Friday, November 16, 2007

SoulCollage is perfect for all events.

Big doings in the Mallin family. Another grandchild, another grand- daughter, Eliana Merva Klein. Emily and Jason are the proud parents. This is number three for Risa and Bruce.
For the birth of Emily's new baby daughter, Auntie Lynn made this card.
It's The Mirrors!
It's the mirrors!
Look around you darling baby and you will see women in your life who have paved the way for you.
They will always be there to guide you and help you in your journey.
Take each step knowing that they are your safety net, your foundation.
Sleep well and grow strong.

While this card was made to memorialize Muffin Sue, Lynn's old, old kitty who had to be euthanized after 18 years of faithful service.

The Guardian
I am the One who has guarded you, your home and family for these past 18 years. I have been ever constant.
Allowing no intruders, big or small to enter into our home.

Remember my soft coat, my steely gaze.
Standing guard was my job and I did it well.

After making the simple card, Lynn was able to leave it out in the front hall and look at it every time she walked past. She sent a photo copy to the very compassionate Vet as a thank you note. There is very little solace for the loss of a cherished pet but the simple card allowed her the expression she needed to voice her sadness.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Balance by Risa

Friendship by Risa


A lifetime of friends

Playing together

Sharing together

Some to grow old together

Risa's The Charmed Life

Charmed Life

I have lead a charmed life.

A life of shared experiences

A life of travels to see the world

A life of eyes open to new sights

And I have shared it all with my love.

Risa The Family Bed

The Family Bed

I made my bed with pieces of the past and swatches of the present

I made my bed with love and respect

My family has come from the bed

My family has played in the bed

Each in my family now has their own bed

And how the beds grow!

The Swimmer by Risa

The Swimmer

I am the swimmer, or I want to be.

I float through the water effortlessly, or I want to.

I am free of all controls, or I should be.

I can do it, or I want to do it.

I will do it

Risa's Circle of Love

The Circle of Love

The circle of life and love continues as well as its beauty and mysteries.

With a blast of energy and the spirit of life - One can grow to the next dimension.

Asia by Risa

Asia -


A continent of intrigue

A language without understanding

A decor for a Jewish home


A symbol of strength and power

A mythical creature

Nothing to fear!

"Kisses" by Risa


Your kisses are very special

You are very special

We are the lucky ones to

find someone who kisses us when needed

in the exact right place.

Risa's "I am the One who is a Giver" card

I am the one who is a giver

I am the one who is a giver - a giver of love, a giver of kindness and a giver of hope.

With an outstretched hand, I give, as did generations before me

and as will generations yet to come.






Tzedakah, and Love!

Risa's source card

The Source

Judaism is the source of all influences in my life.

Listening and knowing that there is one and only one who created.

Listening and knowing where I fit into the picture.

As I look into myself, I see also my mother and her mother.

From generation to generation streams love and beauty.

God, creator of this magnificent universe, giver of life and all its miracles.

I am your partner. I will help you with your job of making this a better world.

Wondering through life,

Remembering and reacting.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lynn's Traffic Jam

I am the One who

is brought to a standstill, stalled out, completely stuck in a terrible, paralyzing traffic jam. I am the One who is impatient, running late.

Sirens wail up ahead and then I remind myself that there is another person out there, desperately in need of help.

After all, I am the One who is only stuck in a little traffic jam.