This Christmas wreath is made of clothes pins and washi tape. It was a lot of fun to make and I am happy with the results. This wreath is a gift to my good friend, Linda.
Winter is my favorite time of year! Snowflakes are a passion of mine. No flake is the same and I find this amazing. I love the way the flakes shine and sparkle in the sun. What is better than a snowflake wreath?
This is Scout, a goldendoodle. His mother is a golden retriever and his father is a standard white poodle. Scout is enormous, his nickname is Clifford (the big red dog). Scout means the world to me. I really love him (except when he barks at falling leaves, pulls me across the lawn barking at a passing dog, eats sponges and pencils)! Here are a few of my favorite pics.
Ann from All Things Paper.net had a tutorial on her blog. I loved doing these geometric designs. If I had more time, I would have added some beads or gems, but nevertheless, sometimes simple is better. Searching the internet, I found several geometric designs that I will be trying. Stay tuned.
Though the month of February is usually gray (this year it is white), Valentine’s Day brings us that warm fuzzy feeling of friendship and love. For my little ones in school, I made simple pop up cards. I can’t wait until they open them! For my special friends at Waveny, I made 45 more cards with a hint of vintage.
I have always loved to sew. Paper embroidery can be tricky, each stitch has its own place. If one stitch is improperly placed, the whole image is ruined. Being detail-oriented and a perfectionist, it takes me a bit longer to produce an embroidered card. Here are a few cards I have done.
There is no one who loves snow more than me! The energy created in anticipation of a snowstorm is so exciting! Every news station has a different estimated amount of snow and I look at all of them, switching back and forth. Watching the snow–large flakes, small flakes, mixed precipitation reminds me that each snowflake is different and special. What really strikes me is in the beginning (and end) of the movie “The Grinch”, it is snowing. The view of each flake gets closer and closer, until finally in a microscopic flake is Whoville. Here we are on planet earth, a speck in the universe. I find it mind-boggling!
Snow is special to me because the glistening of the fallen snow reminds me of my childhood. It brings back happy memories of making snow angels, snowmen, snow forts, ice slides, ice sculptures and skiing through narrow trails. I have made several snowflake cards using different techniques. I thought I would share a few.