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Friday, September 12, 2014

My Summer Art Show

Now that Summer is over I am so happy to announce my 2nd virtual ART SHOW! It is a collection of my work from the last few months. It was so  fun creating this video and the music is just perfect happy music.

So stop by and enjoy the show!

Kelly's Summer 2014 Art Show

Saturday, August 23, 2014

My 4th Blog-Anniversary

Is it blogaversary??? LOL! Well, today I am celebrating my wonderful home, Inspired Me. Over these four years, I have loved sharing my life and creations with you. When, I first started I was so excited. My first post was about art and so neat to see after all these years I am still painting along with other artsy things.   Here is my 1st post

I have shared cards, drawings, paintings, personal moments and even floral arrangements. When Ron and I started our business, K. Simone Designs, I shared that marvelous adventure here. You all have been apart of so many of these times in my life cheering me along and I thank you.

I hope something here has inspired you and I plan to continue doing just that.  Cheers to you all!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sisters 4 Ever

Happy Friday! I have enjoyed sharing my art with you this week and today there is more. These faces were fun because I was trying some new angles and multiple adult faces. After seeing a picture of two best friends on twitter, I was inspired to try.

Take a look at how it evolved!

Early stages!

I loved the background but it was so light and I wasn't settled about it.

Yes! I love the darker colored background and how it warms up the faces.

I just love the hair too.

 Thanks again for stopping by and I will be sharing more art and other fun things soon. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Happy Wednesday! Today I will share more art. So glad you all liked the last one and this is another fun one. Sometimes, I am in the mood to get my fingers nice and messy with paint. When I made this one I was definitely having a blast.

I made the flower balls by mixing several colors of paint and swirling them around. So cool! Then, the confetti was made with my fingers. I felt like a kid doing finger painting! Try if you haven't and you will be surprise how giddy you get.

I hope you feel the party and celebration in this picture.

At first I was only going to made couple of balls, but after I got going I almost couldn't stop. LOL!

Find the happiness and joy in you life today. Come back Friday for more art.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Hearts

Today I will be sharing one a several painting I recently finished. This one is one of my favorites. I wanted to try two faces and just love how they turned out. It was fun going crazy with the multi-colored background.

The hearts were made using my new favorite thing to make from toilet paper rolls- STAMPS.  I saw them on Julie Balzer's blog. Toilet Paper Tube Stamps Then I used my fingers to paint the inside of the hearts. So neat!

Take a look and I hope you feel the love and joy in this piece.

Aren't the afro's fabulous!!! LOL! They were my first try and look pretty darn good. The little girls afro puff is so cute and reminds me of the ones I had as a child. 

I love the hearts on their clothes. I used my stencil to make the design then painted around just to show the insides.

Hope you enjoyed and come back this week to see some other paintings. Have a good one!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lemon & Lime Mini Album Card

Hello everyone and hoping your day is going well. Today I stopped by to share a mini album card I recently finished for my dear mother-in-law's birthday. It took me a while to put it together but I liked how it turned out.

I learned a neat lesson in art and life too. My printer was acting up and wouldn't print the pictures black and white. I tried all sorts of things to get it to work but for some reason, these pictures wouldn't work.

After lots of frustration, I decided to work with the pictures just as they were. In fact, I like them because they looked sort of artsy. So the lesson: when my plans don't work go with the flow. It might turn out better anyways. :)

Take a look!

I used yellow chalk to color the white title sign.

Don't these orange-y pictures look good??? :)

I love using these glass buttons. They looked like pieces of ice.

Thanks for taking a look. Take care!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Under the Trees (updated)

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to one of our local parks. It was a nice, sunny and warm afternoon but the breeze was just heavenly. We found a shady spot full of all types of trees and laid out and just relaxed.

So here is a layout I did from that lazy Sunday. I scrap lifted this idea from Latrice Murphy's layout in the August 2014 issue of Paper Craft & Scrapbooking magazine on page 59. I saw the online copy and when I saw her layout, it went in my memory to try at some point. A great way to use up all those scraps I had sitting around, too.

I love the wood grain paper paired with all the bright patterned paper.

We laughed as I took the "selfie" of us laying around.

I splattered white gesso paint around.

This little leather sticker was a fun touch.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

After looking at this layout this morning I decided to add some gold glitter paper banners to really finish it off. Now I feel satisfied! :)

Thanks for looking, AGAIN! LOL!