Our AMAZING Craft Fair

Last Sunday, a few friends and I welcomed 28 vendors and over 450 visitors to our Christmas fair. The fair was held in memories of a dear friend to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. This was the reason I went MIA on blog land. The idea of the fair came up earlier in the year, but, for whatever reason (I forgot) it wasn’t until the end of October that we decided to go for it. With the (iron hand) leadership of my (OCD) friend (if you’re reading this, you know I love ya), we managed to pull everything

36 More Days

Until Jovie’s birthday party! And I’ve gone a bit overboard on the planning — but hey, what’s new {::SMILES} Jovie and I decided to do a fairy and pirate birthday party for her upcoming fourth birthday. Since we just decided a week ago, I moved the party back to the 15th instead of closer to the 4th of June (her birth day), so that I can prepare accordingly. Soooooooo, to make the party oh so pretty and fun, crazy mama here ordered over 600 yards of 6″ tulle to make six tutus, a few pom pom tulle decors, and tulle

Tut: Clipping Mask

Hello hello! Today I have a little video tutorial to accompany the above digital page. I needed to test my equipments before the semester starts and make a couple new videos for my students. Also, it’s been a while since I did one and I thought a little warm up wouldn’t hurt. I didn’t have time to zoom in and all that but I think this tutorial’s fine without having to zoom in. Viewing on YouTube in full-screen mode is best if you can’t see it well here on my blog. Enjoy the video and hope you like my 5

Stamp Winner + Photo Tip

It was so much easier to take a photograph of Jovie a few months ago. She was less jumpy, wiggly, and rambunctious. But now and then, after 10-20 shots, I’d get one good one. Thank goodness for digital, right? My tip for today isn’t how to make your moving child stay still (duct tape might help) but it’s about staying on their level. When I take my kids’ photos I like to get down on their level. If you want to make them look small or helpless then getting a shot from the top is great but for fun kiddie

Gimp Tutorial

Want to learn how I did the below in Gimp? Gimp is a free Photoshop like application. I posted a tutorial at the Hybrid Chick’s blog. Come check it out!! Oh, I think the video’s messed up — kind of — just some pixels in certain areas. It’s my first one on the Mac… will get better! Yes, short and sweet tonight… I need to get to my Was Gonna stuff before Jovie’s 2 a.m. wake up. Do you know of anybody who sleeps in their kid’s crib? If not, you now know one! How many weeks now since we

Photographing My Cards

There is sun in the UK, folks!! I just had to say this since I’ve heard people say that it’s just dreary here with no sun at times. I mean it’s no sunny Missouri (when it’s not raining) or Southern France even but there is sun light in the daytime. Maybe it’s new to me or maybe I’m just a shady kind of gal but I like it. It’s good for my skin tone… tell you more later… When the girls and I saw the house for the first time the one thing that really got me excited was this