Breezy Day


My paper crafting class has been keeping me ever so busy these days!  This is the project I designed and created for our first class in July.

It reminds me so much of my youth…  For most of my young life, we hung laundry out on rope lines in the yard to dry. When I was about ten years old, it became one of my chores in the summer months.  I had been pulling clothes off the line and stacking them in a basket for mother after school since I was six or seven but hanging them was a much bigger responsibility and heftier task. Continue reading

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Victorian Mother’s Day Card


Before the day is come and gone, I thought I had better get the card that I made for Mother’s Day on my blog!  This design is based on the design by Becca Feeken at her site  I love the simplicity of the black and white with just a touch of beige.  The swirl of pearls was the icing on this cake! Continue reading

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Sheepy Easter


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

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The Lord Liveth –


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 (  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

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Pink Time In Effect Here…

Pink Policy copy

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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The Icing on the Cake

Eastern Blue copy

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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Dreaming of Paris!

ParisTag (3) copy copy

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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Belly Band for a Card Box

AquaBellyBand copy

I love very dimensional cards and have found a way to mail them that suits me… finally! Continue reading

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Artists Over 50


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

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Watercolor Tag


I have been having a wonderful time teaching a paper crafting class at my local senior center for the last many months. Continue reading

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