Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Anniversary in Red White & Blue

My work is and has been for many years now sold in a local shop Lake Tahoe Holidays here in town. Over the years, the owner Keri and I have become friends, and last year they celebrated their 10th anniversary – July 4th. I created this for them and am just now sharing it. Hooking up with How Sweet the Sound hosted by Beverly for Pink Saturday’s “Let’s Celebrate”!! I’m also hooking up to Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #75 “Anything but a Card, and Ribbon” They posted the challenge one day after I posted this ~ but I’m hooking up anyway (rules are there is no back posting ~ but again, I’m not really interested in winning anything, just want to take part.

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Happy Pink Saturday, Happy 4th of July and Take care


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Red White & Blue Forever

Ellen Clapsaddle is one of my most favorite artists ever. I use a lot of her images in my work and never tire of seeing them, touching them, glittering them, and surrounding them with bits and pieces of vintageness – is that a word?  What I do know of her is very little, but she is one I would have loved to have met and soak in as much of her artistic mind as possible. I hope in some small and humble way, my work is a tribute to her.

I made these a few weeks back and had not posted them yet, so it has worked out well, as Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a new challenge using polka dots and as luck would have it, I had recently purchased some polka dot ribbon from them that I used one the first one of my projects. If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit their shop, please do so as their ribbon really IS reasonable and they have a beautiful and varied selection.

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…and one more, although it does not have polka dots – however it does have the lovely stripe ribbon from them ~ they have some great ribbons for your patriotic projects. ~ I ordered several others besides what you see here – really some cute ones for babies.

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And as I do not know when I will be posting again, a couple more items I’ve made this season, both for Lake Tahoe Holidays and my own Etsy shop.

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And one last banner

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Take care,


Monday, June 10, 2013

For Dad….

My Father has been gone for many many years and neither of my children ever got to meet him or be surrounded by his love.  And even after all these years (approx. 52) I still miss him. But, I do have some wonderful and loving  memories of him – one of those being spending time together in the garden – planting and weeding, catching dragonflies on my finger and marveling at that beautiful quiet iridescence. I’m sure that is why, along with birds ~ gardening and dragonflies are amongst my very most favorite things in life.

A few cards for Father’s Day and some for any occasion for the men in our lives. I’m hooking up to The Kraft Journal for the use of Kraft cardstock (many of these are based on the Kraft cardstock as well), Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #62 for Father’s Day, and Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #73 Masculine with Ribbon or Trim.

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And some for Lake Tahoe Holidays

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Happy Father’s Day Dad ~ I miss you.