Saturday, August 25, 2007

Weekend Ramblings Part II


OK... am I the only one where after you've made 4-5 cards and finally...the last one is the best...PLEASE tell me it happens to others. Here's the last card I made. I ran out of lavender paper so I used some of the vase material. I like it sooooo much better. It's for a swap, so I'll let the swap sponsor deal with the situation.

I've ordered more paper from Lasting Impressions today. I've decided I like patterned backgrounds.

Enjoy what's left of the day and Sunday.

Weekend Ramblings

Here's a card I've been working on for a swap at SCS. I hope to have all 6 done by tomorrow. The stamp set, (Stampendous), was a gift from my daughter. THANKS She knows how I like to make cards with flowers. (I wonder how long this will happen? Maybe until another stamp set comes along that I just LOVE)

My weeks should only get busier since I'll begin on Monday with 7 hours of graduate work. By spring I'll have my masters in reading which should help my paycheck!

So think of me next week as I'm teaching and also being a student. It puts me into a whole new perspective with my own students.

Have a peaceful and wonderful weekend.
Pat

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm Still Kicking!!


I'm still around. It seems like all I get done is checking my regular blog sites, teach, eat, and sleep. It's been hot here (I have a window air conditioner, but the halls are HOT), so school has been challenging. In two days we'll have been in school for one week. I'll try and take an updated picture of my room tomorrow.

I'm working on swap cards, so for sure I'll post this weekend.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thursday's Thoughts



I thought I was done swapping...but I made the mistake of looking on the card swap at SCS!!! I'm working on a monochromatic card. There's some green, so I hope a small deviation is OK.

I have teachers' meetings tomorrow and kids on Friday. Enjoy the days...I'll be sort of thinking about blogging.

Good evening,
Pat

Whew!


I just finished my last card swap for the summer... and not one day too soon since I start school tomorrow. We have kids on Friday. My camera's battery was dead so I didn't take a picture but I sure do love those bella stamps.

I'll now become a weekend blogger, so if you do visit my site please 'bear' with me. :)

Pat

Monday, August 13, 2007

Marvelous Monday


Wonderful weekend touring three vineyards in Nebraska. I guess with grapes the roots are encouraged to grow as deep as 10 feet down so there's no worry about watering (except the first year). I came home with just 5 bottles of wine...all the grapes were grown in Nebraska and the wine produced at the various wineries. My favorite was James Arthur Vineyards just north of Nebraska's capitol, Lincoln.

Hopefully I get to work on my bella swap cards tomorrow.

Good evening.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fabulous Friday


Here's my contribution to a bella swap. I didn't realize when I purchased the bella stamps that they weren't mounted. What do some of you use? I put double sticky tape on the back and then mounted them on an acrylic block. If there are any better suggestions...let me know.

Happy weekend. I'm going on a two-day wine tour in Nebraska. YES! Nebraska has a few vineyards. It should be fun. I'll give you my 'expert' ratings on Monday!

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wonderful Wednesday


WHEW! with school coming right up, I think I'll have to post just on weekends. I spent the morning at school learning how to use a new web-based school program. We'll be able to keep grades, lesson plans, etc. in one spot.

On the light side... here's a card I'm making for a Penny Black swap on SCS. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Super Sunday/Marvelous Monday


Here's a card I'm making for a PaperTrey swap through SCS. I wanted ribbon to match the pinkish-red but my small red ribbon was too red and my closest match was too wide...thus I settled on black. I have 11 days until school starts so I'm trying to get all my swap cards done. I'm waiting on some bella stamps. Anyone out there have an idea on how many days it takes for delivery?

No post tomorrow...grandson being delivered. I hope all goes well.
It will be a Marvelous Monday.
Pat

Friday, August 3, 2007

Fabulous Friday


The title for today might be stretching it. I'm getting ready for company this weekend so I've been organizing and cleaning. Since my dining room table is my craft table I've had to move all my supplies to organized piles on the fireplace. I doubt I get any stamping done this weekend. Have a super weekend.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Thoughts for Thursday


This is the card I made yesterday. I need some sort of sentiment/embellishment in the upper left hand corner...any suggestions?

  • stamp-Penny Black
  • paper-Lasting Impressions (plaid)/solid is Bazzill
  • watercolor pencils Prismacolor (WOW- way better than the ones I have been using)

Happy Thoughts,
Pat
I'm getting ready for family this weekend, so I may not have time to stamp until they're gone.

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