Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Inspired by Mixed Media Altered Work

Hey Everyone, 
Today's post is inspired by Mixed Media!! 
Mixed Media Altered Art Work is on Trend right now in the Art, Craft and Paper World! 
Mixed Media is a visual art that combines paint, ink and collage on to a canvas or altered surface.
Mixed Media has No Boundaries! 
                                           Soaring Heart Mixed Media Canvas- Lynette Chiles

You can do whatever you want to your canvas and it will look great!
Its such a fun art project to create because it stress free and has no rules to go by!
I tend to break rules and not follow directions! It stresses me out when Im working on  a project that I want to look like a idea I saw, or by the sample of a kit I have.
I always seem to change it up just because I want to! If you are anything like me,
you would love mix media art! 
I have found some great Mixed Media Inspiration to share with you

Christy Tomlinson, a mixed media artist creates amazing work.
She is a great inspiration and offers some awesome mixed media products, classes and kits! 
We love Mixed Media at the LBH!
 Here is a look at some of the mixed media canvases we are
currently offering.
Bloom Canvas -created by: Susan Tidwell 
Love Lives Here Canvas- created by Susan Tidwell 
Cupcake Canvas- Color of your Choice
created by Lynette Chiles 

More Inspirations...
I love these cameras!!
This is just too cool!!!
 I love the old door knobs accented on the top

I find a lot of my Inspiration on Pinterest-- 
Follow my Page HERE!!

Inspiration is all around us!!
Stay Inspired, 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Inspired by the Love of the Game -- Heavy Heart for our Nation this Week!

--Hi Everyone--
Thanks again for reading today.. I'm writing this post with a very heavy heart... I'm sure the feeling to mutual due to the devastation in our nation this week. 
 I have been glued to the News Channel this week...
with the Boston Marathon Bombings on Monday and
the West, TX Explosion Wednesday

My heart goes out to all the people that were affected by these horrible events. 
West, TX being very close to my Heart.
 My Grandad's farm is 15 miles away from the explosions.
We take the West Exit to get to to the Farm. We always stop at the Sonic and Czech Stop Bakery in town. 
Well known for their  Czech Heritage and the Annual West Fest. My Grandad has also gone to the West Cattle Auction for years. It such a sweet old Texas town that has just been destroyed. My heart breaks for all the people affect by this.
They are in need for Blood Donations-- Carter Blood Care is taking Blood Donations for West. If you would like to help by donating, find your local Carter Blood Center and please give blood.
Here is the link to find your local center in the DFW area 

I also heard they need diapers, pillows, blankets  and other supplies and if you want to donate supplies. The Red Cross is taking Donations and you can also Follow the Facebook Page below for the latest updates and drop off stations---
Prayers for the Victims of West Facebook Page

Please Continue to Pray for Boston, Mass and West, TX 
On a happier note I have a great blog post for you to be inspired by! 
Inspired by the Love of the Game

This beautiful weather we have had here in TX just calls for a Baseball post! 
Baseball has always been apart  of my life
The house I grew up in backed up to the community sports complex. We spent lots of weeknights and weekends there watching all my brothers play ball.My sister and I played some t-ball but we quickly realized that Cheer leading was a lot more fun.... and that was the end of our baseball careers. Now my younger brothers are in high school and i have to say the  cheerleader in me comes out very often!
We always enjoyed going to the Ballpark in Arlington to watch the Texas Rangers and still do! Go Rangers!
 Baseball also has a lot to do with how me and my fiance, Wes met. 
When Wes was a senior and I was a junior.
My friends and I went to every baseball game and a lot of my friends were dating some of the players and through several games, playoffs, and a trip to Abilene for semi- finals we started to hang out and it just clicked! :) 
Wes is an amazing Catcher and took his team very far his Senior Year. We have so many great memories from Baseball! Now he is going to school to become a teacher and a coach! Can't wait to get to watch him coach! :) So this time of year always brings make so many memories of Baseball Season!
Ive been so inspired by everything Baseball and have 
found some awesome ideas for a boys bedroom or play room, birthday parties or tail gates , jewelry & fashion, and more !   

Baseball Wreath & Baseball Shelving w/ Baseball Ephemera 

DIY Baseball Bracelets 

Great Ideas for Birthday Parties or Tailgate Events 
Such a Cute Idea for Engagement Photos-- I might have to do this!
Another cool piece to use for a boys room 
DIY Pillows using old jerseys and t-shirts & 
 I just love this Diamonds shirt-- I would wear this! 

Inspiration is all Around us!
Stay Inspired,

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Inspired by Baby {Girl}

I want to thank everyone for all your sweet comments!
I'm so excited to start my new blog and my little business! :)
So this post is Inspired by All things Baby{Girl}!
I will soon be an Auntie to a precious baby girl, Makynzie Lynn!
I'm so excited to have my 1st niece!
I have already started a closet for her :) hehehe! 
So My brain has been all over Baby Stuff Lately!
Sunday, All the girls from our family, my brother-n-law family, and my sister close friend got together and planned out the Baby Shower! Its going to be the Cutest Shower Ever!
Just Sayin' 
So I thought I would share with you some of my baby inspiration and the look that my sister is going for in the nursery! 

~ Contemporary Vintage~
 Coral Pink, Turquoise & Light Gray, Vintage White

These are some items we picked up at Ikea (love that store)
It's a great place to go to get Inspired!
 I LOVE looking at their displays and innovative pieces! 
A Simple Chandelier , an Orientate Elegant Frame, and these pretty Decorative Plates for a Wall Decor piece that we are going to do and Bins for Hair Ties and What Nots! :) 

Really great prices and will go perfect with the look that Rachel wants in the Nursery. 

It's a Sweet Vintage look to a Contemporary Style
~The Inspiration~


I can't wait to get started on the Nursery now!
I will be posting pictures once its all done! 

I want to share this picture that Rachel's sister n law took of
Kaden, my nephew and his daddy, Miguel
 It bring tears to my eyes! Such an amazing photo, shows how much they LOVE each other! 

Stay Inspired, 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Welcome to The Inspired Monkey!

 Thanks for visiting my New Blog - The Inspired Monkey! 
The Inspired Monkey Blog was made to keep Inspiration alive and to help spread Creativity!
Inspiration is All Around Us! I'm inspired by so many different things and will be sharing those experiences with you right here on The Inspired Monkey Blog!
The Inspired Monkey was created by Me, Kristyn Curry!
A Little Bit about Me and My Life!
I'm currently a 22 year old student. I help run my mom's creative paper arts studio/shop, The Little Blue House!
I enjoy paper crafting, merchandising, traveling, and photography. 

I'm breaking out and starting my own little business! :)
The Inspired Monkey :Visual Merchandiser!
Check out my Page: T.I.M on the Left- Hand Side of the Blog under Pages ( below my profile picture) 
I hope you will follow me on my journey of Inspiration through The Inspired Monkey! 

   Stay Inspired,
Kristyn Curry :)