Monday, August 13, 2007

Hello! I made this card for my teaching partner, Mary Lynn. Here are the details:
-Stamp: Teachabella
-Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, ribbon by the yard
-Colors: Card stock SU Purely Pomegranate, Blue bayou, Whisper White
-Other, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls embossing folder, Non SU pewter brads, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps,

Can you believe I found ribbon so close to Blue Bayou?!! I didn't have a card stock sample with me but I had a gut feeling that it was right. It was on clearance for $1.18 for about 15 yards. What a Deal!!!!!

I have been doing lots of shopping in preparation for back to school. I have to say that I am one of those people who shop around for the best deals on supplies each week. My favorite so far has been Staples! They had crayons for 5 cents, binders for 33cents, Crayola markers for 68 cents. I just get what I need, but lots of my students don't come to school with supplies or they lose them by the end of the first quarter. I like to be prepared! I spent the entire day in my boiling hot classroom today. It was miserable. But, I got a ton of work done. Dropping the kids off at daycare was not fun. Nathan was okay but Paige was very upset. She told us she didn't want to go because "she didn't want to wipe her BUTT by herself!" That's four years old for you!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

bugs and kisses

Hello! I picked up this background stamp at the Stampaway USA Convention in Cincinnati yesterday. It is by Morning Star Stamps ( and it is so versatile! Here are the details!
-Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, Morning Star
-Colors: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
-Ribbon: Making Memories
-Di mentions: 5x5
I used my Wasabi re inker and blender pen to color the background, the sentiment and snail.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Crazy Christmas Card/ Stampaway USA Convention

Wow! My dear friend Heather and I went to the Stampaway USA Stamping Convention here in Cincinnati today. It was very cool and I could have spent SOOOOOOOO much money there! I left with only two goodies! Can you believe it!? Hopefully I'll get to play tonight!
I forgot to tell you the really cool news! I met BADSHERRY! How cool is that! I recognized her from her Splitcoast picture. It it funny how much you pay attention to things like that!
Here is the card that I made last night. It is way too busy for my taste but you know how these cards just take over!!!
The patterned paper is Rob And Bob as is the scalloped cut out and snowflake. The ribbon is dots and dashes and the card stock is wild wasabi and whisper white. No stamps on this baby! I'll post again in the morning!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Back To School

Hello! I hope this finds everyone to be doing great! I am getting my classroom ready to go back to school this week and next. There is no AC so with the 100 degree temperatures it is very miserable. I am too tired to stamp! I know! Me!?? Well, this weekend I hope to get back into the stampin' mode! I am headed to a stamping convention here in Cincinnati so I know I'll get some inspiration there! I'll take pictures and post all of the goodies that I find!

Friday, August 3, 2007

I was inspired to make this card by a gift bag that I saw at my sister's house yesterday. It was shades of baby blue and very different patters, but this is what I could come up with.
-Paper: bashful blue, real red, Baby Boy Dots (Archiver's)
-Tools: Cuttlebug, dots embossing folder, buttons
Have a Fabulous day!

My Latest Christmas Cards

Here are two cards that I finished last night. I didn't stamp at all! the only thing I used was a Rob and Bob Christmas stack from a few years back. I never knew what to do with the whimsical patterns and none of the colors match the SU colors. I like how they turned out!
-Tools: corner rounder punch, SU
-Ribbon: Ric Rac, Walmart, SU white grosgrain
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Love to You!

This is one of my favorite sentiments (and not because it was only $2). It can be used so much!
Here are the DEETS:
-Stamp: Love to You, Archiver's
-Ribbon: Green Dots- May Arts
-Paper: Always Artichoke, Pattern Paper-HL
-Punches, buttons

I am off to see my two week old nephew today!!
He is so tiny!
Have a GREAT day!
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