Saturday, August 16, 2014

Wings of Holy Angels

I, unfortunately, had a recent opportunity to send a quick note off upon hearing of the sudden dealth of a sister-in-law's mother.  This card, just fit the bill.  Here's the details:

I'm going to enter this in Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #145: Anything Goes.  Come on over to view some amazing art or join in the fun.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Best Way to Say Thank You

I have to say that I really like how this card turned out. However, the reason is mostly that fabulous pattered paper and less about how I put the pieces together. Here's the details:

Oooh, I can't wait to send this pretty out to someone special.  I hope you are finding ways to make the things that encourage and inspire you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Another Encouraging Card

I just love Word Art Wednesday and their weekly challenge blog.  The art and creativity shared there each week is simply amazing.  If you haven't checked it out and/or joined the fun, please take a moment and click through the links.  The sentiment on this card was printed out using my computer and then cut with my die.  Here's the details:

I'm going to enter this in Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #144: Anything Goes.  Come on over to view some amazing art or join in the fun.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Guest Crafting

Not that you need an explanation, but I've been duly distracted this past few weeks as I experienced a bit of life changes.  I left my job of 5 years and started a new job with a larger company in a very different environment and structure.  Interviewing is very challenging to the introvert spirit!   I am a relatively confident person and believe that I am a good and valuable employee.  However, selling myself is a tough job.

In the middle of all this change a very good sister in Christ, my co-worker Wendy, also lost her position at our old company.  Upheaval and change... not always easy.  During all this mess, Wendy made a trip (we live on opposite ends of the Phoenix valley) to my house for some craft time.  She is very artistic and one of the most talented hostesses (right up there with my friend Keri, she who is of the Bubble Guppies fame) I know.  However, paper crafting isn't somethig she does everyday.  I got out a plethora of die cuts and stamps and let her make these lovely creations. She took them home to use them.  

So pretty, yes!?!  Proof that pretty paper and some matching embellishments and a keen eye can result in beautiful cards even with small amounts of experience.  More importantly, these cards represent a time spent healing together.  Beautiful!

I'm going to try to catch up with posts. I've been creative if not sharing...


Friday, August 1, 2014

An Encouraging Time

Ack!  I was on a roll there.  Guess I have to admit to being human.  It isn't that I have not been crafty.   Just a lack of time to get posts edited and up.  I've been going through some life changes and had commitments that gave distracted me and eaten up quite a bit of time. I made this card during all this change.   I intend to use it to encourage sometime remembering how making it encouraged me.   Here's the details:
I'm going to link this up over at Word Art Wednesday for their  Challenge #143: Anything Goes and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog Anything Goes.  Come join the fun.