Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just Something on Mom's Desk

I discovered this painted picture on Mom's art desk as we were sorting through the Estate in the spring. I packed many art items away for "another day" as I needed time to pass before I placed items in permanent "homes". Today, it is the day before Dad's birthday ( he also passed away very close to the time Mom died) and I was looking for another item when I came across this very cheerful and bright watercolor Mom had made as a blog sample sometime last summer. I LOVED the colors and thought how it would have been a great birthday card for Dad! Mom always made Dad's cards and this would have been fitting! Happy Birthday Dad!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Something else I created with Authentique Papers

I had a stroke of luck after I made the Baby Shower Invitations and the other

Authentique Paper selections I had chosen at Archiver's coordinated perfectly with the poster board I had wanted to make celebrating the pregnancy! I have enough scraps to start a mini album too! I will have to focus and get that done! The banners

are of Authentique Papers as are the picture corners. I used a rosette from Making Memories and added the baby duck watercolor of my mother's art. I used alot of watercolor textured cardstock by The Paper Company for lettering and the duck as it really adds texture and picks up the dye colors wonderfully! This was fun to make and my son LOVED it! It resides on his dresser. Our grandson, Vincent, was born days after the shower and is just beautiful!