Thursday, April 17, 2014

this is only a test

trying this out

how does this look?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

testing and playing

so what happens when I type up a blog post and then decide I want to add a photograph or two.

can i actually get the text to wrap around the image?
not sure.

I mean, that's why I bought this app in the first place. So that I can add in photos and actually format a blog post to be pretty.


I wonder if I can also embed a video?

Let's see...

Okay, this is going to be a test of embbedding a viddeyo


and something from instragram


and something from flickr


okay, let's post this and have a little looksee


Thursday, August 30, 2012

pinterest test...

Just testing how these might look...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 wrap-up

Wow. I didn't do nearly enough crafting this year... but I did do some great projects, and pretty much stuck with my plan of not BUYING new materials (other than things needed to complete projects). Sure, I bought a Cricut and Gypsy bundle, which I have used with glee. And I bought some paper and odds and ends. But I also used up some things and completed some long-unfinished projects.

Big successful example: the Nativity cross-stitch set. Originally planned as a Christmas gift for Charley and Pam, I worked on the stitching for years and years and finally finished the stitching. But then I got paranoid about making the stitching into stand-up pieces. I had serious doubts about my ability to do it. So then I decided to turn them into a table runner. Okay, so I didn't plan it out very well... and it was super long... it still looked beautiful. I gave it to mom for Christmas, and she at least seemed to like it.

I have been thinking about my crafting goals for 2011. I'd like to stitch more... finish that darn Hare needlepoint canvas so that I can order the Fox. I think I can have Hare finished by March 30 - especially since I don't have other projects going on. I'd also like to scrapbook the big trip from 2009. If I just work on the three (four?) separate parts of the trip -- Barcelona, Carros de Foc, Morocco, Egypt -- a chunk at a time, perhaps it won't be so overwhelming. And I'd like to keep scrapbooking my runs -- it's still freakishly satisfying to look back at previous races. I'd also like to make some jewelry out of the freakishly large collection of beads in the basement. Suz and Reba have birthdays looming!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

AEDM days 2 and 3

I'm not sure I made art today, but I made progress. I made a couple of dozen "journal cards" that I can carry with me while I'm on my trip so I can make notes as I go. I also put together a small scrapbook kit -- some scissors, a hole punch, and a glue stick -- so that I can add things to the "scrapbook shell" I made yesterday.

I must admit that I used to make fun of scrapbooking... but I have come to love the process of capturing memories. I don't scrapbook everything, just travel and running. I love to look back through old scrapbooks -- and I do so much more often than I have ever looked back through old photos. And when I'm feeling worried about a race, it's great to look back over my running scrapbook to remind myself how far we've come and how much I love running -- even if I don't always love it WHILE I'm running!

Not sure what tomorrow will bring -- some last-minute laundry, packing, and tidying the house before we leave. I wish I could think of a good airport/airplane project!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

AEDM Day 2: NYC scrapbook "shell"

It's day 2 of AEDM... and 5 days before the NYC Marathon. I'm a little anxious about both! I wanted to put together a simple "shell" of a scrapbook to take with me on my trip so that I could both capture memories as they happen and have something on hand to be creative with!

As I type this, I realize that my camera is in the car, so I won't be posting a picture today. (See, it's like this: I always paint my toenail something special before a race... so I've got wet blue and orange polish on my toes. You wouldn't want me to smudge my "powertoes", would you?).

But imagine if you will a chipboard cover, some long, thin envelopes to hold odds and ends, some gorgeous paper inserts, all wrapped in Little Yellow Bicycle's "Pack Your Bags" paper collection. Ever since I signed up for the race back in March I've kept my eye out for NYC embellishments; I'll be adding them as I go along. If I get some time tomorrow I will be making some journal cards to carry with me -- I find that if I don't journal right away, I forget things!

Happy creating, everyone!