Sunday, July 27, 2014

Meanest Mom Ever...

Well, summer is wrapping up here at the Mansfield house.  I'm a teacher and my husband is a principal so it's back to work for us really soon!  I'm trying to get some last minute things done around the house and enlisted the kids to help.  I see no problem with making the kids do chores around the house.  I've taught them the way that I want it done.

They think I being "mean" and that none of their friends have to do chores.  That can't be true!  Even if it is, I need the help and they need to learn how to keep house.  It's a win/win!!  They'll be happy to go to school when I get done with them - haha!

I've also been working hard on getting as many orders completed as possible.  It's hard to find time to paint during those first few weeks of school.  I love this sweet quote in navy and yellow that shipped out last week.

This pretty baby quote in pale pink, sage green, and chocolate brown is also all done and shipped!

Finally, I completed this neutral four piece set for the bathroom.  I love this color combination!

I've got several more ready to post soon and even more canvases on the table.  If you've got an order in, please be patient with me!  I'm looking forward to getting started on lots of new fall and winter items.  I really do have the best customers ever!!  Thank you!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sadie's Bows

When I was asked to paint a bow hanger for a little girl, I was expecting pink and tiaras and glitter.  When her mom and awesome customer, Holly Ressel,  sent me the pic of her bedding, I was pleasantly surprised!  It was gray with black, lime, aqua, and hot pink flowers.  There was even some gray and green chevron.  So cute!  I wish I could have gotten the files she sent me to cooperate with blogger so you could see them, too!

Here's the close up.  I love the lettering and the little bit of chevron that matches the bedskirt on the side.  She's also got a double row of grosgrain ribbon for all of her bows!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Teachers Heart Apples

I'm wrapping up teacher week with apples!  I came up with this "Shabby Apple" design a while back and it has really taken off.  I do love the barn wood background!  Teacher and apples will just always go together...

A little variation with the chevron background...

Putting the grade in the apple was a cute idea!

Love the date and student's name on the side when giving a gift.

Little 5x5's with big personality for teaching partners.

One of my favorites - the worm!  I really like the red and white on the black background, too.

Alright...that's it for teacher week!  Next Friday at this time I'll be sitting in inservice.  It's time to bite the bullet and get ready for back to school.  Summer has went by way too fast!!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Teachers Heart Dots

Teacher week continues today with dots!  I love polka dots and use them in some way in my room decor every year.  They're just classic.  Here's lots of cute and creative ways to incorporate some dots..

Dots in tropical pretty!

Dots go great with stripes...

...and with more dots!

...and with dashes!

Ladybugs are always an adorable way to use dots!  

Check back tomorrow for apples!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Teachers Heart Chevron

It's teacher week here at Dream Custom Artwork!  I'm going to be posting lots and lots of teacher canvases.  Today's theme is chevron.  It seems that everybody loves chevron - me included - and it looks great in any color combination.  Here's some chevron inspired teacher canvas ideas...

For teacher gifts, I love to personalize the side with a message from the child.

Purple and lime - love it!

Next up...dots!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ready To Roll!

I've been a busy bee this summer!  Here's some things that I have ready for immediate personalization and delivery.  Shipping will be added for out of town orders.  These two 8x10's in rustic black and burlap with button accents are $15.00 each.  Perfect for the front door, office, classroom...anywhere!!

The pink and gray 11x14 and the primary 11x14 are $30 each.  The 7x14 in tropical colors is $25.  They need to be cleaned up, sealed, and have coordinating ribbon added.  Soooo cute for the classroom, preschool, or playroom!

There are two sweet little 5x5 apples.  These two will be topped off with cute red gingham ribbon.  With white lettering, they look like little chalkboards!  They are just $10 each and make a great back to school teacher gift!

Here's two finished ones that were delivered earlier this week so you can see the finished product.  I love how they turned out!  Thank you Kaity and Leah!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Today's the Day - Pineapples!!!

Today's the day!  You can order your "Pineapple Special" canvases at a fabulous discounted price!  I've got a few recent pictures here so you  can see a few of your options.  Of course, your canvas is completely custom so order exactly what you want!!  The details are below...

So, here's the deal...
  • Order an 11x14 pineapple canvas during the month of July for just $20.00.  Order as many as you want at that price!  It's a $10.00 savings for you!
  • Background must be khaki with the cream dots.
  • Basic design with the border, pineapple on the right side, and horizontal placement stays the same.
  • You can choose your colors and wording.
  • Shipping is $5.00 for the first canvas, $1.00 for each additional canvas.  Local delivery is free. 
I am looking forward to painting for you all!!  Just email me with orders and any questions.


Sunday, June 29, 2014


I am sooooo in love with this canvas!  The whole vintage romantic look is completely my style.  I've always loved antique things.  This 16x20 piece is custom designed to match some really pretty bedding.  The link to which I cannot find anywhere!

There's a pale pink circle in the center with small white dots for the frame.  The "Tiffany" blue background has large white polka dots.  The entire background has been distressed.

The name is in the center in a fuchsia.  The two large roses are in shades of pink with green leaves and stems.  This one was very time consuming and those roses were quite a challenge.  However, I am so proud of this accomplishment!

I've been blogging a lot less this summer.  I'm just enjoying my home and family and not spending so much time on the computer.  I'm still here!  Be sure to check back on July 1st and order your pineapple!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Pineapple Special

Everyone needs a pineapple this summer!  Even though this design is perfect for summer, it really looks great all year round.  This one shipped out a while back and has a teal blue trim with brown accents.

This one also shipped out a while ago but it has an olive green trim with the brown accents.

I painted this one for the Barn Sale.  It is all brown and was snapped up quick!

My favorite is the all black.  I don't really know why but I've always loved the khaki and black color combination.  As you can see, there's lots of options and they all look great!

So, here's the special...
  • Order an 11x14 pineapple canvas during the month of July for just $20.00.  Order as many as you want at that price!  It's a $10.00 savings for you!
  • Background must be khaki with the cream dots.
  • Basic design with the border, pineapple on the right side, and horizontal placement stays the same.
  • You can choose your colors and wording.
  • Shipping is $5.00 for the first canvas, $1.00 for each additional canvas.  Local delivery is free.
I'm looking forward to taking your orders!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

One Busy Summer...

Today is Carter's 13th birthday!  I can't believe I have a teenager!!!  I was going through the photos and found these two of him and his dad.  Mike looks pretty much the same, but look how much Carter has grown!

He's been playing on three baseball teams and practicing basketball this summer.  Lauren also plays ball.  I feel like I need to just stencil "Team Bus" on the side of my van!  Needless to say, most of my time is spent at the ballpark or getting ready for the ballpark.  I'm not complaining.  I love it and know that this time in my life is just a short phase.


When I'm not playing ball, I have been getting some painting and home projects done.  I just finished this old school desk for Lauren.  I was all beat up and painting some funky pastel colors.  I sanded it down and used a spray paint for metal in the turquoise.  After it was good and dry, I taped it down and used chocolate brown spray paint on the wooden parts.  Finally, I hand stamped the fleur-de-lis in bronze.  I love how it turned out!!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer, too!