Monday, December 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Life has been moving on. Working on my house getting ready for Thanksgiving company. Everyone is coming home as this is probably my brothers last Thanksgiving with us. This is pretty hard on everyone. He's in great spirits and doesn't look as sick as he is. Has started to lose some weight, but not much yet. Everyone will start arriving here on Wed. They are all coming through snow storms and high winds. Everyone on this side of the United States is getting high winds and snow or rain and low temps. It was -14 here this morning, we have 1" of snow scattered somewhere. The wind blows so hard we're lucky to have a house. So far the trees are all still standing.
This is going to be short. Promise I'll have a photo program soon. Till then, have a great day and stay warm.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Guess I better get to sharing. The first card is the Vellum card. I really like this card and got the idea from my friend Lanae. The back ground is Navy blue cardstock, from my stash. With 2 layers of vellum with torn edges. The top on is embossed in gold. The stamp is retired from Close to my Heart and one of my favorites. It's very simple but elegant.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Summer school started on July 19. As you know I was Site Manager for the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. I had 27 students registered of which only 23 showed up on the first day. I also had 3 teachers. One teaching Science, one for Readers Theater and one for Drama/Music. The classes were divided into 9 students each. The first day I had more parents call in and want their children to join, which was fine by me, we had a limit of 40 students. Things really started to pop then. Some of the students registered didn't show up and alot did. I finally got it figured out and got the classes set up. Two of the classes did what I was told they were going to do, the other didn't. It was at this point I knew I was in trouble. I can shoot from the hip so here I went, Oh! My God! It was a total disaster. The teacher didn't have a clue. I may have screwed up, but I let her do her thing. The kids weren't happy and I can't say I was. I finally called the head boss and she said to hire a helper. I was very lucky and found someone that had music in their background. She started today. She and I had a very good visit. I think maybe this class maybe saved, for that I'm very thankful. We have our first field trip on Friday which is for Science. We will have Watermelon at the end to see whom can spit the seeds the farthest. Great game if your a kid. Our next project is a Open House with music as the core. The kids will sing, "Under the Sea", and do a couple of rap songs by the new person. Then for the very end we will go to the water slides for all those attending 18 days. I really look forward to this as some of these children have never been this far from home or to anything like this. I maybe selfish about this but I love to catch the expression of these children that have never been to anything like this. These make the greatest memories for these children.
My share today, after a long absence is a card for a yellow swap. The daisies are cut out and put on. They also have liquid glass over the coloring. The stamp is a retired one from CTMH.
Hope I didn't ramble to much, come back again.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I'll get back to card making soon. Maybe my sister -in-law and I will do some while I'm there. I try and check in every once in a while. Thanks for stopping.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Hope you like the flowers, come back again. My mojo should be getting ready to kick in soon I hope.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
On to the share. This card went on the scanner a little crooked. All products used are Close to my Heart. The bottom layer is Gray Wool, then Gray Flannel. The background paper is from a retired Reflection set, I can't remember the name of it. Then the Gray's again. The stamp Happy Anniversary is from Say it in Style in Gray Wool. The ribbon is Gray Wool organdy wrapped twice and tied. I like it, not sure if it's to plain or not, I think that depends on the person.
Thanks for stopping by, come back real soon.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Todays share is a time consuming one. The technique is one I learned at a Stamp Convention a few years ago. You use painters tape to tape off areas and use a stipple brush to put on the ink. This one is done with Olive (CTMH) ink. The roses are stamped in Cranberry (CTMH) and Olive ink. I did this by using markers to color the stamp. The stamp is borrowed so I can't give credit to the company. The Thinking of You is from For Every Occasion (CTMH), stamped in Cranberry. The ribbon is from CTMH in Olive. I tried to do something different on each card. Although I did use alot of ribbon with is unusual for me.
Hope you enjoyed todays share. Come back again, I have more. Have a great day.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
On my share today, I must tell you this is the first Belated Birthday card I've ever made. I started one and messed it up big time. Then decide to try this design. It's from one of the cards I got in my background and embellishment swap. Let me tell you it isn't easy, well at least not for me. Getting the folds just right is a bugger. Where it says Happy, it folds out to say Belated. The tall spot with the strips and bow says Birthday. The papers I used, are retired CTMH , Heather. The ribbon is from my stash, that was on a gift. The cake stamp and Celebrate are from the stamp set Celebrate (CTMH). I thought it turned out pretty good for the first time try. I'll get better at this fold after I practice some more.
Before I go, I'll give you a update on my school classes. We started a new quarter on Monday. I started with 8 in each class, I'm now up to 14. I have 4 boys in it, 2 in each class. Yesterday, was my Happy day. One of the boys is only suppose to come on Fridays. He said, "I had so much fun today I'm coming on Mon. and Wed. too." This is coming from a boy no one wants in their class. He was so good. Loved what he did with his pictures. I have to say, he did a great job on his 2 pages. Guess that's what make this job worth it. Even ran into some boys I had about 6 years ago, got a hug from each one of them, big old Juniors that they are.
Thanks for stopping, come back again. Have a great weekend.
Friday, April 16, 2010
My share today is from the same swap. It's a 10 card swap, so I have a few more cards to share. This is my Get Well card. I love this stamp, it's from I Brake for Stamps - Senior Collection. The main background is Olive cardstock (CTMH), then a piece from my stash. The Mulberry paper is from some I bought at Convention years ago. Wanted it to look like a rug. She was colored with markers. Inside says, Hope you feel better soon. I think I know it looks crooked but in real life it isn't.
Hope you enjoyed todays share. Check out the I Brake for Stamps website for these stamps. They are all really cute and have names. Come back again soon.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Today is another share on this swap. I'm never quite sure about making Sympathy cards. They make me nervous. That may sound silly, but I not sure how to make a real serious card that I feel is appropriate. Anyway this is what I came up with. The main background is Amethyst cardstock, with Floral Impression (retired) paper, Garden Green cardstock and Amethyst cardstock. The stamp is from Faith (retired) and was embossed in gold. All cardstock and outside stamp are from Close to my Heart. The inside saying is from a stamp in my stash, is embossed in gold and says, "gentle thoughts during these difficult days". It's kind of plain but I like it. Couldn't decide if it need an embellishment or not.
I hope you enjoyed my share. If you leave a comment I'll try and answer. Thanks for looking, come back again.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here's todays share. All items are from Close To My Heart. The paper is from "Everyday Celebrations" packet. The colors are Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Colonial White, Indian Corn Blue. The stamp is from "A piece of Cake" and colored with markers. This was tweeted from a card in the "Everyday Celebrations" kit., quick and simple.
Thanks for stopping, come back again.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Went to the post office and picked up a week and a half of mail. Got one of my little books, so I'm going to share it, as it has an unusal cover. This was made by Barbara, it's a very cool idea and one I wouldn't have thought of. It's a jelly jar lid. The theme for this book was "Faces of Men". The background she did is sponged. The man is stamped on a small tile. It is held closed with ribbon.