Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New art listed TONIGHT!

This is an 8x10 canvas that will be listed tonight on EBAY. I have another larger canvas and two minis that will go on tonight also. Here is a peek at one of them. The words read- It is on the wings of my sister that I soar to higher ground. I have used this phrase before, but it works really well here. This is a good piece for a best friend also. The girls have scripture wings, and the glare is from my less than great photography :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Morning update

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas, we did. We are very blessed to have everyone happy and healthy. I am trying to get back to work in my studio, I am re-working a few pieces that were neglected over the past couple of weeks. I still have my 8x10 prints listed as a BIN on Ebay. I will restock ETSY in January, but there are a few cards left. I will list new paintings this week......I think :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Auctions END tonight

My last group of original collages will end tonight on EBAY- There is still plenty of time to bid! I will list again AFTER Christmas. In the mean time, prints and cards are still available on ETSY.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I was so excited to see I was featured along with the fantastic BLUEGRASS ETSY Street team this morning on the ETSY front page! Click here to see the archive. Here is the print that was featured-
Shop the bluegrass state by entering teambluegrass in the ETSY search bar.
I am working on a Facebook Fan page, the link is to the right. It is a work in progress :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Still need gifts?

I will be at the Northside Art sale this weekend December 12, If you are in the Cincinnati area come see me! Here is the link with more information- Click here
My ETSY store will be closed this weekend while I am at this sale. I will up date my items on Sunday and reopen on Monday. If you are interested in one of my items please note I will not re-order prints or make new cards until after the holidays. Please do not wait to purchase :) Thank you so much and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Auctions up!

I hate to rush around trying to get my EBAY orders out in time for holiday giving... so this week is my last new painting listing on EBAY, until after Christmas. There will be items in my ETSY store, but as for weekly listings of new paintings this week is it. The auctions end next Monday December 14. I have a few listed so be sure to check them out.

I am just about out of wood magnets. I listed two sets on ETSY at a discounted price. That will be all of the magnets until after Christmas. They make great stocking stuffers or secret Santa gifts.

My family is having a "handmade" Christmas this year. We are only exchanging gifts we have created by hand. I think this is so much fun, but I am at an advantage, I create all year long. My goal is to make something I have not already tried before. Last year I learned how to make those great wristlet key fobs, this year I'm still working on my projects. Martha Stewart has had really great ideas all month. Most of her crafts are a little too time consuming for me, but I did see a Christmas tree project I am fooling around with. So I will keep you posted on that project.

For my nieces I am working on bottle cap magnetic necklaces, another new project for me. Hopefully these will be as cute as the originals I spotted on TV :)
~"Peace, Love, Joy" Christmas Angel is on Ebay now~

Monday, December 7, 2009

Auctions end TONIGHT-

Just a quick post to let you know my auctions end tonight....bargain bids still available! I have new items going on tonight. Click here to win your Christmas gifts!

Thank you for featuring me on THE Craft Junkie! Click here to visit Monica Marie's Christmas countdown!

I have beautiful new angel cards listed in my ETSY store, these are professional 4x6 prints mounted on 5x7 cards. They are blank on the inside and are perfect to frame! These are limited and the last run of prints I will have for the year. So don't wait :) I'm shipping every day to make sure you have them before Christmas!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


My DECEMBER online Christmas special is available in my ETSY store- FREE SHIPPING on orders of $30 or more! I will reimburse your paypal or account or just wait for a combined invoice- easy shopping!

JUST LISTED in my ETSY store 3 new prints in an 8x10 white mat-These are beautiful professionally printed prints of my latest favorites! Add your own frame and you have a creative and unique gift.

If you are an EBAY shopper I have these prints listed as a buy it now!

Monday, November 30, 2009

weekend UPDATE and EBAY

Just a quick post today-EBAY auctions are ending tonight CLICK HERE to WIN a great deal :)

CRAFT MAFIA was GREAT! I met so many talented artists! We had a lot of fun, I can't wait till next year! I will post photos tomorrow!

Friday, November 27, 2009

still shopping?

Visit me at Craft Mafia! I will be there this weekend along with tons of other local artist. I'm sure you will find the perfect "artsy" gift.
I am personally super excited about the cupcake room :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Auctions end tonight

I have been so busy this week getting ready for pinkfest, I haven't had time to show you this brown eyed girl :) She was originally going to be an angel but I really wanted to use these flowers and I thought the wings would be too much. Her auction ends tonight, if you would like an original 9x12 ENCAUSTIC painting now is your opportunity! Click here

Friday, November 13, 2009

ETSY and EBAY Update

I just wanted to let you know I did update my ETSY shop, with the new laminated cards.

Note to Mary :) I saw your message and if you want more than one of the sets I have listed convo me thru ETSY and I will set you up a private listing. I have six sets total, 3 of each style.

I just listed Buy It Now mat prints on Ebay, I chose 4 of my all time favorites and had these professionally printed. I mounted them in white mats, I LOVE how they turned out.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Words of Encouragement card RING

Just finished, my mini cards in a laminated version. These are three inch cards made from my prints, laminated and hung on a ring with vintage seam binding added to the ring. I have them in the scripture cards and the positive affirmation cards. These are limited edition. I will list two on ETSY later today, the rest will go to Pinkfest with me. Great stocking stuffers! who needs another lip gloss?......just kidding I always want another lip gloss :) but I would love to find some positive inspiration and thoughts with a new lip gloss in my stocking.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday night Auctions

Just listed a 4.5x9 wood plank collage painting. This is a guardian angel with a little boy. Rare for me to draw a boy, but my first only nephew is turning one this month, so here he is. Click here to find the auction

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New in my ETSY store

I have a few of my prints available in white mattes. I had these professionally printed and they are exceptionally nice. I found this 8x10 "distressed look" frame at HL and popped the mat and print right in! Looks so cute, and will definitely make a unique gift for someone special. This particular painting was created as a gift and is only available as a print.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Great deal on EBAY

As usual I had to have the latest scrap booking tool. I love gadgets and this one is no exception. My idea was to make journals with hand painted covers. Still a great idea, but I cannot get it done. I ran out a bought the latest Zutter bind-it-all and still it sits un-used. I did try it once, but it is just something I am not going to get to. Needless to say it has been listed on EBAY. I listed it as a buy it now. Like I said, I used it once. If you are in the market for this cool tool here is the link. I am including the wire I purchased to go with it and FREE SHIPPING!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday afternoon in my studio.....

still working, I will post my November give-away soon, I am behind as usual :)- Here is a look at my wall. I have a few pieces done, two are already sold, one will be on Ebay tonight, the rest are waiting to go with me to an art event.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Originally uploaded by Catnip&Cia
Flickr find for Halloween. This handsome boy looks just like my Azriel. I love black cats :)

Feel better today :)

Well my poor Parker is up and moving around better today. Thank you for your kind words of encouragment. We are waiting on test results and will know more next week. Thank you again.
I am getting ready for another give away YEAH!!! November 1st I will post the details. Little will be a Christmas theme, and there will be GLITTER!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

This month sucks

That is the only way I can sum this up. We have had an unbelievably bad month, first my over price fridge quits (as usual warranty is up) next up... car breaks down. Last Saturday night take husband to ER, still do not know what is wrong, we have to wait a week for a follow up. Two days later my poor sweet dog starts with a horrific nose bleed. I rush him to the vet, they say cancer, on to a veterinary internist who does an expensive nose procedure and cannot confirm the cancer, The worst part is (besides my house is now covered in blood stains) my dog seems to be in worst condition than he was after his nose stopped bleeding on its own. All I can think about is I made the wrong choice in trying to get to the bottom of the nose bleed. I need some good news and lots of prayers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday morning in my studio....

I'm working on Christmas angels, magnets and pendants. I made a few hanging boxes for ornaments. I listed a few wood minis on Ebay last night, but most are going to the Pinkfest in November. I did list a bulk order of magnets in my ETSY store. 20 artist pick for $20 These would be great for secret Santa, or to hand out to friends during the holiday. I will only list this once, because most of these will be sold at my up coming events, so don't waste any time starting your Christmas shopping :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So much to do....

just a quick post to let you know I'm still here! I am working like crazy to get ready for an upcoming event (maybe two, still contemplating ) I am also packing up items to send to a new handmade boutique in Winchester, KY. I will get that info out soon :) Here is a peek at a mini I am saving for my art show.
I used grunge board letters on this plaque. I painted and distressed them, I think they are kinda cool!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New AUCTIONS listed

Just in time for holiday gift giving, I have listed larger pieces on EBAY. Up now are two new angels, here is a peek at one.

She is done on a large 11x14 canvas, her dove is covered in scripture. I named her Peace Angel. To place a bid just click here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Auction on TONIGHT!

I listed my largest piece to date, tonight on EBAY. It will be on at 11pm Pacific time. I love how it turned out. I named this one Guardian Angel. I am busy busy packing up ETSY orders, Thank you to everyone who has bought my cards and magnets! ---Here is a peek at tonight's listing-

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The PIXIE Cottage

I told you a while back about The Pixie Cottage stamp line. This is an update on my new stamp line sold EXCLUSIVELY at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. I am on the design team with a great group of exceptionally talented artist and crafts people. I hope I can keep up, I have been deep into paint for the last few months and now I need to get back into "stamp" mode.

The first card I created was a quicky. Hopefully over the next few weeks I can get my creative juices flowing and really come up with something unique. ANYWAY, this stamp was made from a painting I did. The little girl is some what of a self portrait, seeing this as a stamp, kinda freaks me out, but that is a whole other issue ;)

I designed this stamp the same way I sketch all of my girls---- I am going to cut off her head. A little tip I learned from Suziblu, after I sketch and color, off goes the head. NOW, I don't have a thing for the queen of hearts, but when I reattach the head, I can tilt it and give her just a bit of movement. I think it makes my girls look a little more real, and not just staring straight into space.

I used this technique with the card I created. After the girl was water colored I cut off her head, I then reattached the head to the body. I raised her up with pop dots to add dimension. I inked this card like crazy, the print paper is K&Company and the butterflies are stickers from HL. The word stamp is from Clear Designs. The stamp of my little girl is my design from my Southend Girl collection. If you would like to add this stamp to your collection she can only be found at Michelles Scrapbooking and More. If you purchase this stamp, be sure to let me know. I will feature you and your creation right here on my blog, and you may just even receive a little surprise from me ;)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

you spin me right ROUND baby.....

right ROUND, like a record baby, right ROUND round round. Do you have that tune stuck in your head yet? That was the song stuck in my head while I searched for wood rectangles this morning but only found ROUND. My magnets have done well this week and I am now on a limited supply, until I find more rectangles. So here is a batch of ROUND circle style wood magnets. I cleared out my local HL and now I will be on a quest for the perfect wood pieces to create more fridge art. These circle magnets, full of FACE, turned out so cute. They are 2 inches across and finished in high gloss. I will get them listed in my ETSY store in the next day or two. Feel free to convo me if you want to claim a couple now. I will set you up a custom ETSY listing.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

Don't forget October is breast cancer awareness month. A card print of my original painting "Courage" is being sold in my ETSY store 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Koman foundation. I am taking the money earned from this card to the CincyPinkfest on November 22 where I will sell my remaining cards and make the donation. The original painting is being auctioned at the event. Click here to go to my store.

Friday, October 2, 2009

More magnets!

I have just finished a huge group of wood magnets. I listed these in my ETSY store They are 2 for $5-- your choice on the design. They are limited so please don't wait.

The rain is keeping me away from my favorite art show in Louisville, St. James Court. This is a really big event and draws crowds from surrounding states and all over. If the sun comes out I may go home for the event, its a two hour drive from here :( Missing this show is one of the things I miss the most about home. I love to walk through the streets of old Louisville and take in all of the sites and yummy smells of fall. The art is amazing and a joy to take in. If I get there this weekend I will be sure to take a few pics.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Garage SALE leftovers.....

Well, my garage sale was a success, but I did have a few leftovers. I listed one of my bargains on EBAY, after is did not sell on Saturday. One lucky person scooped it right up :) My other bargain is a huge assortment of handmade cards. These are cards I have leftover from ETSY. I have given most all away to my friends and family but I still have 75 left. I just added a buy it now price and/or a low starting bid. If you love to send cards this is a great group, you will win a variety of all themes. People LOVE to receive a handcrafted card, you can even tell them you made it yourself. I won't tell :) Click here to go to the auction

Friday, September 25, 2009

Autumn Angel

I'm at home getting ready for a HUGE garage sale tomorrow. Here is a quick look at what I finished this week. She is on EBAY right now.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

~~~Spread your WINGS~~

I have been working on larger pieces for an art show. I went ahead and listed an original in my ESTY store. This piece was inspired by my love for Jane Austen novels and of course, the movies! I plan to re-read my favorites this winter but until then I will paint my girls in their vintage attire. This is a crop photo, the full photo is on the ETSY listing

Monday, September 21, 2009

Artsy magnets

I am working on these cute magnets for an up and coming winter art show, I thought I would give you a peek! They are prints on painted wood and have a gloss finish. I may add a few in my ETSY shop over the next few days.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Inspiration for the creative SOUL

This week I have been working hard on all new mini collages. I made 6 new plaques that will go to an art show in November. For now, I have taken prints of the images and mounted them to chipboard to create a set of "inspiration" cards. I have two sets, the first are 6 new prints with positive affirmations for the creative soul. Each card has an affirmation to inspire you and keep you in a "positive" mind set. The second set are 6 of my angel prints. These cards have words of scripture to help those of you who may need words of encouragement and a spiritual uplift to get you through the day. Each set comes with a plastic storage case.

I personally love these kind of cards, I have a set from Louise Hay that I keep in my bedside drawer. I like to read them in the morning, they are just a little reminder to keep a positive attitude and let your creativity flow each day.
These cards are listed in my ETSY store. Have a happy Saturday!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Live Simple

New art going to ebay tonight. I added a little wood house and few other vintage elements.

Monday, September 14, 2009

No more IAMS!

I am writing today to spread the word. I have 6 rescued and adopted pets, not the mention the countless animals I have helped find loving homes. Today I discover that IAMS conducts cruel and inhumane testing on dogs and cats. I have purchased their products for years and I will no longer give my money to a company who promotes the health and well being of animals while secreting abusing and mistreating dogs and cats for testing and profit. Today I will search for pet food that is cruelty free and let you what I find. If you have any suggestions feel free to comment and let me know what you feed your pets.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cleaning out my studio!

Just a quick post to let all the stampers know, I just listed on EBAY a HUGE lot of Stampin up! wood mounted stamps. This is my last group of wood stamps, they were my favorites. I held on to them for a while but I never seem to have the time to stamp cards anymore. This is a great collection of words and phrases and my favorite little images.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Thank you Twentysix7 for including me in your beautiful Butterfly treasury! You need to check out her fabulous pendants and she is offering FREE shipping!! What a great ETSY find!

Start CHRISTMAS shopping!

I am currently taking custom orders! If you are interested in a girly collage email me for details! This piece was just finished. My client asked for girls to match herself and daughters. She asked for the title (which I love)

Sunday, August 30, 2009


This is just a quick post to let you know I updated my ETSY store---JUST LISTED----- are print cards of this painting entitled "COURAGE" The original has been donated to CincyPinkfest which will be held in November. All sales of this card at the event and ETSY will be donated to Susan G Koman foundation for breast cancer awareness. I will have more on this event in the upcoming weeks.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Southend Girl STAMP line!!!!

I am so excited to announce the arrival of my new stamp images! My wonderful friend Michelle has added my images to her new line of stamps The Pixie Cottage. These are on pre-order now at Michelle's Scrapbooking. This card was created by another fantastic friend of mine Janiel. You must check out her blog, Little pieces of Art by Scrappy Jan, she creates beautiful cards and will give you layouts and recipes to create you own. The Pixie Cottage is looking for artists to join the design team, so if you are interested go to the blog and apply.
Jan I LOVE this card! You did a wonderful job and thank you so much!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Custom Order group

I thought you might want to peek at a custom order I have been working on this week. This is a grouping done in blues and green. I added a little silver and pink here and there. Each piece is centered around a word- Live, Laugh, Love and Grow. I added glitter and crystals, these turned out so cute!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cards are done!

I finally got a few notecards printed! I listed them in my ETSY store, here is a peek. I will list a full set on EBAY Monday night.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Buy local.....

In a "green" lifestyle they say you should buy local produce, well why not local art? While on vacation in St. Augustine I met a local artist selling his beautiful prints in the town square. I thought what a great way to commemorate a fantastic vacation. I am going to have this print framed and look at it every day and remember a great vacation. From now on wherever we end up on our vacation that will my mission, to seek out local artist and add to my art collection!

The print I purchased is a watercolor of the Casa Monica, which was the hotel we stayed in. The artist is Scott Raimondo. I love this print, I think it really captured the feel of the old Spanish city.

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