I have an Obsession!

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I make things everyday! I love making things it’s my passion and my fuel! I put my heart and soul into everything I make! I make the art and cards I would buy! If you want great handmade quality check the shop! You will find “one of a kind” gifts and decor! Have a fantastic day! From me and my sidekick Frankie Cat!

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New items (dreamy, whimsical dreamcatchers) just a sneak peek!
Link above to shop now and follow on Facebook and Instagram so yo uh can stay up to date on SALES and listings!

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Journaling and Jamming!

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I love these rich tones! Altering/Painting with Ranger Distress Paints is so easy and enjoyable! I highly recommend you pick up a pack and go to town! They are super easy to use just squeeze, dab and smear! The applicator is perfect and you can’t mess up! And if you mess up….it’s just a part if the creative process, some mess ups turn into the best things!

These will hopefully be finished by the end of the week and in the shop next week!

Right now,  I have just a few styles left, so in the mean time I’ll be jamming away in my Zen zone creating more things for you! HOPE you enjoy this snip it video!

I’m A Maker!

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I love working with my hands, I love creating new items. If you are looking for cards, frames, mixed media art, upcycled art, reversible art…check out the shop AND guess what I’ve got an awesome sale right now…you can use code “Spring” and Get 30% off – no minimum purchase! Now is a good time to pick up handmade gifts from the heart for Mother’s Day! 

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Big Time Shop Sale

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Visit my Etsy Shop for unique, eclectic, handcrafted items – décor pieces, greeting cards, mixed media canvas frames, and upcycled art!  use code “Spring” and get 30% off anything!  Anything – No minimum purchase!  This is a “big time” deal!

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Yes I used the word “Big Time” because I’m having a generous sale right now that lasts until 4-23-16.  I had someone already take me up on the offer, because she wanted a heart in my shop, but she didn’t want the gold pieces in it and I am very accommodating for custom orders as long as I have the time to make them!  So I’m making her custom heart!

Also, now is a great time to buy a unique gift for MOM, and in my shop you can get a handmade card while your are there – like a “one stop” shop and I always go the extra mile to put nice finishing touches on my packages so you know you are getting something special.  I’m very new to selling, but I’m not new to making and I’ve had a few people say that doing 30% is a little much when I’m not really making any money in my business yet….well, it might be a little much, but I don’t care!  I love deals and I don’t know who doesn’t!  Sure, I’m not going to be able to have these kind of deals all the time, but for now…I’m doing it!

I also and a little “over the top” generous too because I’m sending a “Pounceback” coupon for 40% off the next purchase and it won’t expire until 2017!  Yep, 2017!  That gets you through Christmas for goodness sake!

I’m all about honesty!  I am very committed to building my business because it’s something I want to do the rest of my life!  I have a day job and I’m nowhere near the point of ditching it and I’m committed in whatever I have to do!

I’m holding on tight to my dreams, time will continue to roll on and I’m not one to wait until retirement to live the second half of my life so I started!  I’m here to learn business and understand what I can do to serve others and provide quality handmade items!

I hope you will give my shop a look!  Thank you, from me and Frankie (he’s the Cat Boss that gets to watch me hustle – and I’m jealous of him!)

>>>>>>>>>>>>Here’s the picture of the custom paper heart in progress! <<<<<<<<<<<

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Do you love Unique Decor?

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I AM making, painting, mixed media frames and art for my etsy shop! what do you like to see? Just join me in my journey, I love having like minded souls on my journey with me. EXPLORE my blog, if you like what you see join me on other social media platforms – links here on my page. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thank you for looking, I’m so happy you landed in my blog!  LOVE & KINDNESS FILL YOUR DAY! 🐾🐱Frankie & Lori

Take Flight

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Launched my Etsy! Celebrating, here by expressing my thoughts! I’ve got so much to share and if you are looking for eclectic,  I’m your source! 
I have cards, frames tags and “more” the “more” part is my eclectic array…small right now, but the items are coming!   My mind literally never stops…until I physically sit and quiet it to meditate and that takes discipline and I have devolped that skill , thank goodness  (still have a long way to go) but I can stop creating, it’s my breath! It’s my drug!  I listen to a vast array of music and it just MOVES me to make something! 

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I paint, I mix media, I painted my background to this photo then blended with my fractal. Love working with various software to see what I can produce “graphically”.

On the flip side though, I actually use my hands and make things! Busy hands, busy mind….and I hope you will check out my Etsy shop.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/eclecticat444decorI’m just a beginner, but I will grow, I am “Dwilling”

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Thanks for reading my blog! As a new blogger, I’m on a learning curve here too! But I’m striving!

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Transylvania Vintage-Gothic Style Handcrafted (Altered) Book

Who can resist a great looking book, went “Dracula” style with this one!  I love Halloween and finding fun, unique, one of a kind décor! And sometimes that’s hard to find, so I was inspired to start making my own. Each altered book is a “one of a kind”. I love making these and I take a lot of pride in preparing all the bits and pieces carefully with quality materials.

Altered Book

Altered Book

This book is stained and painted with various acrylics and Tim Holtz Distress stains and paints and then covered with grungeboard which has been prepped with distress inks/stains and then various papers are embellishments are applied including a wax seal for that old world feel. I’ve added a brass hardware hinge and other jewelry (chain, key, cross) The book is sealed shut (not intended to be opened) includes 5 pull out handmade cards.

Handmade Tags

Handmade Tags

The are decorated as well on the back – all of the cards are handmade as well. The tag can be pulled directly out of the book and used as a bookmark for your own favorite book! The books I used are all old books and I’ve given them a re-purpose (aka upcycling). Makes for a great conversational piece and will look great on a mantel above a fireplace or on a bookshelf or in a haunted house!  This is my kind of “old-world” realistic décor!

Back/side of book

Back/side of book

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An Artist’s Soul

FB_IMG_1440386911242I absolutely love this!!!!  (source: unknown, share if known)

I appreciate handcrafted items because I make things myself and so many times I’m just “winging” it, I’m in inspired by others artwork, but then I sit and just start putting together whatever comes to mind, it is really from my heart and soul and I try to give it my very best!  On occasion I will sketch something out, but most often I just get an idea and go with it.  My most recent crafty projects right now are Halloween spell books (old, books I alter), so stay tuned and I promise before Halloween gets here I’ll share one or two.  Next time you meet an artist, I hope you will take the time to stop and think about this quote because it’s so very true.

Cat’s Got Craft!

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Well, Frankie and I have been getting our craft on! So I’ve not held up my plans to blog more! Plus I’m really holding out (going on 3 yrs now ) for a iPad or laptop, the phone just isn’t cutting it and home PC is slower than molasses!  October is an extra good crafting month! I’ve got spellbooks, potions & tags all in progress!  And a couple mixed media canvases on the side! I love sharing and hopefully I’ll do some tutorials in the near (or far) future!  Here’s a sneek peek….

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                       Happy Haunts