Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hopefully I'm Back

Life has been busy for this old girl. Summer school is over for this year. Was a great experience. Hoping the fall session is as interesting. I'll miss the kids that came to the program this summer. They were a kick. Our last day together was a blast. We went to the Waterslides, this was a first for many. They had a great time.
Now it's back to life as we know it. Tonight is our yearly BBQ for friends. Have a salad to make and straighten the house and I'm ready, hoping the weather cooperates. Has started to cool down. Was 100 on Wed. and 80 yesterday.

I have had some time to make some cards for one of the Swaps I'm in. It's kind of a cool swap. We make 6 cards, each one different. One needs buttons, one eyelets or brads, one ribbon, one rub-ons, vellum and flowers. The one I'm sharing today is for the eyelets. The stamp set is from CTMH called Little Boys. I colored the train with markers on the stamp so I could have two different colors. Mostly this is showing the ways to use these different items. I'll share another one tomorrow.
CTMH will be dicontinuing all the stamps sets in Feb. and come out with all new papers and stamps. These will be good for the next year. The catalogs will be coming out twice a year instead of 3 times. The fall and winter catalog goes live to customers on Sept. 1. They have a lot of new stamps and papers.
Until tomorrow, have a great day.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I'm Back

Hi All, I'm back, sorry I've been totally busy. Summer school started 2 weeks ago and I'm having a hard time keeping up. I'll share my experiences as we go. I did finally find time the other day to finish a swap from the first of July. I'll not be joining any in Aug. because my time is limited.

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.