Saturday, December 24, 2011

December designs

                                                 Posting these because I made them and need some praise

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More of the same

                                               Same background stamp 
                                               Different use

Sunday, December 4, 2011


                                           I received these two stamps from a secret santa
                                           Background stamps are a challenge for me but I
                                           am determined to work with  it
                                           Here is my first endeavor

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I got to make paper
So here is what I did with the mushrooms

Now there is more space in the freezer for Christmas Cookies

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I selected three of the stronger shoots to transplant 
They are in a 3 inch pot , the timing is off to put them in the ground 
when they  are ready but I will keep them in pots until Spring. 
My best guess is the two larger ones are road side phlox and
I am not sure on the smaller one yet.I am ready to make the 
mushroom paper but it is much too cold out today to play in the water. SOON

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 18

These were taken on day 18
There are several little plants poking up I hope you can see them
They look like herbs my best guess is thyme but I could be wrong
There is a straight blade there which is likely a grass.
Time will tell

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Plant a Card

It is day 16
I have been diligent about watering and checking and was about ready to get discouraged
Today I see green . It is very tiny and with my limited camara ability I won't be able to get a photo of it for awhile but it is there . Maybe in a few days it will get stronger and bigger.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Use a good potting soil. Lay the card on surface
Cover with a thin layer of soil . You can grow it right out of the paper but I like to lightly cover the paper
This now has to be kept moist. Daily I mist with a spray bottle
I have it sitting in a south window at my work station so I don't forget
I will let you know when I see sprouts.
                                                             Wet the page you intend to plant

Plant a card

                               The pan, pot, bowl or tray you use should be  cleaned I use a little bleach            
                               and line it with coffee filters

Plant a Card

                                First let me remind you that the seed in my paper is a wildflower herb mix.
                                Some times the front of the card is a treasure so I cut the back section off
                                 and use it.

Friday, August 19, 2011


                                                              Simmer for several hours                                                      Put is the freezer until I can make paper
                              I save the juice as well , it makes a nice tan color in the sheet of paper
                                                   I will let you know when I make the paper

The Plan

                                                                    Bring to a boil

Mushroom gift

                                                                   Mushroom Gift

               A very special friend of mine went out this morning a gathered these mushrooms for me
               My broken ankle is still healing I can't stand long enough to make paper , so I have a plan

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4 2011

                                        Went to a wonderful annual party and has a super time
                                         Decided to make this Thank You card Since I have a
                                         cast on my foot and can not make paper right now
                                          I want to add things to my blog

Saturday, April 16, 2011


                                                      Need a little color in your white .
                                                 .. add shredded yarn for any color you like ,
                                                          in this case I like pink

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mushroom and Tissue


                                           Adding the mushrooms to tissue pulp make the paper
                                           much softer , easier to fold and cut for cards. Different
                                           mushrooms and/or the volume of mushrooms used
                                           can create interesting effects

                                             Mushrooms, eat them ? Not a chance.

                              I use all sort of mushrooms to make paper, and I often mix them .
                              It depends on what nature gives me to work with .
                              When I make paper just with the mushroom it is brittle
                              and hard to use for cards.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cork? Really?

Now what are the uses of cork ?
Plug a bottle, pin up notices even  flooring
Who would think to try to make paper with it ?
Well I did , the paper is pretty crisp , maybe you would say brittle
It cannot be folded or cut in a straight edge ,it can be gently torn
and glued to cardstock either in sheet or pieces.
Some cork put in paper pulp may work differently HUMMM another venture