Thursday, July 30, 2009

Money Tree Cards are Listed

Here are my brand new Money Tree Cards!! For those who doubt you, now you have proof that money grow on trees!

From the left in picture with 3 , there's a red maple, silver maple and white oak.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Money does grow on Trees

Whoever told you that money doesn't grow on trees was wrong!! My bright idea yesterday was to create notecards with the shredded money and put tree leaves on the front!! I made the cards this morning and they look fabulous and are in the drying press right now. It takes 24 hours for them to dry slowly. This maintains the flatness of the cards. I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fruit Salad!!

I went to my cousin's yesterday to pick blueberries. I took this fruit salad. Here are the pictures, I think it is beautiful. First, I cut up golden delicious apples, then South Carolina Peaches, Kiwi and topped it off with strawberries. We had a wonderful time talking, laughing and picking berries, not to mention a few mimosas!!
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Just Listed!!

Here is my newest handmade paper card!! I picked a couple of Tulip Popular Leaves and placed on the front of the card and used a scrap of abaca to secure the leaves in place. It kind of looks like a cloud. What do you think?

After vacation, I've been kinda slow to start making paper again. I need a great idea to inspire me!! Do you have one? Please comment and give me your thoughts. If I choose to use your idea and make some cards you suggest, you will be the first to receive a pack of 5. Make sure and leave me a way to contact you. There is nothing I hate more than not being able to contact a winner:-(

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Photos of Williamsburg, VA

As promised, here are a few of the photos from our trip to Williamsburg, VA. We did have a great time and now I'm struggling to get back in the groove of making paper. I have a couple of new ideas.
First, this was our lunch spot in a historic building. It was off by itself, so it felt like a private dining room. Next, a home in Yorktown with cannon balls still embedded and finally a sampling of the very sweet food which the Colonists ate. The food was also very salty, which was their method of preserving meats.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Coming to end of Vacation

I've spent the week in Williamsburg, VA. What a beautiful city and area!! We, my family, have enjoyed historic Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. In fact I'm at a history overload and can't quote you any facts. Well, maybe I've remembered one--Jamestown created the first industry in the new world. With sand, silica and ash, they became glassblowers and shipped their products all over the new world and back to England.

I'll post pictures when I get home....I forgot my cable for computer and camera:-(

We'll be heading back tomorrow.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Well, I've had to strain my pulp and close the paper making machine down for my week long vacation. You don't want to smell pulp gone bad!! I am really looking forward to getting away to Williamsburg, VA with my husband and son. I'll try to blog one or two times with some photos. Hope all of you continue to have a great summer.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And the winner is......ME. Look at the miniature sunflower against a Tulip Popular leaf. It makes a wonderful card.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My best friend just called me a paper making machine and I will accept that title. This morning I made some cards with silver leaf maples on the front for my gallery close by in Waynesville. Then as my son is talking about cutting the grass, we spy a yellow sunflower. I said that would look good on a card and it was a race between the two of us to see who could get the flower... :-) Look for the winner tomorrow.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The money paper is made!!! The notecards look great and think of the possiblities of enclosing real money inside the card. As a part of the economic stimulus package, I'm selling two cards for $5. Check out my etsy site to purchase these unique gift cards.

Also, I will be participating in Christmas In July Sale on my etsy site. Buy any 3 items from my store and receive FREE shipping and free gifts. In the memo line, mention blog offer 3 for free ship!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I have two wonderful things to share with you. First, I've made some money paper note cards. They are drying right now. The cards are going to be perfect for all occasions and including a gift card inside. Next I was selected for another Treasury!! This one's theme is the mountains. Check it out, my wasp rockcress note cards are included. The curator is Check out this store as well.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My birthday gift is a bag of shredded US Currency. I've been waiting on it to come and it arrived yesterday!!! Yeah, Guess what I'll be making tomorrow--a puzzle to have some extra money--no, just kidding. I will make some paper note cards! That will be fantastic way to spread the economic stimulus package all around.



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