Friday, October 3, 2014

50% Off Cards!

Use coupon code SENDCHEERNOW to get 50% off Cards and Invitations!  Ends Oct 24.  

Can't be combined with other offers.  Only good at my shops (not international shops).

Monday, August 18, 2014

Literary Junkies

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Literarey Junkies is a fun meme asking questions about your reading.  You can read my answers below, or share yours at Pink Heels, Pink Truck.

1. What are you reading? Tell us about it!
Nothing for fun right now I'm afraid.  I've decided to homeschool my youngest so reading lots of curriculum reviews and other homeschooling stuff.  Also, Squidoo, a site I write through, just got acquired by Hubpages and is going away, so I'm reading up on Hubpages to see if I want to move my Squidoo articles  there, or somewhere else.  So swamped.  

2. Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once?
I used to read just one fiction book at a time, along with a few non-fiction (I go more slowly through those--and some are things like devotionals which are meant to be read a little at a time.  But now it seems I pick up a book, put it down, and can't recall where I left I start another.  

3. What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
The first chapter book I read cover to cover on my own was The Secret Garden.  My mom  had already read The Little Princess (by the same author) and I wanted to start this one because I loved that one so much, but she was busy.  So, on her suggestion, I read and it started me reading many more...but my mom had already ignited my love of reading books too me, from short, rich books like the Serendipity books, to her own Christian romance novels by Janet Oke that she read to me, in part, I think, so I would stop bugging her and be quiet while she read.  

4. Do you prefer a physical copy of the book or an electronic version?
Physical.  I like to read when my kids are on the computer.

5. What are three books on your To Be Read list?
The second and third Hunger Games books, which are somewhere in my house, but I DO NOT KNOW WHERE.  Dang messy house.  Another is Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Shop With Customized Girl!

This is just a little announcement that I've opened up a new shop through Customized girl. It just has a few items for now, but there will be more soon

Plus you can take any product in my shop use the Customize This button to swop out that item for any other item customized girl offers  (for instance, if my design is on a shirt and you want it on another style shirt,or even a teddy bear, you can do that!).  You can also change colors or add text!

One of my favorite items are their flowy shirts (like the one shown at right).

They have a lot of other fun items...lots of cute shirts, stuffed animals, and bags.

I'm still deciding what to add next. Alas, some of my designs are stuck on a drobo and I can't get at them to add them now, but hopefully I'll have some more up soon.

Use coupon code CG14R to get $5 off orders of $16 or more through 9/30/14 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Art With Kids: Coloring Pages

I subscribe to Dover's Free Sampler, which often has fun printables like coloring pages, paper dolls, etc.  I especially love the artwork coloring pages they sometimes share.  These coloring pages based on famous works of art and artistic styles would be great to help expose kids to artists from various periods.  I like the idea of letting kids color the picture first without seeing the original, then see how theirs differs, and what difference that makes in how the artwork looks.

Dover doesn't keep these up indefinitely, so you may want to download these for later use.

Impressionist Art Stained Glass (includes work by Degas and Van Gogh)

Art Nouveau Stained Glass

Various Still Life Coloring Pages (including Cezanne and Riviera)

Cezanne, Various Works

Renoir, Various Works

American Painters (including Benjamin West and Thomas Hart Benton)

Monet (two paintings)

Raphael (The Sistine Madonna)

Mexican Folk Art

How to Draw Mandelas

More Fine Art Coloring Pages on

More Artistic Coloring Pages Here  (it may show this post first, but will also show all my other similar posts if you scroll down)

Friday, July 11, 2014

NEW: Guitar Pics and Drumsticks

I'm really excited to announce that I now have GUITAR PICS and DRUMSTICKS!  (I play guitar so I'm super excited about those).   Get 75% off guitar pics when you buy 5, no coupon necessary, any time.