Thursday, December 13, 2007

BPS-Brushworks Class

Since Jessica's next class won't be starting for a while, and I received a coupon from Big Picture Scrapbooking, I couldn't resist signing up for Renee Pearson's Brushworks workshop. (I don't think you'll find it on the schedule now, since we are into the second week of this two week course). Here is the layout I created as the Week 1 project. The swirlies are brushes we were given as part of the course (as well as the layout design). We were taught how to create that large background picture and how to manipulate the preset brushes. We just got the lesson for week 2, where we will actually create brushes (think of them as a digital equivalent of stamps in rubber stamping), but I have't had the chance to get started.

I know I've been a bit quiet lately. My younger daughter had an ear infection that we went to the doctor for one week ago today. Last Wednesday night/Thursday morning, we were both up from about 2:30am on. She's doing much better. Well, on Monday morning, just as we were about to head out the door to get to school, I noticed my older daughter had pink cheeks (which she only gets when she is hot) and she had barely eaten her breakfast. A temp check showed she had a fever! No school for her on Monday and, let me tell you, she was NOT happy about that! She was even LESS happy when the doctor told us it could be an ear infection or strep and that she would not be able to swim at swim class. She had a large amount of wax build up in the ear, and they couldn't get it flushed out to get a good look. Her throat was a bit swollen, too. So, we got antibiotics to cover either ailment. Now, our refrigerator door is lined with "pink" medicine! We got some drops for the ear and on Tuesday she was better and could go to school. The drops apparently did their magic as she reported to me after school that the wax fell out during the day. She never behaved in a manner that suggested she wasn't feeling well (tough girl that she is) and played while home. I'd have been okay sending her to school if not for the fever!

Now, today...guess who is feeling a tad under the weather???? I am hoping I have been able to nip things in the bud, but I've had a runny nose and slightly scratchy throat most of the day. I'm trying something called Cold Snap and am hoping it will NOT let this get to be something that will slow me down at this busy time of year. Keeping my fingers crossed and heading off to bed here soon.
The last thing I wanted to share today is the fact that Renee Pearson has a blog , which I've known for a few months, but I'd always forget to check it out. Well, now that I have that Google Reader, I added it to my subscriptions. Why am I telling you this? Well, I guess to sort of set up that I JUST this week started really reading it. This time of year, I'm noticing, there are a lot of 12 Days of Christmas giveaways and Renee is having one. Well, I'm not one to really post to try to win any of the blog candy that is offered. I don't know why, but I feel funny doing it, partially because I don't do that sort of thing here. Since I don't, it seems selfish to me to take advantage of others who do. (Quirky maybe, but there you have it). Well, Renee had something posted the other day that looked cool and from a company I'd never heard of. I loved the colors in the picture of the item, so on impulse, I posted a comment(which is all you had to do to be eligible for the giveaway).

Here's the description she gave: A digital kit from Glitz Design. Here's what the case says...
"The possibilties are endless with this CD jam-packed full of creativity from Glitz Design. This digital and printable scrapbooking kit comes with paper dsigns, journaling cards and lots of fun accents."

I just found out today that I WON that giveaway! I seriously cannot believe it! That made my day! Thanks, Renee! :o)

Okay, there's probably more I could write, but this would end up being more of a rambly post, so I will close for now. I'm going to Amy's class tomorrow (if I don't feel too bad) to help with a holiday project her teacher is having them work on. We'll see if Jessica lets me help others and not demand all of my attention...

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for visiting!



Carol Dillon said...

Jeanne good to hear your girls are better, but I hope the illness passes you by quickly!
Great layout and Congratulations on your win!
Carol :-)

Clearly Inspired said...

I love the picture as a watermark on this layout. AWESOME! You are learning so many new techniques and becoming a pro. I wish you lived by me, so you could help me with my new photo program and we could scrap together.

Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather too. Hope you and your family feel better soon!

Have a great weekend!

Ljonezy said...

Hope that you are feeling better since you were surfing the web early (at least in my timezone) lol. I like the lo you did. Good job on the win. I'll have to check her blog. It's so cool to learn new things. or learn old things a new way. I sent you an email on the christmas pics. have a good day and hope all are feeling better in your house.