Category Archives: inspiration

An Africa Elephant enjoying the Florida sunshine

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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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A Day at Epcot – Scrapbook Album

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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!

Books That Inspire Me

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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

Fairies – a mixed media project

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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.

Tri-fold Card – Celebrate Today

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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.

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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