Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goodbye Christmas

This year, Carley wanted to change the colors on our big tree.  We did away with the purple and added in the lime green.  I really like the way it turned out.  The tulle garland was Pinterest inspired.  It looked to quick and easy, but let me tell you.  You are looking at about 6 hours our time. 

The tree in the morning room is one of my favorites.  It displays all the ornaments my kids at school give me for Christmas.  Some of the ornaments are several years old. 

The last tree for this year is the one in the dining room. 

We usually put up another tree with Santa ornaments on it, but because of my surgery, we got behind.  Lord willing, there will be next year. : )

This year, Doug got what he really wanted for Christmas.

I hope you have a great start to the New Year!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December Card Kit Reveal

Hey everyone!

Doesn't time fly!  I almost forgot to post today but I remembered.  When I saw this paper from MME, I fell in love.  Here is the kit I put together for your group this month.  A HUGE thank you to Terry for the picture.  I got so excited and forgot to take the picture first. 

I created two cards and a tag.

Beth always has the cutest bows, so every time I make a bow I think....what would Beth do.  hahaha
I also wanted to share my Winter SheArt girl I made a few weeks ago.  The paper I used for the pants just screamed..."Make me into pants.....PLEASE."
If you would like to check out what the others made, here are the links.  Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Card Kit Reveal

This has been a very interesting month to say the least, but Diane sent out a fabulous kit for us to play with!!!  A great big THANK YOU for all the goodies and fun stuff you packed in there.  Here it is....

Here is the first card that I created with this fun kit!  I have number used burlap, so I had to give it a try.

Here is the second card.

I still have so much left oer that I can made a few more cards!  Thanks again for the lovely kit.  If you would like to check out the other ladies in our group, here are their links.  Since our group has grown, we have split up into two groups.  Each group had a different hostess and it to play with.  I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with.


Terri (group two hostess)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Final share of the weekend...

Yes, I had a good weekend scrappin' and enjoyed playing along with some of the blog challenges.  As soon as I read about the challenge over at Crafty Calender Challenge I knew the perfect stamp I wanted to use.  Purple Onion Designs is one of favorite stamp sites and I bought this stamp a couple years ago and never used it. 

Here is my card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Another Card Share

Yes, I had a weekend without a TON of work that needed to be done, so I played in my scraproom for a while!  YAHOO!!!!

I always enjoy playing along in blogville with all the great challenges!  This week, I found a new site for me called CAS-ual Fridays.  CAS is my absolute favorite!  However, creating a masculine card is a real challenge for me.  I checked over at All Sorts of Challenges and they too are having a masculine challenge, so I was inspired!  Thank goodness for my good friend Joni, who sent me this set of stamps a long time ago.

Here is the card I created.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card share

Don't you just love a weekend without a TON of things that have to be done?  Not to mention the extra hour!  YEAH!!!

Anyway, I got to play along with a few challenge blogs this weekend.

The first challenge that caught my eye was over at Totally Gorjuss.  It was anything with a button.  While I was blog hoppin' around, I landed on Crafty Catz and their challenge was to add texture.  I just love using buttons and texture, so these two challenges were perfect for me!

Here is the card that I created.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friends with Flair

I just LOVE Unity's Friends with Flair!  With school starting it is hard to believe that I have not been able to play along until now, but I am so glad I found some time to play with the Bright and Merry Winter Wishes set of stamps.

Here is the first card I made using the set.

I also made this card which is very similar, but a little different.

And finally, this one.

This set of stamps are so fun!  Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

White on White Card

Don't you just love Pinterest!  Whoever created it...THANK YOU!!! 

I love the look of white-on-white and with Christmas coming, I thought it would make a lovely card.  Of course, I had to break out the embossing folders which was perfect for the challenge over at I Did it Creations Challenge Blog and Gingerloft Challenge Blog.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October Card Kit Reveal

We are off an running with another round of our Card Kit group!  We have added a few more people, so this is so much fun!!!  It was fun before, but now it is double the fun!

With six people participating, we divided the group into two groups of three.  This month, I was in Joni's group.  She sent out this kit.  Look at all this yummyness!  LOL  I don't know if that is a word, but it sure fits.

Here is what I created. 

and this....

These are refrigerator magnets that I thought would be cute to put on my board at school.

Thanks Joni for such a fun and wonderful kit!   Beth sent out the other kit and I can't wait to see what she sent.  Her kits are always so full of all kinds of goodies.  If you want to check out everyone in our group, here are the links.  The first two are the other ladies in my group and the other three are from Beth's group.  You should be able to "bounce" from blog to blog by following the links.  If not, you can come back there and click the links.  As soon as I get Diane's, I will link it up, but until then you can enjoy the others.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meet LizArd

This year, I have a couple new guests in my classroom.  One of my students brought in two fence lizards.  I didn't even know that these lizards were native to our area.  They can grow up to 6" long! 

We have had a time with them as over a break, they got out of the tank.  Someone had moved the logs and they climbed out.  We found one the same day we came back but the other one we thought must have gotten back outside.  Almost a week later, another student found in two classrooms down!!!  My students were so excited that we got them both back.  Anyway, I would like for you to meet.....

Liz.  She is the pig of the two and eats crickets like mad!  One day she ate seven in a row.  She is about three inches long from nose to tip of tail.

This is Ard.  He is the runt of the two.  He is only about 1.5" long and does not eat near as much.  We don't know if that is because Liz eats it all or he just does not need as much food.  hahaha  Ard has had a tough time with his tail.  He lost part of it in the wild and then again in the tank.  We are not sure what happened, but think Liz might have thought it was food.

They both really like each other and "cuddle" at night.  Sometimes, Liz will use Ard as a pillow.   I will keep you posted on them.  They have been so much fun and the kids seem to really love them.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September Kit Reveal!

With August being so busy, we decided to move our August reveal date to September. 

This was my month to host and I had so much fun putting this kit together.

Here is what I created.

First I made this card.  I wanted to use the ribbon as I have seen other use it and always like the way it looks.

I also made this gift box.  It would be fun to fill it with candy and leave it on someone's desk as a nice little surprise.

Here is a close up of my flowers!  I am getting better!!!

Thanks for looking and please check out the other ladies in our group.  Here are the links to their blogs.  Enjoy!!!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Friends with Flair!

Is it Friday again?  My, my, my time sure does fly.  Which brings up the question?  Have you made any Christmas cards yet?  It will be here before you know it!

Here are the ones I made this week.  Of course, I used my Unity Stamps and love how they turned out.

Have you tried these before?  They are wonderful for doing multiple colors on one stamp.  They are so "juicy" that you can color several different colors on one stamp before it dries.  I LOVE them!  I always love finding something new and wonderful, so I hope you don't mind that I shared.

Anyway, thanks for looking and I hope you have a great FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another card share...

Don't you just love all the great challenge blogs out there?

This week, I came across a few that I just could not resist.  At Inky Impressions, they have a challenge where you are to use dies or punches.  Now, how easy is that?

At Paper Take Weekly, they have a challenge called "make your own."  This challenge was perfect for me because I have been trying and trying to make paper flowers.  After several videos and tons of trial and errors, I finally ended up with something I was willing to share.

As always, thanks for looking and coming up with all these GREAT challenges!

Card Share

I made a couple cards today while waiting for the storm.  I made this card for CASology where the cue card this week is Fruit.  I had this patterned paper on my desk that it worked perfectly!  The sentiment reads, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if the doctor is cute forget the fruit!"  LOL

At Fab 'n' Funky, their challenge is no stamped images.  At first that sounded difficult, but it really is a fun challenge! 

Thanks for looking and all the work that goes into maintaining a challenge blog!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's reveal time!

There are four ladies in our group and we take turns sending out a card kit each month.  We are to use the materials in that kit to create at least one card and then share it on a specific date.  July was Joni's month.  She put together a fun kit for us to use. 

She also sent us a digi image that we could use.  Joni is very creative and has come up with some of the cutest girls ever!  I made a card using her, but will save it for last as it is my favorite.

Here are the cards I created.

In the kit, Joni sent us strips of white fabric along with a link to a tutorial on making fabric flowers.  Well, I'm addicted!  I love making them.  They are so much fun!!!

I also made this card.  Yes, I entered this card in last week's FWF over at Unity, so you may have seem this one before.

And, here is the last favorite.  The papers are from Christy Tomlinson's SheArt line, so in true Christy style, I paper pieced her dress.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please stop by the other gal's blogs to see how they used the kit.  It is always so much fun to see how everyone used the kit differently.  Next month is my month.  I already have the kits put together and ready to mail. 
Here are the links to their blogs.  They live on the West coast so it may be later today when they get their things published, but trust me, they will be worth seeing!


Have a great day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

CAS card

WOW!  Two shares in one day!  It rained today and was the perfect day to create.  I also found a couple challenge blogs that really inspired me.  Over at CASology, they give you one word and they you go with it.  This weeks word is "happy."

Over at Fab 'n' Funky, they have the challenge to make your own flowers.  My friend Joni hooked me onto making these fabric flowers!  They are very addictive.

Here is a close up of my flower.  It isn't even blurry!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Friends with Flair

You gotta love Fridays and Friends with Flair over at Unity Stamps!  I so love seeing what everyone creates!

I am in a little group of ladies that sends each other a card kit each month.  This month it was my BFFs turn and she sent me a fabulous little kit to play with.  Our reveal date is the 25th, so please don't tell that I am posting one of my creations early. 

Here is one of the cards that I created using Unity Stamps.  The stamps set is called Good Times and is a itty bitty set.  Don't you just LOVE those!

Here is a close up of the butterfly.  It is a little blurry as I am not a very good photographer.  LOL 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Monochromatic Challenge

What a fun challenge!  Over at Christmas Card Challenges this week they are having a challenge where you make a card using monochromatic colors this week.  Here is the card I made for the challenge.  I used a paint strip, thread, and lilybee design patterned paper.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friends with Flair at Unity Stamps

OK.  Someone posted on their blog that Friends with Flair is addicting and they are RIGHT!!!  It is so fun to share cards with the gals at Unity and see all their fabulous creations.

This week, I gave myself an additional challenge.  I only allowed myself to use what was on my scraptable for this card including the stamp.

Here is what I created. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great FRIDAY!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Unity Card Share

I have a friend at church that always seems to get dumped.  As you know, I am in LOVE with Unity Stamps and when I saw this stamp set, I immediately thought of her and wanted to make her this card.  I am not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the button has silver flecks all through it.

The itty bitty stamp set is called Silver Lining.  Don't you just love the itty bitty sets?  :)

Anyway, this is just a quick share.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Card Kit Reveal!

Thanks Mara for the fun kit!  It was so inspirational that I whipped these two cards up in less than an hour!

In case you don't know what I am talking about, I am in a group of ladies that send each other a card kit each month.  Here is what Mara sent me.

Then, we set a date to reveal our created cards and today is the day for this month.  Here are the two cards I made with this cute kit.

Now, if you would like to check out what the other ladies created, please follow the links below.  They will have links on their blogs too so you won't have to keep coming back to mine.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check out the other ladies in our group. They are so creative that I am sure you will be amazed at that they create.


Just so you know, these girls all live on the west coast, so they won't have their creations posted until later.  At this minute, they are all still asleep in bed.  shhhhh..... we don't want to wake them. :)