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July 2016


Hi All,

I have been missing in action as of late. Crafting for me has historically been a winter sport! In the summer I get busy hiking, biking, swimming and running. I like to be outdoors when it is warm and after work that does not leave too many hours to do much else. However, this past year I have created a strong “creative habit” and found I miss it terribly. So in preparation for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge starting July 5th I printed out this digi print and went about coloring it with my Prisma Colored Pencils. Oh so therapeutic – that is what coloring is for me! Sigh….

So onto the blending. I used Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits and a blending stick. This is like magic. It blends the colors together like melted butter! Oh so pretty. I have a video below showing the process. It is so simple and makes such a difference in the finished colored pencil project. I encourage you to try it!

If you enjoy reading check out the affiliate link for the book of the month club.
See All the July Book Selections at Book of the MonthShop Your Fav Brands at

Oh My Goodness! Penny Black Stamp and Card

Penny Black stamp

I ordered this adorable stamp from Simmon Says Stamp recently.  It is a Penny Black Stamp called Goodness. I made a video explaining how I made the card.  I am entering this card in several challenges:

Simmon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks #305 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination #92 Anything Goes

Crafting From The Heart #118 Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes

Crafty Creations #318 Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner #78 Anything Goes

Creative Moments #96 Anything Goes


If you enjoy reading and want an endless supply of reading material you should check out the book of the month club below.