Sunday, July 30, 2017

Congratulations on your retirement

A very good friend is retiring from Rutgers University.  I'm so happy for her...this has been a long time coming.

White cardstock; blue vellum cardstock

Art Impressions: 4051 Foliage Set, 4604 Chest of Flowers (colored with Marvy markers)

Sizzix:  mini stencils 006, 070; 661195-Ornate Frame 2

Distress ink:  Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky

I bet you can't tell that I've found a new line of stamps that I've come to enjoy more and more as I play with them.  Art Impressions has a line of watercolor stamps that are so much fun and lets your creative side run wild.  The sets coordinate so well with each other...the sky is the limit when it comes to making a scene.  One really does need to watch the initial youtube video that Bonnie Krebs, designer of this line, has made illustrating how she uses the stamps and markers in an easy way that makes the art look like you took hours to create, not mere minutes.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Watering can

Watercolor, Blue Bazzill cardstock, white cardstock

Art Impressions: 4761 Watering Can, 4051 Foliage Set 1, 4701 Clay Pot

Marvy markers

Found a new hairdresser who made me feel totally relaxed and welcomed.  And did a fab job on my hair using the Deva cutting technique for wavy/curly hair.  Although my hair isn't sporting as many curls now the new cut is much more 'me' and easier to manage.  Hence, I just had to say 'thank you'. 

She not only sent me a computerized memo thanking me for making my initial appointment, another as a reminder of my upcoming appointment and then one thanking me and looked forward to seeing me at my next appointment.  I've never received this much attention from any stylist.  Ever.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flower cart

Art Impressions 4703 Flower Cart, 4052 Flower Set, 4051 Foliage Set

Kraft, blue woodgrain cardstocks

Sizzix 661189 Stitched rectangles (on kraft cardstock)

Marvy markers

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Best wishes

A young friend has graduated with her masters degree in library science and has moved out of the area.  This was a big move for her and I wanted to recognize both the move physically and professionally.

Best wishes, Lauren!  It's been so much fun watching you grow up and turn into such a fine young woman. 

Art Impressions:  Blooming Birdhouse 4603

Jody Poesy: best wishes

Jet Black archival ink

Marvy Markers: 8, 15, 45, 75, 86

Watercolor, Bazzill, white cardstocks

Friday, July 21, 2017

My chocolate princess

My neighbor's chocolate lab is a teenager!  I've always called her my chocolate princess...she's such a sweetheart.

Maraschino Bazzill cardstock; white cardstock; mixed media cardstock

Provocraft embossing folder

Stampers Anonymous:  Crazy Dogs CMS271

Sizzix:  Crazy Dogs 661593

Unknown crown, primitive star punches

Glossy Accents, Jet Black archival ink, distress markers, Carnation Red enamel accents

Krylon gold leafing pen

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Covered bridge

Art Impressions:  Flower Set 4052, Foliage Set 4051, Covered Bridge 4808

Marvy Markers:  15, 20, 29, 45, 86

Cardstock:  watercolor, fuschia, white

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's your day...down on the farm

Blue, green, watercolor cardstocks

Marvy markers

Jet Black archival ink

Art Impressions: Foliage Set, 4807 Old Barn Mini Set

Saturday, July 15, 2017

It's your the lake

VAP Scrap sentiment

Blue, green, watercolor cardstocks

Art Impressions: Watercolor Structures, Foliage set

Marvy markers; Jet Black archival ink

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cat in a basket

Art Impressions:  4052 Flower Set, 4871 Rustic Container Set, 4867 Watercolor Foliage Set 2, 4873 Watercolor Cats

Stampendous: Thinking of You

Jet Black archival ink; Marvy markers

Pink, purple, watercolor cardstock

Scallop border punch

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A rose for you

Gold and white vellum; white cardstock; watercolor cardstock

Krylon gold webbing spray, gold leaf marker

Unknown rose die (cut 3 and layered for dimension) then covered with Glossy Accents

Distress oxide inks: Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint

Martha Stewart border punch

Sunday, July 9, 2017

I'm sorry

Art Impressions: Flowering Mailbox 4607, Clay Pot 4701

Marvy Markers

Jody Poesy: sentiment

Black Soot archival ink

watercolor, white cardstocks; blue vellum

Thursday, July 6, 2017

In the garden

Maraschino Bazzill cardstock, watercolor cardstock

Marvy markers; Jet Black archival ink

Sizzix punches: 660168, 660172

Art Impressions: 4583 With A Friend Window

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy birthday!

Piglet Bazzill cardstock, watercolor cardstock, green cardstock

Art Impressions: 4701 Clay Pot, 4051 Foliage Set

Misc.: border punch, Marvy markers