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.

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday! Jump over there to find amazing inspiration!

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!

Adding this to paintpartyfriday! Stop by there for amazing inspiration!

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!

Catching up

Time for thank you notes.

I was drawn to this sketch over at SketchnScrap

And here is my card

I used an older 6 x 6 paper pad and a newer Altenew stamp. Love their layered flowers. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, July 6, 2018


We are back from the cottage where we enjoyed a lovely 4th of July. Lots of family, food, fun. IT was a hot day so we enjoyed the lake immensely.

I did play with the piece I had completed last week. I enjoy adding doodles to my watercolors. It adds that little extra touch. I did realize I did not doodle the blue flower on the left. I will have to add that.  I think this will make a pretty card front.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! Please check out the blog for wonderful inspiration!

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful 4th! 

Thank you  for stopping by and for your kind words!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Look at what I tried

I have been busy experimenting and playing! Yesterday it was with alcohol inks on glass! After dripping them on, you add alcohol then light it! Of course, I chose a 94 degree day to do this:)

Look at this finished piece! Who knew! I am going to see how it looks in a white frame.

Adding this to SimonsSaysStamps anything goes!

Thanks for checking it out!

Happy Friday!

How can it be Friday already? How can it be the end of May already! My goodness! Wish we could slow things down. We have been back from ...