Sunday, August 30, 2009

Show and Tell

Wanted to share a couple things with you that I recently received. Remember the flip flops I made for the Flip Flop Swap? Here are the ones I received. I have them hanging on a ribbon over a mirror in my dining room. Just a week left to enjoy their beauty, before all traces of summer are removed and Fall takes its place.

Last weekend I attended my ATC (artist trading card) club meeting. It was such fun! They always teach us a new technique. Most recently we learned about using gold foil, something I've never used before. We used the foil on the moon in this ATC that we made during the meeting.

There are 16 club members that each contributed a card for the month of August. Our theme was "Under the Sea". It's so interesting to see all the different perceptions. Aren't they beautiful?

I was the lucky recipient of "Pay It Forward", hosted by Deb, our Garage Sale Gal. She spoiled me with massive vintage goodies and two beautiful handmade cards. I have been having such a good time creating things this summer and these items are going to be such fun to put to use!!

Check back tomorrow for my "Pay It Forward" so I can bestow upon you some luscious treats just because!!

When in Sanibel recently, I found this print that I framed yesterday. I am going to hang it in my bedroom in the little spot I carved out for myself to create fun things. I just love the colors and the feeling it evokes.

We all have creative thoughts popping into our head daily. We just need to grasp those thoughts and run with them. There's no finish line so enjoy the journey!


Kay said...

Your last paragraph really touched me. I need you to be my neighbor, Joyce so you can tell me stuff like that everyday. I need some motivation.

You're right! I'll try to do something tomorrow. Yes... yes... I will.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I'm afraid I don't have many creative thoughts popping in my hear--certainly not like yours. I'll just have to observe your creations and live vicariously.

myaliasgigi said...

Goregeous Joyce, the flip flops are all so unique!

Sherri said...

Joyce, love those flip flops!

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Loved the flipflops and the "under the sea" pictures. I don't have a creative bone in my body so I will enjoy your creations. I really like the poster you framed. And I agree wholeheartedly with Kay, can I be your neighbo??
P.S. Thanks sooo much for your kind and thoughtful comments on my blog, they certainly made me feel "better"!


Those flip-flops are too cute...lots of work went into them.
Glad you like the PIF gifts and sure hope someone signs up.
Lots of nice ATC cards too.
Deb :)

Whitney said...

OMG the flip flops that you got back are sooo cute!! I absolutely love them!! And all of your card from your swap look so cute too! :) I am going to try to do my blog more often now! So check back every once and awhile :)


Rhondi said...

Hi Joyce
It looks like you're having lots of fun being creative and sharing creativity! The flip flops are adorable and I love the way you have them all hanging together!
((hugs)) Rhondi