Coffee Shaker…Cards

I recently won an IG giveaway by @craftee1, Amy (http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com). Thanks, Amy! So, I had great fun with Amy’s generous goodies — the #altenew “Coffee Ring” stamp set and the #spectrumaqua Nature markers! Watercoloring & flicking & glitter & sequins AND COFFEE became coffee shaker cards! With our faithful furry friends as frequent crafting companions, I just had to add a #timholtz Crazy Dog & Crazy Cat. They’re looking a little caffeinated, too. 😂 Thanks for peeking! #handmadecard #inspiredbykindness

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When you’re feeling blue…

I hear I’m not alone in feeling “off” lately. Maybe your youngest started kindergarten. Or, like mine, your kiddo recently graduated high school. 😃

More so, for me, it’s the day-to-day combined with the milestones along with what’s going on in the world. Phew.

Quick to tri-color, like my Aussie girl, this #TimHoltz “Crazy Dog” makes me smile and go for a moment into my own little world. A happy, diverse, & loving place.

And, I’m looking forward to therapeutic daily coloring during the next 30-day coloring challenge, put on by @kathyrac of thedailymarker.com. September 1st! Maybe see you there? 🤗

Happy Day to You! 💛

June Stamping Amidst Busy Times

Hi! Taking time to craft is a challenge during busy work times. I needed a sympathy card today & turned my exploration of a new-to-me layering stamp set — from #altenew called Watercolor Wonders — into this card. Inks used were an experiment as I don’t have hues in sets already worked out (on my wishlist). Practice will help, but for now a #handstamped card from the heart. Wishing you all a lovely day! 💜 #handmadecard

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Snuggly Bees in Prickly Pear

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Happy bees snuggling in soft petals with pollen! Yellow flowers are the theme of my day. From Evening Primrose in the morning to Prickly Pear cactus blooms in the evening. I’m thankful for the camera which allows me to see what my eyes alone cannot! Happy Day to all! #natureinspires #happycolors

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Happy March Coloring

Hi! It’s been a while. I hope all are well!

It’s Day 26 of #thedailymarker30day 30 Day Coloring Challenge. While I’ve not shared, I have colored every day. It really is good for the soul.

Here are a few variations of the same stamped image from Cam & Chloe (Hampton Art). One, I stamped in black ink & colored mostly with colored pencils. The other, I heat embossed in white & watercolored. Super fun! Happy Day to All & thanks for peeking. 😊

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Soaking in the beauty

We got snow in Albuquerque this morning! Gorgeous & inspiring. My girl & I headed up the trail for a 5 miler. A hundred birds were singing. We passed a pack of coyotes & not one of us creatures cared. Love. ❄ Now, it’s a lovely time to craft with a hot cuppa. ☕️ May your day be grand and full of what you love! 💙 #happyday #beautifulsnow #natureinspires #happydog

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