Saturday, March 27, 2010
I'm back to blogging (didn't I say that last week?) with another fun project with an Unscripted Sketch. This week I was stumped by the large panel so I just shrunk it to fit a fun project....a little wooden basket (4 inches tall) that I got a long time ago at the dollar store. It's become a fun springtime/Easter basket that I think I'll give my MIL. I found those fun Making Memories brads at a local scrapbook store. I guess I should make some Easter cards this weekend to use the rest of them!
I'm planning on blurfing this weekend and hope to stop by and see what you've created. Head on over to Unscripted Sketches to play along, check out our first Top 3 choices and see all the other inspiration!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
For today's springy card I went with one of my favorite sentiments (seems like it can be used for just about anything, and I'm sure the heroes are always dreaming of home or someone there!) with this week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches. Check it out, play along to make a card for a hero and maybe you'll be picked for our first top 3 this week!!! There's a piggyback challenge to use a paint chip but I left that out because I didn't have any cheerful colors in my stash.
I happened upon Operation Write Home (formerly Cards for Heroes) last year with the Memorial Day blog hop and have been enjoying making and sending cards ever since. When my brother was stationed in Afghanistan I don't know that I sent him a single card. I'd just met my husband and was student teaching, but no excuses! So that's a bit of why I like to make cards, but all the stories that are shared on the Facebook page and the inpiration from fellow cards makers at Stars and Stamps keep me inspired.
I don't have anything else to share today (I'm crocheting like a mad woman in addition to hopping to a few hundred places) so it's time to head to the next stop on the hop, Susie. She's got some adorable cards and CANDY!!! When you're all done hopping I hope you'll find time to play along at Unscripted Sketches too.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
1.) Report cards...all you teachers out there understand!
2.) Making my nephew's birthday invites (check out last year's HERE)
3.) Need to finish a baby afghan for my friend's baby shower...which is on Sunday! Check out a similar one I made for my SIL.
4.) Hitting the gym! Remember that new year's resolution?
5.) Report card comments...see #1
6.) I joined Weight Watchers (down 5.6 the first week, tomorrow I'll find out if the second week was a success) and counting out how many crackers I can eat takes time!
7.) Cooking more meals=dishes, and you must know that I am the dishwasher. Eating healthy takes time!
8.) I didn't sign in to blogger for more than a week. I can't even imagine what my reader looks like. And I hate to miss everyone's creations.....when I get overwhelmed I put things off, then there's more to look at and I'm more overwhelmed. A vicious cycle! Today I'm putting my toe in the water, and by the weekend I'll jump back in.
9.) Have I mentioned REPORT CARDS????
PS--Parents, please note how much STRESS goes into each grade your 6 or 7 year old receives and treat their teacher with care. Thank them for all their hard work. And if it isn't what you'd like them to get, please remember this will NOT smash their chances of getting into Harvard or Yale. It's first grade!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Hope you find time to play along this week. Head over to Unscripted Sketches to see the rest of the DT's inspiration and then get crafty and add your to Mr. Linky!
Friday, March 5, 2010
The rules are 1. Add a link and a note about the person giving you this award.
2. Pass this award on to 5 people that you recently found and love!!
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
My 7 things:
1.) I teach first grade (and took MY first grade teacher's job when she retired)
2.) I met my husband working at a YMCA summer camp
3.) I still work at my first job (13 years now!) at a local Hallmark....shhhh, don't tell them I make cards!
4.) I'm addicted to Vera Bradley bags and wallets. Love it!
5.) I've never left this time zone (EST)
6.) My husband's birthday is the day after mine...we always share parties and cakes.
7.) I love to go antique shopping and look through consignment shops. I've got many of my finds as everyday uses in my house!
I've shared my 7 things, but I'm running late so grab it because you know I think you're all beautiful!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This card came from a variety of ideas I had in my head over vacation but just never could get to creating. I had a TON of fun with the Mojo Monday sketch and just couldn't get the though of fabric out of my head thanks to the challenge over at Everything But the Kitchen Sink. And once I was pulling the fabric out it was easy to set up the sewing machine quick too. This is a scrap I had left over from some bags I made here and I love combining teal with pink and brown. I stamped the hearts in Chocolate Chip ink and tied a bit of ribbon with some twine. The brown strip is actually from one of those funky things you put on your coffee to keep your hand from burning through the paper cup. They have a name, I just don't know it! Recycling can be so much fun! The most amazing part is that this just fell together and quickly too. Fraying the edges was probably the most time consuming part. Funny how things fray when you don't want them too, but when you want them to it's a process.
That's all from me today, I'm off to relax a bit and get ready for another day of school tomorrow. Thank so much for all your sweet comments lately, they sure do make my day!