Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Honey Bears

Aloha again!

Remember Winnie the Pooh? I love that story! In the 80s (I think) one of our daughters fell in love with the classic "Pooh" style of coloring. It was very soft and pastel. That's a little bit of what I tried to do here using color pencils. I miss when our kids were very little, loved and hugged us all the time, and thought we could fix everything :D  Here's to YOU, Winnie the Pooh!

Stamp Set: "Curious Forest Friends" by W Plus 9
Color Pencils "Crayola) no kidding, just the 16 pack I think
Stamped with Memento Sand Ink
Crystalline drops by GKD
Larger opaque drops by SU
Oval dies by Hero Arts and Gina Marie
Bee from Jolee's Boutique

Thank you for visiting!!!

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Fetching Hibiscus

Aloha friends,

If you are fortunate enough to have a hibiscus or the Rose of Sharon or any of the "mallow" family of plant, then you have some real beauty treats to see. We have only one hibiscus bush in our backyard. But boy, is it a GIANT. The stems can grow up to 10 feet high or more and we have to keep these trimmed back. It is covered in yellow/red big, dinner plate size flowers. It's such a treat to see them. And thank you for stopping in and not forgetting about us. PS Bruce broke his arm :/  I am seriously thinking he doesn't want to go back to work LOL!

Stamp Set: "Hibiscus Bouquet" by W Plus 9
Watercolors: Daniel Smith
Arches Cold Pressed 140# Paper
Stamped with Stazon black ink
Spellbinder Square and Scallop Square dies
Corner Rounder

Mahalo for stopping in 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Done Adulting

Aloha, friends,

I'm back. It's been rough for several months with Bruce's health. But he's better and back to work  🎉 !   And I'm here ♫ !!

Needless to say, there were plenty of days I felt done with adulting. Here is a little penguin just playing in sand, building igloos. May each of us have days when we don't have to adult.

Stamp Set: "Waddles Beach Fun," by Your Next Stamp
Cardstock: GKD (my favorite of all)
SSS Curved Border Die
MFT Diagonal Background Stamp (turquoise layer)
Stamped with Memento Desert Sand & Summer Sky (perfect for a beachy scene!)
Colored with Copic Markers
Foam Strips (to pop the umbrella and star fish)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen (water and shiny things)
Pretty Pink Posh sequins; sparkly mini stars; cut a curvy paper to sponge the clouds

I've sure missed playing.
Thank you for stopping in 😊