Blogiversary and Butterfly Card For Class

wow, it’s been a year since i started this blog.  my goal was to motivate myself to continue to be creative and participate in challenges while i traveled along on my grief journey after the loss of my son in june 2009; i needed something to focus on so i didn’t lose myself in the sadness.

thank goodness there are no challenge rules to blogging; i post when i can, share when i want and try my best to maintain a positive tone, even if i’m not feeling up to it.

throughout this past year, i’ve met some wonderful and caring friends along the way and i appreciate the comments, support and encouragement. i love visiting blogs and finding cute images that make me smile, posts that make me laugh and cards that are just so inspiring – all i could ever do is wish to be so talented.

my goal for the upcoming year remains unchanged, although i might push myself to try new techniques. for now, i’m enjoying my comfort zone and monthly challenges that allow me to move at my own pace.  i’m also having fun teaching watercolouring with distress inks classes at the papercraft cafe and this is one of the cards for my July 16 class.  i’m submitting this to the flutterby wednesday’s open challenge this week. thanks so much for popping by.

blue and brown butterfly on circle matted with brown against blue and brown designer paper

Vintage Lady

vintage lady with hat and parasol in pink surrounded by pink and green floral paper
it’s sir stampalot challenge’s one year birthday this month and they are celebrating with extra prizes.  if you like challenges, you’ll love this one – match a photo and tiny piece of card to the design team member.  i created this card for the april theme of ladies and fashion; my image is watercoloured, the edges distressed and pearls added.  thanks for popping by.