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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Time to Read

My Sheri Crafts this week has an interesting challenge called "Read Across America".  I am still playing snowbird in Arizona so I had to really put my thinking cap on to make a card for this challenge.  

I searched my stash of odds and ends that I had brought with me for this trip and came across some pattern paper that had definitions of words on it and I also came across a calendar, some small scrapbook letters and a Big News scrap I had used part of for another collage.

I had this girl reading digital image from Kenny K. in my stash. I thought my findings would make an interesting card.  Under the special event column of the calendar I added the words "reading week" with the small scrapbook letters.  I then began arranging my collage. To have my pieces tie into each other I coloured them with Distress Inks and outlining some with a blue pen. The digital image was coloured with Copic Markers.  To complete my card I added a few brads and some bling. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday #260 Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy #52 Anything Goes


  1. Love your card! It is so perfect for the theme at MSC! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  2. Your collage card is SOOO creative; LOVE your take on our theme -- thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts Challenge!!!

  3. I love this card - there's so much fun stuff going on here! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!