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Sunday, September 18, 2011

With a Little Bit of Time

I thought after Labor Day things would settle down for me, and I could play more in my craft room. However, it has not calmed down, especially with my work. Last Tuesday, my 20th student entered my class. He is one who needs more love and attention. Lucky for me, I have such a sweet class that they are so helpful in his adjustment. This week, I will hopefully be interviewing some great candidates to be my co-teacher in my classroom. Once hired, we will be getting more students. I am excited for this experience, as I have not co-taught before. I have had college interns, but not with another teacher. I'm sure at first, I will be busy helping my new teacher and students get acquainted. Then I think it will be smooth sailing and I may even have more time to craft!! :0)

In addition, my sister is moving to St. Louis! I got to see her and my nephew last night before their big drive up north. I am sad that she and her family are moving further away, but happy that she has found a job. I guess there will be some future visits there.

Today, I went to the TGF site and saw that they are having a white challenge. I am super happy that they have made some changes on their site. Instead of posting only in their gallery, we can post on Splitcoaststampers or on our blogs. I had a little bit of time to play this morning, and made a MFT card for the current sketch challenge. (I will post it in my Splitcoaststampers Gallery.) After I made my MFT card, I made this one for the Farm Fresh Friday challenge:

I received this TGF Snuggle and TGF Because of You sentiments in the mail a couple of days ago. This image was on sale and I could not resist. It reminds me of my childhood, as I had a white bunny that I snuggled with. I have a difficult time just using white, so I added some hair color, skin color, and pink to my image. I added white flocking to the bunny, cuttlebugged with Swissdots, and scored with my Score-pal for texture. I also used a glitter pen on the girl's nightgown, but it does not show up here. My heart snaps were oldies that I had since my scrapbooking days! Yeah for me for finally using them after all those years!

Thanks for visiting! Remember to take time to enjoy the moment!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I (heart) 2 stamp September Sketch

Last week, I received my Stampin Up order. I got some ribbons, Turtle & Co. stamp set, and cardstock. For this particular card, I used Papertrey's kraft cardstock, Bazill's copic paper, SU's Pool Party, and SU's Lucky Limeade. I love earth tone colors, especially of the kraft, blue, and green together. I used I (heart) 2 stamp September sketch to put this together. Such a fun sketch!!

Supplies used: Papertrey's kraft cardstock, Bazill's copic paper, SU Pool Party cardstock, SU Lucky Limeade cardstock, SU Turtle & Co. stamp set, corner rounder punch, Circle Nestabilities, SU Baja Blue ink, sponge, copic markers, white gel pen, google eyes

I will be sending this one out to my friend, Peggy, who had a birthday in August! Usually I remember to call. This year, I got caught up with the beginning of the school year activities. Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SSSC#133

I got to use one of my freebies from my shopping spree at MFT boutique a couple weekends for this sketch challenge. I still have a few more to use that I have not inked up yet. This roller skating Pure Innocence girl makes me think of last May when one of my friends had a skating party for her 30th birthday. She had a "13 Going on 30" theme. I think I will send this to her, to let her know I am thinking of her during our busy beginning of the school year. She is a kindergarten teacher too.

Supplies Used: Black cardstock, MME Lime Twist dp, MFT Pure Innocence Roll With It stamp set, MFT dienamics, copic markers, Nestabilities circles, black brads, white gel pen, glitter gel pen

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Papertrey's Make It Monday #31 & Pink Elephant #115

My first weeks of kindergarten have been exhausting. With this extra day off today, I am feeling human again! I browsed the web and participated in a few challenges. This one is for Papertrey's Make it Monday #31, Creating Backgrounds with Non-Background Stamps. I used my new Papertrey set, Baby Button Bits stamp set. I received this set over the summer when I was a lucky winner of one of Papertrey's Make it Monday challenges. I used the sentiment as my background stamp. I stamped it in SU 's Old Olive and Baha Blue. I also sponged the edges of my panels to soften them.

The Pink Elephant is also having a sketch challenge, TPE#115 which I used for this card. I made a new size (for me) that I learned from Colleen Schaan. It's 3.25" X 5.5". I really like it, and will be using it more often. Here's a close up of the rolled flower. I punched a circle from one of my Stampin Up circle punches. Then I just cut a swirly inside. There are tutorials out on the web to do this. I know that My Favorite Things also makes dies for a rolled flower.

I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Fun!

Finally, a long weekend, so I can sufficiently rest! This morning I got up early and played in my craft room. I also took a picture of the cards I colored at Colleen Schaan's Copic Coloring workshop at the new MFT boutique in Mt. Dora from last weekend. Here they are:



While I was at the MFT boutique, I got some freebies from my shopping spree. One freebie was a Pure Innocence set: Make a Splash. To try out one of Colleen's tips, I used a copic marker and colorless blender to color yellow around my little girl. I paper pierced her bathing suit, one of my favorite ways to create fun clothing... perfect for the PInk Elephant's challenge # 114. I also followed the MFTWSC#35 sketch.


After eyeing some beautiful hair creations, I found some video tutorials on how to create the look. In addition to coloring the hair from lightest to dark and back to blend, I attempted to add some streaks of the darker colors to add lowlights to my TGF girl's hair. She's from the Just for You set. I used TESC#145 for my layout.



We are heading over to our friends' home for a bbq tonight. I am making some beef and chicken kebabs for our dinner. I plan on playing more in my craft room later this weekend! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!