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I love to paint just about anything, create something out of nothing, or just craft like crazy! I am passionate about giving new life to old things and love exploring thrift shops for materials I can reuse. I am currently borderline obsessed with beads as well.

I am inspired by color and would describe my style as whimsical, eclectic, happy, and sort of random!

Lighten Up Creations was born shortly after my two children, about 10 years ago. I have an amazing husband who puts up with me and my creative mind that stops for free stuff on the side of the road, brings home furniture from thrift stores that has a story to tell but has definitely seen better days, and saves just about everything because ‘I could use it someday’. Anyway, he also saw and supported…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 22
  • Joined September 9, 2008

Favorite materials

paints, lots of color, beautiful handmade papers, words, found objects, recycled or repurposed stuff, wire, Oh and I LOVE beads made from glass, clay, semi precious stones, wood, shells

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About

Wow! Thanks for asking!

I love to paint just about anything, create something out of nothing, or just craft like crazy! I am passionate about giving new life to old things and love exploring thrift shops for materials I can reuse. I am currently borderline obsessed with beads as well.

I am inspired by color and would describe my style as whimsical, eclectic, happy, and sort of random!

Lighten Up Creations was born shortly after my two children, about 10 years ago. I have an amazing husband who puts up with me and my creative mind that stops for free stuff on the side of the road, brings home furniture from thrift stores that has a story to tell but has definitely seen better days, and saves just about everything because ‘I could use it someday’. Anyway, he also saw and supported the desire of my heart, which was to quit my day job and stay home and be a full time mommy (Thanks Kel!).

During this time that I was at home with our kids, I sold my artwork to a few retail stores and at craft fairs (some years more than others).

Fast forward 10 years, which feels like the blink of an eye, our two children, continue to inspire me with their unique styles and bring much laughter, joy, and the occasional grumpy moment to my days. They are 10 years older and ten times more expensive…time to go back to work!

My Etsy store is an attempt to ‘Just Say No’ to an 8 to 5 behind a desk job. That never felt quite right anyway!

I also intend to ‘Just Say No’ to made in China and support fellow Etsy artists. There are some incredibly cool stores on this website and there is something very soulful about buying homemade.

Thank you for visiting!

Blessings to you,
Liz

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