Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paper Take Challenge - “Free For All” Card

Since I’m feeling creative and have the opportunity to fit in a card again I decided to whip up a challenge card as I needed to make one for a friend.  I based it on -

Paper Take Challenge - “Free For All” - (I could choose to do any sketch I wanted) so I chose to base mine off

SKETCH #72 (this card by Lisa)

Here’s my take:

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Supplies:

MME - Blush 6 x 6, MME - Follow Your Heart by Rhonna Farrer,

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I used lace stick on ribbon, sheer ribbon, flowers, a button, gems and lots of diamond glaze and wink of stella. 

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Seize the Birthday - Tag! (and a FREE file for you)

 

I don’t think I can ever remember not blogging for an entire month!  How I’ve missed it - missed YOU visiting!   In case you don’t already know I have been on a very sad journey as my Father in Law passed away suddenly - so I took time out to be with my family.  He was a wonderful man - the sort you think “he’s like the PERFECT role model I’d choose to be a father figure in my life”. 

It has been a very beautiful journey.  I’ve drawn closer to the women in my family and also those surrounding my family - friends.  Women stick together.  We need each other.  Our family is blessed to have a network of incredible, beautiful, strong and lovely women who step in when life tosses us a curve. 

 

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Women, who in our time of sadness, brought us food - and hugged us, feeding our bodies and souls.  Who offered us whatever support they could.  Who included me into their daily walks and made me feel like an “old friend” already.

And my amazing family of women, each in their own way a true treasure.  I feel I can never thank them enough for what they’ve done for me.  For my Mother in Law who is such a strong and independent example to me.  She is a tower of strength. My Sister in Law, Aunts, cousins and nieces.  Each one shone in a special way to me during this trial.  I am at total peace knowing my Mom is surrounded by a terrific community of caring women.

And now I’m home again.  I feel like a completely different person and its taken me a while to get back to a place of feeling creative.  I took a challenge with my sister Nina last night…

TAG - You’re It!

Though we are given the option to make a “plain old” Birthday Card, I opted to make a tag one:

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FREE tag download

for your Silhouette cutting machine

I used paper from the Light Bright 6 x 6 inch pad from Colorbok.

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I also accented with a GellyRoll Clear Star pen around the hearts and added some gems for the final touch.

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1-May 2014 Blog - Lupine

Today’s 1 small thing is a picture of these beautiful spring flowers and a small poem to bring you peace, no matter what worries may be preying on your mind:

 

It may never happen…

How often have you tried

To set tomorrow’s pattern

With today as a guide?

 

How often have you panicked,

Dreading things to come,

Worried, and regretted

The things you may have done?

 

Yet, it may never happen,

So, why fret in vain,

Why cloud tomorrow’s sunshine

With un-promised rain?

by Anne Kreer

 

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