Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Finished Christmas 4 Sale...

Christmas is coming....
Need ideas?

We need homes!
Misfit Dolly wants to leave the island...

as does misfit snowman...

You know you're in trouble when Santa wants to leave too!

More ideas for the tree...
or handy-hand-out gifts...

Which conveniently come in red as well...

that Season is upon us...
Send a little love...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Things to do before Christmas...

So many ideas...
so little time...
Our favorite seasons are upon us.

If you're in Canada, like me,
Thanksgiving has already come & gone...
Christmas is on its way....
Small, useful projects are a welcome thing when your time is consumed
with preparations.
"12 Days of Christmas Goodies" might be the perfect choice for your time!

Or a glittering ornament, one of many in the October 2016

Keep in mind beautiful, Wintery projects
that will tide you over until the Winter & the New Year...

Remember to keep the Season happy...
slow down a little & enjoy the small things...

small...teeny weeny things.... :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloweenie Cleanout!

It's tough sometimes...
but cleanouts need to be done...

or not Haunted....
some cleanouts are "Thankful...."

some cleanouts are ...spooky...

some require tools...
brooms....broomstraws...and for a few of you exciting types out there...
Me...I'm not so exciting...
that's why I'm cleaning house, lol

Check these really cool deals out...
there are only 1 of each,
painted and published one of a kinds!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Looking for a home...

Take us Home!
We Hate it Here!

All 3 of us, we'll be good!

Our bags are packed, we're ready to roll!

(tee hee hee hee!)

Thursday, September 22, 2016


First day of Autumn!!
Needless to say, this "Christmas" kid is VERY excited!
And in honor of this wonderful day,
I've created a fine set of jewelry items to wear during this festive season!
You'll look great jingling in these beauties all the way down to 
Starbucks for your Venti' Pumpkin Spice Latte'!

All you need is a tiny matchbox & some handy dandy shiny items
from the Tim Holtz collection!

Also on the "menu" today...
"Sittin' in the Patch...waitin'..."
I picked up this little "pumpkin pie" at 
Great pieces for great ideas!

I also picked up a couple more of THE best pumpkin pieces you'll ever see!
And Christmas pieces!!!!! Wait 'till you see!!!
They're soon to come!
Keep an "eyeball" out for those......

So there you go...not a bad start to the season!
Get those cozies out, knit some socks, paint some pumpkins,
make some "Fireworks" & enjoy the scenery, scents & pumpkin munchies!

Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Me loves a spooky pumpkin!!!
"Good Pumpkin Eve!"
You can paint the Haunted house with the design included,
use the cool, spooky Haunted Graveyard diecut that I used on my pattern from
I recommend the diecut!

Also new...
2 pretty filigree ornaments supplied by our good painting friends
Those pieces are Item#'s BEV97 & 98
Make sure you visit BWU!

More Halloweenie to come!
Something very small & spooky special!
Can't wait to get it done!

Keep an eye out on those pumpkins....
me thinks an early frost is in order this year!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September is FULL!

I thought I had nothing done until I started pulling pics!
Check out ToleTown this month
for "Pickled Pumpkin!"
....& hey!
Check out the cute little "Bare Branch" die cut I used for the top!
You can get those at Southern Ridge Trading Co.

Also new this month at Painting Ezine
"Meow, Meow, Boo!"
Git yer wooden spoons & fly tying chenille out!
These cats need some trim!
Cutouts are available at Kim Christmas Designs of course!
My famous little cats from "Black Cat Farm Co."
(check them out under the Halloweenie section) ;)

Yup! MORE news!
"Christmas in the Woodlands"
Available in Issue #3 of The Decorative Painter
Published by The Society of Decorative Painters!
How exciting!

Last but not least!
"Oh Christmas Tree! Media Me!"
In the brand new Multi-Author, Multi-Media Book
You don't want to miss this one!!
It's a goodie for sure with authors like Amy Mogish, Chris Haughey, Jane Allen
and more!

A great stocking stuffer for sure!

But the best news of all....
Wedding bells in the near future! 
Alyssa, our beautiful new addition to the "Christmas Clan!"
God is good! ;)
Lots of wonderful things to look forward to!

Happy September....
I've been waiting for you September....
approximately 11 months now.... ;)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

"Time 4 Frost"...Already?

Don't panic...it's not time yet. ;)
But a sneak peek is okay, right?
Stay tuned...
you could be painting this soon!

In the meantime...
there's enough summer painting to go around...

Happy Summer day...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

JULY On-line Publications!

Yes it's true...it's snowing....
I'm sorry...it had to be done...
Best to get a head start on things...
at least you can get your supplies together...

if you're not quite ready for snow....
are available for your painting endeavors

Now if all you can wrap your head around is a little gardening....
that's okay too... ;)
Happy July....

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Well...they're done!
The painted ones anyways...the real ones are still green...
and I guess staring at them everyday won't make them grow faster....

Now...what to do with them... ;)
...in the meantime.....

just enjoy the lilies.... :)
Stay tuned....in the garden...in the paints....in the pool....
wherever you happen to be....

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hard to believe we're looking at tomatoes in June!
Raspberries too!
Crazy weather, but I'm not one to refuse a bowl of fresh raspberries,
so bring it on!

New patterns, coming up for you!
Summer fun straight ahead!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Make Something FUN with DecoArt!

You want some of these...I know you do!
DecoArt carries some of THE best products available to mankind, 
& so ....I went shopping for surfaces!
You can pick these birdhouses up at any $1 store, craft department or big box crafting stores....
pots, rocks and fenceboards will work great too!

I used a selection of Americana Multi-Surface Satins to base my birdhouses,
just use a large Glaze/Wash brush or flat shader to base the areas in the colors you like the best.
I used Flamingo,
Coastal Waters,
Lemon Zest,
Turquoise Waters
& Cotton Ball for the stenciling.
Lightly sand the surfaces with fine sandpaper between coats.

My stencil collection included the Americana Decor line,
French Living #ADS05,
Cafe' Paris #ADS02,
& Tracy Moreau Texture Stencil Southern Motif #TS01...
You can use any stencils that appeal to you, DecoArt carries a fabulously wide variety of styles!

The stencils are large, just move them where you want them & apply your fav elements...

Use very little paint for your stencil work...
I used a dry Dome Brush, you can use any dry stencil brush or pouncer as well...
DecoArt has some really cute pouncers for stencil work...
dip your brush or pouncer lightly into the white paint,
remove most of the paint from the brush or pouncer using a scrubbing motion on a clean, dry piece of  paper towel....

Lightly drybrush through the stencil,
creating super cute designs for your garden &home!
No need to varnish the satin finishes, but if you choose to,
I would use the Light Satin Varnish from DecoArt

Thank you DecoArt!

For more fun ideas, visit Kim Christmas Designs