Sunday, April 26, 2009

I had a blast on Saturday, of course, making paper. I picked two different types of yellow wildflowers, violets from my friend, Linda's yard and candy tuft from my yard to make a spring note card. I am making a new way to package my stationery. I will take a bigger piece of handmade paper and fold into a folio and have the 5 HMP cards and 5 envelopes inside a similar pulp. These will be coming out this week. Check my etsy site for these cards. (

Thanks for any comments you give me. I love to read them.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring Break Fun--Hauling Dirt and Rocks!

My family just got back from 2 nights and 3 days in the Franklin, NC area. We camped at Standing Indian Campground and it was in the thirties at night!!! My feet were cold both night even with socks. This beautiful flower is Bloodroot and was blooming lots of places.

We had fun at Mason's Mine where you dig your own dirt and sift through it. We were trying to find sapphires. My son found at total of 17 carats worth, my husband found an 8.8 carat one and I, unbelievably, found an 11.93 sapphire!!

I never have such luck and this was found at about 3:30. I was tired and not into hunting any more and it was my last bucket of dirt! I was motivated to go dig two more buckets and try again, needless to say.

The next day we went to a place to where you can legally carry out rocks. They are a beautiful green. We carried out some to put around my flower garden.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Flower Cards Finished!!

The flower cards are finished. Take a look at the results!! Everyone loves them and they are perfect for spring notes to mothers, friends and family.
These flowers are "Common Smooth Rockcress" Arabis laevigata. Each pack has 5 notecards for $15 with envelopes. The left is a natural pack, the right is 2 square. Choose your favorite!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Papermaking Fun!!

On Friday when I was driving home from work, I stopped in a field and picked these flowers.

Then on Saturday, I spent time making paper and pressing these flowers in the paper.

There are simple cards and then there are the ones which I had fun
adding color of other HMP papers.

The picture on right is the wet paper pressed on a green army blanket, the picture above is after the paper has been pressed under a hydraulic press for 20 minutes

and I've transferred it to a white sheet to take it through a drying process. Check out my etsy store for these neat cards by the end of this week!!



What kind of seeds would you buy in a handmade paper card?