August 29, 2010
I had fun using some new P.T.I. goodies...Tin type impression plate( I just love their impression plates) and my new favourite vintage cream cardstock. My favourite blank canvas for cards; just the perfect hue of cream-the best weight of cardstock. This satisfies my creamy card stock lovin' crafty soul...
I promise to post more regularly..now that I am over my illness. I have been itching to get back in the studio and finish up some projects.
Stay tuned.. lots of fun cards and projects are on the way
Thanks for visiting,
August 11, 2010
All that aside, one of my closest friends recently got engaged. I am so happy for him; we go way back-our parents knew each other before we came along; we even dated once. D is one of my best friends, an extended family member of our clan...I don't know what I would have done without our long chats, his advice through the years...he's one of those friends you keep in your corner for life...
Congrats D, and welcome to the (extended) family R..
Best of luck
August 10, 2010
I always enjoy looking at the pages all together. I often look at them individually and think they are not going to 'fit' with the others, as they are all unique, but then I put them all together and my heart sings.. I love how bits of trim poke out, each layer is different from the next... it's why I always take a picture of the album like the one above... it's pure paper lovin'...
A special treatment to each page is the addition of its own corner.. a crocheted base with added embellishments..all different, none the same as the other...
A library pocket holds a journal tag memory... it takes me back to the days of being a kid and checking out library books.. how I loved that...
As I add to my mini album I will share the pages with you.
Until then, thanks for visiting..
August 8, 2010
I remember the days of writing to pen-pals; impatiently anticipating a return letter in the post box, writing about anything and everything. Those envelopes adorned with postage stamps of another country...what happened to those days?It seems that now-a-days we are all too busy to take the time to write a little note, tuck in an envelope and send it out to brighten someones day.
Part of the reason I love making cards is to revitalize those days of old, to make someone's day with a card and a handwritten gem tucked inside. I know how much it makes me happy to find one in my post box.. a little ray of sunshine..
Very versatile, it can add that much needed embellishment without being too overpowering... I promise these frames have a delicious shimmer to them in person.. They have left the comfort of my studio and have been sent out with thoughts of birthday celebrations, and an uplifting message to a friend going through hard times..hopefully bringing a little joy into their day...
Thinking of a simpler time,