The Winner is... Friday, April 03, 2009

And the Winner Is....
'Live a Little' Playing House Collage

My first giveaway has come to an end today. It was quite exciting to read all the comments and to meet new friends. Thank you all who entered.

I know, get on with the winner right :o) Ok,

And the winner is...drum roll please...

Be sure to visit 'Flight Fancys' blog, it is super!!

Congratulations! I will convo you to confirm your address so I can ship your new goodie out to you right away.

This giveaway was so much fun that I am going to do another one very soon. What will be offered you will just have to wait and see, LOL!

Have a wonderful Friday and upcoming weekend!

Many Blessings~Misty

Hurry!!! Giveaway ends Friday!! Wednesday, April 01, 2009

G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y Ends Friday!!!

I can't believe that it is the middle of the week already! Wow, it amazes me how time flies. Can't wait to get outside and work in my flowerbeds. Right now there are weeds galore but hey, no worries, warm weather is right around the corner. It is rainy her today, so what, a perfect day to stay inside :o)
Don't forget...the 'playing house' Collage G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y ends this Friday, April 3rd. Just look a couple post down to find more details.
Featured above is another matchbox. I have had so much fun with these! This one was loads of fun...of course with the Wizard of Oz gang all the childhood memories come flooding back! Lions & tigers & bears...oh my! Ok, it is out of my system now LOL!
Featuring Dorothy & her ruby slippers hidden inside!Creation began with a matchbox style box. This box is tad larger than normal size so it gave me more space to add whimsy! Collaging started by adding quality papers, inks, digital images, unique trims, buttons, etc...Voila, the piece came alive!
In my etsy shop now.
Have a Blessed 'mid-week' day ~ Misty

Just relaxing... Wednesday, March 25, 2009

~My up and coming little artist~

What a great day to relax :o) My family is feeling better so time to take a deep breath. Just sitting down with a cup of coffee with my feet up. The most exciting thing today has been making homemade playdough with my daughter. We started with just plain white and then Emma asked 'Mommy can we make pink?'. How could I say no to that face. With that said we made not only pink but also purple and yellow. I am such a sap LOL! Making the playdough was fun I must say! Sometimes we can overlook the simple things in life that our God in heaven has blessed up with. I keep thinking that my little girl is going to be grown up before we know it so any time that I can spend with her is priceless!

Thought I would share with everyone the picture that my daughter gave to me today! Made my day. She is always in the art studio with me and when she is not playing with playdough she is drawing. I think I need more fridge space LOL!

We all have SO many daily blessings that we fail to recognize and also fail to recognize who the supplier of them is.

Well, back to relaxing, think I will go finish my daily bible reading :o)


next post down!

Many Blessings~Misty

Monday, March 23, 2009

~G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y time~
'Playing House' Collage

I am so excited to offer my first 'giveaway' item!!

Up for the taking is one of my original designs (and one of my favorites to create). A new line of 'Playing House' Card Collages. This particular one is titled 'live a little'. Inside you will find a little fairy tucked away in her card house :o)

This creation began with a few simple playing cards. Next, the piece came alive after collaging quality papers, digital vintage image, paper mini roses, lots of frilly ribbon and trim, aging, etc...Measures approx. 4.25" tall including the moon on top x 5" including the frills!

You have 3 ways for entering, so that means up to 3 chances to win!!

To enter all you need to do is...

1) leave a comment on this post, please include your email address.

2)Want another entry, blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave a post here (on this post) that you did so and where.

3)For another entry visit my shop, find you favorite item, then come back here and leave a comment on this post.

It's as easy as that!

Winner will be picked using

Contest will end Friday, April 3, 2009. I will then notify the winner and ship your giveaway item to you free of charge :o)

If you have any questions just email me...

Good Luck~Misty

~wishes granted~ Thursday, March 19, 2009

~Greetings Fellow Blogger Friends~

Almost the end of the week, where did it go! I think mine was taken up by moving my art studio. I didn't realize how much 'stuff' I had and how much stuff I finally had to throw away. I went through everything even down to each bead. Just wanted to make sure that I would never have to go through that again, yikes! It was worth all the time and work I have to admit. It came together much better than I even could imagine. The only thing left to do is to decorate the walls and that is the fun part! Right now they are pretty much a blank canvas so maybe some creative painting on them or framed artwork or both LOL who knows. I have a 5 yr old so I am sure she could take care of some of the space :o) I will post pics next week and will also post the giveaway on Monday (3-23)!
I am so excited to introduce a new line of 'playing house' collages. Above is the first one in the collection and I love them! I am creating more now so others on the way soon! I just listed the one above in my etsy shop if you want to stop by a visit :o)
Have a Blessed & creative day~

aRt JoURnEy Collage Monday, March 16, 2009

aRt JoURnEy
Repurposed Collage

Good evening friends. Hope all is well. What a busy day here. Little one is still not feeling well but I pray that she is on the mend. My hubby was off work today so I made a 'honey do' list. He hung up our pull down window shades, I LOVE them, they look so much different. We live in a home that was built in 1910 so they just seem to match the style better.
On the list for tomorrow is a huge task! My art studio gets an upgrade...yes! It moves to a larger room, yay!! I have out grown the room I am in now so I am so excited. But boy, what work it will be. So many little things to move. As I said in the last post...I can't throw things away LOL! I will post pics of my 'new studio' as soon as it is picture worthy :o)
On the art topic, today we have a repurposed/recycled matchbox. This is my new addiction! You will see lots more of these ahead. I've found all sizes. Just finished and sold a tiny one now this one is much much whimsy can be added to these.
Featuring a vintage sophisticated beauty hidden inside !The lady inside is proclaiming 'take the road less traveled'.All of us on our own 'art journey'!
Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web...
Gods Blessings on your evening~Misty

Perfectly Happy Shadowbox Friday, March 13, 2009

Shadowbox Collage

Greetings fellow bloggers! I hope this post finds all of you well. The Lord is definetly been with my family! My hubby is on the mend so our prayer is that he will be healed to preach Sunday(he's a pastor for those who didn't know). It was awesome on Wednesday because eventhough we could not make it to our church prayer meeting (hubby and daughter both sick) a few of our men took charge and led the meeting. It is such a blessing to have freinds in our lives :o) I am also so grateful to have fellow artists that encourage me and show concern when we're 'hurting'. Thank you all! My daughter is doing a little better, no fever so far today, yay! She is the best patient ever, always smiles and never complains. Makes Mommy want to cry.
Come on spring, I am ready!
On a cReaTIve note...Featured today we have a victorian shadowbox. This piece came about from a repurposed box lid! You know me, never throw anything out LOL! It is amazing to see what can be done with things that would normally get throw away, a little imagination and a little whimsy, add them together, and it equals a original piece of art!
GIVEAWAY update--I promise I haven't forgotten, things have just been crazy here. Next week I plan to post my first giveaway item!! So excited to offer a ....well, you'll just have to wait and see LOL! Patience is a virture :o)
Have a Blessed day my friends, Misty

InSPiRe Frame Collage Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dr. Misty to you,
What an interesting few days!

I thought I was back on track with blogging and then my hubby gets really sick with a severe case of acute sinusitis, slowly on the mend. Thats great I thought, then after lunch today my daughter decided not to keep her lunch down. Ahhh! Not two of them sick at the same time LOL! I feel like a lysol maniac! I did manage in all the activity to escape to my studio to add a couple art pieces to my etsy shop.
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aLteReD aRt
InSPiRe Frame Collage

This creation began with a wood frame base that I painted a lovely aqua color then added gold stamping for a little extra glam! Next, the piece came alive after collaging quality papers, digital vintage image, paper mini roses, etc... Measures approx. 5.25" x 6.75" not including the ribbon for hanging.
This piece is hard to part. The colors and 'feeling' of it are so soothing and vintage like! SOLD
You'll find it @

I hope this blog post finds you Blessed & in good health~Misty

FiNd YoUR MuSe Monday, March 09, 2009

Find Your Muse

How has everyones day been? A wonderful day here. I got to go to WalMart...woohoo LOL! The remainder of the day I've been taking care of a sick hubby. He seems to hardly ever get sick but when he gets gets him down! It is so sweet to watch Emma (our 5 yr old) take care of Daddy. I think that shes brought him enough water to build a pool LOL! Gotta love kids!
The ACEO above was probably one of the most fun to create. There is just something about clowns and kitties :o) How can you go wrong!
Some elements used in this creation are...2 1/2 x 3 1/2 chipboard base card~reproduced images~metal stars ~ etc. Fun to collect!
To trade or not to trade, that is the question :>)
Stop by my etsy shop for more whimsical finds...
Have a Blessed & creative day,

KReATIV Blogger Award Monday, March 09, 2009

Oh, I'm blushing!
I've received the KReATIV Blogger Award
So, I found out that I have been awarded the KReATIV Blogger Award, thank you Baroness Bijoutery! This is great. My blog has allowed me to come together with so many creative and super people. Originally I started my blog because I was being asked if I had one. I thought no, but I bet it would be fun to design! Now I've been labeled 'KReATIV Blogger'. Thanks to all of my fellow bloggers and 'followers' who inspire me and keep me creating!

Ok so on with it. Rules...

List 7 things you love and then pass the award on to 7 people..tagging them and letting them know they won!
You can copy the picture of the award and put it on your sideboard letting the whole wide world know you are KReATIV!

7 Things I Love~

1. My God in heaven that has shown His unlimited grace & mercy to me. No matter how much I mess up He is always all forgiving. All glory goes to Him :o)

2. My husband who loves me and has always treated me like a queen (gee, what did I do to deserve that!).

3. My daughter who added something to our lives the day she was born that we didn't know we were missing.

4. Friends & Family~God has blessed me greatly with those who are in my life.

5. Crafting & Creating. It is such an outlet for me in this sometimes stressful world.

6. Camping in Gods great outdoors ranks pretty high on the list. It is my all time favorite activity!

7. Running through the sprinkler with my daughter in the summer. Who cares what the neighbors think LOL!

Who to tag...Let me see...

  1. The Little Things
  2. ArtSnark
  3. Altered Posh
  4. Nice & Easy Antiques
  5. Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe
  6. My Creative World
  7. Namaste

For the 7 listed...If you would like to participate, have fun with it . Also, if you already have this award just take it as a great compliment to be tagged again, you don't have to complete the '7 things' list again if you don't want to :o)

Many Blessings~Misty

oPeN uP aNd LeT Go Trinket Box Collage Saturday, March 07, 2009

oPeN uP aNd LeT Go
Trinket Box Collage

Ok, so another beautiul day! Guess I'll grill out again...what am I saying, I've been grilling out all winter LOL! Some habits are hard to break no matter how cold it is :o) The challenge is trying to keep a certain 5yr old daughter inside, no way! It amazes me to see how much she has grown just since the fall when she was outside last. Glad that capri/short season is near, it will be much easier to keep her in pants that fit LOL!


Featured today is a creation that just landed in my etsy shop.
Add this precious little cutie to your collection :o)
Original Art Assemblage
Some elements used in this creation are...
~Chip wood Box painted aqua blue color (lid can be removed to store little trinkets inside!)~digital child fairy image ~ mini flowers ~ quality paper with aging ~ Satin trim ~ pearly feetFinished piece measures approx. 4.75" tall x 3" wide
Check it out!
~Enjoy this day that the Lord has made~
Have a Blessed Weekend, blog with you Monday :o)

Paper Doll Collage Friday, March 06, 2009


Another beautiful day from the Lord today! It was about 72*. I headed off to Lowes to get new window there is just the matter of getting them hung LOL! The beauty of being a home owner :o) Since I have spring fever I am so ready to get out my paintbrush and fly in to painting our porches. Slow step at a time LOL!
The feature today is so much fun, she makes me happy just to look at her!
Whimsy, Whimsy, Whimsy!
That's what this piece screams.
Creation began with a variety of papers and a lot of imagination! This little gal is in a class all her own. Legs, arms and head are repositionable. Measures approx. 9.5' tall from tip of hat to bottom of feet.
Visit me on etsy, where you will find this cutie!
Have a Blessed & creative day~ Misty

Tin Shadowbox Thursday, March 05, 2009

~ aLteRed aRt ~
Tin Shadowbox Collage

The sun is shining, yes, the sun is shining!!!!
Hello bloggers...What a week! I got the urge to begin my spring cleaning so I did. I've been taking so much time crafting that I think I forgot to clean LOL!! So that is what I did. I've moved pianos, desks, tables, chairs, you name it and I think i moved it! Still have more to do upstairs and don't even mention the art studio, yikes!! Anyway, it is good to be back to blogging :o)
Featured today is one of my favorite pieces. There is so much whimsy used that I almost can't stand it LOL!
Creation began with a tin box with removeable lid. I embelllished the exterior of the lid with a metal 'tag', etc. In the inside you will find so many eye catching goodies to gaze upon! Everything from a vintage digital image to a feminine variety of flowers! Let the story be told!Measures approx. 3 3/4" tall x 4 7/8" wide.
I hope to be hosting a GIVEAWAY soon. A few of you have mentioned it to me and I think that would be a good 'welcome spring' gift. As soon as I decide what treasure to offer I will post the giveaway item. Also, if any of you have any suggestions as to what type of art piece you would like offered in a giveaway, contact me with your ideas!
Tin Shadowbox detail & pricing @
Have a Blessed & creative day~

HaPPy Necklace Friday, February 27, 2009

HaPPy Bamboo Pendant
Ahhh, what a day, the sun is shining the birds are singing and it is 60*. The Lord is so good to us :o) My hubby and I are having a 'date night' tonight so that means that our princess gets to stay with her Pap & Nana. I bet she is disappointed...NOT!! Ummm, now where to go for dinner? I am hungry already!
On the art topic, featured today is one of my favorites, not only the look of the finished product but also the creating process!
This piece was created using a dark mahogany base bamboo tile and them adding a reproduced vintage image(s). These pendants are so lightweight and easy to wear. Piece has been sealed and is strung with an approx. 18" black colored hemp cord and embellished with 2 silvertone mesh metal beads. Pendant measures approx. 3/4" wide X 1 1/2" high (not including the focal bead at the bottom). Closure consists of a silvertone heart toggle.
Dress it up or dress it down, goes with everything!
I am currently working on another batch of these beauties. They will be ready very soon!
More details and selection in our etsy shop...
Enjoy this day that the Lord has made,
Rejoice and be glad in it!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

dReAM Shadowbox Collage

The feature of today is this sweet DrEAm Shadowbox Collage.
Collage includes...~black wooden shadowbox with glass front, comes with a sawtooth hanger for back. I've used lots of embellishment goodies...
~reproduced vintage child image~paper letter tags~jewels of various colors~aqua blue paisley scrapbook paper for background~rubber ivory trim pieces for corners.
Finished piece measures approx. 6.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 3/4"deep.
To get details or to purchase...visit my etsy shop~
Don't forget to 'follow' me on your blog so you can come back often.
Just click on the 'follow' button on the lower right side of this page :o)
As always, have a Blessed & creative day!

Friday, February 20, 2009

got milk? Queen Kitty Cat ACEO

I love the whimsy of this card :o) Besides...humor keeps us young!
Original ACEO Art Card Collage, NOT a print, it is a One of A Kind!Some elements used in this creation are...2 1/2 x 3 1/2 chipboard base card~quality paper & aging~reproduced image(s)~paper flowers~etc. Will come signed and dated on back, in a protective sleeve.
Fun to collect! To trade or not to trade, that is the question :>)
To see more original ACEOs and aLtEReD aRt pieces visit my etsy shop...
Have a Blessed and creative day~

Charming ~ altered art trinket box Wednesday, February 18, 2009

cHArMinG altered art
Trinket Box Collage
Featured today is a fun trinket box that will be in my etsy shop a little later today!
Wow, did I have fun creating this one :o)
On top you will find a unusual fairy that shows off a clock face and gold crown. And of course wings!! Trinket box is wooden with a hinged can store your little trinkets inside! Altered art is great, there is not right or wrong...just creative! Let your imagination soar.
To see more detail visit my etsy shop...
~Have a Blessed and creative day~

3 ACEO Starter Set Monday, February 16, 2009

3 ACEO Starter Collection

Do you collect or trade ACEO/ATC's? you want to start a collection?
If so do I have a listing for you!
You will receive the 3 pictured ACEO's each with a varying theme. Each are unique one of a kind originals :o) All of our cards begin with a sturdy chipboard base card. Then I add lots of goodies...anything form quality papers, aging process, jewels, metal embellishments, flowers, digital images and so on!
This 3 piece collection will come in a sweet little drawsting bag!! ACEO's come signed and dated on the back.
To trade or not to trade...that is the question!
Be sure to visit my etsy shop to see this collecion :o)
Have a Blessed and creative day~

PiNk FaiRy TrinKeT BoX CoLLaGe Saturday, February 14, 2009

PiNk faiRy TrinKeT BoX CoLLage
For Valentine's Day I had to feature a piece that celebrates the occasion.
Who can resist this cutie sitting on top of this sweet glass trinket box...and of course it is PINK! The box opens to keep you favorite teeny trinkets.
Finished piece measures approx. 4" tall x 2.50" wide.
Be sure to visit my etsy shop to find our detail and pricing...
Have a Blessed and creative day~

SpiRiT CapTuREd altered art Collage Friday, February 13, 2009

SpiRiT CapTuREd altered art EGG Collage

Now this was a fun piece to create :o)
For your consideration we have an original Egg collage. Inside you will find a precious little fairy surrounded with tiny pink paper roses as well as teal satin roses. The lid on this piece closes to hid away this cutie or leave it open to display the scene inside.
Measures approx. 3.25" tall x 2.50" wide...with the egg closed.
Visit my etsy shop to see details as well as pricing.
Have a Blessed and creative day~

ciTRuS suNsHiNE Hair Pin Wednesday, February 11, 2009

~ciTRuS suNsHiNE~
Hair Pin Clip

This clip makes me ready for summer!
This design started with a standard size hair pin that measures approx. 2" long, silvertone in color. Embellished with a vibrant and oversized fabric covered button.
For a a punch of Pizazz it shows off teeny tiny jewels!
Have the best dressed tresses around!
To find our more about this beauty visit my etsy shop...
Have a Blessed & creative day~

ACEO ~the place of dance is within your soul~ aLtEReD aRt Monday, February 09, 2009

ACEO ~the place of dance is within your soul~
aLteReD aRt CollAGe

~Let your dreams take flight~
I love how the 'mood' of this card finalized! This original ACEO Art Card Collage is NOT a print it is a One of A with all of our Art Cards! Some elements used in this creation are...2 1/2 x 3 1/2 chipboard base card~quality paper & aging~reproduced images~flower~quality trim hanger~wooden 'D'.
Will come signed and dated on back, in a protective sleeve.
ACEOs also make great gifts!
To trade or not to trade that is the question?
To see more detail about this beauty visit my etsy shop...
Have a Blessed and creative day~

Metal Scripture Pendant Friday, February 06, 2009

Metal ScRiPTuRe Pendant

This creation began with a white metal piece that I complimented by collaging a vintage child image and the bible scripture verse "But let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect & complete lacking nothing. James 1:4". Fashions lovely chain that measures approx. 16" or so in length. Pendant measure 2.75" high x a tad less than 1.5" wide.
Visit my etsy shop to get more details of this beauty!
Have a Blessed and creative day!

fAsHiON PriNCeSS altered art Collage Thursday, February 05, 2009

~fAsHiON PriNCeSS~
altered art Collage

Ah yes...the creative freedom of altered art!

In this piece I've started with a wooden trinket style box that 'really popped' after adding the pink & aqua finish!

On the lid you'll find lots of embellishment goodies and a little ~fashion princess~.

Lets fess up to it...we all have a little princess inside!

To see our aLtEReD aRt collection that is available for purchase please visit our etsy shop...

~Have a Blessed and creative day~

aLteReD art misunderstood ACEO Wednesday, February 04, 2009

aLteReD aRt ~misunderstood~ ACEO

Lets face it...all of us are a bit misunderstood~

Starting with a standard 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 chipboard base I embellished with some goodies! Anything from quality paper to micro metal beads to dainty paper flowers.

All K-Plus Krafts ACEO/ATCs are Original Art Card Collages, NOT prints!

Fun to collect!

To trade or not to trade, that is the question :>)

Take a closer look at our many ACEOs in our etsy shop...


Have a Blessed and creative day~

kEys to tHe KiNgdOm ROYALTY PULL TOY Tuesday, February 03, 2009


These are at the top of my list for 'fun' creating!!
Here we have little miss royalty atop a 'pull toy' wagon. You will build your own story while taking in the unique pieces of this original altered art collage! On the top you'll find digital images of a sweet princess fairy and her house...lots of pink & white mini roses as well as 'crystal rocks' and a original vintage skelton key! Also, on the front you'll find a sign that reads 'keys to the kingdom' and another actual vintage skelton key! To complete this creation...I've added a silvertone chain and crystal for the 'pull toy' handle.
To see more detail about this creation visit our etsy shop...
Have a Blessed & creative day!

I CaN dO aLL THinGs ~ Scripture Pendant Thursday, January 29, 2009

~I CaN dO aLL THinGs~
Scripture Pendant

What a perfect way to proclaim Gods Word! Our Scripture pendants are also a great way to encourage 'the wearer' of it. This creation began with a wooden circle that I complimented with a black finish. The piece really 'came alive' after collaging a vintage child image and the bible scripture verse 'I can do all things through Christ who stregthens me. Phil 4:13"

To see more details about this piece...visit my etsy shop :o)
Have a Blessed & Creative Day~

~gReAT LoVE FaiRy ACEO~ Monday, January 26, 2009


I must say that ACEOs are one of my favorite art endeavors. The possiblilities are endless and there is no right or wrong, just creative! All of my artist cards are one-of-a-kind originals.

Some elements used in this creation are...2 1/2 x 3 1/2 chipboard base card~aging application~reproduced images~quality papers~metal star~top quality trim for edge deco and for hanging.
Now, the only question is to trade or not to trade...that is the question :o)
Check out all of our ACEOs in our etsy shop.
Have a Blessed and Creative Day~

Meet the 'Pearly Girls' Friday, January 23, 2009

~PeArLy GirLs~
Today I thought I'd share with everyone our original line of 'Pearly Girl' Rag Dolls (named after my 5yr old princess).

Each doll is lovingly handcrafted by me and all are one of a kind! The fabric is carefully selected then embellished with unique trims, ribbons, buttons and so on. Each 'Pearly Girl' has been given her own name and comes with her own birth certificate! (and of course a 'pearl' bracelet!).

I so enjoy creating these cuddly companions. Imagine starting with a little fabric and embellishements and a lot of imagination...then Voila! a precious little friend!

To see more about the 'Pearly Girls' check them out on our etsy shop.

Many Blessing on your day~

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Greetings...and Welcome to my new blog!

Finally we are coming up to speed with this century :o

Through this blog I hope to help encourage you with a 'daily dose' of bible verses as well as featured art & craft pieces. I always enjoy comments and questions. Be sure to check out our shop by visiting:
Please keep stopping back to see us here. I hope to post daily or every other day :o)
Wishing you many blessings on your day~