Saturday, October 17, 2009

Four Seasons Frame

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Take A Deep Breath And Tell Yourself You Are Amazing!

I am learning a lot about myself as I transition into my new life as an independent contractor.  One thing I'm learning - that I'll share with you - is that I have a strong need for external validation.  I keep searching outside myself for praise and affirmation.  I want to continue to remind myself that what is outside of us we cannot control - we cannot control whether others will like us, or like what we do.  What we can control is what we feel and what we tell ourselves.  We can control how we feel about ourselves and what we do.  So today I am turning my search for validation inside - and, if I do say so myself - I am Amazing :)

Today's project is for my November gift-giving class.  We will be making a frame using the Season of Friendship stamp set.  All supplies are included.  I can't wait to hang this project in my house!!!!  Hope you like it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall Flair Thank You

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Never Miss A Good Chance To Shut Up :)

Today's Lesson comes from a great little book called Don't Squat With Yer Spurs On!: A Cowboy's Guide To Life by Texas Bix Bender. I love this little lesson - one that I wish I could observe more often. It seems that much of what I say on a daily basis could really go unsaid - I could conserve my energy and my words and only speak when it really mattered. I think it would be embarrassing to record everything we say in a day and play it back and listen to it. What would we think? Today I am going to explore the power of silence and recognize that my words are powerful and can be reserved for moments that really require that power. How about you?

Today's card was inspired by the scene outside my window :) Lots of falling leaves here in Colorado! I did a little gold embossing and cut out and popped up a few of the leaves. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Circle Circus - Birthday Celebrations

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  If It's Important To You, Make It A Priority

It seems my to-do lists are never-ending...and yet, those things that are really important to me don't seem to make it onto the to-do list...or even into my day.  Today I am committed to changing that.  If something is important to me it will now be a priority and I will do it today!!!!  What is important to you?

I had fun with Circle Circus today - I love these fun bubbles!  I colored some of the bubbles in with Melon Mambo and then coated them with Crystal Effects.  I know just the person who will be receiving this card!  Hope you like it!

Halloween Treat Container Video

Hope you enjoy this latest video!  I uploaded it in widescreen so a bit of the video is getting cut off...I'll see what I can do about that to fix it.  In the meantime, feel free to watch it here or on my YouTube Channel at

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Treat Video Coming Soon!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  The More You Do It, The Easier It Gets!!!!

Today's video came together much more quickly than the first few!  I am finally making progress on my learning curve and I am so happy to report that I had zero frustration with making this video - yeah!!!!  It can be so easy in these days where we have come to expect instant gratification to expect ourselves to be experts in a snap!  I heard a story on NPR last year about the number of snowboarding accidents being incredibly high and the reason for the high numbers was that people thought they could just jump on a snowboard and go down the mountain!  So today's lesson is patience - after all, the more you do it, the easier it gets!  Hope you enjoy the video - I will post it here tomorrow, once it has a chance to upload to YouTube!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stamped Candle Video

Hi Stampers!  Here is my next video in the Something Else series.  In this video you will learn how to decorate a pillar candle!  These make great gifts.  Enjoy!!!