Tag: Marty Bound

Swimming in Atlantic City Layout

September 9, 2013 at 8:00 amCategory:Your Memories Here

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I have been scrapbooking like crazy this summer! This post is going live on the first day of school here in New York City. My scrappy/artsy time will quickly become less but I still strive to make time for it daily. A friend told me that it’s important to always have a work in progress on my desk. That way I can pop into my art studio and work on it even for a few minutes.

I made a goal for myself to get up to date with my 2013 pictures and my scrapbooking. Well, that didn’t happen! I could say that I failed but I don’t feel that way. I spent a ton of time creating new memories (& yes, more photos) during a zillion cool things this Summer. So, my goal will have to change but at least having one keeps me focused on scrapbooking the pictures, right?!

These pages follow my usual “formula” for scrapbooking! (I did mention I would write about that sometime-add that to my list of goals!) The gorgeous flowers are Prima and are from Your Memories Here. I have really been into bright pops of color lately! I used to scrap mostly in soft, very vintage colors. Somehow that changed-maybe it was when I started exploring art journaling. So, check out Your Memories Here & leave a little love in the comments. I would be thrilled to hear from you!

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Flippin’ Pages Art Journal Video!

August 20, 2013 at 10:18 pmCategory:Art Journal

I have been getting a lot of requests to make videos of my art journaling. Honesty, I rarely sit down and make a page from start to finish. Instead, I am always flipping through 3-4 journals adding layers, ephemera and eventually finishing touches.

This video is the first in a continuous series of my art journaling process. Each time I post a Flippin’ Pages Art Journal video, I will share 5 flips of the pages through my journals. I hope you enjoy the process!

Music By: Vanessa Trouble & The Red Hot Swing (My love Marty Bound is playing trumpet) http://theredhotswing.com This is their NEW HOT CD!

Macy’s NYC Flower Show

April 2, 2013 at 10:36 amCategory:New York City Adventures

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New York City is constantly changing. I know you hear that but it’s actually true! Marty and I set out for the Herald Square area of the city yesterday. He had a rehearsal and I was going to do some shopping. I usually window shop but I love the energy of the stores in the city. They are also always changing!

As we were roaming around for a bit before his rehearsal, stumbled upon this huge “tent” outside of the Macy’s store. It was the Macy’s Flower Show! I didn’t even know they had one but I was instantly intrigued! We went in and were instantly inspired by the gorgeous colors and decor. In true Macy’s fashion, it was beautiful and over the top. The fragrances and mix of flowers were beyond amazing. The show is only going for a few more days so if you are in the city, don’t miss it! As an artist, THIS is where I find my inspiration. Those unexpected moments can provide an equally unexpected muse-I can’t wait to combine colors and use (even more) flowers in my art!

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LOVE of my Life Layout

October 6, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:Scrapbooking

I know I am not the only one with a huge collection of awesome scrapbooking kits. I have been scrapbooking like CRAZY lately due to giving up all the deadlines. Back to the topic, I have been grabbing kits left & right and using up the WHOLE kit to get pages ready. I have been using my Close To My Heart scrapbook page books and setting up the pages for future layouts. I have a HUGE stack of pages that are all ready minus the pictures & embellishments. On days when I am ready to sit and scrap 12X12 pages, I simply print out the pictures that are listed in the books. OH-one tip: when you get scrap pages ready, write the name of the sources (and the page numbers) of your page map on the back of the layout. A few pics and altered embellishments and you can create a bunch of pages in one weekend afternoon.

These pages are so happy and bright! These are a few pictures of my FAB hubby, Marty, on our trip to The Hamptons this summer. What a wonderful mini vaca-we even took the pomeranians. I love scrappin’ pics of Marty-he is always so happy and fun to be around and it shows in the pictures!

Masculine LOVE Layout

September 11, 2011 at 2:51 pmCategory:Scrapbooking


Do you struggle with masculine layouts and cards? So many of the beautiful scrappy items on the market are very feminine, right? I love flowers, sparkles and butterflies and get excited to cut the papers, spray the shimmery mists and add the bling. When I scrap pics of my amazing hubby, Marty, I have to think a little outside of my comfort zone. I am loving the Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month and wanted to push myself to use it for a layout of my sweet love. The papers had several sheets covered in pinks and girly designs. There were others that had beautiful blues, greens & creams. I guess it’s about looking at your supplies through a different “lens” to make them work for your art. Even the pink papers can be altered with a few sprays of Glimmer Mist or brush strokes of paint.
How about those awesome letters for the title? I recently bought a Pink Paislee Warehouse grab bag box. I haven’t always had the best of luck when I bought grab bags in the past. BUT-this was AWESOME! I got well over $200 worth of current, useable, FAB goodies for about $50! I think I got more than 50 bucks just in paper. The letters came in the box and I altered the heck out of them. Glimmer Mist, tearing and Crackle Accents made the perfect title for this page.

I picked out some very neutral flowers and embellishments for the layout. See that fabric trim-that is muslin from the KOM which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist. Once it was dry, I sewed it to the layout! So, think outside the box and don’t be afraid to use your stash for manly layouts & cards.

Marty’s Masterpiece August Sketch

August 22, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:Gothamettes Design Team

Heidi Bound

Marty’s sketch was perfect for this month! We have spent time relaxing and traveling this month. Our trip to Montauk, NY-part of The Hamptons was the focus of my project. I love that picture of Marty looking out into the distance of the ocean. I saw these great tutorial on a blog using tissue paper and Matte Medium to make the background. Do you love the patterned paper? That is the Riddersholm paper that can be found on the Flying Unicorn Store site. I used a sketch created by Flying Unicorn Founder, Alda Stevens but turned it as a way to feature the vertical picture of my love.



Eileen Bellomo New York City
Eileen’s Blog Art Saves Lives


I was inspired by Marty’s sketch to do a 6×6 wall hanging. I interpreted the sketch pretty literally, as I wanted to do a summer-themed
piece for a friend.
I used Adirondack colorwash (denim) for the background, and everything else is either stamped images, carefully cut and positioned, or cut from
various papers and pieced together. All the details will be on my blog.

Nancy Brokaw Forest Hill, Maryland

Cruise on the Beach with the Plant Hope and Loads of Love stamp sets and a touch of surf boards from the Summer Mini catalog Summper Splash stamp set. My beach is actualy sand glued to the card stock – could use sand paper, but then you would not have the fun of the beach while making this project!

Julia Smith Midlands, UK
Julia’s Blog Stray Dreams Blog

Jumbled Up: For this month’s sketch I have used a whole mixture of techniques. I use a lot of sprays, not the branded type but my own acrylic mix of sprays. The background uses different masks and sprays. The sun element uses tissue sprayed over. There are two magazine picture elements, painted, sprayed and drawn over. The crab and tree are images that are printed and acrylic paint transferred. All of the elements don’t quite blend but they kindof do, so it is all jumbled up! But I like it how it turned out. Another great sketch Marty, thank you.

Michele Luxenberg New York City
Michele’s Blog Little Bird Creations Co.

Truth be told, I CAN’T STAND SUMMER! I don’t like the heat & the humidity. I don’t like being in constant air-conditioning but I have no choice! Oh, and i don’t like the beach, either.
So, as i was contemplating this month’s sketch and going through my stamp sets, I came across this Magenta stamp that I recently bought for myself. I love the promise of Fall that it brings! I love the look of the bare branches and birds. I can literally feel the cool Fall air when I look at this stamp! But in order to have a little “summer” in it (i don’t want to be a complete hum-bug), i used some watercolor crayons to create some sky and grass. I kept this card “clean and simple” as embellishments seem to take away from the images.
I stamped with Staz-On ink onto glossy cardstock and matted with Close To My Heart’s black cardstock. The card itself is made from Close To My Heart’s Colonial White cardstock.

Karen Patton Central Florida
Karen’s Blog Fiber Art Gram

This month’s sketch made me think of the colors of summer and heat. The Background paper came from a Stampington Mag. It’s called “Fearless on the Page-Artist’s Paper by Mallory Fisher w/art elements courtesy of Erin Kenepp”. The palm tree and crystals are from Big Memories Ideas – Soft Spoken embellishments. I used Archival Vintage Sepia to distress edges and on some of the paper. Also, rubbed gold Stickles and white and yellow Studio G Glitter Glue into the background. I know my card is very simple this month but it just didn’t seem to want anything more done to it. Enjoy!

Marty’s Masterpiece-July

July 24, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:Gothamettes Design Team

Let me first tell you the story about Marty’s July Sketch…
Most of you know that my dad passed away at the end of November after a two month battle with brain cancer. Marty’s dad passed almost 11 years ago. Father’s Day for us was bittersweet-bitter for the obvious reasons, sweet because it was Marty’s 40th birthday. (ironic, eh?!) Since Father’s Day, this white bird sits on a window outside of our NYC apartment around 9:15pm every night. That little bird remains there all night long and by morning he is gone. It is not often that you see an all-white bird in NYC. My friend Corris has lived here all her life and said that she doesn’t remember seeing any. This sketch is out of love for that little bird of peace…hope you enjoy the design team’s creations!

Heidi Bound
New York City

The white bird really inspires me. I wanted to keep with a very clean, simple color palette for this card so used creamy white colors. I had that resin bird in my stash for quite some time and this project seemed like the perfect time to use it.

Michele Luxenberg
New York City
Michele’s Blog
Little Bird Creations Co.

The stamp is from Magenta’s new collection and was stamped with black StazOn on glossy cardstock. I smooshed Distress Ink Pads onto my craft sheet (Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss, Red Rose, Pumice Stone and Spiced Marmalade) and used them with water and a small paintbrush to color the image. The image was then mounted onto black CTMH cardstock and then onto a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card using “Vanilla Creme” CTMH cardstock.

(Michele has a little bird outside of her window, too)—And, for your “enjoyment”, I also included a picture of the little bird on my window sill. She’s BACK! And sitting on the same eggs…

Julia Smith
Midlands, UK
Julia’s Blog
Stray Dreams Blog

A Whole New Outlook – I have been drawing a lot lately, I have always wanted to draw more but never plucked up the courage or had the mind space til now, so this is one of the first face that I drew that just seemed to fit perfect in that setting of the windows against the building. She’s not trapped by any means she is just looking at a whole new outlook which is what drawing has done for me. I have used some text paper inked in the background, brown stazon for the Tando brick background stamp which is the first thing I thought of when I saw Marty’s sketch this month. The window frames are lollipop (popsicle) sticks, inks, painted and distressed. I even had a go a drawing the little birdie myself !!!! Another great sketch Marty.


Kathy Vargas
Stillwater, Oklahoma, home of the original Hideaway Pizza, Red Dirt Music scene and Oklahoma State University (OSU)
Kathy’s Blog
Creating the Hive

What I got from Marty’s inspiration this month was the images of brick, which are man made in contrast to the bird which is nature. Bricks have straight lines and hard material in comparison to the curve lines of the bird and soft feathers. I had some crochet flowers that I had made earlier this year in my stash and embellished them with silver grey sequins. The crochet flower centers are from Melody Ross. Pink flowers are tissue paper that I hand molded and Glimmer misted. The centers are frayed fibers from canvas wall hanging. Paper cutouts, leaves are from the Mariposa collection. Text border is Melody Ross. My mom had gave me a zip lock bag of miscellaneous jewelry pieces which I wanted to put on a project instead of just laying in a drawer. Little details of contrast were the pink eraser dowels for the top and a little wooden clothes pin at the earring trim bottom edging. This will probably an on going project as I find other small and sentimental pieces of jewelry to attach to the canvas wall hanging.



Connie Deibler Harrisburg, PA
Connie’s Blog
Connie Stamps

I really liked Marty’s sketch and thought of creating a design very similar to the actual sketch (bricks and a window) but ended up with this design. I have vintage on my mind a lot lately so I used my scallop punch in the center of the top and bottom and threaded a piece of ‘First Edition’ dictionary picture through it. I added a black daisy made with the daisy Big Shot die and added some Very Vanilla Seam Binding and an antique brad. Thanks for looking!

Nancy Brokaw Forest Hill, Maryland

This card feature’s Stampin’ Up in color Poppy Parade card stock and Designer Series Paper and the fabulous Herb Expressions stamp set. A little white ribbon and flower for accent. The Designer Series paper reminds me of a vintage wallpaper in a victorian home. I love the simple lines of this card. Enjoy!

Marty’s Masterpiece May Sketch

May 16, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:***Heidi's Artsy Posts*** | Gothamettes Design Team

This is Marty’s MAY Sketch which was inspired by Heidi’s love of butterflies and the water. It was so exciting to see how this sketch inspired our talented design team. Please enjoy the creations & our thoughts about our art. Also, hope you will check out the blogs of our wonderful artists to see all of the beautiful work that they have featured.


Heidi Bound Gotham City Stampers

Marty’s sketch was full of so many of my favorite things! Butterflies, the beach, warm days and SUMMER VACATION! I love any excuse to use that Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch. I punched a scrap from my stash and added a little sparkle with Glimmer Mist. The sun was cut from my Cricut and the cloud is from Webster’s Pages. I LOVE the sand! I have a few different tubs of different colors-it is this cool sand that is mixed with adhesive. Hope you enjoy and look forward to warm Summer days ahead!


Eileen Bellomo Art Saves Lives


It was the sun in Marty’s sketch that really caught my eye, and inspired a very graphic notecard, which is a 5 1/2″ square. All the elements I used to create the sun were found in my scrap pile. I cut everything out by hand and then stitched it all together on my sewing machine. All I had to do then was layer some cardstock underneath, and of course, I couldn’t resist the final Prima flower embellishment in the center!

The card was such a quick project I had time to do another! This time I interpreted Marty’s sketch more literally, and did a summertime scene which includes the sun, the chair and the butterfly. Absolutely everything on this piece came from my scrap pile again. Even the background was a background “reject” which I repurposed with gesso, paint, tissue paper and stamping. Collage and paper piecing are among my favorite techniques, so I really enjoyed this one.


Michele Luxenberg Little Bird Creations Co.


Marty’s sketch brought me back to my previous trips to Aruba, Mexico and Hawaii.  It reminded me of how relaxing and worryfree Matt and I were while just laying by the ocean…
and the wonderful smells of the ocean, the sand and the surf….
The beautiful sunsets that Matt and I used to stay on the beach and wait for.. that’s what this scene is supposed to depict.
For this card, I kept it simple– I only used:
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Stampin’ Up watercolor paper
Orange Cardstock (I think from Papertrey Ink but I can’t remember for sure!)

Connie Deibler Connie Stamps

Working from a sketch was a challenge since I’ve not ever done it before let alone for a design team!  I loved the idea of the sun in the corner and I just discovered glass glitter and sticky sheets and thought it would be an appropriate medium.  The glitter sort of reminded me of a gilded cage and the phrase all that glitters isn’t gold.  The bird is looking at the cage and in my mind, was aware of the phrase as well.  I hope you enjoy.


Nancy Brokaw

I used at SU Retired set Seaside Sketches - love this set!
Stamps – Retired Seaside Sketches, Retired Seaside and current set Farm Life (who knew, wheat sort of looks like sea oats!)
Paper - crumb cake card base, Chocolate chip, water color
Ink - black stazon, crumb cake, marina mist


Julia Smith Stray Dreams Blog

An A5 landscape card with an A5 front panel displaying the design.  This is my interpretation, there were others but this is the one I have chosen to submit.  Using scrapbooking papers from Basic Grey and Cosmos Cricket, they not current papers as I don’t buy many current paperpacks.  These are chosen from my paper stash.  In the background the papers are torn and distressed roughly, edged in distress ink and raised from the page.  From the sketch I saw an umbrella, a boat but mainly a toadstool or mushroom!!  For the right section of the sketch I acutally saw a person but my interpretation of that didn’t work out too well.  So my sun became this lined drawing flower by Anita’s stamps, an old stamp I have had quite some time and the images on the right were fussy cut from Basic Grey Flavorful collection.  The butterfly was also fussy cut and the whole impression left me feeling quite mellow!!



Sarah Rentz Polkadotrentz

When I saw the sketch I automatically thought of the beach and summer!


Kathy Vargas Creating the Hive

For the memory box I wanted to include a sand color with the summer colors.
The memory box decorated with acrylic paints, glitter misted the frame and attached baby’s name initial  and Mariposa paper in the frames. Embellished with felt flowers.


I was thinking of summer, bright and yellow. I created a card for daughter’s baby shower this week. I wanted to create something bright and summery. Butterflies are my favorite motifs to add to my projects so adding butterflies was a natural choice for this card.

Inside pages of baby girl card.


Karen Patton Fiber Art Gram

Using Marty’s sketch I created a realistic card with a folded 8 1/2×5 1/2 piece of light blue Stampin’ Up cardstock. The beaches were torn from beige cardstock from Michaels, embellished with real sand and edged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The beach chair and it’s “sand”, and three shells are from Jolee’s Boutique with added real sand. Flipflops and starfish are Citronella. Ocean water was created with daubers, Tim’s Broken china Distress Ink and Stampabilities White Pigment Ink. The sun, seagull, sailboat and girl are Susan Branch Seashore Sticker pack. Butterfly is Studio 112. I cut the clouds freehand from white cardstock and textured it using Frosted Lace Stickles. The card ws edged in Tim’s Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhesives used are Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Scotch Quick Dry Glue and a Stampin’ Up taperunner.

The scrapbook page was made using colors inspired by Marty’s sketch. The yellow/orange paper from Memories Forever-Scrapbooking, light blue Creative Memories-Photo Mounting and navy blue paper from Michaels. I used the Creative Memories Borderlines to make the scalloped edges on the light blue papers. The water drops are Raindrops by Cloud 9 Design. Butterflies were made with the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and embellished with Stampin’ Up Hologram Embossing Powder. I stamped the shells from the Stampin’ Up Beautiful Beach set with Archival Ink Sepia on light tan Creative Memories paper and colored them with Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils. Adhesives are Scotch taperunner and Quick Dry Glue and Stampin’ Up taperunner. I edged the page with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The photos are of my first grandchild taken in March of 1997 when she was 16 months old.

Introducing The Gothamettes Design Team

May 12, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:Gothamettes Design Team

Heidi Bound New York City

Heidi’s Blog Gotham City Stampers









 

I am Heidi and have been living in New York City for almost 5 years! I have been loving scrapbooking for 13 years and have evolved into making cards, jewelry, and mixed media projects over the last few years. I teach classes in New York City and am on the design teams for Tuesday Trio and Flying Unicorn. My style is vintage-you will quickly notice my addiction to flowers!

I am married to the love of my life, Marty. He is the designer of the fun, funky and very “different” sketches that spark the creativity of this design team. Each month, you will see Marty’s Masterpiece (sketch) and the creations made by this very talented design team. You will also have the opportunity to create your own cards (or other projects) and link your blog to the sketch blog post.

 

Marty Bound New York City

The Mastermind Behind the Sketches



Eileen Bellomo New York City

Eileen’s Blog Art Saves Lives












I’m Eileen, a native New Yorker and life-long crafter.  For as long as I can remember I’ve loved working with my hands, and have either taken classes in, or taught myself how to sew, knit, throw pots on the wheel, make fused glass pieces, paint, draw, scrapbook, make greeting cards, create jewelry, refinish furniture, make collages, make prints, carve stamps, make soap, do wool felting, and…..did I leave anything out?   All of the above find their way into the mixed media/collage pieces I create.
Currently, I am most enjoying participating in several collaborative art journals, am an admitted paper junkie, and love just messing around with my supplies to create interesting backgrounds for my journal pages.  And I love just about anything Tim Holtz comes up with.
In my prior life as a working person (I am happily retired) I was an elementary school teacher in the NYC public school system for 35 years.  You can follow my art adventures on my blog: http://artsaveslives-paperqueen.blogspot.com


Michele Luxenberg New York City

Michele’s Blog Little Bird Creations Co.


Hi. My name is Michele Luxenberg and I ‘m from New York City. I’m fairly new to papercrafting as I’ve only been doing this for about 4 years. I got hooked after stamping my first image and touching my first pad of ink. I started with scrapbooking and cardmaking and have now expanded into the exciting world of mixed media arts. My style is fairly “clean and simple” although I have been known to occasionally ink an edge or two for a distressed look. I’m a proud member of the Gothamettes and I’m thrilled to be a part of Heidi’s DT!


Connie Deibler Harrisburg, PA

Connie’s Blog Connie Stamps










My name is Connie Deibler, I live in a small town about 30 miles north of Harrisburg, PA.  I love many kinds of crafting from card making, to jewelry making and a lot of things in between.  I hope my projects inspire others to just try something a little different from the same old same old.


Nancy Brokaw Forest Hill, Maryland



I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Forest Hill, Maryland.  I am fairly new, just celebrated 1 year as a demo.  I started as a scrapbooker and discovered stamping about 2 1/2 years ago.  Recently, my husband has told me I was addicted to stampin!  He may be right!  I enjoy creating new designs for cards and gift tags as well as making little gifts for friends.  I also make homemade chocolates – pretzels, Oreo’s, Easter Eggs, Chocolate Covered Kettle Korn - oh, yum!  When I go to upline meetings and club workshops, it’s expected that I show up with some Chocolate!  LOL!


Julia Smith Midlands, UK

Julia’s Blog Stray Dreams Blog


Always crafted but in full bloom for about 4 years now, I am on a constant learning curve and I love that, soaking up all the crafty and arty knowledge and advice that comes my way. I work full time as an IT Training Manager and I live with my partner and 7 cats!!! We have a daughter who is almost 21 and she moved out of home at the end of last year so I have converted her room into my crafting room, which was hard to do but it has positive spirit and it feels good to be in here – everyday!!! I am just passionate about crafting, my favourite form is creating with stamps and inks etc. To fund the crafting addiction I make cards for other people to order so I love it when I get that time to myself to do my own thing which is often full of my stray dreams!


Sarah Rentz Arkansas

Sarah’s Blog Polkadotrentz










 

My name is Sarah, I’m 25 and a mom of two great little boys. I’m a SAHM and I very much enjoy that. When it comes to my scrapbooking, my kids, hubby, friends and other family inspire me so much. They always give me new and great things to scrap. My hubby thinks I’m a hoarder when it comes to my scrapping goodies, but some of us have talked about this before and we think it just comes along with the craft,lol. Well I am sooo happy and excited to be apart of Heidis’ team, and I hope you like what I bring to the table!


Kathy Vargas

Stillwater, Oklahoma, home of the original Hideaway Pizza, Red Dirt Music scene and Oklahoma State University (OSU)

Kathy’s Blog Creating the Hive









(Kathy is on the right with her daughter and mother)

I am an artist, who loves to work with textures, paper, paints, fabrics, yarns and bright colors. My daughter, Charity is the one who got me interested in scrapbooking. I would see the papers and her collection of stamps and punches and wondered why did she have this thing about buying scrapbooking stuff. I searched the web and found some videos and the first one that I watched was Heidi Swapp’s House of 3, then I found Heidi Bound’s live webcasts, then Live with Prima and Laura Denison’s Following the Paper Trail  and the list continues.  I don’t spend my time watching tv, I am always trying to catch up on the recorded webcasts of the talented artists in the scrapbooking world. Last year I attended my first CK Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had to sit down and take a break from the overload of looking at all the vendor’s booths. It was a wonderful experience and I loved the make and take’s, These individuals have kept me inspired and motivated to create everyday. That’s what I love about being creative, the well of inspiration is never dry. I also love the portability of working with small projects like tags and mini’s. I am a grandmother with 2 grandsons and in July, my first granddaughter is scheduled to arrive. Our family is so excited!


Karen Patton Central Florida

Karen’s Blog Fiber Art Gram











I’m a daughter, wife, mother of three, and grandmother of seven living in central Florida. I love my life of being creative with cards, scrapbooks, stamping, collage, art journals, quilting, appliqué, beading, heirloom and garment construction.

Happy Anniversary To the LOVE of my LIFE!

April 24, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:***Heidi's Artsy Posts***

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.  ~Anne Taylor Fleming

Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever.  ~Author Unknown

One year ago, I married my best friend. I used to hear that phrase & think it was corny. I guess that’s because I never really understood it until Marty & I found each other again. Friends since we were ten, life sent us in different directions for about 14 years. Almost 6 years ago, life brought us together and we were finally complete. Marty is my rock, my inspiration and my soulmate. Thank you for supporting me in what I do and for being the man that you are. I love you now & forever…