Saturday, December 22, 2012


Guess what I did this week?! COOLERS!!! Christmas orders were mostly coolers, and they all needed to be done by this week!
who dat?!
superbowl champs

my favorite side! 

just a little back detail

one of drew brees' pregame chants

Here it is, y'all! My Saints cooler that I did for an order this week! I slaved over this baby and two other coolers, but it was so worth it. My other two were Texans themed, so i'm going to save that post for Sunday because I'm going to the game!! *AHHH* I hope y'all like it!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

From Texas with Love

Recently I got an email from a Melissa in California who requested a personalized Texas flag canvas! The best part? She lives in Cali! It was a present for her Dad! I thought it was so awesome that someone who is now in California still wanted to be connected to their Texas roots!

Then of course I have to post something about the TEXANS because they clinched the AFC South Division Title for the second year in a row!!! I made my mom go with me to get the t-shirts as soon as they hit stores. They already sold out on line. I really wish I could go to the game against Minnesota this Sunday, but my old high school's football is playing in the District 5A State Championship for the first time EVER in Dallas on Saturday night!!
santa came early to our house!

Like I mentioned above, my old high school is going to state!! When I heard Lamar won the playoff game, my mom and I went over to my friend Audrey's house (she's one of my close family friends and a varsity cheerleader!) and decorated their doorway with lots of goodies!! When I was at Lamar, I was her older brother's football buddy when I was a cheerleader! So we joked that now I'm just her cheer buddy. I'm so excited for her and for the team!! Love you Audrey!

Audrey and me!
in the spirit of this weekend's events I thought I would post a little throwback to senior year!

once a redskin, always a redskin! go lamar!
Lots of red white and blue this week, LOVE IT! Good luck at STATE, Lamar! Go Skins!

ps. I'll be posting some coolers soon! Get excited!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December is here! Have bkrafty Christmas!

Christmas time is near! Finals are upon us. I have a few canvases to paint between now and then, and I have some coolers to do before Christmas! I am so looking forward to making them! 

 If you're thinking about getting someone a gift, but you aren't sure just what to get them, here are a few ideas!

These are some of my most popular requests:

dream big canvas

proverbs 3:5

proverbs 3:5 

proverbs 3:5

customizable football team logos (I would LOVE to do a Texans one)

college themed canvases

paisley flower canvases

lilly pulitzer inspired canvases; 1 corinthians 13

lilly pulitzer inspired canvases; phil. 4:13

personalized canvases of your choice!

college themed canvases!

texas state flag 

state of texas

monogram canvases

cute, colorful custom name canvases

college typography collages
Personalized Canvas for my friend's little sister! 
tri-delta sorority canvas; sorority canvases
If you see any ideas above that you want for Christmas (either for yourself or for someone else)- shoot me an email, and I can start a canvas just for you!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Texas Zeta Initiation

A few weeks ago was Zeta Initiation! Two of my friends asked me to paint their crowns for their littles. It was so much fun! I love their colors, and I was so excited to help them out!

I had painted this canvas for Rachel (for her little) earlier this semester, so she wanted her little's crown to have the same sort of theme on it.

I literally love these colors together so much that I wanted to keep this one! Thank you Rachel!!
I did both of the crowns above and the bulletin board! 
Hope y'all like the stuff! Thank you Rachel and Caroline for giving me the opportunity to paint for y'all!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Just a note

Hey everyone! So today I wanted to note on one thing specifically. Please do not send requests for me to paint works like prints or canvases on Pinterest or Etsy done by other artists. It is unfair to them, and it puts me in a very awkward position. Though I do love the pictures people have previously sent, they should be created by the original artist! It can be very discouraging to have your work copied, so instead of asking me to do it, I would love to support their creations by telling you this: If you see something you like on Pinterest that you just have to have, follow the link to the blog or site it comes from and talk to the artist there. It's the right thing to do! You can send me pictures as an example of a verse or color scheme, but I do not want to copy someone else's work. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Theta LOVE!

This post is specifically dedicated to one of my roomies: MEGAN!
birthday girl!

Today is her birthday, and I am SO sad I am not with her! She is a Theta with me, and I bought her lots of Theta goodies from my favorite greek store Melissa's Custom Gifts on the Drag. It's such a cute place!! I also decided to paint this canvas for our apartment:

a funky paisley theta canvas for my apartment
All of the apartment is back home for Thanksgiving, and she is on her way back to her native homeland in Alaska. Okay, Minnesota. We joke that she should just say she is from Canada because no one here actually knows where Minnesota is whenever she tells them that's where she is from. Anyway! We kicked off her birthday weekend with SAE jungle! Then on Saturday I got her some Austin Cake Balls -pumpkin flavored was a must for Megan- from A Christmas Affair. Then Saturday David came up to ATX (YAY!) and we all hung out together! Have an awesome birthday Megan!!

Ps. I made her a few presents for birthday weekend! One was a baby blue monogrammed canvas.
megan's baby blue monogrammed canvas
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Keep Calm and Diamond On

As Thanksgiving break approaches I am really getting excited about some of the things I have in store! I am going to be painting some coolers for the lovely ladies my mom works with and a friend from high school! So far I think I have an A&M themed cooler, a Saints one, a Texans one, and a family themed one! I can't wait to get started on those!! They are SO much fun to do. I am also going to be painting a few canvases! This is one I did a few weeks ago, but I can't remember if I posted it or not! I love all of the Keep Calm signs. This one is for Alpha Delta Pi!

More posts soon. Homeward bound tomorrow! Can't wait to be with the fam. 
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone, and look out for some exciting posts soon!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Paddles and my awesome fam!

I am so behind on posting these!! We did our paddle reveal a few weeks back, and I am just now getting these bad boys on here. Our initiation was pretty early this year, so we did our paddles for our littles after initiation! 
grace's paddle!
gotta have some glitter
paisley, lilly roses, chevron, polo font
These were the Theta paddles I did!

grace janie me...and one of the guys from KISS
 My little Grace is AWESOME! and my big Janie is the best. Okay I may be biased, but it's true! This past weekend was Fiji 80s, and we all ran into each other so naturally we had to take a picture! I don't think my face can actually handle a smile that big. So much happiness!
my big!
just the cutest!
 I also got to paint a paddle at Melissa's (the store I have an internship with) and I am so happy I got the opportunity to do so! The order was for a Texas Alpha Xi Delta, and she had drawn out exactly what she wanted. I always find it interesting to see what other sororities do for their paddles! Some are heavy with tradition while others are more crafty. I love it!! Here's the one I painted for work:

I am SO excited about the next paddle I am doing for a camp friend! Her name is Tatum, and she is an Alpha Xi Delta at Texas State!! I'm doing the Lilly pattern, so get ready, y'all!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Be strong and courageous

Hey everyone! I hope your week went smoothly. Mine is definitely a lot better now that I finished all of my tests and projects.  Even though it was pretty rough, I had some pretty neat things happened! After my sport management test on Monday my professor told me after reading my resume (we had to turn in our resumes for an assignment), she was so intrigued with my blog that she looked it up! We talked a little about the possibilities I have with my bkrafty business! It was so so awesome. She was so encouraging. It honestly made my day! Thank you, Dr. Sparvero! It really reminded me to keep my head up and embrace the possibilities I have with my business in the future.
deuteronomy 31:6 canvas
This canvas in particular has a great message! This verse is a great reminder that God will be with you in every one of your battles. I painted it for my friend Rona, who is a new Theta this year! Thank you so much!
Have a great weekend y'all!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christina Williams Designs

I had some special visitors not too long ago, but didn't have a chance to post pictures! My mom and grandma came to see me! We went to Sandra Bullock's restaurant called Bess Bistro, bought some Kendra Scott jewelry, hit Whole Foods, and got yummy coffee!
As you probably know by now -or if you are just now stumbling upon my blog and don't- I love making canvases for Christina Williams Designs! She is such a sweet, generous person, and her shop is ADORABLE. She just opened her own store, so everyone should go like her Facebook page for more info! Click HERE for the link.
This is her logo that I painted for her earlier this month.

 Romans 12:12...beautiful verse!