Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year

As usual the holidays are passing by in a flash. We spent time with our daughter, son in law and 8 month old granddaughter. What fun to introduce a new child to the wonders of the season! Except for two glitches - Bass Pro shops does not advertise that you need to get a ticket to see Santa ahead of time and, as a result, he was booked. And, the other grandmother managed to get everyone in the house sick including the baby. Sadly we had to leave shortly after they brought her home from the doctor where she tested positive for the flu. We have been sick in bed since we got home Thursday evening. I am hoping to feel a bit better today to get some things accomplished.

So with all of that being said, I have not had much time nor energy for painting. I have been dabbling with some watercolors this morning. I am looking for a style that is just kind of outlines with blocks of color - if that makes sense.

I have more work to do but this is a start, Just some ideas for cards and such.

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday

Thank you for stopping by! I am off to rest again for a while. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017


I have been playing along with PaintPartyFriday. I love visiting the different bloggers and seeing their inspiring works!

Here is my work this week. It is a watercolor card with some stamping. I also tried the blowing technique. I think I achieved the look I was going for.

Thank you for visiting! I I hope you are enjoying a Saturday filled with family and friends!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Handmade Christmas Gifts

I saw this post on ThinkCrafts for no sew blanket scarves. Being the crafter I am, I thought "I can do that". The local fabric store was amazing in helping me find the correct fabric and I got busy!

Well, I made 6 scarves for gifts! These were fun and easy to do!

 I made a larger one for my mom who is in a nursing home. The others are more regular scarf size. I highly recommend this project! Thank you ThinkCrafts  for this idea!!

Wishing you a happy hump day!! Thank you for visiting!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sparkle Like a Snowman

Today I am here with a little snowman card that was inspired by the FrugalCrafter .

Using this wonderful Smiling Snowman Set from Stampendous, I made a snowman to sit in front of my background!

Adding this to Simonsays Christmas card Day.

As I type this, I am watching the snow falling. Looks like another snowy day in Michigan! '

Thank you for visiting my neck of the woods and for your kind words!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

34 Candles

My daughter's birthday is December 6. We were discussing the need for a cake smash when her baby turns 1 in April. This caused  my daughter to realized that she had never gotten a cake smash. She and her husband both vowed to have cake smashes for their birthdays this year. His was in November and hers was just a week ago. They did cupcakes instead of cake but had fun anyway! I am glad my daughter has now had a cake smash!

I knew right away this sketch from Stuck would be perfect!

I cut 34 strips of paper for my base. And added flames to some for candles.

My apologies for the pink photos! My printer is acting up and I have not had time to get new cartridges. 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sparkle Snowflake

I am up today over at Helmar with s sparkly snowflake door decoration.

Look at sparkle!

Want to see more?

Head over to Helmar for the full reveal!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pretty bird

Still learning and practicing. Here is a cardinal that is still in progress.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Please be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration there!

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)