Sunday, March 23, 2014


I've put my scraps to good use!  A lady in our Sunday school class has a daughter working in a cancer center at the hospital and told us what her daughter was doing and would like to continue doing.  She is giving small cards to her cancer patients just letting them know that she cares and so do many others.  The mother told her daughter she would ask her Sunday school class if anyone would help contribute cards...........enter me!  On the inside of my little cards is a Bible verse and our class and church address is on the back.  If Christa cares to write something personal there is room.  This is just a few of the many I've made and I'm going to continue with these if they serve her purpose.  I'm thankful for the opportunity to help this young nurse and her care ministry!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Another Sweet Bird!

It sure can't be said that I don't love my birds!  This is a second card that I created with Bits and Bobs that were on my ART table.  It will go to a friend to use as she wants...a swap card!  This morning there was a most beautiful red bird on our lamp post.  I went outside after lunch and the fattest robin I think I have ever seen was on the top rail of our swing!  Just a lovely bird watch day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

March ATC

    I found this cute image for St Patrick's Day online and decided it was "the one" to use for my March ATC...rather cute isn't she???  I added the larger shamrock to her dress and my ATC was complete. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Black Magic - Trying a New Technique!

This is my first try using the Black Magic technique - I had to do it my way first and that was while stamping it in white on black as required...I had to color the image with chalks.  You are suppose to use colored pencils!  I dressed the tag up a bit and used some added layers.

This is my second try and I did use colored pencils to color the white image.  I'm the first to admit that I'm no good with colored pencils and that is why I usually use chalks.  I added the photo corners and attached it to a printed background.  Do you have a favorite???  If so, which is your choice???
I must admit that I also tried this technique using a butterfly stamp...which turned out so horrible that it is now in the trash, but I did try coloring it with markers and it was terrible!  But, I had fun trying!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sharing February ART

This is my tag using the brick background technique.

My Spring card set featuring green.

This is my pastel ATC card.

Monday, January 20, 2014

My January ART

   It has been great fun to create this month and to swap with friends.  Most of what I've done so far has to do with Valentine's and I went to my favorite Ophelia stamp - I always enjoy using her and letting her be the center of focus.  I truly loved featuring her on my swaps this month.  The tag is aged I'm not sure the maker but I do remember they came on a 12 x 12 sheet and they were of various colors.  I chose the red one to highlight the season of love - it is double sided and the cupid was perfect for the backside.  My heart card started off as two individual hearts - the front side was placed in an embossing folder and I love that you can see clearly the embossed hearts.  The front is scored so you can lift it and see Happy Valentine's Day on the inside.  The ATC is done on scrap paper - love using unexpected papers but you have to admit that Ophelia looks good on it.  Lace was to be used on the card and this through me until I decided paper lace was fine. 
   I don't have nearly the play time that I use to, but I love nothing more than to get out paper and ink and just create!  
   If you click on each individual picture, you'll get a better view.  Enjoy your day! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Forward to the New Year!

I'm truly looking forward to the New Year - I've already made a list of my New Year resolutions and figure that if I end up breaking them, I'll have at least put forth a good attempt to succeed in them!
How's that for a positive 2014 attitude?  I wanted to share a Winter card I created using one of my 5x7 embossing folders...I'm so glad they are increasing the layout size as I love to use them but most of my cards need the 5x7 size.  I actually have two other new ones but haven't even taken them out of their package yet...I'll get to them soon!  The snow covered trees were lifted off of a Christmas card someone sent me years ago...something I loved and kept.  I only added a little extra sparkle to the gold one out front.  I've mandated myself to create my own fun ART each and every month and put them into a journal labeled ART - 2014.  Another goal of mine!
Hope it's a good day for everyone!