Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

Last week on August 15th I celebrated another birthday, and I received such delightful Tilda cards from my parents and sister, that I want to share them with you.  Last year I introduced my mother and sister to coloring with Copic markers, and coloring Tilda is a lot of fun for them, especially my mother.  I was very touched with the cards I received, and I hope you like them as much as I do!

This is the card my mother made for me.  She did a great job on the hair!  Isn't she cute?
My sister Anabel made this for me, and she knows green is my favorite color!
                             Anabel made this card for my father to give me, and it's adorable!
Needless to say, I had a wonderful birthday, and although I received many lovely and memorable cards, these three are very special to me.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I Love Paris

"... I love Paris in the springtime.... I love Paris in the fall.... I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles... I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles...." What can I say?  This song by Cole Porter says it all for me.  I visited Paris several years ago and fell in love with the City of Light.  Paris has an irrestible magic for me, and I am drawn to anything with a French theme.  I had purchased these vintage Paris themed papers a long time ago, and last week I got the urge to make some cards using them as the background.  I used vintage photos to give them a look of nostalgia, especially the ones with the pictures of Josephine Baker, who was quite the chanteuse and the toast of Paris in the 1920's.

                                                 Josephine Baker                                                 
                                   Showgirl from the Folie Bergere                                  

                                  Another memory of the Folie Bergere                                     
                                                      The fabulous Josephine Baker
Casino de Paris showgirl
Memories of Paris