…And this time I mean it!

Hello Friends! Whew, what an odd day, firstly it was nearly 70 degrees, I woke up at 5:30am and turned on the news and the weather man said it would be 68 today! Well I hopped out of bed, got the coffee started and jumped in the shower because there was no way I was going to miss a second of a warm spring day! I decided I wanted to paint something springy so I did a rose in watercolor, and shot a tutorial of course. But, something funny happened to my tutorial during its journey through cyberspace, it changed from a 17 minute drawing and painting tutorial to a 48 minute jerky video with no audio, it was the weirdest thing. I have to say it was probably much more relaxing to watch me paint without the yammering on though. I asked a few people to watch it to see if it was just me but alas no, the problem was widespread, unfortunately it was already live when I noticed this so I made the video private in hopes that the video would fix itself (it’s the same philosophy I have when my car acts funny, leave it be and hope it works itself out LOL!) but it was clear that the team of highly trained monkeys that keep my YouTube channel running were unable to fix this so I rechecked my video (fine on my end) and uploaded it again. So here you go, let’s paint a rose and this time I mean it! :D

Also today I worked on illustrating some flowers from past videos. I had a couple of viewers ask for digital stamps of the flowers that I have demonstrated in my free painting tutorials and I thought it was a great idea so here is my new Spring Flowers digital stamp set:

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Currently I only have this up at MyGrafico. I have been having some trouble with my Shophandmade shop (me, technical difficulties? no way.) and my team of highly trained monkeys are busy maintaining my YouTube channel currently so what are you gonna do right? I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial despite having to wait for it. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Dragonflies in Colored Pencil & a Winner!

Howdy friends! I hope you had a good April Fools Day, Mine started early with my twin daughters up at the crack of dawn trying to prank their brother LOL! I have no tricks up my sleeve for you but I do get to announce the winner of the dragonfly stamps and gift certificate from About Art Accents (drum-roll please) Dawn Y. Yay! Check your email for your confirmation and info on how to get your prize. Speaking of Dragonflies here is a tutorial on how to paint one in colored pencils:

I just love the rich color I get with my colored pencils! The digital stamp is available here in my ShopHandmade shop. I have been filling orders like crazy today, apparently everyone is in the mood to color!  If you want to order multiple items and combine payments you can email me at artstudiosofbangor@yahoo.com, there is a glitch in the shop where it asks you to pay separately for every item, it is fine if you want to do it that way but if I combine the order it saves me paypal fees and you get a free $1 worth of product for ever $5 you spend so if you rack up $15 in stamps you get 3 images (or $3 worth of product) free! I was just made aware of this glitch so if you placed separate orders totaling over $5 just email me and I will make it right. Aint technology grand? To clarify the orders ordered from my Lindsay’s stamp stuff shop handmade shop are emailed out within 24 hours. If you want instant downloads you can shop Lindsay’s stamp stuff @ MyGrafico, but the stamp I used today had been retired from my MyGrafico shop because it was an older design.

If you need any help using digital stamps you can see my easy tutorial using free simple software here. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by my shop and ordered this set today, I truly appreciate it! Happy crafting!

Last Minute Valentines & 50% off!

Hey friends! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that EVERYTHING at Lindsay Stamp Stuff is 50% off today! Also I wanted to share a quick and easy last minute valentine you can make with your kids for their class:

Click here to print the sheet of saying for the back of the cards. I used large tags from Papermart for these, I love those tags!

If you are looking for other last minute valentine favors why not try these, they are 50% off today and you can print and cut them at home! You don’t even need to make a trip to the store  (unless you run out of candy that is!)

Valentines Galore! SVG and PrintablesBeautiful Gown SVGFunky Jar Digital StampsHugs & Kisses PapersDecorative Doilies SVGCake Box Favors SVGBag Bonanza!Fancy Cupcake Box SVGValentine Party Printables & SVGValentine Party Add-on PrintableA little loving Valentine SVG and ClipartOoh La La SVGSweet Treat Valentine SVG cutting files3-D Mailbox Template

Don’t wait, the 50% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff ends at midnight! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

New Watercolor Tutorial!

Howdy friends! I was dozing off watching TV and then suddenly remembered that I hadn’t blogged today! Then I realized I haven’t shared my latest watercolor painting tutorial either:

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It is a PDF tutorial available in my shop. It is a beginner level tutorial with lots of photos and a re-sizable pattern so you can paint it any size you like, not bad for $3 eh? I’m sorry to shamelessly promote and run but dang, I’m tired LOL! Have a great night and til next time happy crafting:)

Let’s Paint Orchids! {a free video tutorial & one for sale!}

Howdy friends! Well, here we are again, another snow day…er, make that rain day! It poured buckets today, it was crazy, I am so glad that we did not lose power today or my studio would have been underwater for sure. I always said I wanted an indoor pool LOL! Oh well, the kids had a good day lazing around playing with Christmas toys and I got a new tutorial in my shop! First I am going to share a free easy orchid sketch you can paint in watercolor pencils then I will show you my tutorial for sale if you want to improve your painting:

Here is the PDF tutorial available in my shop, it is watercolor paint and you will learn a lot of techniques while painting this easy orchid watercolor painting. You get a printable pattern to trace on your watercolor paper with the kit so it takes the guesswork out of drawing and you can get right to the painting! And, hey, it’s only $3. :D

Learn to Paint Orchid Flowers Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed the free painting video and might consider one of my many painting tutorials for sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

50% off today only @ Lindsays!

Howdy! I’ll be back later with a  new craft tutorial for you but right now I want to let you know everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 50% off now through midnight (Pacific Standard Time)! It is a great time to stock up on printable favor box and die cutting templates, gift album kits, party printables and learn to paint kits. You could paint everyone a picture for Christmas, how nice! Don’t wait, the 50% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff ends at midnight! Here are some products you might enjoy, happy crafting!

Tool Apron SVGLearn To Paint: Winter ChickadeeDecorative Doilies SVGExploding Box SVGGift Card SVG3-D Snowflake SVGEnvelopes & LinersBag Bonanza!Christmas Follies Clips & CuttingNifty Gifties SVGGingerbread House SVGWee AlbumsPretty Packaging SVGLearn to Paint: Blue BuntingFun Favors SVG3-D Advent Calendar and Favor KitLearn to Paint: MagnoliasVintage Christmas Labels

A Free Koi Painting Tutorial plus 50% off My Newest Learn to Paint Lesson!

Good morning! Before I get you sidetracked with out free painting lesson today I want to let you know that EVERYTHING at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 50% off today, that includes my newest painting tutorial to paint this koi pond in transparent watercolor using only 3 colors! This kit is regularly only $3 so you can score it today only for $1.50!

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It is a great time to browse through the shop and stock up on other painting lessons, digital stamps, holiday template kits, party printables and more and get half off! The sale at Lindsay’s Stamp stuff is over at midnight tonight (Thursday the 21st so don’t wait!) Here is a quick video tip to go along with the printable PDF lesson for sale:

OK, I suppose I’ve made you wait long enough! Here is the free tutorial painting koi with watercolor pencils, enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the free tutorial and thank you for checking out my tutorials and other digital products for sale and remember the 50% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is only good until midnight so don’t wait! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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50% off today only @ Lindsays!

Howdy friends, I’ll be back later today with a Veteran’s Day craft but first I want to let you know that EVERYTHING at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 50% off today only!

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Sale ends at midnight. Happy shopping and happy crafting!

50% off Today at Lindsay Stamp Stuff!

Don’t you just love it when a sale happens when you actually need stuff? Well EVERYTHING at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 50% off today only! You can snag up my painting tutorials, SVG and printable papercraft templates, digital stamps, papers and party kits! Get some ghoulish goodies for Halloween or stock up for Christmas Crafting. Here are some products you might enjoy:

Learn to Paint: Autumn StreamLearn To Paint: Winter ChickadeeCrafty Creature SVGMidnight Dinner PartyPhoto Booth Props!Owl Party!Pen & Ink PoppiesExploding Box SVG3-D Snowflake SVGTom Turkey CraftGhosted! SVGHalloween Doodles StampsParty Lantern SVGSoccer Party KitGingerbread House SVGWee AlbumsBold Black & White PapersVintage Christmas LabelsMovie Party KitREtro Movie Clips & CuttingHalloween Favors SVGFun Favors SVGVintage Halloween LabelsSteampunk StampsMasquerade Mask SVG3-D Advent Calendar and Favor KitFancy Flowers Digital Stamps

And for my commercial use customers you can save 50% on my mass use commercial use license (over 1000 items) or the regular commercial use licence (up to 999 items). Please note that 1 licence is required for each set you wish to use commercially, for instance, if you are a rubber stamp company and you want to make rubber stamps from my digital stamp sets you need a licence for each set you want to use. Crafters who are making handmade items for sale do not need to purchase a licence, it is included in my Angel Policy.

Paint a Pinecone Christmas Card!

Howdy friends! This card does not need to be for Christmas but I just got these beautiful Christmas Song stamps in the mail from Oriental Trading Company so I thought “why not?” Wait til you see the size of this stamp set, it comes on an 8.5″x11″ storage panel punched and ready for my binder and it is chock-a-block full of stamps for $16! The sentiment is from that set along with so many pretty lines from other Christmas songs, I can’t wait to play with it some more. :)

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This card is so easy to sketch and paint. I drew the pine cone from one I found in my yard, I’ll give you tips on sketching from life as well as how to accent your watercolors with watercolor pencil and watercolor crayon in today’s video:

If you have any questions or requests for future painting videos just leave a comment and if you would like a more in-depth painting tutorial please consider one of my Learn to Paint with Lindsay printable PDF tutorials in my shop. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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