Showing posts with label Announcements. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Announcements. Show all posts

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hi all,

Here it is!!  For all of you who have been waiting for a wee bit of early holiday savings, my book "Parchment Craft Etched Glass Technique" is featuring a huge 25% off!!  If there's a special parchment crafter on your Christmas list, now is the time to make a purchase and hide it away til the holidays!!

My book is a step by step "classroom" in a book with lots and lots of visuals.  It teaches you how to make your own grid border TEMPLATES from heavy weight VELLUM (not parchment paper)...then it takes you through the process of learning how to print direct to parchment paper and how to place your image exactly where you want it to print...and finally it teaches you how to make "Etched Glass" on parchment to complete your new project.  This EBook is in PDF format and is ready for immediate download when purchased.  Simply save the book to your local hard drive, or an external drive, and you are ready to begin your classes.  You can easily print the book out, if you so choose, and put the printed pages in clear page protectors....then place them in a 1 inch, 3 ring binder for easy reference while you are making your Parchment Craft Etched Glass projects.

Hugs to all,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Skype for Windows Gets Ten-Way Video Calling

Hi everyone,

Oh my goodness!!!  I was interrupted while writing this post earlier today and when I returned to my desk I thought I had finished so I hit the 'publish' button!!  OOPS...I wasn't done and I have just realized I needed to finish what I started

The reason this news release excited me so much is because I have used Skype to teach my own Parchment Craft Etched Glass Technique and it worked very well.  When I taught though, Skype was set up for one on one video calling and that prompted me to wonder why there didn't seem to be anybody out there that offered conference video calling that would allow more than one person at a time.  I wanted  the option to teach more than one person at a time online parchment classes via video calling!!  Well, after some research, there are indeed places that conference video calling is available....for a healthy fee!!!  Anyway, long story short here, and getting back to the topic at hand....Skype released some news today and the article follows below.  

Do you think this would be a nice way to have parchment classes?  Considering all the things that could make it quite difficult (like language/time differences/internet availability, etc.) do you think it might work best within ones own country?  Please share your thoughts, and/or concerns, as I'd love to hear what others think of this great opportunity. 

Skype released an update to Skype for Windows, which allows you to make group video calls with up to ten people. This is in beta.
There is also a new design. Skype's Peter Parkes writes, "You'll notice that the new-look Skype is sleeker, neater and crisper than before, and we're proud of the work our interface designers have done to refine and mature the interface for this version. We've also added Skype Home, where you can follow your contacts' mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message, receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype."
Other improvements include:
- Skype Home experience
- Offline instant messaging
- New contact search and add experience
- Enhanced call experience under problematic conditions
- Post call experience

Skype Video Calling with up to ten people

This version of Skype can be downloaded here. Remember, everyone participating in the video call has to be using this version.

Friday, August 27, 2010

ON SALE!! Parchment Craft "Etched Glass" Technique

Hi everyone,

Well, schools around the country are (or will be shortly) back in session once again and for most this means a bit more time to call your own!!  So, to celebrate, my E-book.....Parchment Craft "Etched Glass" Technique is currently ON SALE!!  The sale price is  a HUGE $10 OFF and is listed on the publishing site so making a purchase is only a couple of easy steps away.  Please stop by (just click the link above)....take a look and consider adding my book to your Parchment Craft collection.

Thanks so much,

P.S.  If you would like to share an individual post (and not the whole blog) I have added "share" buttons to each post!!  If you prefer to share the complete blog, you can still do that from the "share" buttons on the sidebar.  Thanks :))

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Surprise for Christmas!!!

Hi everyone,

This post will be a short one :))  I had planned to upload some original Christmas tree images today......AND THE SAME IMAGE WITH A MASK, so it would be ready for immediate use......but, we had some serious flooding here over night and I'm having to deal with that.  If all goes well today, I will get things uploaded tomorrow so everyone will have them to play with over the weekend!!!  Stay tuned and you'll have some of the same Christmas tree images I've been sharing with everyone......and they'll be FREE to download and use as you wish.  In return, however, I would be most honored to see some of the tree images put together with grid borders :))  We'll get into all that as soon as I can get everything uploaded to a new post....and the water settles a bit around here!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Hi all,

Well, I have a long way to go but I passed a milestone of my own last week and I'm very proud to say I've now reached well beyond 10,000 hits on my blog!!!  WHOOHOO!!!!!!!  Thanks so very much to everyone who reads/follows, or just stops by on their way to somewhere's greatly appreciated.

Big hugs to all,