Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Great Mail Day!

A lovely lady recently reminded me why we papercraft, when she sent me this card just to "drop by and say Hi". When your day is difficult, it is uplifting to find something like this mixed in with the bills!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vintage Art

These vintage Artist Trading Cards came to me by way of another monthly swap. Aren't they lovely? Thanks, ladies!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Great White North

Lake Louise in May - frozen over! This was shot last weekend; a side trip from the wedding events. Yes, I guess Canada is really the "Great White North".

Saturday, May 23, 2009


A wedding in Banff,

Vows for the future exchanged.

Majesty presides.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I am very fortunate to be a member of an Artist Trading Card (ATC) group. We have a wonderful hostess who has set "word" themes for this year, and each month we send our ATC's to her and she swaps them out and mails us a selection back. Here are some of the April creations I received, incorporating the word "Dream". Aren't they beautiful?

"If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself."
Dr. Wayne Dyer

Monday, May 11, 2009


Here in Vancouver, the weekend was perfect for bike riding and appreciating the spring flowers.

"Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself." Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Magenta in White

The squares on these Magenta stamps are perfect for stamping in white on black card stock and enhancing with pencil crayons.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Feeling Frail and Moving Forward

My Mom I are both feeling frail today. She went out yesterday on her own, fell down, and ended up in the hospital. They stitched up her bleeding head, scanned her brain for internal injuries and called me last night to take her home. Poor dear. She's 85 and fiercely independent.

Here's the encouraging part: my husband drove me out to the hospital, on a foul, stormy night, and I never could have found it on my own. He says we are here to help each other - what a guy!!

The challenge now is to take one step at a time and not get overwhelmed by this. Mom wants a quiet day at home, but we need to get some blood tests done for an upcoming doctor's appointment, so we'll see if we can accomplish that tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Something To Look Forward To

I had lunch yesterday with a dear friend, Barb. I don't see her enough (my fault, not hers).

During our time together, she said, "I think that it is really important to have something to look forward to." I've been thinking about this on and off since she said it, including in the middle of the night! I lay awake and literally turned the time between 3:00 and 4:30 AM into the "dark night of the soul".

Now I'm wondering whether looking forward to a good night's sleep, qualifies as "something to look forward to". Probably not. I guess I should try a little harder.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Watercolor Backgrounds

Here are some journal backgrounds I created yesterday using watercolor sprays and masks.

My sister wants to know what I'm going to do with them now! Any ideas?


Why create a blog now? I've thought about it off and on for a few years. Right now I'm reading "Living in Balance" by Joel Levey & Michelle Levey, and suspect I'm living in what they call "Rustout Zone", so it is time to learn something new, to get me back in the "Learning Zone".

Why this blog? Many of my Paper Crafting friends have blogs; they are a great venue for sharing pictures of your creations. But I expect you'll see some posts about the rest of my life too!