Thursday, April 30, 2009
Musings/family stuff below if you want to stop reading here. Ü
My schedule has been so crazy! We found out yesterday that we get out the 20th (May) instead of 27th. YAY!!!! However, yesterday students started realizing they may be failing some classes and want me to perform a miracle and help them pass! Never mind ALL the reminders of where their grades are and that they need to hand IN their work to get a grade above a zero. I think they all have spring fever (don't we all?) and want out of school, but it's scrunch time now.
There are FOUR trackmeets this week! Thankfully, a policy is in place that athletes can only perform in 2 per week, so that limited how much running we had to do. One of them is Saturday and about 2.5 to 3 hours away, so we will be gone all day.
Sunday, the teens are talking about their trip to AK they will be taking this summer (actually it's in May) to work on a ranch that turns into a camp in the summer. They are hosting a camp meal after church, so we will be gone all Sunday too.
Okay, I only got ONE card uploaded (will upload the other when I get home tonite) and will add some track and boys with their great gr'ma after I get them edited.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This card uses "Garden Inspiration" and digital patterned paper. I LOVE this paper!! The fun thing about digital paper is that you can play with it on your editing software. All printers will print it a little bit different. I printed the designs that come in this package and they are alot lighter than what you see here. I went back in a clicked "exposure" and it came out this richer color.
I colored the flowers with Copic markers, cut them out and layered them on top of the "stem" design (digital) to give the effect of being on stems. The sentiment is also in this set.
This next card is made with probably my all time favorite of the newly released (although I love them all and it's hard to pick just ONE favorite) called "Bless This Nest". I already had this card made, but it also fits this week's sketch challenge on Lizze Anne Designs here.I have so many ideas for this set and I can't wait to be able to share them all.
I love these colors for birds. I also have a project to share later where I colored this bird a bright yellow (I know..*gasp* I used yellow LOL). This set is so versatile as you can get so many looks with it.
The papers I used are Scenic Route (thin twig looking strip), Basic Grey's Archaic Ancient (blue/brown dot) and Deja Views Timeless Collection Circle Dots.
I always admire Debbie Olson's cards where she using the SU! punch like I used above. Of course I admire ALL she does. Ü
Be sure to click on the DT under Lizzie Anne Designs on the right to see what the other members created. I can't wait to go look too.
I'll be back tomorrow with more sneaks.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
After you have watched it TO THE END, go here and read this commentary that I feel is so true and I see this every day with the students I work with.
I have lots of stamping and creating I need to get done today. Lizzie Anne Designs sneak peeks start next week. I LOVE the new sets I have to work with! FUN!! Plus a new product they are adding to their line. Can you guess what it is?
Friday, April 17, 2009
I love to cut flowers with my Cricut. I can cut several sizes and layer them. Here I scrunched them up and added a vintage button to the center.
I love this mini pizza box tutorial on Jen's blog. I cut the scallop square with my Cricut too. We would love to have you come and play along with us on Embellish It.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
"and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures," I Corinthians 15:4
We are headed off to church and then an Easter breakfast where the teens serve us Ü, then to mom and dad's. May you all have a Blessed Easter.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Is this a great saying or what?! This is for my SIL who calls me Martha Stewart. I think she will get a kick out of it. (hopefully she doesn't read my blog and see it first).
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
It's the 5th and that means a new DT challenge is up for Embellish It. This month's theme is April Flowers/A Change in Time. I used flowers for my four projects.
This first card using an image from a retired SU! set that was a Valentine set. I have used this image so many times as thank you's and haven't once used it as a Valentine card. The toucan holds a heart in the image, so I cut along the beak with an exacto-knife and slipped the Prima flower between the beaks. I colored silver brads with an orange Copic to get that orange-y copper color. Patterned paper is Marrakech by Basic Grey.
I love this apple image! It too is a retired SU! image from the set Give Thanks. The sentiment is from a current set called Trendy Trees. This fun project was inspired by Lisa Somerville's tutorial here. The chick image is Inky Antics "Chickie Trio". I just inked up two of the chick's to fit the panel.
I love altering these $1 candles from Dollar General. This is from their fall line, but the rust color matched this Basic Grey perfectly, so I used it. With the lid off the Pumpkin Pie sent smells yummy AND fits all the snow and ice outside even though the calendar says it's SPRING!
The flowers are off white and I colored them with 3 yellow/orange Copics to match the paper. I tore one flower so that it only had two petals and colored green for leaves. I lvoe how that turned out.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This card is one I made for Inky Antics to use at their Spring Shows. Jackie gave me permission to post some of my cards. Some will also be posted on her blog (she posted Best Pals the other day there) and on the website. I am liking orange and pink together for spring. The pig is stamped twice and then I cut the head out and used pop dots to give it the 3-D effect.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Then we are to get a blizzard according to this weather report!!
A POTENT WINTER STORM WILL BEGIN TO TAKE SHAPE ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS REGION TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL LIFT ACROSS NORTHERN KANSAS SPREADING WIDESPREAD SNOW ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA SATURDAY THROUGH MIDDAY SUNDAY. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH SATURDAY EVENING...PRODUCING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OFWESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. BY MID DAY SUNDAY...SNOWACCUMULATIONS NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 WILL RANGE FROM 7 TO 12INCHES.
PERSONS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA (this is us) SHOULD BEPREPARED FOR BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS SATURDAY ANDSATURDAY NIGHT. TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.