Art Impressions new release: 20 cards! (bloghop)

Art Impressions new release: 20 cards! (bloghop)

I was so excited looking through the new release stamps from Art Impressions that I made (gasp) 20 cards!

There are so many fun stamps for fall and winter, and some year-round themes too!! I can never do videos with them all, so I shared them with a few friends….so we’re doing our own little hop! Be sure to check out the list at the end of this post, but in the meantime – lemme show you some cards I made already! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

See a thumbnail list of all the stamps at the end of this post!

Flutter stamp sets:Windows:

Halloween Magic:

Christmas Bees, Snow Friends, Grateful Hearts

Fairy Tree….and Snowman:

Watercolor kids – tractors and boats too!

Churches:

Bloghop!

Some friends are joining in the fun with the new stamps – go see what they’ve all got in store!

 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

 

Shimmery Christmas Cards (Retiring sets on sale)

Shimmery Christmas Cards (Retiring sets on sale)

There are a bunch of Ellen Hutson sets that are going away, and before they fly off the shelves for the last time, I made some Shimmery Christmas Cards from a couple sets you might like! They’re fun and mass-produce-able cards, and are on a good deep discount, of course, so it’ll stretch your holiday card budget a little further. Note that the inks used also now come in mini ink cubes (including a set of 4!), which I didn’t have but I listed them in the supply list. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Shop the whole category of retiring products HERE. I’ve collected my tutorials using some of the retired products below:

And a last look at today’s cards using the Concord & 9th glitter paper (only a few pads of this are available, get one quick if you wanna use it!)

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

PR update: Auction continues!

PR update: Auction continues!

In case you missed it, there’s a charity auction underway! Despite the January dates listed on the items, the auction ends at 11:59pm Sept 30th. Over 70 pieces to bid on – some of them are gaining lots of fans who are in bidding wars, but many are still available at affordable bids, so check them out:

CLICK TO BID NOW 

With the anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Maria one year ago today, people will be talking more about what’s going on right now in Puerto Rico. Especially in light of Hurricane Florence, too. (Stay tuned for a Florence fundraiser in October!) It’s a great time to do a little something to help PR and to share it with your friends and family – and just think, in an auction, YOU get something TOO!

GOOD NEWS: Hurricane Isaac dissipated – it was aiming for PR but is falling apart and unlikely to re-form. Hooray!

Interested in learning more about the current status of Puerto Rico recover? Check out articles listed below the videos.

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Have yourself a [desaturated] little Christmas

Have yourself a [desaturated] little Christmas

Have yourself a [desaturated] little Christmas

Sometimes the brightest colors aren’t what works – but a small selection of colors, whether desaturated by nature or desaturated by greys, will create a harmony in your art that you didn’t expect! And, of course…snow. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

One Stamp Two Seasons – easy to paint Folk Tree

One Stamp Two Seasons – easy to paint Folk Tree

 

First…an embarrassing story

This is one of those days the crafty world gets a big guffaw at my expense. And you find out just how crazy my life is!

A while back, I received a request to participate in a Pinkfresh Bloghop….I wrote it down for today, and responded to the request as such, but never heard back. I looked for the original request so I could reach out again, and haven’t found it. Yep. Haven’t located it. Didn’t hear back from their contact page either so…maybe I dreamed it! But between all the social media platforms that have added DM capacity, messages are getting lost! I’m finding this with LOTS of people, so if you’ve tried to reach out to me and haven’t heard back, you might be stuck in one of 20 DM locations somewhere that I don’t check often enough. Email or use my contact page – then you end up in my searchable inbox at least!

(Raise your hand if you’re overwhelmed with all the DMs too! Yikes! No time for all this…)

So I never did find out if I’m part of a Pinkfresh bloghop today or if I’m just a one-woman hop celebrating their watercolors alone. LOL. In any case….I’ve got a stamp set and a video! If you’re coming here from a hop then welcome to my crazy world – and if not and you want to see more blog posts, go see if they have something going on today!

REMINDER : CHARITY ART AUCTION ENDS SEPT 30! GO BID!

One Stamp. Two Seasons – easy to paint Folk Tree

Today’s watercolor is SO easy – you’re gonna love it! Make a bunch of really pretty fall or winter cards in a snap. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The fall trees are just so beautifully RICH!

And that SKY! I think I’ve been working too hard…this was a bit of a ‘throwaway’ method and it’s so pretty that I surprised myself!

Note that my bottle labels are prototypes so the ones you buy will be different 😉

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Choosing Copic Colors: MFT Fall Friends

Choosing Copic Colors: MFT Fall Friends

 

Choosing Copic Colors: MFT Fall Friends

Are you ready for a card with a hot mess recovery!?!? LOL! The leaves in this one were a tragic mess til suddenly they weren’t. And through the video I’ll talk a little about choosing colors for a nice fall card…and do a little #humanrainbow while we’re at it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Colors used…

And while you’re reading…I just want to say I’m thankful for YOU. Thanks for reading my blog. For commenting. For shopping my links. It’s you that makes this all worthwhile!

And if you haven’t yet taken the Autumn Scenes Intermediate miniclass….whatcha waiting for?

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Make a Gingerbread House Treat Box

Make a Gingerbread House Treat Box

 

Make a Gingerbread House Treat Box

I know, I know…it’s early for Christmas crafts! But part of my service to YOU is showing you what you might want to get by the time the holidays are here – and that won’t be all that far away! GAH!!! In today’s video I’ll show you a Christmas treat box – and over on Ellen Hutson’s channel I have the halloween version. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

 

The other box video:

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Color Glazing with Copic Markers (Mondo Holly)

Color Glazing with Copic Markers (Mondo Holly)

If you missed the start of the auction – please do go check it out! Auction is live through the end of September. (Ignore the Jan 2018 dates, I can’t get rid of them!) Puerto Ricans are stocking up right now due to storms heading their way, and some are going through PTSD – let’s raise tons of money and send them some encouragement!

Color Glazing with Copic Markers (Mondo Holly)

It’s new release day! It’s a good one – topped off with this beautiful Mondo Holly designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole. (Have you seen her new blog by the way?) Today’s video colors the holly using glazing – since greens are the bane of my existence with Copics! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Such a pretty stamp, and when colored beautifully it makes what I think can be called a clean and simple card? Whatcha think?

This week in Bible journaling: “Baptizing” the first page of your Bible! Especially for those who are scared 🙂

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Puerto Rico Charity Auction – and planning for 2019 art retreat!

Puerto Rico Charity Auction – and planning for 2019 art retreat!

I know, I know – it’s about time for this auction, right? Well, the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Maria is coming up in a week, so I decided to host the auction while the anniversary is in the news. Do me a favor (or do Puerto Ricans a favor) when you see your friends and family see the reporting about the poor response to the need on the island, share the auction link with them. People will want to help!

Bid Now!

If you are wondering what you bid on and what your high price was that you set, click HERE and go to the “my auctions” link!

Here’s a little happy preview…dance along! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.

Did you see anything that’s a “must bid” out of the 70+ pieces??? Note that the thumbnails don’t show the whole painting. And there are a bunch (over 40!) that are postcards – so those who don’t have a lot to donate can still participate and help out. Auction closes September 30th at the end of the day – I think if you bid, you’ll get an email at the end reminding you that its closing. I hope!

NOTE: If you bid OVER the listed amount by more than a buck, I think it puts the overage in ‘reserve’ – so for instance if on a $22 item you want to bid $25, it will mark it as $23 until someone else bids $24 then add you back in at $25.

ALSO: For the large paintings, I’ll make a few of them available on Society 6 and those monies will go to the charities too – but it’ll only be the ones with the most individual bids on them. So even if you’re just nudging up someone else you might be helping to get a painting made available for prints, mugs, etc!

Bid Now!

Puerto Rico Artists Retreat

I finally got in touch with the hotel to ask about setting up dates – and I know doing so this late may be too late for some. But…I’m going to try anyway, even if it’s a small group!

First, know that I’m an artist not a trip planner. (LOL) So I’m making it up as I go, and am hoping everyone will have some grace!

DATES: I haven’t set a date yet – because I need your feedback on date preference. I prefer going to a warm island while it’s rainy here, but in April prices drop a little. (See their website to know what prices are for a room you would want – they’ll give us a 10% discount.). Let me know in a comment if you prefer February or April. I’ll have your email addresses from comments and will email that list of people with updates. And let me know if you’re a for-sure or a maybe.

ART: This is NOT a cardmaking or Copic retreat – it’s sketching. Why? Because I don’t want to go to such a lovely place and sit inside stamping and coloring! lol. We’ll go out and sketch – and if anyone wants to watercolor their sketches, that’s fine. Whatever medium is dandy. But I don’t want to do any finished works, because we could be out there for 4 or 5 hours trying to do one painting, but could do 4 or 5 sketches in that same time period. If you haven’t done plein air sketching as yet, no biggie – we’ll talk about what to get/bring before then. I strongly recommend taking Drawing 101 before the trip so you get the basics of perspective and light/shadow – we’ll be looking at things through the lens of that class. Do NOT worry if you aren’t great at drawing – that’s what we’ll be working on during the trip!

ACCOMMODATIONS: We’ll be staying at The Gallery Inn. It’s a gorgeous place, and we’ll be doing some sketching/teaching sessions in the hotel, the rest on the streets of Old San Juan.

LOCALS: PR residents will be able to come – and you can stay at the hotel or just meet up with us for sessions. If you haven’t seen the hotel, though, check it out – because it’s worth a weekend away! Let me know in your comment if you plan to stay at the hotel or not so I can chat with Jan about what we expect.

More info will come as time marches on, but….there’s at least a little form coming together now. I’m excited to go back – I really enjoyed my trip there in May and can’t wait to return! Here’s a little video of the Gallery Inn:

 

CHARITY AUCTION IS LIVE THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER! BID NOW! Dismiss

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