Sunday, March 29, 2009

dressy, dressier, dressiest!

i have dreamed of putting cards together with oil cloth and here are some samples! aren't they cute!? i love the checks with the polka dots!

this one is a bit random but love the oil cloth - it reminds me of a tablecloth my grandmother had in the day!

this one is a bit different as it is with sparkly silver paper instead of oil cloth but i did this for a woman who owns a dress shop in portland and she wanted thank you cards.

Friday, March 27, 2009

it's spring(er) season!

first springer of the season! yum! hoping another one graces my dinner table tonight! isn't the silver color wonderful?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

supplies, supplies, supplies!

here is my collection of them in all colors, thicknesses, etc.!

the very scientific way i keep my small paper scraps! it's a old fashioned flat for picking fruit and the scraps are sorted by color.

Monday, March 16, 2009

spring inspiration

i'm not normally a yellow person when i do cards but how can this not inspire?

spring is well with card classes, trunk shows, custom orders, and new adventures with tiles. maybe i'll do some yellow cards today.

spring weather is as changing as ever with gale force winds, sunny days, rain sideways and the daffodils make it through it all.

may spring shine on you today as you write letters to your friends.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring images

super windy kite day

my grandmother's garden goose that resides in our garden

clams from the Oregon coast

Friday, March 6, 2009


This picture is my absolute favorite of my grandmothers. It was August 16, 1964 at the wedding of my parents. The fun thing is that both of my grandmothers were named Florence and their birthdays both in March.

Today is my grandma's birthday (the one on the left) and her typewriter is what I use for my cards. She loved getting mail and we have recently gone through her 'saved' letters and there were so many that she kept from every special event in her life. I think she knew her mailman's name and life story and loved to be remembered via mail.

I miss her every day and hope that she knows we would be writing letters to her still.

Remember your grandmother today or anyone else that has been an important force in your life.

Monday, March 2, 2009

How is this for a RAD logo thanks to my friend Randi! She free lanced it and I'm putting it on my business cards. I love the authenticity of it and the sketch nature of it. My grandmother would have loved it and so do I!

The sunshine is out and I would love to use my collection of clothespins to hang some clothes but am sure that we're not quite there on March 1st! Send a card today...someone will appreciate it!