Simply Saturday…watercolor wishing well and a little news

Simply Saturday. Saturdays should be simple right? It is always such a busy week rushing around. So this is a simple little design I created using a Thomas Kinkade stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I love these stamps! So intricate but really easy to use in many ways. Really! This design went together very quickly with a little watercoloring, the Make a Wish Cottage Vignette stamp and some patterned paper by Webster’s.

As for my news…I’m so excited to share it with you! Cornish Heritage Farms has offered me the position of Design Team Coordinator. I’m so excited to be working for Richard and Liz and to be working closely with Lisa Strahl and Keri Sereika. I can’t wait to start on Monday, working with the very talented designers of both CHF Design Teams, the Fresh Faces Design Team and the Thomas Kinkade Design Team. When Lisa phoned me a week ago, I have to tell you I was just blown away. 🙂 Some of you may know that Lisa held the position of Design Team Coordinator until now. Lisa now holds the position of Art Director for CHF…perfect for her creative genius. Congrats Lisa!

Watercolor Wishing Well


For this design, I started with a very simple 4.25″ square card base in Very Vanilla cardstock. The patterned paper is layered over top and is by Webster’s Pages…their paper is so gorgeous! You need to check it out! for my simple image, the Make a Wish Cottage vignette was simply stamped onto some more Very Vanilla and watercolored in with my Stampin Up dye inks. Because of all the beautiful shaded detail in this stamp, the image pretty much shades itself…just roughly add in the color. To add in some simple embellishments…I added an eyelet at each corner of the matted vignette and then tied a piece of beautiful Cream May Arts ribbon and inserted a little circular clip when I was tying it.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

33 responses to “Simply Saturday…watercolor wishing well and a little news

  1. BEAUTIFUL! This is the only TK stamp i purchased. Love that, for me and my “skills”, it looks so fabulous just inked and stamped. 😀

    Once again, congrats! to you all at CHF!

  2. Now that’s not “a little news”, it’s HUGE!! Congratulations! I’m really enjoying my TK stamps and can’t wait to see what else is coming up from CHF; Best of Luck to you! The card is beautiful by the way!

  3. Congratulations Julia!!! You are perfect for the position and I am so excited for you!! BTW, your card is just beautiful!!!


  4. Congrats Julia on your position with CHF! They couldn’t have picked a better person! I read your blog daily (I am not the type to leave messages usually), try your weekly challenges on SCS and just have learned so much from you. Oh, and this card is just beautiful!!

  5. Gorgeous card. I’ll send my second congratulations. What’s the difference between an Art Director and a Design Team Coordinator??

  6. Karen (Karen Stamps! on scs)

    Lovely card! And congratulations on your new position at CHF! I’m sure they have only an inkling of the wonderful things you can do. Best wishes for this new endeavour!

  7. Congratulations Julia! What exciting news—you so deserve this! Your card is stunning!!!

  8. I am so excited to be working with you Julia. Congrats to you. You are an amazing designer and papercrafter and a Canadian to boot *lol* Welcome to the CHF Team.

  9. Congratulations on your new position- well deserved honor and I’m sure you’ll do quite well!

  10. Congratulations on being named Design Team Coordianator at CHF. That is great. I love visiting your blog and seeing all your creations.
    JoAnn B.

  11. Congratulations, Julia! You’ll be great at it:)

  12. Congratulations! This is a well deserved! Your designs are absolutely beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing with us!

  13. I saw this in some CHF news this morning. CONGRATULATIONS Julia. What a wonderful opportunity, and I’m sure you’ll do a wonderful job.

  14. YEA FOR YOU JULIA! I’m turning cartwheels on your behalf! CHF made an excellent & I mean excellent choice! Gorgeous card by the way!

  15. Congratulations both to you and to CHF! Seems like it’s a win-win deal 🙂 I can’t wait to see what wonders you’ll create for them…and us!

  16. Beautiful card Julia and congratulations on your new endeavor!

  17. Congratulations Julia! It is well deserved and I can’t wait to see the results! Beautiful card!

  18. Wow! Congrats on your new position! You are perfect for the job! I am really falling in love with the new look of CHF’s!

  19. Congratulations Julia, well deserved! You have talent that should be used! tfs

  20. Mary Ann (mastamper on SCS)

    Congratulations on your new position! I’ve always admired your work both here and on SCS.

  21. Congratulations! You’ll be a great asset to them.

  22. Best wishes on your new endeavor Julia! You’ll be great!

  23. Beautiful card, Julia! Love how you colored the image, and the ribbon with the swirl is perfect! Congrats on your new position! You will be fabulous! 🙂

  24. Julia, congrats! I was so pleased when I heard the news. CHF is getting a true treasure. I know your mom’s smiling down on you.

    Blessings in your new venture.

  25. Congratulations on your new position. You certainly deserve it. CHF has awesome stamps. Your T. K. card is gorgeous!

  26. Congrats on the new position, Julia! Love this card, the coloring is so pretty!

  27. Beautiful card, Julia, and congrats on the new position — it will be great working with someone we know!

  28. This is so, SO beautiful!!

  29. Beautiful Julia!! Big congrats on your new job!! You are perfect for that position.

  30. Congratulations, my dear!! What wonderful news….you will be perfect for the job!! I’m SO happy for you!! Oh and your card is gorgeous….as if I needed to tell you that!!

  31. Gorgeous card……and congratulations on your new position at CHF!! Awesome news!!

  32. What exciting news!! Congratulations to you!

  33. Oh my goodness, I’m just catching up on past blogs and read the news! Congratulations Julia! That is such exciting news! If you can do all this in a small corner of one room, I can’t wait to see what you come up with in your new stamping room!!!

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