Monday, April 30, 2007

Can You Believe It?

Two posts in two days!! I'm challenging myself to post more often to the blog now that I know that there are people out there reading it. LOL

Emma is very excited because this Sunday she gets to be my "assistant teacher" for our semi-annual mother/daughter craf-tea. We did this in the fall and it was great fun! She did a great job of reminding people that the proper way to ink a stamp is to tap, tap, tap and explaining the best way to use the gelly glaze pens. She helped me make the samples for this weekend's class yesterday. I asked her which thing was her favorite and she couldn't decide. Though she did keep holding the "buggy" card up to her cheek and saying "I love this card". If you are interested in joining us this Sunday, please let me know by Friday. You can stop by any time between 1:30 and 5:30, but plan to spend 2 hours to finish your projects. The projects are designed so that all ages -- from elementary age girls to teens to adults will enjoy them. And you don't have to have a mother or daughter to bring with you. The class is $8/person, which includes all of your supplies, refreshments, and door prizes.

Remember, the gelly glaze pens that I mentioned above. Well, we used the souffle glaze pens -- a cousin to the gelly glaze pens, but they work better on dark paper -- to make this card at the Flying Lessons for my team. We used Swirly Gigs -- one of my favorite sets from the spring supplement -- and stamped that on black with Cloud White Versamagic ink. Then we colored the swirly's in with the souffle pens. The flower stamp from the swirly gig set was stamped with black on white and then colored with markers.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Last Day to Get the April Stamp of the Month

My friend, Maureen, told me on Friday that if I'm going to have a blog that I actually need to update it! Apparently, she's been stalking here looking for news and I've been disappointing her.

Tomorrow is the last day to get the April Stamp of the Month -- geez, April's over already -- how did that happen? I love this set! This is my favorite stamp in the whole set -- I get a smile on my face every time I see it. We made this sample last weekend at my team's Flying Lessons. We used the Pearl Ex Watercolor palettes to color the daisy. You can't see the shimmer in the photo but it's very pretty in real life!

Spring Fling is in full bloom at TAC! There are four new stamp sets available only through now to May 31 at special prices. You can check them out here. One of my favorites the punctuation set. Here's a 6x6 scrap page that I made using the punctuation set with our new Mulberry Meadow paper.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bold & Beautiful

Only five more days to get in on The Angel Company's Spring Fever promotion. I had fun the other morning playing with one of the sets called Still Life. It was the one that when I looked at it I said ooh, I don't really like that. But it has grown on me. It looks great just colored with markers. So it's a great choice if you are new to coloring and intimidated by the idea of shading. This is a set that looks better Bold & Beautiful!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Back to Real Life

Spring break went by very fast and now I'm back to catching up on my real life. We had a wonderful visit with my family. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to share. I just plain didn't take any and I'm kicking myself now for it. One picture that I wish that I had was of my brother and my daughter. My brother has been fighting leukemia since September. He's celebrating his 100 days past transplant this week, which is an amazing milestone considering the prognosis that he was given in the fall! My daughter just fell in love with her uncle, who she hasn't seen in over 2 years. They were best buddies all week. On the second day that we were there, we took my brother out to eat. I was behind him leaving the restaurant. It brought tears to my eyes moments later to look up and see my brother and daughter walking across the parking lot holding hands. That is a picture that I wish that I had! It's a memory that I don't want to lose -- I guess that I will have to scrap it without the picture. Scrapping isn't just about pictures, right? It's about telling stories too!

This week I've been busy preparing samples of my upcoming class -- next Friday, April 13 and Sunday, April 15 -- Spin, Flip and Fold. I should have pictures to share with you tomorrow. I also got my application to teach classes at the Tulsa Creating Keepsakes convention together. I don't know if my class proposals will get accepted, but it was definitely a step outside my box to even send in the application!

Oh, and last night I saw the mom for whom I made the scrapbook. I had given the book to the little girl's dad because he picked her up. I hadn't seen the mom yet to find out her reaction. She said that they looked through it twice that evening and that she had wanted to call me immediately to thank me but decided against it since it was already 10 pm! That made my day yesterday to hear that it had brought that much joy to her.