Hello Hello…..

Hope you’re all doing wonderful this Thursday evening….I’m SO ready for it to be Friday!!! I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful day….it’s been a cooooollll day here…and supposed to be a rainy weekend….but that’s ok because I’ll be spending it in my ARTHaven!!!
I thought I would stop in and say “Hey” and share some new stencils I’ve designed and listed in my ETSY Store…..

I’m really enjoying creating stencils….Hey if any of you have a particular design you’re looking for and would like me to create something for you….feel free to drop me an email…would love to hear from you….
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me again…..I would like to wish you all a very blessed weekend….and I hope you’ll come by and visit with me again soon…. Until next time!!!!
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Happy Sunday!!

Good Morning and Happy day after Veteran’s day to all of those who have served and are serving!! What a great debt of gratitude to you we all owe!!!  My hubby, son and grandfather and dad were all veterans…..couldn’t be more proud of them all!!! It’s because of you all we have the freedoms we enjoy!!
I just wanted to share something with you that I was gifted yesterday from my Sister in Law…she moved back to our hometown from Minnesota and had a piece of furniture she no longer wanted….I was HONORED to receive it as it is a piece that hubby and her father had made many years ago…..it’s a desk and it is STUNNING!!!  I added it to my ARTHaven yesterday and am absolutely IN LOVE…the quality of this desk is phenominal…mean to last a lifetime for sure and the memories it holds is so special….my Father in Law is an amazing man and has such a sweet and gentle heart!!!

See…didn’t I tell you it was GORGEOUS!!! I’m SO excited it’s MINE now…..it will be treated with love for sure!!!
THEN….PawPaw and Nana (aka Hubby and me) were blessed to have our Tator Tot (aka youngest granddaughter Taylor) spend the night….what a sweetheart our 4 year old granddaughter is…she had such a big time playing all night til time for bed…..I snapped this picture that just melts my heart….see the love a granddaughter has for her PawPaw just makes my heart burst!!!!
Isn’t that SO SWEET!!!
Today we’re having all the family over so we can celebrate Thanksgiving with all our kids because one of them will be celebrating with their other side of the family on Thanksgiving day…..so we just go with it and make due!!! It’s whatcha gotta do…right??? 😉 Should be a fun afternoon…
Ok….Just one last thing…thought I would share with you another stencil I created for a special request….it cuts beautifully and has awesome detail!!!

Some See Weed a Some See a Wish 3 Dandelion Stencil 10″x8 3/4″

Okie Dokie….this catches me up for the morning!!!  Off I go to prepare for our dinner…I want to THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me and I wish you all a very blessed day….I hope you will stop by again!!! Until next time…

Happy Friday Happy Friday!!!

Well I don’t know about you all….But I surely know I’m HAPPY it’s FRIDAY!! 🙂  Even  though it’s chilly outside I’m looking forward to my weekend!!! 
My Tator Tot aka youngest granddaughter is spending the night with us…aka Nana and PawPaw on Saturday night…that should be FUN….she’s 4 now…can you all believe that??? for all those who might remember when she was born…Just can’t believe she’s 4 already and in PreK….she sure loves her Nana and PawPaw and we SURE love her so much!!! 😉  Not sure how much I’ll get to play in my ARTHaven on Saturday….LOL and Sunday we’re having the family over for dinner since one of our sons won’t be with us for Thanksgiving day….. ;(  But I AM planning on spending my evening tonight playing in my ARTHaven!!!
I want to tell you all THANK YOU so much for the loving comments I received on my last post…I was so surprised and touched….made me smile from ear to hear!!!
Some of the things I’ve been creating when I have been quiet is scrapbooking pages…WOWZERS can you believe I’m saying that…I always swore after I made a scrapbook for my boss YEARS ago that I never wanted to do another one again…but lately I’ve been thinking alot about that….What happens when I go home to stay with the Lord….will my kids even mess with all my digital images….what happens if we lose power …..the scenerios can go on and on……just the what ifs won’t stop….I remember as a child how my enjoyment I got from flipping through albums and pictures….That’s what finally clicked with me….Thoughts I’m sure so many of you have had eons ago…..but if finally all resonated with me….
So I have begun scrapbooking my family….I have so much to do….but you have to start somewhere right!?? Since taking the jump and just starting I’m finding I’m getting alot of enjoyment doing it this time…perhaps it’s because I’m doing them for my family…..but if that’s what it is I’ll take it…cause fact is…I’m loving it….thought I would share a few of the pages I’ve done so far…..

So…LOL Obviously you can see I chose to start with my precious granddaughters!!! LOL  Why not..they’re gorgeous right!! 😉  planning on doing their lives and the boys and then mine and hubby’s so they’ll remember all about us when we’ve gone to be with the Lord…..
Deciding to take this venture in creating I’ve come to realize is so important and is actually bringing me alot of enjoyment!!!! 😉 I hope you like these!!!!
I’ll share more projects I’ve done in the recent past with you in other posts…don’t want to bombard you with gazillions of pics in one post..LOL….
But I will share with you a pic of another stencil I’ve recently designed and listed in my ETSY Store…..I think it turned out adorable and is a very detailed and beautiful stencil…..
Isn’t that pretty!!! Would love for you to check it out…you can click on the link or the image above!!!
Okie Dokie….this comes the end to another post for the day….lunch time is over…back to work I go!! 🙂  I want to Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me!!! I do hope you enjoyed your stay…and I hope you’ll come by again soon….Would love to hear from you….Wishing you all a very blessed week….Until next time!!

Good Morning…Happy Monday!!

Hello Hello Everyone….I hope this posts finds you all starting out with a wonderful Monday!!!
I enjoyed a  wonderful weekend…the weather was beautiful!!!
A very dear friend of mine has a birthday today….HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rita!! At the same time she is going through a difficult journey…..she is preparing her heart for the impending passing of her precious daddy…only a mere 3 or so months since her mama’s passing…and the pain is just so intense for her……I wanted to make her something to remind her each and everyday they will ALWAYS be with her and waiting  for her when her time here on earth is done…….
I have shared images of the piece with her…..I gave her the choice to see or just be surprised…she shared she wanted to see….and loves the piece….she additionally gave me permission to share the video I created of the process of creating this piece…..so I’m sharing it below….

And here are still pictures of the piece…..

I did utilize a couple of stencils I have listed in My Store on this piece…you can find them listed below if you’re interested in them….
I hope you enjoyed the process and like the process….but more importantly…I know my sweet friend…Rita loves it…which makes my heart so happy!!!!
After that was completed I actually played with my Distress Oxide inks to create a birthday card for my youngest granddaughter’s upcoming birthday…can’t believe she will be 4!!!  These are the supplies I used….
And here’s the quick card I came up with…..

I enjoyed playing with these….not sure yet if I really like them….but they are interesting….time will tell I guess….I also have made some special things for her but I can’t share them yet….cause I don’t want her mama and daddy to just happen upon my blog and see them…I want it to be a surprise….
So…that catches me up for the day….I really appreciate you stopping by to visit with me!!!!  I would also love to hear from you……I wish you all a very blessed week ahead….and I’ll be back with you soon!!!

Good Morning and Happy Monday to Everyone….

Hello Hello….I hope this morning brings everyone to a beautiful day ahead…..I also hope you all enjoyed another awesome weekend!! I surely did!! Spent most of the weekend playing in my ARTHaven…Started on a new mixed media piece…though not yet quite ready to share…..so much needs time to try before I can begin the next step…learning to be patient.. 😉

But in the process I did create a couple of new stencil designs and cutting files….sharing links to those in my store below….for those who would like to get their hands on them….you can click on the images and they will take you to the page in My Store.

Now for those who are really only interesting in the files…thought I would offer the ability to purchase the cutting files as well…..

So as you can see I indeed had alot of fun playing this weekend….That catches me up for the day…back to my daily grind of work outside the home today….I would like to thank you all so much for stopping by to visit with me….it always means more than you know!!!  I do so hope you will come by and visit with me again soon….I wish you all a blessed week again…Until next time….

One more day til Friday!!

Hello Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday Evening….I hope you are all doing well tonight….
I am SO glad tomorrow is FRIDAY!! I’m ready for a weekend in my ARTHaven….how about you?

Thought I would stop by tonight to let you all know I’ve been working on My Store and have added some new files to it….and even some new stencils…Thought I would list the stencils here….and then give you a link to the Cutting Files I’ve also listed…

 I have now listed several of my new cutting files…..I thought it was better to just list a link to the page for you view all that I have listed thus far……More will come as I create them….

As you’ll notice I have 3 pages listed so far…..more are working in my brain….
I would love for you to sign up for my Newsletter so I can let you know when I have new items listed….and follow me on  social media!!
I do hope you’ll stop by and visit again….As always…THANK YOU so much for taking a few moments of your day to stop by…I wish you all a very blessed week!! Until next time…..

Happy Sunday to you all….

I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend….Sunday already…and another workday rolls around tomorrow….It’s been hot hot hot here this weekend…and of all times for it to happen the AC on the bedroom side of our home went kaput this weekend…..rather warm sleeping…but thankfully a new unit is to be installed tomorrow!!  Thank goodness!!!
So this weekend I worked on another Mural…..I have had this idea in my mind for a couple of weeks…..decided to sketch it out…..here’s what I visioned…

I thought this time I would record the entire process from start to finish of this piece…..it took me over 4 hours without breaks and sleep…..and I KNOW no one would hang tight for that long so I sped up a lot of the video….though it is still rather lengthy…..if you tire of a segment you can certainly fast forward through it…..but I will say I rather enjoyed going back through it and seeing the vision in my mind come to life on the mural……the size of this piece is 11″x14″….without further ado….here’s the tutorial….

Wasn’t it FUN to see it go from a white blank canvas to a piece that looks like a scene from paradise??  Well…at least I think so anyway…..Thought I would share the still photos here for you so you can see close up pics…….You can find this in My Store if anyone finds this is a piece that would be perfect for their home…as a wonderful loving reminder of the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us…if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior!!

As I mentioned above…this piece has been listed in My Store should one of you realize this is a piece which must have a place in your home….to remind of you that loving gift God has blessed us with!!
The stencils you see in this piece are some that I have designed and created….They are listed in My ETSY Store for anyone who may want to get them for your creative projects….they are made with good quality stencil material and will last for a very very long time…as they are very durable.
Also….below are a couple new stencil sets I’ve just listed in My ETSY Store for anyone who might find them on their want list…..If you would like to see more about them…just click on the image below and they will take you directly to My ETSY Store….

SO……That catches me up for this evening……I sure hope you enjoyed your visit with me….Would love to hear from you….also would love for you to give me a follow here or on my YouTube Channel or Instagram, Twitter or Facebook……Thank you as always for stopping by….I do hope you’ll come visit again….I wish you all a very blessed week…Until next time…