and relax

With a bottle of wine, some paint brushes and a lot of love my sister and i got to playing with paint. We painted these 3 canvases and added the phrase "Kick your boots off and relax" It was such a fun night and ended up being very successful!


attempts at a header...

I have been trying to create the perfect header and just having the darndest time! Here is attempt one, which would make a wonderful personalized card... but not what I am looking for!

and finally here she is!!!


how about some jewls

Here are some earrings that I have made.... When ya can't find what you want, just make it! Discovering jewelry making was full of fun, I need to get some more going.

celebrating a birthday

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with cupcakes! This was the first time I used this cupcake stand, so cute!

And even better was her gift. She collects crosses, so I created a cross out of fabric! I had been wanting to do this for some time and finally its here! Happy Birthday Mags!!

birthday party time! happy birthday to maggie, happy birthday to you!!

thank you card

My thank you cards for Christmas this year... I loved making these!

"What comes from the heart goes to the heart" ain't that true! 

Yarn wreath

This year a dear friend showed me these beautiful wreaths, I put my own spin on the yarn wreath and came up with this. It was the perfect gift for my grandmother, a lover of sewing, knitting and crafting.

Christmas Card

2010 Christmas Card and Happy 2011
"May Jesus always be your Joy, your Hope and your Song. And may this Christmas and each day of the New Year be directed by his guiding light. Merry Christmas and Happy 2011."


this Christmas...

Whenever I walk into my favorite gift shops around town (a thousand faces, anthroplogie, pangea...just to name a few) I get inspired to create. This Christmas I wanted to create that same feeling in my home so I decided to create most of my decorations


The mantel started out with a frame adorning Christmas cards, then I got this beautiful wreath to hang inside the frame. Blank canvas's are tied with ribbon, coffee table is covered in brown paper and company is encouraged to write/color/stamp all over the paper!! 
Antlers prancing in ornament earrings
stacked open books Christmas tree (from Real Simple)

candle lit muffin tin adorned with ornaments
Wine bottles wrapped with paper, upside down wine glass with candle on time and candle with lots of ornaments!

Merry Christmas! Love, Aunt Lily and Cord


crafting cards

I have always loved stationary, so I decided I would ventured into making greeting cards myself. Here is where I have started...

plywood painting in Honduras!

I had the opportunity to stay with my oldest brother and his family in Honduras one summer. While there I got my paint on.

Check out the amazing Holliday family website and support all the wonderful work they are doing in Honduras!


Cowboy Up!

Over the Holidays I had the chance to get a cute cowboy boot painting in. It is going to a sweet friend of my sisters for her little boys cowboy theme.