Monday, December 2, 2019

12 Days of Creative Christmas - Day 1 Wintery Mixed Media Home Decor


Hello friends! Welcome to day one of my 12 days of Creative Christmas for 2019! Every weekday for the next 12 days I will be sharing some Christmas/Winter themed cards, watercolor and mixed media projects. I also have some of my favorite little artists joining me this year as well. To kick things off this year, I'm sharing a project I created for Shawn Petite Creative Team that fits this christmasy theme beautifully. 

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I hope you enjoyed the video. Here are some close ups of this project.




I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Watercoloring Waffle Flower Crafts Stamps + HUGE Black Friday Sale!

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Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a super cute one layer watercolor card featuring Waffle Flower Stamps! I absolutely adore this stamp company so when they reached out asking if I would be interested in some stamp sets to create videos with, I jumped at the opportunity to say yes! I love the style of their Bear & Bird collection so it had to be the first card I created. I have so many ideas for the other stamps I received as well as even more I purchased myself. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you're notified as soon as those go live.


I love the style of these stamps and think they look beautiful painted in this loose, no line almost story book style. After I finished watercoloring, I added back in the details of the stamps with colored pencils.


You can watch the coloring on my youtube channel or below:


Speaking of cute stamps  — it is Black Friday and there are some AMAZING deals at Waffle Flower this weekend. Check them out below!



The first one I want to be sure you know about is their incredible Grab Bag event. For just $25 you can get an assortment of new and old products worth 3 times that! They have a stamp grab bag, a stamp/die combo grab bag and a die grab bag. The awesome thing is that you can get all 3 and there is NO overlap in product between the 3. Of course, if you already own some of their stamps or dies, there is a possibility of getting duplicates but then you could gift them to your crafty friends. It’s a win win no matter what! This amazing event ends tomorrow, November 30, so don’t delay!

Waffle Flower Flash Sale - 50% Off Last Chance Items

The next amazing deal is their black friday event that lasts through the weekend to December 2. You can get an additional 25% off their closeout section. Grab your favorites before they are gone forever. Be sure to use the code BF19 when you check out!

I want you to know I am grateful for all of you and thank you so much for stopping by during this holiday weekend!

I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Clever Fox Planner Flip Through + Giveaway!


Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a new planner I've been using. When Clever Fox Planner sent me an email asking if I'd like to review their planner, I went to their website and started looking at the different ones they had. When I started looking at the Weekly Planner, I knew it would be perfect for what I use a planner for. While my planner at the time was super cute, it just wasn't functioning for me. I had tried Bullet Journaling before and loved all the different trackers but HATED creating the layouts each month and week in order to do so. It was so tedious and I found myself NEVER planning. I was excited to try  the Clever Fox Weekly Planner because it seemed to be the both of best worlds for me!


 I love the monthly layout. It's sized perfectly to fit my favorite planner stamps from The Greeting Farm. I also like that there is a place to make small notes as well as goals for the month. Another neat feature is a place to look back on the month to see what worked and what you need to improve on.


After all the monthly layouts, you come to the weekly layout. You have the full week on the left with a horizontal layout to write your lists and appointments. Then on the right, it's all about your goals as well as a place for notes. My favorite part is the Habit/Skills tracker! I have always loved this part of Bullet Journaling but hate coming up with my own trackers. LOL This is by far my favorite part of this planner! While I wish there was more room on the days, I've found I can create columns within that space on days when there is lots to do! Again you have a place to look back on the week and document your wins as well as a place to brainstorm how to improve for the next week.


After all the weekly spreads there is a section of dot grid paper for taking notes, creating custom trackers, etc. I used it to test my pens to see which ones bleed - this paper is really good in that I only had a bit of ghosting with the Microperm pen but that was it.


I also used this place to test my black ink pads since I love using stamps in my journal. This helped me figure out which ink pad to use when I decorate my monthly spreads. Again the paper really held up here as the only one that had a little bit of ghosting was my Versafine Claire Nocturne ink pad.

I am super excited about continuing to use this planner. It really fits my needs and has all the things I love about planning. I didn't take pictures but the first few pages of this planner also includes a place to make goals, list gratitude and affirmations as well as mapping out how to achieve your goals - even a two page spread for a Vision Board! Be sure to check out the Clever Fox Planning website this week to take advantage of their 15% off Black Friday special as well as check out their new Premium Weekly Planner with more room, pages to write out goals and pretty new stickers! I also love their new Cash Envelopes Budget System!! As someone who has been debt free since 2013 because of Dave Ramsey, I totally LOVE that they have this!

Clever Fox Planner is graciously giving away one planner to a lucky person to go along with my review! To find out all the details and enter the giveaway, be sure to head over to my YouTube channel. Watch the entire flip through including the pages I mentioned here in the front of the journal, then leave your comment ON the video to be entered (not here on the blog.) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Simple Watercoloring with Stamped Images {Picket Fence Studios}


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I created using Picket Fence Studios stamps and some of my favorite handmade watercolors. I really like the look of this type of line art image and couldn't wait to create a painterly look using my watercolors for a clean and simple card. 


I love the soft look these watercolors created - this is one of my favorite techniques to use when watercoloring stamps and watercoloring in general. It's quick, simple and super effective (to quote on of my favorite YouTubers!)


I hope you will enjoy the watercolor process video to create this card below or on my YouTube channel. SPOILER ALERT: I had a super cute buddy "helping" me or rather keeping my company for this one. If you aren't already a subscriber, I would appreciate your support and as always truly appreciate each and every one of you!


I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Picket Fence Studios + Watercolor for World Cardmaking Day 2019!


Hi everyone! Happy World Cardmaking Day 2019!! A couple weeks ago (or maybe just a week ago?!) I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Denver and fell in love with a new to me company - Picket Fence Studios. I had a blast with friends and got some new goodies of course like this cute mermaid stamp.


Along with her, I picked up some new Prima Marketing, Inc watercolor palettes and couldn't wait to pair them together. 


I hope you'll check out the coloring video on my youtube channel or below! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and hope you have a great day celebrating World Cardmaking Day! 


I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Monday, September 30, 2019

#ShowUsYourMEdia Gratitude Challenge #1


Hi everyone! Happy mixed media Monday - after a long summer focused on our house and getting it ready to list, it has been so nice to get back to doing some art in my free time again. I have packed up a lot of my supplies and I am actually really enjoying the simplicity of not having ALLTHETHINGS because I have realized that clutter actually stifles my creativity...so hopefully I can keep this up!


I am working in the Dina Wakley Media 6x6 journal for the #ShowUsYourMEdia A Year of Gratitude challenge that started up again this month. For more details, be sure to check out the Ranger Ink blog. Dina Wakley's blog is a great place to see just how gratitude can improve your quality of life and why she chose to focus on it for the next 12 months. 


The first challenge prompted us to think about Simple Pleasures in our lives. Once you start thinking about it, the list becomes endless but the first thought that ran in my head was simply: Music. I Love music...LOVE LOVE LOVE.  I can listen to it all day long. In fact, one of the reasons I do voice overs is because when I'm creating art, I listen to music. LOUDly. 


I hope you will enjoy the process video below as well. I go more into the reason behind this page, what I plan to accomplish with this challenge over the next 12 months and a bit of my process.



I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!
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