Thursday, May 28, 2009

Good morning! I made cupcakes for my classroom awards celebration last night. So, you know what that means. No stamping going on here. I did take a picture of a beautiful lily to share with you. The color in this lily is so dark it's almost brown. JP grew this in his fifth grade science class. It's odd that in 14 years, the plant blooms every year, but it doesn't really get any bigger. I just think that's odd. lol It is a beautiful flower. Sonny built the new steps that I have been asking for. We added one more step, it makes it a little easier to get up and down them.
I woke up at 3:30 last night and tossed and turned until 5:00. Then I gave up and went into my stamp room to make that last altered clipboard. This one has a sports theme. I hope everyone has the coolest day ever!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

There is so much that needs to be done to close this school year. I am staying busy, just trying to keep up.
Another teacher has asked me to make some altered clipboards for the teachers that are being forced to leave us for other schools. I have one more to make. I am trying not to embellish too much, I want them to be functional.
I have a few other things that I am working on. Bonnie has a birthday coming up. What in world could I make the Queen of scrap and stamp? Maybe I'll add some bling to a gift card! lol
I did alter a clear glass bottle to use as a vase. It matches the candle holder that I made last week.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Another night without stamping. I had too many other things that had to be done. I did another candle holder in Basic Gray's lavender and purple rub-ons. I hope you are enjoying the little bit of sunshine we are getting.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I had another Stampers Ten club meeting tonight. So, no new stamped projects..... I did make another batch of those delicious brownie pops. We had a great time, there sure was a lot of laughing going on tonight.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

OMG! It is pouring here! My pour squash plants look like they were planted in the middle of a pond. I spent this evening getting ready for my Stamper's Ten club meeting tomorrow night. I did finish a 3-D pop-up card Monday that I haven't shared with you. It's a beauty! This was in the demonstrators magazine last month.
Good morning! The rain continues, it looks like I will have to harvest the garden in the rain. I have beans and squash that have to be picked.
I didn't stamp last night, but I did create the cutest candle holder using Stampin' Up rub-ons. The candle is unscented, so I dropped french vannilla coffee beans inside the glass around the candle. Wow! I love the smell of those coffee beans....
I love the green and brown together. Take care! Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rain, rain, and more rain! It rained all day yesterday and it is still raining this morning. Our garden is lovin' it!
My stamper's ten club went very well last night. It's always great to get together with friends and family. The projects were a hit, I'll include the measurements for the Purse Tea Bag holder so you can all make your own.
The tea bag holder measurements are:
Cut cardstock 12" x 3" and score at 3 1/2", 5 1/2", and 9 1/4"
For the sides Cut cardstock 3" x 4" and score every 1/2"
Our second project was a card, using the Eastern Blooms set on page 94 of the Stampin' Up idea catalog.
Be careful out there, enjoy the rain!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I've suffered from some computer problems this weekend. It started Friday and I was just able to get back on. I have 128 unread email messages. I sure hope that most of that is spam.... lol
Monday in my Ocala Stamper's Ten club meeting. Here is a little preview. The purse tea bag holder that we will make tomorrow night will look a little different. Ours is made from Baja Breeze paper, and I think it's much prettier than this one.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Father's Day is just around the corner. I created this little gable gift box to help celebrate the day. Now! What to do for a gift? lol Enjoy your Friday! Charlo seems to like our little fish pond. I think he may have had an agenda when he moved in.
Busy, busy week! Thanks Janet for the mini-lesson on the MS word program. My pictures are now in the document that I was working on. I created two of these note card holders for door prizes to be given away at this months Stampers Ten club meetings. This was one of the projects that we made at Stampin' Up's Regionals this year.
I took another walk in the garden when I got home from work yesterday. Now, you have to take a basket with you to pick all the ripened produce. Today I picked green beans, squash, tomatoes and banana peppers. I'm lovin' it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I've been working on this project for the last few days. I was on the computer typing a direction sheet for the Purse Scrapbook. They just weren't coming together. I have some kind of conflict with getting the photos into the word document. So, I gave up and went into my stamp room. That's where it all started. Now, I have another class to teach this summer.
Ribbon Photo Frame:
The paper I used is Stampin' Up's Designer series called "Walk in the Park".

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day! I had a very nice day. I relaxed and did nothing! Well, almost nothing. I did pick these gorgeous beans and cook them for dinner. I breaded and deep-fried some, just to see what they would taste like. They were very good. Here is a 6 x 6 scrapbook that I will teach at Priceless in June.
If you are interested in taking the class, see Trisha at Priceless in Ocala. She will be glad to sign you up.
Have a wonderful week.

Friday, May 8, 2009

It's teacher appreciation week. I know I'm one of the teachers, but I wanted to let the other teachers on my wing know that I appreciate all they do. I made them all brownie pops. They turned out so cute. I also made a pan of brownies for my lunch group. .
These are so much fun to make, I'll be making them for all kinds of occasions.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's getting close to graduation time. A friend at work requested a special graduation card for her mother. She wanted black, white, and gold. I hope this will meet her needs. This is the only graduation stamp that I have. I just happened to buy it last weekend because I need a graduation card too.

Monday, May 4, 2009

It was great having Lynnor back at work. I have really missed her. I've been without an assistant sense January. But, I survived it and she is back! I made this retirement card for a friend. I stamped the butterfly twice and popped the top one up, for a 3-D effect. I also wanted to share a picture of my aloe plant. It just finished blooming. The plant shot out a four and a half foot shoot of trumpet looking flowers. It has bloomed for the last 4-5 years, but this is the tallest it has gotten.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

What a beautiful day today. We worked in the garden this morning and then packed up the boat and headed to the river. It was a gorgeous day. We stayed out there longer than we planned to.
I did stamp a little this weekend. I made this baby card with a new stamp. If you want to add sound effects to your stamp projects, just add glitter! Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy National Scrapbooking Day. I have been working on a little themed scrapbook. I have some pictures of several family members on the local bike trails. I used the Stampin' Up set called Trendy Trees and a stamp positioner to decorate the pages. I took a child's board book that I purchased at the Dollar Tree. I used a hobby knife to cut the pages apart, covered them with designer paper (DCWV Green Stack) Then I used my Zutter to bind the pages back together. Add some ribbon and you have a nice little coffee table book.
I hope you all have a nice day.