aack I am on the radio!!!

So I have been keeping a secret, I was asked to do an interview for the Womens Radio Network.  They are a internet radio show which “help women build their online presence and bring business women from diverse backgrounds together to build a strong network of successful individuals.”

If you know me, you know I have a few problems with making videos as I get quite nervous when talking out loud.. . . and feel that I come across as some monotone lecturing professor who is quite dull.  I can’t seem to grasp the concept of relaxing and letting my personality show through.  I feel the same way about formal interviews.

At least with this interview I was going to be guided by the hostess Lisa Singer. Lisa was going to ask me questions and I had to answer them.

A lot less nerve racking than making a YouTube video you would think.

But then I realized this is internet radio and although the interview is live, it is archived and it will be on the internet FOREVER.

omg, what happened if I made a complete ass of myself!!!


So I did not tell anyone I was doing the interview.  I decided to wait untill it was uploaded and I could hear for myself how I sounded.

The interview was supposed to last for eight minutes, which in my mind seemed like it would last for hours.

So today finally came and  I couldn’t get the call waiting to deactivate on the phone so I had to do the interview on my cell phone.  I figured I was going to go out the back of the store so I would not be interrupted but 15 minutes before the interview was supposed to start the lawn people started mowing the lawns.

Ok, no problem I will go out the front of the store but then the other guys fired up the weed whackers.

Oh, boy. . . . so into my car I go. . . .  now remember I am on a cell phone so I can’t have any background noise so I could not turn on the engine for the air conditioning. Let me tell you it was hot in the car and that was compounded by my being nervous. I didn’t want to talk too slow or too fast, or get tongue tied ir say something inappropriate or . . . . .

In the end the interview seemed like it only lasted for about 4 minutes, and I felt quite relaxed.

I listened to the playback and I sounded OK, so here you go if you would like to listen to it, just click the player button .


or if you would like to go the Womens Radio Network site, the address is:


the next big hurdle is to sound natural in a video :)

Almost time . . . .



It is almost for the annual 12 tags of Christmas.  Every year Tim Holtz used to do the 12 Tags of Christmas and at the store we would break down some of the steps, subsitute materials and put kits together for the customers to come in and recreate the tags, while playing Christmas music.


when Tim stopped doing the 12 tags in December I started designing my own series for everyone to do and this year time crept up on me sooner than expected but in two days we will start the 12 Tags of December.

This year we will be offering a PDF for those of you that are not local and want to play along.  As the PDF is complete we will add a paypal link below the tag.


See you back here in a couple of days