Did you watch “The Story Behind The Stamps” for this September release? If you haven’t, and ya’ wanna, just click HERE, and scroll down the page until you see it.

I’m working on another Online Workshop! This time, with a holiday focus, ‘cuz Christmas always sneaks up on me!!! Is it too early to have Christmas music playing in the background? Many of the projects will feature this latest release, with tips & suggestions for adding special touches, but still keeping things do-able. Anyhoo, if you want to know when the workshop is ready and available, please subscribe (scroll down to the bottom of the page; towards the right there’s a subscribe option).


This card makes me supremely happy! It combines little bits of my favorite things—solid images, watercolor, simple details…

Just a few of the elements were die cut from watercolor paper and quickly watercolored with those lovely Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I like to scribble them against an acrylic block and then pick up the color with my Pentel Aquash and with just a few swipes, Bob’s yer Uncle!

The moon and the oval are from Winterscapes—I used second generation impressions so they would be softer and not over-take the detail images. The sentiment was borrowed from Mountain Holiday.

I used Distress Paint in Black Soot (now retired) to spatter the whole card front but you could use fully concentrated Distress Ink in the regular or Oxide to achieve a similar effect. Or acrylic paint. Just make sure the brush is not very wet so you get the most intense black spatters. Unless you want it watered down, of course. I just like it mo’h bettah when it’s richly black like this. •grin

I also used my beloved Diamond Stickles (out of stock at the moment) You can also use a Zig Two Way Glue Pen and loose glitter to get the very same effect.

Whatever your weekend looks like, hope you get to squeeze in some rest and relaxation. And maybe a little creativity, too!