Monday, November 21, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair: Holiday Austin

It is so so busy around the house these days - mostly because we are getting ready for the Austin Holiday Renegade Craft Fair.  Yahoo!  This will be our 3rd Renegade Craft Fair and I love, love, love. It. The first time, I nearly cried at all of the wonderfulness there was to see.  It is free and so worth it!  Please come and find us in booth #67, across from Stella the Airstream trailer (aka Wondercraft).

Here is one of our hot items you can find at the show...
Back to work!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Owls Coloring Page: Day 7 of 7

Free coloring pages every day for a week!  That was REALLY fun! <3

Here is the final page: an assortment of my owls.  These would be fun to print on sticker paper or printable shrink plastic.

For those of you who are really into owls, I just made a new set of owl Christmas cards.

And because I love owls myself, I have a bazillion other owl themed goodies in my shop, including this fun owl collage notebook.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Free Coloring Page Day 6: Abstract

My mom used to draw these coloring pages for me.  It's easy to do it yourself.  Just draw a bunch of wavy lines.

Here is an example of one I colored in a while back.  This a great excuse to try out new supplies and to experiment with color combinations.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Freebie Coloring Page Day 3

It's day 3 of a week of free coloring pages.  Today's page is a digital drawing, a page from my Cupcake Coloring Book.  In the coloring book, there is a thematic page for each month of the year, featuring the best food ever: cupcakes. 

If you like it, you can buy the download here.  If you prefer to buy the printed book, go here.

Cupcakes All Year Round by Melissa Stewart
And if you are the crafty type, here are a couple of cupcake pages to print out for crafts.
And for you hard-core cupcake fans, here are all of the cupcake themed goodies I have in my shop.

Happy Coloring!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Week of Coloring Pages: Day 2

This design features of few of my characters called, "Friends." You can add teeth to the flowers if you want.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Paint Sample Butterflies

While looking for more ways to use up scraps of paint samples left over from various projects, I decided to try this:

All you need is paper and a few supplies: scoring tool, ruler and paper punch. I used a butterfly punch from ek success because it has the antennae.

Here's the project I did with the cards initially: coasters.

Photographing the butterflies is as much fun as making them!

This is a fun and SUPER simple craft. Glue them on cards, magnets... lots of possibilities.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Paint Sample Christmas Tree Card

I have lots of paint sample scraps left over from different projects.

This was a fun way to use a few to make a holiday card. All you need is a circle hole punch (I used 3/4"), glue, and paint sample cards.

Making paint sample coasters continues to be a fun way for me to experiment with different color combinations and to participate in Etsy's regular color specific features.

Yay for paint samples!