Monday, December 26, 2016

affirmations in the shop!

you guys!  i'm so thrilled with this idea of affirmations!  i'm going to continue making bookmarks to give away and to sell, and i'm going to bring them all into the shop for other items as well (heh, i'm a poet!).  it's so exciting for me to think of these positive words and phrases bringing joy and light into the world at this time.  oh, is it needed!

today my hero hubby put 8 of my affirmations into the shop.  the bookmarks are strangely shaped, so they work on only few items.  i'm going to have to think of a way to get the bookmarks i want while also getting the full effect on the shop merchandise.

here are a few items to drool over.

"affirmation #1;
i allow myself to be happy" 
as a print

loving how it came out as a notebook

"affirmation #2;
i choose to see the light i am in this world"

how the tote worked out.  it's on my wish list!

"affirmation #4;
i fill my day with joy and share it with the universe"

the card came out nice

and this notebook makes me so happy!

"affirmation #6;
i matter"
 as a print
this fits nicely on most merchandise

"affirmation #8;
i am brave and strong"

this tote is also on my wish list

and how's this for a strong mug?

these items and more are all in the heavenspirit creations shop!  i have a total of 8 new prints up today, some with multiple items for the affirmation.  i have more waiting to be uploaded, and a brain full of ideas.  i'd love to hear your ideas for affirmations you'd like to see as a print!

i'll keep you posted!

until later,

Sunday, December 25, 2016

happy christmas, 2016!

my big craft for christmas gifts this year was bookmarks tailored to the recipient.  i chose affirmations that i wished my people would know or had more of in their life.

i started with sheets of watercolor paper and had fun with inks, acrylics and stamping a texture.  lots of layers, as thats how i like my art.


i cut them into random sized bookmarks, cause thats how i roll.  i don't need no stinking measuring device!  organic, baby.

i knew i wanted to use book pages in the bookmarks, so tried different ideas for the affirmation phrases.  i wasn't happy until i stamped the words onto the blank areas of the book pages.  it
took a little time for me to find the look i wanted, but i am pleased with the clean look it created.

after stamping, i went over with pen to darken the ink

i added several layers of gloss medium to seal and protect the bookmarks, learning as i went along.

some in the drying phase

i added ribbon to the bookmarks, and pixel kitty helped

my book loving friends and family loved their affirmation bookmarks, and i enjoyed sending them loving energies!

from my home to yours, heres to a happy, healthy, prosperous and blessed 2017

until later,

Monday, December 5, 2016

i'm elf-ing

hi there!

i've been stalling and procrastinating about the christmas shenanigans that need to happen each year in order for ME to be happy.  the crafting to my loved ones that i like to do because i enjoy giving handmade items to those who enjoy my craftiness.  i've been in a weepy, bah-humbug-ish mood that has deepened further into a scary feeling situation for me the last few weeks.  knowing that my son and his family, with my grandtwins, won't be joining us this year from across the country wasn't helping my spirits.

i had a bit of inspiration with some secret stuff the other day, and that helped.  slapping color down is always therapeutic for me.   i was also looking for affirmations for these gifts, so the act of using google in such a positive way, and writing down some wise words for myself, helped break the cloud a bit more.

then, while shopping for gifts yesterday, i came across an advent calendar that made me smile so big!  my sweetie got it for me in hopes that my smile would continue as i moved the candy cane from pocket to pocket.

i did a lot of smiling yesterday, because sweet man must have touched something with glitter, and he sparkled in the sunlight for the rest of the day.  i called him "sparkles" and he glared good naturedly.

i can't show what i'm making, but i can show you this...

oh, the disaster that precedes the holidays

it stinks to not be able to share what i'm working on, cause i'm so proud and happy with how it's coming together.  soon the gifts will be opened and i will be able to share here.  for now, mum's the word.

until later,