Large Scale Printing Using A Standard Home Printer

Friday, July 7, 2017

Have you ever done any sketches, line art, or rough drafts of art that you wanted to display on a much larger scale? But now you have to re-draw it again; that can be a pain in the butt for sure... at least that's how I feel. Well, I have a solution for you in this post! You can actually print your images much larger than you realize with a standard 8.5" x 11" printer! I learned this tile printing method early in my graphic design career in order to create quick mock-ups of posters, banners, or ads which I used to double check everything worked aesthetically, and to present scaled drafts to clients or my boss! In this post I'm going to teach you how to print your images as several tiles to create a large enough template for tracing, or larger reference material to refine as a completed piece!

10 Rustic Coffee Table Inspirations

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I've been planning so many DIY furniture projects for our house since before we moved in and I am finally getting into them! I'm very excited to start building! I'm starting with a coffee table so today I've compiled 10 Rustic Coffee Table Inspirations that I love and have helped influence my own design for what we want in our own coffee table, take a look...

Brighter Teeth? Yes, Please! Review & GIVEAWAY

Friday, May 12, 2017

Now, folks, I know, I know  my teeth were already fairly white to begin with, but I managed to get them looking even better with a product that was more effective at whitening in between my teeth and making my teeth appear overall brighter! All the details along with my review and a teeth whitening GIVEAWAY are after the break...

DIY Faux Shiplap & Templating An Alcove Area

Friday, April 28, 2017

I've finally gotten this tutorial done! Phew! It was tough trying to get Vada to cooperate with me--often she didn't--and you'll see evidence of that in the video in how many different outfits I'm wearing, indicating how many different days I worked on it. Little by little I got it done though and so here is my tutorial for DIY Faux Shiplap Walls. Take a peek...

Why I've Been MIA - Introducing Little Miss Vada

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I know, I know (you may have noticed) I've been missing around here for a while... things got crazy and I didn't realize they would! 

Late to the New Year Posting Party & Memory Box

Friday, January 27, 2017

...but here it is none-the-less, my friends! In my last post, Girl Blowing Bubbles Painting, I briefly mentioned how great it was to be home with my family for the Holidays and how hard it's been getting back to work now that we're back at our house. This weekend I dusted myself (and my project) off and got back to re-finishing our kitchen cabinets--they are looking fantastic by the way--so that's a great start. And now here I am getting my butt in gear to bring you this exciting New Year post... way later than I should be...

Art Series - Post #13 - Oil on Canvas "Girl Blowing Bubbles"

Friday, January 20, 2017


Well, it's been a while since I've posted -- this is my first post of the New Year! Whaaaaat?! I've had an awesome break for Christmas and New Year, spending time with my family and enjoying a nice relaxing break! The past couple of weeks I've begun planning projects and other things for the blog for this year, and have been thinking of goals for myself as well! One of those personal goals is to be selling some of my art as prints by the end of the year, so that means a lot more art creating--which always seems to be a goal for me every year--and, in return, having a lot more art to feature over here on the blog. So, to kick that off, I'd like to share this oil on canvas piece I did, which if you haven't seen the final piece already it just means you aren't following me over on Instagram or Facebook!