Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Creating Cards

Ever since I can remember I have been making cards.  I think listening to Fred Astaire and Judy Garland's soundtrack from 1948 Easter Parade,  is the perfect music inspiration for today.

Once upon a time I painted each card and then I discovered the art of having my cards printed and assembling them by hand instead.  I wrote a post last year on how I add papers and ribbons to embellish my blank notecards.

I have a line of gift wrap on my shop on Spoonflower, and I have been using the different designs today to create liners for my A7 greeting cards.  I got my liner template from Paper Source.

I chose to make Easter cards today for my corner of shelves at Signature Finishes in Grafton, MA.  I was in the shop the other day and saw Easter goodies popping up everywhere!

I love being surrounded by everything Shabby Chic.
 I begin with having my card shoppe on Society6 print my blank cards with my designs for me.

Then I assemble stationery, writing paper, stickers and ribbons.  Adding just enough pretty to make them look special.  Today I decided to do a bit of painting on the insert for the inside of the card.

It's snowing a bit again today. Well, I'll get back to card making.  I was thinking about adding some pretty mail to my Etsy shop too.

nother reason to stay home and create when it's snowing outside!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Snowy days make me feel thankful

We had a bit of snow today.  It made everything look just like a winter wonderland.

Walking in a winter wonderland...

 This winter has been quite mild here in Massachusetts.  So the snow was a welcome sight.
I had put my little outdoor pillow of my Let it snow design on my bench outside.  My snowman looked right at home out there.

 For Valentine's Day decorations I decorated the tree outside with hearts and lights.

The snow makes it almost look like it's Christmas again.  When it snows, I love being home, making soup and feeling cozy at home.

Now that we have turned the snow on, I hear that next Monday and Tuesday we are going to have lots more.  Sarah and Mike are on their way to Florida to visit Disney World.

The boys will be sledding and snowboarding now that they are finally feeling better.  They had the worst virus that just wouldn't go away.

I have been spending time lately reading the Bible and listening to sermons.  Remembering to be thankful for all of God's blessings.

I read the other morning that God has given us the spirit of thankfulness to be the solution to feelings of despair.  God has given us the Joy of the Lord as our strength.  The cloak of praise is the best armor we can put on every morning before we start our day.

I am thankful for so many blessings, and especially thankful for you.