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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!!


Make sure you are ready for Valentine's Day with a cute handmade gift!

Here's a sample picture of the project I will be teaching at My Creative Classroom beginning February 4th. It's a one week Valentine Mini Album class. The album will be made out of chipboard coasters...you know, the ones you see at restaraunts.... Go grab about four or six-I always have a stash of at least 12 at a time!!! For the class you will NOT need a class kit. You will be using up what you already own. Each page will focus on a unique embellishment. I will give you templates to download and use, too. Great fun. And just in time for that big LOVE day!!! Get on over to MCC and sign up!! See ya there! :D

Week 4 Deck of Me Challenge

Well, it's week 4 already...I am actually bit behind, but who's counting, right?

This weeks challenge was to think of three words that describe you...not like mom, wife, etc., but what qualities or characteristics make up You? Here's mine. I love the butterfly...found it in a magazine...it is stunning!!! I love butterflies!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

oooooh!!! I am so excited!

I can't wait for next week and the Grand Opening Event of My Creative Classroom. It begins Sunday January 27th and lasts until Saturday February 2. You have got to get over to the website and sign up for the newletter. You will get a key code to be allowed in to the event area. There are free classes...really good classes!!! Contests and TONS OF PRIZES, Instructor-led chats, artistic challenges and a whole lot more. I can't wait because I am gonna get myself in those free classes!!! You can never have enough art in your life!!! Come on over and chat with me...

The Spring semester at My Creative Classroom begins February 4th with a ton of new classes. Beginning Feb. 4th I will be teaching a one week Valentine Mini Album. And you will be using all your own supplies, so no purchasing anything! You will end up with a great little chipboard album for your sweetie!!

And for those waiting for the next ATC for this week, I promise it is coming. Remember, you can still join in the fun. Get on over to the
Flickr site and ask to join the group. Dianna will give you the OK and you can start uploading your cards. Just a regular old or new deck of cards...or cut them to size out of what you have on hand. We get the prompts each Monday.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Deck of Me ~ 2008 challenge

I found this challenge from a friend. Check out Dianna's blog and scroll down a little to see her post about the Deck of Me ~ 2008 Challenge on Flickr. Take a deck of cards and each week we will create on both sides according to a specific challenge. At the end of the year you will have a whole artful deck of cards. Like a little journal of your year. Love it! Go add your name to the group...it's not too late. You can catch up!

Here's my first two cards. Week 1 challenge is to write out your goals.

Week 2 challenge - Find a quote that describes you right now...inspires you where you are right now in your life at this moment. Don't think ahead, don't look back...Right now. Hopefully we'll all look back on this one and notice a change... for the better!

Enjoy your week!! :D

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Welcome 2008


Welcome to 2008. Has it been good to you so far these past 8 days? I am so glad to get back to "normal". I like routine. Yes, Christmas was great and all, but I like normal. I like it when I can have a "set" time to work when the kids are back in school. Not that they bug me anyway, they are teens and do their own thing, but you really have to get on them to do chores!!! I like the house when it is quiet and I can get my work done. When you have an at-home business, there's always something to do. An unending list.

Last night I went to Best Buy and got me a hand-held 120GB hard drive to keep my pictures on. It's a really cool apple green. I am so excited! I have to get those pix off my laptop and onto this so I don't ever lose them. Happy Day!

Also last night I went to Borders to pick up some new books. I just finished "A Thousand Splendid Suns". OMG...you've gotta read that one! I bought "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "19 Minutes". Keep hearing good stuff about these books, and I love to read at night before I go to bed. I'll let ya know what I think.

You've got to check out the new My Creative Classroom site...It is still under construction, but almost finished. The big kick-off event will be during the last week in January. There is so much fun stuff being prepared! Get on the mailing list so you can get all the latest info and sign up for the many amazing classes being offered. I will be teaching a Valentine Mini Album in February and an "All About Me" paper bag album in March. Once you are on the MCC website, click on the topic of "Altered Art" to view the descriptions and register for my classes. Click on each picture to go to the MCC website and info.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Loss of a favorite

I just found out that one of my most favorite singer/songwirters has passed away. I have loved Dan Fogelberg since I heard of him in the 70's. Love his old stuff the best. If you don't know who he is, you may know his hits "Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” . He died December 16, 2007, at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56. He had advanced prostate cancer. It only gets to advanced if you don't find and treat it early. I personally can't say enough about getting checked, both men and women for the cancers that are detectable and treatable. You can donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in his honor.

I have been sitting here in front of my computer looking at his website. I will have to go play his CD's in memory of him...Music will not be the same. :(