Monday, February 16, 2009

I discovered Amy Butler paper at Michael's a couple months ago, fell in love with it, had to have it. I had no idea what I'd do with it but like everything else I see, I wanted to take it home and add it to my stash. It was just a "little" pack of paper, no big deal. A few weeks later I discovered the Amy Butler embellishments pack and it was on sale just like the paper pack was! How could I resist!. Last Friday I found the alphabet pack to go along with it AND a pack of matching rubber stamps! This hobby is deadly!! I gathered up as many supplies as I could carry in one arm load along with my new treasures and headed to Brian's for the weekend. I laid everything out on his 8-foot dining room table and started piecing themes together. These are just a few cards that that I came up with. I have enough "parts" to complete many MANY more cards! These scans don't really do the papers or embellishments any justice but they'll have to suffice for now.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some of my favorite quotes . . . Any day spent sewing (or creating anything, for that matter) is a good day!

A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having FUN.

Laughter is the closest thing to flying.

Love is less a feeling than an action--it's the sustained ability to put someone else's needs above yours day after day, year after year.

Be true to yourself. No apologies. No regrets.

We dance for laughter,
We dance for tears,
We dance for madness,
We dance for fears
We dance for hopes,
We dance for screams,
We are the dancers,
We create the dreams.

God gives every bird it's food but he does not throw it into it's nest.

Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

Grief is the ceremony of lost treasure. Grief is the homage you pay to the love you were once blessed to share. Grief is not the enemy.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.--Henry Ward Beecher

This hour, this minute, this breath . . . each is a wonderful gift.

Life is a classroom. We are both student and teacher. Each day is a test and each day we receive a passing or failing grade in one particular subject. GRACE. Grace is compassion, gratitude, faith, forgiveness, good manners, reverence, and the list goes on. It's something money can't buy and credentials rarely produce. Being the smartest, the prettiest, the most talented, the richest or even the poorest doesn't help. Being HUMBLE can help and it's a good place to start.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.--Mark Twain

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.--Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman's heart is like a campfire. If you don't tend to it regular, you'll soon lose it.