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 www.kplus.etsy.com, 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 random.org.

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 larger...so 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 it...it 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 coverings...now 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 down...one 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~