Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Stamp of the Month Art

Art by Darlys Recker

Art by Debi Gardner

Art by Kimberly Ganiere

Art by Maggie Cameron

 Art by Shannon Law

Art by Julie Reynolds

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 6-16-15 "52 Questions"

52 Questions To Write Your History

Life story . . . Legacy . . . What you leave behind . . .

These seem like huge things to think about, let alone get down on paper.  But . . . .

Could you possibly manage one thing each week?

If you can, here's the perfect way to share your life story in a SIMPLE way.  You could do this in writing . . . audio record . . . video record . . . what works for you?

52 Questions in 52 Weeks

Friday, June 12, 2015

Decor Shadowbox Frame Workshop - PATRIOTIC

Thanks to Michele Rowley for her creative inspiration!

Here is an "Inspired Designs" project for June.  With your $30 purchase (before ship/tax) - you can receive the full detailed instructions to make this 12 x 12 home decor piece yourself.  If you'd like to buy this shadow box frame in either Black or Colonial White ($28.95) . .  that can count toward your qualifying purchase! An added package of Sequins or Artisan Studs will put you right over the top. :-)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 6-9-15 "Let Them Write!"

I spent  yesterday morning cardmaking with a good friend.  She and her husband are helping their daughter raise Ethan, their incredibly smart grandson, who happens to be on the autism spectrum.  Ethan is graduating from 6th grade and has been blessed with so many wonderful "helpers" through his elementary school years. My friend wanted to do something special to express their deep appreciation to the teachers, therapists, etc. So she had Ethan copy a wonderful quote, which we then reduced and photocopied onto cardstock for the front of the card. Using Ethan's favorite color of red, we designed the 5 x 7 card to be fun and attractive, but still letting Ethan's beautifully expressed sentiment be showcased.

I greatly apologize for the fuzziness of the photo below - poor execution on my part, but I did want you to see what he wrote for the cards on the inside.

This left plenty of room for Mom, Grandma and Grandpa to write their own notes to the more than dozen recipients.

Let them write!!!! Let your children's own handwriting be a part of expressions of thanks.  Let them pick the words . . . find a quote that fits just right . . . feature their favorite colors . . . .

Heartfelt thanks that are expressed in such a way . . . are so meaningful.