Sunday, September 10, 2023

Fall Scene


Don't you love how vibrant this red color is? It's from a Ranger Distress Ink Lumberjack Plaid. I just love how it looks in these Art Impressions watercolored scenes. I just put a drop on the palette and use a brush. The stamp set I used is 5593 Harvest Scenes. I love how you don't have to stamp and mask and it's all done for you.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Happy Birthday Bonnie!


Hi everyone! 

The most wonderful artist Bonnie Krebs - Owner/Creator of Art Impressions, is having a birthday July 11 and I made this card for her. I hope everyone wishes Bonnie a happy birthday and she gets more cards than she has ever gotten before. She is wonderful, generous and kind to everyone and dedicates so much time to teach us her awesome technique which is where I learned how to watercolor. Happy birthday Bonnie! You are so loved and appreciated!

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Daisy Barn



Bonnie Krebs, Owner/Creator of Art Impressions posted a video on Facebook on this beautiful barn. I love how she taught us to make the boards more rustic looking. Who doesn't love daisies? Fun one. Give it a try!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023


This one is from a tutorial on Facebook using the 5521 Animal Planters set from Art Impressions. You leave off the pot and instead pencil in a heart.  Perfect for Valentine's Day. Give it a try! Fast and fun.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Retired from the Ai Watercolor Design Team December 2022


As I receive a Christmas card, I have to hurry and make one to send in return. I try to be ahead of the game and have enough made but this year, the arthritis and carpal tunnel in my hands has prevented me from making so many cards. After three years of trying gloves, creams and pills, the daily pain wore me down and I knew I had to do something about it. I finally saw a hand specialist who injected steroids in my thumbs. Let me tell you, that is a painful thing but so worth it! After a few hours, my left one stopped hurting and it was the worst one. It took a few days for the right one to stop hurting but it DID! Now they only hurt when I use them too much. No more hurting every single day and night. We don't know how long the steroids will last but I pray it will be a long time. I wish I had done it sooner. I had to give up being on the Art Impressions Watercolor Design Team which gave me so much pleasure for many years. I love everyone at Ai and will miss being a part of that wonderful team. But I hope to still make cards, that's for certain. I tell you all this not for sympathy or attention but because I want to help anyone else whose hands hurt all the time. There is relief available. 

Back to the Santa card. It's colored with that new Ranger Distress Ink color Lumber Jack Plaid. Such a perfect color! Red is my favorite and I've never used one I liked better. The stamp is from Ai of course and it's the 5572 Santa and Workshop Set. I used the 5472 Christmas Wreath Set to create the foliage around the Santa. I cut it out with the 5065 Oval Double Stitched Die Set. Merry Christmas everyone!


Monday, December 12, 2022

Christmas card Dec 12, 2022

I made this card for my friend Carolyn. A group of us bake treats and exchange them every Christmas. I love Art Impressions stamps and love to watercolor them.  This set was an exclusive only available on Simon Says Stamp. 

Happy birthday Brad!


Just sharing a card I made for my December son, Brad. That little dog is his best friend Sgt. I love this truck and birthday stamps and dies from Art Impressions. Very good for making masculine cards. 

Fall Scene

Hello, Don't you love how vibrant this red color is? It's from a Ranger Distress Ink Lumberjack Plaid. I just love how it looks in t...