Monday, September 18, 2017

Local Artists Need Support

Hello and welcome to my blog!
I am a creative soul and love to make 'something' every day!

Layered HELLO card

For too many years, (more that I can count now, but I have a few cards I made for my husband almost 30 years ago...) I have made hundreds and even thousands of greeting cards.  

They are such a creative outlet for me.  

I love that God has given me a gift that I try and use every day.  I practice all the time to make progress... which in turn, has become my version of perfecting what I do!

Get Well Soon

I hand doodle all kinds of cards.  Doodle, draw, sketch.... paint, computer generate, ink/rubber stamp... and all unique, one of a kind cards!  Yes, I admit that I am a copy artist!!! Sometimes I get my ideas from other places... but I do not trace or use someone elses image... unless it is from the paper I get from one of the craft stores.


Smiling Frogs

I admit that sometimes I'm like a kid in a candy store... there are so many cute ideas, posting, blogs, Pinterest and other adorable things out there on the internet....and I am greatly inspired to recreate some of the cuteness!

And I feel guilty.  But, I am often reassured that it is okay to Steal Like and Artist. by Austin Kleon.  So, if he says it's okay... then it's okay?   Right???

Gift Pack of cards
Birthday Gift

Oh boy do I love to make money supporting my habit, I mean my hobby! My cards mostly start at $3.50 each.  Yes, according to 'some' people.... whomever you are... I sell myself short!  I am blessed and fortunate this isn't my only livelihood.... but it makes my living lively!

 It's my gift to you, if you like what I do!

I'm on a resurgence if you will, a big kick, on the bandwagon...on my soapbox... support local artist!!!!  If you know someone who is a creative, buy from them.

Come back and visit me here again at my blog.  On the left side you can click on any one of the labels and it will take you a post of my made cards. It gives you an idea of the variety of cards I can make!

Send out more FuN MaiL
Brighten Someone's Day



Peggy Sue
prdesigns1@sbcglobal.net

Friday, September 15, 2017

Memory Keeping

Hello Friends! 
There is an ebb and flow to writing and creating!  
I can't tell you how much I missed blogging!!!

This is the place that I wrote stories and shared experiences, and where I would show off my creations.  Sometimes, I thought why bother?  And then there were times I thought I had something good and positive to share and I just couldn't get myself to fully express a thought.
Cliches'... I'm willing to get back up in the saddle.

Another reason to come back to blogging and sharing pictures of daily life or cards that I create, is because it may the best place to keep it all safe! Right here on the WWW for the entire world to view! 

I have been following Becky Higgins
and she is in the business of Documenting Life.  Because of recent weather disasters, she wrote a very important blog post for family history documentors , memory keepers and scrapbookers ... how to keep these important memory books safe... during natural floods, hurricanes, tornados and unexpected fires and other natural disasters.  
Heavy Topic!

(insert cute picture here)


I still have a way to go in reading her post (it's long, but full of great content).... but I feel the topic is important for me to share as well.  I have been a journaler for-evah....I have made scrapbooks (faux and real), I take digital pictures, I edit digital pictures in apps and save them to computer hard drives... but what would happen 'IF' .... all those hours of creating scrap books, baby pictures, photo books etc....were tragically left behind and lost.


Pop Up Card - Custom made
card folds flat for mailing

It's important to back up, back up, BACK UP!  

But right now I'm so confused.  I don't know the difference between a USB, Hard Drive, Thumbnail, Icloud, Dropbox, fidgit spinner.... and if I'm going to be my own designated keeper of memories... I need to do it with some semblance of order.

So, come along with me on this new journey!!!!
... well, maybe not so new journey
..... and if you feel it's important to keep your memories safe, maybe I can help you get focused and we can share what we learn.

As always, I would love to hear from you!  I am open to constructive advice.  If you can't access a link on my blog, or something doesn't make sense, please send me an email.  I always say, I don't know, what I don't know!!!

Also, I make creative greeting cards and other hand drawn items.  Support local artists!
What can I create for you????

Brighten Someone's Day!!

Peggy Sue
prdesigns1@sbcglobal.net
SHINE ON

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Love Fits

Life happens.
So does death. Sadly
When it is a furry friend there
are so many different emotions.

Greeting cards are simple.

I create them from the heart.

Pet owners are my kind
of people.

Peace

Peggy @ prdesigns
prdesigns1@sbcglobal.net

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This is What I Do

Hello! Welcome to my blog!

I'm a doodler/artist, writer/blogger (almost 10 years) , crafter/cook.... I just to love to create and I try and create something... every day... mainly because it brings me joy!

Scroll through my blog to see all the different kinds of art I do!  Most posts are labeled and those labels are in the list on the left side of my blog.  Click on anyone of those and it will take you to a labeled post.



Another intention of my art is to 

Brighten Someone's Day


If you like my whimsy.... contact me at prdesigns1@sbcglobal.net.... I'd love to create for you!
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Hoot More

Hi Blog Friends!

Are there some days you really couldn't give a flying hoot about what's happening in the world???

Not give a HOOT: to not be interested (or give a damn)

There is always a lot going on... but if you turn off the computer and the television, don't read the paper or listen to the radio.... are you really better off not knowing what's going on? Is ignorance bliss?

I get caught up in this dilemma often!!

Is it important to care about what's happening in the world around us?  Certainly!!

Are there a lot of crazy things happening out of one's control?  Absolutely!!!

Should you try your best to treat others with kindness and compassion?  Yes, definitely!!

Can you be all things to all people?  No, it can't be done!

So, with that as my justified answer, I'm going to try my best to continue and SHINE in my corner of the world.

Here are two recent cards I created in a series of Owl Creative Greeting Cards.

Book Page Doodle

Most all of my cards are invitation size, A2 which is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I doodled on an old book page and added watercolors.


Swirly Owl

This one is cropped close, you can't even see the card back.... but the recipient surely could color in the swirly owl!

Do you wish to BRIGHTEN Someone's Day?  FuN Mail is a good way to do it!  

I've said it for years, we often don't look forward to going to the mailbox anymore because it's filled with bills or ads for things we don't need.  However, if we started a movement to send out more HAPPY Mail, or more FuN MaiL.....  it would be a way to let a friend know that you were thinking of them. 

Who? Doesn't need a little more SHINE in their life???

I make FuN MaiL!!!

What can I create for you?


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Friday, February 24, 2017

Use it, or Lose it

Hello Blog Friends!

Just wanted to let you know, if you are able to follow me, or pop in every now and then... I thank you for your time.

I'm trying to keep up with the changing trends and how quickly social media is constantly up-dating. I'm always creating during my free time, it's what makes my spirit soar!

If anything I make resonates with you, or if I can create something special for someone in your life... please don't hesitate to contact me. My email is prdesigns1@sbcglobal.net

Doodling, penmanship, crafting on paper or the computer brings me joy.... some day... it's worth the practice!


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Saturday, February 04, 2017

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