love how she captured that look!!!  This shirt has my favorite stripes from Amy Butler’s Belle collection…