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      My son is currently serving a mission for our church in Brazil, and in his weekly letters he always tells us about life there (he is in the southernmost state of Rio Grande del Sul near Porto Alegre, beautiful but life is definitely different than here in the US and in Canada). …

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Create this Cute Giftbag

This cute gift bag was created using our Canvas Lunch Sack and DecoArt’s SoSoft Paints.  I adapted a design found in Laurie Spelt’s Simple Sampler book.  This was my first real painting project on canvas.  If you remember I did stencil kitchen towels in an earlier post, but this was really my first actual painting…

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I love to paint Shara Reiner designs!

Shara Reiner’s designs are so much fun to paint, and can easily be adapted to fit a variety of surfaces. In her latest book, Shara’s Funky Folk Art, Vol. 2 she has so many designs that I want to paint. I just loved her stacking boxes designs and can’t wait to paint them all. After…

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Painting Day Fun

I went on a painting frenzy; once I started Icouldn’t stop!

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A special teacher gift

Every year since my oldest son was in kindergarten, I gave his teacher a hand painted gift as a thank you for a great year. My oldest son is now in high school, so that tells you how long I have been doing this, and my youngest is finishing 4th grade. Last year I had…

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Progress!

I’m an instant gratification kind of gal and being able to use stencils….

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Getting started on my first project

Okay I admit it, the movie Iron Giant did inspire this sign I made for my son Tyler. As soon as I leafed through the book Stencil Me In I envisioned a sign using the city, the missile, and the robot stencil with Tyler’s first and middle name on either side. The Robot….

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Patio Pretties

Are you ready to dress up your outside space with some cheery flowers?  Take a look at our Exclusive Patio Posies Painting Instruction Packet.  I used DecoArt Patio Paints and a terra cotta pot from the garden center for this project.  They work just like regular acrylics, but have a sealer built in, so there’s…

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