Hey there, I’m Carla!

Welcome to my quirky little corner of the internet! I’ve been here since 2009, making colorful craft projects from paper and paint and whatever else catches my eye.

I’ve jumped off the perfection train. If you’ve ever glued your fingers together or accidentally bedazzled your pet (don’t worry, Basil forgave me), you’re in good company.

So, whether you’re a newbie, a seasoned crafter, a parent on the brink of summer break madness, or just someone looking to add a splash of creativity to your life, you’re in for a treat. There’s plenty of rock painting tutorials, adorable craft ideas, and printable activities to last a while.

Ready to rock this crafty journey together? Let’s do it!


  • Rock Painting Guides: Based on my extensive testing and my own personal learning experience, I’ve created extensive guides to help you paint beautiful rock art.
  • Craft Tutorials for All Ages: I love teaching people to craft with color and explore their creative abilities. You’ll find craft ideas for elementary schoolers to seniors, including hard-to-impress tweens and teens.
  • Activity Printables for Every Occasion: Whether your looking for a boredom-busting summer word search, or coloring bookmarks for a class party, I have a wide variety of printables to fit your needs.

My Favs

Fav Treat

WFPB Banana Bread

Fav TV Show

Amazing Race

Fav Place

Hawaii’s Big Island

Fav Kid

Wait, did they tell you to ask that?

I’m so glad you’re here!

  • If you love the bright and bold, you’re in the right place.
  • If you’re eager to learn new ways to be creative, I’ve got you covered.
  • And if you’re a fan of a little sarcasm now and then, well…we’re going to get along fine.

My Mandala Rock Painting Book:

I wrote Mandala Rock Painting Made Simple to take you step-by-step through the process of painting colorful mandalas, from choosing colors to protecting your final design. Learn to paint dots and swishes, then choose from 25 design tutorials inspired by nature.