Sunday, April 26, 2009

Anniversary Giveaway Alert!!!...

This giveaway is now CLOSED!!!

April 27th marked my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Of Papercutting!!! I am very excited about this, and I have decided that I will be doing a giveaway of this 4 x 6 inch papercut card, titled "Spring's Entourage", for one interested person. (use it or frame it, but I like versatility.) :-)

If you are interested in entering this giveaway, follow the instructions below...

1) leave a comment on this post telling me which of my papercuts is your favorite and maybe why...

2) Link me in your blog AND/OR become a Follower (see box in right hand column), and I will give you ONE extra comment. Just leave a second comment letting me know you are doing this, okay? :-)

3) And do so by Sunday, May 10, 2009 (Mother's Day)(open til 11:59 PM wherever you are)... I am sorry, but any entries received after this date will not be counted. And, as long as all goes well, I will announce the winner on my son's fifth birthday, Tuesday, May 12th, 2009.

This is open to anyone, internationally, so spread the word!!!

Oh! And you do not have to join Blogger or Blogspot. Just feel free to sign in as "anonymous" leaving your first name AND first letter of your last name so I know who you are (please do so even if you are family or a long-time friend), along with an email address or a way to reach you. If you would rather not leave an email address, please check in on the 12th to know who the winner is.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

For All Artists Out There...

I came across this bit of interesting and useful advice over at Joy Deeann Carson's art blog, and thought it worth passing on. It can be encouraging just to have choices put before you, to chew on, and then possibly inspire you to do something new and different. Please do stop by Joy's blog, and peruse her amazing works of art. I guarantee that something will catch your eye.

And, click on this link to read "How to Sell Art by Clint Watson"

Keep creating... Learning... Growing... Using the talents God has given you to make your own world, and the world around you, a better place. You just never know how it can touch a heart... Have a great day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

April 13, 2009 The Gift Of New Beginnings (for short)...

The Gift Of New Beginnings Because Of One's, Jesus', Loving Sacrifice (for short "The Gift Of New Beginnings..."

This is my Easter card to Anthony this year. Easter, to me, is about Life, Forgiveness, Healing... This is why Easter is special to me. I believe wholeheartedly that celebrating the "holy-days" is important. As much as people might say that we should celebrate them every day- I agree, but...- the Bible is full of moments where God told one of His children to build a memorial to always remember God's blessings, God's faithfulness and love during/after a certain event. In reality, life gets in the way every day of truly remembering and always appreciating Christ's birth and what He did on the cross. We try, but are often distracted.

To me, these days of celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, now, Easter- are memorial days... to remember. What an opportunity to do something special, different to possibly draw our kid's hearts closer to Jesus- His way, His truth, His life. To focus on Him and praise Him in a grander way than we do NOT do every other day. What a great time to remember what Life is really about and what really matters.

Thank you, Jesus, for Your loving sacrifice of love to me, to us!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

April 12, 2009 S.S. Nozze In Amalfi...

S.S. Nozze In Amalfi... (measures in at 8x10 inches, click picture to view it larger)

My friend, Elaine, asked me if I would consider doing a papercut for a gift to her father who just got remarried. Here it is.The Honeymoon is called the "viaggio di nozze" in Italian, so I thought it would make for an added memory. There are some things that turned out differently than the actual layout of Amalfi, but I like it. I hope they do, too.

Congratualtions to the happy couple!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5, 2009 Maurizio's Birthday Card...

Tanti Auguri, Maurizio! (Many Congratulations, Maurizio)

Get this!! My second nephew (my husband's sister's son)was almost 9 when I married my husband and joined the family, and today he is turning 19!!! I tell you, the time flies. Here is the card I made for him.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Finalmente Primavera (Finally Springtime)...

Sorry for not being around much. We have been really busy with some rather serious stuff here. You can see what I mean at the following link.

Here is the only card I have been able to accomplish since the last one posted. Hope you are well and having a great day.