Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Great Mail

I love getting mail from Dianne, my sister; she always sends fun and interesting stuff.  Recently she sent me a card and these two bright and jolly Artist Trading Cards:



Saturday, July 25, 2009


This photo has had textures added to it.  Another Photoshop technique learned over at JessicaSprague.com.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Extended Family

Here is a selection of "Family" ATC's I received in the June word swap:

Family ATC's

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vintage Book Covers

Here are some of the lovely ATC's I received in the June Vintage Collage swap, (theme, vintage book covers).   

June Vintage

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What Fun!

I love the colours and images on this card - another great piece of art courtesy of my sister, Dianne!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Letting Go

My mom is now living in a Residential Care home, after several stressful weeks of assessments and months of increasing dementia. The caregivers there are very kind, and although it has only been a few days, she seems to be settling in. She was beginning to "wander", and knowing she is safe is a huge relief for me.

The challenge for me now is letting go. A manager by nature and profession, I find myself continuing to micro-manage doctor, hair dressing and dentist appointments, just as I used to. And when I'm not micro-managing, well, I'm just plain thinking about her.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Our June theme for our monthly Word ATC Swap is "family".  Here is how I interpreted this:


Saturday, July 11, 2009

June Vintage ATC's

In June, our gracious Vintage Collage ATC swap hostess asked us to use vintage book covers on our ATC's. Here is my creation:

Grammar School Geography

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I'm taking an on-line course on Photo Editing:  Frame-Ups and Special Effects over at JessicaSprague.com.  Here's a photo of my two gorgeous nieces and what I learned on Day 1:

Oct 25 05 019 copy



Sunday, July 5, 2009

Miss You

I made this card for my sister, Dianne, who lives too far away!
Dianne Miss U
And thanks once again to Julie at Amuse for this great layout!