Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Good Friday morning! I am so very happy to have this day off! I got all my conferences done last night so I don't have to go in today. Some of the teachers are getting together to have brunch later this morning and that should be really fun. My conferences went really well but I really have a great group of students! So I am looking forward to a day where I can relax and hopefully play a new toy I got!! I just got My Digital Studio! I am going to try to take the certification class. I have heard really great things about this new tool and I think it will be fun to play with!
Today's card may look familiar to those of you who browse the catalog quite frequently. It comes right off of page 142. I just love that card! So, I decided to recreate it. I did have to use different ribbon and a different butterfly but the rest is pretty much the same. And with my circle scissors I was able to cut my circle out very easily! So, a super easy card! Thanks for stopping by and have super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Wonder Favorites, Great Friend; Paper- Rich Razzleberry textured cardstock, Old Olive, Very Vanilla; Ink- Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive; Accessories- Mistletoe ribbon originals, piercing tool, vintage brads, dimensionals
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Good evening, Friends! We are over "hump" day! Tomorrow we have a half day of school and then an afternoon and evening filled with conferences. Thankfully, I only have 10 students and was able to fill my Thursday with the conferences so I could sleep in on Friday! I am SO looking forward to that! I always dread conferences but they always turn out great. So I am really going to stay positive. Tonight we had our last soccer practice of the season. I can't believe that it will be all over this weekend. It sure has been fun! I am already looking forward to the spring season. It's amazing how much they mature in their playing! But now I have basketball and indoor soccer to look forward to. But that all won't start until January. So, I guess I will enjoy the rest.
Today's card is from a sketch I picked up somewhere. I wanted to break out this dirt bike stamp set again. I really like it and I know that my son enjoys every card I make with it. He is the reason I bought this set in the first place. And the Extreme Elements set just works beautifully with it! Simple and fun! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Extreme Dirt Bike, Extreme Elements, Ride On (retired); Paper- Kraft, Basic Black, Dusty Durango; Ink- Basic Black, Dusty Durango, VersaMark; Accessories- black brads, black embossing powder, dimensionals
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Good evening, Friends! I hope that your Monday was just wonderful. Sometimes Mondays are not real great but mine was really nice! I feel like I have so much to accomplish in my classroom this week (before Thursday afternoon). I just hope I can get it all done and that the students cooperate. Other than that, it is pretty uneventful. Which is good, I guess.
Today's card is the second of three that I did in my stamp club. I really enjoy this group of ladies! They are too much fun to be with!! While this card was not my favorite (I'll show you that one tomorrow), and was not a favorite of others, they never said a word and just made me feel like I had created something wonderful. Don't you just love crowds like that? Can't wait until we meet next time!! Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays; Paper- Kraft, Bordering Blue, Bella Bleu designer paper; Ink- Bordering Blue, Vanilla craft, VersaMark; Accessories- Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, vintage brads, dimensionals
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Good morning everyone! I hope your weekend is going super! Mine is!! It also seems to be flying by. I got so much done yesterday. I was able to finish up my calendar toppers for the shoebox club that I participate in. Each one of us in our group takes two months and does a calendar topper. Then we spend our shoebox time creating them. By the time we are done we have a full calendar of handstamped toppers! It is really fun! Now I am working on my other month and should have that figured out today. I was also able to get cards cut and ready for a breast cancer fundraiser that my friend Sherry is involved in. I wanted to help out somehow and this is how I could do it. Then I was able to get a swap card ready! I will show all of these in the next few days. I think you will like them.
I decided to take a break from the Autumn Splendor set and look at some snowflakes. I really like this snowflake set. It is different and very vintage looking. This card didn't come out exactly like I had planned but it isn't that bad. I don't know if you can tell, but I stamped some small snowflakes on the vanilla piece with vanilla craft ink and then embossed with clear powder. The hardest part was cutting out the big snowflake. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays; Paper- Kraft, Very Vanilla, Bordering Blue, Bella Bleu designer paper; Ink- Bordering Blue, Vanilla Craft; Accessories- Kraft taffeta ribbon, clear embossing powder, vintage brads, dimensionals
Friday, October 16, 2009
Good Friday morning! Ahhhh! No school today! And I have all my grades done. Everything is ready for report cards on Monday! Woohoo! I still can't believe that the school year is a quarter of the way over! It is really flying by. Last night I had card class at Becky's. Boy did she show us some really great cards! I can't wait to try to recreate some of those to show you all! And of course I had to buy some of that beautiful paper!! I swear, I collect more printed paper and stamps than anything!! I really need to sit down and use it all up. Somehow. Hmmm...
Today's card is another one using the Autumn Splendor set. This was a sketch that I got from Stamp Addicts. It looks a lot like another sketch from Splitcoast but the main panel is skinnier. So, it is a super simple card! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings; Paper- Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Autumn Meadows designer paper; Ink- Chocolate Chip, More Mustard; Accessories- sponge, dimensionals
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Good evening, Friends! I hope that your week has gone by just wonderfully! I think mine is just flying by!! I mean, I dread Monday's but in the blink of an eye, it is already Wednesday! I just can hardly believe it! Nothing really new or exciting going on in this household. Which is probably a good thing. We only have two more weekends of sports and then there will be some time 'off'. Well, at least until January.
So, remember that I told you that I hoped you all would like this Autumn Splendor stamp set? I was serious! I have quite a few cards done with this set. I have really fallen in love with it and I will probably get it out this weekend to play with some more. This particular card is pretty much copied from the Stampin' Up! website. If you have visited it in quite a while you should stop on over and see some of the great samples they have. I really liked this sample. I did change it up just a bit from the original. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and have a super evening!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings; Paper- Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Autumn Meadows designer paper; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Really Rust; Accessories- corner rounder, linen thread, mini library clips, dimensionals
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Hello, Friends! I hope that your week is going super! I would probably be a little happier if the Rockies had won last night but what can you do? I guess we will just try again next year. Bummer. Not much going on around here. Just work, sports, eat and sleep. We do try to get the homework done.
I had wanted to post this card yesterday but the computer was so extremely S-L-O-W!!!!! I could hardly stand it! So, I at least downloaded the photo thinking that I would post it from school. Well, I got a little too busy with that and didn't have time. So, here I am today with the card. I sure do hope you all like this Autumn Splendor set as much as I do! And to think, I wasn't even going to get this set! Shame on me! I've been having a ball with it! Anyway, this card is a layout that we did in Becky's card class last month (?). Well, it was awhile ago. I just really liked it so I recreated it using Stampin' Up! stamps and paper. Super simple!
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings; Paper- More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Autumn Meadows designer paper; Ink- Really Rust, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, oval punch, Perfect Details texturz plate, Big Shot, dimensionals
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Good Sunday morning, Friends! I hope you are all having a super weekend! I can't believe it is almost over! Bummer! We have a short week at school this week. The quarter ends on Thursday and Friday is a teacher workday. But our principal is so generous that he said if all our work was done and grades were done then we didn't need to come in! YEA!! That shouldn't be a problem for me. Just to let you know, the boys did win their game in New Castle yesterday! The score was 2-0! It was such a beautiful field! We had fantastic views of the mountains all around us. I should have taken my camera!! The fall colors were gorgeous! Maybe next time?
Today's card isn't really a card at all. I used the sweet treat cups from the Holiday Mini to make this Christmas ornament. The only thing it is missing is the silver cording that I would make a loop with to hang it on the tree. I need to get that ordered. This actually turned out to be super simple. I stamped my image then punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. Then I used my circle scissors to cut out two circles the same size. One is from the patterned paper that you can see and the other is from a Whisper White piece that you can't see because I wanted it to cover the back and provide some stability. The cup is self-adhesive so it is stuck to the patterned piece. I wrapped white grosgrain around the cup and there you have it! This idea is not original to me. I saw that someone else and that's where I got the idea. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Holiday Best; Paper- Whisper White, Holiday Lounge designer paper; Ink- Old Olive, Real Red; Accessories- Whisper White grosgrain, sweet treat cups, dimensionals
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Good morning, Friends! I hope that you all had a marvelous week! I am glad that it is the weekend. Our school had the silent auction Thursday night and I helped out at that. It was crazy and super fun but I was sure tired at school the next day! My two boxes of cards went for $25 each!! I was really surprised and excited about that!! Not all of the totals are in, but I think that we made a little over $3,000! Not too bad! This morning we will be leaving for New Castle for a soccer game. I think it should be a gorgeous day. Maybe a little chilly but nothing like last weekend where we had the rain and wind! I am really hoping that the boys will win today. Third time is a charm, right? Then I should have plenty of day left to work in my stamp studio!! Just what I have been wanting to do for a long time!
Today's card is actually one that I pretty much copied from Becky. She made a card just like this for card class last month. I thought that I could recreate it using some of the very pretty Autumn Meadows designer paper. I love this paper but I haven't used it much. And I like the way this card shows off the designer paper! Super simple!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Here's to the Rockies!!!
Card Recipe: Stamp- Grateful Greetings; Paper- Really Rust, Taken With Teal, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Meadows designer paper; Ink- Taken With Teal; Accessories- Chocolate Chip grosgrain, vintage brads, dimensionals
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Good Sunday morning everyone! The sun is definitely NOT shining this morning. Hmmm. Looks like it will be a cold blustery soccer game. Better get my coffee to help keep me warm. If we win today we will be in the championship this afternoon. This is a tough team. I know we can do it but they are a lot more aggressive than we are. I just hope the boys are awake for this game! But if we don't win, then we hop in the car and get back to Fruita for a flag football game. I don't want you all to think that we will have any down time!! Then my son must get to work on his book report that's due tomorrow. Yeah, he's not going to enjoy that one!
Today's card is the second of a set of Christmas cards that I made for our school's silent auction. Again, super easy and not a lot of 'bulk' for mailing. I did forget to mention yesterday that I used the ornament punch to punch out the stamped ornaments. That make it so much faster when putting these together. Love that thing!! Well, have a super day! Tomorrow it's back to work. UGH!!
Card Recipe: Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays; Paper- Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Holiday Lounge designer paper; Ink- Taken With Teal; Accessories- silver brad, silver cording, ornament punch, Perfect Details texturz plate, Big Shot, dimensionals
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Good afternoon, Friends! I hope that your weekend is fantastic! We started out very early today. Not something I am fond of doing on my weekend but we didn't have a choice. In fact, my husband didn't get up as early as he had wanted and that made for a harried morning. But we made it to our first game on time. It was cold but sunny. We did lose our first game 5-0 but won our second game (against a different team) 4-0. We have one more game tomorrow against a team that we have lost to before but I know that we can do it! It is just so much fun to watch!
Today's card is one that I did for my school's silent auction this next week. I made twelve of this kind and twelve of another. They will be packaged separately. I wanted to make something very simple but nice. And I wanted to make sure that they could be mailed without having to have extra postage. So, neither of the cards got ribbon. I think that they should mail just fine. We will see what happens! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Four the Holidays, Delightful Decorations; Paper- Sahara Sand, Real Red, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge designer paper; Ink- Real Red; Accessories- silver brad, Perfect Details texturz plate, Big Shot, corner rounder, silver cording, dimensionals
Friday, October 2, 2009
Good Friday afternoon! I hope that you all are ready for a fabulous weekend! I know I am! We started our weekend a little earlier. We didn't have school today - Yea!!! I took this opportunity to sleep in and it felt so great! The weather has turned colder here the last few days so it felt so good to snuggle under the covers and sleep. Then I got up and lounged in my jammies with a cup of coffee and browsed blogs and found some new card sketches. I came up with some really easy Christmas card ideas to make for our school's silent auction. I will be sharing these later. I am going over to stamp with some friend's this evening and will be working on these. When you have been out of the stamping loop for so long, it is really hard to get back into it. It's like I have to re-train my brain to think creatively. So, I am hoping that I can get back into it this weekend. My son has a big soccer tournament this weekend so I will be kept busy but still hope to find time.
So, while browsing some of my favorite blogs I came across Becky Roberts' tutorial on making these little cards using the new Sweet Centers stamp set. I bought this way back when demonstrators could get it for $5. Yeah, I wasn't passing up that deal! But I haven't even broken it out yet. So when I saw her tutorial I thought that I would give it a try. I didn't have any Halloween candy to put in the little cup (which reminds me that I need to get some). But I did find some black jelly beans that my friend Judy Smith passed out at last month's shoebox meeting. Thanks, Judy!! I don't really care for black jelly beans but I thought they would work great for my project! Do you see that little tab on the side? Well, when you pull on that tab, the black jelly beans will come falling out! You don't even have to 'tear' into the cute little card to get them. Isn't that just so clever? I can't wait to try it again! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Sweet Centers, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Green Galore, Only Orange, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Black; Accessories- 1 3/4" circle punch, round tab punch, sweet treat cups, black jelly beans