Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tea Bag Art

Hello everyone. I hope you are well.  I want to thank those of you who left such heartfelt comments about my Dad. It really meant so much to me during this very difficult time.
      I finally felt a little like crafting. I have spent a lot of time looking at Pinterest and saw some very interesting crafts. One was tea bag art. Since I love tea and am an avid tea drinker I had plenty of tea bags to use.
 I really love how turned out! I mounted my tea bag art piece on some handmade paper that has botanical pieces embedded in it ( no, I did not make the paper, it is some I have had for a while). Sorry about the tiny light flash on the flower, it is hard to take a photo when there is glass.
Here is an up close photo of my art piece. I wanted the jagged edges and ink distressed around them. I used a daisy stamp that I have and used water colors to paint it. I used fine tip ink markers in black and white for the dots and I hand stitched the french knots in the center of the daisy and stitched around the insides edge of the tea bag. I am very happy with how it turned out and plan to do more.
Hugs Pam

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My Dear Sweet Daddy has Gone to Heaven. My Heart is Broken

My heart is broken and the pain is unbearable.. My dear sweet Daddy passed away Feb. 3rd. I have been in Florida for the past two weeks. His service was beautiful and I was told one of the most beautiful they had ever seen. Everyone who knew him loved him. He was the most kind, gentle man I ever knew. All of the family are devastated. He passed away exactly one week to the day after his baby sister passed away.   My best childhood friend that I have not seen in 40 years came down to be there for me and she loved dad dearly. She said he was the finest man she had ever known. He truly was. I loved him so much and will miss him and his calls. He will be in my heart for as long as I live.
Hugs Pam

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Embossed Sympathy Card

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing well.  I just came back from the Y. I'm trying to get in some sort of shape.             My Aunt Pat (my Dad's baby sister) passed away Saturday afternoon. It was somewhat of a shock for us. She was diagnosed with cancer a couple months ago and the Doctor said she had 6 months to a year and now here she is gone.  I made one card for her family and one for my  Aunt June.   I decided not to make one for my Dad. I am going to send him a thinking of you card, something cheerful. He is 94 and Aunt Pat was 70 (8 years older than me) so it has bothered him.
 I saw one on Pinterest like this and loved it.
 I used one of my Anna Griffin embossing folders for the top layer.
 The beautiful butterfly is from a DieVersions die set that I won from A Mermaids Crafts Blog-aversary (thank you Lisa, I love it)!
 I heat embossed the inside sentiment. I used a stamp and Versa Mark.
I learned a new technique watching Youtube. Embossing using any pen including ballpoint!!! I just wrote out the sentiment sprinkled on the embossing powder then heat set! WOW, what a savings! I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen Marker to highlight the butterfly and edges of the leaves. A single pearl was the perfect touch for the butterfly.
       Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Silhouette Cuts for the mats.
DieVersions Butterfly Die Set.
Spellbinders Leaf Die Set.
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen Marker.
Gold Embossing Powder.
Versa Mark.
Stamp Sentiment for inside of card.
Heat Gun.

Hugs Pam
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