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. πŸ˜ƒ

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? πŸ€—

Happy Day to You! πŸ’›

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