Saturday, October 29, 2011

Finally, Art on Our Walls!

Our walls have been empty since we bought our home two years ago.  Not one picture hanging up.  Nothing on them but paint.  Until now...



No, I didn't do this myself.  We used stencils.  We knew from the start we wanted some sort of botanic silhouette...at first we thought maybe bamboo.  But we just couldn't decide. Had looked at hundreds of stencils and wall stickers and couldn't find one we agreed on.  My husband and I are picky...REALLY picky about how we decorate.  I like really delicate, detailed, usually natural or ethnic designs.  My husband likes simple, sparse, and modern.  And since we agreed not to bring anything decorative into the house without both of us agreeing on it...well, a lot of our home remains un-decorated (in spite of me being an artist and all).

But when we saw this stencil set we both loved it.  Still, it took me several months to actually buy it, then it sat for 6 months before we got the living room clean enough to do painting (yes, I'm THAT kind of "housekeeper").

So, I'm really excited about this!  Had to share it with you all!  Think it came out really good!  There were three large stencils  (plus some falling leaves, which we might add later, and some butterflies they added for free, which I might use for crafts).   But what's great about this design is you can do a lot to alter those three starting stencils--put one branch on another branch, remove or move around leaves, reverse the image, etc.  So we were able to do a lot with it.

(NOTE:  If you like these stencils, you can find them here...And no, I wasn't paid to write any of this, it was just something I used and liked and wanted to share).


Domestically Speaking

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Texas Design

I'd like to share a new design with you....a Texas Scribbleprint!



I was born in California, but have been living in Texas for a few years now.  This design actually came from a special request by my mom, who's living in Texas now too.  She didn't request JUST a Texas Scribbleprints...but a "I Survived the 2011 Texas Heat Wave" Scribbleprints.  See, this summer has been the hottest I've seen in the 10+ years I've lived here...and Texas summers are usually hot.  But this one didn't let up...a long stretch of 100+ degree heat, sometimes rising to the teens (I think it got up to 118), that just did not end.  Well, until now.  October is finally giving us some rain and cooler weather.

Here's the full design...


I blurred the edges a bit on that...came out nice. On the finished t-shirts through Zazzle it sort of has a yellow glow around the edges.

I'm selling the 2011 Heat Wave design only in my Texifornia shops (Texifornia is my other blog)...




The Texas Scribbleprint you can also find at...


Here's some samples of the products with this design...




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Clear Stickers

Bumper stickers at my CafePress shop now come in CLEAR as well as the original opaque! Pretty cool!

Monday, October 10, 2011

CafePress Giveaways

Found a few CafePress giveaways online this month! Of course, the cool thing is, if you win these, you could get something designed by me! (If you want to of course). You can find my Artsy Scribbleprints by searching the marketplace under scribbleprints, and my Funny Designs by searching under galesgiggles.

October 12
$50 CafePress GC at Our Whiskey Lullaby

October 14
$50 CafePress GC at 3 Princes and a Princess 2

October 17
$50 CafePress GC at  Lucky Lucy

October 20
$50 CafePress GC at A Mom's Balancing Act

Saturday, October 1, 2011

50% Off Cards and Invitations!

Use coupon code HCARDSAVINGS to get 50% off Invitations and Greeting Cards. Ends September 16!

Christmas Flurry Announcements by scribbleprints



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