Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It feels strange. . .

to not stamp and blog regularly. . .I'm having withdrawals and waiting for life to slow down so I can find the time to stamp or workout or do something for myself again. . .but I don't think it's going to happen unless I make it happen.

Right now, I'm in the final days of my SU demoship. I've been in pending and I just don't have enough that I want to buy from SU to get myself out of pending, nor do I have a couple hundred dollars to spend on SU stuff that I don't absolutely love when there's a world of other stamping goodies out there. I posted a goodbye at the demo threads at SCS and took myself off the demo groups--it's weird to go to the SCS forums and not see the demo threads. I'll survive though.

Until then, I want to thank those of you who are still following along. I will be back as soon as I can squeeze out a few precious moments in my stamping area.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I know, I know. . .

I said I was going to post more regularly but I still haven't gotten a ton of crafting done lately. I started a project that I'm hoping to get to later this evening.

However, I am working with one of my teachers to do some art on a grander scheme. We have the opportunity to work with an organization to create a large wall mural with a group of students. This whole project is fully funded and an artist will work with some of our students for 16 weeks in all aspects of the design and creation of the project. This is all happening rather quickly since they had a school they were set to work with fall through. Now, I'm scrambling to put everything together and get board approval for this project.

I think this is going to be an amazing experience for a group of kids here at my school!!!!! This is set to be a service learning project which will take what they're doing in the classroom and enhance it while giving them the opportunity to create a work of art that will enhance the community. Can you imagine the chance to do something like this at the age of 8? What an incredible way to boost achievement--they'll learn a subject, do artwork that is linked to the curricular unit they are studying, design a mosaic, and then finally create the mosaic which will be here for years to come!!!!!!!

I am beyond excited about this opportunity and hope that I can dot all my i's and cross all of my t's correctly so that this project can be approved.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Have you missed me?

I'm still waiting for things to slow down and it's just not happening. I generally do my stamping late at night when the kids are asleep or settling down but I'm beat most nights and falling asleep early. I know it will balance itself out eventually. At least I love my job and the kids are doing well.

Here's a card I made for a friend of Miles from camp. He recently went to her birthday party and I whipped this out pretty quickly.

The cardbase is PTI Stamper's Select White and the patterned paper is from BasicGrey's Eva Collection. It made this card come together quickly!!!!! I spotted some Elzybells at my LSS recently and finally got them. They're cute and I've wanted them for awhile and when I saw them in person, I couldn't resist much longer. So, Princess is stamped on Neenah Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics. I glittered her up with a Quickie Glue pen and Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter--I got the assortment pack and these little jars hold a lot of glitter! She's punched out with my key tag punch and popped up on the card front with dimensionals. The ribbon is PTI's Double Stitched Sweet Blush which is such a great color! Finally, I stamped the sentiment for SU's Upsy Daisy with Brilliance Moonlight White on the dp. It showed up better in rl and I just couldn't get it to show up any better in the pic. Eazy peazy lemon squeezey!

Thanks for visiting and bearing with me during my stamping drought :-) I'm thinking it's time to change my blog since summer is over but may hold out a few more weeks since we generally have our nice weather right now.
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