Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jacque & Mike's Story

One day earlier this month I received an e-mail from Jacque for a very special order of canvases. The thing I love most about doing this is that when people ask me to make a canvas for them, they share a little story with me about who or what it's for. Jacque's story she sent to me was so beautiful that I asked her if I could share it with you. I know it will touch your heart! 

In March of last year, she and her husband Mike went through a very devastating time in their lives when they had a miscarriage. They just prayed for God's guidance and that He would lead them in the direction they were to go. How amazing is that?! This story really hit home with me because I remember when my aunt and uncle were trying to have another child, and they decided to adopt. It was a very long, exhausting process, and it's definitely not easy. They adopted Lacy from St. Petersburg, Russia, and she has been such a blessing to our family. I know Jacque and Mike deserve a blessing just like that! God listened to their prayers and this is what happened. 
 In the summer of 2011, they were presented with an opportunity to go on a missions trip to Uganda, Africa to work with the orphans in Iganga. It was there that we met and fell in love with Phiona. Her story is tragically beautiful in that she was almost aborted before she was born. The "house mom" at the orphanage talked Phiona's biological parents out of aborting but they only accepted on the condition that the house mom take Phiona once she was born. So, the day she was born, her biological parents gave her up. She lived with the house mom until she was 4 and has been living at the orphanage ever since. She is absolutely beautiful and is so full of joy and love that it would bring anyone to tears. Jacque said that she and her husband really do believe that she is the answer to their prayers and the "direction" that God wants them to follow.

I made this for little Phiona! The canvas next to it is for Mike and Jacque. I told my Bible Study to pray for them and that they get to bring Phiona home soon! They are so wonderful!! Send your prayers their way <3 <3 <3

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

Hello wonderful readers! Yesterday I celebrated my birthday back home with my family and my wonderful friend Erika (her name is probably in every other post by now!) A bunch of her friends at SHSU ordered canvas from me, and this is us in mid delivery process)

I absolutely LOVE her. It was the best present to see her on my birthday!

 It was such an awesome weekend with so many great things happening. First off, on Friday night, the sweetest girl Emily Puig texted me and told me she got into UT! Then about 15 minutes later, I ran into her! It was definitely a God thing. I was so happy to see her, and we got a picture to savor the's not the best quality, but oh well!

Then my family went a beautiful wedding for Andrew and Bridie Chaudior! I snapped a few pictures throughout the night and wanted to share them with you!

Sunday was my birthday, and it was a very busy day! I had breakfast/brunch with Erika, my mom, and my grandma (aka Mamaw) at La Madeline...which was absolutely delicious. I flew back to ATX later that afternoon and had a birthday dinner with some friends!
Look at that beautiful longhorn!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Special surprise for you!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my wonderful viewers, customers, and well, everyone! As a little treat, I took pictures of all of the canvases I painted this week. I'm going to post all of them on this entry. Here goes!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Okay, I know most of the things I post on here are rather girly, so when I was asked if could make something for a guy I was totally up for the challenge. What she wanted was a canvas with the Dallas Cowboys logo on it! Now I may be from Texas, but I am definitely more of a Texans fan than Cowboys...but I love a good challenge, so I DID IT. I think it looks pretty sweet.

I even got a picture of how it looks in his room! (I think it fits perfectly.)

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Oh and check out this creation while you're at it! I am absolutely obsessed with turquoise, so I had a hard time giving this one away! I'm actually redoing my room at home with a turquoise, gold/yellow, and tan theme.
Proverbs 3:5 for Hannah!


Oh my word....within a month b.krafty has gotten 1000 views (it's over 3000 now!!!)! That's incredible. I can't believe it. Thank you everyone for encouraging me to start this and to make it what is has turned in to! Today my parents came up to visit me, and they took some of the canvases I made back home so they could be delivered! I had so many in my dorm it was AWESOME. In fact, I think I had some that I hadn't even posted on here, yet.

I thought this picture was perfect for the occasion! I made it for my dorm room. It's one of my favorite quotes!

Love, Bethany

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ellen's Dance Dare! by Erika Fernandez

Okay y'all! SO, one of my best friends Erika is seriously OBSESSED with The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When I say obsessed, I don't mean she casually watches the show or even that she watches it daily. I mean she LIVES for this show. She is also a crazy good dancer, and since Ellen is having this whole dance dare challenge thing...Erika did it. And there is a video. I love my friends.

Watch it, share it, and tell your friends!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

God's Love

Yesterday I finished this zebra print and hot pink canvas for Taylor, another friend of Erika's. This verse is definitely one of my favorites. I remember I wrote it down after my dad was diagnosed with skin cancer, and it really helped give me peace.

This canvas is for my suite mate, Dani! She saw the one I made for Priscilla and liked it, so I made her one with similar designs. I love the colors and how the letting turned out!