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Archive for April, 2011

Quote of the Day

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

-Phyllis Theroux

Classroom Wednesdays: A Layout with a Twist!

bo bunny layout

It’s a layout but it’s definately MORE than that too.  With an unique twist, it’s almost a mini album…but not.  To see what I mean, head on over to the Bo Bunny blog and check out the tutorial.  You’ll be glad you did!

Quote of the Day

The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel’s wings
If one should earthward fare.
~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Morning”

Classroom Wednesdays: Creating a Scallop Border

scallop border

Now you can get more mileage out of your circle punch and use it to make homemade scallops.  So easy!  See it here and get punchin’!

Quote of the Day

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

-Pablo Picasso

Classroom Wednesdays: Creating Icicles


I realize it’s not really the time of year for this but I wanted to share with you now in case I forgot to do it later.  You can create your own icicle effect using Crystal Effects (though I am thinking Diamond Glaze would work here as well).  Visit Julie at her blog to see how easy it really is.

Classroom Wednesdays: Altered Birdhouse


For those of you who like to think outside the box, this tutorial is for you.  How beautiful would this look on a mantel?  Gorgeous!  Visit Prima to get the step by step instructions on how to create this amazing piece.

Quote of the Day

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying.  The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

–Elise Boudling

Photo Op Monday: The April Edition

They say April showers will be May flowers–I hope that it’s true!  I can’t wait to see flowers again!

This month you may want to grab your camera and capture photos of:

  • 1. children playing in the rain
  • 2. children splashing in puddles (maybe you will join in!)
  • 3. umbrellas and rainboots
  • 4. Easter lillies
  • 5. Easter eggs
  • 6. new buds on trees
  • 7. rainbows
  • 8. the family in their Sunday best
  • 9. the first spring flowers
  • 10. reflections in puddles

Quote of the Day

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

– Greenville Kleisser