Monday, April 19, 2010


I will be so glad when tax season is over! I did four year-ends and I have three more to go before I am free!

I enrolled in Suzanne Dean's online Copic can find all the information here. I have taken a couple classes locally and by the time I was out the door, the information was out of my head. Here, I have a year to complete the course, videos to download and watch and keep to remind me and, after watching one of her videos, I finally get it about the numbering system.

I printed the Copic colour chart on each kind of paper I have and coloured them all in (to see the different effects paper has on the colours) and, while I was laying down my little colour blocks, I could see and understand why.

I was Googling for Copic totes and found some neat ideas. I stopped by Michael's after work and I found a very strong basket, leather trim, handles, straight sides fits all four of my Copic containers (I like having them in the original rack and in colour chart order). I am so pleased.

But, the good news is.......I bought a Bosskut Gazelle cutter! I can't wait! I posted on the Bosskut user forum about testing the double-sided sticky tape/cardstock/tape sandwich and a wonderful lady named Terri offered to try it out. Well, she also sent me the die-cuts so I could see for myself. I love it, I love it, I love it!

I have also been surfing for collapsible photo tents so I can have better pictures on my blog of things I make. I have found a couple of ideas and I picked up two lights from Home Depot that I hope will do the trick for lighting. I will post the results!

I went to my daughter's prenatal exam at the end of March and I got to hear my grandson's heart beat...yep, it is going to be a boy! I have some ideas for shower invitations and I get to work on them as soon as my last tax return is done!!!!

I haven't been too crafty lately....working and surfing. Hopefully I will have something to show soon....lots of ideas....painting 'scapes with Pan Pastels, new dies etc.

Have a great day and I hope the sun shines where you are.