Hello! Today's post is another one about using paint chips. As you may know already, using paint chips is my latest obsession! With the gradient effect (that a paint chip gives), you can easily create a little "masterpiece"! Seriously, all the colors are matched up for you, what can be easier?
Supplies: Party Dots ( Neat And Tangled Stamps), Navy Mid tone ink, Soft Pool (Hero Arts), Paint chips from Wal-mart, Gold embossing Powder (fine, from Michael's) sequins (Michael's).
On a personal note, we are in a celebratory mood as my daughter Stephanie just received her Master's degree in Public Health at the University of Waterloo yesterday. She is continuing to do her PhD program at the same university. We are so proud of her achievement and determination. Besides being busy with her studies, Stephanie and a friend started the university mental health awareness program called "Stand up to Stigma" two years ago. This on-going campaign has received overwhelmingly positive support from the university and local community!
Way to go, Stephanie!
Stephanie recently uploaded an old video of her piano/cello (taken in 2009) duet with her brother David. Now here's a little trip down the memory lane for us....
This video reminds me that it is so worth the time and effort to invest in those piano/cello lessons! If you have young kids, please consider signing them up for music lessons. The concentration and discipline required for learning an instrument truly helps a child in their mental and emotional development. Or simply just READ to them, READ together...and spend time together! Here is an excellent article about reading for the next generation (thanks to the writer Cristina K.., for the link over Facebook)
I remember the bygone days when I hired a babysitter for David (they are 5 years apart), just so that I could read to/with Stephanie! She now has that life-long love for reading and learning! In this day and age, it's even more important to get the youngsters' minds off Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TV, on-line games and videos...When you hear/see the rewarding result, it is heavenly! Hope that I am not sounding too preachy, but this is truly what I believe (after all, I do have a Master's degree in Education--wink!)
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