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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hero Arts Challenge and a Day of Memories

(Click title above to visit the Hero Arts Flickr challenge and scroll through to see mine and all the great comments.)

Today, I felt as if I was channeling my inner Mom...my mother to clarify. I busied myself with making this card rather than allowing myself to feel sad on this the 6th anniversary of her tragic passing. Time does heal and this was the first year I can say I didn't feel down while remembering her. It seems like just yesterday when I saw her last and am so very thankful for the time and healing the years have provided.

My Asian card I have titled "Thank you with love!" The little charm was stamped with the Chinese symbol for love. My beading box tipped over today and it tumbled out...how perfect! I made the charm several years ago for a charm swap and it made the perfect, unexpected embellie for this sweet card.

Since I have travelled & worked in many countries in the Far East and am married to a long-time teacher & student of Tai Chi, this little set of Hero Arts stamps really spoke to me and I'm sure will get lots of use. I thought the SEI Dill Blossom papers had just enough Asian feel for the design I envisioned. Thanks for stopping by to see it!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Free Peas Fonts

This is a fun spot to get cool handwritten type fonts for scrapbooking and cardmaking. It's one of my new fav spots!

Running the fonts can be tricky on your wordprocessing or graphics programs but the site gives step-by-step directions. Be sure to check it out and have fun.

Did you know you can Google free fonts for lots more sites that have interesting fonts? The directions at kevinandamanda.com should work for these too.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Etsy.Com Listings


I added a slideshow above so you can see all the detail on this sweet layout.

Mermaid digital stamp © CCDesigns.

This is a sampling of what you'll find when you visit my Etsy.com store...enjoy and please be sure to visit soon. It's a great place for all sorts of nifty handcrafted gifts and supplies.

I hope to soon begin listing a few pieces of jewelry I've handmade recently. Here's a sneak peak...