Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ups and Downs

When we're overseas I don't make many cards to send, because of the high cost of international postage - I've had to pay over $3 per card in the past, which adds up really quickly! So while we're in the States I'm enjoying being able to send cards to friends that seem to need a little pick-me-up. There is really no substitute for that, as much as we rely on texts and emails these days... I sent this card off to a dear friend who recently had a baby and is experiencing some of those 'ups and downs' that are perfectly normal but so confusing and overwhelming at times. I used my Derwent watercolor pencils and a waterbrush to color the yo-yo image (Unity Stamp Co.). I'll share a tutorial sometime soon on how I cut my matted layers.

Spent yesterday taking the kids through Kennedy Space Center, then catching up with old friends we haven't seen for years. Hard to believe we have been in the States for a month already!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice card! I love the yoyo image and your wonderful coloring. So glad you are enjoying your FL time...

  2. Cute card and sentiment! New mommies can use all the support they can get.
    Sounds like you are making lots of folks very happy by sharing your beautiful cards. It's such a good feeling to send someone a card you have made special for them.
    Thank-YOU for sharing your pretty design here on your blog! :)

  3. From one Dina to another, I love your style of cardmaking. Absoloutly beautiful!

  4. I just discovered your blog through the Splitcoast Stampers forum on watercoloring. I think your work is exquisite! The way you watercolor the images is so amazing. So glad I hopped around this morning.