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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Brand new 2014 online class!

I've just opened up registrations for my brand new online class, "Cricut: Crafting with Stencils", which starts January 27, 2014 at My Creative Classroom! If you have any Cricut machine and would like to get better use out of it and love stencils, paints and more, then this just may be the class for you!


http://www.mycreativeclassroom.com/course/info.php?id=766
 

I love to create art with stencils, especially ones I can make myself using my Cricut machine! Come join me for this 5-lesson class to learn how to design Cricut Craft Room files and cut stencils using Cricut Cuttables Stencil Material, cardstock or file folders, and freezer paper. Students will create a stenciled artist canvas, stenciled card backgrounds, and a stenciled fabric item of their choice. Take your crafting to a whole new level!
Use any Cricut machine and any cartridge you own. Students must have basic knowledge of their Cricut machine, and the Cricut Craft Room (CCR).

Lesson 1: Introduction and Inspiration
Lesson 2: Designing Cricut Craft Room Files
Lesson 3: Stenciled Artist Canvas using Cricut Cuttables Stencil Material
Lesson 4: Stenciled Master Board for Cards using Cardstock
Lesson 5: Stenciled Fabric Item using Freezer Paper



Click here for more information and to register for this class. Only $15 for 5 lessons!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Square1 Masterpiece Giveaway on Facebook!

Hurry on over to the Square1 Masterpiece Facebook page and get in on the giveaway!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Square1-Masterpiece/154227101295996

Enter to Win a Package of Our Fabulous Square 1 Printable ! SHARE this Post with your Facebook friends and ask them to LIKE our page. Then add a comment to this post for every time you SHARE. When we reach 2000 FAN LIKES, we give away 1 package of Printable. Wait..since it the Holidays, for every 500 LIKES we get we will give away another package of Square 1 Printable ! Contest starts NOW 12/12/13 through 12/15/2013 at midnight CST. Winner(s) Announced 12/16/13.

Good Luck!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Nature is confused!

We have had such beautiful (read: HOT!) weather the last week or so, our orange tree is blooming. It, unfortunately, thinks Spring is here even before I've taken off this year's oranges!


While I do love seeing the blooms in Spring, I know that soon enough we will get a cold snap and these will be gone. I'll have to wait until true Spring. :-(

While I was snapping photos in the yard I have to show you this trunk of jasmine vines growing (strangling??) a tree. The braid-like vines are so interesting!




Sunday, December 1, 2013

Looking for inspiration!

This weekend was our 26th year anniversary. Every year we head "down the road" to a Disney area hotel for a few nights. This year it was the DoubeTree Suites by Hilton Hotel at Lake Buena Vista.  We don't usually go to the theme parks, as there's lots of other stuff to do in Mickey-land and we've pretty much done every theme park many times when the kids were young. We saw a few (boring!) movies, ate in several restaurants, did a LOT of walking, and lots of people watching.

We usually take loads of photos of us and the surroundings each year SEE HERE, but instead of the usual photos I snapped ones of inspiration.

At Downtown Disney there's a balloon ride...the balloon has a cool quilt-like diamond pattern.
 
One night we went to Paradiso 37 for some appetizers and I snapped the wall d├ęcor.
 
The hotel had cool drapes...
 
...and pictures on the wall (reminds me of monoprinting and stitching)



 
and even the carpeting in the hallways! (This could be a cool free motion stitched and painted something.) 
 
:-)