Ok, it has been awhile. But I’m still here, still sharing. There’s no way I can post it all, but I will show some samples below. This graphic directly links to my sets on Flickr, where you can access Christmas and winter designs and seasonal short videos for viewing and/or personal use.
I am linking below one of my specific Flickr pages with links to all my Christmas and winter design freebies. I’m a Christian, so most of them will reflect that. As God’s Word and Salvation are offered freely to all, so is this. No Commercial use, please. These are gifts for personal use. Great with and for the kids in your life, aged one to 92!
My Flickr site is having a few issues lately, but I think I’ve embedded this correctly for viewing. This is a compilation of spiritual-content artsy videos that tells a story. God’s story. Not mine. If the picture embed doesn’t work to view the video art, try the text link (text in red), if you want to view this. It works on my data phone, so hopefully somewhere you can view. Oh, and I’m not Hispanic, but have to view my Flickr site in that language at present to even get this. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon! If you view, enjoy. Thanks………..Mimi
This is a quick sampling of what I feature in my photostream for Breast Cancer Awareness, mimitalks, married under grace on Flickr.
Clicking on each of the photos below will bring you to that image on Flickr. You can right click to view it in original size and quality. There are also picture links in the first few comments on these images.
This links to info on a group project for Breast Cancer Awareness, which I began in 2008 because my mother was a Breast Cancer survivor.
As a group, we have done 6 Digital Breast Cancer Awareness Quilts, featured in one image here.
Our daughter, E-leigh, has been the poster girl for all of our digital Breast Cancer Awareness projects and my personal BCA images since she was 8. She is now 15.
I’m a Christian and offer this unrelated Color Page (free, downloadable, printable), both to celebrate winter and the God who started it all.
I don’t know if anyone’s reading this. I very well may be “talking” to myself, but here goes. Not only did I design over 30 different heart cards-you-put-together-yourself-with-a-secret-pocket for free download for Valentine’s Day – or anytime!,
I did some things for winter – for kids and their parents to do. Here’s two cool color pages, acknowledging the Creator of the world and celebrating winter at the same time. They are on my Flickr photo-sharing account. Each click on the pics below goes straight to the printable page for that designed color page – totally safe to right click and download to your hard drive at original size and then fit to a page when you print.
What’s in the video? I go a little artsy first, and then I demonstrate doing my
free, printable Card designs for Valentine or anytime that help you show the love. Why give this away?
Because He first loved me, and I want to share the talent I believe He gave me.
But…I promised thumbnails and here they are! Each picture button links to the free, downloadable, printable Valentine (many are for any time!) card design page for download, currently residing on my Flickr photo stream – and there are more…but you’ll see that when you go there. Each design page links back to here, if you need to come back. But everything you download is on Flickr! It’s perfectly safe to do so, just right click and download the original size of the style you want and follow my instructions there on how to make the card(s). Take a look at some of what I offer…
Just a few hearts doing a few fun things. I just love hearts! View this here or bigger on my Flickr photostream. You can come back here right away. I added a link back on the video page – or you can visit there awhile first. Your call…
After reading through the how-to blog to do my Valentine-or-any-time free, downloadable printable Cards with a secret pocket, click here or on the pic above to get started!
I decided a how-to for my make-it-yourself Valentine Cards was a good thing, and where better to do it than my blog? As I stated before, the actual downloads are on my Flickr image sharing account. That’s where you will go to get them.
Here’s the How-to-do-it: Instructions if designs are printed on acid-free, white cardstock:
Print to fit to a page on white, acid-free cardstock.
Use inkjet or laser printer.
Use paper cutter to cut out the cards in 2 rectangular shapes.
Before the cards are cut apart
Then fold end to end and lightly press the folded edge down with the heel of your hand or a Craft Bone (found at a Craft store), with the printed front side up for your fold.
Using sharp craft scissors, cut out the curvy line that forms the top of a secret pocket.
Now you’ve cut everything you need to. Next step is done with a pushpin.
Using a pushpin and laying your card on something that gives (like carpet or a foam-filled arm of a fabric-covered chair), make two tiny holes in the middle of the designated circles printed on the design.
From the printed side, push the prongs of two matching decorative mini-scrapbook brads (one through each hole) and through both layers of the folded card and extend the prongs lengthwise on the back of the folded card.
Once you do that, you have a pocket on the back of your card for a nice Valentine treat for the recipient! Lastly, insert a small, flat treat (edible or non-food item) in the pocket. These folded cards fit in a computer-size envelope (available at most office supply stores to be bought in bulk). Suggestions for the treat? Tea bags fit great. When I give these out to family and friends, I wrap candy hearts in cellophane or a fold-lock top sandwich baggie sealed and folded to fit. Other suggestions are flat lollipops, sticks of gum, wrapped, flat mints or a couple of bite sized cookies! Non-food items work great, too, – like a wallet-sized photo, a small bookmark, a card with a fav scripture or poem or a gift card. The list can go on and on! These are made of acid-free white cardstock. Make sure you don’t overload them.
Samples to show:
Next post, I link all the Valentine Card designs with thumbnails. Be sure to comment/ask if you have any questions! I’d love to hear from you.