Wednesday, June 25, 2014

catching up

Well school ended on June 19th and I went comatose for two days reading and napping and doing little else to recover. Every year is stressful but this year was particularly emotional. 3 highly valued members of our staff,  1 assistant and 2 extremely talented k teachers retired. Another k teacher who has only been with us 2 years decided to relocate back to family. I just cried I tell ya.  Such a loss for our program and I loved all these ladies. On top of that they decided to transfer our principal to another building next year… Sniff! I think I just might be getting to old for all the changes…

Since I emerged from my comatose state I started trying to get caught up on house things and reacquaint myself with my craft room. My project life as of today is caught up to June 23. yay! I made two birthday cards tonight for my daughter. One from me and one from my mom. Her birthday is the 6th of July and I will be away at the NEA conference but I always have her gift ready to open on her day. We will have cake when I get back… I will be back on the 7th but very late so cake will be the 8th.

My daughter is turning 25 and thinks it terrible…. so of course I made her a card with a big 25 on it. Super simple design. She also loves the beach, pools, sun and flip-flops. So a flip-flop card it is for my mom to give her. The 25 card was cut on the silhouette. The flip-flop card cut on the cricut with an old flip-flop sized cut that was saved on my gypsy… Papers from my stash as well as embellishments cause I have been so good with not buying for so long other that my studio calico monthly PL kit everything is just stash stuff at this point.

I won't be crafting anymore till I return from Denver since I have a house to leave clean for my mom and daughter and laundry to wash and pack before leaving.. I hope to get back to some regular card making then. I have been craft room absent and it leaves a void.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Birthday card

I got the basic layout idea for this card from Pinterest but I kind of changed it up with completely different products. The embossing folder is cuttlebug tiny mosaic. The border punch is Martha Stewart. The circles with the stitching are MCT stitched circle die and the presents are from MCT All Around Holidays. The white circles are a basic 11/4 inch punch. The sentiment is Stampin Up. The orange circles are on pop ups.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


The school year is winding down. A month or so to go here in south jersey. Oh my the stress with life and work. Sometimes you need to just head into the backyard after dinner and just take some pictures of flowers.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Project Life Card Storage

I've been trying to find a better way to organize my project life cards. I found the perfect system at using close to my heart medium storage boxes. (I actually searched YouTube to find the system I liked the best) She even provides you with silhouette cutting files for tab organizers. I been using this system for a month and I love it… Everything is organized by color, season, or event… so much easier to go through the cards.. I keep my studio calico monthly kits separate for few months then I will transfer the cards left into the system. My project life is monthly.. I used print pictures every two weeks. As of tonight I have pictures in up to May 5th…

Never did take a picture of the mother's day card I made my mom. It was a simple silhouette cutting file. Tonight I also made a baby shower card. A design I have posted before. The silhouette onesie card in purple.. It's for a little girl but this mom is not a huge pink fan. My mom is just finishing up a knitted dress, sweater and two caps for the shower on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

another layout

I had hoped to work on my mothers day card tonight but its not gonna happen. Unexpected trip to the doctors with my mom after work, then pharmacy, then dinner, then water the new plants I planted.. you get the picture. I'm beat.  Here is the other layout for the other teacher at work. I again blurred the message because its private. This teacher makes quilts for a hobby so I wanted to give it a quilt feel. The papers are from DCWV stack Grade School. I did some sewing on my machine.

Monday, May 5, 2014


I haven't posted in forever because I am just not crafting as often since my mom moved into my home in January. When I do craft I am mostly keeping up with my project life and one little word activities. I desperately need to find time to make some cards and replenish my stash and soon.

I did do two layouts on National Scrapbooking day for two teachers that are retiring. We generally give them a scrapbook where everyone has written something to them. I have blurred the words because my message is private. This layout features chalk studio paper and cuts from the silhouette store.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

non craft post

I really don't have a favorite season. There is something I like about every single one. This is what I like about spring…. the return of flowers.