That Silly Fox

I know.  I’ve used another retired stamp set this month.  You’ll have to forgive me as I create these calendars…well, about now!  And the Holiday catalog and all it’s beautiful images is sitting right there on my desk. Stamps:  Thankful Forest Friends (Holiday 2015, retired) Color Palette:  Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, … More That Silly Fox

September Patterns

These calendars are petite, and even detailed hand-coloring doesn’t take long: Stamps:  Lighthearted Leaves (Holiday 2015, retired) Color Palette:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Rich Raspberry Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits (Holiday 2015, retired), Stampin’ Write markers When you look at these three colors, they make a pretty bold statement.  But their color values are very similar, and … More September Patterns

August on the Farm

I’m smitten with these little farm critters: Stamps:  Barnyard Babies Color Palette:  Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede Accessories:  Paper snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aquapainter It’s therapeutic to watercolor these three friends, and I didn’t mind fussy-cutting that little bitty billy goat.  The longer I enjoy this craft, the more I don’t … More August on the Farm

A July Calendar that’s NOT Red-White-and-Blue

I finally did it! I broke out of the Fourth of July, Red-White-and-Blue bonds! Stamps:  Watercolor Wings, Botanical Blooms (2016 Occasions) Color Palette:  Pear Pizazz, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe (still retired) Accessories:  Butterflies Thinlits, Stampin’ Dimensionals It’s addicting to play with the Watercolor Wings layers – there are so many options.  I really do have … More A July Calendar that’s NOT Red-White-and-Blue

Dragonflies for June

There are dragonflies in my backyard, and I love to watch them hover and swoop over the water – they inspired the June calendar: Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic Color Palette:  Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Crisp Cantaloupe (retired) I ought to apologize for using Crisp Cantaloupe, but I just can’t do that.  I bought it, I … More Dragonflies for June

May Flowers

The soft tones in this month’s calendar welcome May to my kitchen counter: Stamps:  You’re Sublime (available wood and clear mount) Color Palette:  Lost Lagoon, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder, Smoky Slate Accessories:  Blender pen, Stampin’ Write marker I gave my blender pens another chance and loved the … More May Flowers

April Aloha

This image looks a lot like the plumerias that grow in my backyard.  It wasn’t intentional, but the serendipity makes me smile: Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms Color Palette:  Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Lost Lagoon Accessories:  Aquapainter To be authentic, I should have added heaps of blossoms at the bottom of the calendar.  Plumeria are as famous … More April Aloha