Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Danger boy

Hi everybody,

October 1 is my brother Gary's birthday. Happy birthday Bro! There are three Strong brothers Gary, Patrick and me. Patrick and I are alike in a lot of ways, We look alike, we have similar temperaments, we live in the same city and get to see each other often. My brother Gary is not like Patrick or me. He is the family adventurer. Think of an exciting or dangerous job and Gary most likely has done it including the #1 rated most dangerous job on earth, fishing for King Crab in Alaska. Currently, he lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Janet and a large extended family of cats. I miss Gary. I wish we could hang out more. I miss his raucous sense of humor and his explosive booming laugh. I'll call him later this morning and catch him on his lunch break. He works on high voltage electrical lines now. See, dangerous. Oh, I forgot to tell you that he was born on my birthday.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Back to the lounge, hooray!

Hi everybody,

We're back from a few days in Los Angeles taping brand new episodes of The Scrapbook Lounge. I know you'll love the new shows! Tricia, Judi, Jami, Tamara and I welcomed a new designer to the show, Stephanie Sheets from Kodomo Inc. Kodomo makes beautiful stamps and papers and Stephanie did a great job. I think you'll love her project. I'm not sure when the new shows will start so be sure to check out TVWeekly.com often so you won't miss any premieres. Keep a look out too for a really special surprise!

Monday, September 8, 2008

autumn leaves

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Where has the year gone? The changing seasons in San Diego are very subtle and although September in San Diego is very summery our thoughts are turning to the coming fall season. The leaves on the Liquid Amber trees that line the streets around our house will soon be turning color. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. To mark this change of seasons, I'll be teaching a class at Stamping Details on September 24th devoted to Fall. Here's a sample of one of the cards we'll make. The technique is from my book "Paper Greenhouse". Stop by and have a cup of warm cider and say hi!
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