Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
For now, though, my Dollie Leah and I were scrappy this weekend and we knocked out a bunch of Desin Dollies projects that I can't share with you JUST yet... Once THAT was done, lol, I DID manage a Magnolia "Thank You" card (THANKS Karmyn for sharing your stamps!!) :)
She's a cutie patootie, that's for sure! :) This one actually fits the Pink Elephant Color challenge (Brown, Yellow, Neutral and an extra... in this case glittery pink) and I used Sketch Saturday's sketch to get this concept going...As a Thank You card, this piece fits the Pile it On Challenge for this week AND the Simon Says Stamp challenge as well! :) SO... Thank YOU for stopping by... More fun and some candy DEFINITELY to come soon! :)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
"When the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.” (Emma)
My mojo returned for one sole page using recital pictures...
AND I finally got to play with some Rock Candy... This jury is still out. :) I think I like Crackle Accents better, but for the "sweet" theme of this page, I think the concept works...
Hmmm... Here are a few other pages that have recently appeared on Design Dollies
(Webster's Pages just ASK to be cut up, don't you think?) :)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Melanie started first grade the week before I welcomed my students back to class, and it was just amazing to see my big girl embrace her new school environment so quickly and gracefully. She has only two other girls in her class and eight boys, so thankfully she gets along well with both girls! :)
My students are honestly amazing. I have three sections of seniors, one section of sophomores, and one section of Juniors/Sophomores mixed... Two of the classes are AP level, and in just two weeks we have already gotten so far together. I'm so proud of these ladies many of whom I met first when they were freshmen, and I am honestly impressed with their level of dedication both to God and to their education. I'm sure the year won't be perfect... nothing ever is, but they're starting off on a great foot and doing so very well thus far. Some of them didn't finish their summer reading (which was somewhat to be expected) but that just means I get to teach Wuthering Heights rather than just reviewing it with them... Not a bad deal, to tell the truth.
Onto the Art
The Cafe Mojo challenge this week was to create a project detailing how "Back to School" has affected/changed your daily routine... WELL, since back to school means back to work for me, I created a Back to Work card... of sorts. :) At the very least, being back to work has made me put makeup on everyday and wear heels again... agonizingly at first, no less! (THAT'S another story for another day! :) )
Friday, August 28, 2009
I was just psyched that I could finally submit a card for the Whiff of Joy challenges!!! This one was also submitted for the Everybody Art Challenge (sketch), as well as Stampin for the Weekend (Babies) and Cute Card Thursday (Celebrating new things, like babies, lol)...
I have a couple of Gorjuss girls that I want to play with tonight and I STILL have a page to scrap, so perhaps you'll be hearing from me again in a few!! :)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
"Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch." (Mansfield Park)
This is another multi-challenge player today... those are getting fun, lol...
Pile it on: Good things come in threes (three brads)
Colour Create: Ruby, Gold and Cream color challenge
Delightful Sketches: I moved some stuff around when I finally figured it out, but I DID start with that sketch as a guide!
365 Cards: Day 180, Vintage image... the postcard thing is a piece of vintage ephemera from 7 Gypsies
**This one is also going into Cafe Mom's Advanced PaperCrafting group for Jill's Brush it on challenge, BUT you have to be a member to view that one, lol... It's an AMAZING group of talented ladies if you're interested!**
And there you have it bloggers... I'm SO trying to bang out at least one more layout before hubby gets home from the baseball game... Go Yankees!!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Diana who actually inspired me to FINALLY cut into this piece of Sass during my tenure at the Shoe! :) The idea was DEFINITELY scraplifted from one of her gorgeous creations! :)
Miss Kristy supplied the Sketch AND the stamp for this lovely lady...
Again all thanks go to Karmyn for helping me muddle through this card... It took me THREE Minnie faces before I just gave up on her and used her as is... :)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Pile it On: My dad's birthday card is very masculine, which is this week's prompt...
If the Shoe Fits: Ning Elements Challenge... Hee hee, this is one of MY challenges, but I played along for the first time in a while! :) The challenge was to use swiss dots (ribbon), at least four brads (corners), the color teal blue (the brads are teal), distressed edges (all over), and vellum (see inside sentiment below).
Cafe Mojo: (Thanks Karm!) for the blue and brown colors...
Colour Create: The colors of choice were sand, blue, black, and silver... (I even embossed the black chess pieces with a polysparkle embossing powder but you can only see the barest hint of shine on them in this pic...)
Project Tuesday: Was to create a Surprise Gift Card holder (see the picture of the inside below)
Oh, and the AC moore card is just a placeholder, lol... we're getting dad a GNC gift card instead... it'll match better too! (Anal as always!!)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
If I COUDLN'T take pictures of the awards ceremony, recital practice, and recital itself, well that would be a problem. But I'm sure the Geek Squad will return my camera with time to spare, and all will be good.
Unfortunately that means I really don't have pictures of anything new to share in my little blogging corner of the world though (cause I know you've been waiting with baited breath!) LOL...
First I have to say that you should check out Lisa Howards' page... She not only has gotten some good news recently, but she has shown me that it's OK to scrap painful life lessons in a creative manner. Um, Jill WAS trying to get people to do exactly that a while ago, but it's not as easy as it sounds!!
And speaking of good news, check out Karmyn's exciting news and share in her joy!! :) OH, and she's got some awesome blog candy happening as well! :)
Hmmm... now that I think of it, it has been pretty quiet in my blogosphere, so I guess everyone is out living life and enjoying the summer! We do have some pretty awesome challenges going on at the Shoe's blog and ning sites... so come play over there and hopefully I'll have more to share by the end of the month!! :)