Get Well Soon Cards.

getwell (3)One of my good friends had an accident and broke her vertebrae this week and my sister had surgery this week. I hope they continue on the road to recovery and I made them cards with my Technique Tuesday stamps and Copics. I saw the idea on Sandy Allnock’s blog, but I decided to use the Copics to get more practice. I definitely plan to get my hands on some Zig Clean Color markers in the very near future.

Instagram Inspiration. St. Patrick’s Edition.

StPattysHappy St. Patrick’s Day! People in these parts are huge on the day, or maybe they are just big on drinking green beer. I think the cookies and cupcakes are cute, too, but I love the elements of this St. Patrick’s Day layout by @techniquetuesday.

Putting it all together.

IMG_20141121_194146I have been making cards for myself (and helping the kids with theirs) for years. I thought I had learned a lot, but in the past twelve months, I feel like I have learned exponentially where I had been learning additionally. I am still playing with, working with and adding to my portfolio the things I learned at my Copic class and that was almost a month ago. One of the things that really excites me is how I can try something out with this art collaboration and then turn around and apply an aspect to paper crafting. I love the way things can meld together now in terms of mixed media crafting and art. Here are some of the ideas on my Christmas Card drawing board. Stay tuned.

Day 319: Authenticity @ work

thankscard2I’m doing the last of my Autumn/Thanksgiving cards. I have my eye on some stamps and stuff for next year 🙂 Thanksgiving preparations are almost complete. My menu is done and I’ll be picking up everything I can in the coming week. I want the day to be a pleasant and memorable one for the whole family, so I am really trying to include dishes that are each person’s favorites. I think that in the past I was so focused on recreating the meal I grew up with that it was not necessarily the best one for my family. The goal this year is not perfection, but a happy moment that everyone can treasure. Then it will be time to get ready for Christmas.