Saturday, February 21

Spring Is Coming!

Or should I say that I hope it is. I have had enough of winter now and can't wait for Spring. The only problem here living in Newfoundland is that we don't have much of a spring at all. So I decided to bring some beautiful colors together and think of the possibilities.

I am just so happy today. Last week me and my daughter Staci joined Weight Watchers together and today was our first weight in and I am so glad to say that I lost five pounds. I was just so happy that I could have screamed when I saw my weight on the scale. It wasn't that bad and I made it through week one. Hurray for me. Never hurts to boost one's ego sometimes. We all need that. Anyway that is enough about me.

I bought some watercolor paper last week from Michael's and this was my first time using it. I must say that I am so pleased with it. It is cold pressed and the whole pad only cost me $7.99 at Michael's without a coupon. Not bad I don't think.

I used my reinders and stamping write markers for this along with my Aquapainter and I am pleased with my coloring but there is still more practice needed. I am having fun though. That is the main thing and I get to color. Gee who would have thought that you could say that when you are an adult and get away with it. I always loved to color. Now I have such a good reason for it.

This is a new stamp that I bought from Michael's. It is part of the Easter collection of 1.50 stamps. By the time that I got there most of them were gone though but I thougt this one was cute.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Enjoy what is left of it and I will be back again soon.

Take care


Friday, February 13

An oldie But A Goodie!

When I was browsing Splitcoast Stampers today there was a thread asking people to post one of their favorite cards that they made. I took some time and went through my gallery and realized that this was one of my favorites and it wasn't posted on my blog so I thought that I would share it with you.

It took a long time to make but it was well worth the effort. The flowers were made with paint color cards that I had picked up from some of our local hardware places. It was the first time th at I ever tried this technique called "Faux Cloisonne". In the example that I saw they used magazine pages but I thought these would be easier and of course less work. No looking through all kinds of magazines to get the colors that you like. The stamp sets are In Full Bloom and one of the older SAB sets called Noteworthy.

Well, tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I hope you all have a wonderful evening with the one you love.

Will be back soon.

Thursday, February 12

Happy Heart Day!

I made this card for my daughter Staci for Valentine's Day. I know black is not a traditional color to put on a Valentine's card but when I saw this paper in my stash I just had to try it out. Staci just loves black so I thought it was quite appropriate then. For anyone who knows me they know that I am not always one for traditional colors and ideas.

The layout for this card is this week's card sketch over at Splitcoast Stampers. I promised myself that I was going to try and do more of these this year to improve my cards so I am trying to keep that promise. I had a card almost put together last night using another stamp and paper and I never liked it after I put all the work into it so they went in the garbage. If I am not pleased with it then I don't expect anyone else to like it. I just wouldn't feel right giving someone a card that I never really liked.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

See you again real soon.

Take care

Wednesday, February 11

You Float My Boat!

I made this card for my DH for Valentine's Day. The funny thing was that I went up in my stamp room to color some flowers and the idea for this just popped into my head so I just had to make it.
Funny how this happens somehow.

I bought this stamp set last year and this was the first time that I inked it up. I know, I know that is terrible but I am trying to remedy that. This year I am not going to buy things and have them sitting on a shelf for over a year before I use them. That sure is a waste and besides this card was so fun to make. I hope to use this stamp set real soon.

Hope you all are making plans with your sweethearts for Valentine's Day. Enjoy the day!


Stamps: Boatloads of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Summer Picnic
Ink: Momento Black, Classic Black
Accessories: Copics, punch, scissors

Tuesday, February 3

More Watercoloring!

I hope you are are doing well. I have been having a problem with my mojo lately so I decided that I would try and do some of the sketches on SCS. I have been busy practicing my watercoloring and I must say that it is much harder than it looks. So hard to control the water. I can't even remember how many of these that I jsut threw out because I wasn't happy with it. I am still not really happy with this one but it is much better than the others.

I wanted to do a bit of a cheery card so that I could send it to a friend who is going through a hard time right now. She is having Chemo treatments. I just wanted to cheer her up a bit. Hopefully this card will help.

What do you think?

Enjoy your day!

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