Thursday, December 8, 2016
DECEMBER WEEKLY SPECIALS
Only available for one week! Dec 8th - 14th
Our Double Trouble Bars Mix
You MUST try these! Makes a full 13 x 9 panful of the most delicious and amazing baked treat. Two layers. A soft peanut butter bottom (cross between a cake and a shortbread) topped with a delicious dark chocolate frosting. If you love peanut butter cups, then you will absolutely go mmmm over our double trouble bars.
A fan favorite returning for one week only! Bite into one of these and your tastebuds will go oooohhh aaahhhh. Reminiscent of a delicious cinnamon sugar donut, but in MUFFIN form and baked to perfection!One box mix makes approximately 12 - 14 delicious muffins. Includes our delicious cinnamon sugar TWIST topper
REMEMBER - all DYB items are ALL natural - NO preservatives, NO additives, NO colors and NO dyes, just real food for real people!!
Friday, October 14, 2016
a TAMM creation
Normally when I decide that I want to do a new painting, I just grab a canvas and go. Today, I had an inspiration to do something for Fall. It was chilly here today, in fact with the windows open and the breeze blowing into the house, I actually had on a long-sleeve t-shirt!
This time, instead of just opening the paints and going, I grabbed a 12*12 stretched canvas and I did a pencil sketch of what I was thinking in my mind...
Then I did the background. Another first for me - I did it in this baby blue. I started out doing all my paintings on a very pale, almost watercolor background (it actually was because I watered the paint down a lot to get just a hint of color to the background). The next progression in my painting growth was to use a bold, bright blue as my background, and I loved the pop that it gave the flowers. Today though, I just didn't feel that either of those was going to work for this fall flower I had in mind. So I was looking through my huge storage tub of paints, and I came across the baby blue and decided that was the perfect background.
I started with the center. For a sunflower it has to be a brown base coat. I also used the brown to put down some vein lines in some of the petals.
Now I may have started the middle with a simple brown, but after a few coats a layer of yellow was added, then more coats of brown until just the right hint of the yellow peaked through and it looked like that deep, rich, multi-seeded middle of a sunflower.
Then to really give it that seeded look and to do something completely different, I covered the center in a light layer of fine glitter! Yes I did! Just enough to catch the light from across the room and give the painting dimension.
Now we are getting into the petals. I started with the ones that will appear to be in the back layer of the flower petals and I went with a bright orange. Light layers of the orange, then a very little bit of the brown in the center of the petals, and another couple of layers of orange, and I finally had what I liked.
The closer layer of petals were done in a bright yellow, not a lemon yellow, but a golden yellow. Same way, two or three layers of yellow, then a light layer of the orange in the very middle of the petals closest to the center, and then more yellow until it was perfect.
Here is where I allowed it time to dry.
Then I went back in with a little brown on a dry brush and brought out those veins in the orange petals. I also went back around the outside edge of every petal to make sure it was clean and didn't look wonky.
Lastly I added the glitter in the middle and allowed it to dry again.
The last step was to sign and date the back! Now its all ready to be photographed and listed in the store!!
Thursday, October 13, 2016
a TAMM creation
One of the things that I always mention on the store site, is that I will do custom orders. I just don't usually have anyone inquiring about them.
The other day I got a message from a customer that really liked one of the paintings, but was wondering if I could do it to match a rug she had in her living room. Of course!! I had her send me a picture of the rug to begin with.
This is the rug that she was looking to match. I studied the rug, then I turned it and enlarged it so that I could see the colors and the variations better.
I came up with a color palette that I felt matched the rug pretty well. The outside most edges are a light sand color, then the next variation moving inwards is a deeper sand or more taupe color, then there is a bit of a brownish-orange and the red, with a purplish red in the very middle.
I put the colors onto a white sheet of paper and photographed it to send to her, as well as making a picture with the rug and the palette together.
So today, I spent the time painting two 12*12 stretched canvases in her colors and themes.
All in all it was a fun day and something I don't get to do all that much, but hopefully, now that you all know that I am willing and able to do custom orders, I will be doing more of them!!
Friday, September 16, 2016
a TAMM creation
It's Football Friday!! In honor of high school sports, which sees football games every Friday night of the fall, and college and NFL football as well, a TAMM creation has declared today Football Friday.
Check out our Football Spirit Wear!!
Denver Broncos Necklace
SF 49ers Necklace
Etsy Listing - White
Etsy Listing - Black
Don't see your favorite team or your school colors? Send me a message and I will let you know what I can do. I do have other NFL teams in the works, and I can custom make your school colors into earrings or necklaces.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
a TAMM creation
So, I am calling today Animal Thursday, and in honor of that I have highlighted a few of the animal earrings that are in the Etsy Shop.
Etsy Listing - Hippos
Etsy Listing - Zebra
Yellow Girl Frogs
Etsy Listing - Yellow Frogs
Etsy Listing - Grey Sock Monkey's
Don't see your favorite animal? Send me a request and I will see what I can find or make for you! I am always up for making new and interesting earrings.
While you are in the shop - check out the new line of NFL pendant necklaces and earrings, just in time for the start of football season!
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Mm... White Chocolate Caramel Latte Mix! Free with any purchase over $60 in September!
We LOVE our customers and are LOVING our September giveaway!
*One per customer per month*