November 7, 2009

A great day to work indoors

I took this photo of a neighbor's tree yesterday. I just love how the fall colors glowed against the stormy gray sky. Though I'm afraid the photo doesn't quite capture it. The weather has been full of variety lately, and I enjoy working in my cozy house and looking out the big window to see what the weather is bringing next!

July 21, 2009

a long time coming...

Today I listed the first of my horse jewelry that is available to buy. Sooo excited! For those who have seen me wear my own pieces to shows, or have read about my plans to offer this line of jewelry, finally it's a reality! The next batch of silver pieces will include some earrings. I just have to talk about this piece here (shown above)... I was going for a bit of a Western flavor (without doing turquoise), and when I was done I realized it reminded me of something... Horse tack! The cream-colored Riverstone bead accents on each side remind me of rawhide braids around russet color bridle cheekpieces (the Red and Brecciated Jasper). Perfect for your inner cowgirl!

January 8, 2009

digital scrapbooking

Today I just have to share a favorite discovery: digital scrapbooking! If you like the idea of scrapbooking but aren't thrilled with scissors, paper, adhesives, expensive tools, whatever... Or you don't like the mess and the space it takes to store the stuff... Or are hampered by the fear that once you use up your very favorite paper, it's likely to be discontinued and never to be found again... Or you want to be able to change things around if you change your mind... Then digital scrapbooking may be for you!

In an internet search for something else a little over a year ago, I happened to find a site called Scrap Girls. I was quite taken with the looks of their products, and pretty soon I was dipping my toes in the digital waters! Photo-editing software like Adobe Photoshop is usually used to create digital layouts, which was fine because I was using Photoshop Elements to edit my photos already. I just can't believe how much I adore scrapping this way! I can do things I never could have off the computer, I can use my favorite supplies over and over, and I love the UNDO button. And I can start and stop without dragging stuff out, putting it away, or leaving out a mess! Scrap Girls is still my favorite place to shop, and I also really like Designer Digitals. Below are a few favorite layouts I've done.