Obsessed with Tag Making

I have been making tags that can also serve as a journal dashboard 
as support while writing in journals. 

I was inspired by Rachel of Roxy Creations.
I love watching her videos on You Tube.
I tried not to think too hard about which colors to work with.
When I did, I ended up feeling stuck.

I am trying to use up my painted paper stash,
as well as my card stock supply.

Most of the labels were digital purchased from 
I fussy cut the botanicals from a beautiful floral book.
As the tags accumulated,
I started to group them by similarities, along with my growing 
stash of fiber art, and other collaged ephemera for journaling.

I have not decided if I will be listing these in kits, 
or maybe create journals around the color palette of the tags.

For now, I will just keep making these botanical tags, 
til I run out of my cut flowers.

I have also started using some of my pressed flowers 
from the garden this year.
I will take more photos when I have
another batch of tags ready.

For now I will keep making tags & other journal ephemera as my winter project.
In the evenings, I work on little slow stitch projects.

My goal is to have something to offer in my Etsy shop before spring.
I will announce here when I'm ready.

 Thanks for Looking!


Happy Holidays

 For many, 2020 is a year to forget
A pandemic and divisive political season
overshadowed many events in our lives.

I remain grateful & hopeful
and thankful for all the good in my life.

This holiday will be simpler for me
a time to reflect on past memories
and current blessings.

I re-opened my Etsy shop this year
trying to get used to all the changes,
and was pleasantly surprised.

We welcomed a new (and first) grand-daughter,
bringing laughter and joy to our lives.

I am working hard behind the scenes,
creating and learning new skills.
Slowly I will be introducing new work.
Working a full-time day job
makes it difficult at times, 
but I am getting there.

 I just want to thank the
folks that support what I do, 
and extend a special thank you
to all the heroes on the front line.

Stay Safe, it won't always be this way.
We will get beyond this.
Happy Holidays
God Bless the USA


Missing in action...

 So much sadness to process...
We buried our beloved cat.
The pain was more raw than I expected.
I didn't realize the hold he had on my heart.
Diagnosed with lymphoma
6 months turned into over a year
That is when the closeness really developed
He needed me as much as I needed him
A beautiful bond, 
a memory I will forever cherish fondly.
I can't look at photos yet.

So time passes when you take time to heal.

Politics has never been so hurtful 
and dramatic, 
and divisive.
How did we get here?
I'm seeing sides of folks I have never seen before.
Family and Friends.
It's hard to comprehend.

Anyway, tried to focus in the studio,
and I have been making things.
Waiting for the best light to take photos,
grabbing time when I can to edit the photos,
then figure out something clever for the description,
and find time to get everything uploaded to Etsy.

I'm slowly making progress behind the scenes.
So fingers crossed, I can get the shop stocked really soon.

Oh, and we have a little grand-daughter in the family,
and she is a little heartbreaker!
So, I have been busy.

I heard Christmas Carols somewhere this week!

Be well and safe.
Life is good.