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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I started out making the card at the top of the post, but I had a "million" little squares so I had to find something that used a few more than 4 per card... so I started making some "faux tile" cards. I kept making them and making them and my stack of scraps didn't seem to get any smaller... so I decided to whip up some kits for a craft show I'm doing in a few weeks... I changed the design on those a bit to be more make and take friendly...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I was struck by a few things when the Earthquake hit Japan. First it was amazement. There have been many large quakes around the earth, and there have been other tsunamis, but this was the first time I recall being aware of how the two go together. It broke my heart to see how quickly everything was broken and washed away. Of course some of my first thoughts were with my cousin and her family. I was so grateful that they were no longer stationed in Japan, but I was sure that it had to be hard for them to see the places they had lived and visited ravaged so badly.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I went shopping at lunch and found a couple of goodies I'd like to share...
Artist's Loft - Colored Pencils
I'm using colored pencils at my workshop tomorrow so I decided to see about purchasing a couple of extra pencils so that people won't have to wait too long to color their images. I love, love, love, my prismacolor pencils, but at $2 each, buying duplicates can add up quickly. I noticed the Artist's Loft brand also sold a blending pen so I thought "maybe these will work with the odorless turpenoid..."
I pulled the pencils out while I was in my car and gave them a try during lunch and.... they work pretty well!! I still love my rich and creamy Prismacolor's the best, but the Artist's Loft pencils do blend. I think it's a great alternative for the budget concious.
CardMaker - The Perfect Sentiments
I love making cards but I have a hard time deciding what to write inside. I have a couple of great stamp sets with sayings, but after a while you've used them all up. This magazine is full of great quotes and sayings for all occasions. I've only skimmed it so far, but it is definately worth it.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Oh what a neglectful blogger I have been. Here's a little catch-up post to get things rolling again...
I've been shopping....
A Macbook pro is on it's way to my house. This is only exciting to you because it means I'll be making videos again! Woo Hoo!!!