Quick questions answered…

Not much time – headed to the zoo with my little dude.  No school this morning.

Been getting a lot of emails from folks about stuff.  Here are a few answers…

Q: Where do you get your vintage textbook paper?
A: You can get old books at antique stores, etc.  You can get good deals at places!  But me?  I like mixes of stuff.  I go to a person named Green Paper Package.  I love their mixes and like to support people on etsy.  You can see the goodies on etsy HERE or ebay HERE.  Check back often – there are new things up often.  I love the old maps, too.

Q: Do you still have your brother-in-law's CDs still available for purchase? 
A: Good news!  You can now get these online.  Just click HERE.  I always get emails from people after they get them – saying they love it.  (If you haven't heard his music, I used him on my early videos on youtube.)

Q: I'd like to send in cards for Kate.  Where do I get the info? 
A: The more cards we get, the better.  So send them in!  Click HERE for info on sending them.  Click HERE for prizes you may win.  

Q: I'd like to donate prizes for the card drive.  Can I? 
A: Sure!  Just email me.

Next, be sure to check out Hero Arts today.  I am hosting the blog again this week with a fun focus on the men in the Hero Arts world.  Love it!  Giveaway today, too.  Click HERE.

083009 Thanks Star For more information, click HERE.

Gotta get going.  Before the zoo, Colin wants to build a shelf that I got for my scrapbook room.  He loves to build.  Have a good one.

Watercolor goodness

So, I usually avoid watercolor.  For me it is not easy, since it seems to difficult to control.  But I figured out some things to make it easier, and I shared them today over on the Hero blog HERE.  I promise they will help you, too! 

Here is one card I made for my husband.  It is totally inspired by our wedding colors and flowers.  We both still talk about how much we still love all our wedding choices even 6 years later…

082709 Three Roses More information HERE.

And the wedding…

Ken & I Limo

Marrying him was the best decision I have ever made.  Followed closely by purchasing the Silhouette, Corner Chomper, iPhone, Mac and deciding to work with Hero Arts. :)

Oh!  And HUGE great giveaways over at American Crafts and Quickutz.  Love those companies – check them out.

Have a good one!

Dude. People rock. And so do Copics.

People rock.  They really do.  Getting lots of emails from my girl Kristina about prizes so many folks are offering.  Big value stuff.  Be sure to check them out HERE.  I know many people say they don't want the prizes, but this is our way of thanking you for taking the time to make this family smile.  Going to head to the PO tomorrow to pick up my first round of cards.  Can't wait.  Thanks, everyone!  (If you are interested in learning more about this current card drive, click HERE.)


So, yes, I have jumped on the Copic bandwagon.  I was going to resist, as I was happy with my colored pencils.  However, when one of my bosses asked me to do a few projects with them, I jumped in.  And I am glad I did.  Now, many people really get into the techniques with these – you can do some amazing things with them.  Me?  I just use them to create solid colored images quickly.  I don't do all the more advanced stuff. 

I have gotten some questions on them.  I got the Copic Sketch Markers, thanks to the help and suggestion of the awesome Ellen Hutson.  She and Cathy got me started.  If you have questions, be sure to check out her blog HERE.  You can also get helpful information from Daisy and Joy HERE.

If you want to see Copics used in an incredible way, visit Debbie Olsen.  This girl is a gem, along with each of her cards.  And she has a great tutorial on Copics HERE.  Be sure to check it out.

Here is a quick card I did for Kate with my Copics.  Simple simple simple.  But this little squirrel is so cute with Copics, a gemstone (colored black) eye and a glittery heart.  Sweet.  Hope it makes Kate smile.

082109 Kate 7

082109 Kate 8 Supplies: Hero Arts everything (squirrel, greeting, background), Ranger Inkessentials white pen, clear gemstone colored black, glitter pen.

By the way, check out Kristina's great page HERE.  Too cute.  And you gotta check out THIS post by Cathy Blackstone.  She tells how she makes salsa.  And it is funny, too!

OK… night!


Go check out the many new prizes we have for the Cards for Kate drive!  Click HERE.
It is over on the right there. —>

Thanks to the many rockin' people who donated.  Some great stuff in there, be sure to read them all.  More to come!

Oh, and I got a kind message from Kate's dad, Aaron, thanking us for doing this.  So kind.

Wanted to share the video I have over on the Hero Arts blog today.  It shares some ideas for quick coloring.  Such fun…

082509 Colored Cards 1 More info on the Hero Arts blog HERE.

More tomorrow.  Night!

Links, links and more links…

Hello!  Greetings to you from under a pile of kleenex. :)

A few fun links for you for today.

First, I am hosting the Hero Arts blog this week.  It is all about coloring stamped images, and today we are giving away some stamps.  Click HERE to check it out. 

082009 Coloring Marker Card 1(c) Hero Arts Blog – for more info, click HERE.

Next up, how about some enabling?? :)

First up, the Silhouette.  I get a lot of questions about this bad boy.  And yes, it is worth every penny.  I love it.  Easy to use.  Detailed die cutting.  Yes, go buy it.  And get this – the one I have and love is 50% off right now on 2peas!  Click HERE to see.  Great deal.


And did you know that 2Peas has all the new Hero Arts?  Ahhh… stamping goodness.

Check out this great flourish-y border from Hero.  Yum.


And this little guy would be fun to stamp as a border over and over…


And this one is my new baby.  It has that special spot on my desk within quick reach.  It rocks.


And Hero now has incredible Cling stamps.  Hubba hubba on this one…


Love these new gem-like-thingies.  They have sticky-backs like gems, but look like flat brads.  Nice and flat – perfect for going through the mail.  Lots of good colors.


And I wanted to share another card for Kate.  It was super quick – coloring with Copics and then jazzing up with a glitter pen.  The background is embossed with a rockin' Quickutz Embossing Folder.  (HERE it is.)

082109 Kate 5 Supplies: Quickutz Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Notecard, Hero Arts stamps, Copic Markers, Glitter Pen

Thanks for stopping by…

Fun event in Columbus

Hey, there.  Just a quick post tonight – been very sick today.  Crud. 

Thought I would pass on some info on a fun event in Columbus this fall.  I can't wait to teach at it!  I try not to travel much to shows and instead stick with the family.  But this one is close by and I get to hang with my dear Cathy Blackstone and the fun Kimber McGray.  Hoping to spend the whole weekend playing.

Scrapbook Art Presents:

Creative Journey 2009

 Indulge in the good life

Satisfy your creative hunger

Come escape with us!

Come join us Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8 for a special scrapbooking experience never before seen in the Columbus area.  The event will be held at the Conference Center at Northpointe in Lewis Center, Ohio.  The cropping room will be available from Friday at 6:30 p.m. through Sunday at 5:00 p.m.  Included in the event fee is:

*   Room accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights (comfortable pillow top beds)
*   5’ cropping table per person
*   Dinner on Friday
*   Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday
*   Breakfast and lunch on Sunday
*   Snacks, hot and cold beverages every day
*   Make-n-takes, giveaways and prizes
*   6,000 square foot space for up to 140 croppers
*   On-site store with specials just for the croppers
*   Fabulous all new page kits available for purchase

*   20% discount off all purchases at the Scrapbook Art retail store on Friday, November 6 for all    

     event attendees

We will also be offering classes throughout the weekend with nationally published scrapbook designers Jennifer McGuire, Cathy Blackstone, Jill Yegerlehner, Kimber McGray and Sylvia Jones.  These classes will be available at an additional cost.

For more details contact Scrapbook Art   614-854-0709

More tomorrow. Night!