NEW Greeting Cards listed in Knox’s Shop


I just added some NEW cards to Knox”s little Etsy shop.  I began the shop to raise money for  medical research back in 2011 and have kept it going in Knox’s memory, and in honor of all the beautiful children with Cockayne Syndrome around the world.

These cards are really unique, made with designer papers and accents. One set has 3 “Thank You” cards included, and the other set features 4 all-occasion cards. All the cards are blank inside, waiting for your personal message. They come with matching kraft envelopes, and will be shipped to you, along with a small information card on Cockayne Syndrome. dscf5836 dscf5837 dscf5839 dscf5840 dscf5849 dscf5851 dscf5854 dscf5846 dscf5857 dscf5856Please consider purchasing hand made greeting cards or original art this holiday season.

All proceeds are sent to medical research for Cockayne Syndrome. Thanks for stopping by!


*Music on the player: “Bobcat Pretzel” by John Powell


Need Cards?

There are some bright and colorful Valentine cards in Knox’s shop right now…

And some pretty French inspired Valentines, too…

There’s a blank set of 4 butterfly cards for all occassions…

And some beautified kraft tags….

There’s a set of 4  little owl Valentine cards, as well…

Please consider purchasing a set of cards from Cards for Cockayne Syndrome this Valentine’s Day, and feel free to share the link with anyone you know that loves unique cards made for a good cause.~ All proceeds from my shop are sent to help find a treatment for CS.

Up next:  My favorite fairy tale is Hans Christian Andersen’s “Little Tiny’, better known as “Thumbelina”.  I had so much fun making Thumbelina in her hot air balloon that I decided to try and create more of her world.  I hope to have something finished to share this week.  You can also click over and ‘like my FB page where I’ve been posting sketches of my ideas.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Owl Valentine’s with Anna Griffin Designer Papers

Just wanted to share this set of 4 Owl cards I listed in the Etsy shop today.

Click the clock button on the right side-bar to see more detailed photos in the listing.

And please feel free to share the link with anyone who loves owls.  :)

All sales from my little Etsy shop go to Dr. Neilan and his team at Boston Children’s Hospital.  They are working toward a cure for Cockayne Syndrome.

Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Thanks for taking a look!

Super Art Friday-Owl Valentine’s

This week’s art affair was ‘owl’ about having fun!

We were in the craft store yesterday and saw owl themed Valentine’s stuff everywhere.

I got home and  designed this simple pattern so we could make some owls of our own.

You’re welcome to borrow this pattern, and please link back if you make some cards with it, I’d love to see them.

I made the pattern so that the smaller sized hearts can be made using a 1″ heart punch and a 1/2″ heart punch, if you have them.

I gathered some card making supplies and invited some artistic friends to join us…

I set out stamps and punched hearts ahead of time.  Punching ahead makes it easier for the little people.

Here are some of my favorites from today…

This first one was made by my friend’s daughter. She has such an eye for card making!

She gets it from her extremely talented mom, who made this one…

My daughter made this one using a flower stamp sideways for a tree branch-so creative!

I made this one experimenting with different colored papers and folding the wing over so that the owl can ‘hold’ something lik e a balloon…

Or a kite…

And this one with some funky colors and patterns, holding a little flag..

I made this one using only paper that I found in the trash can!

Love the mixed-media look of this one my friend made–the different patterns look cool.

Valentine’s Day always sneaks up on me! This was a fun way to get some cute cards made and have a fun time with friends.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!