Monday, March 26, 2012

New Custom Order for a colorful lady!

This past January, we had the pleasure of meeting Holly Moody, the artist who created the line Colorful Devotions, for DEMDACO. She is SO MUCH FUN. Check out her website here. She is just as colorful as her artwork and is a hardworking Mom and artist. I just completed this piece for her. I think it "fits" her colorful personality!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Accident!

Here is something very special that I got in the mail. Wondering what the heck it is??? Well, I'm going to answer that for you. It's a spool of newspaper yarn from India. I am so excited! Got a great plan going on in my head for what I'm going to do with it. I was informed by the owner of that I rock because by purchasing this yarn, I am helping poverty stricken women to have a job. I don't know, sometimes I just feel like being awesome! Not really - it was a very happy accident that I tripped across this company. It's the owner Nicole Snow who is awesome! -Connie

Monday, March 19, 2012

Psalm 91

Psalm 91
I had the honor of creating this piece for Kay, the co-founder of Houston Marine Moms. Psalm 91 is very meaningful to her group as they pray this psalm as a prayer of protection over deployed Marines.  They have purchased and delivered close to 20,000 bandanas with this psalm printed on it for Marines and other soldiers!  Read some stories about how the program got started and the impact it's had here.  She says the most important thing we can all do is pray for our troops.

In order to create this piece, Kay sent me one of their precious bandanas!

It was a privilege to do this project!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Promise Cards

The youngest sister/daughter here...who rarely posts on this blog...but felt this may be a post worthy post on the Things With Wings blog. I have some how crossed over to the artsy fartsy craftsy side...I'm no longer just the musician.  Here is the post from my blog...

Over the last few months I have started making some promise cards.  I have needed little reminders for my mind to think on and scripture to remind myself of what is true when lies are going crazy in my head.

I started writing down promises that God gives us & scripture that goes with each promise. I first read these promises from my friend Fabs' blog. She has written several posts on promises that you can find here.  She is an amazing writer and you should definitely check out her posts. They will inspire and encourage you.

Writing these promises down started with a white index card and a sharpie. Then I figured that if I made it pretty to look at with fun colors, maybe I would actually read it!  Sad...but true. Those of you who know me, know that I love colors!

So I've decided, with much persuasion from my friends, to sell these cards. I've already had a couple of customers and they have loved their cards and it's so neat to hear the stories of the people in their life who they will share these promises with. 

So here is the deal...
  • It's a 4x6 index sized card 
  • Truth on the front, scripture on the back. (they can also be made one-sided)
  • Each uniquely designed
  • $25 for a bundle of 5 handmade cards.
  • Put them in your bag, use them as bookmarks, put them on your mirror, stick them on the refrigerator, put them next to your bed to read at night or in the morning, pin them on the bulletin board at work, stick them in your car...the options are endless!
  • Keep them for yourself or buy them for a friend!
Here are some examples: (each picture is front & back)

    If you are interested in purchasing a bundle, email me at and I will send you a list of all the promises that you can choose from, or you can let me know if there are specific promises or verses that you want. 

    Feel free to pass this along to anyone who would be about it...tweet about it...get the word out!

    **My hope and prayer for these cards is that they would not be empty words you read over and over and over but my prayer over each card that I make is that the Spirit of God who breathes life, would move powerfully through these truths and through these scriptures to encourage, inspire and change life. He is alive and active, His word is alive and active...let HIM move your heart.**

    Monday, March 12, 2012


    abc's of life by Connie
    Connie recently did this piece for friend Sue and here's what Sue had to say,
    "Yesterday I received a piece that I just love! I am a big fan of Things with Wings and This Thing Called Family, so when I saw an ABC piece that Connie had posted on their website, the teacher in me knew that was something I would love for our home. I had fun choosing the phrases for each letter --some for a specific grandchild, most just good reminders for us each day. For instance, Have Courage was for grandson Archer Courage and his brave battle for life: Accept Others --God made each one of us unique and 'special': Trust God and Sing His Praises while we Pray a Lot! Mistakes Happen so we Give Hugs because Family Matters. Thank you, Connie, for creating such a wonderful work of art that has special significance for our family! We love it!"

    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Introducing NEW "This Thing Called Family" for Spring 2012!

     We are beyond excited today because a whole slew of brand new This Thing Called Family products are now available for Spring!  These messages are especially dear to our heart and we are in love with these new colors and how useful these pieces are.  We hope you find something that you like!

    Beauty Shot from the Demdaco catalog

    Memo board with clips

    wall art with pegs


    pillow with pom pom fringe

    pillow with pom pom fringe

    wall art

    wall art

    Double-sided sign: to keep people out of your room/office/cubicle or welcome them in, depending on your mood! :-)

    Double-sided sign: keep people out of your room/office/cubicle or welcome them in, depending on your mood! :-)


    boxes - store your keepsakes or stand upright to display as art.

    Pocket Mirrors!!! - 6 unique messages, perfect for your purse, or make a great gift! These deserve their own post later!

    New Nesting Set

    wall art
    wall art
    wall art
    Be Brave Sculpture

    Flower Sculptures
    3 journals, with inside pocket and elastic closure

    All of these new pieces only just released today. That means that the Demdaco sales reps can now begin to introduce these items to retailers.  It will take a bit of time for stores to receive their first orders.

    You should begin to see these new items showing up in shops nationwide in the next month or so!   

    In the meantime, if you know a retailer in your area that you'd like to see carry these new pieces, share this blog post with them! 

    Do you have a new favorite?  Or have any questions about these pieces?  We'd love to hear from you!

    *You can view the rest of the collection here, including NEW pieces that were just added in January!

    **If you're a retailer interested in carrying these pieces in your store, contact your local Demdaco Rep. ASAP!!!