Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Just thought I'd give a little peek at something I'm working on for an upcoming online class titled, "Alter THIS! The Next Chapter". It begins October 6th and is the second in a series of altered book classes I'm teaching at My Creative Classroom.  No, you don't need to have taken the first class to take this.  All you really need is an old book, some glue and a bit of junk to create art.  Check out this link for course description and registration info.

Hope to "see" you in class!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gotta see this movie

My hubby and I went to the movies yesterday and saw one of the best films I've seen in a long time. You've got to see "The Help"
Funny, moving,  historical, deep...everything I love in a movie.  Folks clapped at the long has it been since people clapped for a movie?  Just won't be disappointed.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Finishing that UFO

I am finally getting to finish that quilt I started back in March.  Why did it take me so long?  Well, I got side-tracked by taking loads of classes at my local quilt shop, starting and finishing a second quilt before I finished the first, and working on creating new classes for My Creative Classroom. Oh yeah, a few vacations were thrown into the mix, too. 

But I am happy to say that I've got a good portion of this one quilted.  Just got to keep going till it's done. I will certainly post photos along the way.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tulip Fabric Book Page

Finally finished the Tulip page for Fat Book #2, a collaborative fabric book with my online friends at Trading Fabric Post Cards.  Yes, I realize this is not a post card, but we have various swaps in our group and you can sign up for whatever you want to do.

For this swap, each participant creates an 8" x 8" page of fabric using the flower theme. I've begun receiving the others' pages and everyone has such a different style. It's so neat to see the various fabrics, stitching, and embellishments that each has created.  For mine, I started by spraying the blue background with Glimmer Mist, free-hand drawing the tulip with colored pencils, then thread sketching with various shades of thread.  I think for my first thread sketching project it's pretty darn good. Add to that the fact that I can't draw, and I'm proud of my page.  Let's hope the other gals like it, too. :D

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Butterfly Post Card

Another post card for the swap.
 Yes, it's not a great photo and it looks a little wonky, but I've already sent it off in the mail so I can't re-do it.  I stamped the butterflies on canvas (cotton duck cloth) with Staz-On Ink by Tsukineko.

On another note.  I hate computers...well, I guess it's a love-hate relationship.  My laptop died on Thursday, so I took it in to Best Buy to see if the Geek Squad could rescue it.  (Luckily I had backed-up all my very important stuff for work and my photos just two days prior!) They still have it, but said that I probably need a new one since it was 3-1/2 years old as laptops usually only last 3-4 years.  Since when did things that expensive have such a short lifespan??

Well, needless to say, I had to purchase a new one.  OK, so that's just the way it goes, right? I had them load up the necessary Microsoft stuff and retrieved it that evening.  But, when I tried to start the darn thing up the next morning it wouldn't load Windows.  UGH! I didn't freak out, as would be my normal response, which I was very glad about(I must be growing up!??).  Knew it must be a bad apple and, of course, they started all over again and gave me a brand new one...  Here's to another great 3-1/2 years of computing!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fall semester begins soon!

It's that time again.  Time for another school year.  Ah, new clothes and supplies are always exciting! So as you send your kids off to school, make sure you continue your learning, too.  My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor-led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies.

We've got over 100 classes scheduled for the fall semester which begins September 6th...some brand new classes and always your returning favorites. In the coming weeks we will be introducing our four new instructors(!) and opening the courses for registration.  Some are already open now, so head on over to the Course List and take a peek.

I've personally will be teaching two brand new classes and several returning favorites this fall. Click the ONLINE CLASSES tab at the top of the blog to see what I'm offering.

"See" you in class!