She looks so professional

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She looks so professional

Another Card I made this week for my wife using stamps from Dina Wakley. I think she looks very presidential.

Make Something Every Day

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I try very hard to be creative everyday. There is something about creating with my hands that calms and relaxes me. After giving of myself to my job, family and church it is nice to let my mind go and just do something I enjoy.

Cards are very quick and easy things to do. My wife enjoy sending them. Our family and friends also enjoy receiving them as well. So it is useful as well as therapeutic hobby and saves money buying cards. I discovered Dina Wakley stamps by visiting a local mixed media art store. I bought one and then came home and goggled her name and found her blog. She is self taught and just enjoys making things. I have been a big fan ever since.

Here are 3 cards I made Monday evening. The first two are inspired by my wife she is a strong beautiful woman that makes my life complete. I wouldn’t know what to do with out her…

The last card is of a bird and music. It reminds me that every morning when I wake and when I lay down at night I have a choice on how I feel. I choose to be Happy and with a song in my heart, content as the birds that fly around in my back yard and free from bitterness and anger.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget take some time to do something you enjoy today….

Strong

Strong Woman

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Beautiful

bird card

Happy!

Fashion Tag

Fashion Tag edit

Julie Nutting has had an influence on my art. I learned a lot from her book Collage Couture. So when I saw her new doll stamp at my local scrapbook store “the Paper Crown” I new I had to buy it. This first creation with this new stamp is for my daughters roommate who is an avid crafter. I have incorporated some of my favorites in creating this tag. The tag is made with Tim Holtz French Industrial paper. I also stamped the doll stamp on one of the Tim Holtz pages and colored her with Distress markers. I colored the Tim Holtz ribbon with spun sugar and walnut stain and hi lighted the crinkles with Brick Red distress markers. I also incorporated fussy cut flowers from Graphic 45 Secret Garden and key whole staple. I also used some Prima roses some small tiles from my local hardware store and finally a Art-i-cake bling.