I attempted to make TWO positive affirmation collage boards…

I have completed about four craft kits by Creatology, all of which I purchased at Michaels, my favorite craft store. As my older followers probably know, I have fallen in love with the craft kits by this particular brand, and I make sure to buy a new one every time I get the chance. Approximately 2-3 days ago, me and Goodmommy saw some more cute Creatology kits right before we got to the registers.

The kit that ended up catching my eye was these two ADORABLE positive affirmation collage boards!

The way that this kit in particular differs from the other Creatology kits that I’ve purchased (and loved) is that it doesn’t include any paint. Instead, it has tissue paper and decorative stickers as the main mediums, which I was a little skeptical to work with for the first time, mainly because of the translucent paper. However, you’ll see later on that I was pleasantly surprised!

Least me say that this kit is LOADED with nice quality supplies. It even came with a ‘supplies included’ list on the back of the box. Overall, it provides 2 card stock boarders, 2 pieces of chipboard, 4 acetate sheets, 1 mirror sticker, 10 paper stickers, 3 glitter foam stickers, 2 colors of yarn, 35 adhesive gems, 180 pieces of tissue paper in a multitude of colors, and an Instruction sheet.

All I needed to complete the project that was not included was scissors and a glue stick, both of which were easily accessible.

Obviously, the kit gives you more than enough supplies, which I found really helpful, especially if you want to give your piece some extra details. I was even able to save some for a possible future project like this one.

The very first step was to add your multi-colored tissue paper in a mosaic design along one of the acetate sheets. I found this step really interesting, considering that you had to work with the rectangular shape, and the arrange the colors to get them to match the border color.

Considering that the one above was for the pink border, I tried to use more hot pink, yellow, and orange to make the color pop!

For the blue boarder, I used more blues, whites, and light pinks to give the piece a more mellow and relaxed feel, since that’s the emotion that I tend to associate with the shade of the blue boarder.

It’s really cool how the two color schemes of the collages have a different vibe about them, despite the fact that I used the exact same colors, LOL.

Afterwards, I glued the side of the acetate paper without the tissue paper on to a piece of chipboard. On top of the tissue-paper-covered acetate, I glued the card stock border of the desired color.

For the final step of assembly, I punched out the two holes at the top of the piece for my string.

After the assembly of each collage was complete, I added the positive affirmation stickers to each. For the pink, I used the 3D sparkly stickers. For the blue, I used the huge star mirror sticker. As the finishing touch, I applied the jewels along the cardstock boarders of each college. And voila! These two masterpieces were complete in only 120-150 minutes.

What can I say? I’m a fast learner! 😋💖🎨


I honestly don’t know what to say about these except that I AM IN LOVE!!! What I appreciate the most is the amount of short positive affirmation messages. Me and Goodmommy decided to hang them up in my room so that I can see them every morning and remember to believe in the princess that God has called me to be.

Every finishing detail was spot on, and I can’t wait for my next kit by Creatology! Each one is getting better and better! To see my other Creatology kit posts, please click HERE.

LET’S CHAT~Have you ever hand made a collage? If so, what did you use to make it (photographs, digital photos, newspaper, etc.)?

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! May God bless every single one of you! Peace in! 💖

The Best Advice for ALL BLOGGERS (Wannabes, New, and Veterans)

While being a blogger is an excellent hobby, skill, and for some, job, it can be a little overwhelming for others. About 8 and 1/2 months ago, I remember being very excited to start my new blog…but also slightly nervous. Monitoring your own blog is like a new adventure that can be a little challenging to start, just because most of us don’t know what outcome to expect.

However, just because it’s a challenge doesn’t mean that it isn’t worthwhile. Here is some of the BEST ADVICE for any blogger, whether you’re contemplating whether you want to be one, you just became a blogger, or you’ve been one for years. I bet that in no time, you’ll be blogging like a pro!

Keep a Positive Mindset — The truth is, we can’t do anything to the best of our ability if our mindsets are not positive. Keep in mind that blogging is a good source of income, but it is also a source for you to improve on your writing, spread the word about a topic that matters to you, inspire others, and simply BE YOU! If we start blogging with a negative perspective, then how can we expect to grow?

Don’t Procrastinate–Do It Right Now– If you know you want to do a blog or that you want to be more active on your blog but you keep putting it aside, let me tell you that procrastination is never going to get anyone anywhere different. Obviously, it can be hard to try something new, but if you feel that it would be beneficial to you, what’s stopping you from doing it? If we procrastinate, we are simply saying in the same spot. And sometimes progress requires us to move.

Think about the Journey and the Destination — You may set a goal that you want to earn 100 followers or make $10 a week from blogging. Small goals like this are a great way to think about your future and the progress that you want to make with your blog. That being said, don’t get too caught up in getting so many followers or so much money from it (unless it’s your job, of course.) Instead, think of the smaller forms of progress that you are making. For example, you may be getting more views or comments then you were 1 year ago–that’s progress!

Even if They Don’t Say Anything, People Are Watching– I think one of the main reasons for inconsistency among bloggers is that they aren’t getting the amount of response from their audience as they would like or anticipated. Gaining an audience who will comment on EVERY post can take time to build. Besides, many times people will just read your posts to see if you will be consistent before following you. Just because they don’t like or comment, doesn’t mean they don’t like your content. We just have to KEEP PRESSING!!!

Be Authentic — In all honesty, the blogs that are written by someone who isn’t trying to be like every other blogger are some of my favorites. When I look for quality content, I want to read about someone who I can relate to, learn from and be inspired by. Those are the blogs that are real, funny, and fun to read. What I’m trying to say is, just be your authentic self in your blog–trust me, it makes a big difference.


Posts where I get to inspire others are the most fun to write. As bloggers, we have more fun when we are writing and posting about what we love. We begin to think more about the meaning behind each post and less about statistics. In everything, just remember to appreciate every victory–both the large and small. Each one will help us reach our final destination.

Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you next time! God bless y’all! ✨

I got a gift for Easter…and I LOVE it!!! ♡

In my family, it is a tradition to get a gift basket (or other present) to celebrate Easter. And although it isn’t set in stone, Goodmommy is always so sweet to do something special for both of us to enjoy. Although I love spending Easter simply surrounded by family and friends while celebrating the Lord, I must admit that this was a really sweet surprise!

As soon as I saw this, I thought that it was so adorable. You can tell that Goodmommy truly knows me and my style–whenever we surprise one another with something, we are bound to love it.

This cute new kit comes with this HUGE ceramic rainbow that says “DREAM BIG” on top. I love to keep my room (and our house, in general) filled with positive and motivational messages, so that was a detail that I noticed and fell in love with immediately. There are a total of 6 small paint containers (although I must admit that it was a pretty good amount for the scale of the rainbow.) And to add some shiny finishing details are 4 gold stars and 29 diamond-like jewels.

Unlike most of these kits, I didn’t do many changes at all to the color scheme. All I did was tweak the pinks and the blue, and the rest was smooth sailing. Overall, the solid-color paints had amazing coverage. Although, considering that I did add some of my paints in the paint that came with the kit, I’m not sure how much I would’ve had left without them.

The glitter paint looks very translucent on the first coat, but with about 2 or 3 layers, the glitter actually sticks to the surface really well! This has got to be one of my favorite things that I’ve ever painted. The jewels make it feel so luxurious, too.

As you can see, my finished product looks almost exactly like the example on the box. Besides the color tweaks, I also switched the order of the colors of the rainbow and put the dark pink outside and the light pink on the top stripe instead of the other way around. Although they aren’t drastic differences, I think they were worth the extra effort.


Thank you all so much for going on this art journey with me! And never forget, the more you practice at anything that you want to achieve in life, the easier it will be and the more you’ll love it! As the rainbow says, “DREAM BIG!”

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! Peace in! ✨

I painted on three wooden letters… ♡

A little less than two months ago, I showed you guys these three plain, wooden letters. I decided to get a Q and a T to stand for me and Goodmommy’s initials, as well as an & sign to go in the middle. Automatically, I saw the opportunity to make them my own with a little something called acrylic paint.

I asked Goodmommy what colors she wanted me to incorporate into my design. She replied pink and purple, which I was really happy with since they go with the colors of the spring season. I also decided to mix a yellow, scarlet, plain white (and eventually green) paint to give the whole thing an Easter vibe.

And of course, I had to take this opportunity to use one of my brand new paint pallets for the first time. As I expected, it was much easier to keep my paints from mixing. Plus, the look is really aesthetic–perfect for photographs.

I looked up some simple designs to paint on wooden letters, and I eventually found this video of these different flower designs. While I love the overall format, I changed the design by adding a plain white background to really make the colors pop. On top of that, I added some other intricate details to increase the visual interest.

The different shape of each letter (as well as the small size of each) made this project much more of a challenge. I honestly expected the paint job to be extremely minimalistic and bare, but I was actually able to incorporate many more tiny touches than I anticipated.

Overall, I am super satisfied with the finished product! The Q and the T are so vibrant, and the bold color of the & in the center is a great accent piece that pulls everything together. Goodmommy really loved it as well.

What I really loved about this project is that it helped me to do something out of the box. I had to figure out which design would look best on each letter, especially on such a small scale. The color scheme really flourishes with the spring-y vibe that I was going for. I’m excited for my next project!

LET’S CHAT~ Have you ever painted on wood? If so, did you like it?

Happy (Early) Easter, everybody! Don’t forget to remember the reason for the holiday–Jesus’ sacrifice of love, which we all ought to be thankful for! See you later! ✨

I painted my own ceramic room decor … Pt. 2 ♡

Hey, everybody! So, some of you have probably seen my finished product of this adorable ceramic room decoration that I found last week. If not, I would recommend that you click this link to get the full story of how I found these, in the first place.

Just as a bit of a refresher, here is a picture of the two kits that I have used in this two-part series. Last time, I did the one of the right, therefore I’m going to be showing you guys what I did with the one on the left for this new short and sweet post.

At first glance, I was a little skeptical about the “diamond” shape of this decoration, just because it seemed like there wasn’t a lot of space to paint. But in the end, I actually really enjoyed that aspect of the piece. The more I looked at it, the more excited I got about rolling my sleeves up and painting it!

Just like the first kit, I used a surprisingly wide variety of colors to critique each of the paints in the kit. Though I must say that these had much better coverage than the paints from my last art project. The colors were just a bit dark, so I used colors slightly brighter than the original hues, as well as some white and/or cream to keep the neutral color scheme.

At some point, I had actually put some white polka dots on the light blue sections, but I didn’t like how it looked, so I covered them up with a few coats of paint. I might even add a few more, the next time I work with my acrylic paints for a bit of a touch up. However, for now, I’m really happy with what I’ve done. I think the color adjustments really paid off–they are popping!


Aaandd, that’s all for today, folks! I’ve really enjoyed customizing these decorations. Being able to really use my paints and experiment to see what looks best is such an enjoying and relaxing process. This is definitely not the last you’ll see of my art; I already have another idea, in mind.

Like always, if you enjoyed this post and want to read more of my daily content, please like this post and consider following my blog, if you haven’t already–all your support is a blessing!

Have a beautiful and blessed day! God bless y’all! ✨

I painted my own ceramic room decor … ♡

Hey, everybody! A couple of days ago, me and Goodmommy went to one of our go-to department stores. And it’s only natural for me to take a look at the dollar section. Whenever I know that we’re headed to this store in particular, I always make sure to carry some cash just in case I find a little treasure hiding in the playground of shelves.

And guess what? A couple of treasures we’re waiting for me~these ADORABLE ceramic hanging decor pieces that you can paint. They even come with a rope and tassels to add as decorations!

Any type of ‘arts and crafts’ item such as this (especially at a good price) tend to catch my eye. I’m always looking for opportunities to make a new creation. I especially love how each of these kits come with 3 paint colors and a little paintbrush, which is good if you want to add a few details.

This one has colors that are more on the “warm” spectrum. On the back of each packaging was an example of a possible end result, and I fell in love with the color scheme. I figured that the gold would really make the pink and the brown stand out. I’d never used gold paint before, so I was super excited to try it for the first time.
The square (or diamond-ish) shape of this second one is very interesting, to say the least. Although I don’t really like how the hole in the center limits the amount of painting space, I think it makes the piece unique. I love the little lines in between to help add some detail. And I think the light and dark blue paint will really compliment the configuration.

After I finished my schoolwork for the day, I asked Goodmommy if it was alright if I used one of the kits. Once she gave me the okay, I was pretty quick to get out my own acrylic paints, a couple of paper towels, a paper plate for mixing paints, a small bowl of water, and paintbrushes. And after that, the rest just came naturally. I’m really happy with the finished product~it’s a really cute addition to the rest of the pictures and artwork in my room.

What I really loved about this little project was the fact that it gave me lots of room to experiment. I tested out the paint in the kit, and it was really hard to get even coverage. Pretty typical of most cheap store-bought paints.

But I still really loved the colors and how they suited the shape so well, and I decided to mix in some of my acrylic paints with each color to get the brightness to my liking. The changes were subtle but noticeable, in real life. That means that I have a custom-mixed gold paint now, which will be very useful for my future works!

I love how the subtle tweaks made the colors look a little more saturated without taking away from the “vibe” of the whole thing, in the end. I also changed the placement of the colors, which I think added to the design, as well.


Overall, this entire experience was a lot of fun. And it resulted in a decoration that’s super pretty to look at. Now I can’t wait to use my second kit! If you enjoyed seeing my finished creation, please like this post and consider following my blog. If this post gets enough feedback, I might even show the output of the unused kit, which I am all up for!

Question of the Day: Have you ever customized a decoration? If you have, was it for a special occasion, or just because?

Thanks so much for stopping by, everybody! Have a great rest of your day! ♡

6 Reasons Why I Love Blogging

It is honestly hard to believe that I have been blogging for over 8 months now. On August 1, 2021 when I started this blog I had no idea how much love I would have for my website. God has blessed me mightily with this gift, and every day, with every post that I create, my love for blogging gets stronger and stronger.

Therefore, today I will be share the top 6 reasons why I love blogging the way I do. Let’s get this party started! ✨

Blogging is A Creative Outlet

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and blogging is essentially writing in a nutshell. Even though it can be a challenge sometimes, I enjoy brainstorming for ideas on what I will post next. Sometimes, God will let me see things throughout the day to give me an idea. Being able to share my experiences as child of God, a person and a teenager with you all is always one of the highlights of my day.

Helping and Inspiring People

Another one of the aspects that I really appreciate about blogging is that it is a way to encourage people and lift them up. When I’m writing, sometimes I don’t know who I am touching or who God had me type the post for. In other circumstances, my writing is a way of teaching myself and helping me follow my own advice. Making people feel good about themselves and who they are, as well as encouraging them to spread love and positivity to others is a major goal on my blog.

I Get to Spread My Faith

This is a biggie, right here. I think it’s so important to have young children of God who encourage other adolescents and young people how to follow God and be His example. Blogging has helped teach me to boast more about the Lord and about my faith. Christianity is a big part of who I am and who God has made me to be, so it’s only natural to incorporate that into my website.

I’ve Created so Many Memories

A blog is a document of your life, your experiences, your feelings, your faith, your family, and all the little pieces of the big picture. I know that every day I am documenting something that I can look back on to remember my childhood and how I felt about life. Every photo and every paragraph tells a story of my life and is another sweet moment to last a lifetime.

Blogging Provides a Sense of Ownership

To me, my blog gives me a sense of ownership and responsibility. It is my duty to maintain, monitor, and create content for my blog. In this way, I think it helps me to prepare for when I have my own business one day, which is always a bonus.

Blogging Allows Me to Grow as A Writer (and a Person)

Since my blogging has put me in the position to write every day, I have seen the progress that I’ve made in regards to my writing skills. While I loved to write even before I started my blog, I wasn’t writing outside of school every day, so this has been a change that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Plus, throughout the process I have learned more about myself, therefore making me more confident in the gifts that God has blessed me with.


I had a blast sharing some of the reasons why I hold my blog so dear to my heart and I hope you had just as much fun reading my thoughts!

LET’S CHAT~If you are a blogger, what is your favorite part about blogging? We may even have some similarities: feel free to comment down below. Kind vibes only, please. ♡

Thank you so much for reading! Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! ✨

Art is a gift from God | My pencil sketches of my favorite characters

Happy Sunday, everybody! Since last week, I’ve been doing A LOT of art. And while I’ve always loved it, my art class this past year has inspired me to try new things in the artistic department. Art is a blessing from God, and I thank Him that He has anointed me with the gift of creativity.

Most of you are probably unaware that I absolutely love the Disney movie Encanto. What does this have to do with the post, you ask? Well, if you’ve been following my Instagram, @princessqzion, then you know that over the course of the last 3 days, I have been posting reels where I show off some of my pencil sketches of the characters.

I’ve really been enjoying making a drawing almost every day~for me, art is extremely relaxing and one of the perfect things to do on a weekend, or any day for that matter. I want to share my art with you guys, so without further ado, let’s get into it! ✨


3.24.22. Last Thursday, I decided to draw Camilo since he’s one of my favorite characters from the movie. My recreation of his character was actually the least time consuming, considering the simplicity of his outfit. However, I still had tons of fun drawing this character. Trying to draw Camilo’s ruana from different angles was a challenge, but I like how it turned out, in the end.

Reference Photo:

My Recreation:

3.26.22. Next up is Isabella. She might have taken me the longest to draw, but only because of the intricate flowers on her dress. I absolutely love her character design and outfit, so even though this one took me the longest, it also might have been the most fun!

Reference Photo:

My Recreation:

3.27.22. Last but not least~for now, anyway~is Dolores Madrigal. As far as making my sketch look the closest to my reference photo, this one is probably the winner. I really like how these sketches are helping me improve in drawing eyes and hands. The ability to create accurate proportions is a skill that needs to be mastered when drawing people. I thank God that I am already seeing improvement!

Reference Photo:

My Recreation:


What a blessing it is that when we document and keep our art, we begin to see improvement the more we practice. Art can be used to show the world who we are, what we believe, and what matters to us. It can be big or small, and made of almost anything imaginable. All it takes is a little creativity, faith that whatever you create will be better than the last, and a blank canvas.

Questions of the Day: Which of these pencil sketches do you like the most? Also, which Encanto character would you like to see me draw next? Please comment in the chat.

Thank you so much for all of your support! I thank God for every single person who has supported me on this journey. I hope you continue to have a beautiful day. See you later, peeps! <33


5 Ways to Find Inspiration as an Artist

Don’t you just love that feeling that you get when you look at a finished project that you gave your all? As artists, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pure happiness when we know that we just created another masterpiece.

But the truth is, no matter how much we love art, finding an original idea for a new creation can be a challenge; especially while we balance our hobby with the other areas of our life. As a fellow artist, I can say that just about all of us have been through this at one point or another. But the truth is, inspiration is inevitable–sometimes, we just need to switch things up a little.

Here are some ways that I’ve learned to find inspiration as an artist.

1) Don’t Procrastinate and Show Up — No art is going to get made if we procrastinate and avoid making anything. Inspiration can be as simple as sitting at your creative space and brainstorming ideas. Art doesn’t need to be perfect or super technical. What matters most is that it stays true to what we believe and who we are. We can spark our creative sides when we simply show up and remain present.

2) Just Doodle — Letting go of trying to make everything perfect and just going with the flow can be a big help in the art department. If you’re a perfectionist like me, it’s only natural to want to plan everything to a T. And while planning your art can be a good thing, if you’ve run out of ideas, why not just get inspiration as you go? The process can be more fun when your in the moment (and present) using your creativity to create something beautiful.

3) Make Art Inspired by What and Who You Love — I can tell you from experience that some of my favorite art is the works that are inspired by important aspects of my life. Whether you want to use your faith, family, other hobbies, or the work of another artist that you look up to, make art based on what’s familiar. Just remember that when finding inspiration from other creators (which is always a great idea) please don’t copy their work, but instead use it as a source of creativity.

4) Take an Art Class — You want to be inspired? Consider finding opportunities to be around other artists. When we put ourselves in classes that allow us to interact with other creators (safely, of course) we are gaining ideas from each other, and learning new techniques to incorporate into our art.

5) Try a Different Platform or Medium– Some people prefer traditional art. Others prefer virtual. And the last section enjoys both. If you are used to one platform to create, I would recommend branching out and trying a different medium or a different way to make your art. This change doesn’t need to be permanent. Instead, it could be a way for you to try something different.


Art comes in many different forms, and inspiration is always present. Being in the moment and constantly trying new things are amazing ways to improve as an artist. I hope that with these tips, you will find yourself flourishing with creativity.

Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone! Thanks for reading! 🎨

Visit an art museum — check ✔️

*I do not own any of the art in the photographs that I provided from the inside of the museum. All the pieces of art that I photographed belong to their rightful owners. As well, if you see any small, black markings on my photographs, they are for the purpose to protect the location of the museum and names of the employees of the museum. Thanks for reading this short disclaimer. Enjoy!*

For me, the first part of spring break is well over, and for the most part, we’ve stayed home for pretty much the whole week. Most of you, my current followers, already know that I’m a homebody, so that really didn’t bother me; so far, my spring break has been awesome.

But, Goodmommy was not having it today; early this morning, she woke me up and mentioned the idea of going to an art museum. Recently, I had brought up the idea of going to one, since I’m an art lover. Therefore, we both agreed that it would be a great idea for us to check out some art to get out of the house and have some mother-daughter bonding time.

If I couldn’t think of any other good reason to visit a museum–and trust me, I have plenty–one reason would be that most of the time, they provide so many opportunities to take beautiful pictures. Me and Goodmommy had so much fun taking a look at the water view and the tall buildings of downtown. The museum was in an entire center that included parks, restaurants, and even art organizations for kids. They’re was so much to do, which made the visit even more enjoyable.

Art museums tend to be giant, and the one that we visited was just another example. The pretty glass windows and doors looked beautiful, both outside an inside. Just by the front desk was a cute bakery and small jewelry shop. On the second level, where the galleries are located, you can even go outside on this deck area to see everything from a higher view. Cool, right?

What I really love about museums is that they’re kind of like a quick History lesson. But instead of learning the history through textbooks, you get to see the history through the story that the artists tell through their work, as well as the credited descriptions explaining the history of the work and creators.

Diversity is another beautiful element of art. Art comes in many shapes, scales, and colors, just like we do as people. This one gallery called Verde: Poetics of Shade was actually created by 5 different black woman, representing the diversity of a community and the people in it.

Although many people probably don’t realize it, a museum is a lot like a library. It’s very quiet, promote learning about the places we call home, and help preserve the history of past and present generations.

This next one particularly caught Goodmommy’s attention. We both noticed that a lot of the artists behind many of the galleries were African-American, Greek, Egyptian, or Roman. It’s amazing how many cultures, mediums, and art styles can be combined to make one museum filled with creativity. Even though each piece is unique, they all come together to fill the walls of the museum.

After the short and sweet visit to the museum, we decided to go and get a bite to eat. We both ordered this really yummy sandwich with turkey, sauerkraut, cheese, pickles and more. A few months ago, we got the same sandwich without some of the ingredients…and we realized that it tastes soooo much better with everything on it. They give you pretty good servings. Me and Goodmommy ate 2 out of 4 pieces of our sandwiches at the restaurant, and we saved the other half for later.

P.S., this whole thing is actually one sandwich. Goodmommy got one sandwich each for both of us. They definitely give you your money’s worth of food!

After our main course, we both split a large slice of lemon cake–that was delicious, too. The whole meal was a 10/10. Now, we definitely know one of the best places to visit the next time we want to go out to eat.

Overall, we both had tons of fun today. I thank God that we were able to spend some quality time together outside of the house. Even though we don’t do so often, when we do, it makes me really appreciate my time with Goodmommy, and my entire family, even more.

Question of the Day: Have you ever been to a museum? Did you enjoy it?

Thank you so much for reading, everyone! God bless you all! <33