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