Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thank you

A thank you card using Distress Oxides and an Ellen Hutson stamp!
Adding this to Simonssays Wednesday challenge - Anything goes!

Thank you for your visit today! It means a lot to me!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stand Tall

Decided to work on canvases for the upcoming sale.

I had done something similar to this before and sold it, so made  another. I painted a background which I stamped with leaves. Added a book paper giraffe which I painted with watercolors. Finished with my quote.

Adding this to PaintPArtyFriday . Thanks for visiting me today!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello

So yesterday I played with paint bubbles. After mixing paint, water and dish soap, I blew bubbles in a cup and dragged paper and canvases over the bubbles. I used one of the pieces of paper to make a card. I added flowers which I first created using a stencil and medium. I filled them in with water colors. I was pretty pleased with this.


Adding this SimonsSays Wednesday Challenge - Showers/Flowers. 

Thank you for visiting and your kind words!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Paint and bubbles

I saw something today and decided to try it! Paint and bubbles! My first batch was too watery so I tried again. This is such fun and would be great for kids!! This canvas is not even dry but I was excited to share.

I am a little late but am adding this to PaintPartyFriday!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Catching up

I was gone for a little over 3 weeks and I could not believe how much catching up I had to do! I am still working my way through my list but i did spend time yesterday making thank you cards for happy mail I received.

I struggle with card ideas so love sketches like this one from Stickitdown



Here is my card


I created a messy background with new Distress Oxides. The flower is painted tissue paper. 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My new title - Grandmother

Sorry to have been absent for a bit.

I was at my daughter's for a few weeks - waiting for our granddaughter to arrive. She came one day before her due date and is an April Fool's baby. The 16 hours of labor followed by a C section was no joke. But happily Lauren Joelle made her way into the world at 7:51 pm weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces and is 21 inches long.

Mother and daughter are doing very well. The baby is a good eater and is quite strong! I love the faces and sounds she makes. She gets the hiccups a lot which, of course, I recorded. I was sad to leave her but also happy to get home and get some projects going.

My daughter has issued a social media ban but I can post these photos which she shared on facebook.



Luckily I get to go back and see her in two weeks. Thank goodness for facetime!!

1st Snow

While visiting us in Michigan in November, my granddaughter was able to explore her first snow. She did not care that she was so bundled up ...