Monday, December 23, 2013

Proverbs 31: 25

One of the Christmas orders I received was doing four different canvases with Proverbs 31:25 on them! I love getting to paint Bible verses because it gives me the opportunity to explore the verse and really try to bring the beauty of the Word to the canvas. Here's a look at what I made: 

Monday, December 16, 2013

College Themed Gifts

Hey y'all!

So I was having a little trouble transferring my pictures from my phone into my iPhoto, so that's why I haven't blogged this week! I've been busy with a lot of custom orders and a few new listings on my Etsy excited! There's a link to my Etsy shop on the left hand side of my blog in case you want to check them out. I've been posting a lot of my projects on my Instagram, too, so be sure to follow me for a little daily inspiration! 

I know a lot of high school seniors have been hearing back from colleges lately and deciding where they want to go, so I thought I would post a few of my college themed canvases I have been doing lately. I have a few custom orders with personalized touches, but I can't post them yet because they're Christmas presents. If you know someone who is going to college next year, these are some of my most popular picks!

Still my most popular canvas, the Texas Forever canvas with the Texas flag is perfect for any proud Texan. 

Another picture of a Texas Forever order.

This design was for Hannah E., a Texas girl heading off to school at Arkansas. You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of the girl.

My paisley canvases are some of my favorites to do because each canvas is different, like a snowflake! Everything is completely freehanded, and one of a kind. School colors or even the colors of a room are often requested for these!

More UT canvases!

 I love doing the Texas A&M tradition canvases! There are many more of these on my Instagram account, so check them out!

Last summer I had so many lovely girls who ordered canvases from me who were about to start their first year at Arkansas! I loved getting to know more about the school's traditions and being able to master doing that razorback; woo pig sooie!

Oklahoma Sooner canvas; love this quote!

Another fun Oklahoma Sooner tradition canvas!

Oklahoma State Cowboy canvas avaliable on my Etsy shop: OSU COWBOY CANVAS BY BKRAFTY

Last but definitely not least- the Sam Houston State University tradition canvas!

If you see anything you'd like to order, head over to my Etsy shop and see if there is a listing up of a design you'd like. If not, send me a message and we can build a custom order!!

More posts coming soon! XO

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Black Friday "Texas Forever" Giveaway

Calling all Instagrammers: Bkrafty is doing it's first giveaway, and you can win! Go to @bkraftydesigns on Instagram for more details. Contest ends tomorrow!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Happy Sunday Everyone!

I posted this on my Instagram account this week, but I know I need to share it on my blog as well. Two canvases of mine have been featured this week on the popular page of Pinterest and Daily Bible Verse on Instagram, both with Deuteronomy 31:6, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them. For the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you." I love this verse because it gives me strength to draw out any fear by having faith in God. It is a reminder that He is with you in all that you do. I think I am going to work on painting some more versions of Deuteronomy 31:6 since these two were so popular. Who knows, maybe I will have a giveaway soon! Any thoughts? XO

Sunday, November 10, 2013

TCU Lambda Chi Woodsie

Hey y'all! SO you may have seen this if you follow me on Instagram (@bkraftydesigns) this past week I painted a cooler for one of my friends who was headed up to TCU for a date party her boyfriend's fraternity was having. It's called "Woodsie", and it's a camping weekend event they do somewhere in Texas. She had the cutest ideas for a cooler, and she asked me to paint one for her. Here's the final product:

Bianca had the best idea to do a "cooler divided" since she and her boyfriend go to different schools. I loved the idea, and I think it really turned out great. It's something different that I haven't done before, so I was all for it. PS. The TCU mascot is a challenge to paint, and that's putting it nicely.

Here's a side view of the cooler with the Lambda Chi flag on one side, a campfire setting with "Woodsie" painted in rope lettering, and the "Cooler Divided" design on top.

Getting really into the theme on this side; I really hope they had a campfire this weekend because it was freezing!

Another shot of the top of the cooler:

Lambda Chi flag:

 Fireball Whiskey side: "Roses are red, violets are blue, whiskey costs less, than a dinner for two."

For the back she wanted different bottles of alcohol, so I modge podged different bottles on top of a Gastby-esque background I painted. I love the black and gold, and I think it was a good contrast to the different colors of bottles.

I hope that if you stumbled across my page, something inspires you! It's always hard to think of different ideas for coolers that haven't been done before, and sometimes you just need to see something to get your creative juices flowing. Have a great week everyone; if you have any questions about cooler painting or anything else, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email.

XO Bethany

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Link Up for Liam

During September, I donated two canvases to a dinner/auction that a community put on in honor of Liam. Liam Webb is a carefree and happy 3 year old boy. Liam's parents, Christian and Carli, were given the news on April 11, 2013 that their little boy was suffering from a malignant brain tumor. A member of the Webb family's community reached out to me and asked me if I would donate any canvases for the auction. There is a Facebook page where you can receive updates on this little fighter, and I believe you can make a donation through the page as well. Here's the link to the Facebook page: 

I sure hope whoever bought these canvases loves them! I was asked to do an A&M and UT one, and I was honored to be asked to donate. What an incredible community for coming together to support each other.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

B.Krafty is back! (And OU still sucks)

Hey hey hey!

Hello blogging world, oh how I have missed you! There is so much to catch up on. First and foremost, I have reopened my etsy shop (hooray!) and am back in business. Thank you everyone for your patience! Only out of the game for a little over a month, and I got so many emails that I couldn't stay away any longer.

Next up, COOLERS! Last weekend was the famous Texas vs. Oklahoma Red River Rivalry football game (hook 'em horns!) and with OU weekend comes coolers. I had promised one friend a year in advance that I would paint her TX-OU cooler for her, and seven other girls reached out to me to design theirs as well. Many of them even sent me pictures of some of the coolers they loved that I painted last year, and a few requested similar designs. Let's take a look at these bad boys!


The eyes of Texas are upon you!

I hope y'all enjoyed a glimpse of the hard work I put into those beauties. I freehand everything, and I love working in new color schemes. I tend to be a perfectionist, so these coolers were a big time commitment. I am thrilled with the way they came out and even happier about the result of the game! Congratulations to all of the football players and to our coaching staff on the W. Thank you to all of the girls who reached out to me for painting over the past few weeks; I am so glad I could be a part of your OU weekend experience. Hopefully the coolers were a hit!

Love, Bethany

Friday, August 30, 2013

A note from Bethany

a note from bethany

Hi everyone! I know I have been MIA on the blog lately, but the reason for this is because I got very sick this month and ended up having to go to the hospital during Recruitment. It was definitely a rough time, and after a lot of bed rest I am finally back on my feet, though I am still not 100%. My family and I both agree that I need to focus on getting better and tackling the first few weeks of school before diving back into my painting, so my Etsy shop is currently on vacation and no custom orders will be taken at this time. 

That being said, I think the verse I painted on this canvas earlier in the month is perfect inspiration for me. I painted it for a lovely girl named Erin, who ordered it for her roommate. Though sometimes life may throw you a curveball, God gives us his love and strength so that we can confidently stride past those times of adversity into the future. Thank you, Erin, for requesting this verse! It truly touched my heart.
proverbs 31:25