Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2 big orders & a trip down memory lane...

You may remember this post from months ago where I painted a canvas & bow holder to coordinate with the Harlow bedding.  Well, Amber in Houston picked out this bedding for her nursery, too.  She wanted me to paint a 2'x4' (yes, 2 feet by 4 feet!) canvas to go with it that incorporated pink.  Brynlee has one wall in her nursery that is pink (that's where the canvas will be) & the other three are a neutral stripe.

Harlow Bedding

Here is the canvas that I painted for Brynlee's nursery:

Amber has another daughter that is 5 & certainly didn't want to exclude her so she ordered another 2'x4' canvas for Taylor.  Taylor has this Cheetah Girl bedding:

 Amber added some giraffe print stuff in Taylor's room so she wanted cheetah & giraffe on the canvas.  This is the finished product:

I believe Amber had the baby last week so I hope she & Brynlee (& Bis Sister Taylor) are doing well!

As a side note,

Happy Anniversary, Dusty!

I can't believe that it's been 3 years already. 

I seems like just yesterday we were getting ready for the best day of our lives.

We laughed, we cried, we danced the night away.  

You are a wonderful person that keeps me laughing & I thank God everyday for you. 

Love you, Honey!! 
Our incredible photographer was Steven Myers.  Check him out at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

The weather has been so great lately & it seems like everyone is busy.  Busy with T-ball, end of school activities, weddings, babies, etc.  The wedding thing is what's keeping us the busiest on the weekends.  Don't get me wrong, I love going to weddings, but we've had 3 the last 3 weekends & it's not slowing down anytime soon!

This is Jen's wedding in Shreveport weekend before last.  They are currently on week 2 of their honeymoon in Italy & I am so jealous.  I would loooove to go to Italy (well, Europe in general).  Hint, Hint Dusty, our anniversary is coming up soon....

Along with all of that, I've been busy painting, too!

These 3-8x10's were ordered by a sweet lady in Ohio for teacher gifts.
Mrs. Kaufman teaches kindergarten Trisha wanted something fun that the kids can enjoy, too.

 For the other 2 teachers, she wanted me to use school colors & paw prints.  Trisha, I hope the teachers enjoy them!

Little Miss Mattie Kate has the Daniella bedding from Cocalo & received a picture frame to coordinate with it.

I thought this was so sweet!  Katie contacted me about Mother's Day gifts for her Mother & Mother-in-Law.  She ordered 2-8x10 picture frames & wanted this saying on it:
I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My Mommy you'll be.
I think any mom would be happy to get such a thoughtful gift! 

Duece & Suzy have been busy, too....busy doing nothing.  Well, I guess trying not to have a heat stroke qualifies as something.  Seriously, it's only May & they act like they're going to die after only taking two steps (in the shade of the patio with the fans on full blast) & I hate to tell them, but it will only get hotter.  I guess they don't remember back to last summer or the summer before that. 

Anyway, I had to give them their Promeris (flea & tick gel) today & it's always difficult to do.  Typically one of us "sits" on the dog & the other puts the gel on their back.  Well, Dusty was gone & I decided I would just do it myself.  

If you've ever seen the Crocodile Hunter (may he rest in peace) jump on the back of a croc he just got to shore, you can get an idea of what I looked like administering the Promeris to Suzy.  Would you believe that I wasn't able to take a picture of that?!?  Deuce quickly realized that he was next & decided to jump in his pool & then go roll around in the dirt.

I guess he thought that if he was wet &/or dirty he wouldn't have to get the flea & tick gel on his back.  Well, Deuce, you didn't get water or dirt on your back so you still got it.  I promise I am not a bad parent...these things I do are for your own protection.  One day you will thank me.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Amelia & more Emme Claire

This was painted for Amy's first baby, Amelia & according to Amy's Facebook, she was welcomed into this world on Monday.  Congratulations, Amy!!!  I hope Mom & Baby are doing well.

 Amelia has the Sophie Bedding from PB Kids & Amy is using a mobile with poodles on it, which is why we used a poodle in the canvas grouping.

Emme Claire celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago.  You might remember this post where I painted a frame & canvas for her party.  Well, her sweet mom found these letters & had me paint them to coordinate with the other items.

I love how they are deep enough to stand alone & may have to add these to my product list!