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Saturday, October 21
I'm the luckiest gal in the world -- because I've been blessed to have the amazingly talented @michellepaolercioborsack create with my #artgonewild stamps ALL week! Thank you Michelle, the amount of work (and your talent) makes me feel pretty darn special! #cards #stamps #Stamping #CardMaking #CatherineScanlonDesigns #CatherineScanlon #EmbossingPowder #MichelleIsAwesome. http://ift.tt/2hWg1pV
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Friday, October 20
It's Day 6 of Catherine Scanlon Week with @michellepaolercioborsack and I've been waiting for today all week! Make sure you check out Michelle's Instagram feed and blog to see how you can win some stamps! Make sure you hurry, she's picking the winners and announcing them tomorrow! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #cards #cardmaking #stamps #stamping #artgonewild #watercolor
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Thursday, October 19
It's Day Five of Catherine Scanlon Week over on the @michellepaolercioborsack blog and I'm so excited to share this one! If you want to learn how you can win this stamp set and all of the stamp sets that were showcasing this week, make sure you visit Michelle's blog and follow her on Facebook! #CatherineScanlon #CatherineScanlonDesigns #artgonewild #Stamps #Stamping #Cards #CardMaking#handmadecards #easypeasy #stampcolorGO
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#Grain-free #granola, coffee and painting my favorite stamp with watercolor inks = #HAPPY oh wait -- that's my new stamp too! #perfectwaytostarttheday #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #cardmaking cards #stamping #artgonewild #handmadecards #handmade
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Wednesday, October 18
It's Day 4 of @michellepaolercioborsack's Catherine Scanlon week and I'm a little bit late in posting this, but better late than never. 😍 These days I find myself with a lot of homework and Wednesdays are a bit of a long day. Anyway -- here's my take on the Succulent Envelope Set from my latest release with #artgonewild. And this little card just proves that you can make a beauty with just a few supplies! For this card I used my stamp set, a little green water color ink and gold paint and that's it! I think it came out perfect. I love this new release because you can stamp, color and you're done! #CatherineScanlon #CatherineScanlonDesigns #Stamps #Stamping #Cards #CardMaking #watercolorink #strathmoremixedmediapaper #artgonewild
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Tuesday, October 17
Hello friends! It's day three of Catherine Scanlon week and @michellepaolercioborsack and I are sharing cards that we made using my Lilies Frame set (CS-2839) from #artgonewild. Make sure you check out Michelle's feed and blog to see how you can win this stamp set! #CatherineScanlon #CatherineScanlonDesigns #Cards #CardMaking #Stamps #Stamping #FlowersOfInstagram #ArtGoneWild
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Sunday, October 15
Make sure you follow @michellepaolercioborsack to see her amazing cards this week using my #artgonewild stamps and find out how you can win a set. Follow her, and follow her blog for more details! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #cards #cardmaking #stamps #stamping #stampgiveaway
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Make sure you follow @michellepaolercioborsack to see what fun she's got going on starting tomorrow -- and you might find a few stamp sets being given away from yours truly! 😍#catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #artgonewild #stamps #cards #stamping #cardmaking
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Thursday, October 12
Wednesday, October 11
3 of my new stamp sets from Art Gone Wild give you several sentiment options to add to the main image! #artgonewild #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #cards #cardmaking #stamps #stamping #watercolor #thankyou
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Monday, October 9
I am in love with my latest release of stamps from #artgonewild! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #watercolor #cards #cardmaking #stamps #stamping
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Wednesday, October 4
Thursday, September 28
Monday, September 25
Monday, September 11
I painted this watercolor painting "Looking Up to Old Glory" just days after 9/11/01. I felt scared, anxious for what would come next in our country. My husband was on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf and I had not spoken (really emailed) with him since the morning of 9/11, I watched the news 24 hours a day hoping to catch word of his ship and find out where he was. To this day when I look at this painting and think about our world then, I get so emotional I can't control my tears. On this day, I keep all the families that lost a loved one or dear friend close to my heart -- and will look to Old Glory for comfort. #neverforget
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Friday, August 25
Make sure you check out the video tutorial I created for my fun double stamping/embossing technique on the @cardmaker_magazine blog today! #catherinescanlondesigns #catherinescanlon #artgonewild #stamps #stamping #cards #cardmaking #embossing #MostIncredibleStampTool #bestwishes #sunflowers
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Wednesday, August 23
My friend @adogslife13 asked me to play along with her #sustainablesoul project this year and I'm super excited to finally share my blog post with you! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #sustainable #organicgardening
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The beauty of nature really embodies this quote, how lovely the silence of growing things. Nature is perfect for every single person: a deaf person can see the beauty, a blind person they can smell the beauty of the flowers and feel the wonders of the earth.
Check out the other amazing artists playing along with this fun project here:
Sustainable Souls Project from Catherine Scanlon on Vimeo.
Nature, or what we often refer to as our lovely green spaces; are there for us. But are we always there for them? Do you reach for harsh chemicals that will harm the animals, the beneficial bugs or other things that live and grow in your green space to take care of a pest or issue that is threatening your green space?
Here are my helpful hints that you can try first if you have any of these problems in your garden:
Ants or other Exo Skeleton Bugs: sprinkle diatomaceous earth over the spot where the ants are living. Around the earth or the rocks and really sprinkle it in there. This is harmful to the ants because it does something to their exoskeleton and they dehydrate and die. Diatomaceous earth is what is used for a pool filter.
Slugs: while we love coffee, slugs do not! Sprinkle coffee grounds or a coffee solution on the ground and around your plants that may have a slug problem, slugs do not like the acid in the coffee grinds and will turn away when they encounter it.
Tomato Hornworm: sadly, the only natural way I have found to get rid of the hornworm is to pick it off the plant. The part about the hornworm that breaks my heart is it creates a lovely, lovely month. It's such a double edge sword, but since I want tomatoes to grow I will sacrifice these interesting moths.
Weeds: pull them out by hand or spritz a vinager/water mixture on them. If that doesn't work, try bleach and water. The harmful effects of bleach dissipate into the air after a few minutes. Also, mulching with a thick layer of pine mulch helps stop the weeds.
Fertilizing: Always use organic versions, cow manure or your compost pile. Miracle Gro has a lot of bad stuff in it, and is definitely not a good choice for vegetables, but I always spend a little more and get an organic version.
Epsom Salt: also known as magnesium sulfate; "helps speed up plant growth, increase a plants nutrient uptake, deter pests, increase flavor of fruit and veggies, plus increase the output of vegetation."
Lime: if you find that your tomatoes have a weird brown rotten spot on the end that starts as it gets bigger and by the time it is ripe enough to eat, your earth has a calcium deficiancy and you can amend the dirt with a little lime. This is a deficiency in the earth that causes the tomato to get Blossom End Rot. In the fall after I have cleaned up all of my vegetable beds I sprinkle and work in a generous application of lyme into the earth. You can also take your soil to a local gardening center to have them test to see what you need to add to make your soil better.
You can make a difference and protect our precious earth! Before you reach for the harsh chemicals, take a minute to look on Pinterest or Google what your garden problem is and I'm sure that you will find and natural way to solve the problem, if in the end you still have it then reach for the chemicals, but use these chemicals very very sparingly and take the safety precautions seriously. Not only do they kill the bad stuff -- but they also kill the good things like the bees, the butterflies, the birds and all of the other beautiful things that you enjoy in your garden.
Thanks for joining me today for this fun project!
Friday, August 18
Feeling really satisfied with my breakfast -- I made everything! Paleo Granola, Paleo Cherry Compote and Paleo Coconut Cream Yogurt with some @goodmixfoods on the bottom for good measure! Totally delicious! I used my Instant Pot for the yogurt, best ever! #Paleo #healthyfood #itswhatsforbreakfast
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Thursday, August 17
Gather your Joy. Surround yourself with people that want to be around you, life is short and way to short to worry about people unfollowing you. #cancersucks #ihatecancer #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #paperquilt #watercolorquilt #watercolor #imperfect #lifeisshort
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Tuesday, August 15
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I've ALWAYS admired quilts and people that can work magic with fabric and a sewing machine. I simply don't have the patience for it. I recently visited my Aunt who has terminal cancer and she's also an avid and extremely talented quilter! She's been on my mind since we came home, and I've been working on this as I think of her -- while my points on paper aren't as perfect as her points on fabric -- I'm pretty happy with how this is turning out so far. #cancersucks #ihatecancer #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #quiltingonpaper #quiltinglove #watercolor #watercolorink #watercolorquilt
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Wednesday, August 9
Do you remember the first time you created something that lit your heart on fire? That gave you a purpose, a direction, a reason to do what makes your heart happy? I do. I was laying on the couch, sick with the flu playing with drawing some things to fight the boredom of lying down. I drew this thing, this beautiful paisley pattern that filled the paper. I couldn't stop looking at it and loving my work -- I think it might have been the VERY first time I looked at my lines and realized they were good and I have not stopped drawing and inking pages upon pages -- sketchbook after sketchbook -- notebooks and anything I find handy to write on. What was your moment? #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #breareese #breareeseglitterink #breareesewatercolor #illustration #rememberwhyyoustarted #rememberwhy
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Tuesday, August 1
Head on over to the @my_artc YouTube channel and get some answers to your questions about #art-c #waterbrushes in a short video I created for them! You can find the link to the video in their profile! #watercolor #catherinescanlon #catherinepoolerdesigns #betheflower
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Friday, July 28
It there ever was a drink mixing contest with @bulleit whiskey I might just win it with this yummy raspberry concoction. I think I'll call it the #raspberrybulleit
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Thursday, July 27
#Paleo #Granola, fresh blueberries and cashew milk! Delicious breakfast! #healthyfood #healthybreakfast #healthyeating #creativecooking #myownrecipe
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Packing up some art to go to new homes, love this part! All my 5x7 paintings come with an 8 x 10 white mat, backer board, and a cellophane bag to keep it safe. Most of the art I post is available for sale, message me if you are interested. #CatherineScanlon #CatherineScanlonDesigns #FlowersOfInstagram #Flowers #Watercolor #FineArt #StarvingArtist
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Wednesday, July 26
Starting with the background first! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #flowers #flowersofinstagram #watercolor #wildflower #watercolorink #strathmoreart
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Monday, July 24
The Iris is done and I love it. The piece on the left I've been working, reworking and adding details here and there for a few weeks now -- I'm finally gonna give up on it and say it's not so great but it's as finished as I'm going to get it. You win some you lose some -- but in the end I tried and that's really almost care about. #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #flowers #waterbrush #watercolor #watercolorink #watercolorflower #flowersofinstagram
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Sunday, July 23
Slow sundays are the best, art, cooking, a visit with my Mom and gazing at my garden - the perfect day! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #watercolor #waterbrush #strathmoreart #watercolorink #watercolorink #clematis #flowersofinstagram
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#Paleo #Granola for the win! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #creativecooking #healthyfood
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All paintings go through an ugly stage, a place where I'm really unhappy about how it looks. This one is there, right now. The trick is not to give up but to continue because they usually become beautiful at one point. Also, using a permanent ink for the background once the light pink was completely dry so there wouldn't be any black blooms or dark spits on my clematis. #catherinescanlondesigns #catherinescanlon #flowersofinstagram #waterbrush #watercolor #Higginsblackmagic #watercolorink #watercolorflower #strathmoreart @strathmoreart
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Saturday, July 22
I have 5 palettes going right now -- and I'm taking a break because it's kinda hot out! #catherinescanlondesigns #catherinescanlon #flowersofinstagram #watercolorflower #watercolor #watercolorink #watercolorflower #waterbrush
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Good bye for now my colorful painting, the garden weeds are calling! Posting this for my sweet friend @sunnyspotstudio to be inspired to paint something today! 👩🏻🎨#catherinescanlondesigns #catherinescanlon #watercolor #flowersofinstagram #watercolorflower #challengingeachother #getsomepaintingdone
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Friday, July 21
OMG -- I had my reservations about what this would taste like -- but it is delicious! I made some modifications to the #paleoperfected #sweetpotatohummus recipe -- like the way I cooked the potato and not using the sesame seeds -- I also added calamata olives and used avocado oil -- but this is so so so good. And, my cucumber is still hot from the sun! @testkitchen thanks for a super great book!
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Thursday, July 20
Monday, July 17
I think I'm gonna have to call this one done! I love when beautiful things just happen on my paper with my hand and heart as the guide! #tigerlily #watercolorink #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #watercolor #waterbrush #watercolorflower #watercolorink #strathmoreart #flowersofinstagram #flowers @strathmoreart
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Check out this fun chart I made for Breakfast Reese! #Repost @brea_reese (via @repostapp) ・・・ Happy Monday, folks. What better way to start your week than with a little technique review? Try one, try them all and don't forget to share with us! #breareese #breareeseglitterink #breareesewatercolor #breareeseacrylics #breareesemarkers #breareesebrushes #makestuff #handmade #art🎨 #artistsoninstagram #watercolor #watercolorpainting
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Sunday, July 16
Because Sunday, 2 for #sundaystylevibes #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #watercolor #waterbrush #watercolorink #watercolorpainting @strathmoreart @brea_reese
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Sunday, July 9
How lovely to see all these gorgeous cards using my #artgonewild stamps created by the sweetest @michellepaolercioborsack!! THANK YOU Michelle, and be sure to check out her feed, click through to her blog for a little give-away!
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Happy Sunday friends! #catherine #catherinescanlondesigns #catherinescanlon #waterbrush #watercolor #texture #art
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Saturday, July 8
Friday, July 7
Today is Day 3 of Michelle Borsack's week of cards using my stamps and I thought I'd also share a quick Time Lapse I created using the same stamp she's featuring today! This is the Floral Trio Bracket Frame, and you can find it right here on the Art Gone Wild Website!
Make sure that you check out Michelle's beautiful card using this same stamp, I think you'll love her take on it! Here's the link to her blog post for Day 3 of her week of Catherine stamps, and make sure you stop by, she MAY have something special for you to try and win!
Thanks for dropping by today, have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for dropping by today, have a wonderful weekend.
Wednesday, July 5
I'm so blessed to have talented friends that like my stamps! The lovely Michelle Borsack of Bellissima Cards is featuring my stamps this whole week -- she has created some beautiful cards that you aren't going to want to miss!
Here's the link to today's set of cards:
Make sure you stop by and leave a comment, she's going to have a few sets to give out!
Thanks so much for dropping by, have a wonderful day!
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