Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Creativity Saturday!

I FINALLY got around to making some cards over the weekend!  My mom needed some for some church members and I got out my MISTI and had some fun!  All are using stamps from Penny Black. To color the images, I used Tombow Dual Brush pens and to stamp the sentiments, I used VersaFine Clair inks.

I had such a good time using these Penny Black stamps, I had to get some more.  As soon as they arrive, I will be back at it!









Monday, June 8, 2020

Baby Shower Goodies

My mom and I just recently went to a baby shower for my oldest niece. I made a card and mom and I had so much fun decorating the present. If someone had recorded us, they could have made money on America's Funniest Home Videos!  I spent most of my time inside the large box trying to tie knots in the string that we used as a "clothesline." What a hoot. The present got lots of fun comments at the shower!

Card to match the present.

Our fun packaging.  Goodies both inside and out!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Wow!  I didn't realize how long it has been since I have posted anything! My life has been so busy with work. I have also started online classes to receive a certification of American Records through the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. That has kept me very busy.

I haven't had much time to be "creative," but I will try to do better. I had to look WAY back in my photos to find any that I have not yet posted. Here they are!

The first one is a birthday card for my mom. I used a Mo's Digital Pencil image and colored it with colored pencils on craft paper. Her images are absolutely some of my favorite to color!!


The next card was for my brother's birthday (I think). He loves his comfy chair and these stamps from Rosie's Roadshow seemed to fit the bill.


This last one was my Christmas/Holiday Card for 2019. I can't remember the company who made the stamp. I needed something I could do quickly as I had many to send!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Zentangle Tile

Most of my friends know that I have been dabbling with Zentangle for quite some time. Up until this point, I haven't shared any of my tiles.  The process of Zentangle is very calming and a type of meditative drawing for me. It is also a very personal expression of a moment in time when the tile was created. I thought it was time to share with others. I love that there are endless possibilities and tangles that can be used.  Plus the names of the tangles (patterns) are very fun!  No matter what kind of crazy might be happening around me, when I focus on my tile, the whole world fades away and I become "one with the paper." I know that is cheesy...but it is true. I hope some day to take one of the official CZT training classes in Rhode Island.

Hope you enjoy this tile.  I promise to share more often!

The tangles used in this tile are: Marasu, Caviar and Nzeppel.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Birthday Couple


My mom requested a card for a couple that shares the same birthday. I had fun coloring this Mo Manning digital stamp on kraft paper with my Polychromos pencils. Hope they continue to share many birthdays to come!


Tweet Birthday Card


I made this card for my mom's birthday.  I thought the image was so sweet. The digital stamp is from one of my favorite artists Mo Manning. She has such a variety of really unique images and they are so much fun to color! This one was printed on kraft paper and colored with my Polychromos colored pencils.

Happy Birthday MOM!



Stork Delivery


My mom asked for a card recently for a co-worker and I had some fun with this one.  The image is an old one I had printed out many years ago and had never completed. I can't remember which company...It was colored with Copic markers. I found the patterned papers, ribbon and buttons in my stash.