Sunday, April 30, 2017

From Monarch Caterpillar to Chrysalis

This is my first year of raising and releasing Monarch butterflies. Check out this quick video in double time of the caterpillar changing to the chrysalis. Totally amazing. Who would have thought that they actually split their skin and shed it?

No, inside is NOT a butterfly, yet, but green goo. In about 10 days a butterfly will emerge. Sort of proof that there is a God, don't you think?

Monday, October 10, 2016

3 Sponges + Paint = 3 Cards

For a while now I've been blogging on the Everyday Moodlings blog along with my biz partner from Craft Classes Online, Jeri Parks. I thought I'd share the videos here, as well. So without further ado, let's get on with it.

Today I share one of my favorite ways to create and that is with paint. Add a sponge, or two, or three and you've got a winning combo.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Clean Sweep

For the last eight or so years I've been teaching online workshops. Before that, I was an independent consultant for a scrapbooking company. That means that I have amassed quite a stash of craft supplies. YIKES! More than anyone could possibly use in their lifetime.

Because I am ready to pare down, that means a BIG garage sale is in my near future. Yes, it's a big task, but will be oh-so-worth it to give the immense amounts of craft goodies a new home. It will be such a freeing experience...I am so looking forward to it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Celebrate World Card Making Day with Craft Classes Online

World Card Making Day Sale!

World Card Making Day is right around the corner, October 1st, and we wanted to inspire you to make beautiful cards.  Enjoy 40% off select workshops this weekend only.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sale! "Mastering the Mediums" Online Workshop

Craft Classes Online-Mastering the Mediums

Acrylic mediums can be so confusing. There are so many to choose from. Gel Medium, Fluid Medium, Gesso, Crackle Paste, Molding Paste, matte, glossy, etc. What are they for? Which should you use? Which brand is best? Can something else be substituted? Can someone just cut to the chase and speak in plain English?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Recommendation: "The Walk"

I love books. No, not eBooks, not text read from a device, but a real book with paper pages. I have this thing for the feel of a paper page and the smell of a book. Am I alone in this? Will all our traditional books go by the wayside one day? I hope not!

Beside my bed I always have a stack of books and magazines (I love magazines, too!) and read a bit before bed at night. The latest book I'm reading is "The Walk" by Richard Paul Evans. It is a series and I'm now on the second book, "Miles to Go".

I HIGHLY recommend this book series for absolutely anyone. There is no foul language or uncomfortable situations described in this book. It is pure and clean. It has a great story line and the author writes in a way that wraps you into the characters' lives.

"What would you do if you lost everything—your job, your home, and the love of your life—all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he’s tempted by his darkest thoughts. Instead, he decides to take a walk. But not any ordinary walk. Taking with him only the barest of essentials, Alan leaves behind all that he’s known and heads for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life—and inspire yours. 

A life-changing journey, both physical and spiritual, The Walk is the first of an unforgettable bestselling series of books about one man’s search for hope."

Buy it now, or visit your library! You'll be glad you did!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Stop by for a Visit!

I'll be taking a little break from blogging on my blog here, but come find me at Everyday Moodlings. Stop by for craft challenges, tips and tutorials. Hope to see you there!