"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

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Hello" Tag

I made this tag for a swap I am in. It has been a while since I made any tags and I was really struggling with what to do! But, I saw this quote in an old book I have and thought it would be a perfect theme for a tag... I placed the quote on the back.

The recipient of this tag likes the color blue and I thought that it just needed a simple "hello" on the front. I drew the silver swirls with my silver metallic Gelly Roll pen which, by the way, not only writes very well on the blue paper on the front but also on the dark blue acrylic paint on the back of the tag.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Welcome to the World Cards

My good Friend Sarah (Fellow EtsyPaper Street Team Member) has been making these cards for a store owner in New Jersey. These cute cards have my handmade paper as a background. :) Recently she asked me to send her more brown paper so I went to my storage closet and pulled out a bunch of brown and beige papers.

This batch turned out really "textured". Most of the papers would not blend easily. Not sure if is was the papers or my blender. Maybe the poor thing has been used way too much. However, I just loved the outcome. That is one of the things I love about making paper. You blend up a bunch of different types and colors of paper and when you form the sheet, you are never sure how it will look. It is always a surprise! I pulled 10 sheets out for Sarah (you can see her shops here and here) and I have a few more left for doing with as I please! LOL

I really think I have way too much fun making paper...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's my Birthday!

I have been blessed with a wonderful Husband, a daughter who never lets me forget how to laugh, a supportive family and an amazing group of friends. You all make my days happy! I just want to say thank you to everyone for being a part of my life and for supporting me in everything I do or try to do. :) For all the smiles and hugs and words of encouragement. And thank you to everyone who posts a comment here, I may not know you, but our paths have crossed and I am so thankful that you take the time to comment on my blog.

Today is my birthday. I am planning on going out to get a cake this afternoon. I am NOT baking. LOL I have gotten some cards from some very wonderful people. Thank you! This weekend, my Hubby will be taking me out for dinner. It's hard to get out on the weekdays. I am not sure where I want to go eat yet.

Thank you everyone! Big hugs to you all! It is a wonderful day! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Survey Drawing Winners!!!

I want to thank everyone who participated in my survey! I got lots of great feedback. :)

Winner of the handmade paper pack is Elizabeth!

Winner of the notecard pack is Kristina!

Congratulations Ladies! I hope you will enjoy your prizes. :)

For those of you who did not get to participate before today but would still like to complete the survey, please feel free to do so! I am always happy to hear from you. :)