Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Night at the Theater

We have escaped the incredible snow storm that much of the country is experiencing this weekend. Apparently our very cold temperatures are keeping the snow away!  I hope that those of you who are snowed in are getting a chance to do lots of crafting.

I took things pretty slow most of today - I am still not feeling 100%.  We had a treat planned for tonight that I didn't want to miss.  My father-in-law and brother-in-law sing in a great group called the Festival Chorale.  The director is also the choir director and organist at the church my husband's parents and sister attend (and they sing in that choir too).  The concert tonight was a Pops concert with the theme "Night at the Theater" and it included Broadway, opera and movie songs.

I took just a few photos - the conditions are not great for photography in the hall.  When we got home, I imported the photos, rejected all of the hopelessly blurry ones, did some quick editing and created a mini collage.  This is one of the things that I really enjoy about doing digital projects.  They are quick and easy and you can try lots of different things without making any mess at all!

I just learned how to make digital glitter so I put a red glitter border around the collage.  The gold mask was part of the table centerpiece (yes, "Phantom of the Opera" was one of the shows included!).  I'll email this collage to my in-laws (now that they finally have a computer!) since I think the photo of them is really sweet.

Blogoversary Update - Thanks to everyone who left comments or sent emails.  I appreciate your kind words and feedback.  I will be drawing the names for the Blogoversary gifts tomorrow - I'll approve any comments that appear overnight and then close the list.  It will take a bit of time to sort everything out so look for the names to be posted sometime during the Super Bowl!

A lot of you have been asking about the digital scrapping software I use.  The Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 program is wonderful and very easy to use with lots of online help.  If you have a consultant be sure to get in touch with them for a hands on demonstration.  If you don't have a consultant and you are interested in the software, you can order the software through my CM personal website (here is a LINK to the page with more information about the program).  If there is enough interest, I may do some online classes on this software in addition to the Design Studio classes.


  1. I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and am in love! I just started playing with cricut design studio and love what you do! We've been snowed in here and I've been able to do some fun have to love these days. I really like your glitter border frame...There are so many things I want to do and so little time! I feel like I've opened pandoras box with crafting (in a good way of course!) Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Argghhh, my computer connection is all wonky!!! I posted a comment, and don't know if it went through, so if it did, please delete one of them. LOL Basically I was just whining about how jealous I was that you went to the theater, and how here in Augusta, not much opportunity for cultured events, and if there is a Ballet or opera, it is only in town for 1 or 2 nights.

    But I have to admit, you can fish here all year long, so there are some benefits. I was born in MN, then later moved to WA state. Every summer was spent at my Grandparents, and on the weekends we would go to their lake cabin, learned to fish, well I don't remember when LOL!!

    I'm so happy that you had a great time, and hope there is more opportunity to go again soon. :)

    Lisa Sturgill

  3. I have the CM digital software also. I haven't used it yet. I would love some tutorials on it. I would especially like to learn how I can use the wavy line for printing sentements on my cards. I am afraid to print out major amount of printed color as my printer ink is so expensive & comes in an itty bitty container. It wouldn't take much printing to use up a cartridge of ink. I wish that manufacturers would come up with cheaper ink but that is how they continue to make money on us customers. I'm sorry to gripe about it but it is a bone of contention with me.

  4. Love the glitter border. I'm making a resolution right now to learn how to use the DS I've had for almost a year and don't know much about it.

  5. i am with you mahuntington. i have had my ds and been too sick to use...i suffer from rsd, ra and other illness....i wish someone lived near me to come teach me this stuff...i have exp and gypsy too and been too sick to use any of my gadgets..seems that is someone comes over you get up enough strength to play anyways....i live southwest gastonia in north carolina...anyone know how to find crafters in my area..the messageboard at cricut took down their search or at least i can not find it....

    oh for cheap ink, i decided to buy kodak esp 9 printer..but all of their esp aio printers use the same kodak 10 archival ink...

    black in $10 and color $15 and you get quite a bit of prints out of each...well worth the money when you can buy another printer...i sold my printers and went all kodak due to the cheap ink...



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