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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
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
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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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