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Acrylic “Pours”

Sherry Dell’aria McGrath has dived into a technique called “Acrylic Pours” to create stunningly beautiful artwork for your home or office. They’re affordable, so you could even give them as gifts! One-of-a-kind, originals that’ll make your mouth water. Snap these up quickly. They won’t last long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Featured Pieces – May 17, 2017

“Wedding Note Cards” – Pkg/8 – “Bridal-Party-Blue” by Lenore Garnhum

 

 

Go West Series – “Mountains” Note Cards- Package/20 by DiVoran Lites

 

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Featured Pieces – May 16, 2017

“Lake Sunset” Multi-Media Painting by Sherry Dell’aria-McGrath

 

 

Planter – Faux-Terra-Cotta – “Old-Southwestern” by Linda Lewis

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Featured Pieces May 12, 2017

OOAK Lidded-Horse-Hair-Pot by Mary Frey 

 

Go West Series – “Colorado Spring” – Package/20 Note Cards by DiVoran Lites

 

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Featured Pieces May 11, 2017

“Lifeguard Bear with Sunglasses” by Debbie Garrett

 

 

“Cat-Puzzle”-Original-Painting by Michael Bridges

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Featured Pieces – May 10, 2017

Seascapes-Shrimp-Boat-or-Wave-Crash-Print by Derek McCrea 

 

 

“Arts Shop, Captain Flander’s House” Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, MA by Joe Parskey 

 

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Featured Pieces May 9, 2017

“Two’s Company” 5×7 Matted Print by Sherry Dell’aria-McGrath

 

Necklace-“Topaz-Leaf”-Seed-Bead by Robyn Soules

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Featured Pieces – May 8, 2017

Planter – Hand Painted – “Daisies” by Linda Lewis

 

Pencil Sketches for the Young and the Young at Heart – “Go Fly a Kite!” by Bethany Kerr

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Featured Pieces – May 7, 2017

“Alaskan-Memories”-Original-Pastel-Painting by Nora Ruth

 

“Fancy-Butterflies” – Glasses – 10-oz – Hand-Painted – Set/4 by Linda Lewis 

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Featured Pieces May 6, 2017

Note-Cards-Hand-Painted-Acrylics – Pkg-of-10 by Linda Lewis

 

11×14-Pencil-Portrait-One-Subject by Kim Burford

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Featured Pieces on Creative Artworks – May 5, 2017

“Rose Coronet” Seed Bead Necklace by Robyn Soules of Creative Artworks

 

 

“Plants-Are-My-Passion” Hand-Painted Tote Bag by Linda Lewis of Creative Artworks!

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Finishing Christmas Ornaments

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Art 4 Playkids – Menina Pintando

I’ve been working some more on my “Gingerbread Cookies” Christmas Ornaments this afternoon.

Most of them are listed on the website now. I ordered more unfinished wood shapes so that I’m ready to take orders. While I was ordering, I found a butterfly I liked better than the one I made, and so ordered some of them. I’m painting a sample of that one, plus a cute rocking horse ornament, and a lamb.

Tomorrow I’ll finish them and post them so you can see them. I’ve had SUCH a good time on this project for the custom “Gingerbread Cookies” Christmas cards and personalized ornaments in the same theme.

My husband saw several of them on a plate while I was taking pictures. He picked one up, thinking they were cookies!

I couldn’t have a better reaction – though HE was a bit miffed they weren’t something sweet he could eat… :0)

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New Clearance Items on Creative Artworks

Right now there are two new categories of clearance items at Creative Artworks:  Fun scarves and hand-painted soap bars.

These are hand-crocheted super-long skinny scarves designed to wrap around your neck several times or around your waist as a fashion statement. They have long, fun fringe, too, to help you play.

The ones above are just two samples of the scarves on sale. Usually, they’re $30, but they’re on sale now at half price. PLUS, as always at Creative Artworks, shipping is free to the contiguous United States.

 

Also on sale are hand-painted bars of soap!

 

"Little Dove" Hand-Painted Soap Bar by Linda Lewis

“Little Dove” Hand-Painted Soap Bar by Linda Lewis

Fun bars of soap to dress up your guest bath – to celebrate the coming spring, in the case above. Each bar is OOAK, using a Jergens Mild Soap bar.  The top of each bar is hand-painted, then sealed with two coats of varnish. This allows the painting to remain for as long as possible while the bar is used as usual.

Usually the price if $5.50. Now $2.25 with free shipping.

See all scarves and soaps on clearance

Happy shopping!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

If you order quickly, you can still have the following in time for Valentine’s Day –

 

 

 

 

"Memory Box" - Hand-Painted - "Heart" or "A Rose is a Rose" by Linda Lewis

“Memory Box” – Hand-Painted – “Heart” or “A Rose is a Rose” by Linda Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order right away to be sure you have these items in time for gift giving.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Last Call!

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I’ll Drink to That!

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Two one-of-a-kind pairs of toasting goblets for you and your love. The one above is called “Entwined Hearts”.  

 

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This one-of-a-kind pair is called, “Tied with a Bow.”

Each pair is frosted in a sand-blaster and then painted with metallic paint. The paint is cured in an oven so these are dishwasher safe.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

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The Rest of the Gingerbread Cookie Cards

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“Butterfly” and “Fancy Angel”

 

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“Two Trees” and “Fancy Snowflake”

 

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“Rudolph” and “Peace Dove”

 

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“Christmas Bear”, “Candle,” and “Rounded Snowflake.”

I’ve had such a good time working on these custom Christmas cards, even though it’s the wrong time of the year, and I won’t see any sales for quite awhile. Now I’m working on wooden Christmas ornaments in the same theme. I’ll show you pics when they’re finished.

 

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Custom Christmas Cards – Take 2

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As I told you yesterday, I’ve had a lot of fun creating these “Gingerbread Coolies” Custom Christmas cards. I’ll be listed them on Creative Artworks soon, but I wanted to show them to you and see what you think. The design on the left above is “Christmas Bell,” and the one on the right is “Gingerbread Girl.”

 

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The one on the top is “Giant Gingerbread Cookie,” and the one on the bottom is “Starburst.” The customer can choose any combination of 8 cards in a package, and then can customize words on the front and on the inside at no extra charge.

 

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Since each card is made to order,  customers will need to allow approximately 3 weeks for delivery to be sure I can fill the order in good time. The one on the left is “Angel,” and the one on the right is “Blue Bird.”

 

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The one on the left is “Snowman,” and the one on the right is “Christmas Tree.” I can do the same design as you see in the picture or I can customize it further by changing color accents if you like.

 

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The design on the left is “Christmas Ornament,” and the one on the right is “Christmas Bird.”

I used cookie cutters for some of the designs, and wooden ornaments for others, painted them the gingerbread cookie brown, and then had fun decorating the cookies! :0)

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“Gingerbread Cookies” Custom Christmas Cards

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I’m almost finished with the “Gingerbread Cookies” Custom Christmas cards. Here are “Bird House,” and “Christmas Stocking.”

 

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Here are “Gingerbread Boy” and “Christmas Mitten.”

 

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These are “Christmas Cookie” and “Christmas Bell.”

I’m planning to offer these in packages of  the customer’s choice of 8 cards, any combination of 25 available designs. The cards will be personalized as to words desired on the front and message on the inside of the card at no extra charge. The inside has a good amount of room for a short note that could be continued on the back of the card. The back has “Gingerbread Cookies” stamped with individual letters. Each card is signed and dated.

I’ll show you more of the designs tomorrow.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See all of our Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions on Creative Artworks

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

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The Clearance Sale Continues!

From now until February 15th, I’m running a clearance sale on more of my handcrafted and hand-painted greeting cards. Usually each card is $4.00. For the clearance sale, they’re $2.00 each, plus free shipping!  There is a “Buy Five Cards and Save Even More!” item that allows you a choice of any 5 cards for $8.00 and free shipping.  Series in the sale are “Butterfly Quotes,” “Stained Glass” series, “Cat Quotes,” “Frogs,” “Zen Thoughts,” “Dog Gone!” series, and hand-painted OOAK cards.

 

"Butterfly Quotes Series" - Caterpillar by Linda Lewis

“Butterfly Quotes Series” – Caterpillar by Linda Lewis

This is a sample of the “Butterfly Quote Series” cards. This one is called, “Caterpillar” and it says, ” “How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”  Can be used as a greeting card or an all occasion note card.  There are  4 different cards in this series.

 

"Stained Glass Birdhouse" Card by Linda Lewis

“Stained Glass Birdhouse” Card by Linda Lewis

There are four remaining cards in this series. This one is called “Birdhouse.” It’s blank inside for your message. It’s hand painted with raised silver paint between the colors, like the solder in stained glass.

 

"Purple Flowers and Pastel" Hand Painted Greeting Card by Linda Lewis

“Purple Flowers and Pastel” Hand Painted Greeting Card by Linda Lewis

This is a sample of the OOAK hand-painted greeting or note cards. It’s 4″ x 5.5″ and blank inside. There are four cards in this series.

 

"Mice" Cat Quotes Card by Linda Lewis

“Mice” Cat Quotes Card by Linda Lewis

This is a fun series for people who love and appreciate the personalities of cats. This one features a quote by Faith Resnick – “People who hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.”  There are 2 cards available in this series.

 

 

"Leapin'" Frogs card by Linda Lewis

“Leapin'” Frogs card by Linda Lewis

Another series featuring googly eyes. There are two cards remaining in this series.

 

"Cholesterol" - Zen Thoughts Cards by Linda Lewis

“Cholesterol” – Zen Thoughts Cards by Linda Lewis

These humorous cards speak of a zen frame of mind, where things may not actually be as they seem. This card says, “I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.”   There are 3 cards in this series.

 

 

Dog Gone! Series - "Goal" by Linda Lewis

Dog Gone! Series – “Goal” by Linda Lewis

The dog quote says, “My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am..” Source of the quote is unknown.  There are 5 cards in this series available.

Dogs, Cats, Butterflies, Frogs, Floral, Stained Glass, and Zen Thoughts.  A nice variety for use as greeting cards or note cards that will get fun reactions each time you use them. :0)

Sale ends February 15th. Come and visit as soon as possible for the best selection.

 

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Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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(Last Day to order Valentine’s Day Bears using Cross stitch is January 30th. Last Day to order other Valentine’s Day Bears is Feb. 3rd.)

 

 

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Order today from Creative Artworks! to make this an extra-special Valentine’s Day!

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Great Valentine’s Day Bears – So CUTE!

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Be-Mine-Bear” by Debbie Garrett

 

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Be-Mine-Cupid-Bear by Debbie Garrett 

 

 

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Gentleman-Bear-With-Rose by Debbie Garrett

 

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“Panda Sweater Bear 1” by Debbie Garrett

 

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“Panda – I Love You” by Debbie Garrett

 

 

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Panda-Love-Bear by Debbie Garrett

 

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“Prisoner of Love 2” by Debbie Garrett

*Last Day to Order for  Valentine’s Day 2017 for items using cross-stitch is January 30, 2017

*Last Day to Order is February 3, 2017 for all other items.

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Stationery and Note Cards Order Finished!

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I told you that I had a delightful surprise recently of getting two orders for my work in the space of 10 minutes. That happens quite rarely, and I’m still walking a bit above the ground.  One of the orders was for a St. Patrick’s Day one-of-a-kind wooden plaque. The other was for a package of watercolor note cards and a package of deckled edge painted stationery and envelopes.  The above picture gives you an idea of the note cards. Each is different, accented with pastels and initialed.

 

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There are 10 different designs with correspondingly painted envelope flaps.

 

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Here is a sample of the deckled edge painted stationery and corresponding envelope. Again, 10 different designs in the package.

 

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Also included are 10 blank deckled edge sheets to use for longer letters. Personalization of each sheet or note card and envelope is included at no extra charge.

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Wonderful Change in Plans

Yesterday I finished cleaning up and reorganizing my art room in preparation to start working on a new theme I wanted to do for custom Christmas cards and wooden Christmas ornaments.

When I was taking a victory lap I received two orders! One was for a one-of-a-kind plaque I made for St. Pat’s Day. I have that packed up and ready to mail. The other order I received within 10 minutes of the first, was for a package of floral note cards

 

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and a package of deckled edge floral stationery!

 

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As I showed my husband the results of three days of trying to get more organized in my art room, I joyfully moved aside what I needed for my personal project and prepared to dive in what I love to do the most – create something I hope will bring someone a smile.

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Delight for Kids and Grandkids

Bethany Kerr of Creative Artworks offers new prints of her original artwork that will delight the young and the young-at-heart.  Many adjectives apply: creative, clever, humorous, whimsical – but they’re just downright delightful. I almost wish I still worked outside my home so that I could display them on my office wall.

I also wish I had grandkids so I could give them a new print or two each occasion to light up the walls of their bedrooms!

 

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“A Night at Home”

 

"Go Fly a Kite!"

“Go Fly a Kite!”

 

 

"Laundry Day"

“Laundry Day”

 

"Sky Diving"

“Sky Diving”

 

"Swinging from the Chandelier"

“Swinging from the Chandelier”

 

 

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“Swinging Platypus”

 

"The Chef"

“The Chef”

 

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“The County Fair”

You can see more prints by Bethany Kerr

If you click on the link at the top of this post, you can also see samples of pencil portraits by Bethany, along with sizes available and pricing.

Make it a New Year’s Resolution to get some of these for yourself, a co-worker, a friend, or a family member this year! WARNING: – You’ll have a hard time choosing your favorites!

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Present to Myself

It’s not my birthday. It’s not a holiday when you get presents, but I got myself a present recently and I’m grinning from ear to ear.

 

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Robyn Soules is one of the talented artists on my website, Creative Artworks.

She makes beautiful jewelry and Christmas ornament wraps from gazillions of tiny beads.

I liked this necklace –

 

I wrote to Robyn and said, “I love the design of this necklace, but can you make it in all white? She immediately wrote back, saying, “You bet!” She got more details, such as how long I wanted the necklace, and whether I wanted her to use all white beads or would prefer clear Swarovski crystals. I asked her to do what she thought looked best, but that I loved ‘sparkly.’

 

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These photos just don’t do the necklace justice. I wore it out with friends Monday evening, and they were already talking about my necklace even before I took off my vest! It lies down perfectly, staying nicely spread out like this as you wear it, rather than bunching up like some other necklaces do. Robyn really listened to my love of sparklies. The crystals catch the light and reflect it beautifully.  I’m delighted with her work and feel really special when I wear it. :0)

Besides these gorgeous beaded necklaces, she makes earrings, luxurious ‘garden’ bracelets, sports bracelets, and Christmas ornament wraps.

See Robyn Soules’ work on Creative Artworks!

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October 2016 Creative Artworks Contest Winner

"Task" Grocery Tote Bag by Linda Lewis

“Task” Grocery Tote Bag by Linda Lewis

The winner of my OOAK hand-painted “Task” Grocery/Hobby tote bag is CYNTHIA from GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI.

Congratulations, Cynthia!!

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Prints for the Young and the Young at Heart – Take 3

 

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“Serendipitous” by Bethany Kerr                          

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Cable Squirrel” by Bethany Kerr

 

 

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“Tex” by Bethany Kerr

I’m so pleased to show you four more clever drawings by Bethany Kerr on Creative Artworks.  I wish I had a young child so I could fill his or her room with these!  If I were still an elementary school teacher, I would love decorating our room.  If I were lucky enough to have grandchildren, I would send some for each occasion until they had the whole collection. If I still had an office outside my home, I would feature a grouping – assuming I could choose a ‘few’ favorites – on a wall so that I could lighten my load a bit from time to time.

Click on any of these links to purchase. From there you can click on “All Posters – Prints by Bethany Kerr” to see the whole collection!

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Prints for the Young and the Young at Heart – Take 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m so proud to display the 8 x 11 prints of these original sketches by Bethany Kerr. Delight your child or grandchild, put them up for a giggle or two in your office, decorate your classroom, give them as gifts to friends who appreciate intelligent, creative artwork!

 

 

 

 

 

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October 2016 Creative Artworks Contest

"Task" Grocery Tote Bag by Linda Lewis

“Task” Grocery Tote Bag by Linda Lewis

From the “Love our Green World” Series. 18″ wide x 12″ tall x 5″ deep, with open gusset in the bottom. This 100% natural canvas bag tells us, “The oldest tasks in human history: To live on a piece of land without spoiling it.” Aldo Leopold Quote. The design is on both sides of the tote.

Nice, big tote with woven handles and double stitched into top. Hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry. Iron, if needed, on the wrong side. This bag would also be great used for knitting supplies and current project, crocheting, books, beach, shopping. Even a green grocery bag! Possibilities are unlimited!

To enter the contest –

email linda@creativeartworks.cc with

  • your full name,
  • full shipping address and
  • phone number (optional) This will be kept confidential and won’t be shared – EVER. It’ll be used only if you’re the winner and I can’t reach you via email.

The winner will be chosen October 31st. Good luck!

If you would like to see my work on Creative Artworks, click here

  • Hand painted tote bags and purses
  • Hand-painted glassware
  • Memory Boxes
  • Hand painted stationery and note card packages
  • One of a kind greeting cards
  • Hand painted baskets
  • Mosaics
  • Stained Glass
  • Decoupaged Gourds
  • Hand painted serving trays
  • Hand painted place mats
  • Hand painted aprons
  • Christmas ornaments and decorations

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Sept. 2016 Creative Artworks Contest Winner

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This is the wonderful hand-painted Halloween Pumpkins and BOO Set by Jane Loedding offered for the September 2016 contest on Creative Artworks.

The lucky winner is Brenda from Plymouth, Massachusetts! Congratulations, Brenda!!!

Brenda’s Halloween decorations are well under control now, but YOU can find some CUTE things from Creative Artworks artists here

Jane Loedding makes baby keepsakes to die for. She also creates custom hand-painted signs for your children’s rooms, special ones for teenagers, pets, and even businesses! You can see ideas for your sign here.

Jane’s creativity knows no bounds. Browse through her work to see

  • Mommy clocks
  • Teacher Plaques
  • ACEOs to collect or trade with others
  • Wall Art
  • Fridge Magnet Sets
  • Original Paintings
  • Notecard packages
  • Pencil Home Portraits

See all of Jane Loedding’s unique, creative work on Creative Artworks here

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