Saturday, August 18, 2007

Touching Lives

Today started out as a classic "lazy Saturday" as I listened to the pitter patter of raindrops on the roof. The windows had been open so I had snuggled under my blankets and started my day by enjoying the luxury of sleeping in. As the day went on, I was excited to finally have come up with a concept for a project I had been struggling with and headed into my studio full of energy to complete that and another one that was close to completion. As I was working, I turned on my computer and checked my email. As I was reading through the digest of one of the Yahoo groups I belong to, I was stunned to find out that Vickie Enkoff had died. Vickie was the owner of Creative Chaos Rubber Stamps, of which I had been a customer the past year. I was always so impressed with her products and the service that she offered. She was very open about her health issues on her website and yet as a customer, you always felt that you came first. Although I never met Vickie, her passing has saddened me greatly. I hope that she had some sense of how many lives she touched with her kindness and her love of art. My prayers go out to her and her family.

Friday, August 17, 2007

A Little Game - Pay it Forward

I have been spending a fair amount of time in the past week surfing the internet. Some has been related to upcoming changes at, some has been related to our fast approaching vacation to Sedona, Arizona, some related to getting the boys ready to go back to school and some has just been for fun. I came across Alice's House blog tonight and she has started a Pay It Forward game. This is the explanation she had copied from another person's blog that describes the game.
Be one of the first 3 bloggers to leave a comment on this post and you win. What, you ask? The winners get something home-made and crafty from me within the next year, but you have to promise to post the same on your blog and follow suit for 3 new people. If you think this sounds like fun, just leave a comment and I'll get in touch with you.

As soon as I read her entry, my mind was a flurry of ideas that I could make to pay-it-forward(PIF). So if you would like to be one of the recipients, post that you are interested and I will get in touch with you. Now, I think I will go hit the studio.

Friday, August 3, 2007

A Quick Sharing

I've been neglecting my blog lately and had been experiencing a creative slump. I was debating whether to keep going with the ATC workshop because I had gotten behind. Two days ago I decided that I needed to do something so the ATCs seemed like the best bet (since they are small and don't seem as overwhelming). Since Wednesday, I finished seven ATCs and am back on track with my lessons. Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

I thought I could get all these images lined up but it is late and I just give up. The good news is that after all my ATC work, I got the bug to print out some pictures for one of the scrapbooks I started awhile ago, so hopefully tomorrow will see several more pages added to it. But for,th,that's all folks!