Sunday, October 28, 2007

I've been Tagged!

I've been "tagged" by Liz and have to post 7 weird or odd facts about me:

First of all, everything about me is weird, but here goes with the top 7:
1. I absolutely love eating raw hamburger out of the package!
2. I have a "ghost" who follows me from home to home marking on my feet.
3. According to my mother I was born with a "caul" over my head which means something, I'm not sure what!
4. When I was little I saw a scary movie about a headless horseman and had to sleep under the covers so I wouldn't see him in my window. It took me over 20 years to kick the habit!
5. I hate Oreos, Milky Way bars, and sickly sweet frosting.
6. When I chew gum, I must have at least 3 pieces in my mouth all at once (might explain the arthritic jaw, no?)
7. Emus scare me, at the Wildlife World Zoo one attacked me over the fence!

I don't think I know enough people to tag!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

October Craft Class

So, a couple months ago I got the idea to have a monthly get together at my house and make some crafty projects with my friends. Last month we made a small box container and 3 3X3 cards to go inside.
This month we made a "french fry" container with candy corn, a tiny box with wrapped Hershey's Nuggets inside, and a fall card.
Rita, Alice, Karen, April, and her niece Kyler showed up and we had a good time.
I failed to take pics last month, but got some shots of the "girls" and their projects before they left today.
I promise for next month: NO more little boxes, although it went much more smoothly this time! We are looking at putting together french style bulletin boards (made with pressed board) for November's project.
Great job today, ladies. Can't wait until November!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Liz's card

Coffee or tea for Liz? This is the card I made for my secret pal over at Secret Scrapper. I used fabric with Wonder Under type product to iron it to the paper, Stampin' Up stamp and ink, paper from HOTP over at Paper Wishes (I think from Earth Elements collection). I have other fabric and should work with it again on cards. Enjoy, Liz! Hope you are feeling better!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I finished the book yesterday afternoon. I can't wait to give it to Lillian. She was generous and gave me a wonderful stash of authentic Japanese rice paper. Her husband is military so this paper actually came from Japan.
The photos show (in order): the front cover, the spine, a few inside pages (with chopstick and twill binding), the inside back cover, and back cover.

I missed Lillian's birthday as it was the first part of the school year, so this will be a belated birthday present for her. I thought it would be meaningful to incorporate some of the paper she had given to me. I chose the paper with the least busy design as I wanted to accent with patterned paper. Basic Grey's Infuse line complimented beautifully. The stamps and ink are from Stampin' Up, cardstock from Bazzill, who knows where the rest came from. (You have to see my room to understand!)

The book pattern came from a class I took at Scrap Happy Sisters over a year ago. Georgia Hauglid gave monthly classes called The Cutting Edge. The entire book is made from paper, chipboard, twill tape, and wooden skewers. I loved those classes and miss them!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Artist's Block.... arghhhh

I am currently working on a hand made book for a friend at school. I am blocked right now. The cover is almost done, just looking for that perfect touch. I'll let it sit, watch CSI and come back to it. I'm hoping to finishi it tonight so I can surprise her at work tomorrow. When I am finished, I will post some pics.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Secret Pal

Liz: Just wanted to let you know that a card is on its way exposing me as your Secret Pal over at Secret Scrapper. Will post the card after you receive it. What fun would it be to see it here first?

Party On!

Party on, dudes..... these are my two children, April and Bryan at my birthday party last night.
Lots of friends, lots of food, and fun!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Birthday gift

Above are the pictures of Miranda's card tin for her birthday. I used one of my favorite lines: Urban Acres Boulevard by Heidi Grace, the pearl centers are from Stampin' Up's Pretties Kit, the tin is from Provo Craft, and the ribbons are a combination of Making Memories, Stampin' Up and my stash. I plan to fill the tin with some cards that I have made so she can use them.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Even though it's World Card Making Day, I haven't been able to try any of the challenges that April has posted over on the Secret Scrapper website. I've made a couple of cards that I started last night, but spent most of the day making food for the party tomorrow night. I am in the process of creating a decorated card tin for Miranda's birthday gift so need to finish that to give to her tomorrow. When I finish I will post some pictures. Happy World Card Making Day!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Finally, I am posting some of my work. Every month I receive a card kit from PaperWishes including enough supplies to creat 10 cards. I love working with the embellishments that come in each kit. I have fallen in love with the products from their catalog and order quite often.

Below is the outside and inside of a thank you card I gave to Sharon at work for honoring me with the wonderful surprise as school yesterday.

Yesterday was my girlfriend's birthday and her first day back at work after having her second son. Below are the cards I gave to Miranda celebrating her birthday and the birth of Troy. Congrats!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Day Made Better

A Day Made Better

Sponsored by Office Max

What a surprise this morning at school! Little did I know that the assembly called for fifth and sixth grade teachers was to award me with this fabulous cart of goodies ( and the leather chair I am sitting on)! Our office manager, Sharon Prochello, had nominated me to receive over $1,200 in classroom supplies provided by Office Max in their A Day Made Better promotion in conjunction with Adopt-A-Classroom. 1,000 teachers were surprised at the same time all across the country. What a feat that must have been!

I am rarely surprised by anything, but they certainly kept this news under wraps until this morning. I felt like a celebrity and my students enjoyed the recognition as well. I am truly grateful for Sharon's faith in me as an educator. This is a great award because I get to share with my students.

Thank you to Office Max, Sharon, Marilee Timbrooks (our fantastic principal), and to my studen ts. What a day!!