Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet Deal!

Sweet Deal! Use coupon code SWEETYEAR2011 in my Etsy shop for 10% off all orders now through January 1, 2011.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

JOY

Well, it's been awhile since I've posted anything here. I 've been so busy getting orders completed, and converting some of my paintings to prints, along with working in some Christmas orders too.  I have added a few new prints to my etsy shop.  After receiving some of them from the printer, I was blown away with how great they look, so I hope that you will check those out and if there's anything that you would like to see from me, please make a comment.  

I hope that you all have a very, merry Christmas, with lots of....


Happy Holidays!
Karen

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ladybugs and Dalmations for Triplets

If you happen to know someone who's having triplets, this is a great theme to go with for decorating the nursery... Red, Black and White.  These are the first colors that babies see, so it makes sense to welcome them to the world and their nursery with the same color scheme.  For these artworks, my customer was having two girls and a boy.
For the girls, she decided to go with ladybugs and for the boy, she went with dalmations. 





 
The name signs work together great, and as a little surprise for the new mom to be, I did an extra painting for her to bring all of them together. Enjoy!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lots of Little Ladybugs

Ladybugs never seem to go out of style for little girl spaces. They are so classic and choosing a ladybug theme makes it very easy to decorate a room.  I'd like to share with you some designs I've done in the past.  Enjoy!












Monday, October 11, 2010

Great Gift Ideas for Christmas

I have come up with some inexpensive name signs that would be great gifts for kids this Christmas.  I have already listing these in my etsy shop,  and they are available for Christmas delivery, if purchased/paid for by October 31.  They are adorable 5x7 size flat canvas panels, with 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon for hanging.  Due to the size, I can only accommodate one name, with a maximum of 8 letters for the name, and handpainted to order in stripes, polka dots, swirls, or harlequin designs only. Any color combination!  Here are just two examples of what can be done.  Enjoy!

Only $10.00 from my etsy shop!

Only $10.00 from my etsy shop!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I've been featured in another Etsy Treasury!

My latest artwor is featured in this etsy treasury by valche.  She has the cutest handmade christmas ornaments and baby mobiles.  Her shop is a must-see so please stop by to check it out.

Here is a photo of the artwork:


http://www.etsy.com/listing/58582921/custom-canvas-letter-name-sign-door-wall


Here is the photo of the etsy treasury and the link right below the photo.



Play And Decorate!
 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ready for a Sweet Fall!

In addition to catching up on my painting orders this week, I was able to squeeze in some quality time with my 3 year-old daughter.  Our fall treasure hunt began with a trip to Lowes, for some gorgeous mums that we purchased for less than $2.50 each!  Then on to the Dollar Tree where we picked out some pretty silk flowers, ribbon, faux pumpkins/squash and jack-o-lantern candy baskets.  Back at home, we sat down in the middle of the living room floor and proceeded to put our fall wreath together.  The mums were placed inside the candy baskets, minus the handle.  We had a great time and I think our finished projects turned out pretty great, not to mention the wonderful time that my daughter and I shared together.

I use the same grape vine wreath throughout the year, just cutting the individual flowers from the bush, and pushing them into while weaving the stems through the grapevines.  Once the season is over, It's back to the dollar store to gather more flowers, ribbons, decorations for the next holiday or season.

These mums were less than $2.50 at Lowe's.  I placed them in a halloween candy basket that I purchased from the dollar store.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Love Bird

Bananafish has the cutest, most sweetest crib bedding out now. The set, "Love Bird" is a very popular choice for girls' nurseries right now.  I count myself lucky to have been given the opportunity to paint custom name signs to match this adorable bedding.  My customers are the greatest!  These are available in my etsy shop.  The 11x14's (Claire and Hilde) are $25.00 and the 16x20's (Aubrey) are $39.00.








Monday, September 20, 2010

Check out the latest at my Etsy Shop!


Great Fall Finds on Etsy

So, I've been wanting to do this for quite some time....to create a treasury on etsy of great finds.  It's called "Autumn Fire" and it celebrates all the beautiful and fiery colors of fall and I found some great treasure along the way.....Autumn Fire by Sweetartboutique

Autumn Fire by Sweetartboutique

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Getting ready for Halloween

Well, before I had a chance to blog about my newest creation, the darn thing sold!
But I plan on doing some other variations of this cute Halloween door sign "Witches Welcome!".... I absolutely love the colors that I chose for this adorable halloween decoration, and aren't those boots and stockings the cutest?


Friday, August 13, 2010

Under the Sea nursery themes

In the past few months, I have had several orders for custom art with a "Tropical" or "Under the Sea" theme.  I thought that I would share with you two of the finished artworks, one for a boy and one for a girl.  I love how they turned out, and I had great responses from the customers.  Hope you like them as well!

Under the Sea themed Letters for a Girl

Under the Sea themed Monogram Set for a Boy
     
If you happen to be doing your child's birthday in the "under the sea" theme, I found these wonderful cupcake toppers by YourBlissfulDay at Etsy. Here is the link to her shop: yourblissfulday.etsy.com 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50847524/under-the-sea-cupcake-toppers-12

A special "Thank You" to Kristi at YourBlissfulDay for featuring one of my custom handpainted name signs on her blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!
K

Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Wall Art Ideas for Twins

Here are some more examples of artwork that I have created for Twins.
The "Brock" and "Kate" are for a boy/girl twin's nursery using sage green, pink and blue. 





I hope that you enjoy looking at my artwork!  Please feel free to ask any questions or post any comments. 
Thanks!
K

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wall art for Boy/Girl Twins

Choosing a theme for a boy/girl baby nursery doesn't have to be difficult.
Here is a perfect example of artwork that I created for a client who used My Baby Sam's "Paisley Splash" crib bedding in lime green and brown for her Boy/Girl twins' nursery.  I'll share more photos and artwork with you later with more ideas for Twins' nurseries, and even for triplets! 
Blessings,
K


Paisley Splash crib bedding in lime green and Brown
by My Baby Sam

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Circus Circus !!

The circus is in town!  These are some of my previous works that would coordinate with a circus themed nursery or child's bedroom.  These have bright, fun colors and are avalable for $12.00 each panel at my etsy shop.  





Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Peekaboo Pals have been painted!

This is my latest creation inspired by Kidsline's Peekaboo Pals crib bedding.
This was such a fun set to paint.  The set includes one 11x14 name sign and two 6x8 side art paintings.  Here is the inspiration photo of the crib bedding set:

And here is the photo of the paintings in their new home!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Artwork A La Mode

This  3-piece art set was created to coordinate
with Cocalo's A la Mode Crib Bedding Set. 
This set has the 11x14 name sign, and two 6x8 side art paintings,
available at my etsy shop for $42.00. 
Here is a photo of the crib bedding:

Saturday, May 15, 2010