Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hangin' Art ... & Giveaway


Warmth of emotion, dramatic movement, intense color... these are things that draw me to impressionism. I wanted to be able to bring the masters into my scrapbook pages and created these pendants to do just that. Hang them from wires, cluster them with your photos, add a little jewelry to your layouts.

These all feature Imressionist art, but I love learning about artists of all kinds. So leave a comment telling me who your favorite artist is, regardless of their style, and I'll pick a random poster to get my new element pack for free!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Burp!

For the last few days I've been feeling like I might be getting an ear infection. I just had lots of fluid in my ears that was really bugging me. On the way home from taking Adam to soccer practice, I was telling him that every time I sneezed, coughed or burped, my ear hurt. "Burp!?! I never heard a girl burp before!" It wasn't that my ear was really hurting that he noticed, but that Mom, a girl, would actually burp. Luckily, laughing didn't hurt my ear!

Spencer is getting to be so much fun! At 3 months old, babies just seem to come alive. He smiles, giggles, "talks" back when you talk to him, has discovered the toys on the end of his feet (otherwise known as toes) and has the greatest dimples! Oh, and he's rolling! He first did it a few days ago. We'd fallen asleep in the recliner and when I woke up to go to bed, I needed to use the bathroom. I laid him on his back on a blanket on the floor. When I came back out, he was on his tummy. In just about 4 days, he's totally gotten the hang of the rolling thing. He goes both front to back and back to front and rolls both directions. And suddenly he's a lot happier baby. I've seen this with all of my children. Right before they're going to meet some developmental milestone, they tend to get kind of cranky. Like they know they should be able to do something, but can't quite manage it... so it ticks them off. Now it's so much fun to play with him!

I don't have a picture of him rolling over, but I do have one with the darling dimples. So here's his smile, to make you smile...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hangin' out on Facebook... and Etsy

So I decided to join the 21st century and create a fan page on FB for my designs. I've put up a few pictures of my latest scrapbook designs. Come be a fan and get a 50% coupon off my designs. I also have pictures of the carseat covers I've got for sale on Etsy.

Oh, I guess I never posted about that. When my son Adam was a baby, my wonderful mother-in-law made him a carseat cover. It was brilliant! Made of fleece and flannel, it was cozy and warm, which was wonderful for a baby born in November. But better than that, I no longer had to wrestle with keeping a blanket over him in the wind, rain and snow. And a bonus was that it was an extra barrier to keep random strangers from touching my cutie. Shortly after that I borrowed her pattern and started making them for friends. Immediately people started telling me I should sell them. I've used them with 3 more children, making a light one of chambray and flannel for Spencer who was just born in May. Through the years, I've sold a few, when someone commissioned one. But now after years of making these carseat covers, I've opened up an Etsy shop to sell them. They're a little different than that first one Margie made me, but based on that pattern. For summer babies or ones in warmer climates, I also make them of lighter fabrics. And I have some other great items in progress that I'll be putting in, soon. So check it out...