Monday, February 28, 2011

Coming Soon!

Adorable charm bracelet class coming soon! I will be holding another class in my home on March 26th from 1-4 pm. Lots of fun techniques in this one! So excited to share! I will be posting photos in the next couple of days.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring Fling

this blessed nest

Over at This Blessed Nest she is having a Spring Fling! What is a Spring Fling you ask....well every Wednesday in the month of March you post anything spring related and link it to her blog. It could be photography, artwork, clothing, decorating, really just about anything will do.

Here is her version of a little spring happiness.....just for inspiration.
Why don't you come along and play!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blast from the Past

Remember this movie? Well some of you won't! (you are too young) lol But last night I got the chance to bring it all back again. A fun group of ladies included me in their "night out". There were 18 of us in all. What a great turn out, right! We enjoyed dinner together first.
Then we headed to Gammage to watch the musical 9-5. My friend Sharon invited Barb & I to attend. So glad she did. We had a great time! Of course there was plenty of laughing as there usually is when we get together. All part of the fun!

It was a cute little musical with the music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The actors all did a great job bringing it to life. The one liners were hilarious. It was definitely a blast from the past. And all around a fun evening! Thanks girls!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Found on this blog!
Love it!!! Go out and do something fun today! Live a little!! :D

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day!

Busy turning this frame that I created for my son's wedding into a chalkboard for the kitchen!

Finally working on the scrapbook from our Dominican vacation!

Can't wait to dive into the next book in this series. My daughter-in-law gave me the first one & I finished it in a day! Loved it! :)

Finishing up my Bible study for tomorrow's class. Really enjoying this study!

And thinking of going here to catch some sales.

Hope your day is a good one! Do something you enjoy!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just Maybe...

So I mentioned that I am interested in taking this online class with Christy Tomlinson. It really does look amazing! Now you can have a chance to win not only the class but some free stuff! Along with the online class Where Women Create is offering a $35 gift certificate to the Scarlet Lime Shop. This is Christy's online store full of mixed-media goodies. How cool is that!!

So hop over to Where Women Create and check it out and Just Maybe....the winner could be you!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Some of the Valentine's that I made for the kids. OK...big kids, but it was still fun to hand them out. :D

We had a big Valentine's dinner this weekend. Complete with a big "heart" cake. Love it! Today my husband and I are heading out to spend the day together. Can't wait!
Hope your day is special too!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Operator Error

This is part of what I created the other night with Samie Kira. I want to take it a little further and experiment, but for now it is OK. I definitely had fun with it.

Got a little help today from my friend's daughter Natalie. I was stuck on photoshop trying to make my blog header. She came to my rescue and reminded me how to do things. I just don't use PS enough to quite get the hang of it. So...thanks Natalie!

She had come over to cut out circles for her Minnie Mouse outfit for MORP on my cricut. It worked and she saved a ton of time. Can't wait to see the finished product. I am sure it will be cute!

Have a great Valentine's Weekend!

Friday, February 11, 2011

This One Looks Fun

Found this online class that looks great! Christy Tomlinson is offering a mixed media class this month that I am planning on signing up for. Love her style and the class is only $35. I am very excited to explore what she has to offer. Stretch my wings a little and have some fun! If you go to her blog today she is even giving a special treat out to her blogging friends.....a download of her artwork.

Isn't it amazing!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Didn't Chicken Out!

photo via new beautiful

photo via lilymoon

Had such a great time last night! I was invited by Samie Kira to join her at the art group she attends. I was so excited and so scared all at once. I did not feel adequate to participate in the art journaling process. But with encouragement I jumped in and went for it. I didn't chicken out (I did come close)! I am SO glad I did! I was rewarded with an amazing opportunity to meet some wonderful artists. Many have been published and are gifted contributors to the art world. I was a bit star-struck! They were generous and sweet, funny & talented. I learned so much!
Thanks so much to Samie Kira for pushing me to jump in! It was well worth it!

typography via positive things

photo via rozart

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

It is the year of the Rabbit. That is according to the Chinese calendar. This year I plan on participating in the "Red Envelope" tradition. What a privilege to get to do this! My daughter in law explained it all to me & I looked up the rest. So I decided to share it with you!

"Red Envelope"

Red envelopes are given out during Chinese weddings, Chinese New Year, and other holidays.

What Is a Red Envelope?:
A red envelope (紅包, hóngbāo) is simply a long, narrow, red envelope with money in it. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with gold Chinese characters like happiness and wealth. Variations of the red envelope include red envelopes with cartoon characters and red envelopes from stores and companies that contain coupons and gift certificates inside.

Unlike a Western greeting card, red envelopes given at Chinese New Year are typically left unsigned. For birthdays or weddings, a short message, typically a four character expression, and signature are optional.
Some four character expressions appropriate for a wedding red envelope are 天作之合 (tiānzuò zhīhé, marriage made in heaven) or 百年好合 (bǎinián hǎo hé, happy union for one hundred years).
Why Are the Envelopes Red and Are There Other Colors?
Red symbolizes luck. Other envelope colors are used for other occasions, for example, white enveloped are used for funerals.
When Are Red Envelopes Given and Who Gets a Red Envelope?
Red envelopes are handed out to younger generations by their parents, grandparents, relatives, and even close neighbors and friends during Chinese New Year. At some companies, workers may also receive a year-end cash bonus tucked inside a red envelope. Red envelopes are also popular gifts for weddings and birthdays.

When giving someone a red envelope, use both hands to present the red envelope to the recipient. Giving and receiving red envelopes, gifts, and even business cards is a solemn act. Therefore, red envelopes, gifts and name cards are always presented with both hands and also received with both hands.

How Much Money Goes Inside the Red Envelope?:
It depends on the situation. There is great debate over how much to give. The amount of money in red envelopes given to children for Chinese New Year depends on age and the giver’s relationship to the child. For younger children, the equivalent of about $7 dollars is fine.

More money is given to older children and teenagers. The amount is usually enough for the child to buy himself his own gift like a T-shirt or DVD. Parents may give the child a more substantial amount since material gifts are usually not given during the holidays.

For all occasions, certain amounts of money are to be avoided. Anything with a four is best avoided because 四 (sì, four) sounds similar to死 (sǐ, death). Even numbers, except four, are better than odd. Eight is a particularly auspicious number. The money inside a red envelope should always be new and crisp. Folding the money or giving dirty or wrinkled bills is in bad taste. Coins and checks are avoided, the former because change is not worth much and the latter because checks are not widely used in Asia.
Taken from source below:
Chinese New Year: Red Envelope
By Lauren Mack, Guide

This is one of the envelopes I made for my kids! How fun!