Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Susan Boyle 'I Dreamed a Dream'

I played the U-tube of Susan Boyle singing on Britian's talent show so many times my family hated it. Can anyone who watched it forget Simon's widened eyes and quirk of the eyebrows? I was so moved by her story. Here is a middle-aged, frumpy, frizzy-haired woman who is rocketed to fame by her incredible, undiscovered talent. Just maybe, some one person will look past the surface appeal and discover what hidden talents another person possesses. But, anyway, I received Susan's CD for Christmas and have just tonight opened it and popped it into my computer. Wow! While I think her original rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream' may have been better (but maybe that was because of the surprise factor of the video), there are some great songs on this CD and not a single hint of frumpiness in the singing!! I love the message behind 'Who I was Born to Be'. I have to think that I, too, am just who I was born to be. A daughter, a wife, a pretty good nurse, the best mother I knew how to be, a 'great' grandmother (according to my grandchildren), a person who shows her creative abilities in the crafts (counted cross stitch, quilting, papercrafting and others) I do. This CD is going to be one of my favorites and I can unequivocally recommend it to you!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Spring Idea Book goes live TODAY!

There are so many new wonderful stamps sets in this year's first catalog that there should be no excuse not to qualify for the Felicity Constant Campaign for FREE. I love fuschias and they are featured in the So Sweet set along with hummingbirds to paper piece. If you have young boys, the Playin' Hard and Boys at Play sets are perfect additions to your scrapbook pages. The So Lucky stamps cleverly combine both Valentine's and St. Patricks Days. One of a Kind and Smiles both feature LOTS of different whimsical flowers and stems. I want them both. Enjoy Every Moment is different from other stamp sets. It features 3 large floral groups that are perfect for those people who want outline stamps to color. Butterflies abound in Embrace Life and Love Birds have several small birds and 3 different bird cages for them. I love the sentiment 'somebirdy loves...you' that comes in this set. Springtime is a series of umbrellas, rubber boots and cute little ducks. I can't help but think 'April showers....' There are big candles and a happy birthday sentiment in Candlelight. Scrapping for babies? Love You Forever is a must with mom and baby owls, birds, sheep and quails along with the signature phrase from the "I'll Love You Forever" baby book. I could go on and on about the new stamp sets in this book. I haven't mentioned the new monthly stamp series and the Stamps of the Month. And then there are the new products, like the mini Sparkles, new paper flowers and My Creations Journal. The best thing for you would be to just click on the Idea Book picture in the upper right corner of my blog, go to my website and explore the online catalog on your own. If you want a catalog of your very own just let me know and I will do my best to get one into your hands as soon as possible.