Despite having a day to celebrate this week it was an emotionally grueling week. What I *thought* was a friendship turned out to be something completely false and I am saddened by that. I feel dumb for not recognizing it sooner and I feel hurt. All of that was compounded by stressful stuff with the little's school board and our biggest fund-raiser of the year. My co-chair decided that she didn't want to do it anymore and stuck me holding the bag. She is finishing up with the big poinsettia sale but after that I am stuck...
Speaking of fund-raising and kids.. I stumbled across this very cool website called Artsonia. Its a Kids Art Museum so you can set up a site for your kiddles and they can have their art there. The fund-raising part comes in when folks BUY stuff with the kids art on it like a mug or cards. Their school gets 15%. I think its an awesome concept for kids to have their own online art gallery! You can bet I will be pitching this to the board!
I had hoped to have some pictures of the goodies that came in the mail to share but my hands the camera haven't managed to meet up this week. I will try very hard to get some pix tomorrow. Just because I shirked that task doesn't mean I haven't kept busy though. I have been giving my mouse a workout in Photoshop to make this banner for my friend Beth:
I have to admit that as far as banners go this one was fairly easy because of all the yummy artwork that Beth sent me to use this time. She just finished up a workshop with Lynne Perrella so I had some fun stuff to work with. I also made up this cute gift certificate for my favorite pink girl, Cerri, of Little Pink Studio. She has them in her shop, just in time for the holidays.
OH! and speaking of shops ( boy, am I just the queen of segues tonight?) Ms HollyDoodle added even more of her fabulous Joli Paquet kits to her site. Her initial offering sold out in about 20 minutes leaving many a sparkle loving, crafty gal pouting in her studio. This will be the last batch so if you missed out pop over and there and get yours while you can. I personally have 2 on the way to me and can't wait to work on them with the wee one. Look how darling they are!
And speaking of bloggy friends.. the uber talented mosaic artist Michelle Legler has christened her new Typepad blog. Go check it out.. she is giving away one of her fabulous cupcakes!
Ok, I think my rambling is over... for now. There is still time to enter my birthday give away.. look down there....