Saturday, September 20, 2014
The long awaited fall paper from Doodle Bug is in and makn' me really happy! So bright and cheerful and so easy to use. The stickers finish off the cards perfectly. Inside the leaf card I wrote "I be-leaf in you with a Fudi pen. Used the same pen on the owl card. Now I think I'll go find some google eyes to finish off the owl card.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Took a class last week on watercolors. Peerless watercolors to be specific. I'm never more appreciative of a class than when I am taking a watercolor class. Watercoloring in high school nearly drove me out of art completely. It is a very challenging medium and I have a great appreciation for those who master it. Happily, when watercolor made it's way into stamping, I took a breath, and timidly started trying it again. Much better results this time. But, I am always happy to learn from those who do it well. Wanted to show this pretty card that we did in class. One of the things I learned this time was the joys of "tapping". Tapping color on leaves specific spots of color. Will show another card from class tomorrow.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Here is the reason for no posts over the weekend. I was down helping celebrate this precious lady's 87th birthday! She is holding up the card I made for her. We had a blast and you can see from her happy face that the celebration was a hit. She also showed me one of the pirate cards I had sent that she loves. How much fun is that? No one enjoys cards more than an elderly friend. I encourage you today to think of an older person who is just sitting waiting to have some company. Make and send a card! It may be the highlight of their day.
Friday, September 12, 2014
This die set has a several different glasses, moustaches, hats, and ties. When I saw the set, my first thought went to decorating a pumpkin face. The pumpkin is actually a die by Accu-cut. The bat is one of the extra moutaches. Words are from an IO clear set. Liked the orange circle behind the pumpkin. Makes me think of a harvest moon. You can see these and more samples at the store tomorrow during our IO celebration.