…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!

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 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.

30% off painting tutorials today only!

Howdy folks! I just wanted to give you a heads up that everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 30% off today!

You can choose from Learn to Paint kits, digital stamps, party printables, SVG die cutting template, printable templates clip art and more! Don’t miss this chance to stock up before the holidays at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and save 30%! Thank you for your support and as always happy crafting!

Werewolves & Watercolor

Hello friends! I just got back from running with my neighbor again (my second run..er, jog with bits of walking here and there of the day might I add) and it is beautiful out with the full moon lighting the way. Well, it was good until I thought about werewolves and I couldn’t get to her house quick enough and right before I got there a deer jumped out into the road.  Luckily I realized it was a deer (and not some scary werewolf) or I would have dropped dead of a heart attack that had nothing to do with my fitness level.  So now I am having a cup of decaf tea (instead of wine-go health!) and finishing up some computer stuff. I have been doing a lot of watercolor painting this week and I finished up this painting yesterday. I have this project as a PDF tutorial in my shop with step by step photos and instructions in case anyone wanted a more complex project than what I have been doing in the free videos.

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My tutorials for sale contain a PDF printable set of instructions (The beginner kits have lots of step by step photos) a printable pattern and a high-resolution picture of the finished painting (heck, you could print the painting on watercolor paper if you did not want to bother painting it LOL!) It only costs $3, what a deal!

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I had a few great questions in the comments after the last two free watercolor painting videos so I decided to answer them in a quick {ish} video tonight:

If you had a question that I did not think of just leave a comment and I will get back to you:) Well, that’s it for tonight, my runner’s high is wearing off…now I’m mostly hungry. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Cute Little Berry Boxes & Sandwich Board Cards!

I hope you are enjoying summer. I am! I wanted to have some little berry boxes to use in projects but it was hard to find ones that were not stained by berries (and I didn’t want plastic ones) so I made my own:

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To make them sturdy I used a sheet of kraft cardstock and a sheet of printed cardstock to make the box!

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I have been loving the trend of chalkboard art (not that I’ve mastered it) so I wanted to try stamping some. I made this card that looks like a sandwich board that would be on display on a sidewalk in front of a cafe:

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You can get my printable templates & SVG cutting files here. I designed the printables to be printed right on your good cardstock so you don’t have to trace. You get two cards on one sheet of cardstock (2 different sizes) a box and tags. The project makes up in minutes perfect for summer crafting!

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

I’m back with a 50% off sale!

Howdy folks, I am back from the Heirloom Stamp Show and Paper Arts Festival. I have more videos to upload from the event (later today) but for now I want to let you know that I have 50% off everything in my shop at MyGrafico until midnight tonight:

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Gotta make some money to go spend at next years stamp show ha ha! Here are some products you might enjoy:

Gelatin Print Art PapersTool Apron SVGGrad Hat Favor BoxBackyard Campout Party Kit!Pretty Posies Digital StampsLearn to Paint: Watermelon!Pen & Ink PoppiesUSA Party Mega Kit!Apple For Teacher SVGBeach Party Printables

Don’t wait to stock up on new digital goodies, the sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is over at midnight! Stay tuned for more videos from the stamp show, til then Happy crafting!

A winner and another resist card!

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is recovering from the long Memorial Day weekend! Last week I had an About Art Accents stamp giveaway and today I can announce the randomly drawn winner: Rita Ruff! Congrats Rita, I have sent you an email so check your spam folder if you have not seen it yet! here is another card made with the resist technique from last week and some of my homemade gelatin print paper:

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I use another stamp From About Art Accents on that card too! Also I scanned some of my favorite gelatin prints and I have packaged them in a printable kit for sale, if you are interested you can find them in my shop.

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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