Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Now that the school year is back in and the busy-ness of summer has settled down, I wanted to show a few things that I worked on this summer. Here are a few of my favorite pieces with sizes listed. Just give me a call or send me an email and I'll get yours started today!!

9 x 12 lilac, eggplant and lime green cross with grosgrain bow: Set of two 8 x 10's: camo border, verse, mama and baby raccoon .

16 x 20: sky blue background, khaki damask, lime green 'C'.NEW ITEM! This monogrammed hair bow holder was created as a gift for a friend to give at a baby shower. She had seen several at stores around town, but wanted something more personalized. It is great for a baby shower gift, birthday present for all the girly-girls you know, or just to hang in your own daughter's bathroom. Call me with the colors you'd like today! $20.008 x 10 oval: pale pink background, white monogram, chocolate brown verse, brown and pink polka-dot ribbon and bow.ANOTHER NEW ITEM: wooden plaque 16 x 5. One of my favorite customers contacted me when she saw this verse in a store one day. She wanted to have it done for someone in her family, so to personalize it a little more, we added their anniversary date behind the verse. $35.0016 x 20 oval: cream background with pale pink paisleys, pink background with name in cream and verse in brown, hung with cream satin ribbon. Monogram across a set of three - (2) 8 x 10 ovals and (1) 16 x 20 oval. Harlequin design in khaki, cream, light and dark olive green, hung with cream satin ribbon8 x 10: pink with white polka dots, green and white gingham, yellow background with hot pink verse, hung with white satin ribbon.

Still don't see what you're looking for?? Email me your ideas and questions and I'll work with you to create exactly what you want! Every piece I do is a custom piece created specifically for each customer.

Keep checking back often...there's lots more coming, and a few more new items too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

For Joanna...

One of the greatest blessings I've ever been given in way of friends is Joanna. We lived together for almost three years before Michael and I got married, and I can't even begin to count the things I've learned from her, ways I've been blessed by her friendship and hours we've spent laughing.

She - through God's grace and provision - gave birth to two of the cutest little twin girls last year. And I was honored to do these for her girls' nursery.

The idea came from something I often think about my own twins: they are two parts of a whole, and at the same time fully unique by themselves. So I took the baby blanket that matched her bedding and used the tree on it for inspiration. Set of two 16 x 20 canvases: chocolate brown background, cream tree, pink and green accents. Its a little different than the stuff I've done before, but I must say that I love these, and am so pleased with the results. I hope you are too, Jo!

I love you and was honored to do these for you!

Friday, April 3, 2009

What I've been working on...

Here are a few canvases that I've completed recently. See anything you like? Just send me an email or give me a call, and I'll get one started for you in the colors you want!

16 x 20 for my friend Amanda to give to one of her friends. Argyle in blue and white, border background in pale lime green, main background in light blue and chocolate brown. This 8 x 10 is special because Jennifer in KY had my good friend Carrie and I work together to create a picture frame and a canvas as a gift set for a friend. Carrie and I worked together to make sure that the pieces would coordinate perfectly. Keep checking back because Carrie and I are working on ways for you to order picture frames and canvases from us that match. More to come soon...but in the meantime, be sure to check out her link in the right hand column: The Polka Dot Lollipop.This 16 x 20 was done for Haylee to give to her mom as a birthday present.

This set of two 8 x 10's was done for Haylee to give to a friend of hers. The baby's room was done in Auburn University colors/football theme, and I have heard they were a hit at the shower.
This 8 x 10 oval was done for Linzette: pale pink background, white monogram, chocolate brown writing, and hung with a chocolate brown ribbon w/ pink polka dots.
Thanks for checking in on me! I hope you like what you see!....More canvases on the way, so keep checking back.

Friday, March 13, 2009

For Amanda...

This is a 16 x 20 that I did for one of my favorite childhood friends' playroom. Amanda is a really talented artist, so I was very nervous about doing anything that would be hanging in her house. On top of that, we had somewhat of a complex color scheme we were working with: an olive green couch, a pink PB Kids chair for her little girl, a denim PB Kids chair for her baby boy, and a light green fabric that she found to work the pink and blue together. She knew she wanted a wagon and a verse, and here's what she got. I have to say that I am pleased with how it turned out. My favorite parts are the kids' names on the wagon, and the way the verse ties them together. As I look for verses each time I do a canvas, I am constantly reminded that God's word is perfect and lacking in nothing. Even in something as small as my painting hobby, He has given me every single thing I need in His word.

Growing up together, Amanda and I never dreamed that our children would be close in age, or would ever even meet. What a treat to be able to paint something for someone who has grown up with you! Thanks, Amanda for letting me do this for you! ...I loved doing it and having the chance to catch up!

Oh! and you should all check out her paint blog for some artwork for yourselves. Her link has been added to the others.

For Jennifer...

Set of two 8 x 10's for Jennifer to give to one of her friends as a baby gift. Call or email me with your choice of colors today!

Monday, February 16, 2009

For Mandi

This set of three was done for Mandi's little girl, Faith, who is about to be moving up into her her "big girl" room soon. Mandi emailed me a link to the bedding, and I took my inspiration from that. The middle canvas is a 16 x 20, the canvases on either side are each 12 x 16, and we used chocolate brown, hot pink and pale pink as the color palette. The images on the two outer canvases are taken from the sheet set, so that everything coordinates perfectly.
Thanks, Mandi for letting me run with the ideas....I hope you love them!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

For Baby Luke

My sweet friend, and old college roomie Andrea asked me to do a 9 x 12 to match the towels and shower curtain in preparation for her first baby. I - of course - was thrilled to help!

She is using a collection from Pottery Barn Kids that has lots of blues, greens, bugs and grass on it. Seeing as how her sweet baby boy would be doing a lot of growing of his own I thought this Bible verse tied it all in together nicely. I love the finished product and I hope she and baby Luke do too.

Congratulations, Andrea and Corey!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

For Baby Trevi...

One of my very dearest friends is getting ready to welcome her first niece. She wanted to do something special for her little sister's first child, so she sent me a link to pictures of the baby's bedding, and we came up with doing the monogram across three canvases. I know that it is sometimes hard to get a good idea of the actual sizes of the canvases I show here (I'm not a great photographer), so that's why I always try to include the dimensions. Here we used a 16 x 20 for the middle canvas, and used 12 x 16 on each side. The walls in the baby Trevi's nursery are a pale mint green, and I think the pale pink and chocolate will look really good against it. I absolutely love how these turned out, and I'm hoping that the mommy-to-be does too!! Thanks, Darci for allowing me to be a small part of something so special in yours and Abby's lives! I love you both!

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Few of the Latest...

A billion thank-you's to all of you out there who have been ...shall we say "helping me remember" to post pictures of my most recent orders! It feels so nice to get feedback, and know that you are interested in what I've been doing lately. To be quite honest, I had no idea there were so many of you out there who like to check so regularly! So, thank you for being patient with me, for your interest, and also for keeping me busy with new ideas. Keep those orders coming!

Here are some of the orders that I finished up before the Christmas Holidays:

Thanks for checking in on the new stuff! I hope you like what you see. I'd love to get something started for you, so just email or call me to place your order!