Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Inspirational Song & Video - Colbie Caillat - Live It Up

 
 
I love finding and listening to inspirational songs and videos, and right now I'm loving this one by Colbie Caillat. I regularly listen to two of her other inspirational songs: "Think Good Thoughts" and "Dream Life Life," which I also recommend checking out. This song "Live It Up" from her new album "Gypsy Heart" contains some lyrics that I really love, so I made some screen captures of the video to highlight them below. The full lyrics are also below. I hope this song and video inspires you as well. Enjoy :)
 
 



 
 
Live it up up I
Live it up up I
Live it up up I
 
A thousand people stood in line
To hear a couple words of mine
Afraid I would miss a beat
And everyone is watching me
I don't know why I'm still afraid
It's not like it was yesterday
I'm the one stopping me
From all the I want to be
 
It's ridiculous
The stars are inconspicuous
I told myself this can't be how I think
It's irrational
It seems so supernatural
I'm happy every after all I've seen
 
I'm unstoppable
I drop kick impossible
I live it up, live it up, up I
I live it up, live it up, up I
I break down the walls
I back hand and smash em all
I live it up, live it up, up I
I live it up, live it up, up I
 
Live it up, up I
Live it up, up I
 
Don't know why my stomach drops
Like jumping off a mountain top
I used to be fearless when, I had my safety net
Wake up my heart is beating fast
'Cause I ain't got no strings attached
Free to go anywhere, everywhere
It's just that I don't know where
 
It's ridiculous
There thoughts are inconspicuous
I told myself this can't be how I think
It's irrational
It seems so supernatural
I'm happy every after all I've seen
 
I'm unstoppable
I drop kick impossible
I live it up, live it up, up I
Live it up, live it up, up I
I break down the walls
I back up, smashing ball
I live it up, live it up, up I
Live it up, live it up, up I
 
Live it up, up I
Live it up, up I
 
No I'm not afraid
No I'm not afraid
Live it up, up I (No I'm not afraid)
No, yeah, yeah
 
I'm unstoppable
I drop kick impossible
I live it up, live it up, up I
Live it up, live it up, up I
I break down the walls
I back hand and smash em all
I live it up, live it up, up I
I live it up, live it up, up I
 
Live it up, live it up baby
Live it up, live it up baby
Live it up, live it up baby
Live it up, live it up baby
Live it up, live it up baby
Live it up, live it up baby
Live it up, live it up baby
 
Songwriters: CAILLAT, COLBIE / CARLSSON, JOHAN / GOLAN, ROSS

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Motivational Signs and Sitter blocks

 
Lately I've been feeling more drawn to motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings to use in my artwork and signs. I've been loving the "You Got This" saying to motivate me in my studio. This is the version I made for myself. It features a hand drawn sun image in the background, with hand lettering and doodling on the sides.


 
These are the new signs available in my Etsy shop. I love the saying "Just begin," because sometimes getting started is the hardest part of working or creating. Once you get going, at least for me, it seems to go pretty smoothly and quickly...I just have a hard time getting started, and I'm sure I'm not the only one with that problem :)


 
I'm am also loving the phrase "Shake It Off," as so many other people are too! Cause the haters are gonna hate :) "She Who Dares Wins" is such a good reminder to put yourself out there, that you can't accomplish anything if you don't try. Usually I lean towards creating with color, but black and white just goes with everything. And the chalkboard look is so cool and popular, so I decided to start making black and white "chalkboard look" versions of my signs too. I've also been really into the doodling look, so I will be focusing more on the hand drawn look as well, compared to the use of more computer fonts on my previous signs.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great day!
 
~Cameo

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Studio Design App For Fun Photo Effects


(Cloud shapes &; text in Lobster font)
 
Studio Design is my favorite photo app right now for Instagram! I love all the creative possibilities that are available with this app. You can add text, borders, shapes, frames, sayings, and design icons. You'll find a nice variety and styles of fonts included. Other features include photo filters and easy export to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. There are lots of free design packs to choose from (like the ones I've used below). Plus, there are a bunch of fantastic design packs to purchase for a small fee. It does take some getting used to, but you'll be designing great images in no time.

The Studio Design app is also great for making quotes with your photos or a colored background. My favorite features include: the layers, which you can rearrange for different effects, and the transparency feature for making watermark effects. You can also take a design shortcut (cheat!) by remixing other user's designs by browsing and then tapping the "remix" button. You can also browse and get more Studio ideas by searching #madewithstudio on Instagram or on their social media pages (links below). Give it a try, it's addicting!

Download the Studio App on their website: www.madewithstudio.com
 


{My decoupaged switch plate covers}
 
Made with the Alt Design and Hand Drawn design packs and text.
 

 {Big Kenny at a recent Big & Rich concert}
 
Made with the Jam Session design pack and two black bars at the top and bottom.

{A tasty corn, tomato and avocado salad}
 
Made with the Foodie design pack (red transparent square added behind) and a crop shape.

 {Fourth of July fair photo}
 
Remixed by user @joshnewton with a pointed transparent shape added behind.
 
{Flower background quote}
 
Made with Inspiration Nation design pack (yellow shadow added) and a transparent flower crop shape.
 
 Remix some of my designs in the Studio App: @blissmade
Instagram: @Blissmade_Designs
 
Thanks for dropping by!
 
~Cameo
 
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mixed Media "Live Laugh Love" Flower Block

 
Today I have a such a cute project to share! It's a mixed media "Live Laugh Love" flower block. And it's actually made from a 2x4 board! They are inexpensive and rustic boards, perfect for distressed sitter blocks. The leopard print flower is from Michaels in the floral/vase section. I used green ric rac ribbon for the stem and the leaves were hand drawn and cut from paper. I hand wrote the words onto the leaves.
 
 
Tips for this project:
 
*cut the board to 8" in length, sand edges if needed
*paint the block with slightly watered down acrylic paint, using a
paper towel to wipe away some of the paint to create a stain finish
*cut the wires off the back of the flower
*add color to the flower petals (came B&W) with watered down
acrylic paint dots using a paintbrush
*Use tacky glue to glue on the flower and ribbon stem
*distress the edges of the block with black archival ink (I like Brilliance)
*doodle on some of the leaves with a black permanent
marker (I used a Slick Writer)
*add some yellow paint dots to the ribbon stem
*distress the leaves and stem with some ink too
*use Yes brand paste to glue the leaves down


 
I love how this turned out, so I decided to keep it for now, instead of listing it. It lives in my craft studio :-)
 
Thanks for stopping by! Check out more of my projects on
Instagram and Pinterest:
 
 
~Cameo
 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I Love Instagram

 
I am so loving Instagram right now, because it's such a quick and easy  way to share your photos and projects. Also, the people on there are so nice and leave great feedback. I also get so inspired everyday from the amazing artists and photographers I'm following. I like to post a lot of my creative projects such as my home decor crafts, paper craft projects and photos from craft shows. You can also find scenic photos from Minnesota (where I live) and from my travels. I also post random things I like including quotes, food, home decor and also my pets.
 
Join me on Instagram! @blissmade_designs www.instagram.com/blissmade_designs
 
Some of my recent photos on Instagram:
 
 
{The aerial lift bridge in Duluth, Minnesota}
 

 
{Two of my new spiral photo clip blocks}
 
 
{Colorful decoupaged light switch plates}
 
 
{An awesome picture frame clock I saw in a store}
 
 
{A scrapbook layout with sweet doggy photos}
 
 
{A recent custom order for two name signs}
 
 
{A palm tree on my recent trip to Arizona}
 
 
{A self portrait}
 
 
{A saying I love on a cool gift bag}
 
 
{A winter photo of the North Shore of Lake Superior}
 

{A canvas wall art I made with a great saying}
 
 
{My photo clip blocks at a recent craft show}
 
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweet Valentine's Day Frames

Today I have three Valentine's Day frames to share. They are perfect for displaying your "sweet" photos. All three started out as blank unfinished frames. Patterned paper was decoupaged onto the front of the frames. The sides were painted a coordinating color and the edges were distressed with ink. A sealer was added for durability. Read on to find out more about how I made each of the frames.
 
 
This "Sweet" picture frame also has a doodled scallop border around the frame. I used a Slick Writer by American Crafts, which writes on slick surfaces. The letters are die cuts which I added doodles to with a white gel pen. Then I added Diamond Glaze to the top for shine.
 

 
The "True Love" picture frame title was cut from patterned paper. I mounted it on chipboard for dimension before adhering it to the frame. The letters were given a glass like finish with Diamond Glaze.
 
 
This "All You Need Is Love" frame is my favorite of the three. I stamped the edges of the frame with a great swirl flourish stamp and Stazon Ink. The letters are a combination of stickers, vinyl, punches and handwriting.
 
 Thanks for checking out my crafts today!
 
 ~ Cameo

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Canvas Art: Life is too short to drink bad Wine

 
 
November and December were busy months for custom orders for the holidays. This wine canvas art was one of my favorites that I made. I made this one for my cousin Pam. She had ordered other items for gifts, but this one was for her kitchen. I really like the wine saying that she picked out.
 
For the canvas she wanted an 8x10 in a horizontal format. She also picked out the background color and the font colors. She also wanted a wine glass and grapes. When looking at my other signs, she said she liked the swirly florish edges, so I could put that on there too if I wanted.
 
I started out with a light beige paint that is called Soft Suede. The saying was designed and cut out of black and purple vinyl using my Cricut electronic diecutting machine. Then I found some wine paper with images I could use in my huge paper collection. The images had brown outlines, so I went over them with a black marker. I decoupaged them onto the canvas. Next, I stamped the swirly flourishes all around the edges of the frame. I finished it off with some brown ink all around the outside and edges of the canvas to distress it some.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! ~ Cameo


{Link Parties I am participating in}

Made by You Mondays at http://www.skiptomylou.org
Tip Me Tuesday at http://www.tipjunkie.com
Get Your Craft On at http://todayscreativeblog.net
The Cure For The Common Monday at http://www.linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com

 
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