Friday, September 30, 2011

Woohoo...I am on the Design Team at The Bug Bytes !

I am so excited to join all the wonderful DT members at The Bug Bytes.  I always get so much inspiration from the designers on Pam's blog and am honored to be included on the DT.

My first ever contribution is today. So head over to The Bug Bytes and check out the gorgeous fall card I posted.  {And yes, it is a card I made last fall because of my current camera situation but I did include directions and supplies used to create it}.

Happy Fall Ya'll

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet New Camera Heading My Way

I have been crafting like crazy...all kinds of Halloween and Fall goodies to show you all.  But alas, my camera was broken on our trip to Maui last month (heavy sigh) so no way to take photos to post projects lately. 

Well, hang on to your hats, because I will soon have a sweet new awesome camera so I can get back into the crafty blog world once again.

After a lot of research and soul searching, I decided I am still a "point and shoot" kind of girl but wanted a few SLR features without the weight of I just ordered the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX9 camera.
It arrives the first of next week ! I am doing a Happy Dance and can't wait to start using it and posting
project pics again.
It's got all these wonderful features and more:
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor for low-light performance, 5x, bright lens
  • Full HD 1080x1920 with dual record of stills and movies
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Fast capture with 10fps at full 16.2 MP resolution
  • iSweep Panorama for one shot landscapes
 So until next week, keep crafting and check back for more crafty inspiration from me!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Look Under Way !

As you can see, I am making some BIG changes on my blog ! 

The changes are intended to: 
  • Help my readers find things easier
  • Make it easier to contact me to ask questions
  • And improve ways to continue to inspire your own creativity  
Please let me know if there is anything you want me to see changed on my blog.
My goal is to have everything up and running by end of this weekend.  So wish me luck !

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Birthday Wish

Well my friends, it is that time of year again.  Yes, I am talking about my birthday week ! 

I am lucky enough to share my birthday week with a couple of my dear friends and we will be celebrating with lunches out this week, maybe a shopping trip or two and lots of laughs and fun !
Total girl time ....I could use some of that for sure. 

It's hard to believe another year has passed and once again it is time to reflect on what I want to wish for this birthday.

Even more than usual, I have a strong desire to make a plan to explore and learn new things,
to travel more ..both near and abroad,
and just in general enjoy and embrace life more than ever. 

Maybe it is because as I crest over the 50 year mark, you start to realize that day-to-day life hassles such as working, cleaning, cooking, childrearing, etc.  shouldn't be taken so seriously and that we are meant to experience life in a more soulful way.

So, my birthday wish for myself is to seek out things that feed my soul, that bring me joy, that expand my mind and touch my heart. 

And I guess it is time to start thinking of making a bucket list and knocking them off that list one at a time !

I promise to keep you posted as I focus on these birthday wishes this year.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Remembrance of 9/11/01

It's been 10 years since our world was turned upside down with the events that happened on September 11th.  I just wanted to take a moment and say a prayer for all those that lost their lives and to give a (((cyber hug))) to their loved ones who had to move forward through life without them. 

And to all the brave men and women who courageously fight for our freedom every day, I humbly say thank you !  It seems not enough...but mere words can not express how thankful I am for the rights I have to live in the United States of America.  We may have our troubles but we still have a strong society who values freedom, liberty and justice for all.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rolling Out New Classes at Michael's Craft Stores Saturday

Hey everyone....wanted to make sure you knew that tomorrow, Saturday September 10th from 1-3 pm Michael's Craft Stores around the country are holding a Class Room Open House to showcase all the new classes being offered such as Paper Crafting, Wilton Cake, Jewelry Making, Yarn Classes and Spotted Canary Scrapbook Basics Classes.

They are running a ONE DAY ONLY SPECIAL of 50% OFF CLASS FEE if you register that day for ANY class on the schedule !  Yipeee !!

I am the certified scrapbook instructor for the Michael's store on Bissonnet at Weslayan and having a ball teaching the paper craft classes and scrapbook basic classes there.

The new Paper Craft Classes are really something special and include classes like:

Cricut 101  to learn to use your Cricut Machine
Cricut Card Tricks using Winter Frolic cartridge
Cricut Off the Page to make holiday gift items using Winter Frolic cartridge
Tim Holtz Halloween Banner and Holiday Tags to learn distress ink techniques
Paper Bag Mini Albums perfect for one event scrapbooks or gifts
Card Tricks to learn different card techniques
Altered Canvas for decor or gift giving
Party Decor to make invite, banner, decorations, layout and cards to match
Sketched Out to learn how to use a sketch to quickly make a layout and cards
There are many more class offerings too..

If you live in Houston, please stop by and say hello and check ou these classes !
Would love to see you.  If you don't live here, check out your local Michael's store as there are over 500 stores across the country offering these classes now.  


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