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Watercolor Christmas Card

My wife has tasked me with creating a watercolorChristmas scene so that we can create Christmas cards. The problem with this is that I've only begun exploring watercolor.  A secondary problem, and one that has always plagued me, is that I have no idea what sort of Christmas scene I ought to create.  But what's good about this is that I can at least write the verse for it (assuming she wants that as well).

I have been looking online for watercolor Christmas scenes and cards, as well as other media (e.g. pastel, acrylic, oil and even photographs.  I'm sure I'll come up with something, but we'll see how well I create it.  I'll post it here if it doesn't suck.  Or maybe even if it does.

Huge Weekend Sale Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 Only!

This weekend only at Scrapbooker's Dream we have a huge sale going on.

First we have a great deal on select papers: Buy 20 Sheets for $5.00

Next we have a red ticket sale where all items marked with a red ticket are reduced 50%.

And last we have a color ticket sale. When you see the following colored stickers on select products you'll save:

So come on in this weekend and check out all the cool deals! How can you afford to miss it!

New Official Scrapbooker's Dream Apparel

We have updated our official Scrapbooker's Dream apparel!  Check it out:

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Harvest Dollars at Scrapbooker's Dream

Our store, Scrapbooker's Dream, has something new this year: Harvest Dollars!

Starting Tuesday, October 20, 2009 to Sunday, November 22, 2009, stop in and for every $15.00 (pre-tax) you spend you'll get one Harvest Dollar. For example, spend $15.00 get 1 harvest dollar, $30.00 get 2 harvest dollars, etc.  During the Thanksgiving Week (Monday, November 23 to Wednesday, November 25 and Friday, November 27) you can redeem your harvest dollars, each valued at $1.00. So come in, buy often and save!

New Blog: Software Architecture

I am a software architect as well as a software engineer.  I've created a few blogs about programming and java architecture, but Software Architecture, a new blog of mine, speaks generally about the design of software.  It is programming language neutral, and that's what I like about it.  So if you are a programmer and want to read about software architecture, just click on over and have a look.

Getting Comments

I noticed that I have a large number of hits on this blog of mine, and I can see from where they originate.  I have people from New York and the United Kingdom viewing this blog, but I wonder.  How do I go about receiving comments from my readers?  This blog of course is about nothing specific.  I rant about KMart, put my entire resume online and write about my tiny little retail store a mile from my house.  So does it make sense to have blogs that are specific to a topic?

I have a bunch of blogs that are about specific topics such as books and philosophy, programming and science, and even one of veganism.  But I just haven't kept up with them.  I have to be in a particular frame of mind (philosophical) to write about philosophy, or I have to be reading books to write in my book blog.  But I am lazy and so I write crap in this blog.  Perhaps I should write about controversy, really get into the reporter's mindset.  At one point I did want to be a journalist, but I am (or was) …

How to Capitalize on My Software Development Experience

I am unemployed (still), and I have a lot of experience designing and writing software, but I seem to have no idea on how to make money with my skills.  I'm not sure if it's due to burnout or if I simply lack imagination or perhaps it's both.  So I am pasting my resume in this post to see if anyone could use my services.  I'll work remotely, on site, whatever.  So if you know anyone who can use my exceptional talent, please let me know.  Also, if you are a software developer and would like to create a startup, that would be awesome!  Thank you.


Thomas J. Clancy

Creative, motivated software engineer with a passion and drive for creating innovative, cutting-edge, user-driven, successful software applications and services.


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Eclipse, Netbeans, IntelliJ, Jbuilder, Visual Studio, MagicDraw, Poseidon

Java Development Tools
JDK 5 and 6, Java Annotations, EJB 3.0, AOP, JM…