Thursday, September 24, 2009

Catty Cruise Blog Hop: Just Beclause!

Are you ready to set sail on another Catty Cruise?! Please hop along with me and 11 fabulous bloggers as we showcase projects featuring fabulous products from the new Stampin' Up! Winter Mini Catalog! Welcome if you just came from Vicky's blog It's a StampThing! I just love what she did with the new Pumpkin Patch set! (If you get lost along the cruise or want to see an overview, go here.)

As you may know, I've been super busy with school, but I took several hours last weekend to make these projects and it felt so GREAT to be stamping again! I used old book pages on my projects for our first new Catty Cruise blog hop back in July, so I decided it would be fun to work with the old book pages again. I went with "simplicity" but I hope you like the projects and are inspired and find that simple, quick projects can be beautiful too!

Okay, are you ready to see some more fabulous projects?! Head on over to Linda McClain's blog LMAC's Catered Crop to see some magic she worked with the new My Digital Studio.

Thanks so much for blog hopping with us! Hugs and happy stamping!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Greetings, Earthling: Splitcoast FS136 Challenge

Greetings, Earthling stampers! Yes, I'm alive...and tired...but alive! Thanks for some of your emails checking on me! Just trying to keep my head above water with school, but all is good!

I did actually take a night to stamp this week, a quick 30 minutes, but I had to when I saw the dear Shannon Teubner was the Featured Stamper 136 over at Splitcoast this week! She's the sweetest gal ever and oh SO talented! She can make those Copic Markers sing! I cased this card of hers. As you can see my watercoloring can't compare! lol!

Hope you're all well out there in blogland! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Greetings, Earthling!
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Ruby Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Flamingo DSP.
Ink: Staz-On Black, Ruby Red marker, Tempting Turquoise marker.
Accessories: Aquapainter, Pure Color Pencils (retired), Cuttlebug, Diamond Plate Embossing Folder, large silver brad (can't remember!).

Monday, September 7, 2009

Some Happy Birthdays...

Happy Monday! Or should I say Happy Labor Day! Finally, a chance to stamp! Yahoo! Just simple little cards, takes the creativity time to come back when it's been shoved to the back of the closet, ya know?! This card below was my first attempt last night, and it's the best I could do! lol! Since my step-dad's birthday was 3 weeks ago and his Lowe's gift card has been in my purse all this time, it seems appropriate:

Yesterday, DH and I went to our favorite Lakewood used bookstore, Paperbacks Plus, and I got all these for my classroom, for less than $30:

I know the kids will be excited, they are very eager and excited about reading, which makes their dear teacher happy (our power teaching rule #5)! I can't begin to tell you how cute my kids are this year and such a good class.

I went up to school for about 3 hours earlier today, but still brought this home to finish up tonight...laminating to be cut and Reading A to Z books to fold and assemble for Guided Reading this week:

Oh, I did go and see The Time Traveler's Wife with some friends this good, but so sad! Take your 3 hankies, I haven't heard that much sniffling in a movie theater in a long time! I read the book about two years ago and loved it, but didn't remember much about it. About half way through the movie I remembered and was like, "Oh no!" lol!

Hope you have enjoyed your holiday weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #47

Happy Wednesday! It's time for the weekly Cuttlebug Be Inspired #47 Challenge! This week's challenge: make an invitation! So I made a 1st birthday party for my darling, imaginary daughter named Mia! *wink* It started out as a traditional birthday party hat, but then I saw that Sassafrass paper and had to use that bunny with the name Mia (I think because I was supposed to have a 2nd grader in my class named Mia, but she withdrew and didn't come to our school after all, so I'll never know her!). I used a large silver brad for the hinge at the top, just covered it up with a corduroy button. For the inside of the invitation, I just made a textbox the approximate size of my hat in Word, then printed it out on regular copy paper. Then I used Mono temporary adhesive on the back of the hat, stuck it right over the printed words (hold it up to the light to see through and get perfect placement), and lastly, ran it through my printer again. Voila! The temporary adhesive just rubs right off the back when you're done. Lots of goodies on here: Cuttlebug, Diamond & Herringbone embossing folders, Stampin' Up! Kraft cardstock (gotta love that perfect basic!), Kiwi Kiss button, Hemp twine, & retired Tiny Talk stamp; Sassafrass Lass paper, chipboard & number 1, Making Memories green lace ribbon, and Maya Road pom poms. Be sure and check out what the other designers have created for you on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, you won't be disappointed! I hope you'll join in this week's invitation challenge! We're celebrating our 1 year anniversary and we have lots of sponsors for a grand prize at the end of September! Go check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!