On mountain mornings the wood smokes curls round and round

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pen Tablet Class

I recently took a pen tablet class at www.Jessicasprague.com It was really a challenge for me with a steep learning curve. But, I persevered and I have some things to show you. I am doing a yearly 12 layouts, one for each month using a template and a lesson from the class. Here is January, February and March. On the layouts I made stamps, did some free hand doodles and some tracing of objects and then I wrote around the picture block in my own hand writing. I hope to see improvement as the year goes on.

I have also been doing some things with brushes. I will post some of these when I have more.

Since summer is approaching, here is some very important advice for you: Never wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts!

Have a good one.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter was so fun for my family

We sure had a great time Easter weekend. We met at Kristen's on Saturday for the egg dying and a great dinner which featured Honey baked ham. We had the egg hunt Easter Sunday and a wonderful breakfast brunch featuring baked french toast. This is a family favorite.

1 loaf sourdough French bread, torn into pieces 8 eggs 8 ounces cream 1-1/2 cups milk or half-and-half
1/4 cup maple syrup
6 Tablespoons melted butterLayer bread and cubed cream cheese in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Mix eggs , milk, maple syrup and melted butter. Pour over bread/ cheese mixture and push down to soak up egg mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 t0 50 minutes.
I have made a few layouts. Here they are for your enjoyment:

These are all posted in my gallery at Jessicasprague.com go check them out for all the well deserved credits and to see other incredible layout.

I will leave you today with this tidbit of info:

Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

Have a good one!

Friday, April 2, 2010

It's trying to be spring

Today is pretty nice. It was nice earlier in the week but woke up to snow on Thursday morning, enough to cause a 2 hour snowday delay in the school. Will be pretty windy over Easter they say. I have a theory about wind in Flagstaff staff It blows pretty hard whenever the seasons change. I like to say, " It blows in the spring ( or whatever season is approaching. Here is one of my scrapbook pages that I am going to use to enter the Jessica Sprague CT tryouts.

This page is from 2007 and it is one of my favorites from one of my favorite vacations.

Have a great Easter (don't eat too much) and remember:
A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.

Have a good one.