Friday, August 17, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Despite being a busy week, I was able to complete a bit of painting for cards. Some of these are matted and finished. One needs to have that done.

Thank you for stopping by and for your support! It means the world to me. 

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Independence Day Banner

I have a project up over at the Helmar blog today.

A new banner to celebrate the 4th of July!

Would love for you to visit their blog!

Helmar adhesives are perfect for all my projects whether I am scrapping. making canvases  or creating home decor projects! Be sure to check them out!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

At the cottage

We headed north to the cottage this weekend. In between boating and fishing, I managed to start paintings for cards. I sold quite a few at the show and need to stock up.

I started new flowers and even branched out with a cactus:) Stay tuned to see the finished cards!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Thank you

A sweet little thank you I made. 

Flowers are watercolor paints. Adding this to SimonsSays stamp Work it Wednesday challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

Hop on over to Helmar

Would love for you to hop on over to the  Helmar blog to see my project! I repurposed a spiral pad for my daughter. She has a new daughter and while she is good at documenting with photos, I wanted a place for her to write down her hopes, her wishes, dreams, etc. for the baby.

I love these Graphic 45 papers!

Thank you for stopping by!

PS - for those of you who stopped by last week and saw my cards for the Art Show, I am happy to report I had one of my better shows. Sold quite a bit so now need to up the inventory again!

Friday, August 3, 2018


The Rogue River Artists Association is having their summer show/sale tomorrow. I have been busy getting the rest of my projects finished and ready. Set up is this afternoon.

In addition to my mixed media canvases, I have been preparing watercolor cards. I think this is where my future is headed. We will see.

And here are some of the cards. I am really enjoying playing around.

Here is one of my most recent canvases. Frosty. I used song lyrics for his body and pattern paper for the trees.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! There is such amazing talent and inspiration over there!

Thank you for visiting! Wishing you a lovely weekend!!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Vacation is almost over

My daughter and her family have been visiting for a week. Tomorrow they fly back to Phoenix and it will be a sad time for all of us.  We will miss chasing our 15 month old granddaughter around.

Last week while we were at the cottage, I got out my watercolors for Lauren to play with. Here is our masterpiece.

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday. I hope you like our masterpiece!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 20, 2018


Here we are at the end of the week again. I have been busy getting ready for my daughter and her family to visit for a week. Have been cleaning and baby proofing!

I have still been playing along with #worldwatercolormonth.

Here is my take on jungle

I think he is kind of cute.

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Friday, July 13, 2018


I have been participating in #WorldWatercolorMonth sponsored by Doodlewash. Each day there is a different prompt and I have been keeping to those themes. I am generally completing smaller pieces just to practice and play. Here are a couple I really like:

Topics were shades of blue, climbing mountains and forest animals. I am still learning about patience with watercolors. I am always rushing instead of waiting for them to dry before moving on.

Hopefully by the end of the month, I will have learned a few things!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mixed Media Thank you Card

I decided to work some mixed media magic on a card. I started with this sketch from Freshlymadesketches

I stared by applying a layer of gesso followed by paints. I also stamped. I was trying to recreate the look on the pattern paper. I fined by adding a tag and twine. I love the messy look!

Thank you for stopping by!