Saturday, May 14, 2011


Did you know you could freeze flowers and they maintain their beauty? Actually with all the projects I've done in my life I would think I would know you could freeze flowers and flower petals.

You are probably wondering why anyone would want to freeze a flower. Good question. In my case I would like to make a video of petals falling but don't want to strip all the flower petals off the flowers ... so instead I will wait until the petals are about ready to fall from the flower, then freeze the petals for future use. In the meantime, I will enjoy the beauty of the flower and the amazing fragrance as in the peony.

I have to say the quirky thought of keeping a frozen peony all year is appealing to me. Reminds me of the children's story "Frederick" by Leo Lionni where the mouse gathers thoughts of the summer colors to bring back in the cold winter days. As one would assume, unfortunately, the flower thaws almost instantly when taken out of the freezer so the frozen flower is totally unpractical unless you want to photograph it instantly upon taking it from the freezer or see it each time you open your freezer as a reminder of the beauty of spring.

Now to make a motion card with the peony flowers.... too beautiful to not do so.... more to come!

Friday, May 6, 2011

E-Card - Where Babies Come From

E-Card: Babies come from?

What more perfect for a Mother's Day message than a vintage film clip with Dad telling Johnny, who asks where babies come from, "By the grace of God, mothers are the only ones who know how to bring babies into the world".

I love this quirky vintage clip and I'm so pleased to be able to use it in an E-MotionCards. Even
more exciting is the fact we will be working with F.I.L.M. Archives (
to incorporate more vintage clips into the cards in the future. What fun. Can't wait.

Let me send to all the mother's in the world... my love and respect for one of the most important
roles in life one can have - that of parenting. Our children are the future. The gift of love and guidance to our children will go a long way in creating loving, caring and responsible adults.... and..... my oh my..... this is not an easy job by any stretch of the imagination... in fact, it can be brutal at times and test us to the limit...... During the hard times, thank heavens for most of us as mothers it is our nature to give unconditional love to our kids.... but must they continually test us!

Happy Mother's Day... you've earned a right for a "Happy Day"!