Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

These lovely and uncomplicated cards were created by Kim. Thanks...
The cards remind me of the following:
A simple way of living is what I strive to create.

Have a great day.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Marvelous Monday

Today is going to be devoted to yard work, redoing web pages for my class, and work at school. Here's a picture of my room at the beginning of the summer. This year I moved to a different building, although I'll still be teaching 4th grade. Pretty depressing...not a room any grade school teacher would want.

School starts the 17th of August for students. Not many days left. When I'm done I'll post another picture.


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Weekend Ramblings Part II

Thank you Marie for your challenge #1. Nothing like candy to motivate one to make a card and then request to use your favorite stamp..mine is from SU, "Sassy Stems".
  • Paper-Lasting Impressions
  • Stamp-Sassy Stems
  • Sentiment-Papertrey
  • Ribbon-Walmart
  • Watercolor pencils

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Weekend Ramblings Part II

Another challenge from fresh and fun. I've taken artistic liberties this weekend. I know all the shapes are suppose to be square, but according to Webster a square is "a rectangle with four equal sides". Thus I used one rectangle. The shape with the saying is really a square...the rectangle is hiding its true shape :).

paper & flower stamp (sassy stems--I love this set) SU
flowers-Bazzill Wings- Bitty Blossoms

Weekend Ramblings

Swap # 2 (for me) is finished. The swap was from SCS and the theme was black and pink...although I think my cards would qualify under pink and black. All materials except ribbon and watercolors are from SU.

Enjoy the weekend.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Fabulous Friday

Here's a card I made yesterday that was inspired by Beate Johns at fresh & fun.

Today I'm working on a black and pink swap from SCS, making luminary bags for the Relay for Life walk in a week, and maybe working at school.

Enjoy the day.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

School Already?

These are the bags I've made for my students. Included in the bags are a welcome poem, eraser, lifesavers, dry erase marker and assorted candies. The cello bags are the ones I use for cards, I used the lavender scalloped marvy punch, purple ric-rac, and assorted purple paper (our school's colors are silver and purple).

Countdown...21 days until school starts for students. :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wonderful Wednesday

Here's the collection of cards for my first swap. I love the bee stamp!

I'm off today to have lunch with a friend.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

This is a little card I'm making in 'mass production' for a swap (my first)! I'm making each one just a little different and that's the reason it takes me so long to make cards.

Thanks Amy at Heartfelt Greetings for the suggestion of just cutting around the scalloped edges...I also can't afford , or do I want to own all those punches.

Happy Tuesday...I've been working on getting my classroom ready for the start of school-August 17th. No air conditioning yet...but I've been promised...we'll see. I'm making 'goodie' bags for my students. I'll try and get those done tomorrow and post a picture. I'll only have 10 students, so it's not a big task.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Marvelous Monday

Hello, and welcome to the week. I finished this card early this morning :) I think I should take a photo before finishing. After looking at the photo I would have changed the petals just a little.

  • stamps from SU--Pick a Petal, Wonderful Words
  • ribbon-uptown green from American Crafts
  • ink-Color Box - chalk rouge
  • paper-cardstock scraps

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Weekend Ramblings Part II

My goal for today was to make a card from the Take Ten (summer '07) magazine I bought a couple of days ago. On page 4 I chose the 'Celebrate Birthday' card since I knew I had the stamps (SU). Here are two of the three cards I made. All the materials are from my scrap basket.
I'm amazed when a stamper can remember the company of the paper used in a project . I get my paper and then I sort by color, thus I forget the brand unless it's on a tab.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Weekend Ramblings

How nice to be challenged to make a card. I'm beginning to enjoy the task. Here's my submission to fresh & fun's weekend challenge.
  • Paper from Lasting Impressions
  • Cuttlebug embossing
  • 3d embellishment from Archivers
  • ribbon from WalMart

Monday, July 16, 2007

Marvelous Monday

I have 4 Mondays left of my summer vacation before school starts for me. I best get busy and make more cards. I tried working in my classroom today but it was HOT! There is to be air conditioning before the first day...we'll see!
Here's a card I've made some time ago. I really enjoy Lasting Impressions paper. If you haven't tried it, it might be worth your while. Enjoy what's left of the day.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Weekend Ramblings Part II

Thank you SU for the inspiration for this card (pg 104). The green paper was embossed with Fiskars embossing plates. Is there anyone out there who can tell me how to use Friskars' embossing plates with my Big Shot? Flower stamp from Shopko, 'thanks' from SU, and pearlescent chalk from Pebbles.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Weekend Ramblings

Here's my attempt at Fresh and Fun's #10 weekend challenge. Paper from Lasting Impressions/ribbon from WalMart/stamp from Shopko. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fabulous Friday

Today I only managed to make 2 cards. I've had a grandson (5 years old) here for a week, so when grandma makes a card he works on a project. He embossed paper with my Big Shot today so he can take some home. I'll miss him...but it's a lot of work! I know why I didn't work full time when my children were small.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thunderstruck Thursday

I totally blows my mind the way some stampers can produce a card-a-day. I'm presenting a card I made some time ago. I love stick-kids---since I'm someone who can't draw. I used watercolor pencils to color. The paper is from Lasting Impression ...I love their paper.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

It looks like I still have flowers on the brain. Here's the details... SU's 'Definitely Decorative Daisy' stamps, 'uptown green' ribbon, and Bazzill cardstock. Have a good day...whatever is left of it for you.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Good Monday Morning

Cooler here today!!

This will be my last Sassy Stem cards (for awhile-any way). I became a little more daring with the background paper. Another card blogger suggested that, while making one card...make more. So I've taken that advice. Thanks! I'll be more vigilent from now on to whose blog I'm taking suggestions from and give them credit. ( I have about 15 card blogs I scan every day!! I need to get a life)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

More Sassy Stems!

Sometimes I overdo making cards from just one stamp or paper. I guess I've been that way with sassy stamps from SU.

While I look at mine I see I haven't stepped over the conservative boundary yet. Maybe blogging will cause me to experiment more by mixing papers & colors.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Welcome! I've enjoyed reading so many blogs that I decided to start my own. I make cards to sell at a store I own with my husband.

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