Friday, June 12, 2009

Pysanky and Thank You Cards

I know it may seem like I’ve stopped creating, but I really haven’t.  It has slowed down quite a bit.  Life has thrown some unexpected hurdles in my way – but in doing so has inspired a new project I’ll be working on. 

Years ago my Aunt gave me a nice Creative Memories Album that she had started for my Dad.  She had done a number of pages already which included some pictures of him when he was younger and also some treasures like pictures of my great-grandparents.  The intention was that I would pick up where it left off and put together pages of his later life, grandkids, his horses, etc.  I never got around to doing that.  Now that his time here has come to a close I’m feeling inspired to get moving with that project.  I’m still in the organizing phase of it all, but it is moving along.

I also worked on some more Pysanky!  I used patterns for these 3 new eggs.  I’m getting a better feel for the colors and applying the wax.  This is such a relaxing hobby.  So here are the latest 3 eggs.  Maybe I’ll get brave again for the next one and work on an original design again.  We’ll see.




Next Tuesday marks the end of the school year for my kids.   We had an extended year due to lots of snow days that needed to be made up.  With everything that’s been going on, I didn’t get as much time to work on their Teacher’s cards as I’d have liked, but I think they turned out well in spite of  it.  I put these all together last night using only things I had in stash already.



The papers used are from Basil (the card itself), My Mind’s Eye, DCWV, and Making Memories.

Embelishments include flowers from Prima and Petaloo, ribbon, Making Memories brads and charms, Me and My Big Ideas icons sticker, and Basic Grey chipboard letters ink’d with Tsukikek pigment ink in Coffee Bean.

I dug out one of my old D.O.T.S. stamps for the “just for you sentiment” and because I’m such a great stamper (laugh) I went over the image again with a matching pen.  Maybe one day I can enlist one of my stamping friends to tutor me. :)

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