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! πŸ’œ #handmadecard


Snuggly Bees in Prickly Pear

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


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. 😊


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. β˜•οΈ May your day be grand and full of what you love! πŸ’™ #happyday #beautifulsnow #natureinspires #happydog


Still Stamping

I continue to stamp daily in 2017. 😊 Last night, I hand-stamped & colored a quick set of four A1 or 4-bar size cards (4-7/8×3-1/2″) cards. Two are on 80lb Neenah Solar White & two are 80lb Neenah Desert Storm stock. Not having “Clarity” brushes that are so popular, I used inexpensive, soft paint brushes to lightly add distress inks to sky & grass. I tested some new colored pencils from an Amazon Deal set of 72. Not my favorites, but lots of colors & a great buy. And, with such a cute stamp set, “Bella & Friends” Β©Stampin’ Up!, it was hard to go wrong. I hope you took time to do what you enjoy today. Thanks for peeking! #stampinup #handmadecard #handstampedcard


Stamp Daily

Hi! Happy first week of January, 2017. I hope it’s an amazingly wonderful start to our year. And, I hope everyone chooses to take time to do something they enjoy. Every day! Even if for a few minutes. I plan to stamp daily. Even if I stamp some ink around on my desk pad. Here’s a quick play for today — first (top) & second (bottom) generation stampings of the floral image from Floral Phrases by Stampin’ Up! I used only 2 dye ink markers and some water. The 2nd gen version I spritzed with Glimmer Mist before stamping. Not a card. Yet. May you enjoy your day! And, thanks for peeking! πŸ™‚ #handstamped #stampinup #floralphrases #watercolorstamping #cansonmixedmediapaper #stampdaily


Fussy Stamping, Worth the Time

Although I’ve had this Sizzix Tim Holtz Season’s Greetings stamp & die set in my stash for years & played with it a few times, this is my first happy outcome. One ink color for the whole image is beautiful. Coloring onto the stamp is a fussy process for me. But, it was worth it for my die cut pieces. Lovely plum & green inks on creamy & speckly Neenah Environmental Tortilla cardstock. Thanks for peeking! #handmadecard #sizzixtimholtzseasonsgreetings