Monday, March 31, 2008

Look what I had in my mail today from Lisa at Paperwings! My very first award!
There are 5 rules attached to this and they are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deservethis award for their creativity, design, interestingmaterial, and also contributes to the bloggingcommunity, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author andalso a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prizehave to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , soeveryone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.
The 5 blogs that I choose are:
Leslie Miller -
sonja of LIttle Rock - - She has some really awsome ideas.
Tina Mansfield -

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Yesterday we had our first technique class and I think it was great! I have learned a bunch of things from my first technique class and am hoping to improve on the next ones. Nami has the most beatiful parchment work I have ever seen. I love it, it so very delicate. Shirley had brought some samples of her work and as usual they were stunning. Laurin also had brought some of her cards and were also very cool...All three girls who attended are very talented.

In our technique class we explored chalk and the wonderful ways of using chalk.
To the left is one of our cards that we did in the class.

*****************On a personal Note:

We placed Stella and she is doing very well. A couple of weeks ago we took in a young male pug who is 7 months old. We knew he had gotten out of his yard and had recently had some medical care due to his legs having shave marks. We found out earlier this week that Larry has PDA. He will die if we don't get him open heart surgery for this as his little heart is just not in good shape. So we have scheduled his surgery for April the 3rd as it is getting rough on him...he plays for 10 minutes and you can just see the struggle for air...The surgery is over 1600 dollars and we have raised 800 dollars so far. If you would like to help with Larry's surgery so he can be adopted to a forever home please click the link below to go the Northwest Arkansas Pug Rescue site. They have a way there for donations. Or you can email me and I will get you in contact with our treasurer. We are a 501C3 so if you donate we can get you a tax reciept.

If you would like to help Larry please click this link

Saturday, March 1, 2008


I am offering a Pass It Forward blog candy for my SBS 9 sisters. What this means is for the first three posts to this entry I will send you a suprise!

What does Pass It Forward mean to you? Well, it means that you will recieve something nice from me and you in turn will pass on something nice to someone else and then the cycle will continue on...

So....comment here, and be one of the first THREE SBS9 sisters to do so and I will send you your very own SURPRISE package! Just be sure your name has a weblink or you include your email, so I can contact you for your address! Now, don't forget, you also need to PIF to three others...that's the way it works :)

March Class Schedule:
March 18 - FREE Monthly Meetup
March 25 - Technique Class - All things Chalk $10.00 class fee

TAC Specials
Celebrate! Double Hostess rewards till the end of April. Email me today to schedule your own party! I can do demos in your home or if you prefer you can do a catalog party, both settings will achieve these awards and allow you to CELEBRATE!

On a personal Note:

Today was a beautiful day here in the area. It was made even more special by the fact that we have found a permenant home for Stella, A rescue Pug at Pug Rescue of NWA. Stella has pretty severe siezures and is known to have as many as two a day. Not only that but she is almost completely blind and has a stress issue that seems to make the siezures worse. But today, we have found her a forever family and come next Friday I get the very distinct pleasure to tell Stella that she is going to a forever home to be loved and coddled the rest of her life.

If you are looking for a pug or would like to help us out go to and check our organization out. Next weekend we are having our Pug Playday at the Dog Party USA facility outside of Springdale. All pugs are welcome!