Being Couragous

It is amazing how a song can take someone every time you hear it. I few many years ago my nephew made me so proud when he let the family know that he wanted to join the Navy. His mom, my step sister, was so dang scared and proud at the same time. I personally think that the sacrifice of joining is something only an individual can make. The family is just there to support.

in-war_woodBefore we knew it he was coming home for Christmas and we were all so excited. In my normal, cost-effective world and wanting to give him something truly personal I made him a simple modern art piece. I don’t know if he saw the joy in my eyes not only about giving him a piece of my “heart” with the design but the tears of joy and honor.

With a quick hug, the next present was opened but I am still proud of him daily. I thought there is someone out there that could use a special present for their brave family member.

So therefore when I found this I knew it had to be an addition to my ETSY store. I kept prices cost-effective because that is who I am.

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It is happening!!!

money-1038723I am excited to let everyone know that my Etsy store is open and doing business. This is making me excited about my designs again.

I have sold a Rodan & Fields flyer, Mary Kay Busines Card and a copy of the Poem “Grandma’s Pearls of Wisdom“.

I plan on keeping my prices low because this is just for a little extra and some design fun for me.

I have several more items that I am getting ready to put up with a few more tweaks so please watch.

If you give me an idea .. I will make the item for you for FREE and put up for others to purchase so let me know. Anything.. wall art, scripture sayings, invitations, MLM items, ANYTHING!

Etsy

Etsy is a great place. I have bought several things there for presents and birthday parties. Now I thought I would make a little effort to do my own thing. I am always doing “designs” for friends and family. So why not take that effort and see if I can sell them.

destashTherefore my Etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarrieAnnDesign. Right now just PDF files that I have done in the last 6 months. I will be doing more and definitely taking that destash idea to heart. Tons fo craft pieces and parts that are taking over my storage building.

So plans plans plans. So here we go!!! Let’s see.

 

Working hard to find my way back to creative world in 2015

I am sorry to my followers but it has been a long time since I have blogged. My world is still very creative it is just hard to find time to write it all down. 

 
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But I am still creative, I have been living on Pinterst so much that my husband’s new statement is “Pinterest is the devil!”

 
The latest is 30-day declutter challenge– He actually likes this one until He has to participate. 
 
I am not a big pinner but please feel free to follow my pins.
 

Birthday party fun!

I am amazed how fast life is moving. Since becoming a foster parent the world has been moving extremely fast. I have now had 2 in and out of my home. And one child, James Robert, ADOPTED. He is my little world.

Sunday, I had the pleasure of helping mommy of one of my kids with her fourth birthday party. I was surprised how many people were impressed with the decor. That is what reminded me of my blog. Wow, I had not even had a chance to think about it.

Tried to stick with Tinkerbell colors. Purple pink and lime green.

Tissue Flowers are made using Martha Stewart method. – Learned on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u1PA_FI79U

Balloon bunched flowers are just 4-5 balloons of one color twisted together with the 5 th or 6th in the middle a different color.

The fuzzy  streamers you see from the ceiling are cheap dollar store leis in pink purple and lime green. One odd blue just for crazieness.

Over all it turned out wonderful. And the borrowed bouncy was a hit as well.

Thank you everyone for your help. I do love when a plan comes together.

Now to Pinterest to find a more for my adopted son, James Robert, First Birthday. Looking forward to it but can’t believe it has been a year.

Halloween – Creativity passed down.

Okay, My creative world is not so digital at moment. I have to see if you can tell what I just finished.

Okay. crappy cell phone picture .. But anyway. I was always impressed with my mother and her inventive Halloween costumes. I remember being a Halloween cheerleader. She made the costume .. cute pleated skirt and all. Shirt said “University of Halloween”. Anyway. I thought I would do that with my girl.

As huge Wizard of Oz (clue) fans. I set out to make this year a family costume event.

I went simple and stuff we could re-use at latter dates – I am a recycler.

Aren’t we cute. Dorthy, Toto, “Daisy” Munchkin, “Tennessee” Scarecrow.

Yes I made the hat only. I am a busy girl. But overall not so bad. And she loved it.

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She was correcting everyone all night. “No, I am a Munchkin.” When they thought she was a princess or Glenda.

The Family as a set was a big hit.

My escape to Photoshop

Life has been even more hectic since last blog. Lost a month somewhere, with two new kids in the house I am busier than ever.
But I can always escape into Photoshop.
The world of Photoshop is a great place to be. You can be stronger, skinner, have friends over, and make a lasting memory that you didn’t experience first hand.
Thru some of my photo manipulations you can see that Photoshop make the world a better place.
 
Client’s dad always wanted his truck photographed in front of a cotton field. Since the truck couldn’t go to the field, the field was brought to the truck.


Make a perfectly good snapshot turn into a picture worthy of sharing.
Make an EX go away.
Make a small town car show become a studio shot.
Have the picture taken that we just never got around to doing.
I just love the world of Photoshop. Guess I have to get back to reality.

Where do you escape too?