Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hey! Thanks Card

Hey! Thanks Card

 

Made using the May Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp

Made using the May Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp

My May Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp arrived Saturday afternoon as my husband and I were headed out for a coffee date. Naturally I had him drive so I could tear open the box and explore all the loveliness. But I didn’t get to really play with it until this morning, when I whipped up this card. Other than the tag, which I cut from manila card stock using a Tim Holtz die, and the Distress Marker I used to color in the “thanks” on the sentiment, everything is from the kit. It’s all pretty simple, but I think it’s kind of cute.

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A Postcard for a Good Cause

A Postcard for a Good Cause

There’s still time to purchase my original art post card from the Twitter Art Exhibit in Orlando, Florida. Your purchase benefits The Center for Contemporary Dance Special Needs classes. See my post card here, and send an email to twitterartexhibit@gmail.com to purchase. Each post card sells for $35, and I don’t make a dime. To see more post cards, visit the Archive.

Pen and Inktense pencils.

Pen and Inktense pencils.

Keeping It Simple

Keeping It Simple

Over at Simon Says Stamp, the challenge on the Wednesday Challenge Blog is to “keep it clean & simple.” I haven’t made a card in a week or two, so this challenge was right up my alley. They’re highlighting Hero Arts, so I used a Hero Arts ampersand stamp I picked up awhile ago and have barely used. The “I love you” and “I miss you” stamps and the enamel dots were all in Simon Says Stamp’s April Card Kit. I have my son who’s away at college and planning to move even farther away after graduation on my mind, so I went for a more masculine look.

Love You & Miss You Card

Art Journaling

Art Journaling

rest & trust

This is a page in my Documented Life Planner. The prompt for week 16 was to add cardboard from food packaging, so I used part of a box from some herbal tea I’d finished recently. I also included a tea tag and part of the (emptied) tea bag. It was relaxing tea, so “rest & trust” seemed the right message, and after a busy couple of weeks, I really needed the reminder. It will all work out, even if I take time to relax with a cup of tea at the end of the day. Maybe especially if I relax with a cup of tea at the end of the day.

The background to the page is from Gelli printed deli papers. A couple days ago I needed a break from people and from being a grown-up and took some time to do a bunch of Gelli prints. It’s always absorbing play that helps ground me.

Gelli prints

I used a few of the tags on our young people’s Easter baskets, and the rest will find their way into art journals, I expect. I have a stack of new lovely deli papers for collage. And, best of all, I finished feeling relaxed and refocused and happy, which is good for me and good for my family.

New Items in the Shop

New Items in the Shop

In the past week or so, I’ve added several new items to the shop. I’ve broadened my offerings beyond mixed-media art, including a set or 4 or 8 photo note cards with original photographs, as well as some altered spool photo display stands. I love these little spools and will definitely be making more to scatter about my home with recent pictures!

The photo note cards are professionally printed and blank inside. I think they’d work for all kinds of notes–thank yous, sympathy notes, birthdays, and the just-keeping-in-touch notes that mean so much in this age of email and Facebook greetings. I took all four of the photos while I was in Florida last month. Here are the four designs:

Willet at dawn

Sandpiper1

Sandpiper2

 

Willet Walking

I’m selling these in sets of four or eight; you save a little by buying the set of eight, which includes two of each design. I hope you like them!

The other new kind of item I’ve added are altered spool photo display holders. Click on the photo to go to its Etsy page:

Altered spool with heart

Altered spool with couple & heart

Altered spool with bird charm

Thanks for taking a look, and feel free to let me know what kinds of things you’d like to see here and in the shop in the coming days!