Thursday, October 20, 2016

October Calendar Page

This layout was designed by my oldest daughter. I love the depth, and also the way she balanced "creepy" with "sweet".

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August Calendar Page

This is a page that I borrowed from an earlier design. It's not legible at this resolution, but this version has the fish inscribed with the phrase, "NIH Rocks!" to honor the many people who cared for me (or my cells!) during my extended stay at the National Institutes of Health.

The cancer treatment that I received worked. You can read about that on my other blog, if you're curious.

I've spent a lot of time at NIH over the past year. It feels like my home away from home.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

July Calendar Page

This is one of my all-time favorites. The squirrels are among my oldest images, and the boy reminds me of my own little boys. They have to settle for cardboard boxes in the living room, but the idea is the same!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Elegant Simplicity

While rummaging around in my craft room, searching for something else, I came across a few cards similar to the one shown here. I made this many years ago with my then-toddler daughter.

I carved roses and leaves from potatoes, and together we stamped them with acrylic paint. The circles were stamped using the eraser at the top of a pencil.

We went through a lot of potatoes that day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In Sympathy

A card for a friend whose Father passed.

Coloring it in gave me ample time to reflect on my own Dad. He died five years ago yesterday.

Maybe the two will find each other in the afterlife!

May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

May Calendar Page

For the month of May, I wanted something feminine. Mother's Day happens in May, after all.

The main image is a collage stamp, which means this layout was created with only two stamps!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

April Calendar Page

The bunnies are taken aback as one of the little chickies tries out his wings--and they work!

haha...they didn't know what they were getting themselves into when they agreed to babysit the flock.

Monday, May 23, 2016

March Calendar Page

This background was sponged with my trusty Nerf ball, which is older than ALL of my children.

Spring seems to have finally arrived in Michigan (at the end of May).

So happy for that!

Monday, March 21, 2016

February Calendar Page

Different calendar project.  Same month.  Heart for Valentine; frogs for Leap Day : )
Celebrating Leap Day : )

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Still Here!

I'm stamping again, after a life-altering disruption. You can read about that starting here.

Below is a scene I stamped when "time" was very much on my mind.  Here it is shown in its most-recent incarnation, a gift-calendar for some great people at the NIH