Apartment Cocktails in Watercolor

watercolor cocktailsAs we begin the holiday season, you are likely planning out your season calendar of errands, family events, and work projects. On a related note, I decided to paint up the favorite cocktails in my home.

cocktail watercolor paintingDisclaimer: I have never wanted to try a bloody mary, but one of my roommates is a big fan so it is included despite my personal opinions on the drink.




December Daily: Days Intro-3

December Daily Day 2 2015

I don’t yet have as many pages as days it has been but here are my first entries. I started with introduction pages to the month of December and then went into individual days. The pages are not just on the rings but sewed and glued onto each other for dimension.

December Daily Cover Days 1-3 2015

I will be reposting my album cover each round up to show how it is beginning to bulk with daily entries.

December Daily Intro Pages 2015

December Daily Day 2

December Daily Day 3 2015

Hope you enjoyed! I am looking forward to making more pages and hopefully, a well rounded composition in the end. Happy December!

I will also be entering this post in Simon Says Stamp’s Wedensday Challenge, Let It Snow: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-let-it-snow-2/

Quick, Floral, Mother’s Day Cards

pressed flower cards for mother's day - withcraftsandlace

At a recent yard sale, my mother found an original flower pressing kit with the same flower press we have had for many years. Now, we each have a press and one even has all its pieces. It’s safe to say we had some pressed petals on hand from playing with the presses. I used these to make quick and easy but lovely mother’s day cards for my extended relatives to be mailed out today. I hope these give you some inspiration for any last minute cards of your own.

pressed flower cards for mother's day - withcraftsandlace

To make these, I just used a layer of liquid adhesive (the remaining of a very old mod podge that has now been thrown out), placed pressed petals on top, and sealed the petals with another layer to keep them from being rubbed off in the envelope.

pressed flower cards for mother's day - withcraftsandlace

I used the blank cards and envelopes that came with the kit for convenience. Don’t have a flower press? I made one from recycled materials here.

I hope you/your mothers’s have a wonderful Mother’s Day this year!