Thankful for...

Monday, November 26, 2007


Working from home means you sometimes forget why you're home in the first place. So many tasks, so little time. That's when it's time to slow down and put aside the work, pull out the brownie mix and have a little fun. They grow up so fast, and I'm so thankful for these times.

Wow... I won!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Holy cow, I just found out today that my entry for Close to My Heart's National Stamping Month video contest won first place! This is the first video I've ever put together, and it's all done on an itty-bitty flip video recorder, edited with Windows Movie Maker. My classes really are like this. Don't ya wish you could come?

Special thanks to my little actress, Jessica, for being so adorable. And to my husband, for letting me talk him into shooting his scenes just minutes before he left for a week-long hunting trip. And to Susan, who will never live down the feather boa shot.

Cool stuff! Painted resist technique

Monday, November 5, 2007

I love this painted technique, it's so "artsy" on a scrapbook page. First, stamp and heat emboss the trees with clear powder. Next, paint over the embossed images with acrylic paint. I used a big foam brush and left lots of dry brush strokes so the background would show through. Lastly, wipe away the paint from your embossed images. A baby wipe is perfect for this. You can wait for the paint to dry, or wipe it away when it's wet (I used the wet method with this example).

I used the same technique on the words "summer" on this layout as well. Neat stuff!