Hope you all enjoyed Memorial Day!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Hope you all enjoyed Memorial Day!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tonight I'm getting together with my 3 college roommates -should be a fun time. We're eating at Mad Mex and there will be margaritas involved :)
Stamps - Something Special (CTMH); Polka Dot Basics II (PTI)
Ink: Danube Blue (Memento), Versamark
Paper: Green (Bazzill), Brillant Blue (SU!), white
Accessories: Daffodil Flocking Powder (Martha Stewart), Nestabilities (circle & pinking circle)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
BUT THAT ALL CHANGED AND REACHED MY BREAKING POINT TODAY. There is bridge renovation occuring in the town where I teach. I have to cross this bridge at least twice a day to get between the high school and the elementary school. For the past month, the lanes have been SIGNIFICANTLY narrowed which I really disliked. Especially when my new car is literally 3 inches from being creamed from an 18 wheeler. Today the bridge was reduced to one lane and they began to install the temporary traffic lights late this afternoon...that is right at the time when the high school and the elementary dismiss. (I know...smart!) I'm finished before the elementary dismisses students and I saw buses starting to travel to the school 20 minutes after dismissal time. My 30 minute commute turned into 55 minutes....grrr!
Here's another thank you I made for a student who had a piece of slate painted for me for teacher's appreciation week. This is my second piece of slate from a student & I must say that I love them both! This one is teacher themed and my other has a winter theme...both were great gift ideas in case you're in need of an idea :)
Have a good night and thanks for enduring my grumbling :)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
set that's up for grabs! Perfect for those dino-lovin' kids!
I survived my busiest week of the year, and I'm slowly recovering to my "normal" self. Soon I'll have caught up on my cleaning, laundry, sleep, lawn care, and blogging!! I do have a bunch of cards to share with you - some thank you's for Teacher Appreciation Week and a couple birthday cards. I'm going to space them out while I'm finishing up the school year....only 13 more days!
Be back tomorrow with the MyGrafico challenge and another card...woo hoo - 2 posts :)
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Stamps - Grasshopper Fluffles (Stampendous)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copics
Paper - white, Green Apple (Bazzill); Flower Shower matstack (DCWV)
Accessories - Nestabilities, gemstones
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Hope you've enjoyed your Saturday. It's been super windy and colder here - yuck! Where's the sunshine when you need it? I bought a bunch of my annuals yesterday and decided to create my own hanging basket. I always do two urns for the front of my house with a mixture of calibrachoa, sweet potato vine, geraniums, spikes, and angelonia, but not my hanging baskets. My favorite greenhouse is not opening this year because the owner's wife died a few months ago. The greenhouse was her baby as anyone could clearly see from the flowers and plants they sold. I went a few other places and didn't see anything that came close to the caliber of hanging basket, so I guess it time to give it a whirl! I'll be sure to take a photo - probably after it's grown awhile :)
Stamps - Delightful Dahlia & Text Background (PTI)
Ink - Sand (Versacraft), Ocean Tides (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copics (Y21, Y26, YR24, YG91, YG93, YG95)
Paper - kraft, white; My Mind's Eye Home matstack
Accessories - Delightful Dahlia dies, pearls, satin ribbon
Friday, May 7, 2010
Stamps - Butterfly Dreams & Signature Greetings (PTI)
Ink - Ocean Tides (PTI); Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Paper - Very Vanilla (SU!), Dark Chocolate (PTI), My Minds' Eye Home
Accessories - Butterfly die (PTI), buttons (Foof-a-la), pink embroidery floss, gemstones, dimensionals
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Two things I do adore about this card though are the woodgrain flower & the label cut from felt - ooh la la!!
Stamps - Woodgrain Background & sentiment from 2009 Anniversary set (PTI)
Ink - Sand (Versacraft), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper - Very Vanilla (SU!), Dark Chocolate (PTI); Jillibean Soup Core'dinations
Accessories - felt, Labels One Nestabilities, flower punch, satin ribbon, button, Rustic Button Twine (PTI)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This week's MyGrafico Challenge is perfect timing with Mother's Day on Sunday! Anyone have special plans. My mom & I will be going to one of our favorite restaurants and spending the rest of the day together.
This week's giveaway is this great set from Sarah Paris.
Just create a card using MyGrafico images and the following sketch & you could win the set for your collection!
And here's the card I made...the image actually comes from the companion set to this set and it's FREE!!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team came up with over at the MyGrafico Challenge Blog
Stamps - Mother's Day sentiments (Sarah Paris for MyGrafico)
Paper - kraft, white, green, dp - My Mind's Eye
Ink - Copics
Accessories - chalk, Labels One nesties, satin ribbon (Offray), pearls, dimensionals
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Tonight I began to monkey around with Photoshop to see if I could create a new background. So far, I made some fun polka dots. I'm ready to add some more layers to the background, but I wanted to share my excitement over figuring this all out first.
UPDATE: Added some scallops & trim...wahoooooo :)