Happy Thursday to you all--the weekend is almost here! So today I'm going to talk about being Plugged in or Unplugged okay, lol! Are you a techno-phobe or a lover of all things techno? Is your whole family consumed by techno gadgets? I ask because I read the best article in the Wall Street Journal about families being TOO plugged in! I have to admit that sometimes our family is wayyyy too plugged in with Ipods, laptops, tv and phones! But we have pretty strict rules in our family--no techno gadgets after 10 pm for the kids except on Friday and Saturday evenings and never allowed in the bedrooms at nighttime. And NO phones/Ipods at the dinner table EVER! The article described how one family couldn't even hold a conversation with each other at the dinner table because they were so used to being plugged in. We certainly don't have that problem--we eat dinner together as a family regularly and some of our dinner conversations would roll your ears back, LOL--we talk about everything! I do think that our country is too plugged in and our kids are not learning essential social skills because they talk 90% of the time thru texts and emails instead of face-to-face. And I'm not a huge fan of Facebook/Myspace for the teens as they spend too much time on it and bullying is very prevalant on those sites. My kids have accounts but I have access to them so I can make sure the talk is "clean" and above board, if not its cancelled--that was the agreement. I would admit to checking my Iphone and emails too often as well but on the weekends we try to stay unplugged as much as we can and really spend together time. And emails and cell phones have made us so accessible that work hours are all hours for a lot of us==at some point we'll all have to take a stand and cut back a bit but it can be hard, lol! So do you find yourself too plugged in? I wanna know :)
-Sew Easy's are a fabby new product and back in stock at SCACD HERE! They create different piercing/stitching patterns and allow you to sew many different stitches. The flosses are very thick and create beautiful dimension on your paper projects. I have a video to share on these soon--my movie maker software has to be reloaded as it had some "issues" LOL!
-Copic is releasing 12 NEW Sketch marker colors and they will be available in March! 7 Kids College Fund has the set of 12 for pre-order at a great price HERE! Make sure to check them out!
-Want to take a in-person Copics Class with me? I have a few openings for copic classes in Murfreesboro, TN next weekend (Jan.22nd) if you live around that area! Check www.cmcroad.com for info on those classes and others coming up (I'll be teaching in LA before CHA too)!
-Interested in taking a class on watercoloring with Distress Inks? Then the fabulously talented Angie Hunt will be able to help you with her Distress Inks 1 Class HERE at the Color Me Creative Classroom. Sign up before Jan.25th and get a discount on the class as well!
-Blog Candy Winner is Lynda Sterling! She doesn't have a blog but always emails me sweet comments on my posts so Congrats Lynda! Email me with your mailing address please!
Let's do it together again friends ok? Say "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, he's so cute"!!! LOL! I colored this cutie up with copics (W9 thru W1/E42,E41,E40)--I used the warm grays this time to create the black tones, sometimes its fun to mix it up :) To make him more dimensional I cut his back legs off (LOL) and then popped the front part of him up on dimensionals. His paws & eyes got a thick coat of diamond glaze to make them nice and shiny. The butterfly got colored with the feathering technique and then a coat of stickles for some pretty sparklies!
Hope you enjoyed this post today and now you need to hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog to see more sneakie peeks and details about the NEW Release!