Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Store is OPEN

L.A. De Valk Style is now open for business. Since it is an online store we will be having a virtual Open House. Bring your own drinks and snacks.😉 Everyone is welcome to virtually visit any time day or night at ladevalkstyle.com.



This sweatshirt is one of my favorites. Who am I kidding? They're all my favorites. Take a look around the store. There is a coupon code available for the first order. Remember Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up which we all know is the most wonderful time of the year for shopping.

Since our products are made to order it will take about a week before they are shipped. We offer adult sizes S-5X and we are anticipating a new product line release in January 2018.

Don't forget to visit the website. 


IMAGINE, CREATE, INSPIRE






Thursday, September 28, 2017

L.A. DE VALK STYLE is Almost Ready!

I'm on the home stretch! I know my husband is anxiously awaiting the opening. Is anyone else?


This shirt I made for my husband about sums it up. Matthew 17:20, (Jesus speaking)  He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

It's a lot of work to move that mountain and I'm still working on it. Someone once said, "It takes 10 years to become an overnight success." I think I started the groundwork for this about four years ago. So I should be about half-way there. I hope.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


IMAGINE, CREATE, INSPIRE

Friday, September 15, 2017

L.A. De Valk Style is Coming Soon

I am in the process of getting my online store ready for business. I have been diligently learning new skills to produce an awesome product line. I anticipate the final reveal will be in October.  I will update you each week on this blog. Leave a comment below if I have piqued your interest. 

CLUE #1



By the way, CLUE #1 is my design. 


(*Notice to the self-proclaimed craft & hobby police: I have purchased the Commercial License for thousands of fonts and graphics. I, L.A. De Valk, only sell what I have the legal right to sell.)   



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cupcake Wrapper Makes a Simple Dessert Exquisite


Today is my mother's 87th birthday. I am not an accomplished cook. I don't even like cooking. However, when I noticed the popularity of cupcake wrappers and toppers I was motivated to make a cupcake, actually 18 of them. Making them look beautiful was a lot of fun.

I used the template from Anna's Seasonal Soirees cricut cartridge to make the wrapper. In the middle of the hearts I have M-O-M written. The "O" is visible  in the picture. The topper was made from the inner hearts cut out of the wrapper. 

Served on fine china made this an extra special treat for the birthday lady. Happy Birthday Mom!

Let me know in the comments below if you ever make something ordinary special by dressing it up.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Handmade Floral Decor

It's a beautiful world!


I made this lovely piece of floral home décor using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Collection. I have decided that the flowers which I made from white paper resemble the Camellia Sasanqua flower because of the full stamen that were shaped from navy blue cardstock and sprinkled with prills.

I did upcycle the frame which I found at a rummage sale several years ago and the lace fabric used to enhance the pretty backing paper was taken from a curtain that was no longer being used. The trim and burlap were scraps from my stash. This beautiful project was extremely economical. It did require an investment of time, patience, and the appropriate tools.

Have you ever made something old beautiful? Let me know in the comments below.


IMAGINE, CREATE, INSPIRE


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Biker Babes Birthday Card


This was a fun card to make. I am not an accomplished colorist yet, but I hope to improve with practice and education. If you are interested in improving your coloring/art techniques it would be to your advantage to look up Lachri Fine Arts on YouTube. She is a professional artist and you will learn a lot from her instruction.

I used Faber-Castell polychromos pencils to color these fun loving ladies and blended the colors with odorless mineral spirits. The stamp is by Art Impressions. 


The lady doing the peddling must be in great shape!


IMAGINE, CREATE, INSPIRE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Forever Flowers


These beautiful flowers all have one thing in common. I made them using the Heartfelt Creations  stamp and die sets. The white and pink flowers are made from vellum and colored on the back with copic markers. The red-orange flowers are made from white cardstock with color sponged on from stamp pads. Using this stamp and die set I can make a garden of forever flowers. These are ready to be used on future projects.

Anyone with patience, perseverance and the right tools can learn to make these flowers. If you want to learn how to create them leave a comment below. If you like these flowers leave a comment below.


IMAGINE, CREATE, INSPIRE