Monday, February 22, 2010

Too late for Valentines Day?

Here are a couple of my favorite cards I made for Valentines Day this year.  Please excuse the bad photos.  Still trying to figure out camera setting and the right type of light.  At least I finally figured out how to upload them to my blog by myself!!  That was a biggie for me.  I still have some older cards I've created in the past, but I'm trying to figure out how to get them in my sidebar in a small slideshow or something like that.  Anyhoo...Happy (late) Valentine's Day!


A blast from the past!

Anybody remember the Partridge Family?  This so reminds me of my childhood.  I had such a bad crush on David Cassidy.  This song makes it all come racing back.  Sorry about the quality of the video.  Enjoy!!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Look what I won!

Have any of you ever heard of My Pink Stamper?  If not, she is a cute gal who has a blog and has been doing Cricut tutorial videos for a while now.  You can find out exactly what button does what.  I used her videos a lot when I first got my Expression.  Anyhoo, she just went to the big CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) convention in Anaheim a couple of weeks ago, and this is what she and the girls in her booth wore.  The funny thing is I was just telling my Mom that I really wanted a new apron.  Ta-da!!  I entered her contest for this and she picked me!!

Is this so cute or what?!  I've also won some "scrap stuff" two different times from Two Peas in a Bucket lately.  A lot of things from American Crafts and Pink Paislee.  It's so fun.  If you have time, and you're in to this papercrafting thing, you ought to check out these awesome sites.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Our 4 year old has the "croop" so we are pretty much stuck at home.  It's all good though; it gives me a chance to just sit and cuddle him.  Heaven!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An Amazing Video

This is truly amazing. Read the paragraph below, then give yourself time to watch.
First, read this all the way through…

This video shows the winner of "Ukraine’s Got Talent," Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears, and she won the top prize of about £75,000..

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple, sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear, and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives, and the woman smiles again. Once again, war returns, and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside, and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine, resulted in one in four of the population’s being killed, with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million..

Kseniya Simonova says: "I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me.. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears. And, there’s surely no bigger compliment."

Please take time out to see this amazing piece of art ...

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Yes...I'm still here!

Holy cow, it seems life goes by, and you try to keep up with everything everyday, but somehow some things get overlooked.  For the most part, I started this blog to have a place to post all of my creations, but even the creations haven't been coming lately.  Life is just BUSY!  We've been on a fabulous get away to St. George to see my Mom and my step-dad Ken.  They have a beautiful home there that they are living in until about the beginning of May.  It was so nice to get away from the cold and snow for a while.  It was warm and extremely pleasant.  Mika had to stay home because of her work and class schedule, but we kept in constant contact.  She says she was homesick for all of us.  What a surprise!  But it was good to hear.  Brian and Gage spent a lot of time with Ken fishing, and Gage "landed" a few fish to bring home to Deej (my Mom).  While the men did their thing, I had a rare opportunity to just "be" with my Mom.  This is the kind of stuff I long for.  She's never lived here since I turned 18, and I so miss just getting to do things with her.  We are going to try and make the most of their time in St. George.  I would like to try and visit about once a month while they are here.  She and I saw a movie that was hilarious (It's Complicated).  I probably would have never seen it with Bry.  We shopped for groceries together, shopped the craft stores, some outlet stores, had lunch, etc.  All without Gage!  That never happens.  All in all it was a great trip.

Hopefully I will be able to post some of my "stuff" later.  I'm going to a friend's house tonight to make some cards and perhaps some layouts.  Posting is still very new to me, but I'm trying to learn.

Tomorrow is the superbowl and we're staying home to watch it as a family.  It'll be a fun day with lots of snacks and family time.  Bry and I are hoping that the Saints win.  I think.  Wait...are they even playing?'ll be fun anyway!