Chicken Update, Azalea Tutorial & Watercolor Pencil Review!

Howdy friends! You were so sweet to ask after our sweet chicken Rosie, she is doing better, eating and drinking more (although not enough I feel like she can go outside) and today she started cooing (that sweet little chicken purr or trill sound they make) again. We gave her a warm bath this evening to clean her feathers, she did not have the strength to stand when she did her business so her tail-end needed some cleaning plus she was a bit exuberant with some yogurt today so she needed the works. She actually seemed to enjoy it then Lila held her in a towel for a bit before we finished with a blow dryer. This chicken is getting the spa treatment and I worry she may never want to back out to the coop! My husband is not keen in the idea of having an “inside” chicken though.


Today we are painting azaleas with watercolor pencils. I was at ACmoore with a rewards check burning a hole in my pocket and I saw a set of 36 watercolor pencils by the brand Fantasia on sale for $16 so I thought I would give them a try. See how they preformed in todays video!


I am glad I found these at this price, I think they would be a good set for a beginner. The downside is that 36 colors is the biggest set and to my knowledge you can’t get individual pencils if you use one up BUT if you use up this set you deserve a professional set because by golly you earned it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found the review helpful and til next time happy crafting!

PS I know that we usually have Stamp School on Wednesdays but do to our chicken drama I have to skip this week but I have a fun Christmas stamping project coming to the blog Friday so you can get your stamping fix!

Stamping gears video tutorial & We’ve got eggs!

***Let me preface this blog post. I bought something a wee bit expensive. I have wanted it for 8 months AND I used a coupon. Keep that in mind if you want to give me any crap about it LOL! ***

Howdy folks! What an egg-citing week! My hens started laying…or at least one of them has, we have been finding beautiful little eggs in the bag of wood shavings! They have yet to try out their nesting boxes though :) Also for excitement the new Inkadinkado Stamping gear is available for sale! Now, I’m usually not a “wow! I’ve gotta have it” kind of crafter but when I saw videos of this tool in action from last winter’s CHA I knew I wanted it. Don’t you think it is cruel to make people wait 8 months before they can buy it? You might remember that I was so excited for this tool to come out that I made a homemade version, you can see that tutorial here. Anyway, here is a scrapbook page I made with the tool using feather stamps I already had:


The one caveat of this tool is that is would not work with clear stamps (as is) because the stamps are not thick enough BUT at the end of the video I will show you how to make a simple adaptor so you can use the stamping gear with ALL of your clear and unmounted stamps. Check out this tool straight out of the package-I am amazed at how easy it is to use with no practise!

here is a photo of the medallion I made in the video using both the Inkadinkado Stamping gear and my homemade version, I used the stamps that came in the starter kit and the circle wheel.


Here is the background paper I made with feather stamps I already had and the oval wheel. Oops, I stamped a feather upside down he he! I love these feathers, I’m not sure who makes them, I’ve had them for years!


And the finished page:


Looks like fun huh, it was! I purchased the intro kit (hold on to your hats, it retails for $50!) with a coupon at ACmoore and I have seen it on the Inkadinkado website here they hade 30% off and free shipping so you can wait for a deal to buy it making it much more reasonable. I love how I (now after making my adaptor) can use it with all of my stamps! I give it an A for AWESOME! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Bring on the cuteness!

As I am writing this blog post I am listing to the sweetest cheep-peeping noises coming from our six new baby chicks! More on that later. Baseball season has started and I have two ball players in the house this year! We had a birthday party to go to over the weekend for a ball fan so I made this card using my Baseball Party SVG & Printable kit:

Here is a look at the Baseball Party kit, the printables are full-color so just print, cut and glue! Or use the die cut files to cut from colored cardstock and assemble. They make great embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages too!

Baseball Party SVG & Printables!

…back to the chickens…

I have never has chickens before and I can’t believe how snuggly and cuddly they are. My kids adore them, they will perch on my girls’ arms for the longest time.  Check out how cute they are:

They are Rhode Island Reds in case you were wondering. They are so funny, all of a sudden they will all stop what they are doing and take a nap.

Do you know that a lot of famous people raised chickens? Martha Stewart and Al Gore come to mind.

A bird in the hand…awwwww….

Well, there is your dose of cuteness for a Monday morning! Til next time happy crafting!


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