|My very first card in over a year!|
There is a blog I follow daily, A Thousand Sheets of Paper. The blogger, Amy Young, is so inspirational! From what I understand, she has no formal art background. But you would not ever guess it. She has a great eye for color, shading, patterns and pulling it all together. I decided to copy her selection style to see how it would work for me. I picked out my paper first and then selected my colors for my image afterward, based on the colors in the paper. I don't know, I think I have to give it a thumbs up!
|Thank you card for a special friend.|
Image: Tiddly Inks
This card is a thank you card for a special friend. Each year, in May, on my division, we have a bake sale to benefit Great Strides and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The money we earn, goes to our hospital's Great Strides team. This year we raised over $1100.00 for them. Each year since we've started, we have had a donation from my local Cookies by Design shop. This is my 'Thank You' card for her.
I used Amy Young's selection technique on this and the following card, as well. I think I'm going to adopt this strategy. It makes more sense than my old way of doing it and it just simply looks a lot more harmonious.
|Another Thank You card!|
This Thank You card is for a patient of mine. She is also very crafty and does a lot of needlework...crocheting and knitting. She is very good at it. Last year I was going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She knitted me a Prayer Shawl in my favorite color, blue! A Prayer Shawl is a very special item. While the person is knitting, they are also praying for whomever they are making the shawl for. I feel so honored that she would choose me to be praying for as she created my beautiful shawl. It is absolutely wonderful!
|A simple Father's Day card|
This is just a simple card that I made for my dad for Father's Day. I wanted to let him know that he is a shining STAR to us!
Well, that's all I have for now, but it's a start! I hope to be back here very soon.