Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year, New Gallery

I decided to start the year out by switching over to the new gallery format. It's so much nicer and it makes it easy to shop from and find images. Frankly I got sick of looking at the old format. I still have seven galleries left to remodel but the majority are done. You can see the main gallery page here:

The top three rows are completed. The bottom two rows (except for the Anne Sagor Gallery) still need to be worked on. I hope to be finished in the next couple of weeks. Most of the remodeled galleries now have new artwork in them as well. I can't believe the number of cards I found on my computer. I know I lost quite a few when our hard drive died a few years back. Which reminds me that I need to do a back up...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Upside Down Hummingbirds

I'm not sure what the benefit is but we have some hummingbirds that like to hang upside down or kinda sideways instead of leaving the feeder. Somewhat dangerous for the ones right above them feeding...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pecan Pie Torte

I'm not a fan of pecan pie at all because of all the gooeyness. I can't even watch anyone eat a piece. However, this recipe sounded so good and non-gooey that I had to try it. You can find it here:
Pecan Pie Torte
It was REALLY good. My only problem was that the filling came up to the very edge of the pan which caused it to leak between the pan and the crust. That made it extremely hard to get it out of the pan. I'll be making it again for Christmas so I think I'll decrease the light corn syrup to a 1/2 cup and make sure I only fill the pan up to about 1/3" from the top.

Friday, December 4, 2009

ATC Gallery

I've spent a couple of days working on the Beeswax Gallery and I've finished the ATC Gallery. It's a huge amount of work but really worth it in the long run. The new ATC Gallery isn't officially part of the website yet but you can go to it and check it out:

All the image names and numbers are bookmarked to the online catalog. Clicking on the image name will take you directly to that stamp. This will make shopping from the gallery so much easier! One gallery down and only nineteen more to do....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Beeswax December POTM

The December POTM is up and it's some polymer clay ornaments. This is a fun project to do yourself, with a group of stampers (think party and cocktails) or with your kids or grandchildren. They make great gifts or you can use them as stocking stuffers or as the decoration for the top of a gift. You can also use the heart shape for Valentines Day too.

I can't believe it's been a year since I redesigned the website so I guess my little break is over. I'm going to start working on remodeling the galleries. I'm going to make it so that the stamp names and numbers under each card will at least link to the page that stamp is sold on. Should make it much easier to shop from the gallery.