You have time to paint this easy beach scene!

Hi friends! I’m popping in real quick to share a quick and easy watercolor project for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Supplies: (Affiliate links used)

Happy crafting!

Why buy the die when you can use the supplies you have for free? Cute face swap card!

Hi friends! Today I have a super cute card to share!

There is a notch on the side so you can turn the mechanism inside the cards and the faces on the doll will change. Watch the video to see how easy it is to make with the supplies you already have!

I don’t know what to call this mechanical card except super fun to make! Grab your basic cardmaking tools and let’s get started! The cards are so fun to craft using supplies from our sponsor Top Flight Stamps! SAVE 10% off your next order with coupon code: thefrugalcrafter10 *USA orders of $50+ ship free!


  • Build a Baboushka Stamp Set
  • White cardstock *I used Neenah Patterned paper *Pick your paper first and use that to choose markers to color with.
  • Thick cardstock for card base (I used Park Lane heavyweight from Joann Fabrics)
  • Mini brad
  • Scrap paper for templates (keep for future cards)
  • Circle cutters or dies/punches Alcohol markers in colors to match the pattern paper (I mostly used Art-n-Fly)
  • Alcohol ink safe ink pad like Memento

Now, there are fancy dies you can buy to make mechanical cards like this but if you use a little creativity you can get the same results with the supplies you already have. Happy crafting!

A Fun Fall Flower you Can Paint Quick and 40% off Sale!

Hi Friends! Let’s paint mums on a greeting card! This tutorial is perfect for beginners. You can change up the petal colors to reflect your favorite mum or daisy-shaped flower! This is fast and loose and will cheer up whoever you mail it too!

Also I’m having Fall Sale on Classes! Save 40% on any full course in my Teachable school with coupon code FALL40

If you liked this tutorial you will love my Watercolor Flower Workshop (coupon link) or if you are getting started in watercolor try Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor (coupon link) or Learn to Draw with Lindsay (coupon link) or any other of my courses! Offer good through 10/18/2020, offer good on one time payments and payment plans. Use coupon code FALL40 at checkout if sale price doesn’t appear.

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That’s all for today! I hope you carve out a few minutes to paint and til next time happy crafting!

Playing with Paint and Making my own “Dusk Colors”

Hi friends! A couple of weeks ago I had a super busy week with lots of deadlines. So of course I wanted to rebel and procrastinate a bit (LOL) and decided to see if I could make my own granulating dusk colors similar to the new Van Gogh dusk colors for sale.

It’s a really fun experiment, All you need is a black paint containing PBK 11 such as Renesans Mars Black or Daniel Smith Lunar Black and mix it with transparent watercolor or water-based ink. The contrast of the granulating black and super bright transparent colors makes a wonderful combination. So the next time you should be doing something else but don’t feel like it give this a try! Happy crafting!

PS: A viewer lest a comment saying the Pbk11 is magnetic so you can move the pigment with a magnet under the paper. I know what I’ll be trying the next time the urge to procrastinate hits!

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Sat Chat (3 Days Late LOL!)

Another week, another chat about nothing…


Have a great day and til next time happy crafting!

Sketchbook Sunday: Watercolor Eggplant

Hi friends! here is this weeks offering for sketchbook Sunday:

Watch the video to see it come together!

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Enjoy your day and til next time happy crafting!

Pumpkin Spice Hair {Sat Chat}

Hi freinds! FYI every Saturday since the pandemic started I have uploaded a sat chat on YouTube. I don’t always pot it on my blog because often I chat about nothing for 27 minutes so if you are interested in any you missed that can be found on my YouTube channel. I hear they are nice to listen to while you do chores LOL!

Stuff I mentioned:

One more thing I wanted to remind you of is Craftworld! It’s a free site with thousands of free papercrafting projects and classes. You can see the marker class I did last week on my expert page at Craftworld. It’s kinda like Pinterst meets Facebook without any drama. I’d love to see you there! That’s all for today! Happy crafting!

Let’s paint a pretty wold rose card!

Hi friends! Looking for a fun, loose and relaxing project? grab your supplies and let’s go!


Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Join me for a free live marker class tomorrow!

Hi friends! I just wanted to pop in quickly and let you know that I am hosting a free alcohol marker color class tomorrow at Craftworld!

The class will begin at 7am Eastern Standard Time (New York time) and last about an hour. I will pause for questions a few times during the brocast and a replay will be availabe on Craftworld after the broadcast has ended.


I hope you will join me over at Craft World tomorrow for a fun artsy way to start your day! My hope is that it will help you get more use out of your alcohol pens no matter the brand! Coffee and coloring sounds like pretty good time to me! Til then, Happy crafting!

A Panoramic Painting for Sketchbook Sunday!

What luck to realize that I took 2 photos from the same spot when I was a Schoodic Point last weekend! I used both as a reference for this painting.

You can find the real time version of this tutorial and my reference photos in Critique Club.


With this being a long holiday weekend in the states hopefully you can get outside for some painting! Happy crafting!

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