Happy Labor day, Peeps!

Today, I spent the morning and afternoon #Doodling. 
I love drawing with Sharpies and 
Caran d"ache crayons on recycled cardboard.
What did you do this Labor day weekend?


Working on some new decoupage sliding boxes, just in time for Back To School!

This fun decoupaged wood box is decoupaged 
with FUN trendy pastel hearts and dots.

Hand stamped with fun quotes too! 
I love You, ADORE on each end and some 
geometric arrows on the sides.
Great for the Stylish kid for back to school. 
Adults can use this box to store 
crochet needles, stamps, make up & office supplies etc.
More photos in my Etsy shop.


DIY - Nautical Keepsake Box

I get a lot of inspiration when I visit my favorite beach...
The trek alone takes over a hour and a half on foot, 
no other way to get there... And it is so worth it! 
I always seem to pick up white stones and shells, when wet they look magical... These little gifts from mother nature make me smile.
So, I decided what I needed is a container to house these special treasures. A little rustic Nautical keepsake box. 
This is how I made it! 

• Antique Matte Mod Podge
• Gloss Mod Podge ( You can use any Mod Podge)
• Mod Podge Tools
• Unfinished Wood Box
• Brushes
• Folk Art Stains (Love this product)
• Papers and prints to decoupage (Make sure they are copyright free)
• Sand paper or file (Not shown) for a rustic look (Optional)

• Stain the whole box with any Folk Art Stains.
Let dry...
• Dab a little stain on the edge of the Print, let dry...
• I decoupaged a piece of "Net" like paper on the top of Box, let dry...
Then, I decoupaged the "dry" print on top of the "net" like paper, this yields a
nice border frame.

Then I decoupaged the interior bottom and Top of box, let dry!
All images came from the Graphics Fairy & altered in Photoshop.

• Sanded some of the edges of the box, aiming for a Rustic Nautical Look!
• Wipe clean...
Then I sealed the whole box with Antique Matte Mod Podge, let dry ( 10-20 minutes ) and repeat!
Use more coats till you get the desired antique look, I used 3 coats.
Let dry....

Project completed!
Ready to fill with my treasures found on Cape Cod beaches!

Check out this Fun You Tube video of this tutorial: 


Product photography...

Today, I am working on product photography... one of many captures of a Polka dotted Elephant pencil, markers and/or crayons holder. Solid wood with decoupaged sides. 
Middle is painted with lilac chalk paint. Available soon in my Etsy shop.


New illustrated Owl family Footstool

Hoot, hoot!
 Just listed some new children's organizers and small furniture, 
like this Owl Family foot-stool.
Great for story time seating, provides some extra height for 
brushing teeth or hair. Available here.  
Handmade in the USA!