My granddaughter, Hannah, gave me some polka-dotted paper out of a pad she got on clearance at WalMart. She knows I am a sucker for polka dots… just love ’em! My taste is a little too fluffy for her; she was after the very retro patterns in the paper pad. Continue reading
I got a lovely comment from Karen at Word Art Wednesday (here) who invited me to participate in the challenge Word Art Wednesday sponsors, the current one being #176 (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com). This invitation came along right at the same time that I was attempting to recreate a flower from a tutorial on Becca Feekin’s blog, Amazing Paper Grace. Continue reading
It is always Pink Time for me!! I love pink: light or dark or hot pink…
I’d had in mind to do a couple of what I call “Eastern European” style cards. I am subscribed to three sites that originate in that part of the world. Thankfully, the blogs translate from what it says on my screen is Russian to English. It still takes a little imagination to understand that type of direct translation but I get the drift and the projects on these sites are breathtaking. Continue reading
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Tagged all occasion, beads, Card, clocks, crystals, feminine, flowers, lace, pearls, pink, Shabby chic, white
It may seem like a strange title but this card does seem to me to be the icing on the cake… goodies galore..!! Continue reading
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Tagged all occasion, Blue, Card, crystal, crystals, feminine, flowers, gold, lace, pearls, ribbon, Shabby chic, Shabby Chick, sparkles, turquoise, white
The ladies in my Paper Crafting Workshop decided they would like to enter a drawing that Michael’s is conducting… first prize: a trip to Paris, France! To participate one must create a project with Paris as the theme, anything from cakes to quilts! So, I searched out everything in my craft room that was Paris related and pulled together the bits for a tag.
Being a great believer in using what I have whenever possible… and dreading a fruitless search through our three local big-box craft stores (or online)… I decided we would make our own Paris-themed background paper. Continue reading
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Tagged all occasion, black, Carte Postale, clock, Eiffel Tower, feminine, fleur de lis, flowers, gift tag, Paris, pink, ribbon, sparkle, tag, victorian
With one thing and another over the past 9 months, my paper crafts class has acquired a truly lovely group of ladies who like to spend as much time chatting with one another as they do crafting… kindred spirits, one and all!
In our July session, I wanted to try something a little less structured; something that involved personal creativity. I had already seen, again and again, little sparks of creativity that excited me as their teacher. Continue reading
I have been having a wonderful time teaching a paper crafting class at my local senior center for the last many months. Continue reading
Posted in art, papercraft
Tagged black, Blue, gold, green, lace, ladybug, mixed media, rust, tag, Watercolor
Some time back, six months ago to be exact, I got a wonderful birthday present from the DH. He likes to give wonderful (and reasonably priced) gifts but just doesn’t have a clue about what that might be for me at any one time. I decided a long time ago that my pride could handle giving him some specific direction on what I really wanted.
Enter the beautiful set of Spellbinder’s Edge Dies. There are three in the set; you are seeing two of them here. I had been coveting these for a long time. There are several styles and I wanted one that would be of universal use to me. This was my choice. Continue reading
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Tagged all occasion, aqua, birthday, Card, dots, feminine, floral, flower, hello, mothers day, note, pearl, ribbon, Shabby chic, white
The Shabby Tea Room has a challenge this week that just fits with something I have been working on lately. This will be my submission for Challenge #222.
I am subscribed to two great blogs from ladies in Eastern Europe. Having seen examples of many creations on their websites, I see that they have a style that I really like a lot. One could just call it “Shabby Chic” or “Vintage” but there is something more that distinguishes their overall style; something a bit intangible that puts them in a category all their own. And I have been trying to capture it for some of my own creations. Continue reading