Monday, August 22, 2011


I needed a quick thank you card for the principal and office staff at my oldest's new school. They all worked sooo hard to get him registered for classes today. I feel incredibly grateful for their speedy efforts. Oldest's new teacher is amazing and reminds me of Mrs. Frizzle. Today she was wearing neon orange shoes with lime green socks. Kooky!

I was laughing with DH this morning that if I ever go back to teaching, I will be lucky to be hired. I'm calling in all my markers and even burning a few educational contact bridges. Oh well. When you have a special needs kiddo, you've got to be a bit of a mama bear.

I wanted the card to have a school days feel so I turned to By LORi Designs. I love her little Landon and Lucy series. They are PERFECT for teacher/school stuff. Thankfully I don't have to mail this card ... I know that the post office would freak out over the puffiness of the pencil that I used to decorate the card!

Stamps: By LORi Designs, SU
Accessories: Ribbon, pencil, brads, nesties

Friday, August 19, 2011

August Secret Sistah

Susie's challenge was to create the perfect local stamp store. When I think of a great store I want it to be open all the time (thus the Eat, Sleep, Stamp sign ... those are it's hours, pretty much open 24/7), it has to have great stuff (check out all the goods in the window) AND everything has to be on sale, marked down or on clearance.

I also needed an "I love you card" for the hubby. He's been a good sport while the kids and I went to Arizona to see my mom. I know it's hard for him to hold down the fort, feed our assorted menagerie of animals and be alone. Soo, I combined the SS challenge and a "love ya" card and made this.

I totally cased Patti's cute window treatment. You can see her wonderful card here or the entire collection of local stamp stores here! Fun challenge Susanne!

Stamps: Art Impressions
Accessories: wire, brad, pop dots, copics, Banner Nesties, SU word window punch

Monday, August 1, 2011

Going to the Chapel ...

"and they're gonna get mar-harried." I guess you're kind of glad that sound isn't a part of my blog otherwise you would be required to listen to my off-key singing of The Crystal's "Going to the Chapel of Love" song.

My nephew Logan is getting married in four days so I needed a card. I totally cased the card from Francis' blog. If you haven't ever been, I highly recommend it. I loved how she used the two hearts and dressed them in wedding duds. I changed it up a bit and the inside reflects the heart theme with the verse "Two Souls with but a single thought, Two Hearts that beat as one." I usually hate my wedding cards but this one ... I gotta say, I like. Thanks SS for the ribbon bow tie. It was absolutely what I needed.

Now if only I could manufacture something for ME to wear.

Stamps: Stampin Up, Wordsworth
Accessories: button, baker's Twine, scallop punch, CB folder, All other accessories from Michaels: pearl, bling, one flower, bow tie.