Saturday, October 22, 2011

Exploring the Light Workshop

In case you haven't noticed all my tweets over the past couple of days, there is a free workshop going on this weekend at creativeLIVE. Rick Sammon is the teacher, and I have to tell you all - he is incredible! The workshop he's doing this weekend is Exploring The Light. I have been so impressed by Rick!

creativeLIVE hosts workshops very often, and if you watch during the live taping, you can watch for free. Right now, they are playing free rewatch of todays class, and there will be class all day yet tomorrow. I highly recommend this! If you get a chance, I don't think you'll regret watching this!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm beginning to think a lot about Christmas...

Hello, friends! It's been kind of uneventful around here this week. Hmmm... the hubby has been taking it easy at work this week, so the little guy and I have spent more time with him, while the big kids are at school.

We rented a log splitter yesterday and split a bunch of wood - enough to get us through the next little while at least...

And I've been working on my December Daily/ Journal Your Christmas book. I knew that Studio Calico has teamed up with Ali Edwards to do a December Daily kit, which will be available next week, and as I had purchased a lot of goodies already for my album, I didn't want to be tempted by that. So, I thought I would at least put the bare bones together. I did very little embellishing yet, but I do plan to do a good part of that before December. I went pretty big, with the pages about 9 1/2" x 6".

Here's the front cover:

inside the front cover:

some of the inner pages:

I love this one for Christmas day:

inside the back cover:

And the back:

You might notice I went pretty heavy on the Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye...

I have a HUGE bag of things to embellish with. Probably too much, but we'll see. At least I have plenty of variety! (Sadly, I just ordered more from 2 Peas today, as they have their Holiday Card Making sale...) Here's just a couple of peaks in the big bag:

I hope you all are doing well. The grandbaby is doing well - his vitals are steady, and he is healing, so all is good!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

He's Here!

My grandson was born yesterday morning, and has the surgery he needed. He's in a lot of pain, but is holding his own. I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers!! Please continue to keep this little guy and his parents in your thoughts.

I want desperately to go see them all, but right now things just aren't working together yet to make that work. So, I'll keep loving him from afar for now.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I know, I know...

Yes, I realize I said I was back and then haven't been around. I have no real excuses, it's just that I haven't been doing too much that was worth sharing. Nothing scrappy, at least. I've been taking a class with Katrina Kennedy, Your Life Captured Through the Lens, and have been really enjoying that. Oh - I did finally get to upgrade to a DSLR. I love my new Canon Rebel, but it's taken some real getting used to. It's SO different than my Kodak point and shoot! I mean SOOOOO different. Here are a few photos I've taken.

I love this photo of my little guy - his eyes just draw me in on.

Here he was trying to fly, I think, today.

My oldest daughter. I had some trouble getting focused photos today, but this one came out pretty good (though even here the focus is pretty soft).

My girls, having fun.

Sorry, I'm not really chatty tonight. We got word an hour or so ago that our grandson is on his way. Tiffi (my stepson's girlfriend) had an appointment today, and had some tests that didn't come back very good, so they decided to induce her. They don't think anything will happen for at least 12 hrs., so we're guessing tomorrow's the day. I can't believe I'll be a grandma soon!!!! If you all could pray for the little guy, I would really appreciate it! I'm sure he's a fighter, but I think he's going to need some prayer on his side for the next few days at least. I'll share more when I can!