Monthly Archives: July 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

Some of you may have already received my recent email…some of you maybe not. I am working on the 2nd ScrapPink event to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We had an awesome turnout last September when we held our first weekend crop for ScrapPink and we are hoping to do the same this year!! So, check your emails and mark those calendars for September 18-20, 2009!! If you aren’t on my email list (or you didn’t receive the email), leave a comment and I’ll send one to you!

I’ve been busy working – both the regular day job and working hard on digital classes for My Creative Classroom! Many people have asked if I would teach them digital, so I decided that would be my focus for the Fall Semester at MCC. If you haven’t been over there, you can visit the website at: and check it out. There is also a place where you can sign up for a newsletter. This will keep you up to date on all the amazing classes that are offered. Summer is sort of quiet there, but we’ll have TONs of great stuff for the Fall!

I’ve been fine-tuning my photography skills lately. I took a class at Better and it was great. I learned quite a bit about my camera and how to use all the fun buttons on it. I’ve really been obssessed with my flowers and fun things like that. I plan to spend some time today going through the photos and picking out some of my favorites to enter in the 4H fair at the end of the month. How cool is this photo?? I thought the Butterflyweed was cool…the bonus of the bee was even cooler. I can believe how clear his face came out in the photo!

This gorgeous yellow lily is in my backyard…I have been snapping pictures like a crazy person. Each time a new bloom pops open, I have the camera in hand, snapping away. My plan is to do a digital scrapbook with all of the flowers around my yard. I have a pretty large list so far. This book will be huge!

I went to the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour weekend and visited some amazing studios in my area!! It was a couple of weeks ago and it was a tour around the western portion of Loudoun County. These talented people opened their studios for two days to show the public what they have. I was so inspired. I learned how to make silver jewelry (the actual silver pieces!!) and I signed up for pottery classes!! I just received my jewelry supplies and can’t wait to start making my own silver. My pottery class was awesome. I enjoyed the first one and can’t wait to go back and do more fun stuff this weekend!! I’ll be sure to post pictures when I get finished pieces of both pottery and jewelry!

I hope you all had a great 4th weekend! We had a wonderful time at the lake with our family. I wish we didn’t have to come back to reality. I keep pointing out this run down little house that I think would make a great coffee shop. Can you believe Smith Mountain Lake doesn’t have a coffee shop!? Mike hasn’t taken me seriously yet…one day maybe he’ll surprise me. I think it would be great to have a little coffee shop with a side room of kreative stuff.

Until next time, I’ll leave with a few fun snapshots from the 4th weekend…of course they are of the kids…my favorite subjects for photos! The three blondies are mine, the little brown haired cutie and the baby are my brother in law’s little people.

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