Friday, April 21, 2017

Quick Hello And A Share

Three birthday cards for 2 nephews and a niece.

I am madly in love with these new paper dolls
from Tim Holtz!
I kid you not,
they are so much fun,
and at an awesome price.
(not a paid spokesperson, just a fan)

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I Will Be Selling At Art In The Garden

(click the photo to be taken to Calgo Gardens' website)

I am excited to be doing my first show in a good many years.
It must be 8 or 9 years since I last flexed my direct sales muscle.

Pray for good weather,
as I will be bringing a number of handmade cards and tags,
which do not like muggy or damp.

I will try to share some photos beforehand,
but I promise to take photos on the day of.

Wishing you all the Blessings of family
this most holy weekend.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Springtime In Paris ATC Swap Returns

We are a small group,
but mighty,
mighty pretty ATCs, that is.

I am packing up the swap,
and hope to have the returns in tomorrow's mail
(Monday, at the latest).

Because of the generosity of friends such as these,
I only needed to swap out 2 of my own cards
(3 of our group sent an extra ATC for me),
so one of you will be receiving 4 ATCs!

I am not sure when the next swap will be,
I am thinking about a
Christmas In July theme.
Let me know what you think.

Thanks so much to 
Susanne, Liz, Sylvia, Maggie, and Sherry!
Visit the comments section of
to find links to each of their blogs.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Swap Announcement

Please join me for a Springtime In Paris 
ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap.

This will be a 3 for 3 swap.
Your ATCs must be postmarked by Thursday, April 6th.
Include $3.50 CASH for return postage,
and a printed mailing label.

International swappers:
Your ATCs must be postmarked by Thursday, March 30th.
You must pay postage through PayPal,
I will email the final cost to you before I mail the returns.

If you would like to join the fun,
read all the rules and instructions.
If it sounds good to you,
return to this post,
and sign up by leaving a comment.

Not necessary, but it would be awesome if you grabbed
 the swap button to help spread the word.

Merci, Mes Amies,

Friday, February 10, 2017

For My Guys!

For anyone who doesn't know,
I have spent most of my adult life in a Frat house.
I am the only girl
(if I don't call myself a girl, who will?)
in a house full of men.
This year, my guys will just have to deal with a bit of pink.
I think I did a fair job of making pink manly.
(just ignore the pink tutu fabric in the background)

hugs and Valentine kisses,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Valentines For Loved Ones

I only send a handful of Valentine Cards each year.
I created all of the embellishments/banners weeks ago,
let them sit until inspiration hit.
It was fun and freeing to work on the little bits apart from the card design.
I loved the process so much so,
that I am building a small collection of embellishments to use as need arises.

Thanks so much for visiting.
Happy Hugs,

Monday, February 6, 2017

I Must Share This!

This is one of my Valentine hearts which I sold to Heather.
I first "met" Heather during my brief time with the
Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.
I do miss that group of amazing, talented, and generous artists.
Heather is creating a Valentine book,
and she has incorporated my heart onto one of her luscious pages.
How wonderful is that?
And what an honor.
As anyone who has made a purchase from me knows,
I try to include a little handmade thank you in each box.
This is what Heather did with the little green and pink tag
that was tucked in with her order.

Thank you to Heather for inspiring me to look at things a bit differently.
(the second and third photos by Heather Bloom, shared with her permission)

hugs and JOY,

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