Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm back!

Well, it's Friday.  I haven't written all week, mostly because I was quite ill.  Spent Tuesday with Mom, did a little shopping and looking around.   And that's about it.  I was really sick.
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!

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

Expanding my ideas

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 page at least once a week - Buy Handmade!

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.