Saturday, August 30, 2014

Better late than never!!!

Isn't this wonderful?  A wonderful friend of mine took a couple digital stamps I designed and made this wonderful card awhile back.  I wanted to say thank you and let you all see there is a lot I haven't shared.  

Here is the inside of the card. 

Wouldn't this be a great card to share!   

Friday, August 29, 2014

I'm finally connecting!

It is always a struggle for me to post.  Sometimes I don't have the picture available, or I think about it and then forget (old timers setting in? LOL,) or most generally I'm not sure that I'm really that interesting!  I'm ordinary, even if now disabled. I just don't have much excitement.  But, I'm usually happy and always grateful. I'm happy to take your prayer requests and honored to go before The Lord with those requests.

So now to share a little crafty goodness and to hear some of yours!

On Oriental Scrapping Yahoo Group a wonderful lady made this observation.  And because I don't do this much, I forgot to write her name down. Please forgive me for that.

7)  Don't disregard some of the 'kid' or 'student' lines made by some of the bigger art supply manufacturers.  Did you know that the gel sticks made by Faber Castell are the same as gelatos?  I know because when they were introduced at CHA a few years back, I asked a representative what the difference was.  In a nutshell?  The gelatos are color coordinated and part of their mixed media system.  You're paying for the matching of certain colors and the specialized color palette.  Now the difference is that gelatos have more colors to choose from.  If you just want basics, buy the kid ones, they are the same (I have some of the first gelatos and they aren't even marked differently on the tube from the gel sticks--I've since forgotten which is which and cannot tell them apart).  The colors in the kids line are acid free and 'color fast' and at one time had the *exact* same write up as the costlier gelatos.  F-C isn't the only company to do this; look for a sale and try a 'kid' brand now and could be pleasantly surprised :)

With money being tighter for most of us, I thought about this and have found less expensive alternatives on some things too. I hope that this helps you discover ways to save money in different areas of your life. 

I'm hoping to post more regularly to help me accomplish some goals.  Please pray toward that!   And thank you!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hi all

I'm sorry I've not posted lately.  I've been drawing and thought I would share some things I've completed. 

There is more, but just wanted to say, have a great day!!!


Friday, May 2, 2014

Second Post Tonight

 Karen did it again! Check out her LINK

I just love this!

Have a great day.


Cutter Files and Designs

 My friend Karen is busy designing again. She does such an amazing job!   Check out her blog HERE.

Remember her blog and signup with bloglovin to get updates when posted. She does great tutorials and has great inspiration for all of us!

 Have a great Day!


Friday, April 25, 2014

By the Sea

 Again I've been out of touch awhile. So more news than one post should hold. But to fill in a bit, I have a friend who is very creative and uses many things I design.

 I would like to share something right now. Karen Conner used a digi Stamp I designed for Robyns Fetish to create a wonderful canvas.  The new digi has not been posted yet, but there are plenty more.

Check out Karen's Blog Here 
and please leave her some love on her blog.

I am also selling card size stencils for $3 .75 each  plus shipping. All hand drawn and made by me just for you! I've got almost 100 in the store at under Stencils by Retta
With almost 50 more coming out soon.

Thanks for looking, more to come if I can catch up with myself!

 Blessings everyone!