Saturday, March 19, 2011
Some had the pink ribbon, others had the saffron, just because of how much I had. It was nice to use up beautiful ribbon that I'd been saving for a special project.
I gave this one to a friend when I returned a book she loaned me:
After reading Three Cups of Tea and then this book, Stones into Schools I am so intrigued by Greg Mortenson. It is amazing what one person can do. It also makes me look at the students in my class in a new light. They don't realize all that they have in their classroom, and how some children WISH they could go to school.
Friday, March 18, 2011
This week it is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Not many people understand MS, and I certainly didn't when I was diagnosed 5 years ago. But I am one of millions who is living with Multiple Sclerosis.
So that is what MS= for me. Does it = anything for you?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
At the beginning of this story, I present to you my bathroom: old, small, but fully functionally with the necessities.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
So the randomly chosen winner is Donna S who said:
Love the sentiment and wonderful card! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win candy!
Be on the lookout for an e-mail Donna, congrats!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I just sent off 30 of my 50 thank you notes. This was the last design that I included 10 of:
This weeked I also finished my friend's wedding invitations. She wanted a nautical theme (though the wedding is being held at a vineyard, nowhere near water!?!) and I made these gold embossed anchors before I knew how many invites. I had 14 extra so I used them here and embossed the sentiment to match. Both the card and anchor are matted on navy, though it looks black in my horrid picture. I needed to balance out the gold at the bottom so I did gold eyelets up top. I don't use eyelets enough these days I think, so they may make more appearances in future projects.
Now it is time to veg and watch some American Idol. I thought I would hate it this year without Simon, but I'm loving the panel of judges this year nevermind the very talented singers!Smiles,
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I made a spring card with some beautiful flowered paper. I can't wait for this snow to melt so the flowers can bloom! While looking for a sentiment, this one seemed just right to send to a love one at home. I haven't been making cards enough lately to send a sizeable package so I tend to do birthday and generic thinking of you cards. When the box is full it gets sent! But if you are making holiday specific cards don't forget the deadlines: March 18th for Easter, and March 31st for Mother's Day.
One thing we were asked to do for this post was share a link to something we find helpful on the OWH website. I hadn't checked out the site since it was made over months ago (shame on me again) and enjoyed looking around in preparation for the hop. I love mail, I love cards, I worked at a card store for 13 years and worked in the mailroom all 4 years of college. It makes sense that one place I always check is The Mailroom! Its a great stop to see if shippers have specific needs, get addresses, and check deadlines. Last night I watched a YouTube video "The OWH Mailroom" which is great for visual learners, like myself. It is entertaining, teaches the proper 'tuck' technique, and has some good reminders of all the work shippers do and how we can help. Check it out, it is a great video!
Blog Candy.....I've been cleaning my stamping area since July. Okay, I started cleaning and kind of gave up. When I want to work on something I fill a basket with supplies, carry it upstairs, create, and then dump the supplies. Not a good system. But either way I have a lot of unloved supplies and am going to put together a package with ribbon, paper, possibly some hardward. Who knows what will make its way into the goodie bag! Just leave a comment to be entered, and I will announce a winner here next Saturday March 12th!
Your next stop on this Bunny hop is The Stamp Addict.