Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School!!!

I've been a REALLY bad blogger lately and I'm sooooo sorry! I just haven't had much time to stamp because I have been back in my classroom getting it ready to go for the school year. I actually start back to work this week (Tuesday) and then start with kids on Thursday. Where did the summer go???? So I'm hoping you'll forgive me for blogging so infrequently lately. I'm hoping to be able to get back on schedule with more "me" time soon.

Since it is "back to school" time, I decided to create small gifts for some of my co-workers. We have a whole bunch of new teachers in our building this year so I created little boxes of goodies and 3x3 notecards to welcome them to our school. I used one of the "My Timeless Templates" created by Lauren Meader and sold on the Papertreyink website. The one I used is called "Get a Handle on It" and is sooo easy to make!

Here's my creation.....

I made TEN of these!!! Aren't they adorable!?!?? I also decorated the top. Here's a shot that shows the top too...

I filled the boxes with a cello bag filled with M&M's and a little apple post-it note pad that I found in the Target Dollar Spot for a $1. It was a perfect fit!

Of course I had to create a little 3x3 notecard to give with the box so I could write a note of welcome to the new teachers. Here's the card...

Stamps: Making the Grade (Cornish Heritage Farms), "Welcome" sentiment from a retired SU set
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Black Momento, White Craft
Accessories: My Timeless Template, Copic Markers, star punches, Classic Square Nestabilities, velcro (to hold the lid down)

I think all the new teachers will love these. I know I would! I'm excited to give them away!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'm back!!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in sooooo long!!!! I was actually on vacation in the Dominican Republic for week, and then once we got back, both my hubby and I got sick!!! I had a horrible sinus infection and my poor hubby had a stomach bug. We're both feeling better now and I finally got into my stamp room to play!!!

My first card is a combination of several challenges all together. I combined this past week's sketch challenge on SCS, with the Limited Supplies Challenge (creating a summer activity themed card), and the colors from this week's Color Throwdown challenge.

Here's my card...

Stamps: Lily at the Beach (Pink Cat Studio)
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, White, Razzleberry Lemonade dp
Ink: Black Momento
Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Effects (on goggles), flower, button

Isn't she cute and summery!!!! I just love Lily... she's so much fun to color too!

Today's challenge on SCS was the inspiration challenge. I found my inspiration HERE. I used the owl and kept the colors "fall-ish" like they are on the craft owl in my inspiration piece. I also combined this challenge with the sketch challenge from Amy Rysavy's blog HERE.

Here's my card...

Stamps: Pretty Birds (from Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, White, Basic Gray dp
Ink: Black Momento
Accessories: Copic Markers, Classic Circle Nestabilities, corner rounder punch, wood buttons, jute twine, dimensionals

I haven't gotten this little owl out and played with him for ages! I just love to pair him with warm fall colors.

Finally, my last card uses this past week's Mojo Monday sketch combined with the Caardvark's theme... winter! When I think of winter (which I really don't want to do right now), I think of shoveling snow. There's always a lot of snow to shovel each year in the Cleveland area!!!

Here's my card...

Stamps: Changito Snow Play
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue, White, Frosty Day dp
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon, staple, 1 inch circle punch, stickles (on the snow), Copic Markers, dimensionals

If you are interested, here's some pics from our vacation!!!

We stayed at the Dreams resort in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. It was AWESOME! Beautiful beach! Great food! Just perfect!

But now we're back to reality and I'll be back at school in a week! Wow! Where did the summer go????

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!! :)