Tucked away near downtown Sarasota is a small 10 acre park that has lots of plants, birds, and wildlife. I adore walking around there. Most photos shot on a Canon Rebel T8i. The ducks were shot using an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
I love elephants! Since I can’t get back to Africa anytime soon I’ll settle for seeing them in Tampa!. Photo taken with a Canon Rebel T8i
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Love this waterfall near the koi pond at Marie Selby Gardens. Do you prefer the water more “frozen in time” or the blurred effect (longer exposure)? Continuing to hone my craft! I shot this photo with my iPhone 12 Pro Max
Spent this weekend participating in a virtual scrapbooking retreat. My friends and I were on zoom from our craft rooms. So happy that I completed an entire album. It was my MIL first trip to Disney. So glad we were able to go last year!
What inspires you? Books have always been a huge source of inspiration for me. Tell me a book you think needs to be on my list. —————
Page designed using Artisan 6 software
This was my first time using alcohol inks on tile and I was very happy with the results. I used an eye dropper as well as a straw to gently direct the ink where I wanted! Definitely need to play with this medium again! Supplies: a basic white tile from Home Depot and alcohol inks from Ranger.
One of the larger pieces I’ve created, this 16″x20″ wood canvas piece was inspired by my love of fairies. I used a collage technique for the base, then layered with gesso and paints. I added 3D embellishments like the necklace and butterflies to add more dimension to the piece.
One of my favorite pieces: a fabulous, free formed abstract fused glass Coral Bowl I created at the Sarasota School of Glass. I always have fun playing here!
I love everything about homemade cards! They are fun to make and really allow me to be creative. Plus when I send them I know that my friends and family appreciate the time, love, effort I put into making them. Of course, I also love receiving them and I am lucky to have quite a few friends who are card makers too. The card I’m sharing today is called a tri-fold card. I used the Animal Safari paper pad from Echo Park Paper Co. for the patterned papers. I just used scissors to fussy cut my butterflies and then foam squares to pop them up. I used American Crafts card stock and cut the floral pieces on my Silhouette Cameo 3. Finally I used Simon Hurley Create dye inks from Ranger.
Thinking you’d like to try it yourself? I’d love to see your version! Here’s the lowdown:
Base card: 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-1/4″, 4″, and 6-3/4″
Layers: 2 pieces at 1″ x 5-1/4″, 2 pieces at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (1 of these will have your sentiment); 1 piece at 4″ x 5-1/4″. The shaped piece on the cover (can be round, floral, etc) is approx 2.5″
Envelope: The card fits in a standard A2 envelope
This eastern brown pelican was just out enjoying the Floridan sunshine. With temps in the low 80s this bird had the right idea. #iPhonephotography