Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thinking of You...Hidden Lane

I changed this Penny Black "Hidden Lane" stamp into a water scene.  I think I've found my new passion, stamp & water color card making!


Penny Black Stamps- Hidden Lane
Inklings Shimmering Watercolors
Tombow Art Pens Dual Brush Markers
Ranger Distress Ink Pads
Tsukineko-Memento Dew Drops Dye Inkpads

Versamark Ink Pad
Generic Watercolor Set

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bye Bye Dandelion

The Crayola Custom 64 Crayon Box
Color # 1: Dandelion
Color # 2: White
Color # 3: White
Color # 4: Dandelion
In Stock

So yesterday I broke down, and for only $12.99, I ordered myself a custom box of Crayola crayons!  Did you know you could do this?  I only found out recently.  What a great idea!  Now some of you may be wondering why would one need to order custom crayon colors.  Well, if you do colored tinted stitchery, you know what I'm talking about!

I'm a huge fan of Crabapple Hill Studio, & Meg Hawkey embroidery & quilt designs.  Right now I'm working on "Dance by the Light of the Moon", a whimsical Halloween design.  I think I own at least six or seven of Meg's patterns, and seriously, I want them all!  

Per Meg Hawkey's instructions, "All areas to be tinted with crayon must be colored with white crayon before applying the colored tinting.  This smooths the fabric surface and helps the colors blend more easily".  Let me tell you, you can go through quite a bit of white crayon!  As far as the dandelion color goes, it is a great color that works well with all Crabapple Hill Patterns, but especially the fall & Halloween patterns.  Crayola has recently retired the Dandelion color, so hence, the stockpiling of it before it's gone forever from Crayola's warehouses.  

Right now I'm working on the first panel of "Dance by the Light of the Moon".  This is such a fun pattern!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Just A Pretty Little Birthday Card!

I made a sweet little birthday card for my sister, Mary Ann!

Close To My Heart Stamps- Toadstools

Penny Black Stamps-  Holiday Snippets
                                    Woodland Beauty

Inklings Shimmering Watercolors
Tombow Art Pens Dual Brush Markers
Gel Pens
Glitter Gel Pens
Ranger Distress Ink Pads

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Who Loves the Carrot Cake Cookie at Hollywood Studios?

Carrot Cake Cookie at Writer's Stop
Carrot Cake Cookie at Sweet Spells
Disney carrot cake cookie fans, you can make it at home! You use to be able to purchase this favorite Disney park treat at Writer's Stop in Hollywood Studios. Now that Writer's Stop is no longer there due to the expansion of the park & construction of Star Wars Land, the beloved cookie has been moved to Sweet Spells!