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.
Today I thought I would share a pyramid card I made. This technique produces an effective result! To make this card, I printed out several copies of the same picture, and then methodically cut each picture smaller and smaller. With each layer, I added foam tape. This card I made for a horse-loving friend. Leave a comment if you like this technique!
This pretty little design has been used as symbols for many things. Traditionally, the French royalty used the fleur de lis (meaning flower lily) as well as the British Kings in their coat of arms. It has been used symbolically in religion and the boy scout logo! I made this card with plastic from a strawberry container–I am recycling!