Monday, October 31, 2011
I don't get as excited on Halloween as I used to because at school I host the alternate activity.. meaning those children who do not celebrate and their parents still send them to school.. BTW I don't know if I mentioned that I teach BSI kindergarten which is remedial groups for kindergarten. Anyhow I digress... I have to say that I LOVE giving out the candy. I will not let my kids do it now that they're grown cause I am always hoping to see my school kiddies to say hi,.... PLUS my kids don't pay attention to the "special" neighbors that we give the special treat bags to.. ( the immediate block kiddies). I had a daddy yell from the curb tonight aren't you Mrs. White? I said yes and he said... I'm Isaiah..a former student of mine with his child.. I love it.. As a K teacher I don't get to see many of my kids grown up remembering me.. since I used to teach special ed kindergarten, then BSI.... For these kids school isn't always the best experience.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I was walking through ACMoore and saw these glass blocks on special buy. My son and I pondered them.. Thinking we could glitter them like the balls... Then put vinyl lettering on them with a light inside... I got 3 for my mantel that will spell out joy.. Those are not done yet. I bought one with the stand to make a birthday gift for a friend who's birthday is in December. Anyway, I glittered the block and it sat.. On another trip to ACMoore I got the light bulb that clips into the bottom of the stand to go in the block. In the store I had the brain child to etch the block instead of vinyl it because I had just seen Tammer Skinner post pictures of glass etching. So I toss the etching cream in the cart.. NEVER looking at the price!!! 24.99!!!!!! WOWSER.. So I finally make the stencil.. etch the block and it works great but you can't even see it with the glitter back round with or without the light on.. So I cut the white vinyl and placed it right on top of the etching... I am going to find a project to etch.. I always get my one brother a bottle of Merlot for Christmas.. I think I will get a wine glass to go with it and etch his name on it....
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tonight it the first night that I have been really productive in the craft room for some time. I have had meetings, obligations, all while in deep grieving for my good friend. Still really struggling with that. My allergies have been terrible and I waited way to long to go to the doc.. I am asthmatic and just kept doing treatments hoping for the best. Anyhow..on lots of meds now and hope to feel better soon.
I made a friends birthday gift tonight. 8 monogram note cards. I was so happy to get them done I wrapped them up and didn't take a picture. LOL
I finally cut all the vinyl to finish the xmas balls and a glass block that are gifts. I'll post the balls today and the block tomorrow as that has a story. I made about 17 balls.. I used 5 different types of glitter material inside. I think I liked the Martha Stewart tinsel glitter and big glitter. The metallic glass beads were yuck.. They clumped together and look terrible.. Win some lose some.. The iridescent fine glitter and just regular craft glitter look nice also but the first two gave a nicer texture appearance. The vinyl letters were cut using the gypsy font.
High School reunion on Friday night.. First time I am going to one since my divorce 12 years ago.. My ex always goes. We finally get along so it won't be a problem. Gotta clean the house tomorrow.. A friend is sleeping here so she doesn't have to drive home late at night after the reunion.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
I am making ornaments for Christmas gifts.... This is the first stage. I tried 3 different kinds of glitter. the flaky kind looks really neat... I want to cut vinyl and put 2011 on them as well. The red is regular glitter. The copper and silver are the flaky glitter and the others are ultra fine martha stewart glitter.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I have been coloring copics for the last week.. Mourning my friend and I also lost my 93 year old aunt so it has been a difficult time...coloring is calming..
On this card I used LePlumme II markers, copics, jelly roll gold. jelly roll stardust, signo white. and glossy accents.
I colored 6 of these. Another card to come.
Friday, October 7, 2011
I give up on trying to post from my ipad!!!
I want to say that time heals.. memories are never forgotten.. My very good church, personal and work friend will live in my heart forever... My work community has been fab to my school all week and I plan to make over sized thank-you cards for all the buildings and units that have reached out to my staff with goodies and well wishes all week.. Linda was just a special individual that drew people to her.. It didn't matter if you knew her a week or 20 years... you were touched by her loss. We lost someone special but the lord gained another angel.
Monday, October 3, 2011
One of my best friends, a lady I have known for over 20 years from my church and the person responsible for me taking up scrapbooking and purchasing my first cricut was hit and killed by a drunk driver last night while she and her husband were traveling home from a wedding. Her loving husband was airlifted and is in critical but stable condition. This woman was a light that drew everyone to her.. All my thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, daughter, son in law, and two sons who adored her.