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Archive for the month “June, 2016”

Crafty Today: Butterfly Card

Butterfly card

I fell in love with this die cut so I had to have it.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Stampin’ Up butterfly die cut
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • cardstock, plain and glittered
  • pearl gem stickers
  • adhesive

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut the butterfly die cut.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the butterfly to the embossed cardstock and add the pearl gem stickers to the butterfly.

I have used this card on several occasions for various recipients.  It is simple and beautiful and begs to be made over and over again.


Utility Box Art #6

Utility Box Art #6

The art on this box definitely has an anime feel to it.  Her persona changes depending on her mood as evidenced by the different hair color, skin color and outfit on each panel.

Utility Box Art #6

I love art for this reason as it is your interpretation of what you are seeing.  The artist can explain what it truly means, but ultimately it is your reaction and view of it that really matters.

Utility Box Art #6

It is a nice colorful addition to this busy street corner along one of the main drags in town.

Utility Box Art #6

Last week, an article was published in the local paper, the South Pasadena Review, that the city has approved ten more boxes to be painted.  This is fabulous news as it brings more public art for the masses to see on a daily basis.  It also sparks conversations about art and how it should be an integral part of the community.  I can’t wait to see what will be on display in the next phase, but I have four more boxes to share with you to complete this series.  Stay tuned!



Front Door Series #9

Front Door Series #9

Love the mail slot in the door.

This charming period Craftsman home is in my immediate neighborhood and we pass by often.  The slim panels with beveled glass adds some interest to the substantial wood door, which is most probably original to the house.  This home faces east so the front porch is in deep shade in the late afternoon with a lovely view of their drought tolerant garden filled with amazing colors and textures.  Divine!

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