October 23, 2011

My Friend

My friend, Teresa, had a birthday on Friday.  This is her birthday card.  Happy Birthday T!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Rest up, Monday Night Football tomorrow night.  

October 22, 2011


Congratulations to ChasinRainbows2 who is the winner of the MyMemories software!  I'll email you with your download code.  Be sure and check out her blog.  She's an awesome polymer clay artist!

Thank you so much for leaving a comment!

I've been trying to get some table runners done in time for Halloween.  Here is one I started quilting today.  I used Bonnie Hunter's Strip Twist pattern, it's free on her site.   Thanks Bonnie!

I've traced little ghosts in the border.  Can you see?

The one below actually has a purple border with spider webs!  I love it!

One of these is going to my friend who is a 2nd grade teacher.  I really, really need to get on it!

Have a great weekend and I'll update you with final photos.

Don't Forget

I'll be picking a winner for the MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software today.  Be sure and leave a comment!

October 15, 2011

My Memories and a Giveaway!

I received an email from the MyMemories folks about hosting a giveaway for their digital scrapbooking software.  I know, I usually just quilt but really, don't we all wear many hats when it comes to creativity?

I was pretty excited about getting started.  The program was super easy to use.  It lets you choose from already created templates or you can make your own.  (There are also many, many more templates and paper backs to choose from on the MyMemories site that are free or for sale.)

After you choose your album template, just drag and drop your photos onto the album pages.  Here are a couple I created in less than five minutes.  Seriously, it took me longer to choose my pictures than to put the pages together.   I think it would be great if, instead of printing out on paper, print the album pages on fabric and make a photo quilt!!  How cool would that be??  I think I might have to try that.

Photos by Daniel B. Van Slyke, Jr.
The only negative I found was the download process.  It took more than a half hour to download and I'm working on a fairly new iMac.  After the download though, it was easy.

Ok!  If you would like to win a copy of the MyMemories software, leave me a comment about which album template is your favorite from their site and I'll pick a winner on Saturday, October 22nd.   Additionally, the My Memories folks are graciously offering a $10 discount if you would like to purchase the software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store.  Use promo code:  STMMMS41959.

Make sure if you leave me a comment that your email is visible so I can contact you.  I don't want to leave anyone out.

Have a great weekend!

October 13, 2011

Welcome to the New Normal

I grew up my whole life in a town called Normal. I know, I know, I've heard all the jokes.  It's actually located in Central Illinois in the middle of the corn belt. My brothers and friends are still there. The Mitsubishi plant was built a couple of years before I moved to Florida. Check out the new commercial!

I'm very proud to have grown up there.


I meant to post this last week but time got away from me:

It was a sad week with the passing of Steve Jobs.  My husband said to me the other day, "People have no idea how much he changed our culture and way of living".  So true.  We are a Mac family.  My husband does all his photography on a Mac and I use it on a daily basis to download pictures, keep my financials, and I even use EQ7.  The quote from Steve that seems to be making the rounds on the internet is part of his 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech.  It does seem fitting:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

So true, so true.  Thank you for making our world a little better place.  Rest in Peace.

On a lighter note, keep a look out because I'll be having a giveaway! 

Have a great day!