Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Inside the card:
We (my son Andrew and I) rescued Mister Jones from Clara's basement where he'd been living in isolation (for maybe a year or more?) because her other cat did not like him. He'd never been outside. He was so glad to move in with us and our other cat Tinsel. He loved being able to go in and out, and he never strayed from our yard on Wellington Road. He decided to become an inside only cat after a close encounter with a skunk when we lived in Newcastle. He lived with us for about eighteen years. He was quite the snuggle cat. We miss him.
The envelope on this page is for photos of Mister Jones.
He was the best cat.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
If the robin sang on top of the bush, the weather would be warm; if it sang from within the branches, then rain was on the way.
When the red red robin...
Robin's Egg Blue
cheerily cheeriup cheerio cheeriup
Lavender card inside:
Directions for making lavender sachets
Bird on Package card inside:
The early bird gets the worm.
A bird's-eye view
A little bird told me.
That's for the birds.
He flew the coop. A feather in your cap
Feather your nest. Something to crow about
Eat like a bird. Wise as an owl
Free as a bird Watch like a hawk
Out on a lark As the crow flies
Eagle eye Voice like a nightingale
Night owl Birds of a feather flock together.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I've been experimenting with mixing papers from different lines within one company and also looking for coordinating papers from several companies that I can use on one card front. These two papers from different companies both pick up a bit of the pink in the dog's helmet. The flowers further emphasize the pinks and yellows in the main image, and the blue flower pulls the eye toward the bits of blue in each of the background papers. A little round bling in the enter of each flower echoes the helmet eye-holes. A handlettered and faux stitched title tag finish the page.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Every year I watch for the first robin, trying to catch the good luck that comes with the first sighting. Mom saw one this spring before I did, so she won the good luck for this year.
I am certain that I hear the song of robins early every morning.
"...Wake up, wake up, you sleepyhead.
Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red.
Live, love, laugh and be happy..."
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I've also finally found a new journal--7X10 with BLACK pages-- that I'm starting and will get back into posting on this blog regularly starting tomorrow. I've been having computer issues for a week now and finally got a new modem today and things seem to be working better. Keep checking back to see what I'm up to. The April to early May journal ended up being more of a written diary-style notebook which I felt did not need to be posted on this blog. I'm ready now for something different and can't wait to get back to working on black pages again.