Help the technologically challenged...

Yes, that would be me.  Thanks for asking.  :)   I'm in need of some free & EASY digital video editing software.  I've been shooting a couple of tutorials with our digital camcorder, but they are waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long.  In fact, they would be just about right if I could just change the speed to fast-forward the whole time :)  It's not like I'm talking throughout the thing... although I would also need to add some text to the video to explain schtuff.

I just downloaded the Windows MovieMaker, but evidently my video card is total sheeee-ite (according to the little pop up window) and so the program won't run.  You would think that since I'm married to a compu-nerd that I would have some stellar system... evidently not.  Wienie.  Sooooooo... any ideas?


February Copic Class at The Scrapbook Page...

... and it's all about fairies!  Yep, on February 21st I'll be showcasing four different CC Designs stamps... all fairies... well, actually one is a pixie ;)

Here is one of them.  And I used RED!  I KNOW... I can't believe it either... Laurie, what's wrong with me?!

And me, being me, I just HAD to make her just a wee bit wicked ;)  Black wings... BUT they still sparkle!  And I am very proud of myself on the coloring of her boo-tay... like satin, right?!

And once again, to get all of the details for this bad boy, you have to come take my class :)  Just contact The Scrapbook Page to reserve your spot!

I'll be back with some more pictures of this class as well as the Valentine's Treat Class that's on the 7th.  Fun stuff!

What do you think?


Snowman blog hop winner!

Real quick post today... but it's a good one :)

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Blogger" laurlynn said...
Love the card... it just makes me smile!
January 25, 2011 1:01 PM "

Congratulations to Laurlynn!  Please email me your mailing address and I'll get your goodies out to you!
Thanks to everyone you left a comment!


March of the Snowmen Blog Hop!

Here it is!  The Second Annual March of the Snowmen Blog Hop!
We had so much fun with it last year, we decided to do it all again :)  To jog your memory, HERE is the march from last year.

We've got some very talented & inspirational artists and crafters throughout this hop, so you won't want to miss a blog!  Not to mention that most of us will be giving away a bit of BLOG CANDY along the way!  Be sure to see the details about that at the bottom of this post :)

Now... onward march!

I've chosen to keep it nice and simple today... one little ol' card with one little ol' snowman :)  Don't you just LOVE him?  He's from Stampendous and he just makes me smile.

Not a lot of foof... just a bit of Copic coloring and some glittah baby :)  So as to not bore you with all of it here, just page down a bit for the card details.

And please check out what the rest of these wonderfully talented ladies have created:

And now... about the blog candy:

I just so happened to have just finished moving my studio from one room to another, so I found a PLETHORA of new, fabulous finds to give away!  So as to not ruin the surprise, I'm not posting a picture...

{insert slightly evil laugh here}

...just know that there will be stamps, inks, trinkets and more to be had!  All you have to do is leave a comment!  Becoming a Follower is always a plus, but not necessary... but how will you find out if you win?!  ;)

What do you think?!

Card details:
Stamp:  "Jolly Snowman" Stampendous
Paper:  Echo Park pp, Bazzill & Neenah cardstocks
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento
Other:  American Crafts stick pins, EK Success edger punch, Fiskars decorative scissors, misc. twill & glitter
Copic markers:  0, BG0000, BG10, BG13, G94, G99, R81, R85, YR14, YR18


Upcoming class at The Scrapbook Page

February 7th at 6:30pm, I'll be teaching a fun Valentine's Treat class.  I've got to get the other photos from the store, but for now here are a just a few of the MANY treat containers we'll be making:

Love is in the air... well, at least like is! And what better way to show it than by giving a little treat giftie?! This SAH-weet class is chock full of fun ideas that are a snap to replicate for family, co-workers, or the kids' school parties! Boxes, pouches, and bags... oh my! Not into Valentine's Day? Well these little beauties can easily be adapted to house treats for birthday parties, Easter, and even a little summer fun.

To reserve your spot, just call The Scrapbook Page and anyone would be happy to sign you up :)  It's only $17.50!



My creative mojo has gone missing again.  I couldn't even find it for a class that I'm teaching tonight!  And even though it is against my better judgment, I'm going to share these not-so-hot cards with y'all today.

First up, my "Love ya' bots" (get it, love ya' lots) card... very cute play on words me thinks, but the card kinda sucks.  It was really late at night, and wasn't feelin' it.

Next up, a card that started out wonderful and ended up as a whoopsie.  I'm going to do it over again, and this time I'm gonna leave off the vertical hearts & the three dots on the right.  And I'm gonna make sure that the cute little owl is centered.

And believe it or not, the pinks really do match in person.  Once again, my sucky photo-taking skills show up.  But I'm moving on!

This last one, I actually like a little bit.  Next time I might not make as many heart balloons, but otherwise, it's pretty cute.
I paper-pieced the car & colored the rest with Prismacolor pencils & mineral oil blending.  I masked the heart balloons and drew in the streamers &  mini-heart exhaust.  And of course, Stickles glitter glue is my friend  :)

What do you think?
Card details:
Owl Love You:  Be Square, He Likes Me, Fabulous Frames, Awesome Blossoms, &  Love You stamp sets, Lilly Anna dp, Lilly Anna & white ultrasmooth cs, Bazzill & misc. grey cs, Jewel Tone chalks, Dove Blender, Juliette ribbon, button, misc. glitter
Love Bug:  Bug of Fun & He Likes Me stamp sets, Uptown Girl dp, black & premium white cs, paper piercer, Prismacolor pencils, Glossy Accents, Icicle Stickles, Micron pen

Mark your calendars...

Lookie at what is coming your way:

Last year was SO much fun that we've decided to do it again.  Be sure to check back and hop around for inspiration as well as a few blog candy giveaways!