Monday, February 25, 2013

A Turning Point

Today is my 68th birthday.  So much has passed before me and there seems to be so much more to come.  I feel my creativity just beginning to come naturally.  With some positive feedback from my dear mentor Diana Kovacs, it seems that I'm a pretty good card maker after all. But,  I'll always feel like a student.  There is always so much to learn and so many new trends, new products, new paper, new stamps, new inks, and exciting techniques.  I may not be in the same league as Diana, or Kim Bell or Beverly Sizemore or AJ Otto, but, I'm having such a good time making cards.  And I'm here to share my card making journey.

I've been busy...
Here are a few new cards:

These next two cards were colored in Prismacolor pencils.

I wish my scanner could pick up the craft paper of the next too cards.  The cards seem more dramatic live. 

This card is so much prettier live. I'll have to photographic it.

 An Asian motif with peel-offs and beautiful paper.

Ah, a photo! I'll see how many others I can find.

These cards are all a little different.  I use stamps and I also use embellishments.  There is dry embossing and also heated embossing with powders.  You'll find stamped and colored pictures as well as pictures I have found on the web or from a book.  Patterned paper is one of my weaknesses.  I love beautiful paper!  I also love to make a card sparkle with Stickles and pearl pens.  Bling is also great fun to use to make a card POP.  There is so much I can do to design a card that sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed and have to step away from my desk for a while and come back to get some direction.  But, it works...I make cards and share them with friends and family for all necessary occasions.  Need a card?  Email me!
 Life is short...never stop creating!
ps...I still need to learn how to take a decent photo! LOL