Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day-2015

Sharing the valentines I made for my guys.  I think it's ironic that my stamped you're purrfect is not straight.  The image is from Art Impressions.  It's a front-back.  I love Valentines Day because there is a lot of red, a lot of hearts and a bunch of chocolate!

Used some Washi Tape and punches on this card.  .

The paper I used for this was Noir et Chic. Here I found a little video that just shows all the papers in this pack.  There is something out there for everything!
The back of the cat amuses me

Here is Tom's card. I saw a card on Pinterest that I liked and copied some elements from it.  The scroll stamp is from Autumn Leaves.  I tried to find a link for you and I believe they have closed.  Many places sell the stamps though if you just search for it on the internet. The little hearts are a punch I have.
More Washi tape to guide your eyes across the card.  The owl is from Art Impressions and the sentiment and heart are Taylored Expressions.  There are so many wonderful stamps out there that I just pick and choose from many, many companies. 

On Sam's card I used Taylored Expression paint strokes along with star and heart punches and it's all on craft paper.
We always loved the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare growing up.  I would always end the night with "I love you to the Moon and back", and he would one up me and say....Pluto!  I punched out a yellow circle for the moon and the punched a piece out of it to make the half moon.  The sentiment is an A Muse stamp.  The paper is from Glitz and it is just called Black and White.  It's nice and heavy with a double sided design. 

I hope you have a sweet and wonderful Valentines Day!

Thanks so much for stopping....from the bottom of my heart. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

God Doesn't Blink-Lesson 27

Always Choose Life
The Author Regina Brett starts this lesson out talking about the Walden by Henry David Thoreau.  She read this book while in tenth grade and a passage she remembers to this day is this:
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear."
Regina had two big things happen in her life that confirmed that choosing life is the best choice.  When she was 21 she found out she was pregnant and when she was 41 she found out she had cancer.  Of course her daughter was one of the best things that ever happened to her.  In her private world insider herself she felt joy at becoming a Mom and feeling that a new life is growing inside her. 
When she had cancer and was about ready to have treatments she wondered to herself  "maybe I won't take the treatments."  She liked feeling that way, having that choice, but the voice inside her kept saying "Choose Life".
When she has a decision to make like this she asks herself "what is the most life enhancing choice to make?
These things were one of the best things that could have happened to her.  Life took her down a path she didn't want to be on, but on those paths she realized the secret to life is to Choose Life. 
Living is so dear. 
I never read Walden....I am going to have to get it. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Flying Lessions (not the usual :)

I invested in my Creative Business recently.  I decided to learn from the highly successful Kelly Rae Roberts and bought her tips and tricks book.  So far it has been very interesting and helpful, I am on page 54.  Along with this book I was invited into a private facebook site for only buyers of the book.  I am not totally in yet but I am looking forward to the experience. 

I bought her book "Taking Flight" a few years ago.  It was my first introduction to mixed media.  I refer back to it constantly.
Please Keep checking back to give me a bump of support on this new journey.