Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Posts tagged ‘artist’

Back to the Regular Program

Let me tell you, I have fallen in love with the dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs that are part of Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Garden Notes. She showcases them on Wednesday mornings on live facebook. Check out TheGARDENSPOTLIVE. New die are out and oh my they are so real looking. Takes practice but even she has a challenge or two on the show.

Last week she was demoing her tulips and they kept opening up too much. Well she eventually got hers to stay…mine haven’t just yet.


Trying Something New

Oh the things this world wide web brings into our crafting space. The other day ,somehow I got a youtube video of a  very talented person doing the  craziest thing.  She was making paper wrought iron. Well now…this looked very interesting. Could I?

After copying the design and printing it out I took off. Well first I had to cut all those tiny strips of back paper. You know…the kind used in Quilling. Only these were 1/8″ instead of 1/16″. Let me tell you …It is harder than it looks , but I will keep on until I get this worked out.


Needless to say I didn’t get the” big picture”. But what was fashioned into a card managed to cover the really rough spots.

DSCN2105 does look better in person. My photo skills are lacking …maybe it is the light  or lack of it on this rain day. Any way It is fun to try new things and I will continue to give it a go. Isn’t there a saying about learning something new every day?

If you are here please comment yea or na or even just hello. That way I will know I’m not talking to my self. And do remember… This is the Lords day…REJOICE!



Winter Gardening

It is so cold outside. Nine ((9)degrees this morning and while this isn’t as cold as up North it is plenty cold for the South. Here in Mississippi we just can’t function in cold and snow that turns to slick ice. I am fortunate enough not to have to travel any further than the mail box at the end of the drive or down the hill ( which I haven’t attempted yet) to check on the other generation ( my parents).

So while it is attempting to warm up a bit my gardening is indoors with paper crafting. My order fron Elizabeth Craft came in and oh goodness it was full of such fun stuff. This just doesn’t get any better. Well ….my attempt will get better but I mean the designs from Susans’s Garden. She is so precise in her rendition of all these flowers. Susan has a real love for getting it right. It has been fun.

First off…A good friend has a birthday coming up so this was made in her honor.DSCN2078


*Garden Notes-Black-Eyed Susan  *Garden Notes- Ladder Fern  *Garden Notes- Berry Spray  * ECD- Little Words That Mean A Lot

* Spellbinders Vintage Elegance ( background design )   * washi tape

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Tunnel card

My cousin sent me the direction from a magazine and of course I had to give it a go.  The Hero Arts Kit used on an earlier card was perfect for this idea. After careful consideration me,myself and I decided to send it to Little Cob. He is the grandson of our own Cobweb and accustom to the crazyness of a crafting grandma.( not that Cob is crazy but I sure fit the mold at times) The tunnel is made up of 4 circles that decrease in size and all of the little pieces were mostly fussy cut. The larger pieces are die cut which helps a lot. The report is that he enjoyed it and that blesses my heart.

the top of the circle says…Way up North there is a small village where it is Christmas all year long. or something to that effect. A few brain cell have slipped making all of this Christmas stuff. I also send Mr and Mrs. Cob a very simple card. Sending Love this Christmas was just perfect for someone so special.


Orders Coming IN

Lateblooming News Fall 2017

Not sure how this works but here goes. You should be able to click the above link for the news letter. Following pages are the Christmas cards offered for this year. Of course I can always work with you if there is something else you have in mind for “that special person” Orders can be through PayPal if I have your email address. It works really well and I have been very pleased in the past.


They are numbered left to right except fot the bottom picture. It is bottom to left top and right. Photo skills are questionable but if there are any questions…just ask.

Just so you know I have been busy.



My Sister the Artist

A whilw back my grandson came through and ask..”Bebe..What is that?” He was looking up..on top of the hall book case and saw this.

DSCN1937You may be wondering too. This is a piece my sister did while in art school at Mississippi Southern.(Univ.Southern Mississippi  today) She called it “a habitat for small animals”. You know how animls find what they need to establish a safe home for themselves and their young. Here is a closer look.DSCN1939.JPG

Can’t you just see a momma rabbit and her young finding this a safe place? Becky was the real artist in our family. She was studying art education and because of her health challenges was in need of open heart surgery before going into practice teaching. The doctors in Houston, while world renowned, were not able to give her her wish. She was only 23 years old when she left us and it left a hole on our family. These holes get patched but never filled. Today she would have been 70 years old…Is hard to imagine. Here are a couple more of her works.DSCN1949DSCN1944


CAS in the crafting world is’ copy and share’ or’ clean and simple’. Mine is the first. In one of my orders came this flyer from Echo Park Paper Co. Looked like a good design to CAS so I did on a card for the good neighbor who gave me the figs. The card is on the left. lol


I also got the mail out to my customer.  Some of this was all ready to go. A few had to be a late night project.