Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Red Pink and Blue

Just finished another mini for my etsy shop.  This one is in pinks and reds and blues with hearts and birds and flowers and gems.  Here are a few pictures and more photos here

Friday, January 22, 2010

More Video

I made another video!  
This one describes in more detail the heart book
Forgive my repetitiveness but I'm having too much fun fooling around with different ways of showing my work, plus it gives me an excuse to use my imovie software hee hee.

Moving pictures

I finally finished my swap album for the TWS Jan swap at  and videotaped.  It was my first video with my voice on it.  I was kind of nervous talking on tape, I even blanked out about one of the products I used in the book (the waxed linen thread) but all in all it came out OK

Monday, January 18, 2010

Warm Hearts

Finally got another mini album done for my etsy shop.  I've been trying all last week but it was hard to get some uninterrupted time to finish a whole project.  Today being a holiday however, with no school (ie. no mommy taxi duties) I had time to play.  I worked on a cute heart shapes mini in pinks and browns.  I just love that combination it always reminds me of raspberry filled chocolate! I had so much fun making this one, It all started with the stacked flowers that I made by punching flowers from the papers and curling and folding the petals.  I then put a little brad in the center to hold all the layers together.  I was inspired by Laura's tutorial. I simplified the process a little by omitting the starch and the glue.  Since I used card stock weight paper the flower held their shape nicely.  I also made a few flowers with prima petals and those fabulous big jewel brads from Recollections. (love those) I added some bling and some stamped images.  I also included a cute pocket envelope I learned how to make from Dawn.
Here's a peek at the cover, for more photos check here.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Since Tuesday, the images of the catastrophic earthquake have haunted me.  Living in South Florida, we are so close to the island and yet a world away. I feel helpless, like there is not much I can do except send money. The Red Cross, Partners in Health, are good reputable organizations. I know it is a financially hard time for may people but even the smallest amounts add up.  Drip drip the bucket fills.

Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

Monday, January 11, 2010

Brrr....How about some Mittens!

Ooooo it's is so freakishly cold down here in South Florida that the lizards are literally falling out of the trees!  No snow yet but it sure feels like it could.  A great time to pull on that one sweater I own and a pair of mittens would be nice too!  Remember these:
Now available in my etsy shop

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year, Ubuntu

It's been a busy holiday season around here.  With family arriving in sunny SoFla for the winter and even a surprise visit from my brother, I've been doing a lot of catching up with them and enjoying a break from the daily grind.  And with the end of the year and the end of a decade (some would even say a decade from Hell) there is always reflecting and looking back as well as looking forward. Instead of making resolutions, make changes, small changes that can become the big improvements.  I found a great list by Dr. Frank Lippman
here are 20 things 

  1. More Real Food, Less "Food-like Substances",
  2. More Fruit and Vegetables, Less Sugar, Wheat and Corn
  3. More Organic, Less Toxic
  4. More Chewing, Less Eating
  5. More Water, Less Soda
  6. More Recycling, Less Waste
  7. More Walking, Less Driving
  8. More Exercising, Less Watching TV
  9. More Outdoors, Less Indoors
  10. More Sleep, Less Worry
  11. More Calm, Less Chaos
  12. More Being, Less Doing
  13. More Consciousness, Less Ignorance
  14. More Smiles, Less Anger
  15. More Love, Less Hatred
  16. More Play, Less Serious
  17. More Letting Go, Less Holding On
  18. More Forgiving, Less Blaming
  19. More Generosity, Less Greed
  20. More Ubuntu, Less Me!