Author: elisamonster

Ladybugs Softball Banner

My little miss is playing her second season of softball. There are distinct differences between softball and baseball and mainly the cuteness factor is amped way up. They wear fun socks and have matching hairbows. In this league, the teams get to decide on their own team name. The team decided on Ladybugs. Eeeeek so […]

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The Hooks Baseball Banner Design

This year my son is playing with Lincoln Little League on a single A division team. I hear that this league is one of the biggest leagues in Northern California and so far he has been having a blast with his new team mates and coaches. I volunteered to do their team banner. It is […]

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Watercolor succulents

I have fallen in love with succulents and cacti. They are a plant that are just my speed. Normally plants come to die in my care. I like the idea of having plants, I just haven’t been very good at taking care of them. I started painting in watercolor again and found these to be […]

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Hip Hop Valentines

As per usual, I asked my daughter this year what kind of valentines she wanted to pass out to her friends. She has been in dance for a few years now, and for the third year in a row she requested ballerina cards. As a designer, I sighed a little bit hoping for something new […]

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Ninja Valentines

Right now, my 7 year old is currently taking Juijitsu twice a week and he is constantly pretending he is kicking somebody’s butt in his imaginary world. So when I asked him what type of valentines he wanted, it was no surprise he said “ninja!”. I like how it turned out. The character is simple […]

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Now selling art prints!

I am happy to be painting more these days. It seems life took me in a direction of graphic design and motherhood. Fine art lay by the way side for a while. It’s where I started out and I am glad to be getting back to it. There is nothing more satisfying and heart warming […]

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DIY Giant Scrabble Tiles

Our play room needs a little decor and not to mention some serious organization. Lets start though with decor. I want to have a big gallery wall with a little more than just pictures in frames. I liked the idea of really labeling the room with a sign that said “Play.” In our house we […]

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Ballerina Valentine

  This is the second year in a row that Mia has requested ballerina themed valentines. I suppose I could’ve reused last year’s design, but decided to create a new one.  She is 4 now and just started at a new dance school. She loves dance so much and is so excited to be performing […]

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Rag Doll Tutorial

I have made a few of these rag dolls in the past and think I have it down now. I took inspiration from some similar dolls I had seen selling on Etsy. Our cute little neighbor Jaycee turned 3 so I thought I’d make her one for her birthday. She is the cutest little blonde with […]

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Mustache Bash Little Man Baby Shower

This is my cousin Dulce. Though she and her family live in Mexico, we spent many summers together since we were tiny ones along with my 2 brothers and her brother and sister, and we are all very close. My dear cousin is expecting her first baby, and I wanted to throw her a small […]

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Dia de los Muertos Pin-Back Buttons or Magnets

My kids have been obsessively watching the movie, The Book of Life, and I allow it, because I rather love it too. It has some really cool animation, beautiful mexican visuals, a great story, and awesome music. I mean the song, “Creep” is covered and who doesn’t love an old school Radiohead song. But I […]

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Mermaid Under the Sea

    You can purchase this design on my Etsy Shop

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Start your Engines! Johnny’s 4th Race Car Birthday

My little guy turned 4. Hard to believe! He loves anything with wheels. He always has, so for him a race car theme was in order. Luckily enough, we had many family members coming in from out of town, so we did our best to throw a fun party for everyone, this included a magic […]

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Painted “Wallpaper”

We are redecorating our 1st floor bathroom, and one project for the space, that I am totally in love with, is this painted “wallpaper”. I wanted the look of a pretty accent wall without the cost or commitment. All it took was some paint, time and a steady hand. The original design for this, came […]

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Dog Coat DIY

  This is Mona. She is one of 3 of our dogs. She was the first and has been with us since before we got married. We rescued her from a shelter. The told us she was a jack russell/ wire haired terrier mix. She is the smart one in our pack, sneaky but smart. […]

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Army Men Valentine

This year Johnny is in kindergarten. He is 5 and lately loves playing with those classic little green army men. My husband is a combat veteran, so you can imagine how my little guy looks up to him. 🙂 So this year we did an army themed valentine for his class. Instead of the typical […]

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