Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Cut Above Online Card Class....Day 3

Day 3....
Shaped Cards

Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and Nichol Magouirk.

They are teaching techniques for using your dies (Part 1) and Silhouette machines (Part 2).

Ok so here is my master plan....
I am busting out some of the homework from some of the 5 classes I am enrolled in....
Play Time. NEXT UP-! will be Watercolor and Lettering. YEAH.

I know that I am so very lucky to be able to create for a living and I am so grateful for my flexibility. HOWEVER- Classes like these make me not want to leave the painting/craft studio. When I should be in the Glass studio... Sigh with a HUGE smile.

I love everything about this quote from Tim Holtz stamps: the words and the font.
"Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering."

Paper: SEI (from SO long ago) Black Orchid
Spellbinders die
Ink: Close to my Heart in Smoothie
Stamps: Quote and Flower Tim Holtz; Woodgrain: Hero Arts
Markers: Tombow (for watercolor look)
Jewels: Prima say it is crystals

See you soon and thank you for your wonderful comments...
Truly love to read them.


  1. If I didn't know better, I would have thought you truly painted those flowers. Wow! Sometimes people don't know how to be soft when attempting a watercolored look...this is perfect!

  2. The softness of the flowers with the beautiful pop of the background color is gorgeous! Perfect balance.

  3. Such a beautiful card. I love the intricate diecut you used for the shape and the colors..Love Tim's quote too!

  4. Stunning card. Love the borders and the watercoloring is amazing!