Thursday, August 23, 2007

Summer is coming to an end.....

Well it is summer vacation has come to an end! I've been busy setting up my classroom and winding up for next week! So as a last hurrah, I made a summer card! (It kinda looks like me in a swimsuit! LOL! )The image is from Great Impressions. I colored her using my Prismas and Gamsol. I added real sand to the beach and made the sun out of a button, rhinestones and ribbon. The paper is from Junkitz Salsa collection.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Quick Post...I am roller coasted OUT!

This is a card I created with the ATC I made for a swap. (Laura from Lu La's Corner). I actually made this awhile ago and forgot to post it! It was made using a Lockhart stamp. I used my Prismas and then sprayed the entire image with Glimmer mist. If you click on the picture you can see the glitter it leaves....very subtle! The background was from the Polka dots and Paisley set. The paper...not sure...too tired to think!

Well as I mentioned yesterday...we went to Great America today! My son is now 54 inches tall and can ride ALL the coasters! We went on alllll of them! It was great because the park was pretty empty. We went on Superman twice...that was a strangely fascinating ride! I screamed my lungs out...if you are not familiar with are parallel to the you are flying! We also rode Virtual Velocity, Batman, Iron Wolf and lots of others! My feet are killing me and I can actually smell myself....not a good off to the showers I go! Then to bed.....

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I got my Daily Dose of person!

I have been on quite a journey since starting this whole blogging thing. I have met some terrific women. One of them is Simone over at Daily Dose of Spazz. If you haven't been to her must go there now! (After you read what I have posted that is!) She is such a witty and funny gal! Simone and "The Kid" came over in the evening for a BBQ and swimming. Unfortunately we did get some rain, so the kids swam in between the rain drops. I served this really exquisite meal of Bubba Burgers and potato salad......And of course some ice cold beer! We talked and laughed and had a good time.....hopefully Simone did too!
This is just a quick card I made for fall. The set is by SU! and is called Basket Full of Fun. I used Prismas and Gamsol to color the image. The rest of the card is pretty self I will
leave it at that! I am pretty tired...going to Great America tomorrow too! So I need to go get my beauty rest!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Bitten by the Bug's Apple Challenge!

This is a card I made for Bitten By the Bug's Apple Challenge. The apple can be found on Cricut's Doodlecharm's cartridge. I used Purely Pomegranate for the apple. I stamped the sky blue paper with my alphabet background stamp. The black "school" paper is like a thousand years ago and is from Provo Craft. Remember the paper Michaels had forever? This was from there! I know some of you still have it tucked away in your stash somewhere....fess up! Anyway, I did sand it down to tone it down a bit, because it was pretty glossy! The little caterpillar ( I know it isn't a worm...but close enough!) was from Hambo Stamps. I colored him in using my Prismas and Gamsol. The sticker was from an old sticker pack I had from DCWV.

I feel like a complete idiot, cuz I was nominated for the Nice Matters award and the Thinking Blogger award by Kelly Sampson and Kim Burress. I can't get the awards to post. I saved them in my pics file....I can see them there....but when I try to download them....I get a little box with the x in it. If you have any advice...please share. So thank you ladies for nominating me....I feel truly blessed to be in such great company! I think the world of you!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

My last week before going back to work! Boo hoo!

I just bought this All in the Family set from SU! with hopes that I could make some family plaques for Christmas presents. I struggled A LOT with this card. I stamped the clouds 3 separate times, stamped the little girl twice. Wasn't sure I really liked the flowers.....But after playing, redoing, restamping, and repositioning a thousand times....I guess it came out OK. I used some of my new paper, River Rock, Sky Blue, and Purely Pomegranate. The sentiment was from Michael's dollar bin. I went over it with Sakura's gelly roll glitter pen. The ribbon as usual was from my stash and have no idea who made it!

This is my last week off....then I am off to change 26 5th graders' lives! I will be busy this week setting up my classroom and such. It will be much busier for me! I am hoping to post as often, but not sure....we will have to see!