Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Cards

I was a busy beaver tonight. I guess after the day I had I needed a stress break. One of the teachers I teach with passed her Praxis test which is a major accomplishment so I made her a card with Changito, than one of the neighbors behind us father's died this past week so I wanted to make her a card to let her know we are thinking of her. I used a flufles the cat stamp because my mom's cat is always looking out the window at her great flowers. I hope both of these cards will put smiles on their faces. I know they did while I was making them.

Good Night all.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Grandma's Birthday

My grandma turns 97 this year and I wanted to make her something special. She has always loved flowers and had a nice flower garden while I was growing up. She also loved to sew. She even made my wedding dress which was actually one of the last things she sewed. Now, she lives in a nursing home and doesn't really talk anymore. I miss the time we use to spend together and I hold on to those memories I have. I hope this card puts a smile on her face tomorrow when my mother and husband take it to her.

Have a good evening.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Day 68 I want candy

I has been awhile since I've posted anything. Things have been crazy at my house. My camera died so I have to scan everything in. My husband lost his job for next school year and in trying to go back to school. But today I finally got a chance to hide in the basement and create. I got a challenge done from 2 weeks ago and hope this week to get some more done and get caught up. This was the challenge at 365 cards for Day 68. You had to use an image of candy on your card, or let candy inspire your card. Well i've been craving M&M's and finally bought some today and that's what inspired this card for me.

I used plain card stock a piece of veluim I had in my stash for the jar and the M&M were made with cardstock an m stamp with silver ink. I used my Doodlebug cartridge for my Cricut machine.

Hope you all enjoy.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

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Day 61 Leaf it up to Me

The challenge for today was to use a leaf. I knew I needed some simple thinking about you notes I could give my mother to send to her friends now that she's living with us so I thought these sunflowers would do the trick. Before I make her any more I'll center up the flowers better but this was my first attempt at a card I could make more than 1 of so I look forward to fixing them.


Day 69 Glad for Grad

Okay, I'm playing catch up with my 365 card challenge. This one was to make a graduation card. I'm going to use this one for another one of my 8th graders graduating this month. This is for a special girl that was a handful in the first grade but has really grown up to be a very nice young lady. I really look forward to watching her graduate.

Mother's Day

This past week has been very difficult aroung my house. Than today being mother's day has been even harder for me. My husband and I are unable to have kids and being a teacher and around them all day long it makes it very hard to celebrate a day you feel like you will never participate in with a biological child. We are pursuing adoption and I can't wait to welcome a child into my home but it's still hard watching all your friends have kids and wanting them so badly and it not happening for you. I know I'm the mother to all my students but that doesn't make it any easier on this day. Don't get me wrong I love my furry children but they can't give me hugs and say I Love You. Here's a picture of my 3 babies (for now)


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Day 64-Super Sketchy Sunday #8

Today's challenge on 365 cards was to follow the following sketch.

I hadn't made a thank you card yet and just wanted to make something small and delicate. I used hero arts stamps and paper from my files.

Have a good evening.


Day 63 - Floral Fest

Today on 365 Challenges the idea was to use 8 blossoms. Since Mother's Day is soon I thought I'd take this opportunity to make a card for my grandmother. I used paper I had and a punch/embosser my sister-in-law got me for my birthday. This card was a lot of fun. Enjoy


Day 62 - Age is just a number

Today for the card challenge we had to do a card with a number on it. This was pretty easy for me since my husband will be celebrating his 40th birthday this summer. I'm hoping to give him a surprise party. So I thought this would be a good time to get started on his invites. The only thing I'm adding to the card are some red stickles to the cupcake to give it some shine. I used some of his favorite colors.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 60 Say What?

Today we had to make a card that said What somewhere in the card. Okay, this card was a little harder for me but than I thought about graduation coming up. Some of the students I had in the first grade will be celebrating their 8th grade graduation from the school I am now teaching at and so I made this card for one of them. I'll have to come up with someothers for the others but one young man now has the same dement sense of humor as me so I know he will love this card. I can't wait to see him walk down and graduate. It's fun to see how far he's come since first grade.


Day 59 A Certain Sentiment

For todays challenge we had to use a certain sentiment like miss you. I used Thinking of You and add in In Ohio since that's where I live. I added the Ohio flowers to the card. I'll be saving this card for when my husband goes out of town. I always stick cards in his luggage for each day he's gone with little notes of what I think I have done on that day. He always looks forward to his special notes. Now they will be even more special since I made the card.


Day 58 Something Fishy

This card was a lot of fun. I had never thought of putting fish on a card before today. I used an acitate card from the other week to make my fish bowl than added my fish swimming around in it. I think I'll probably use this card as a pick me up for a friend when they are feeling down.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 57 Super Sketchy Sunday

Today's challenge was to follow a sketch. I really enjoyed today's challenge. I used paper from my stash, Hero Arts cupcake and word stamp. The brads and hearts I had in my stash for quite awhile. I also used Star Dust stickles to make the sparkle on the cupcake.

Have a great day.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 56 See Through Saturday

Yeah, I have completed my first full week of challenges. I'm so proud of myself. Today's card was to acrylic (clear) card. Use it as the card base - front, back, or all - otherwise anything goes. I used it as the card base. This had to be a quick card for me today as my husband and I are going out on the town to see the play The Color Purple. So in it's honor I used purple card stock for the inside to hide my glue. The front is a stamp from Stampendous (Fluffles the Cat) that I had been looking at for awhile and decided to buy today along with the clear cards. The inside is a stamp fromA Muse Artstamps. I haven't decide who to give this to yet but it "tickled my fancy"

Have a great day


Friday, April 24, 2009

Card Challenge #55 Card Recipe

Today for the card challenge we had the following recipe to follow:

5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured) I used Pink Cardstock

4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like) I used some scraps I found in my paper stash

1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color I used a star

3 jewels 3 purple jewels following the stars tail

alpha stickers Creative Memory gold stickers.

This card was so much fun. After today's OAT Rally at school I knew I had to make a card for my lead teacher to say thanks for all she did to get the kids ready. I wanted her to know she's a star in my book. They were awesome and so was she.

We're off to the local baseball teams game. I hope they win tonight.

See you later.


OAT Rally

We Won!!!!!!

I'm so proud of my third graders. We won the rally for the primary grade level (1st, 2nd & 3rd grades). This afternoon we hopefully will get to go up against the "big" kids. They did an awesome job. When I get home tonight i'll try and post some pictures from the big event. All I can say is "We are the mighty mighty third grade."


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 54 Recycled Elements

This challenge was fun but also challenging for me. I couldn't not wrap my mind around anything creative today. It's two school days before my students take the state testing for Ohio and my school is having a big rally tomorrow to show our support for each grade and we've been working on our rally routine and that's whats been going on in my mind. I'll post pictures tomorrow of their routine its so cute. So as a teacher I have lots of stuff around my room to use I couldn't decide on these large clear circle or the large amount of cardboard I have around my room. But, than I remembered these small rubber circles I have a ton of we use a bingo chips and the card someone made yesterday using buttons as grapes. So I made a bunch of grapes out of these rubber circles. The grapes can than be used for lots of things. I'm thinking of having my students make some for mother's day as a gift for their mom's with a cute phrase ( I just need to think of one.) I'm still feeling sick so I'm headed off to bed early to get some rest. See you all tomorrow.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day 53 Fun with Fruit


This will be a short post tonight as I am not feeling well. After working with third graders all day I've picked up a spring cold. Today's challenge was to use fruit and being a school teacher I immediately thought of apples. I will be giving this to a fellow teacher who has been feeling down. I used my Cricut again to make the cuts. Have a good night I'm off to bed.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

365 cards Day 52 Tuesday's Trio

Okay, today's challenge was to use a blossom, brad, and circle. This challenge was difficult for me. I had an idea and tried my best to put it into reality. This was a long day for me and by 10 o'clock my perspective was off as you see. I still like me card and it was well worth the throbing hand I have now. (I banged it pretty hard at work Monday and it's bruised and swollen.) I used my cricut machine to cut out the different items. I used 50 states for the flowers, Paper Dolls for the wagon, Doodlecharms for the sun, and basket, Winnie the Pooh and friends for the tree, and grass. I can't wait to see what comes up for tomorrow's challenge.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Today's Challenge on 365 was Picture this we had to use the picture above for inspiration. As soon as I say this picture this morning I knew what I wanted to do. With some help from the art teacher at the school where I teach I came up with the following card. I had a great time making this flower and it didn't take as long as I thought it would, even with a brused hand.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My first challenge

Okay, This was my first Challenge. I have been watching the 365 card blog for awhile and decide this would be the week I would attempt to make my first own designed card. I've made cards from kits before and they usually turn out pretty good. But this is the first time I've made a card with my own ideas. For the first time it seems to have turned out okay. I used stuff from my stash and really enjoyed this challenge. I can't wait to try more.

Thanks for looking and any comments are more than welcomed

Friday, April 10, 2009

Opening day for our hometown team

Good Day, yesterday was a great day around our house. I was opening day for the hometown baseball team. The Dayton Dragons. This is our first year having season tickets and we will be loving spending time at the games. Its got that hometown feel and a family vibe. We lost last night 14 to 3 but it was a good time had by all. The people in the seats in front of us were from my hometown and it was nice to chat about familier sites. We even had fireworks after the game. I have a few pictures to post from the game. I can't wait till our next game. See you all soon.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First Day

Okay, I'm trying this blogging thing for the first time. I'm hoping I'll be able to post some cards and scrapbooking pages I've done and will be doing.