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Peek-a-Boo Lace Brassiere Card

 Hi all, This is a very special card that I made for a special someone. The woman receiving it underwent a double mastectomy. We all know, this is a  a traumatic experience for anyone and also a time when any degree of gentleness that can be bestowed upon the recipient is absolutely important. Gentleness is the sentiment I wanted to convey with this beautiful card and envelope, and as it was requested, a little humor as well. Laughter is the best medicine of course! I began with a brassiere that I designed and selected a soft pink pattern for.  To make it even more delicate, I added several layers of antique lace, tulle, and texture throughout with soft embossed papers. For a very feminine touch, the corsage included pretty flowers and a feather. It was important to me that it still keep the message that she is beautiful. The shaped card does open, and there is a secret message inside just for her that reads:  "I'm here to support you". Thi

Swan Mother Mixed Media piece

Hi friends! I had a little request to make a mini album with a Swan theme, and led to this! I wanted to find the right image and decided that rather than search the internet for the "perfect one", I should just paint my own. After all, this is what I LOVE to do! I used Canson Mixed Media paper, my Sennelier Watercolors,  Ranger Oxide inks, Spectrum Noir Markers, and gold acrylic paint, among other things... I added little details as I like with texture paste, and made sure I gave it my personal touch with different design elements. This was simply for fun, and I look forward to incorporating this painting into my other projects just as I have before. I love doing this, as I get to make one-of-a kind items that you won't find anywhere else. Let's face it, swans aren't a new "thing", but this one has a lovely gaze, as her little baby looks into the water.  My message behind this piece is simple. Tranquility is sometimes found

Special Little Girl Square Easel Card

Special Little Girl Hi friends! Today I am sharing a special little card I made for a young girl using my Santoro London Gorguss Girl Stamp : No. 55 All These Words . These adorable little girl stamps add so much whimsy and beauty to any project, and they seem to say a lot with their sweet little faces. I began by coloring the image in soft lavender colors, and making the background a soft-watercolor-like wash using Ranger Oxide Inks . To make the image pop even more, I added Recollections Glass Glitter on the star in her hands.  I used Stitched-and scalloped dies nested on top of each other to add texture, and dimension, while keeping within the color scheme. For a touch of femininity, I also added flowers, specialty yarn, and pearls . To continue the theme of the stamp, I was sure to include little stars, stitched in silver, as a little wand, and also a two-layer tag topped with star-themed paper. The inside also got the star-treatment as a space for a

The Love Story Mini Album

Oooh La La!! Can I say any more about this awesome Parisian style Mini Album? It has the cutest details that were just begging for a super girly project! Here I will share with you what I made... As you can see, the cover has beautiful layers of a variety of flowers, all cascading on the front-right hand side, with added details and layered pieces. The title: The Love Story. Who gets to write it? You of course! I have included a beautiful Eiffel tower, in gorgeous shimmering silver paper, as well as a film strip created with Vellum. This is all backed up with layers upon layers of beautiful sturdy card. This mini album with hold all of your treasured memories for a very long time. No need to worry about the structure, as it has a very sturdy spine, finished in lovely laces, and even a dangling charm with added baubles, flowers, pearls, and Eiffel towers.  The inside pages vary in size. Some have antique laces, as you can see in this picture... I bal