Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter! Free Cross Print Today!


Happy Easter! Hope you have a blessed day! Today ONLY if you purchase any print, you will get a Cross Wall Art Print FREE (your choice). See details on my homepage.



This new 4 print set will coordinate with the Hit the Road bedding set. It's a colorful set and is sure to add some cheeriness to the walls!

I haven't added these to the site yet, but will in a day or two... but for all the Giddy Up horse bedding lovers, here is a set of 16 cutouts that will coordinate with the quilt. Each cutout is approx. 4-6".


New Logo Design


A new logo design for The Beaded Paw. Paula is the owner/designer of The Beaded Paw, a Jewelry boutique business that specializes in handcrafted beaded jewelry. This beaded jewelry is not only for your pampered pet, but for the people they own! When her site is up and running I will add a link to the logo (on my logo page).

Keep us in mind for your business ... we will design a logo to suit your needs and bring your business to the next level!

Sugar Cookies!



Every family gathering this is what is expected of me: Sugar Cookies! Some holidays they are pretty because I took the time decorating them! Some holidays they don't look so cute because I'm soooo tired from the work week. Today I made a batch of Easter eggs and I would say looks-wise, they are OK. I didn't spend a whole lot of time on them.. LOL.... but they will stil be edible! ;-). This recipe was given to me about 12 years ago from a friend. She heard about it on the radio. One of the disc jockeys loved this recipe so much he shared it. Make these cookies and see if you are not the hit of the party! They are very EASY to roll out (no need to chill!) and icing is TDF. (not the dull tasting royal icing here). They don't turn out as pretty as Martha Stewart's royal icing cookies, but I know they taste better! Here's the recipe:

In your mixer cream the butter and sugar, add eggs & vanilla.

2 sticks BUTTER (no margarine, please!)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla (the real deal)


Add dry ingredients:


3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar (I know this is what makes the cookies special).
1/2 tsp. salt

Roll dough 1/8" thick. Use cookie cutter to make seasonal forms. Bake for 7 mins. (I check at 5 1/2 to 6 minutes) or until lightly golden brown just around the edges (don't over bake). Makes about 5 dozen 2" round cookies. For frosting combine the following ingredients:

1 1b box of confectioner's sugar
1 stick of butter
8 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla

No need to add milk (but if you want to just add a tsp, doesn't need it).

Have fun decorating! Post me a comment if you make these. I want to hear how you are queen for the day! (seriously! LOL).





Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hair Bow Holders added!



Hair bow holders by Iwantedtowonder have been added to Farmhousefive.com. I am excited to offer these boutique hand-painted & personalized cuties to my site. Check them out! I wish my Natalie still wore hair bows. ;-(


Art from the Heart (Cross Wall Art) is on sale this week.


I am looking for new photos of my artwork with the new Nail Covers I have listed. I would love about 5 photos. For those of you that have a print set of 2 or 3 (from Farmhousefive of course) OR is planning on buying a set in the next day or two, how would you like a set of FREE Nail Covers? Email me for details. The first 5 to email me will get free Nail Covers.


I have listed 11x14 Canvas Banners with dowel and ribbon attached along with a Nail Cover on Etsy.com. I am meeting new friends on Etsy! My banners are being offered for a limited time and only on Etsy... so please visit and check them out! (Remember I can make any theme I have into a Banner!).



Today (Monday) the winner of the monthly giveaway will be announced on the website! A new giveaway for March has been listed... be sure to sign up! February was the biggest turnout ever!! We got many, many entries!! Thank you for your interest in my art!