New Butterfly Cards for Cockayne Syndrome

5Two new sets of lovely butterfly cards are in the shop, all proceeds go to medical research for Cockayne Syndrome.

The first set has a “Happy Birthday”,  “Bless Your Heart”, and a blank one for all occassions. You can purchase these cards for medical research here and a small information card on CS will be included.

The second set that has been added to the shop is a set of 3 beautiful “Thank You” cards in similar style. These cards are made with careful attention to detail, permanent adhesive, designer papers, and delicate dimensional accents. Please consider purchasing a set of hand-made cards to further critical research into this tragic disease.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed Memorial Day!
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New Butterfly Cards with ‘Sweet Nectar’ Papers




These 2 pretty sets of butterfly cards were just listed in my shop for CS research.

I used the bright ‘Sweet Nectar’ designer papers from KC Company on these. The colors are so cheerful and fun!

If you know anyone who likes handmade cards or butterflies, or both, please pass on the link!

I send the money from my shop to Boston Children’s Hospital, where a few brilliant minds are trying to solve the puzzles of Cockayne Syndrome.

Hope you’re having a great week, thanks for stopping by!

Autumn Colored Butterfly Cards


The heat is relentless here in central Texas!! 104, 102, 103, 105…..Some are saying this will prove to be the worst drought in our state’s history. It’s already the worst drought in my lifetime. Everyone asks the same question, “Is it EVER going to rain?”

I sure hope so. And the rains and cooler weather of autumn can’t come too soon!

Autumn colored butterfly cards for sale at my Etsy shop: “Cards for Cockayne Syndrome“.  All proceeds to research!




Turning Art Postcards into Thank-You Cards

I was running short on”thank-you” cards after Christmas so I decided to turn some of my art postcards into “thank-you’s” by stamping on them.  Instead of just stamping right on the card surface, I tried somethin’ different.

I rolled a section of white-out onto the card…

…scraped some of it off around the edges with scissors…

…and then, using a q-tip,  I rubbed in some distressing inks.

I tried to pick up some of the colors in the card, dark around the edges and lighter in the middle.

Then I stamped a small “thank-you” on it. 

Be sure and use a solvent based ink, like Staz-On, if you try this.  I used dye ink at first and you can see on the card below that it started to bleed.

This technique proved useful in making my art cards appropriate for all recipients–haha! I love baby tushies,  but I’ve learned over time that not everyone appreciates bare bums in the mail. Here’s an example of one I disguised. 

 (My sincere apologies Ms. Cassatt)

I think it looks kind of cool, especially on these impressionist art cards. It almost looks like the image  has worn away. 

Have a terrific weekend!