Singing Owls




These card designs are all hand-cut using some of the super-awesome paper in the KC Company’s Que Sera Sera pack. The changing seasons always put me in the mood for cutesy things like this.   These owls are enjoying the moonrise from their respective tree tops and singing sweetly in the night.  :)

We have a great horned owl that lives around here by our house and I can hear him once in a while–love the sound.

All my hand made card sets are for sale on my Etsy shop for CS research. I send the profits to Boston Children’s Hospital, where they’re working on a treatment for Cockayne Syndrome.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. As you probably can guess, we’re hoping for a fire free weekend here in Texas!

Cards Using Kid’s Paint Palettes

 The paper palettes left behind after my kids paint are incredible. I never throw them away.

Colors swirl and mix, leaving textures and patterns I couldn’t have made intentionally.

Their old palette papers made beautiful cards. 

I used my circle and butterfly punches and then added words clipped from newspapers.

And this last card was made using the scraps from the scraps! 

 And it’s my favorite.

For me, art is medicine. 

It makes me feel better, so this is my new tag line.

These cards will be for sale in my new Etsy shop for Cockayne Syndrome as soon as I can list them.  I made envelopes out of recycled newsprint for them so they’re very ‘green’.

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Antique Butterfly Postcard

Look what I found!

I came across this precious Ellen Clapsaddle postcard in our local antique mall. Oh my goodness, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the tiny butterflies being painted.

Being well over 100 years old, the copyright on this image has expired, so you can already guess that I want to get some prints of this image put on cards for my Butterfly Cards for Cockayne Syndrome idea.

I wonder if Mrs. Laidlaw of Providence, Rhode Island was as excited to receive this card as I was to find it?