"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Using Handmade Paper

I love to make handmade paper (as I am sure you know by now) but I am just not great at actually using my paper. I enjoying seeing how other people use my papers but when it comes to me using it for a project, I am just at a loss sometimes. So, I am trying to using my papers more. I have a bunch of pink paper right now so I decided to stay in the Valentine's Day spirit and make cards. These are just very simple. I covered the front of a blank card with my handmade papers and then added my die-cut hearts from to the fronts. I like the way they turned out.

I also made matching envelopes by altering commercial envelopes using the same hearts. I inked one up with a dark red pigment ink, then turned it over and pressed it to the envelope. A very subtle way to enhance the plain white envelope.

It is a beautiful day in Lubbock Texas. I was surprised by the temps outside though. I think it is only about 35 degrees right now, but the sun is shining bright and there is no wind (for a change!). Just beautiful! I have to say I will miss the wide open sky when we move, but I won't miss the wind. LOL!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Yes, a Valentine's Day Post

I always seem to be so behind when it comes to preparing for holidays. I am trying to do better! :) I did manage to make 2 Valentine's Day themed items...
Handmade paper:

With matching hearts:

And some Crayon Paper:

Lots of fun! :)
I am also working on actual Valentine's Day cards too! I haven't made those in so long!
Heart Day will be here before we know it... I need to get in gear and make my hubby a card too! :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

And the Award goes to....... Me!

And a bunch of other wonderful people!!!

My dear friend Angie gave me an award. She is such a sweetheart! You can see her blog here:

Here is my Award:

I am to name 7 of my favorite things:
1. Summer (my favorite season!)
2. Iced Tea
3. Playing with paper
4. My daughter's Artwork
5. My Husband's eyes
6. snacking on Avocados
7. Dark chococale Hershey kisses
Now, to pass this award on to 7 people...
Wonderful blogs from some very creative people! :)