Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Periscope-ing... TOMORROW!!!

tomorrow night!!!
if you don't know about periscope, it's the coolest
LIVE video app.
If you have a smart phone just download the 
Periscope app
I love doing videos!
And this one will be completing this mother of the year badge.
We'll chat, you can chat with me
We'll color, you can color right along
we'll make a super cute badge that you can give 
to your mom, grandma, aunt, a friend or 
keep for yourself!
Be your own Mother of the Year!!!!
You know you are 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Mothers Day - 2016

  I have always loved Mother's Day... as a mother and a daughter, I really feel truly loved all the time. I know alot of mom's need a bit of extra love, sometimes. I usually make cards and send them to mom's that I know who a being a bit overlooked. Here is a sweet downloadable you can print and color and create a fun badge for any of the mom's you know.
   This year is a different kind of year for me. It sucks. Plain and Simple. I almost lost my mom in February and I did loose alot of what makes her, her. I have been lucky enough to spend the last 61 plus days with her. I pretty much moved in. My mom and dad needed me. It's been hell. But it's also been kind of amazing. How many 58 year olds can move in with their parents because they want to, not because they need to. Every day my mom has gotten stronger and every day a little bit of what makes her, her ... has come back. She will never have all the parts and pieces again... but she is truly a miracle. The doctors were amazed at how well she recovered and how fast she got strong in her body and her mind. This mothers day is special. 
    So... I made this badge for you to print and color. I will be creating mine on Thursday this week LIVE on PERISCOPE. It you have a smart phone, you can get the periscope app. It's fun. It's live, It's video that creative and fun. So... Thursday night from 7pm until probably 8... I will be creating mine. Wanna join me? Then join Periscope and come play from 7pm pacific coast time.... It will be great fun. Honor a mom, a grandma, an aunt or a friend who is a mom with this fun badge of honor.
   ( PRINT it direct from here by copying and pasting it into a file to print from OR click here to download directly from my dropbox account. Try printing it on cardstock, mixed media paper or watercolor paper ) 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

National Letter Writing Month 2016

It's been a very stressful month for myself and my family. My mom is home from the hospital for the first time in about 35 days. She is doing much better but still has a long road to go. I have been here with my mom and dad for 35 days now. I miss my family tonight more than i can say. The phone is great... but sometimes you need something to hang on to. Tomorrow, April 1st marks the start of National Letter Writing Month. So.... write!

By the way.... here's my beautiful mama today making brownies after 30 plus days laying in bed in the hospital. Great Occupational Therapy, don't you think?

share you life in a letter. Write to a family member, an old friend or a pen pal this month. Turn off the computer and give the old pen and paper a chance. See how full your life and your mail box will be. The joy of receiving a letter in your mail box with a sweetly embellished envelope is such a magical thing. It can brighten someones day, bring a smile to their face and even a tear to their eye.... come on give it a try. Help celebrate National Letter Writing Month. Write on!!!!

Feel free to print out these sweet little pics by me and color them in or send them for someone else to color.  I take them to the copy store and print them on fun colored card stock and send them as postcards. It's super fun!!! Just try writing. It can become addicting and very rewarding. I hope you will write one person at least this month . You'll see... i promise. Give it a try!

Happy National Letter Writing Month 

on instagram
#NLWM2016 and #nationalletterwritingmonth

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The best laid plans...

       So, I know a lot of you are waiting anxiously for my Lettering With Lindsay class to begin. And trust me, no one wants that more than me. Last week my mom took quite ill. A week after my folks 70th wedding anniversary and 5 days before my dads 90th birthday

      We had to rush her to the hospital with a perforated colon. At 89 that's a pretty awful ordeal. It's been 7 days and I have pretty much moved 500 miles to the south to take care of my dad and sit by my moms bedside everyday.

      As you can see, I'm hard at work to get all the class materials done for you. My kids brought my whole film studio down to my folks house. I think I have 5 videos left to shoot. I'm just so tired after a full day at the hospital. So bear with me. Hang in there. It's coming. It just seems I've had nothing but set backs this year.

    In the mean time.... Follow me on Instagram at lindsay ann Ostrom, and on Facebook at lindsay Ostrom .creator of cuteness and here on the blog! Thanks for sticking with me here. And if you pray... Please pray for my mom. We need all the prayers we can get.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The wait is almost over.....

It's with giddy, school girl excitement
that I am just about ready to announce
              Lettering With Lindsay
is almost ready for enrollment!!!

I think I should have all the kinks for sign ups worked
out by mid March. I am a bit behind my personal deadline 
date of March 1st... but not too far behind.

Pretty soon... and don't worry,
I will announce when...
there will be a pay pal button in the 
Lettering With Lindsa
class tab above.
And you can go and pay and then the class
will be up and LIVE sometime in Early April...
maybe sooner. We shall just wait and see!

SUBSCRIBE if you want info on when the class will be 
ready for enrollment... and for early birds, there will be a chance 
for three students to win custom hand lettered file folders, 
pee chee keen folders and practice journal - lettered by me!!!

I have had so much help and so much
fun, and a bit of stress... getting this all done.
I hope you will sign up and hope that you
will tell your friends and letter lovers about it!

Friday, February 12, 2016

My Beating Heart

Today, I did my first PERISCOPE video!
It was great!
I planned on doing a 10 minute little walk through of this lettering
on my Valentine for my honey bunny...
and well, 43 minutes later - I finished!
It was so fun.
So, here is a download in case any of you want to print
your own and try your hand at lettering....
I hope to have the full video up on You Tube or here
on the blog... later on today.
Gotta get back to shooting video for my classes!
ooooh and, we decided to do a Periscope a month ( for now )
on Friday's with an art journaling prompt that will accompany
it here on the blog. So you will get the prompt on the blog and the list of supplies you will need and we will journal together on periscope!
Sound like fun???
I think so. So stay tuned for a schedule for that!


Here is the download.
Happy Valentines Day!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

first periscope video.... tomorrow

So... if you follow me on Periscope
You will see just how many mistakes i really make!
Hahaha.... I did make a mistake on my last post. It's really going to happen TOMORROW,
the 12th of February
at 10am - pacific standard time
Really.... I am good with lettering
bad at spelling, bad at math, bad at dates, bad at remembering stuff....
but pretty good with coloring, art, lettering and
well, i used to be good at playing the guitar. 
you get what I mean
hope to see you tomorrow on PERISCOPE!