Watercolor wash

I’m not a classically trained artist – SURPRISE – but I pay attention to trends and try to pick up simple techniques.  One thing I’ve learned is that watercolor paper makes a big difference when you are, well, watercoloring.  A couple of weeks ago I played with watercolor wash: Stamps:  Flowering Fields, Tin of Cards … More Watercolor wash

Sandy Warm Wishes

No snow-women here…nope, we have sand-women: Warm Wishes was featured in last year’s Holiday catalog and although it’s retired I couldn’t help but share this idea.  You could get pretty creative with some Stampin’ Sponges and come close to this – but Warm Wishes was faster. Only two more sleeps til Christmas!  


I’m going to be very happy every morning in May to walk into my kitchen and see this month’s little Easel Calendar: I love this Wetlands stamp set, especially these little shorebirds.  I used my Aquapainter to add a little Basic Gray around the waterline.  I sponged a little crumb cake below and Pool Party … More Shorebirds

Simple and Sweet

The Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes are Grrrrrrrrrreat!!(I think my demographic may be showing…does anyone else remember Tony the Tiger?) Stamp sets:  Too Kind and Wetlands Color Palette:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Real Red Accessories:  Sweet Sayings card and envelope set And now for something completely different… Change the font (this is from Oh, … More Simple and Sweet


I’m not an official “birder”, but I am certainly a bird lover. The Wetlands stamp set jumped off the page at me the first time I looked through the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, but I was amazingly disciplined and waited to buy it.  Last week, the wait was over! Wetlands stamp set Naturals White, … More Shorebirds