Monday, March 31, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #90

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Monday.  Today is Hannah's 17th birthday.  I really can't believe it.  Time seems to be flying by when I look at the girls and then look at their age.  I know this is how things go but sometimes it just doesn't seem possible.

We went out to dinner at Hannah's favorite restaurant, then came home and had cake and she opened presents.  I painted my watercolor up quick after that.  Here is tonight's painting, day #90.



Same idea as the last few days.  I think I added to many lines to this one.   I was trying to think of different designs but nothing was coming to me.  This is what I have though.  That will be all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #89

Hello,

I hope you had a nice weekend.  Here is my watercolor for day #89.



I used the same techniques as yesterday.  I like using the bold color and then the pen to add detail.  That seems to be my favorite combination.

That's all for me tonight.  It seemed like a long day and I am tired.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Takes care,
Kelly

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #88

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Saturday.  We had a busy day around here.  Chris completed a half ironman today.  Just a training day of 70.3 miles, getting ready for his full ironman in the fall.  Crazy.  We usually go to support him but the girls had projects and then a dance tonight.  He did a good job and is happy with his day.  

Here is what I have for you tonight, my watercolor for day #88.



Just some nice bold colors and a few detail lines.  I like this one and hope you enjoy this one as well.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, March 28, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #87

Hello,

Happy Friday to you.  I hope you had a good day!  Here is my watercolor for tonight, day #87.



I knew I wanted to make a bold geometric pattern tonight.  Simple design with nice bold colors.  I added just a few little details with the black.

That's all for me.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly




Thursday, March 27, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #86

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Today felt a little stressful for me.  Lots of little things that just seemed to add up today.  On to my watercolor and something a little nicer.  Here is my painting for day #86.



I started out knowing that I wanted to paint each line with intention and load up the brush, so each line was only one stroke.  That is what I did and I like the simplicity of this one as well.  Sometimes it's hard because if the line falls off or loses color, I feel like I want to go back to it.  I made sure I didn't go back for this one though.

That will be all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #85

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  A busy day of cleaning and organizing one of the kids rooms.  I also took Seamus for his second treatment.  He is doing well and responding to the treatment.  I have a quick watercolor today for day #85.



A blend of colors for the background and some swirls.  That's all.  Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

Takes care,
Kelly

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #84

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Cleaning and bill paying for me today, those fun chores ;).   Here is my watercolor for day #84.



You know I have a thing for swirls and they are back.  I just really like drawing them and they make me smile.  That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly 

Tuesday Tidbits - 3/25/14

Hello,

I hope you had a good two weeks!  I think I am going to focus on every other week for my Tuesday Tidbits, that seems to make more sense right now.  Today's samples are using this months Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I have to say it is really nice to open the box and have everything cut and ready to go.  All the stamps, ink, envelopes and extras are included, along with the ideas.  If you are pressed for time, but miss spending a little time crafting, these are for you.  They will give you that little bit of creative time you need and you will also have some great cards/projects when you are done.





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I thought I would throw in a photo of the banner from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  It went together really quick and I think it looks so cute up.  I am going to print out a few pictures and add those to it as well.  This was our Sunday dinner, a nice roast chicken with roasted vegetables.  You also get to see my new dining nook.  I finished the banquet seat and pillows last week.





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Dates: January 11-March 31, 2014

 The Details:

The paper pumpkin special has been extended to go along with Sale-a-bration now!  The first kit is a welcome kit and they are all the same but after that each kit is different and unique.
New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com/ , will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.
Customers must sign up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com.
The markers will be sent with the subscriber's Welcome Kit.  No coupon code is required. Anyone who signs up for a Paper Pumpkin membership during the promotion dates will get a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.

That's all for now.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! 

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, March 24, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #83

Hello,

I hope you had a good Monday.  I had a little more time tonight for my painting.  Here is my watercolor for day #83.



Just some random shapes and colors for this pattern.  Using blues and greens again because they are some of my favorite color combos.  A relatively simple design but a little more interesting than yesterday's painting.  

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #82

Hello,

I hope you had nice day.  Here is my watercolor for day #82.


This is a really rough sketch.  We had  a great evening hanging out with the family and I just wanted to get something done quick.  I still had a couple of takes, (try's) but this is what I finished with.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #81

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Saturday.  We watched Captain Phillip's tonight.  I enjoyed the film and it kept you captivated throughout.  I always enjoy a Tom Hanks film and he had another great performance.  

On to my painting tonight.  Here is my watercolor for day #81. 



I made this brush stroke and said 'voila' to Chris.  I was kind of joking that I was done, but he said keep it, sometimes less is more.  I was laughing but then held it back and looked at it some more.  I liked the simplicity of the line and the gradation of the color.  I also know that sometimes when you add things you can like it less.  So, I decided for the minimalist painting tonight.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, March 21, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #80

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Friday.  I started my painting earlier today but I just finished it now.  This one took longer than I expected it to.  Here is my watercolor for day #80.



It took a fair amount of time to draw the leaves and ink them up but it definitely took longer to paint them all in, than I thought it would.  I usually underestimate things, so I really shouldn't be surprised.  :)
We did go out and drive Molly to a play and had dinner, so there was a good break in there.

I am down to the wire with this one, so that will be all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and enjoy your weekend.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #79

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #79. 



I saw an ad for the new Muppet movie and the 'M' had Kermit's color around it.  I got the inspiration to do a letter with a design.  I picked a 'K' for obvious reasons.  This is did not turn out as I hoped though.  I tried to add color to the details but I didn't have that many closed ones, so it looked unbalanced.  I also painted them in to dark, so they really stood out.  I decided to wash out some of the color so it was a little more subtle.  It looks a little better but still not what I was thinking.  Another learning proecess.

That is it for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #78

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  I am late starting my painting tonight.  So here is what I have for you.  Here is my watercolor for day #78.



A nice abstract again tonight.  These are fun because the go relatively quick, by my standards that is, so it's nice.  I like the boldness and simplicity of these.  

That will be all for me tonight.  I am pretty tired.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #77

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #77.


A fun pattern tonight.  I like the way this pattern turned out and the colors.  That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, March 17, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #76

Hello,

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you are all having a good day!  We are going to California Adventure Park tonight for a passholders evening, so I wanted to make sure I finished my painting early.  Here is my watercolor for day #76.



This is an obvious painting for today but I still wanted the four leaf clover to be my subject.  Wishing you all the luck that this can bring. : )

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #75

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Sunday!  We had a gorgeous day here.  We did some yard work in the morning and I washed my car.  Then some odd jobs and relaxing.  Here is my watercolor for day #75.



We have this wildflower hedge that hangs over our side wall.  (Actually it is our neighbors hedge that grows over the wall, to our side.) : )  It has these beautiful paper like flowers, that are so delicate.  I love the pop of color against the green.  

That's all for now.  Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #74

Hello,

I hope you had a good Saturday.   Lots of cleaning done around here.  Here is day #74 watercolor.



A simple one tonight.  The colors were even simple because I decided to go right down the line in my paint tray.  These were the colors right next to each other.  I didn't stop and think what to use next. It was kind of nice to do something easy.  I am happy with the final product and maybe I don't always have to work so hard.  : )

That'll be all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Friday, March 14, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #73

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Friday.  I didn't have as much time today to work on my watercolor.  I really liked the last couple of days but I know I can't always spend that much time on each one.  Here is my watercolor for day #73.


A fun color abstract for tonight.  I like the bright colors and it reminds me of old posters/images from the 60's.

That's all for now.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #72

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Today the girls had their dentist appointment.  It usually lasts 1 1/2 hours, but it was a little shorter today.  I brought my pen and watercolor paper today.  Here is my watercolor for day #72.


I searched for photos again today, this time for elephants.  Elephants are my favorite land animals.  They are so majestic, intelligent and beautiful!  In the process of the pen and ink part I wasn't that happy with it(to critical) but the girls said it was good, so I continued.  I am happy with the final outcome.  I was going to add a rough background but Hannah said I should just leave it, so I listened to her request.

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #71

Hello,

I was inspired by a image I saw when I googled 'forest scenes'.  Here is a link to the post that goes along with the photo.  http://blog.emilyziz.com/2012/05/forest-scenes.html

Here is my watercolor for day #71.


I hope you like this one.  I am very happy with it.  I spent at least two hours on this one though, not my usual time frame.  Molly hurt her wrist so we were at the doctors for almost two hours this afternoon.  I decided to bring a piece of watercolor paper with me and a black ink pen.  I haven't worked this way before, usually I sketch in pencil, watercolor and then add the ink.  It was new to ink my drawing first and then later when I got home do the watercolor.  It was fun to work this way and I am sure I will try some more!

That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly






Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #70

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my watercolor for day #70.



A combination of ideas from the last few days.

That's all for tonight.  I haven't been sleeping well.  Seamus has been getting up every night, and this old body is having a hard time with it. : )

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday Tidbits - 3/11/14

Hello,

I hope you are all doing well!  Another two weeks went by really quick for me.  Tuesday came and went last week and I didn't even remember to think about a post until Wednesday.  I usually have it in my mind for the day(Tuesday), but I totally forgot about it last week.  More things happening here that make it a little more difficult to focus.  I am sure many of you can relate to that. 

My sample today is of the birthday card I made multiples of.  It uses a few items from the Sale-a-bration and the Spring Catalog.  It is a pretty simple design and easy to repeat.  I also like this one because of the bright, cheery colors.




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PAPER PUMPKIN

Dates: January 11-March 31, 2014

 The Details:

The paper pumpkin special has been extended to go along with Sale-a-bration now!  The first kit is a welcome kit and they are all the same but after that each kit is different and unique.
New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com/ , will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.
Customers must sign up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com.
The markers will be sent with the subscriber's Welcome Kit.  No coupon code is required. Anyone who signs up for a Paper Pumpkin membership during the promotion dates will get a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.

That's all for now.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! 

Take care,
Kelly