diy recycled wall decor

This is my take on a recycled magazine pages wall decor project that I saw the other day when passing by the window display at J. Crew. These are my favorite projects to do because they are CHEAP (well, basically free!) colorful AND green! A big BANG for a little bitty price. 
Here is J. Crew’s current window display that inspired me: 

Of course, they have done about a MILLION, so I have a LOOONG way to go until mine looks like that…and let’s just be honest…I probably will get bored of doing these, or find something else I want to do before I get enough to make a wall decoration!

All you need are some old magazines, rip out the colorful pages and accordian fold them. I used a glue gun to insure they would stay glued and to give it some rigidness.

I would love to see any pics of any diy art projects you have done lately around your house!

Prozac in Art Form Part One.



I’ve been looking for some inspirational artwork on etsy.com to hang in my apartment to remind me to be happy and to remember how lucky I am. What I found were a multitude of beautiful, unique and truly inspirational art pieces. Here are some of the ones that made me smile the most. You can also view this list here:


“Life is A Beautiful Ride” Print by Parada Creations. Click here to see more: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ParadaCreations?ref=seller_info
“Believe It” Print by Dazeychic. Click here to visit her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dazeychic?ref=seller_info








“Dream Big” Print by magalarie. http://www.etsy.com/shop/magalerie?ref=seller_info




“seafoam magic plus feather, fern and bougainvillea” by SuspectShoppe. Click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuspectShoppe?ref=pr_shop


“Trust Thyself-Emerson Illustrated Instinct Quote” Print by 3LambsGraphics





“Set of Three Screen Prints” by jessgonacha. shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jessgonacha?ref=seller_info


More to come soon! I hope this made you happy!























































































things i’ve made recently.

I really got into carving stamps when I was planning my wedding. I couldn’t find the designs that I really wanted so I figured I would make them.

It turns out, it is a lot of fun to do them….kind of relaxing in a way…..
and well I kind of got carried away.

mr. ele-phunk.

this tree is the largest and most intricate stamp i’ve made….its about 6″ x 6″

lately, i’ve developed a strange obsession with fake mustaches and disguises…so, i made a stamp….errrr. i call him “sexy mustache.”

they are really easy to do and pretty inexpensive. The carving tool (including several inter-changeable sized cutters) is about $7.00, http://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-linoleum-cutters/ and the printing block costs about $9.00 for an 9″ x 12″ piece of carving rubber, http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-e-z-cut-printing-blocks/, (which can make a LOT of stamps!)
anywho…i’ve started to sell some stamped greeting cards on etsy which you can see here. no takers so far: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jessbobess