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.