Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pen Tablet Class

For Christmas Jerry got me a Bamboo Craft Pen Tablet . So I signed up for Jessica Sprague's online class "Pen Tablet Basic's for Scrapbookers". I'm only on lesson three but I'm loving it! And if your reading my blog your looking at my handy work, I drew the martini in my banner!Ok, I'll admit it, I'm patting myself on the back . . . but It only took minutes to create my blog header. I'm thinking the more I practice the better I will get at the pen thing! If you ever get a chance to take a class from Jessica Sprague, do it! I love her teaching style and the great thing about her online classes verses some other's are that you have access to your classes forever!


Weird name, but awesome app! I can't even tell you how many photo editing apps I have on my iphone, but I can tell you this . . . I have the most fun with Imikimi! Its a .99 app and worth every penny! I love all the different ways you can share your creations . . . email, mms, facebook, and twitter! Go here and check out there Video telling you all about it! Make sure you click the "Full Imikimi" video icon right above the player and watch that one too! Here's on I made for my sweetie who's out of town, I texted it to him.

This is a screen shot from my phone

Oh, and don't be sad even if you don't have an Iphone you can install the Imikimi plug-in on your computer and upload your photo's edit and share them!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Glitter Cups

So for Valentines I made more glitter cups. I bought the small foam cups from the grocery store and made those for the kids classmates. Then I did the big ones for the Teachers. If you want to know how to do these just check out my tutorial that I did for Halloween Glitter Cups!

And for the little glitter cups I put those in cellophane bags so it would be easier for the kids to carry to school.

I also made some valentine mussy tussy's . . . .

Now there are several different ways to make mussy tussy's but I found this tutorial to be the best or should I say easiest!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cherry Pie Album

Here's a class discription and some pictures for those of you are interested in taking my Life is Sweet, Cherry Pie Album Class. I'll be teaching it at the Hilltop Memories Annual Winter Retreat.

Life is Sweet, Cherry Pie Album

In this class we will be making a pie, but don't worry no baking skills required, our pie will be made out of paper!
When you lift up the top of the pie you will have 5 scrapbook album pages. The box underneath that the pie sits
on can be used to hold anything you want! This album is so cute just sitting on your counter for decoration.
In class I will teach you how to make the top of the album, your crust and filling then I will be giving you a pictured
instruction sheet and all the supplies you need to finish the inside of the album (the five pages) on your own,
outside of class. The hardest part of course is the outside. The inside is easy as pie! :-) Punt intended!

Supply List:

Paper Trimmer
Favorite Adhesive
Tim Holtz mini stapler
Distress Inks: Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy
Distress Ink Applicator

Glossy Accents

*Note: if you don't have something on this list, don't worry you can use what I have!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Iphone App's

The best part about meeting someone with an Iphone is comparing apps. I'm always amazed at the new stuff I find, new features I learn about when meeting fellow Iphonie's, as I lovingly refer to them! I think I have close to 100 Iphone apps on my phone, but of course I don't use them all on a regular basis, I do have my favorites! I'm constantly on the look out for new apps to download, so I thought as I research and find good apps that I enjoy I will start posting on here for my fellow Iphone users! So to kick things off, here's a new one I found that is really for no other purpose but for sheer amusement, but now that I said that actually it might be of good use to some . . . The app is called Scanner911. This is not the first police/EMS scanner that I have downloaded but it is by far the best with the most features!

It has a "Hot 100 List" where you can hear scanners that are the really active all the time. You can record scan's you hear. This app can even locate you and tell you what scanners are around you. You can label your favorite scanners so you can always go to those. In the setting's tab you can even change your scanner's skin. It lets you know which scanner's are offline. But my favorite part is you can play this app in the background while you are using other app's. I love background noise whether its music or TV when I'm creating or working I want something in the background and this works awesome! PS It even has 4 Haiti Scanner's!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Everyone must see this short film, Food Inc. It completely changed the way I think about food. Its amazing the things we don't know about the food industry and the FDA!
I rented my copy from Netflix but I'm sure you could rent it from blockbuster's too.
Here's the main web page for the film
And here's the official trailer . . . .