Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
He was diagnosed with Grave's Disease and Myasthenia Gravis. He has been home from the hospital for several weeks and is finally able to go back to work part time. He's still being fed from a tube in his stomach, but he is also able to swallow some things, and the list of foods he can swallow is growing.
I couldn't have made it without his family's willingess to take over with his 24/7 care and give me some rest.
Now I'm back at work full time and enjoying being in my new classroom with my students. We're getting geared up to start making the items for our craft fairs, and I can't wait to post some of them here on my blog.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Once again I used Basic Black for the background paper. The photo mats are Whisper White and Rose Red. The large flowers are Regal Rose.
The hostess knew some of her friends weren't big stampers (imagine that!), so I focused on the quality of our cardstock and our fun punches.
I'm planning to use these pages for a field trip my 7th graders took to the Planetarium, but I offered them as an option for those with little boys. I used Basic Black for my background paper, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie for my photo mats, and Pacific Point for the planets.
These pages would look really sharp with our new in-colors: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Bermuda Bay!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I've made several cards using the new products and can't wait to share them with you. Most of them are thank you cards since that's what I've needed.
For those of you who don't know, I've been off-line since the end of March due to health issues. I had surgery in April and again in May to try to preserve the vision in my left eye. I have another surgery scheduled next Tuesday and one more in July. After that, we will have done all we can do.
I was worried about how the loss in vision would affect my crafting, but so far, I've been able to focus on small projects. I haven't tackled a double-page spread, yet, but the new in-colors and DSPs are already inspiring me to try.
I look forward to sharing my creations with you!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The right-hand side uses the stickers from the kit that tells what I wish for!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
After working with the peaceful tranquility of the SAB Designer Series Papers, I decided I was ready for something different! The new Raspberry Tart DSP is bursting with juicy colors: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, and Pretty in Pink. I'd already been warned by fellow demos at SCS that a little goes a l-o-n-g way, so for my first layout I chose one of the more subtle Kiwi Kiss designs and threw in one of the brighter DSPs for embellishment.
The DSP I used for embellishment also gave me a chance to use my new SU! exclusive Sizzix embosslit, Sweetest Stem. If you've never used an embosslit, they are amazing! They cut and emboss at the same time! How easy is that?
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I didn't get the idea to use the new lace border punch until I'd already glued the mats down on this page, but I didn't let that stop me! I just made lace edges to attach to the photo mats and used the Bashful Blue cardstock to cover where the two pieces of Whisper White came together. I liked the look so much that I used it on the other page as well. I hope you're enjoying the pages I'm making with the SAB paper; it is so versatile!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
When I received my Good Morning Sunshine paper in my order last week, I'd planned on making a layout with the retro-flowered paper first. Even though green is one of my favorite colors, the Kiwi Kiss and Summer Sun used in this DSP were a bit over powering for me!
Then I got the idea of matting with Pacific Point, and it all came together. Especially when I realized I could replace the centers of the pears with 1/4 in. Pacific Point circles! That gave me the excuse to use my favorite SU! white gel pen to make the seeds and also add a little Whisper White card stock for contrast. I love how the blue and white pop on the page! I even used Stampin' Dimensionals so my punched pear would stand out.