Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring is Here!

Yes it is Spring here in NorthEast Tennessee. There were many days of lovely warm weather with a bright blue sky and everything was blooming. Now of course we have had 4 days of solid gray skies and cold -- but that is what Spring is all about here. I am not discouraged. I love spring even when it gets cold again. I went to a large Scrapbooking Store in Pigeon Forge yesterday and was there just in time to get to make a card in a free demo. It was fun and I love the card. It is the one with the daffodils. Then I got a new stamp set with the little girl and the cat from Flower Soft. I made the purple card with it and just love the set. NOw I am thinking of Easter and all kinds of spring crafts. I would like to say I took the lovely sunrise pictures from our front yard but I have to admit i would never be up that early. My husband took it them as he went to raise his flag.
I'm off to make more cards. Next week I am starting to clean my craft room for real!! Have a great week!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Tribute

I haven't been able to post for awhile as just too much had been going on in my life. I did want to pay tribute to a dear friend of mine.

ON February 28th, 2011 my friend Pat Phillips went home to be with the Lord. She has been a great friend to me even though she was 30 years older than me. She has been such an inspiration to me. When I was in my 20's she taught me that it was ok to love dolls even when you were an adult. She encouraged me to make my first soft sculpture doll and even made a kimono for it. She always encouraged me and was so complimentary of stuff I made even though she was a true artist herself. She had been very discouraged that she couldn't sew, paint, or draw much anymore since a stroke a few years ago but did get to make Valentine Paperdolls with us when I was in Florida about a week before she died. She has been a true mentor to me and I just wanted to say thank you to her. I will miss her always.

This is a card I made for my Mom but it reminds me of Pat too.