Friday, February 29, 2008
So, moving on to a completely different subject. I currently have something in my refrigerator that I never imagined I would be storing. My daughter came home from Kindergarten today with a plastic bag in hand. "Look what I have Mom!", she yelled...(me) "What is that?" It was an octopus. Apparently they each got an octopus to study with a magnifying glass (which is pretty cool), but now I have a dead octopus named Felina in my refrigerator. Yes, my daughter named her dead octopus, and was quite disappointed to find out we wouldn't be able to keep it forever. Life lesson for the day...dead things eventually rot and stink. Pleasant, huh.
Ok, moving on. Tommorrow is the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Portland, so I am trying to get myself together and ready for an early morning tomorrow. It's always fun to be surrounded by so many ladies (and a few men) with similar interests. I'll try to get some good pictures for my next post.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I look out my window this morning and the sun is shining, the grass is green, the birds are singing, and new buds and shoots are popping out all over the place. It promises to be a beautiful day. Now just in case you aren't lucky enough to be living in
a place that is beautiful
and sunny today, I thought you might like something beautiful to look at. These are not necessarily "nature" beauty, but are definately full of beauty. Here are the links two two websites full of beautiful pictures celebrating design, color, and style.
Oh, and as a bonus, here is a link to another great website with stories and pics:
Also, I am working on online photo albums for my class project pics. I've included a few sneak peeks to the left. I will be working on adding to those and adding albums for more classes in the coming weeks.
Find something beautiful to soak in today...for me, it looks like it will be the sun.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
After church I went to a friends house for lunch and to help her with a little project. Every now and then we help go through each others closets, and do kind of a "What Not to Wear" thing. Everything that doesn't fit well anymore, is worn out, or out of date, or hasn't been worn in the last year goes. It is so freeing. And sometimes we have unhealthy emotional attachments to our clothing, and just need someone else to say, "What are you thinking?" Now that both of our closets have been purged it's time for a little shopping, isn't it?
Thank you to each of you who have visited my blog in the last couple of days, especially those who have left comments. It has been fun to have some extra traffic around the blog. A special welcome to those visiting from the Ranger Ink Link and from the link on Lauren Ferguson's blog. If you have a blog too, and leave me a link in the comment section I will come visit your blog.
I had a great time with my class yesterday. It was a jam packed class, both in terms of participants, and the amount we got accomplished. We did 6 cards with various Fluid Chalk Ink techniques in our two hour class. It was a lot to fit in, but these ladies were so great. We had a really fun time.
One little change in upcoming classes. I had a Paste Embossing Class scheduled for April 5th, but I was going to be using Ranger Memory Glass Frames for one of the projects, and we are not sure that we will be able to get them in time for the class, so we will reschedule that class for a later date. We will be replacing that class with a new class, The Art of Microfine Glitter. The class will include the Wildflower Microfine Transparent Glitter set by Art Institute. We will be working with many different products and techniques. This is a really fun class, and I am thrilled to be offering it with a Microfine glitter set this time.
Friday, February 22, 2008
I'm looking forward to a full, fun class tomorrow, so I'd better go pack my things. Good night everyone.
Monday, February 18, 2008
*safety *a clean warm house
*sleeping in my own bed
*the kids weathered the extra long trip home with very good attitudes *my husband cracked a joke (which means he is over it now)
*I have Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream to enjoy after supper
*no matter how forgetful I am, God always loves me and understands my weaknesses
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I've been having to do without the inspiration of many of my blog buddies this week because most of them are at CHA. Now if you are like me, wishing you were there, so curious to see all of the new stuff. I have come across a couple of websites with some nice peeks at the world of CHA and info. about lots of new products. There are a lot of neat new products.
I hope each of you have a wonderful Valentines Day caring for the people you love.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Thanks for letting me share with you too.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Yesterday was a really fun day. I have a group of friends that have been getting together regularly for a girls night out. The daddys take care of the kids, and we get to just go out and spend time together. Yesterday we went to see 27 Dresses. Somewhat cliche but a very cute movie...nice relaxing entertainment. Then we went out for dinner. It's just always so fun to spend time with these friends...completely unpretentious, you can just be yourself, say whatever you want to say without wondering if they are reading anything into it. I hope all of you are blessed enough to have friends like that. They are a real blessing in my life.