But today, I got up, was feeling better so I am working on a new idea! I am creating a silk screen project that is an angel to be put on cards or tee shirts, that appeared to me from a few opaque green glass shards that my granddaughter had put on the bar. As I passed by one day I saw the angel and tried to repeat it in drawing form, but couldn't get it right. This morning, I got it right and put it in silk screen as well. So I hope to be able to create some card sets from this. Keep checking Etsy to see how it goes!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
It's a beautiful Saturday morning and I'm on the way to the Post Office to mail birthday cards. My niece is a young 20 something and my baby brother is officially a member of the older generation! I just love it! Steve is now 40!
Sarah will be receiving an assortment of cards I've made for her to use. Thank you cards, gift tags, a note card and a book mark.
Steve will be receiving a card, made to be not all flowery and feminine. It simply conveys the message that he is welcome into the old people's category. I can make fun as I am the oldest sibling and 10 years his senior!
So in the pictures section, please check out the cards for Sarah and Steve. And remember, getting old is a privilege. You don't get here being a fool!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This is a sad start for my readers, but not really if you think about it. My best friend lost her mother-in-law Monday night. Flossie was 90, she had 14 children and lots of grandchildren and even two great-grandchildren. She lived a full life until the last 7 or 8 years when her age and a bad burn in a fire took most of her health. Now she's with our Lord and suffers no more - something to be happy about.
I tell you this because it brings me to the card I made for my friend and her husband. It was a flat card. It simply had two red roses at the bottom and the words "With Sincere Sympathy" above the roses. On the back I was able to add my sentiment. They know I cared enough for them to make the card. It helped me realize that I need to make up a few sympathy cards for those unexpected moments. I pray that my friend and all of her family continue to see death as a part of life and that their sadness is overcome by the joy of the grandchild they are about to receive!
Friday, April 3, 2009
I've been searching around a bit to find other crafters in my area. And I have found a group call the North Florida Craft Revolution. Some are even from Jacksonville, which is quite close to me. I'm following their blog for a while in hopes of feeling comfortable enough to join their group. I've also spoken with my granddaughter's preK teacher and for Mother's Day I am going to provide the kids with the means to make a card for their mom. It will get my name out locally and I think it will be a ton of fun to see what these kids come up with when presented all of these paper cut outs! I'll take pictures and post them when it is done.
Have a great weekend and don't forget to check the mirthfulmary.etsy.com page at least once a week - Buy Handmade!
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Day 1 - The very beginning of blogging for MirthfulMary Creations. I'm very excited! I've just started sharing my love of creating with people outside of my immediate family and friends. I created a shop on the Etsy web, which I just love by the way, and have had a couple of sales. I find that I've been spending every waking moment thinking of something new to create or trying to put something I can see into a card. Even driving around town, with all of the trees and flowers blooming, I want to put that beauty into a card! My family is extremely supportive (and my best friend Brenda too!) and for the time being I am going from their advice. Hopefully, as new people find me, I can get some new prospective on my shop and learn to sell what I have created. So if you are new to MirthfulMary Creations, please let me know you are there and what you think of my work.