Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another Day, Another Dollar

I'm so blessed to have my job, especially in a time when so many do not. My husband lost his job in November, and we've had to tighten the belt like so many. At the same time, we are ok. I get worried from time to time about things but I remember that when I was a single parent for 16 years, God never let my family down. I don't expect that will change now.

I still create my cards, still have my head filled with all these new card ideas, or find a technique that I MUST try that keeps me going every day, along with a house full of animals that I call "my babies". I 'll have to pull out the brag photos and showcase them in their finest.

For now, here's a Mother's Day card I really enjoy. It reminds me of a pretty spring dress in periwinkle scattered with flowers. Mother's Day could't have come at a better time of the year.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I'm past the stage of wanting to rear babies, but never tire of their innocence, their beauty, and their smell. I think the celebration of an upcoming birth is the best party to attend.

I came across some really pretty vellum paper a few years ago, screened with pearlized bibs baby shoes and bottles, and decided to create some baby shower invites. I found the perfect checkered paper and use it to back the vellum. Printing on the vellum came out better than I imagined it would. Instead of using ribbon to hold the vellum in place, I opted for brads, and they came out really cute. I listed these on Ebay and they sold like crazy! They were cute and whimsical while being elegant at the same time. I'm still hoping the remaining paper I have of this will be put to good use; I only have enough left to make 15 invites. I do have some smaller pieces of this paper, and may offer some matching thank you cards.