Friday, December 19, 2014

Advent calendars iPad style

We made the cutest advent calendars this week in class.
We started with the 17th and went to the 25th since this was the date they were taking them home.
And it would have been too much to cut out 25 openings
This is my quick sample.
First draw a simple line drawing on the iPad,
then save it to photos and import it in for a second picture.
On the first one draw the numbers on the flaps you want and color in the whole page.
This is your top page.
On the second page color in only where your doors will open.
Then decorate these openings with advent images.
Here is an example of images I photographed and imported.
 Then print out both pages on an 8 1/2 x 11" paper.
 Cut apart, cut open doors,
then glue both together,
and watch your kids smile.

This trimester in Wednesday's iPad art class
we are doing projects that involve printing and cutting 
so I am scurrying to come up with new ideas 
and it is trial and error to see what works.
This one worked beautifully.
And of course you do not need a iPad - colored pencils and markers will work too.
Need a project for your kids between now and Christmas,
just do it.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

a Pink Cat at Christmas time

Meet Cedric and me.
If you would like to know how he turned pink one Christmas,
then sign up for my newsletter over there on the right.
You will learn the whole story as well as receive free downloads,
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Just do it...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

'Tis the Season

Here are some snippets of my past week.
Ho ho ho, hope you are enjoying the season.
Our church had a "selfie" booth at our 
'Tis the Season party.
It was fun to be silly - not something I do often.
 It seems as if I have not sat down for months.
How did life get so hectic and filled to the brim with so much to do?
Then you add the holidays and everything just goes ballistic.
Not how it should be during advent. :(
So last night I finally settled in with the newly decorated mini tree
and relaxed and read just a little bit.
 And I may have enjoyed some Gluhwein too.
This guy has been visiting the yard lately.
He even laid down in the corner the other day.
There is so much new home construction around us 
and I think he has nowhere to go.
Hope he's enjoying the season.
It was the least we could do 
to let him have some nibbles and a place to chill.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

20% off Etsy Sale starts today on Wonderful Wednesday

Yep you survived Black Friday, Cyber Monday etc.
so you deserve a reward.
How about a sale on Wonderful Wednesday and Terrific Thursday?
I happen to think those names are much more fitting.
So everything in my Etsy shop will be 20% off for my blogging friends
with the code GOODFRIENDS
on both these days.
Click here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas cards ready to deliver Holiday Cheer on Etsy!

 I have cards ready to deliver holiday cheer to your loved ones.
 Each is handmade with washi tape and a stud or stitched.
There's bear decked out for any festivity and 
a girl and fox/cat ready to spread the Word.
 These three gain some height and deck the lights.
 A nativity scene sheds some light on the world
 and this little bird sings in a winter wonderland.
 They can be mixed and matched and you can get them 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pam's Postings

I have a newsletter!
Just hit that little button over on the right column 
of this blog and you will be signed up.
I will be sharing info about art (duh),
musings about mindfulness,
videos with techniques,
contests and giveaways,
and even free downloads.
This little dog is just waiting for you to download him
after you sign up.
He can be printed as many times as you like
and for as many thank yous as you need to write.
Yep he is, so join the fun now, 
and he can come live with you.  
How much fun is this going to be?
I promise!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Ho Ho Ho It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

everywhere you go...da da da da da.
You don't want to hear me sing this - really.
But in other news I will at the artEAST Art and Craft Fair tomorrow
at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands 11-6 along with 20 other artists.
There will be craft projects 
and yummies 
and the trees will be decorated
 and the trolley will be free and running from Blakely to Issaquah.
So get in the spirit and shop local 
and come see me.
Ho Ho Ho.