Monday, August 17, 2015

It's Been A While ......

I realized this morning that I haven't written since June 25. I had no idea, it had been so long. I've had bronchitis and it made me feel terrible. Then I took medication to cure it and that made me feel worse. It took me weeks to get back to myself and have energy.

Then I visited my dad and we celebrated his 92 birthday at the beginning of August. My dad is amazing. He's in perfect health other than one knee. The cartilage has just worn out and for the first time in his whole life he had to hire someone to cut his grass. He felt really bad that he had to do that but his knee just won't let him walk behind the lawn more any longer. 

I also went on a short art vacation. I'll post more about that later.

I received this card for my birthday from Donna G. It really intrigued me.  I love how she used so many different pieces of paper to make it and how they go in all the different directions.  It inspired me to give that technique a try.
It says:  Don't Just Do Something, Sit There.

This bird is my first attempt. I have since made the wording darker because I realized you can't read it. It's in my recycled cook book art journal.

I am going to the Tennessee Stampers retreat in September and decided that I will make a Shoe box project using this technique.  

The bird and the pumpkins are made with scrapbook back ground paper. I finally used some of my scraps that I have been saving. 

The butterfly is Washi Tape.  Some of the shapes are dies and some were hand cut. It's very easy to do. I used sticky back paper to make mine but you could use a tape runner or a glue stick and do the same thing.   


  1. Boo, I love making these "scrap" cards! I'm glad this one has inspired you! Great projects.

  2. Beautiful art Boo. Could you do some instructional photos' next time you do one pretty please? I'm not always very smart at grasping concepts and visuals make it much easier. (or I'm just plain dumb, lol!) However, I love them all and how nice that your friend inspired you.
    I think your dad is amazing too, to be so healthy and still active. Good prospects for you ;) I'm so glad you are back to good health and have a retreat to look forward to {{Hugs}}

  3. Hi Boo! Sorry to hear you were so ill - and even worse after taking meds! Blah :( Glad you're over that ordeal now.
    Love your bird! Looks like a very fun technique, so I have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!
    I ditto what Twinkle said above about your dad ♥