Geometric Heart

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.

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Valentine Cards

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.

For my little ones

For my little ones

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Inside surprise!

Inside surprise!

Paper Embroidery

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.

Winter Snow

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.









Pyramid Cards

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!

Fleur de Lis

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!

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A NEW GAL ON THE BLO(CK)G

Thank you for your kind words, Linda. I am honored to be your friend, you are an inspiration as well.

A Bit Of Me LAC

Happy 2014 to everyone.  Hope you all are ready for a new year, new challenges, new ideas and lots of new creativity.  I don’t usually make any resolutions since I always tend to let them fall by the wayside.  I start with a bang and then fizzle out.  Guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

However, there are those of us who thrive with change.  One such person is my good friend, Robin.  She’s a fantastic artist and her work shows off her talents, which are many. She has been quite successful in her little corner of the world and has now expanded her talents to blogging.  Robin has such great, original ideas and seeing her work always inspires me.  And I know she’ll inspire you as well.  Take a peek at her new blog, ARTWORK BY ROBIN, and follow her journey.  You’ll be surprised, inspired and challenged…

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Turning Over a New Leaf

What exactly does this mean? According to Urban Dictionary, “turning over a new leaf” means to start a new life again. I see it as a positive change, one that easily lends itself to new years resolutions. Sometimes it takes a while to get there and other times it takes no time at all. Sometimes it takes a few tries to to achieve a goal. I love this photograph because it uses color as a catalyst.

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Rainy Day Boxes

Our toddlers love their “Rainy Day Boxes”! We put bits of fabric and paper, glitter glue, markers, stickers, popsicle sticks, pom poms, a glue stick, and paper into boxes and personalized each one with the child’s name. I got the idea from Kira (http://www.hernewleaf.com/) on Pinterest.
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my friends, family, and followers! 2014 is going to be an amazing year! Any resolutions? Leave me a comment below. My resolution is to focus and be in the moment.
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