Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
We got our cat Melky from the animal shelter almost 3 years ago and he has become the king around here. I wanted a kitten (as did many others that day) but the shelter had none. I must have watched 4 or 5 families find out there were no kittens and just turn and leave. But we stayed and walked around looking at all those kitties in cages and fell in love with the Melkman! Each cage listed info about the cat, including how long they'd been there. Some had been there for more than 6 months! Please help these animals get some FREE food by clicking HERE. It only took me ten seconds and you can do it once a day. Have a fabulous Sunday and I hope it's not raining where you are. At least we had sun in NH yesterday.....
Saturday, June 27, 2009
As the school year comes to an end I've got plenty of sweet colleagues to thank for helping me stay sane through my first year at a new school. I'm looking forward to new beginnings and knowing what's going on half the time!
I'm loving bees lately so I pulled out an old stamp I inherited from my mom and discovered it had never been inked up before. I stamped it twice, on very vanilla and so saffron and then snipped the hive out and popped on a glue dot. What do you think?
We can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's sketch, so head on over to Unscripted Sketches and be sure to check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations. Happy Saturday!
Paper: Barely Banana, So Saffron, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Apricot Appeal DSP
Stamps(SU!): Mini Mates (sentiment), Country Greetings
Other: pop up glue dots
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
(Time for a little something...)
And finally the announcement of his arrival...all 10 lbs, 5 oz of him!
All the Pooh images were colored with blender pens, and I stuck with Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, and Bashful Blue. If you want specific details just ask!
Right now in my spare time (3 days of school and I'll have more!) I'm working on his little brother's announcements. We stuck with the Pooh theme since that's still the nursery and it makes me happy to get more milage out of the stamp sets! I'll be sure to share the announcements once I get them finished. Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
How sweet! Based on Mere's math and my need for sleep at the moment I'll pass this on to a few of my new favorite bloggers:
Patti who is just too much fun and lets me give wacky names to her creations.
Linda, a fellow first grade teacher who love kids and papercrafting as much as I do!
and LeAnne who has some amazing work and I love to chat with!
I'm off to comment on their blogs and hit the hay.
The words surrounding the picture were my starting point...a rub-on I found lying around. Once I put it on a Regal Rose scrap it seemed like the type was more green than vanilla. It was like a snowball just continually building with each step.
I hope our Unscripted Sketch inspires you to create something....can't wait to see what it is! And be sure to check out all the DT's inspiration----> just click on their names on my sidebar. Hope the sun is shining where you are (and that it stays shining here!).Smiles,
Paper: Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Green Galore, Regal Rose
Ink: Perfect Plum, Green Galore, So Saffron
Stamps (SU): Simple Somthings (flowers), Love You Much
Other: Making Memories button brads, ribbon, rub-on (main image, unknown co), SU Markers, Word Window punch
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
After the game we drove into the city and had dinner just outside of Times Square. I haven't been in a couple years, and it's always changing! A couple lanes of Broadway (or 7th?) were blocked off to traffic and filled with lawn chairs. Apparently so people can stop and sit. And they were all full!
One of the coolest parts was at the end of Times Square (think McDonalds and Doubletree) there were these funky bleachers you could climb to the top and take a seat anywhere. They were lit up and from the top there was a great view of the heart of the city. No one came up with us, so selfportrait it is!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I should be on my way home from the Cape soon. Besides insanity as the school year winds down, I've got calm in the weeks to come with a few weekends with nothing to do but craft in my future.
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps(SU): Button Bear, Sweet Serendipity
Other: pink ribbon, pop dots, 1" circle punch, pink pearls
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I also used my Crop-a-Dile for the first time--love those jumbo eyelets (Thanks Susan!). There are going to be many more of those, and snaps and random holes all around in my future....
Be sure to check out the amazing samples the DT has put together for you this week at Unscripted Sketches. I can't wait to see what this week's sketch inspires you to to!
Paper: Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, unknown purple
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum
Stamps: Delicate Dots (SU), A True Friend (SNS)
Other: Blackbird brad, 1 1/4" circle punch, purple jumbo eyelets, Making Memories staples
Friday, June 12, 2009
I'm truly blessed to have such a great extended family that I get to see somewhat regularly. I can even explain to you who my second cousin, once removed is! It took until I was 16 or so to get it, but it's like putting a puzzle together and gets easier every time. I think it's awesome that I'm good friends with my fourth cousin and couldn't fall sleep last night because I'm excited to see him (he lives down south)! Hopefully the sun comes out, but either way I'll be with family. Hope your weekend is fun filled too! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another Unscripted Sketch.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
There wasn't much stamping on this card. I drew the stems for the flowers, which were stickers! Feeling much better now, though I'm jealous of all you on summer vacation already! 13 days to go....but who's counting?
Paper: Garden Green DSP, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, pink (as close to pretty in pink as I could)
Ink: Certainly Celery
Stamps: Refuge and Strength (SU)
Other: Sandylion stickers, pink ribbon (unknown)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thanks for all the sweet comments while I was away, it brightens my day as I struggle through a rainy day with kids who think today is the last day, not FOURTEEN school days from now. Oy, it's going to be a long month. I'll try to post some NYC pics tomorrow, just have to do a bit of organizing first.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: A True Friend (SNS)
Other: Blackbird brad, crocheted flowers (handmade, DMC floss)
Monday, June 8, 2009
June is always a busy month in school, but oddly there are a few bugs going around school. Hopefully I catch none of them, because there's too much to do to be home sick. I did however find some cool blog candy that Marie is offering HERE, that may interest you.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll find time for a card, and I can upload a few photos from the new Yankee Stadium. All I know is the jumbotron in center field is a better picture than my tv.....and I was behind home plate in the upper deck, clear across the field and it was still better than sitting 8 feet away from mine on the couch!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I LOVE puzzles, they truly are fun stuff!!! My parents haven't had a puzzle out in their 'great room' lately so now that summer is on the way perhaps I can dig one out for them and stop by to complete it.
I used my Sizzix puzzle piece dies to create my pieces. I found a fun picture from a back issue of Real Simple and (being the frugal person that I am) I glued it to an expired JJill coupon that was in the magazine to give it some heft. The best part is I still have three other puzzle pieces floating around my "someday" basket to be used on a project elsewhere.
Be sure to check out Unscripted Sketches and all the other DT's inspiration. Can't wait to see what you make....when I get back from NY. Off to see the Yankees this weekend!!!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I paired it up with this week's Sweet n' Sassy sketch (love the size) and here's my card:
My camera died (well the batteries) after I took this picture so I couldn't get a better one. How will I take pictures of the new Yankee Stadium??? Perhaps DH will be running an errand before we leave today.....